Celebrity’s Mercury will set sail for new waters in 2007. For the first time, a Celebrity ship will cruise Down Under. Between December 2007 and March 2008, the Mercury will journey between Auckland, New Zealand, and Sydney, Australia, on six 14-night itineraries. Ports-of-call include Auckland, Tauranga, Napier, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound, and Milford Sound, New Zealand;and Hobart (Tasmania), Melbourne, Newcastle, and Sydney, Australia.
Prior to reaching Australia, the Mercury will also make Celebrity’s first ever calls in Papeete, Tahiti; and Moorea and Bora Bora, French Polynesia.
The flights from the U.S. to Australia and New Zealand are quite long, but the trip is worth it. If you want to join Celebrity on its newest itineraries, be sure to save some vacation time for a pre- or post-cruise land stay.