Cruise to the Land Down Under

Aerial view of the Viking Sun below the Harbour Bridge and next to the Opera House, Sydney, Australia. (photos given with permission by Viking)

Karen Lyons

Are Australia and New Zealand on your bucket list of trips? Join fellow Road Runners Jan. 16-30, 2024, on a Viking cruise to the Land Down Under! Enjoy the 15-day cruise on the Viking Orion, visiting two countries and nine ports. Gain deep insight into the native and European cultures of Australia and New Zealand. Hear about Sydney’s and Hobart’s penal past from a descendant of Australia’s first settlers. Admire the art deco glories of Napier, the Victorian treasures of Dunedin, and the fragrant English gardens of Christchurch and Wellington. Enjoy the earthy sounds of the didgeridoo and the thrilling dances of the Maori.

Pre and post extensions are available in Sydney and Auckland. Ports include Sydney, Hobart, Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga, and Auckland. This 15-day cruise includes one complimentary shore excursion in all nine ports. All onboard meals highlighting regional specialties; beer, wine, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; Wi-Fi; and port taxes and fees.

Verandas start at $7,374 per person, double occupancy. A $500 deposit per person is all that is needed to reserve your cabin on this once-in-a-lifetime cruise.

Visit our website,, for more information or contact Brandt Travel at or 703-715-2910.