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Arno's Bear Cruises Australia & New Zealand Gay Bears Cruise 2018

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Gay Bears Cruise 2018

November 21 – December 1, 2018


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Radiance of the Seas

Radiance of the Seas

Ship Facts

Gross Tonnage: 90,090

Length: 962 feet

Beam: 106 feet

Draft: 28 feet

Cruising Speed: 25 knots

Guests: 2,143

Crew: 894

Staterooms: 1,072

Passenger Decks: 12

Ships Registry: Bahamas



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Australia & New Zealand Gay Bears Cruise 2018

10 nights from Sydney, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand

November 21 – December 1, 2018
Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas

Bears Australia & New Zealand Cruise 2018Isn’t it time you treated yourself to a dream holiday in wonderful Australia and New Zealand? Join like minded bears, cubs, chubs, chasers, their friends and families on Arno's Bears Australia & New Zealand gay group cruise. We set sail from gay friendly Sydney, Australia to beautiful New Zealand on Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas! Out-of-this-world scenery, thrilling culture and extraordinary attractions are just waiting to be discovered, creating the unforgettable memories of a lifetime.

From Sydney’s cool bars and restaurants and iconic Bondi Beach, or the region’s fascinating Aboriginal and Maori heritage to the breath-taking beauty of the fjords at Milford Sound & Auckland’s volcanic landscapes, you’ll be blown away by the exciting destinations and activities on offer. It’s your unmissable adventure down under.


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Miles of pristine beaches, an amazing array of wildlife and the laidback Aussie way of life make Australia the perfect place to unwind. Relax beachside and watch surfers practice a treasured national past time. Or grab a surfboard and join in. Venture into the outback for close encounters with kangaroos and wombat sightings. Discover aboriginal culture and explore a vibrant history steeped in British influence.


New Zealand Gay Bears Cruise


In New Zealand, there's no telling what kind of endemic wildlife you'll run into. More penguin species live here than anywhere else on Earth! And of course there's the elusive kiwi, one of New Zealand's treasured flightless birds. Aside from the animals, you'll be charmed by the Maori heritage – another point of pride in New Zealand. Plus, there's the amazing set of Hobbiton to explore in the countryside.


Australia & New Zealand Gay Bears Cruise on Radiance of the Seas


Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas

See the world like never before onboard Radiance of the Seas, where the sun streams in through acres of glass that offer the best sea views around. And with fantastic activities, amazing entertainment and delectable dining to be enjoyed, you'll be pinching yourself every day of your holiday (It’s not a dream – we promise!)

With a host of exciting activities to choose from onboard Radiance of the Seas, the hardest part is deciding what to do first! Our spacious, comfortable accommodation is designed around you, so no matter where in the world you are, you'll feel like you've come home.

When it comes to dining, you're spoilt for choice onboard Radiance of the Seas, with a variety of sensational restaurants serving cuisine from around the globe.


Radiance of the Seas atrium


The Radiance of the Seas, one of the faster cruise ships in the Royal Caribbean line, is outfitted to be spectacular to the eye, with glass elevators that offer an ocean view, a 10-story glass Centrum, and amazing staterooms - many of which have balconies! Add to this all of the onboard fun there is to be had, along with the best service that you can always count on, and the Radiance of the Seas is the ideal place to take your next cruise vacation!


Radiance of the Seas solarium


Activities on Radiance of the Seas
Expect the best on board the Radiance of the Seas! With a rock climbing wall, a huge gym, basketball and volleyball courts, and a day spa, the list of things to do is only going to get larger! Head over to the pool and relax in the sun, or wander around the ship and take in the breathtaking ocean views! There's an African safari-themed Solarium for you to enjoy, as well! Bingo, shuffleboard, and other organized activities abound. There's even an indoor/outdoor country club with a golf simulator!


Radiance of the Seas restaurant


Dining / Food on Radiance of the Seas
The Radiance of the Seas has amazing food! Your taste buds will delight in all of the different delicious options. The regular dining options feature your favorite foods, and much more! Don't forget, there is 24-hour room service that offers the full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, too! If you'd like something a little different, head over to the Portofino Italian Restaurant, the Chops Grill, or the Seaview Café. If you like coffee, there's even a specialty coffee house that has Seattle's Best Coffee - it's called Latté-tudes! The options are endless!


Radiance of the Seas theater


Entertainment on Radiance of the Seas
Once the sun goes down, your day is far from over on the Radiance of the Seas! Get ready for a show, and see a live Broadway performance or listen to live jazz music! Attend a themed party, or a parade! There are lots of bars and lounges with unique themes in each of them for you to enjoy - so grab some friends and have some cocktails! There's also the Colony Club, which is a British-themed colonial-style lounge complete with pool tables that level themselves to match the motion of the ocean! Head out to the nightclub and dance to the great music, or try your luck at the Casino Royale, the onboard casino! The Radiance of the Seas will entertain you all day and all night long!


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 21 Nov Sydney, Australia    4:30 PM
 22 Nov A Day at Sea!    
 23 Nov A Day at Sea!    
 24 Nov Milford Sound, New Zealand 8:30 9:30
 24 Nov Doubtful Sound, New Zealand 1 AM 2 PM
 24 Nov Dusky Sound, New Zealand 4 PM 5 PM
 25 Nov Dunedin, New Zealand 8 AM 5 PM
 26 Nov Akaroa, New Zealand 8 AM 5 PM
 27 Nov Picton, New Zealand 8 AM 5 PM
 28 Nov Napier, New Zealand 8 AM 5 PM
 29 Nov A Day at Sea!    
 30 Nov Tauranga, New Zealand 8:30 AM 7:30 PM
 01 Dec Auckland, New Zealand 6:30 AM  

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Day 1 - Sydney, Australia
Australia Bears Cruise from SydneyTake in spectacular views from the Sydney Tower’s outdoor platform, the Skywalk. Visit the iconic Sydney Opera House for a behind-the-scenes tour, climb the Harbour Bridge or people watch at Bondi Beach. Sample the fabulous restaurants at Circular Quay or Darling Harbour or hit the shops at the Queen Victoria Building or the Westfield and Pitt Street malls. Enjoy art, culture and outdoor adventures too in this vibrant city. We will have a host hotel in Sydney before the cruise so you can enjoy the city and do some sightseeing before we board the ship and cruise to NZ.


Days 2, 3 & 9 - A Day at Sea!
Gay bears cruise - day at seaSit back, kick off your shoes and put your feet up during our 'at sea' days, where you can chill in the bar, lounge by the pool or enjoy a relaxing beauty treatment in the spa. For simple pleasures, why not try a game of table tennis? Or if you’re feeling energetic, now’s the chance to explore all the amazing activities the ship has to offer, from spectacular, West-End-style entertainment to adrenalin-charged sports.


Day 4 - Milford Sound, New Zealand
New Zealand gay bears cruise - Milford SoundBe blown away by the awe-inspiring splendour of Milford Sound, in the Fiordland National Park on South Island. The stunning scenery of this tranquil fjord boasts cascading waterfalls, towering wooded cliffs and deep, mysterious waters – perfect for exploring by helicopter, boat or kayak. Hike along the famous Milford Track or be enchanted by the fascinating underwater world at the Milford Underwater Observatory.


Day 4 - Doubtful Sound, New Zealand
Bears New Zealand cruise - Doubtful SoundBe blown away by the remote wilderness and stunning beauty of Doubtful Sound, the second largest fjord in New Zealand’s Fjordland National Park. See towering peaks reflected in the mirrored waters and spot hidden inlets as they emerge into view. Look out for bottlenose dolphins and fur seals or the rare Fiordland Crested Penguin in this unusual ecosystem, a mix of fresh and saltwater.


Day 4 - Dusky Sound, New Zealand
New Zealand gay bears cruise - Dusky SoundBe wow’ed by the awe-inspiring beauty of remote and unspoilt Dusky Sound, on the south west corner of New Zealand in Fiordland National Park. Dusky Sound, with its impressive cliffs and thundering waterfalls, was discovered by Captain Cook in 1773 after his crossing of the Southern Ocean. Look out for Fiordland Penguins and other sea and bird life and be blown away by the silence and splendour of this amazing place.


Day 5 - Dunedin, New Zealand
New Zealand gay bears cruise - DunedinWalk the Dunedin Street Art Trail in this culture-friendly city on South Island. Cycle or take a tour round beautiful Otago Harbour or explore the city’s Scottish-inspired Victorian and Edwardian architecture by bike. See the magnificent Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin Prison or the gothic-style First Church of Otago. Take high tea in imposing Larnach Castle and discover the lovely gardens and views.


Day 6 - Akaroa, New Zealand
New Zealand Bears cruise - AkaroaExplore the stunning mountain and coastal scenery around Akaroa by road, rail or thrilling jet boat. See where Lord of the Rings was filmed or meet the sheep dogs at a lovely countryside sheep station. Discover Akaroa’s fascinating heritage in the Okains Bay Maori and Colonial Museum or see seals, little penguins, sea birds and dolphins on a sea kayaking or boat trip around Akaroa’s beautiful bays.


Day 7 - Picton, New Zealand
New Zealand Bears cruise - PictonExplore the historic Edwin Fox in picturesque Picton, a ship that once carried Florence Nightingale to the Crimea, convicts to Australia and settlers to New Zealand. Embrace the great outdoors on a walking or cycling tour along the Queen Charlotte Track, with its stunning views of Marlborough Sound. See spectacular scenery on a boating, kayaking, scuba diving or fishing trip or sample delicious Marlborough wines.


Day 8 - Napier, New Zealand
Bears gay New Zealand cruise - NapierRide in a Maori war canoe, raft down rushing waters or watch sheepdogs at work in lovely Napier on North Island. Walk around the amazing art deco architecture, built after an earthquake in the 1930s. See the gannet colonies at Cape Kidnappers or take a tasting tour of the vineyards of Hawke’s Bay. Every February Napier holds a stylish Art Deco weekend of all things 1930s, including vintage cars, fashion and music.


Day 10 - Tauranga, New Zealand
Bears gay New Zealand cruise - TaurangaWalk in the steps of hobbits in the setting for the Lord of the Rings films or enjoy an educational tour of a kiwi farm. Experience the thrill of white water rafting on the Kaituna River or visit Hell’s Gate geothermal park to see its erupting waters and steaming holes or to take a mud bath and sulphur spa. In nearby Rotorua you can discover Maori culture and crafts or enjoy the wildlife and scenic countryside of Rainbow Springs.


Day 11 - Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand bears cruise - AucklandTake in the jaw-dropping views from the Harbour Bridge or the 1076ft Sky Tower. Discover Auckland’s stunning landscapes, shaped by 48 volcanoes. Explore the rainforest on an eco-tour, see the Waitomo Caves with their stalactites and glowworms, marvel at Rotorua's bubbling mud pools and geysers, or enjoy sailing, diving and island hopping around the superb coastline. There will be a hotel set up in Auckland if you want to explore this beautiful part of our world some more. Details will be out when we get closer to the sail date.



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Guests: 2,143 • Gross Tonnage: 90,090 • Length: 962' • Beam: 106' • Draft: 28' • Cruising Speed: 25 knots

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Australia & New Zealand Gay Bears Cruise 2018 Rates
Category Description
Per Person
Interior Stateroom Radiance of the Seas Inside Stateroom This standard stateroom offers two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed, a private bath and all the amenities of standard staterooms. Stateroom: 162 sq. ft.
Ocean View Stateroom Radiance of the Seas Ocean View Stateroom These standard staterooms offer a gorgeous view, Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed and a private bathroom. Beds. Stateroom: 164 sq. ft. $ 1,679
Balcony Stateroom Radiance of the Seas Balcony Stateroom Enjoy the amenities of a private stateroom that offers you a balcony with spectacular views and more. Two twin beds that convert to a Royal king bed. Stateroom: 167 sq. ft. Balcony: 27 sq. ft.
Junior Suite Radiance of the Seas Junior Suite These suites offer a comfortable bedroom, small sitting area and a private balcony. Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed One double sofa bed. Stateroom: 299 sq. ft. Balcony: 66 sq. ft.
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All prices are per person, occupancy selected, and include all meals, accommodations and entertainment!

Taxes of $216.26pp, gratuities of $ 135pp and optional insurance are additional.

First deposit of $600 per person is required upon booking. Full payment is due August 1, 2018

Optional shore excursions will be offered.

Prices are cruise only and DO NOT INCLUDE return airfare! Please ask for airfare add-ons back to your home city.

Fares are subject to availability and may change without prior notice.

Also included are the traditional Arno's Bear Cruise activities, subject to minimum participation. To enjoy Arno's Group functions and excursions you must reserve room with us.

If you cancel 90 days before departure: $150; 89-57 days: $550; 56-29 days: 60% of total price; 28-15 days: 85% of total. Less than 14 days: 100% of total. Costs are applied to total (incl. Taxes).

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