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NBFF at Sea

NBFF is proud to partner with Celebrity Cruises for the third year to bring the 2019 NBFF at Sea, setting sail to the South Pacific this December.


In 2019, Costco Travel is proud to introduce the third annual Newport Beach Film Festival at Sea, exclusively for Costco Members. Join festival CEO and President of the Orange County Film Society Gregg Schwenk and a team of movie producers/directors for Q&A sessions and screenings of feature films, short series and documentaries, presented on evenings and sea days throughout the cruise. On your vacation you'll also be immersed in cosmopolitan cities from Sydney to Auckland and natural wonders from the Great Barrier Reef to Milford Sound. This is a region of beautiful beaches, majestic fjords, fine wine, friendly people, and exotic wildlife. And with its opposite seasons, it’s the perfect place for those from the Northern Hemisphere to escape winter.


  • Member Exclusive: Costco Cash Card with every Celebrity sailing†
  • Season of Savings Classic Beverage Package for two±
  • Welcome aboard hosted reception**
  • Private, four-course luncheon**
  • Private film screenings**
  • Two selected shipboard tours**
  • Wine tasting seminar**
  • Martini tasting seminar**
  • Executive Members earn an annual 2% Reward on Costco Travel purchases.



Day Port of Call Arrival Departure
1 Auckland -- 06:00 PM
2 Bay of Islands/New Zealand 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
3 Tauranga 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
4 Cruising -- --
5 Wellington/New Zealand 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
6 Akaroa Harbour 08:00 AM 07:00 PM
7 Dunedin 07:30 AM 05:00 PM
8 Dusky Sound 08:00 AM 09:00 AM
8 Doubtful Sound 11:30 AM 12:30 PM
8 Milford Sound 05:00 PM 06:00 PM
9 Cruising -- --
10 Cruising -- --
11 Hobart 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
12 Cruising -- --
13 Sydney/Australia 06:30 AM --