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New Zealand Expedition Cruise

Ship: Caledonian Sky  
Departure: Friday, December 10, 2021
Nights: 10 nights
Departs: Milford Sound
Returns: Auckland
One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
10
Nights
Days at Sea
1
Sea Days
Ports
12
Ports
Countries Visted
1
Countries
  • Itinerary

    New Zealand Expedition Cruise

    Ports of call

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    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Friday, December 10, 2021 Milford Sound, New Zealand 17:00
    View of Milford Sound, New Zealand

    Milford Sound is a stunningly beautiful fjord in the SW of New Zealand's South Island and lying within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Described by Rudyard Kipling as the 'eighth wonder of the world', it has been judged 'the world's top travel destination' in an international survey, and is acclaimed as New Zealand's most famous tourist destination. Milford Sound runs 15 km inland from the Tasman Sea and is surrounded by sheer rock faces, such as the Elephant and Lion Peaks that rise to 1200 m or more on either side. Lush rain forests cling precariously to these cliffs, and seals, penguins and dolphins frequent the waters, while whales are sometimes seen. Read more about Milford Sound, New Zealand

    2 Saturday, December 11, 2021 Dusky Sound, New Zealand 08:00 11:00
    View of Dusky Sound, New Zealand

    Dusky Sound is a fjord on the SW corner of New Zealand, in Fjordland National Park. In 1770 it was given its name by Captain Cook and his crew as that was the time of night when they found it. They encountered groups of shy Maoris, but nowadays the area is almost uninhabited. However, seal numbers have increased since the ban on seal hunting. Read more about Dusky Sound, New Zealand

    2 Saturday, December 11, 2021 Doubtful Sound, New Zealand 14:00 17:00
    View of Doubtful Sound, New Zealand

    Doubtful Sound, despite its name, is a very large and naturally imposing fjord in the far SW of New Zealand. It is located in the same region as the smaller but more famous and accessible Milford Sound, but it is three times longer, and has a surface area ten times larger. Often referred to as the 'Sound of Silence', Doubtful Sound is a tranquil, awe-inspiring destination known for its cascading waterfalls, looming mountains and rare marine life. Not surprisingly, it attracts photographers, adventurers and cruisers from all over the globe. Read more about Doubtful Sound, New Zealand

    3 Sunday, December 12, 2021 At Sea
    4 Monday, December 13, 2021 Stewart Island, New Zealand 08:00 17:00
    View of Stewart Island, New Zealand

    Stewart Island/Rakiura (pop. c. 380) is the third largest island of New Zealand and lies just 30 km S of the South Island, across Foveaux Strait from the port of Bluff. It was charted by Lt. Read more about Stewart Island, New Zealand

    5 Tuesday, December 14, 2021 Dunedin, New Zealand 08:00 17:00
    View of Dunedin, New Zealand

    Dunedin is the principal city of the Otago Region of New Zealand. It was founded in 1848 by Scottish migrants, and today the city still contains many Scottish relics, including a statue of the Scottish Bard Robbie Burns. Fine examples of working heritage include the Speight’s Brewery, the Gasworks Museum and the very popular Taieri Gorge Railway. Then there are the standout Victorian and Edwardian buildings like First Church and Dunedin Railway Station, as well as the stately homes such as Larnach Castle and Olveston. Read more about Dunedin, New Zealand

    6 Wednesday, December 15, 2021 Akaroa, New Zealand 08:00 17:00
    View of Akaroa, New Zealand

    Just 85 kilometres from the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, is the quaint and beautiful French village of Akaroa. It is situated within Akaroa Harbour in the heart of an ancient volcano that is now the circular Banks Peninsula. French settlers arrived in 1840 just a few days after the peninsula was claimed for Britain. The French settlers were granted land, and their heritage is preserved in the town with its colonial architecture, quaint shops, craft stores, and cafes where beautiful gardens invite visitors to relax and enjoy delightful refreshments. Read more about Akaroa, New Zealand

    7 Thursday, December 16, 2021 Kaikoura, New Zealand 08:00 17:00
    View of Kaikoura, New Zealand

    The seaside settlement of Kaikoura, situated midway between Christchurch and Picton on the rugged east coast of New Zealand's South Island, is overlooked by majestic mountains in the north reaching 2600m, which are snow-capped for many months of the year. Kaikoura is mostly settled on a peninsula that drops off sharply to the 3000 m deep Hikurangi Trench. The resulting upwelling currents bring an abundance of marine life that attracts whales, hence the town’s history as a whaling centre. This unique combination of ocean and mountains offers stunning coastal alpine scenery. Read more about Kaikoura, New Zealand

    8 Friday, December 17, 2021 Wellington, New Zealand 08:00 17:00
    View of Wellington, New Zealand

    Wellington, New Zealand's capital city, is situated on the SW tip of the North Island, and is set on the edge of a stunning harbour surrounded by rolling hills. As the political centre of New Zealand, it houses Parliamentary buildings as well as the bulk of foreign diplomatic missions. However, it is also renowned for its cafe-culture, as there are more cafes per capita than in New York City, and they rival the world’s top culinary destinations for flavour and variety. The city’s world-class film industry attracts many visitors who are taken by expert tour operators to locations of several famous movies (e.g. Read more about Wellington, New Zealand

    9 Saturday, December 18, 2021 Napier, New Zealand 08:00 17:00
    View of Napier, New Zealand

    Napier is a port city in Hawkes Bay on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It is known as the 'Art Deco' capital of the world because following the earthquake which almost levelled the city in 1931 the rapid rebuilding was strongly influenced by Art Deco architecture. The building style of clean simple lines and bas-relief decoration was not only at its height of popularity, it also suited the needs of the city. It is now maintained by the Art Deco Trust. Read more about Napier, New Zealand

    10 Sunday, December 19, 2021 Gisborne, New Zealand 08:00 17:00
    View of Gisborne, New Zealand

    The city of Gisborne is located at the north end of Poverty Bay in the east coast region of North Island, New Zealand. The Gisborne region has been settled by Maori tribes for over 700 years, where they built their fishing villages and hill forts. Here Captain Cook made his first landing in New Zealand with the Endeavour in 1769. European traders and whalers began to settle in the river and port area. Read more about Gisborne, New Zealand

    11 Monday, December 20, 2021 Rotorua (Tauranga), New Zealand 08:00 17:00
    View of Rotorua (Tauranga), New Zealand

    Rotorua (Tauranga) is a centre of tourism and a place of extraordinary natural beauty. It is a smallish city on the shores of a lake of the same name, in the crater of an ancient volcano in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. The entire area is thermally active, and the smell of sulphur, a 'rotten eggs’ smell that is never far, results in the nicknames 'Sulphur City' and 'Rottenrua'. The surrounding geothermal wonderland including 16 beautiful lakes and the lush green of the abundant native flora, soon causes one to get used to the odour. Read more about Rotorua (Tauranga), New Zealand

    12 Tuesday, December 21, 2021 Auckland, New Zealand 08:00
    View of Auckland, New Zealand

    The city centre of Auckland is perfect for shopping, discovering New Zealand arts, culture and challenging your adventure side. Wander through The New Zealand Maritime Museum or Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. Sky Tower is a must-do, where you can experience 360 degree views on the SkyWalk or go for it and attempt the SkyJump! View Auckland’s most iconic volcano! Read more about Auckland, New Zealand

  • Ship

    Caledonian Sky Overview

    Caledonian Sky

    The advantages of cruising on MS Caledonian Sky are numerous, from smaller group sizes on complimentary Zodiac excursions to no queuing when you disembark in port. Plus, MS Caledonian Sky ventures where huge passenger ships can’t, providing far greater potential for adventure.

  • Cabins

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    New Zealand Expedition Cruise

    Cruiseline: APT Ship: Caledonian Sky Departure: Friday, December 10, 2021 Nights: 10 nights Departs: Milford Sound Returns: Auckland

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