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Subantarctic Islands Expedition Cruise

Ship: Caledonian Sky  
Departure: Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Nights: 15 nights
Departs: Auckland
Returns: Milford Sound
One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
15
Nights
Days at Sea
5
Sea Days
Ports
11
Ports
Countries Visted
2
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Subantarctic Islands Expedition Cruise

    Ports of call

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    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Tuesday, December 21, 2021 Auckland, New Zealand 00:00 17:00
    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

    2 Wednesday, December 22, 2021 At Sea
    3 Thursday, December 23, 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

    4 Friday, December 24, 2021 Christchurch, New Zealand 08:00 17:00
    View of Christchurch, New Zealand

    Christchurch, in the Province of Canterbury, is the largest city of the South Island of New Zealand. It is located mid-way down the island's east coast just north of Banks Peninsula, on the edge of the Canterbury Plains. It is a vibrant, cosmopolitan place with exciting festivals, theatre, modern art galleries, great shopping and award-winning attractions. Christchurch was a planned settlement founded by English colonialists, and this rich English history is still apparent in the city's atmosphere. Read more about Christchurch, New Zealand

    5 Saturday, December 25, 2021 At Sea
    6 Sunday, December 26, 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

    7 Monday, December 27, 2021 At Sea
    8 Tuesday, December 28, 2021 Campbell Island, New Zealand 08:00 17:00
    View of Campbell Island, New Zealand

    Campbell Island lies 600 km due south of New Zealand, the most southerly of NZ’s subantarctic islands. This uninhabited UNESCO World Heritage site is surrounded by numerous stacks, rocks and islets. The island is mountainous, rising to 569 metres in the south. It lies on the Campbell Plateau, a submerged portion of the New Zealand continental landmass, and the largest portion of submarine continental crust in the world. Read more about Campbell Island, New Zealand

    9 Wednesday, December 29, 2021 At Sea
    10 Thursday, December 30, 2021 Macquarie Island, Australia 08:00 overnight
    View of Macquarie Island, Australia

    Macquarie Island is a sub-Antarctic island (54.5 deg.S) that is part of the state of Tasmania, Australia, located in the Southern Ocean. It lies 1500 km from Tasmania, and 1000 km from New Zealand. The island is rectangular, 32 km by 5 km, running N-S. The Australian Antarctic Division maintains a permanent base, the Macquarie Island Station, on the 130 m wide isthmus at the northern tip of the island at the foot of Wireless Hill. Read more about Macquarie Island, Australia

    11 Friday, December 31, 2021 Macquarie Island, Australia 00:00 overnight
    View of Macquarie Island, Australia

    Macquarie Island is a sub-Antarctic island (54.5 deg.S) that is part of the state of Tasmania, Australia, located in the Southern Ocean. It lies 1500 km from Tasmania, and 1000 km from New Zealand. The island is rectangular, 32 km by 5 km, running N-S. The Australian Antarctic Division maintains a permanent base, the Macquarie Island Station, on the 130 m wide isthmus at the northern tip of the island at the foot of Wireless Hill. Read more about Macquarie Island, Australia

    12 Saturday, January 1, 2022 At Sea
    13 Sunday, January 2, 2022 Auckland Islands, New Zealand 08:00 17:00

    The Auckland Islands, or Motu Maha, form an archipelago of the Antipodes Subantarctic Islands tundra ecoregion, and they lie 465 km from the South Island port of Bluff. From the early 19th C whalers and sealers set up temporary bases there, and explorers included Dumont D’Urville (giving name to a future Ponant Yacht Cruises explorer vessel) and James Ross. Intermittent efforts were made to permanently settle the islands. Today they have no permanent human inhabitants, though scientists visit regularly, and limited tourism on Enderby and Auckland Islands is allowed. Read more about Auckland Islands, New Zealand

    14 Monday, January 3, 2022 Snares Islands, New Zealand 08:00 17:00
    View of Snares Islands, New Zealand

    The Snares (named as shipping hazards) lie 100 km SW of New Zealand’s southernmost point on Stewart Island. The Snares Islands consist of the main North East Island, smaller Broughton Island, and a number of rocky stacks. The group is volcanic in origin, has a total land area of just two sq.km., and their highest point is 130m. North East Island is bounded by steep coastal cliffs. Read more about Snares Islands, New Zealand

    15 Tuesday, January 4, 2022 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

    15 Tuesday, January 4, 2022 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

    16 Wednesday, January 5, 2022 Milford Sound, New Zealand 08:00
    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

  • Ship

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    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.

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    Cruiseline: APT Ship: Caledonian Sky Departure: Tuesday, December 21, 2021 Nights: 15 nights Departs: Auckland Returns: Milford Sound

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