16 Night Cruise sailing from Auckland roundtrip aboard Seabourn Encore.
Seabourn Encore is as strikingly beautiful and as excitingly innovative as any Seabourn has ever debuted. It will crown a fleet that is already the newest, most modern and most acclaimed in the ultra-luxury segment. Modeled on the award-winning trio of ships introduced with Seabourn Odyssey in 2009, Seabourn Encore represents another welcome stage in the evolution of small-ship cruising, which Seabourn pioneered and has consistently expanded and enriched.
Highlights of this Cruise:
Auckland is located on the north island of New Zealand, situated between two magnificent harbours, the Waitemata and the Manukau. It is the largest city in NZ and is often referred to as the ‘City of Sails’ due to the large number of yachts which travel in its waters.
Auckland city has a great range of shops including designer boutiques, markets and stalls. It is also home to many fine galleries and museums including the Auckland Museum and the Auckland City Art Gallery. Restaurants in the waterfront suburbs such as Mission Bay or St Heliers and the inner city specialise in local seafood delicacies. There are also a number of attractive public gardens and reserves surrounding the city.
The large Polynesian population in Auckalnd include Maori, Samoan, Cook Island and Tongan people whom all contribute to the city's vibrant culture. Local markets and churches in particular provide an insight to the local cultures.
Port Chalmers is the main port of the city of Dunedin, New Zealand. Although it has been a suburb since local body reorganisation in the 1980s, it is still regarded by most people throughout Dunedin as a separate town. Port Chalmers lies ten kilometres inside Otago Harbour, some 15 kilometres northeast from Dunedin's city centre.
Dunedin is the second-largest city on the south island of New Zealand. It is built in a natural harbour on a relatively small area of flat land, and is surrounded by steep hillsides. Some of its streets are very steep; Baldwin Street is claimed to be the steepest in the world.
Dunedin is known for its Victorian and Edwardian architecture; notable buildings include First Church and Larnach Castle. Other attractions include the famous Captain Cook Tavern, the local Speight's brewery and the Cadbury factory.
Akaroa is a charming historic fishing village on Banks Peninsula in the Canterbury region of the South Island of New Zealand. It is 82 kilometers by road from Christchurch. Set on a beautiful, sheltered harbor and overlooked by craggy volcanic hills, Akaroa is a popular resort town.
Many Hector's Dolphins may be found in the harbor, and 'swim with the dolphins' boat tours are a major tourist attraction. Other popular activities include harbor cruises, seal and penguin colony tours, walking, water sports and sailing.
Napier is a city in Hawkes Bay, on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. The city is famed for its Art Deco architecture which resulted from rebuilding after an earthquake in 1931. It is also known for its locally produced wines and café scene.
Tauranga is the largest city of the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. It is located at the head of a large harbour which extends along the western Bay of Plenty. It is one of the major resort cities in New Zealand, famous for its beautiful beaches and is popular destination with retirees.
Tauranga has much to offer visitors, including excursions to Mayor and Motiti Islands, fishing trips (for big game and small) and scenic flights. The golden sands of nearby Mount Maunganui's magnificent ocean beach are popular with swimmers, sailors and surfers. Nearby is Wairoa River which is renowned for its canoeing and white water rafting. Dolphin watching cruises on the Bay of Plenty are also popular.
Information on this Web Site has been obtained from the Cruise Companies represented. However, the cruise industry is constantly changing and should be used as a guide only. We are unable to take responsibility for incorrect information and you must confirm all details at the time of booking.
|06/01||Auckland, New Zealand||11:00 PM|
|07/01||Waiheke Island, New Zealand||08:00 AM||05:00 PM|
|08/01||Russell, New Zealand||08:00 AM||05:00 PM|
|10/01||Kingston, Norfolk Island||07:00 AM||03:00 PM|
|13/01||Milford Sound, New Zealand||07:00 AM||01:00 PM|
|14/01||Oban, Halfmoon Bay,Stewart Island NZ||10:00 AM||06:00 PM|
|15/01||Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand||08:00 AM||06:00 PM|
|16/01||Christchurch (Akaroa), New Zealand||08:00 AM||07:00 PM|
|17/01||Kaikoura, New Zealand||08:00 AM||05:00 PM|
|18/01||Wellington, New Zealand||08:00 AM||06:00 PM|
|19/01||Napier, New Zealand||10:00 AM||08:00 PM|
|20/01||Gisborne, New Zealand||07:00 AM||02:00 PM|
|21/01||Tauranga, New Zealand||07:00 AM||06:00 PM|
|22/01||Auckland, New Zealand||07:00 AM|
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