New Zealand | November 2021 – May 2022
Bay of Islands
These are summertime voyages to the Bay of Islands: Where you’ll discover uninhabited sanctuary islands, watch dolphins at play, visit fascinating historic places and enjoy superb cuisine, served with endless sea views. You will discover perfect beaches, untouched native forests and fabulous walks. In terms of New Zealand’s history this region is the birthplace of our nation.
These are incredible voyages through the New Zealand Fiordland National Park. With like-minded travellers, we share a world class scenery seldom visited that will often take your breath away. All the while enjoying fine gourmet dinners under the stars, the discovery of stunning beauty while paddling a kayak on the fiords, wander unexplored foreshores or simply relax on deck enjoying cocktails as you take in these outstanding world heritage site surroundings inside Fiordland.
Fiordland and Stewart Island
Join Island Escape Cruises on this voyage taking you to the most remote and untouched part of the Fiordland World Heritage park. Enjoy the view of the steep majestic fjords carved out by glaciers over thousands of years as we slowly make our way into the very bottom of them. Watch the waterfalls cascading from the mountains and into the fiords and the lively wildlife both in the air and under water.
We visit Stewart Island (Rakiura) another undiscovered tourist destination. It´s densely forested hills, many beautiful bays and golden beaches creates picturesque landscape. Stewart Island is a haven for brown kiwi which outnumber the humans on the island and are active day and night. Blue penguins and the rare yellow-eyed penguins waddle among the rocks.
The Southern Fiords offer a selection of some of the worlds’ most stunning scenery. Their history envelopes greats like Captain James Cook and his crew who have left behind remarkable landmarks for us to follow on our cruising through this amazing seascape. Our ship was designed for these waters and the crew will explain in detail the wonders of this Fiordland National Park. Venture ashore to explore places where few have explored before you, while returning afterwards to the comfort and luxury of your ship, Island Escape.
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