NEW ZEALAND FJORDS & TASMANIA

March 8 – March 24, 2021

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COLOR, CULTURE & CUISINE

IN TASMANIA

Whether whale watching off the coast of Kaikoura or people watching along the bustling boulevards of Melbourne, you’re assured an abundance of memorable sights on this expedition through Tasmania, Victoria and New Zealand. Windswept bird islands lined with mountain peaks are an adventurist’s delight, where tropical parakeets and parrots fly about the forest canopy and penguins mingle with sea lions on the beaches. On Stewart Island, explore the sparkling bays and lush forests on invigorating hikes, and marvel at the “Sound of Silence” as you transit Doubtful Sound in the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park.

Charismatic cosmopolitan vibes can be found in Dunedin, Lyttelton and Melbourne, where striking architecture punctuates lovely avenues brimming with feasts for all the senses – from world-class seafood to endless views of the coastline and beyond.

Cruise Dates

March 8 – March 24, 2021

16 NIGHTS

Christchurch (Lyttelton)
> Melbourne

Fares From

£13,691

PER PERSON | Fares expire 6/30/2019

DESTINATION

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Royal Albatross Center
  • Kaikoura Lavender Farm
  • Milford Sound Observatory
  • Larnach Castle
  • Astronomers’ Point
  • Furneaux Museum
  • Koala Conservation Center
  • Captain Cook Landing

Fares From

£13,691

PER PERSON

Fares expire 6/30/2019

Itinerary

Day 01 - Christchurch (Lyttelton), New Zealand

EMBARK – PM

DEPART – 10 PM

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Christchurch (Lyttelton), New Zealand

The historic port of Lyttelton serves as the gateway to Christchurch, the largest city on New Zealand’s South Island. Traditionally considered the most English of New Zealand’s cities, there is much to explore in vibrant Christchurch, from its neo-Gothic stone buildings and beautiful botanical gardens, to its picturesque Avon River lined by graceful willows. Further afar, the Canterbury Plains, snow-capped Southern Alps and numerous rivers beckon with their enchanting beauty and wildlife.

Day 02 - Kaikoura, New Zealand

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

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Kaikoura, New Zealand

Tucked between the majestic Kaikoura Mountains and the glistening Pacific Ocean, this picture-postcard town on New Zealand’s South Island is renowned for marine life encounters, beach walks and diving into plates of crayfish. The town takes its name from the Maori words “kai,” meaning food, and “koura,” meaning crayfish. Bird and whale watching are popular activities. Dolphins and seals frequent its welcoming bay.

Day 03-04 - Dunedin, New Zealand

ARRIVE – NOON

DEPART – EVENING

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Dunedin, New Zealand

The charismatic city of Dunedin lies in southeastern New Zealand, at the head of Otago Harbor on South Island. Its name means Edinburgh in Gaelic and to this day it has retained enduring reminders of its Scottish roots. Adorning the streets of Dunedin is a wealth of Victorian and Edwardian buildings, richly festooned with spires, gables and gargoyles. The rolling hills, pristine beaches and secluded bays of the adjacent Otago Peninsula are home to albatrosses, sea lions and yellow-eyed penguins.

Day 05 - Stewart Island, New Zealand

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

Stewart Island, New Zealand

Stewart Island sits at the southern tip of New Zealand’s South Island, just south of the Foveaux Strait. This mostly undiscovered eco-tourism gem is home to golden beaches, sparkling bays and lushly forested hills, providing the perfect setting for nature hikes and wildlife sightings. Across from Golden Bay sits Ulva Island, an unspoiled haven for birds — and bird watchers — where colorful parakeets and parrots fly about the forest canopy. Kiwis, wekas, saddlebacks and yellowheads also call this sanctuary home.

Day 06 - Milford & Doubtful Sound, New Zealand

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – AFTERNOON

Cruising Milford Sound, New Zealand

Majestic peaks reaching toward the sky and white-plumed waterfalls cascading down forested cliffs into pristine waters make Milford Sound the undisputed jewel of New Zealand’s World Heritage-listed Fiordland National Park. Not surprisingly, the Maori believed the sound was carved by a divine stonemason. Its spectacular beauty is complemented by an abundance of amazing wildlife, including dolphins, seals and penguins.

ARRIVE – AFTERNOON

DEPART – OVERNIGHT

Cruising Doubtful Sound, New Zealand

A secluded waterway nestled within New Zealand’s World Heritage-listed Fiordland National Park, Doubtful Sound is known as the “Sound of Silence.” Long, winding and steeped in majestic serenity, it’s the perfect setting for unforgettable scenic cruising. At nearly 1,400 feet deep, it is the deepest of the park’s channels. Several impressive waterfalls can be spotted here, along with bottlenose dolphins, New Zealand fur seals and Fiordland crested penguins.

Day 07 - Doubtful & Dusky Sound, New Zealand

ARRIVE – OVERNIGHT

DEPART – AFTERNOON

Doubtful Sound, New Zealand

A secluded waterway nestled within New Zealand’s World Heritage-listed Fiordland National Park, Doubtful Sound is known as the “Sound of Silence.” Long, winding and steeped in majestic serenity, it’s the perfect setting for unforgettable scenic cruising. At nearly 1,400 feet deep, it is the deepest of the park’s channels. Several impressive waterfalls can be spotted here, along with bottlenose dolphins, New Zealand fur seals and Fiordland crested penguins.

ARRIVE – AFTERNOON

DEPART – EVENING

Cruising Dusky Sound, New Zealand

In the 18th century, on his second expedition, British navigator James Cook spent several weeks exploring Dusky Sound. It’s one of the largest fjords in New Zealand’s World Heritage-listed Fiordland National Park. A number of large islands lie within its waters, while cascading waterfalls dot its steep, forested cliffs. Dolphins, whales, seals and an array of seabirds, including penguins, are often sighted in this wonderland of nature.

Day 08 - Bluff, New Zealand

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

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BLUFF, NEW ZEALAND

The historic town of Bluff is situated in Southland, on the scenic southern coastal tip of New Zealand’s South Island. Dominated by Bluff Hill, an extinct volcanic cone, the windswept port is renowned for its annual oyster festival. Home to the Bluff Maritime Museum, the town claims to be the oldest European settlement in New Zealand. Roughly 20 miles north, in Invercargill, are two impressive private motoring museums, Bill Richardson Transport World and Classic Motorcycle Mecca.

Day 09-10 - Cruising the South Pacific

Day At Sea

Days at sea are an indulgent invitation to take full advantage of Crystal Endeavor’s luxurious amenities and services, from pampering interludes at the Crystal Life Spa & Salon or invigorating work-outs in the state-of-the-art fitness center to wine tastings, culinary presentations, lectures on art and history, or even a date with Lady Luck at the Resorts World at Sea Casino. Of course, the real thrill remains the opportunity for wildlife sightings with our Expedition Team keeping an eye out for nature’s wonders in addition to leading enriching presentations and conversational lectures unique to each destination.

Day 11 - Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

ARRIVE – MORNING

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Situated between Mount Wellington and the Derwent River, Hobart is recognized as one of the world’s most beautiful harbor cities – as well as an Antarctic gateway. History adds picturesque charm to this Tasmanian capital, for there are no less than 90 buildings with National Trust classification. At Salamanca Place and Battery Point, relics of the last century’s whaling days can still be seen.

Day 12 - Hobart, Tasmania, & Port Arthur, Australia

DEPART – MORNING

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Situated between Mount Wellington – Kunanyi to local Aboriginal people – and the Derwent River, Hobart is recognized as one of the world’s most beautiful harbor cities – as well as an Antarctic gateway. History adds picturesque charm to this Tasmanian capital, for there are no less than 90 buildings with National Trust classification.

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – AFTERNOON

Port Arthur, Australia

Many Australian destinations are scenic. Many reflect Australia’s connection to England. Still others reveal Australia’s history in crime and punishment. Some, like Port Arthur do all three—especially the last—in spades. Today, the UNESCO-listed Port Arthur Historic Site is beautiful, despite its role as a convict stronghold. Honey-hued in its sandstone construction and elegant in its ruined state, the prison sits positioned on the water, looking like a chateau, or a castle, or a fortress.

Day 13 - Maria Island & Wineglass Bay, Tasmania, Australia

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – AFTERNOON

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Maria Island, Tasmania, Australia

Set within the turquoise waters of the Tasman Sea, Maria Island hosts an idyllic national park and jaw-dropping painted cliffs. The mountainous island, formerly a penal colony, became known as Tasmania’s Noah’s Ark in the 1960s when it welcomed a number of imperiled Australian species needing protection. More than 125 bird species are found here, including emus and endangered swift parrots and forty-spotted pardalotes. Its diverse wildlife also includes bare-nosed wombats, eastern grey kangaroos, red-necked wallabies and ring-tailed possums.

ARRIVE – EVENING

DEPART – EVENING

Wineglass Bay, Tasmania, Australia

One of the world’s most breathtaking beaches, secluded Wineglass Bay, sits on Freysinet Peninsula on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia. Its azure waters and crescent-shaped, dazzling white sands are fringed by forested granite peaks. The bay is a gateway to beautiful Freycinet National Park. This haven for hikers, swimmers and snorkelers pleases nature lovers with an abundance of varied wildlife, including wallabies, brown falcons, white-bellied sea eagles and more.

Day 14 - Flinders Island, Tasmania, Australia

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

Flinders Island, Tasmania, Australia

Natural treasures abound at Australia’s Flinders Island. Located in the sparkling clear waters of the Coral Sea, the collection of tiny cays, atolls and lagoons are perfect for snorkeling and diving. Their amazing coral gardens teem with life, from tiny sea slugs and green turtles to tiger sharks and stingrays. During the sea’s low tide, the cays offer a convenient rest stop for a variety of seabirds.

Day 15 - King Island, Tasmania, Australia

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

King Island, Tasmania, Australia

Located in the middle of the Bass Strait off the northwest coast of Tasmania, surrounded by a rugged coastline, King Island – or “KI” as the locals call it – enjoys a reputation as home to fabulously fresh seafood as well as some of the world’s cleanest air. Great nature walks reveal the island’s famously good produce, culture and unique wildlife, including the elusive platypus and rare orange-billed parrots. Kite surfers, wave riders and scuba divers the world over are drawn here to play.

Day 16 - Phillip Island & Melbourne, Australia

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

Phillip Island, Australia

Australia’s Phillip Island sits in shimmering blue waters just south of Melbourne in the Bass Strait. Its smorgasbord of cafés, restaurants, wineries, and shops is complemented by water sports, Grand Prix motorcycle racing, and an array of nature-focused attractions. Among the best spots for wildlife sightings is the Koala Conservation Center, where raised boardwalks let you come face to face with the cuddly creatures dozing in their treetop homes. Wallabies and possums live here too.

ARRIVE – LATE NIGHT

DEPART – OVERNIGHT

Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria. It maintains an air of old-world grace and refined dignity with spacious tree-lined boulevards and expansive parks. The prosperous lifestyle of its people is both cosmopolitan and sophisticated. Quaint trams rumble through the downtown area past verdant gardens and impressive high-rises, in a city that has never lost its endearing charm. The heritage of more than 100 different cultures has contributed to Melbourne’s richly international character. This diverse ethnic mix is exemplified by its range of 15,000 dining venues which offer more than 50 different kinds of cuisine. Melbourne’s sightseeing is as diverse as it is composition and beckons for your discovery.

Disembark - Melbourne, Australia

ARRIVE – AM

DISEMBARK – AM

Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria. It maintains an air of old-world grace and refined dignity with spacious tree-lined boulevards and expansive parks. The prosperous lifestyle of its people is both cosmopolitan and sophisticated. Quaint trams rumble through the downtown area past verdant gardens and impressive high-rises, in a city that has never lost its endearing charm. The heritage of more than 100 different cultures has contributed to Melbourne’s richly international character. This diverse ethnic mix is exemplified by its range of 15,000 dining venues which offer more than 50 different kinds of cuisine. Melbourne’s sightseeing is as diverse as it is composition and beckons for your discovery.

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CRYSTAL ENDEAVOR™

At 20,000 tons, the all-suite Crystal Endeavor is the world’s largest and most spacious luxury expedition yacht, equally boasting some of the largest, most spacious suites in all of expedition cruising.

Pricing Per Suite Category

Book by June 30, 2019 for best available fares.

EXPEDITION SUITE

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EXPEDITION SUITE

Interior: 1,290 sq. ft. (119.8 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 735 sq. ft. (68.3 sq. m.)

OWNER'S SUITE

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OWNER’S SUITE

Interior: 1,130 sq. ft. (105 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 737 sq. ft. (63.5 sq. m.)

EXPEDITION PENTHOUSE

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EXPEDITION PENTHOUSE

Interior: 985 sq. ft. (91.5 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 683.5 sq. ft. (63.5 sq. m.)

PENTHOUSE SUITE

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PENTHOUSE SUITES

Interior: 457 sq. ft. (42.5 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 77.5 sq. ft. (7.2 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S7

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DELUXE SUITES S7

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S6

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DELUXE SUITES S6

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S5

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DELUXE SUITES S5

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S4

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DELUXE SUITES S4

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S3

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DELUXE SUITES S3

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S2

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DELUXE SUITES S2

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S1

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DELUXE SUITES S1

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

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CRYSTAL ENDEAVOR™

At 20,000 tons, the all-suite Crystal Endeavor is the world’s largest and most spacious luxury expedition yacht, equally boasting some of the largest, most spacious suites in all of expedition cruising.

Fares are available to residents of the UK & Eire only, in UK pounds sterling based on double occupancy for the first two full-fare guests in stateroom or suite, include all promotional savings, and also include taxes, fees, and port charges, which vary by departure. Available on new bookings when booked by June 30, 2019.

Each Crystal Endeavor itinerary balances days at sea with scheduled ports of call, and is intentionally designed to be flexible, allowing the Captain and his team of experts to incorporate unplanned “expedition days” when favorable weather conditions invite the opportunity for uncommon discovery. The Expedition Team will maintain a keen eye so that if an opportunity arises, is permitted and conditions allow, the Captain will attempt to position the vessel accordingly. The order of expedition calls/stops and/or itineraries may change due to weather/sea conditions or permit specifications. At all times, itineraries and ports of call are subject to the Captain’s sole discretion. Zodiac use and/or landings, wildlife sightings and wilderness highlights on any itinerary cannot be guaranteed. Kindly note that children under the age of 6 are not permitted aboard the Zodiacs. Use of submersible, complimentary marina equipment and helicopter is based on each destination’s local rules and regulations and in the sole discretion of the Captain.