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Papeete to Auckland

SOUTH PACIFIC DISCOVERY | 18 Nights | Departs Dec 18, 2014

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Bay of Islands, New Zealand


Dec, 18

-Papeete, Tahiti

Dec, 19

-Moorea, French Polynesia

Dec, 20

-Raiatea, French Polynesia

Dec, 21

-Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Dec, 22

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Dec, 23

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Dec, 24

-Pago Pago, Samoa

Dec, 25

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Dec, 26

-Date Line Going West, International Waters

Dec, 27

-Suva, Fiji

Dec, 28

-Lautoka, Fiji

Dec, 29

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Dec, 30

-Champagne Bay (Espiritu Santo), Vanuatu

Dec, 31

-Port Vila, Vanuatu

Jan, 1

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Jan, 2

-Norfolk Island, Australia

Jan, 3

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Jan, 4

-Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Jan, 5

-Tauranga, New Zealand

Jan, 6

-Auckland, New Zealand

Bay of Islands, New Zealand-port

The "Bay of Islands" was how Captain Cook described this area two centuries ago and the simplicity of his name masks the diversity of its charms. The Bay of Islands is the finest Maritime Park in the country with 144 islands, secluded bays and abundance of marine life. It is one of the most popular fishing, sailing and tourist destinations in the country, and has been renowned internationally for its big-game fishing since author Zane Grey publicized it in the 1930s.


Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Chartered Cruise to Cape Brett - Hole in the Rock
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Kayaking On Waitangi Estuary
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Kerikeri and Waitangi Highlights
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Glow Worm Cave & Puketi Kauri Forest
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Relaxing Lunch Cruise to Historic Russell
    Seated TourMeal
  • Waka Taia-Mai Exploration
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Chartered Cruise to Cape Brett - Hole In

    Seated Tour Regent Choice
    Duration: 3 hours
    Tour Code: bay-001


    Explore the lovely inlets in the Bay of Islands during this scenic cruise aboard a touring catamaran.

    Depart the pier aboard a catamaran for the cruise to the Bay of Islands. One of New Zealand's most beautiful marine areas, the Bay of Islands was made famous by English explorer James Cook and writer Zane Grey. As you journey through big-game fishing waters en route to the Cape Brett Lighthouse, you will be able to see beautiful Motukokako Island and the famous Hole-in-the-Rock from the catamaran's comfortable indoor and outdoor viewing decks. Next, you will proceed for the highlight of the tour, a trip to see the majestic Grand Cathedral Cave.

    On the return voyage, some time will be spent meandering among the peaceful beauty of the inner islands, where you may see schools of dolphins and other marine life. Along the way, your captain will provide you with informative commentary about the area's history and marine life.

    Please note: Seeing the entrance way to Grand Cathedral Cave cannot be guaranteed due to weather and sea conditions, although every effort will be made. Sightings of marine life are not guaranteed.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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