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Papeete to Auckland

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

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Auckland, New Zealand

Ports:

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

Auckland, New Zealand-port

Auckland, “The City Of Sails”, is spread over a narrow isthmus between the sparkling waters of the Waitemata and Manukau Harbours on New Zealand’s North Island. It earns its sobriquet from having more boats per capita than any other city in the world. The first settlers here were the Maori, and are still a vibrant component of its cosmopolitan population. Auckland offers the visitor all the amenities of a world-class city. Browse the shops of Queen Street or the Parnell area with its galleries and boutiques in quaintly restored Victorian buildings. For a magnificent panorama of the city travel to Mount Eden, the city’s highest point, or visit the Skytower for loftier views. Minutes from downtown you can relax on a black sand beach, or explore the America’s Cup Yachting Village. Further afield there are the spectacular pine-clad Waitakere Mountains, the amazing Waitomo Glowworm Caves and the verdant vineyards of Kumeu River Wines.

 

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 240 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.

  • 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
  • A Taste of Auckland
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Auckland City Sights
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Waitomo Glowworm Grotto
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • A Taste of Auckland

    Light Activity /Walking
    Duration: 4 1/4 hours
    Tour Code: akl-001

    New Zealand is rapidly emerging as a quality producer of wine, especially its fine Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc varieties. Settled by Yugoslavian immigrants early last century, the West Auckland region is considered to be New Zealand's oldest established wine-producing area.

    From the port you'll drive to West Auckland along the Western Motorway.

    Visit Kumeu River Wines, established in 1944. Upon arrival, you'll be met by a member of the Brajkovich family and given a brief history of the vineyard. You'll then be taken on a tour of the winery and shown how the wine is produced. This is followed by a sampling of some of the current vintages, and accompanied by a selection of New Zealand cheeses crackers and biscuits.

    Next visit Bees Online Honey Centre, a contemporary, purpose-built honey experience where you will be given the complete honey experience from petal to palette. A tasting highlight is the fresh fruit platter served with special honey syrup - a formulation of Manuka honey with vanilla and citrus overtones. There will be time to shop in their excellent gift store before departing.

    Then visit Hallertau, which is fast making a name for itself with its excellent range of handcrafted beers, as well as delicious fruit wines. Sample several of their award-winning beers such as their Irish Red Beer and American Pale Ale. Some delicious snacks will accompany the beers.

    You'll then return to Auckland via the scenic upper Waitemata Harbor Road, through Riverhead and Albany and across the Auckland Harbor Bridge.

    Please note: Guests must be at least 21 years of age to participate in tastings of alcoholic beverages.

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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