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Auckland to Papeete

ISLANDS OF THE PACIFIC | 30 Nights | Departs Jan 6, 2015

 

Dunedin, New Zealand

Ports:

Jan, 6

-Auckland, New Zealand

Jan, 7

-Tauranga, New Zealand

Jan, 8

-Napier, New Zealand

Jan, 9

-Picton, New Zealand

Jan, 10

-Akaroa, New Zealand

Jan, 11

-Timaru, New Zealand

Jan, 12

-Dunedin, New Zealand

Jan, 13

-Cruise Milford Sound

Jan, 14

-Cruise the Tasman Sea

Jan, 15

-Cruise the Tasman Sea

Jan, 16

-Hobart, Tasmania

Jan, 17

-Cruise the Bass Strait

Jan, 18

-Melbourne, Australia

Jan, 19

-Cruise the Coast of Australia

Jan, 20

-Sydney, Australia

Jan, 21

-Cruise the Coast of Australia

Jan, 22

-Brisbane, Australia

Jan, 23

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Jan, 24

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Jan, 25

-Champagne Bay (Espiritu Santo), Vanuatu

Jan, 26

-Port Vila, Vanuatu

Jan, 27

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Jan, 28

-Lautoka, Fiji

Jan, 29

-Suva, Fiji

Jan, 30

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Jan, 31

-Date Line Going East, International Waters

-Apia, Western Samoa

-Pago Pago, Samoa

Feb, 1

-Cruise the Samoan Basin

Feb, 2

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Feb, 3

-Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Feb, 4

-Papeete, Tahiti

Dunedin, New Zealand-port

This charming city lies at the head of a fiord-like inlet and is surrounded by seven hills. In the early days, Dunedin was the largest and wealthiest city in the country, thanks mainly to the gold fields. It has been responsible for many firsts: the first to have gaslight, water mains, hydro power and steam trams. Discover the rugged, beautiful Otago Peninsula, filled with geological wonders, and gaze in awe at the great albatross with its ten-foot wingspan. Keep an eye out for fur seals on the rocks and perhaps some yellow-eyed penguins. Visit Larnach Castle, a historic 19th-century property surrounded by gardens and splendid views. It is often said that Dunedin is the most perfectly preserved Victorian City anywhere. Explore historic Dunedin with its splendid Victorian and Edwardian stone buildings. Look for delightful local crafts, artwork, wool and leather items among the souvenirs. Enjoy a wide variety of cuisines as well as lamb and seafood.

 

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
  • The Taieri Gorge Railway Experience
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity RequiredRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Highlights of Dunedin
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Dunedin Peninsula - Wildlife & Larnach Castle
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal
  • Otago Harbor Wildlife Cruise
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Nature's Wonders Wildlife Safari
    Light Activity /Walking
  • The Taieri Gorge Railway Experience

    Light Activity /Walking Minimal Activity RequiredRegent ChoiceMeal
    Duration: 5 1/2 hours
    Tour Code: dud-001
    Price:

    $149.00

    Disembarking the ship, your train awaits you at the pier where you'll begin a journey that is sure to be a highlight of your visit to New Zealand. Welcomed aboard by the friendly crew, you'll be offered a glass of either sparkling white wine or fruit juice as you settle in for an amazing excursion into areas only accessible by train.

    Upon leaving the port area, you'll first travel alongside beautiful Otago Harbor before turning inland to traverse suburban Dunedin. Leaving the city behind, your train will first pass through the fertile farmland of the Taieri plains before climbing into the Taieri River Gorge. Famous for its sheer cliff faces and dramatic ravines that frame the paradoxically tranquil Taieri River, the kaleidoscope of spectacular scenery that unfolds before you is quite simply, breathtaking. The railroad itself is a true marvel, having been built by early pioneers through some of New Zealand's most rugged terrain; its very existence is considered by many to be a remarkable feat. From your vantage point aboard the train, you'll get an up-close look at the intricate work of the skilled railway gangs, stonemasons and engineers who carved the high bridges and produced the labyrinth of latticework that supports the soaring viaducts that comprise this historic train route.

    As you relax and enjoy the magnificent landscape passing by, you will be served both a morning tea and a snack aboard the train. During the course of your journey, the train will wind its way through the gorge, passing one unspoiled panorama after another while navigating through rock tunnels and crossing dramatic bridges suspended high above the river below. Several stops will be made along the route for you to capture some photos that will surely become memorable keepsakes.

    Returning to the city, the tour concludes at the Dunedin Railway Station, a superb example of Victorian architecture.

    Please note: Comfortable clothing and a light raincoat are recommended. The order of the sites visited may vary. This tour does not operate with a separate guide, but rather with a driver/guide.

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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