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New Zealand in Depth
13 Mar - 25 Mar
12 Nights
10 Ports
Swan Hellenic

New Zealand in Depth

13 March - 25 March 2022
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

12 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

10 Ports

13 March

Setting sail from Dunedin

It's an odd concept - Edinburgh, but on New Zealand's South Island. Visitors are amazed by the extraordinary Victorian and Edwardian buildings dating back to the gold rush, which bring to mind the city's Scottish roots - not least when the sound of the pipes echoes through the streets. Of course the region was inhabited by Māori long prior to the European arrival, so a rich history abounds. Meanwhile outside the city, the extraordinary natural beauty and wildlife of the Otago peninsula are on hand, home to New Zealand fur seals, Hooker's sea lions, yellow-eyed penguins, and the only mainland royal albatross colony in the world.

Our tip

Rail buffs will love the Taieri Gorge railway, the perfect way to see the fantastic scenery.

14 March

United Kingdom: Oban

15 March

At sea

16 March

New Zealand: Doubtful Sound

17 March

At sea

18 March

New Zealand: Akaroa

19 March

New Zealand: Kaikoura

20-21 March

New Zealand: Marlborough Sounds

22 March

New Zealand: Napier

23 March

New Zealand: Gisborne

24 March

New Zealand: Tauranga

25 March

Arriving in Auckland

Auckland offers a buzzing waterfront and a vibrant arts scene, and provides a fascinating introduction to New Zealand's proud cultural heritage. The centre is home to excellent shopping and a number of fantastic restaurants, while the north of the city has a distinctly more laid-back vibe, and to the west is the city's oldest wine region.

Don't miss

It’s not all about the city; there is stunning natural beauty within easy reach, including black sand beaches, islands and extinct volcanic cones.

The Ship

Your home from home

Swan Hellenic - SH Minerva in Antarctica
Swan Hellenic - SH Minerva - Sauna
Swan Hellenic - SH Minerva - Balcony Cabin

SH Minerva & SH Vega are stylish and contemporary expedition vessels that reinvent the Swan Hellenic of old.

What we love

SH Minerva & SH Vega carry just 152 guests to destinations including Antarctica, the Arctic, the Russian Far East, Europe, Indonesia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. The Scandi chic interiors are flooded with natural light, while thoughtfully designed public areas are geared towards wildlife viewing and enjoying spectacular polar scenery. The main Swan Restaurant hosts breakfast, lunch and dinner, complemented by the Club Lounge for casual dining and drinks, while other facilities include a photography lab, sauna and base camp-style mudroom.

Capacity 152 Guests
Crew 120 Staff
Style Relaxed and refined

Inclusions

  • All meals
  • Selected alcoholic drinks
  • Tea, coffee and soft drinks
  • WiFi
  • One night pre-cruise hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • Shore excursions (Antarctica, Arctic and Russian Far East)
  • Branded parka and hire of rubber boots (Antarctica, Arctic and Russian Far East)
  • Airport transfers
  • Lecture programme
  • Gratuities and taxes
More about SH Minerva

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Pen-y-bryn Lodge, near Dunedin, New Zealand

Our favourite hotel near Dunedin

Up the coast at Oamaru, the charming Pen-y-bryn Lodge is a heritage homestead - and perfectly placed to visit the blue penguins!

Curio Bay, New Zealand

Explore the South Island

Visit the Catlins Coastal Rain Forest and Curio Bay – next stop Antarctica!

The Langham Auckland

Where to stay in Auckland

There are some great luxury lodges within easy reach of the city. In the city itself we like the Langham.

Kayaking in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Around Auckland

About 3 hours north of the city is the Bay of Islands, an area of pristine islands and turquoise water as well as small towns of historic and cultural interest.

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New Zealand in Depth

13 March - 25 March 2022
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

12 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

10 Ports

Ship

SH Minerva of Swan Hellenic

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Why Mundy?

Who we are

Mundy Adventures is the intrepid little brother of Mundy Cruising plc, the UK's very first cruise specialist, and one of the leading companies in its field.
Edwina Lonsdale
Sharon Trigg
Hayley Meades
Cathy Ellis - Cruise Consultant, Mundy Cruising
Helen Fensom
Matthew Lonsdale

We specialise in travel by ship and have been doing so for over 50 years. By providing expert, personal service, insightful ideas and fascinating add-ons we aim to make your adventure holiday truly unique and special.

We're happy to do all of that on the telephone. But, if you prefer to chat face to face, then why not visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street - we'd be delighted to see you.

Mundy office, Wells Street, London