Maori Culture & Polynesian Paradise

29 January - 27 February 2018

Duration

29 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from Peru

Ports

10 Ports

29-30 January

Setting sail from Lima (Callao)

Peru's underrated capital enjoys a fine setting on the Pacific coast, and the handsome colonial-era buildings surrounding the Plaza de Armas give clues to Lima's distinguished history. For three centuries this was the capital of the Spanish Americas, when the city grew rich on the back of plundered Inca gold. Modern Lima can be a little hectic, the roads often clogged with traffic, but the historic centre has an undeniable charm to it, and in recent years a clutch of innovative restaurants have helped to put Peruvian cuisine on the map.

Don't miss

The pre-Columbian citadel of Pachacamac is a must see, just a few miles from the city and a key Inca site.

31 January

Peru: Paracas

1-5 February

At sea

6 February

Chile: Hanga Roa (Easter Island)

7-8 February

At sea

9 February

Pitcairn Islands: Pitcairn Island

10-12 February

At sea

13 February

French Polynesia: Papeete

14 February

French Polynesia: Bora Bora

15 February

At sea

16 February

Cook Islands: Rarotonga

17-21 February

At sea

22 February

New Zealand: Auckland

23 February

New Zealand: Bay of Islands

24-26 February

At sea

27 February

Arriving in Sydney

One or our favourite cities in the world, we love pretty much everything about Sydney. Offering outdoor living at its best, the city is known for the excellent beaches but offers so much more, including a thriving and varied food scene inspired by Asian and European flavours. Walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens and admire the amazing views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House from Mrs Macquarie's Chair, enjoy the cafés and bars in The Rocks district, walk across the top of the Harbour Bridge (or enjoy the easier option of a view from the top of one of the stone towers) or just relax on the beach.

Our tip

Rather than go to Bondi, take a local ferry from Circular Quay (an attraction in itself) to the relaxed northern beaches for a (slightly) less crowded experience.

The Ship

Your home from home

Black Watch jacuzzi in Naeroyfjord
Black Watch lido lounge
Black Watch tennis courts

Black Watch is a cosy, intimate ship offering traditional British style cruising and personal, warm and friendly atmosphere.

What we love

Fred. Olsen offer a huge variety of sailings, many of which are excellent no fly cruise itineraries departing from a number of different regional UK ports. This comfortable ship has a British style with inviting public areas.

Capacity 807 Guests
Crew 350 International Staff
Style Traditional British cruising with an informal, friendly and unpretentious atmosphere.
Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues
  • Tea and coffee throughout the day
  • All onboard entertainment
  • Unlimited use of the Fitness Centre
More about Black Watch

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Country Club Lima Hotel

Where to stay in Lima

We like the Country Club Lima Hotel for a bit of colonial style.

Nazca Lines, Peru

See more of Peru

Travel south from Lima to Nazca to see the extraordinary Nazca Lines – well worth the journey, and stay on at the beach if you have time to spare.

Park Hyatt Sydney

Our favourite hotel in Sydney

So many to choose from, but we love the Park Hyatt – make sure you upgrade to a room with a view.

Jamison Valley, Blue Mountains

Around Sydney

The Blue Mountains is a beautiful area of hikes, waterfalls and unusual rock formations, and a place to learn about the Aboriginal dreamtime.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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Mundy Office Wells Steet, W1T 3PP