New Zealand Island Discovery

16 January - 4 February 2018

Duration

19 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from New Zealand

Ports

19 Ports

16 January

Setting sail from Queenstown

17 January

New Zealand: Milford Sound

18-20 January

New Zealand: Fiordland National Park

21 January

New Zealand: Ulva Island

21 January

New Zealand: Stewart Island

22 January

New Zealand: Dunedin

23 January

New Zealand: Akaroa

24 January

New Zealand: Kaikoura

25 January

New Zealand: Wellington

26 January

New Zealand: Napier

27 January

New Zealand: White Island

28 January

New Zealand: Tauranga

29 January

New Zealand: Auckland

30 January

New Zealand: Bay of Islands

31 January

At sea

1 February

New Zealand: New Plymouth

2 February

New Zealand: Abel Tasman National Park

2-3 February

New Zealand: Nelson, Ships Cove

4 February

Arriving in Lyttelton (Christchurch)

A garden city where punts glide down the Avon River, you'd be forgiven for thinking you were still in the UK when arriving into Christchurch, New Zealand's most English of cities. A gateway to the country's famously scenic South Island, its peaceful parks and quiet streets still show signs on the earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 as the recovery continues. Lyttelton is just over 7 miles away; originally established as a landing point for Christchurch-bound seafarers, it serves the same purpose for visitors today.

Our tip

Stroll through the beautiful Botanic Gardens, founded in 1893. Home to a huge variety of exotic and local plants, it’s an exceptionally pleasant area of the city.

The Ship

Your home from home

Caledonian Sky at sea
Suite on Caledonian Sky
Caledonian Sky sundeck

One of Noble Caledonia’s flagships, Caledonian Sky is more akin to a country hotel than a big cruise ship.

What we love

Formerly known as the Hebridean Spirit, the MS Caledonian Sky has exceptionally spacious suites with a traditional feel created by the wooden panelling and brass features. The grand yet comfortable Lounge and Restaurant contrast with the modern furnishings on the Sun Deck but all combine to make a wonderful home from home on a usually in-depth and fascinating itinerary.

Capacity 114 Guests
Staff 75 International Staff
Style An informal and congenial atmosphere on board is driven by the communal spirit of shared exploration.
Inclusions
  • All meals including wine, beer and soft drinks
  • Afternoon tea
  • Tea and coffee available 24 hours
  • Expedition briefings and lectures
  • Sightseeing and excursions
  • Gratuities
Year built 1992
Last refurbished 2012
Tonnage 4,200 grt
Length 267 feet
Breadth 50 feet
More about Caledonian Sky

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Diamond Harbour Lodge, Lyttelton

Where to stay near Christchurch

In New Zealand it’s all about great B&Bs, so go for the lovely Diamond Harbour Lodge.

Queenstown bungee jumping, New Zealand

Make the most of the South Island

From dolphin spotting to bungee jumping, New Zealand’s South Island has so much on offer that we recommend you spend as much time there as you can.

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