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MV Orion; Antarctic cruise from Dunedin

Antarctic Cruise from Dunedin, New Zealand

If you dream of doing something completely out of the ordinary for your next holiday, look no further!  How does an Antarctic Cruise from Dunedin, New Zealand sound to you?  To be completely accurate, Antarctica expedition cruises from New Zealand goes as far as the sub-Antarctic island of Macquarie, but this is still further south than most people will ever venture in their lives!  In addition to the wonderful island of Macquarie, you will also get to see some of the most awe-inspiring natural beauty that New Zealand has to offer, while cruising in 5 star luxury.  To give you an idea of just how special this excursion is, just ponder about the following:  only 500 people per year are permitted to visit New Zealand’s sub-Antarctic islands and only 1000 per year get to see Australia’s Macquarie island!  You can be one of these lucky individual when you choose an Antarctica cruise from New Zealand.

Cruises to Antarctica from New Zealand 

Only one!  This is no ordinary cruise, and you need a specially equipped expedition ship to undertake this cruise of a lifetime.  Your cruise ship, MV Orion, is a purpose built smaller ship, designed and built to reach destinations that are totally inaccessible to regular cruise ships.  She has an ice-strengthened hull, the latest technology and all of this is wrapped up in 5-star elegance and luxury.  On this Antarctica cruise from New Zealand, you will be one of only 126 passengers, and 75 crew members. Expect all the luxuries you deserve, like a gym, internet, entertainment and excellent food and wines.  You will also be educated and amazed in the lecture theatre by the Expedition team and various guest speakers.

New Zealand Antarctic Cruise Itinerary

The departure port for your Antarctic expedition cruise is Dunedin, where you board at the city wharf. From here you will cruise overnight to amazing Milford Sound and then on to Dusky and Doubtful Sounds.  From here you cruise to Stewart Island where you have a good chance of seeing the illusive Kiwi (the bird!).  Orion can anchor in the shallow waters far beyond the reach of regular cruise vessels, to give you the ultimate fjord adventure.  From here your Antarctic cruises from New Zealand takes you to Snares Islands, the Auckland Islands, Campbell Island and finally Macquarie Island where you anchor overnight before the return cruise north to Christchurch.  These amazing 14 night Antarctica trips from New Zealand will give you the opportunity to get really close to nature; see thousands of penguins, elephant seal and even perhaps the almost-extinct Albatross.  Book now for the adventure of a lifetime – only one cruise per year… don’t miss it!

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