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See New Zealand & the South Pacific from a new perspective

Voyages to the South Pacific and New Zealand bring to mind awe-inspiring landscapes, fascinating Melanesian and Maori culture, and an abundance of unique wildlife. With over 7,000km of New Zealand’s coastline to be explored, you will sail into sheltered sounds and glacial fiords, walk forested trails to spot birdlife, and experience the history, food and wine of the wonderful East Coast.

For the first time, Coral Geographer will explore New Zealand’s coast, and journey to the remote Subantarctic Islands of Snares, Auckland, Campbell, Antipodes and Bounty. These islands, World-Heritage protected, take us back in time to destinations where humans have had little impact. Here, we will wonder through colourful and otherworldly megaherb pastures, see the mysterious albatross and myriads of other rare birdlife, and wander shorelines home to sea lions. Journey far from the ordinary on these small ship voyages.

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Our New Zealand & South Pacific Cruises:

Battlefields & Beaches | Honiara - Port Vila | 13 Nights

Islands of the South Pacific

Onboard Coral Geographer, this voyage reveals the remote coral atolls and beaches of the idyllic Melanesia region, with time to explore the wrecks and remnants of the war in the Pacific theatre, and expert guides on hand to discuss the various battle sites, historical significance, and strategies.

> Departs 30 November 2021
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New Zealand’s East Coast | Auckland - Milford Sound | 12 Nights

New Release: Explore over 7,000km of New Zealand’s spectacular coastline while experiencing vibrant Maori culture and discovering wildlife species in their natural habitats. From Auckland, this voyage takes you to the pastoral wine country of Hawke’s Bay which gives way to the wild coastlines of the South Island, where our journey continues to the deep and quiet fiords of Murihiku – Southland. Explore Dusky Sound and Doubtful Sound in Fiordland, and enjoy a New Year’s Eve feast on board as the sun sets over the Sounds.

> Departs 27 December 2021
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Expedition to the Albatross Latitudes | Milford - Wellington | 14 Nights

New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Coral Expeditions

New Release: Journey into the wilds of New Zealand’s Southern Ocean from the deep and quiet fiords of Murihiku – Southland – to the mysterious and protected wildlife reserves of the subantarctic Campbell and Auckland Islands. Aboard Coral Geographer, discover why these islands are part of New Zealand’s Subantarctic UNESCO World Heritage site. Each wilderness experience is guided by our knowledgeable expedition team, as you spot rare birds, hike through wonderful fields of megaherbs and encounter numerous species of extraordinary albatross. Spend time on Chatham Islands, meeting the locals and learning of the remarkable history of the Moriori people, surrounded by one of the most remote communities on earth

> Departs 8 January 2022
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South Coast to Fiordland | Wellington - Milford Sound | 8 Nights

New Zealand Fiordland Coral Expeditions

New Release: Over 8 nights onboard Coral Geographer, discover the captivating coastline of New Zealand’s South Island as we make our way to the deep and quiet fiords of Murihiku – Southland. Explore Queen Charlotte sound & the famous Queen Charlotte Track. Discover the unique character of east coast towns, from the French-influenced Akaroa to Dunedin’s Scottish heritage and Kaikoura’s seaside village charm. Encounter many species of endemic birds and marine wildlife, including the Fiordland crested penguin, Yellow-eyed penguin, little penguin and New Zealand fur seal in Southland, the Sperm Whale in Kaikoura, and the dusky dolphin and Hector’s dolphin at Akaroa.

> Departs 23 January 2022
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