NEW ZEALAND BEYOND BOUNDARIES

February 19 – March 8, 2021

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Wild Wonderlands

Of The Sub-Antarctic

Between the gateway cities of Hobart and Lyttelton lie remote islands that thousands of seabird species call home. The Auckland Islands, UNESCO-listed Antipodes and Macquarie Island and other tiny land masses of the Sub-Antarctic are havens for albatross, parakeets, crested and rockhopper penguins and hundreds of other species – and the nature lovers who study them.

Many of the islands are uninhabited by humans, save for a few research scientists, but have intrigued explorers and hunters throughout history. On hikes and other explorations, you may see some of the resident seal population along the shoreside tall grasses, which has regenerated since the days of fur trade in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Keep your binoculars and camera ready for one breathtaking sight after another.

Cruise Dates

February 19 – March 8, 2021

17 NIGHTS

Hobart > Christchurch (Lyttelton)

Fares From

$18,499

PER PERSON | Fares expire 4/30/2019

DESTINATION

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sub-Antarctic Islands
  • Dusky Sound
  • Milford Sound
  • Doubtful Sound
  • Pyramid Rock
  • Mangere Island
  • South East Island
  • Zodiac Expeditions

Fares From

$18,499

PER PERSON

Fares expire 4/30/2019

Itinerary

Day 01 - Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

EMBARK – PM

DEPART – 10 PM

HOBART, TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA

Situated between Mount Wellington – Kunanyi to local Aboriginal people – and the Derwent River, Hobart is recognized as one of the world’s most beautiful harbor cities – as well as an Antarctic gateway. History adds picturesque charm to this Tasmanian capital, for there are no less than 90 buildings with National Trust classification.

Day 02-03 - Cruising the Tasman Sea

DAY AT SEA

Days at sea are an indulgent invitation to take full advantage of Crystal Endeavor’s luxurious amenities and services, from pampering interludes at the Crystal Life Spa & Salon or invigorating work-outs in the state-of-the-art fitness center to wine tastings, culinary presentations, lectures on art and history, or even a date with Lady Luck at the Resorts World at Sea Casino. Of course, the real thrill remains the opportunity for wildlife sightings with our Expedition Team keeping an eye out for nature’s wonders in addition to leading enriching presentations and conversational lectures unique to each destination.

Day 04 - CRUISING MILFORD, DOUBTFUL & DUSKY SOUND, NEW ZEALAND

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – MORNING

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Cruising Milford Sound

Majestic peaks reaching toward the sky and white-plumed waterfalls cascading down forested cliffs into pristine waters make Milford Sound the undisputed jewel of New Zealand’s World Heritage-listed Fiordland National Park. Not surprisingly, the Maori believed the sound was carved by a divine stonemason. Its spectacular beauty is complemented by an abundance of amazing wildlife, including dolphins, seals and penguins.

ARRIVE – AFTERNOON

DEPART – AFTERNOON

Cruising Doubtful Sound

A secluded waterway nestled within New Zealand’s World Heritage-listed Fiordland National Park, Doubtful Sound is known as the “Sound of Silence.” Long, winding and steeped in majestic serenity, it’s the perfect setting for unforgettable scenic cruising. At nearly 1,400 feet deep, it is the deepest of the park’s channels. Several impressive waterfalls can be spotted here, along with bottlenose dolphins, New Zealand fur seals and Fiordland crested penguins.

ARRIVE – EVENING

DEPART – EVENING

Cruising Dusky Sound

In the 18th century, on his second expedition, British navigator James Cook spent several weeks exploring Dusky Sound. It’s one of the largest fjords in New Zealand’s World Heritage-listed Fiordland National Park. A number of large islands lie within its waters, while cascading waterfalls dot its steep, forested cliffs. Dolphins, whales, seals and an array of seabirds, including penguins, are often sighted in this wonderland of nature.

Day 05 - BLUFF AND STEAWARD ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

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Bluff, New Zealand

The historic town of Bluff is situated in Southland, on the scenic southern coastal tip of New Zealand’s South Island. Dominated by Bluff Hill, an extinct volcanic cone, the windswept port is renowned for its annual oyster festival. Home to the Bluff Maritime Museum, the town claims to be the oldest European settlement in New Zealand. Roughly 20 miles north, in Invercargill, are two impressive private motoring museums, Bill Richardson Transport World and Classic Motorcycle Mecca.

ARRIVE – EVENING

DEPART – OVERNIGHT

Stewart Island, New Zealand

Stewart Island sits at the southern tip of New Zealand’s South Island, just south of the Foveaux Strait. This mostly undiscovered eco-tourism gem is home to golden beaches, sparkling bays and lushly forested hills, providing the perfect setting for nature hikes and wildlife sightings. Across from Golden Bay sits Ulva Island, an unspoiled haven for birds — and bird watchers — where colorful parakeets and parrots fly about the forest canopy. Kiwis, wekas, saddlebacks and yellowheads also call this sanctuary home.

Day 06 - Stewart Island, New Zealand

ARRIVE – OVERNIGHT

DEPART – EVENING

Stewart Island, New Zealand

Stewart Island sits at the southern tip of New Zealand’s South Island, just south of the Foveaux Strait. This mostly undiscovered eco-tourism gem is home to golden beaches, sparkling bays and lushly forested hills, providing the perfect setting for nature hikes and wildlife sightings. Across from Golden Bay sits Ulva Island, an unspoiled haven for birds — and bird watchers — where colorful parakeets and parrots fly about the forest canopy. Kiwis, wekas, saddlebacks and yellowheads also call this sanctuary home.

Day 07 - Snares Island, New Zealand

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

Snares Island, New Zealand

No landings are permitted to protect this truly unique site, however, crystal clear water and beautiful coastline are ideal for exploration by Zodiac. Keep watch for Snares crested penguins, endemic to the Snares Islands, as they put on a great display heading to and from their nesting sites up and down the steep cliff face. Majestic Buller’s Albatross wheel back and forth from their nests high on the cliff tops.

Day 08 - ENDERBY ISLAND AND CARNLEY HARBOR, AUCKLAND ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – AFTERNOON

Enderby Island, Auckland Islands, New Zealand

Soaring giants – southern royal albatross, with their three-yard wingspan – create canopies over this Subantarctic isle. They are among a slew of distinct wildlife that make their home in this predator-free environment, which also includes native breeds of slate gray and blue rabbits, what is considered the world’s rarest cattle breed, yellow-eyed penguins and sea lions. Explore this wildlife lover’s paradise, framed in steep cliffs and lush green grasses along the rocky beach playgrounds.

ARRIVE – AFTERNOON

DEPART – EVENING

Carnley Harbor, Auckland Islands, New Zealand

This “harbor” is formed from the drowned crater of an extinct volcano in New Zealand’s subantarctic Auckland Islands. Though uninhabited, Carnley Harbor did play host in the mid-1860’s to a group of shipwrecked castaways from the schooner Grafton. During their 18-month stay, the stranded sailors survived on the north shores of the island, which affords access to the more rugged western side – and all lived to tell their tales.

Day 09-10 - Macquarie Island, Australia

ARRIVE – AFTERNOON

DEPART – EVENING

Macquarie Island, Australia

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, tiny Macquarie Island is the exposed crest of an undersea ridge sitting in the subantarctic waters of the southwest Pacific, midway between New Zealand and Antarctica. This pristine snippet of Tasmanian land is a nature lover’s dream, brimming with penguins, seals, and an array of seabirds. The island hosts a scientific research station, and is the only place on the planet where rocks from the Earth’s mantle are being actively exposed above sea level.

Day 11-12 - Campbell Island, New Zealand

ARRIVE – AFTERNOON

DEPART – LATE NIGHT

Campbell Island, New Zealand

Every year, scientists and weather experts vie for the chance to among the only residents of this uninhabited island. Visitors quickly learn why, as this southernmost isle of New Zealand is situated in the heart of the weather path for the entire country and rich with marine life, seabirds and penguins and lush flora that creates an ethereal atmosphere for outdoor explorers. If you’re truly lucky you might spot a Campbell Island teal, once thought to be extinct but slowly reemerging on the island.

Day 13 - Cruising the South Pacific

DAY AT SEA

Days at sea are an indulgent invitation to take full advantage of Crystal Endeavor’s luxurious amenities and services, from pampering interludes at the Crystal Life Spa & Salon or invigorating work-outs in the state-of-the-art fitness center to wine tastings, culinary presentations, lectures on art and history, or even a date with Lady Luck at the Resorts World at Sea Casino. Of course, the real thrill remains the opportunity for wildlife sightings with our Expedition Team keeping an eye out for nature’s wonders in addition to leading enriching presentations and conversational lectures unique to each destination.

Day 14 - ANTIPODES ISLANDS AND BOUNTY ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – AFTERNOON

Antipodes Islands, New Zealand

Thousands of albatross and tropical parakeets mingle with crested and rockhopper penguins and southern elephant seals who call these remote isles home, but the human population is officially zero, as no landings are allowed. The volcanic UNESCO-listed island group are some of the region’s least accessible and visited destinations – protected conservation areas whose steep cliffs and rocky reefs give way to lush forests rich with color and wildlife.

ARRIVE – EVENING

DEPART – LATE NIGHT

Bounty Islands, New Zealand

These 13 windswept slabs of granite far southeast of New Zealand were dismissed as navigational hazards by 18th century explorers but were later coveted for their massive fur seal population by 19th century hunters. What was once a decimated population of the native animals has revived to 20,000 strong, joining thousands of penguins and Antarctic seabirds here. Passing by this natural wonderland, look for the hundreds of species who make their home along the protected shores.

Day 15-16 - Chatham Islands, New Zealand

ARRIVE – AFTERNOON

DEPART – EVENING

Chatham Islands, New Zealand

Visitors to the smallest designated region of New Zealand can embrace the pace of life here, which is slow and serene. What may take one’s breath away is the wildly diverse landscape of beauty, from rolling hills of peat moss and cliffs crowned with forests to miles of golden sandy beaches and the impressive Te Whanga Lagoon. The remoteness remote location simultaneously limits the number of visitors who can reach the islands and powerfully entices those who crave the calm.

Day 17 - Cruising the South Pacific

DAY AT SEA

Days at sea are an indulgent invitation to take full advantage of Crystal Endeavor’s luxurious amenities and services, from pampering interludes at the Crystal Life Spa & Salon or invigorating work-outs in the state-of-the-art fitness center to wine tastings, culinary presentations, lectures on art and history, or even a date with Lady Luck at the Resorts World at Sea Casino. Of course, the real thrill remains the opportunity for wildlife sightings with our Expedition Team keeping an eye out for nature’s wonders in addition to leading enriching presentations and conversational lectures unique to each destination.

Disembark - Christchurch/Lyttelton, New Zealand

ARRIVE – 8:00 AM

DISEMBARK – AM

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CHRISTCHURCH (LYTTELTON), NEW ZEALAND

The historic port of Lyttelton serves as the gateway to Christchurch, the largest city on New Zealand’s South Island. Traditionally considered the most English of New Zealand’s cities, there is much to explore in vibrant Christchurch, from its neo-Gothic stone buildings and beautiful botanical gardens, to its picturesque Avon River lined by graceful willows. Further afar, the Canterbury Plains, snow-capped Southern Alps and numerous rivers beckon with their enchanting beauty and wildlife.

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CRYSTAL ENDEAVOR™

At 20,000 tons, the all-suite Crystal Endeavor is the world’s largest and most spacious luxury expedition yacht, equally boasting some of the largest, most spacious suites in all of expedition cruising.

Pricing Per Suite Category

Book by April 30, 2019 for best available fares.

EXPEDITION SUITE

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EXPEDITION SUITE

Interior: 1,290 sq. ft. (119.8 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 735 sq. ft. (68.3 sq. m.)

OWNER'S SUITE

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OWNER’S SUITE

Interior: 1,130 sq. ft. (105 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 737 sq. ft. (63.5 sq. m.)

EXPEDITION PENTHOUSE

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EXPEDITION PENTHOUSE

Interior: 985 sq. ft. (91.5 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 683.5 sq. ft. (63.5 sq. m.)

PENTHOUSE SUITE

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PENTHOUSE SUITES

Interior: 457 sq. ft. (42.5 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 77.5 sq. ft. (7.2 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S7

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DELUXE SUITES S7

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S6

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DELUXE SUITES S6

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S5

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DELUXE SUITES S5

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S4

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DELUXE SUITES S4

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S3

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DELUXE SUITES S3

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S2

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DELUXE SUITES S2

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S1

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DELUXE SUITES S1

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

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CRYSTAL ENDEAVOR™

At 20,000 tons, the all-suite Crystal Endeavor is the world’s largest and most spacious luxury expedition yacht, equally boasting some of the largest, most spacious suites in all of expedition cruising.

Fares listed are cruise-only, per person in US dollars based on double occupancy and do not include taxes, fees and port charges, which vary by departure. Available on new bookings when booked by April 30, 2019.

Each Crystal Endeavor itinerary balances days at sea with scheduled ports of call, and is intentionally designed to be flexible, allowing the Captain and his team of experts to incorporate unplanned “expedition days” when favorable weather conditions invite the opportunity for uncommon discovery. The Expedition Team will maintain a keen eye so that if an opportunity arises, is permitted and conditions allow, the Captain will attempt to position the vessel accordingly. The order of expedition calls/stops and/or itineraries may change due to weather/sea conditions or permit specifications. At all times, itineraries and ports of call are subject to the Captain’s sole discretion. Zodiac use and/or landings, wildlife sightings and wilderness highlights on any itinerary cannot be guaranteed. Kindly note that children under the age of 6 are not permitted aboard the Zodiacs. Use of submersible, complimentary marina equipment and helicopter is based on each destination’s local rules and regulations and in the sole discretion of the Captain.