TASMANIA & THE FJORDS OF NEW ZEALAND

November 14 – November 28, 2020

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Traverse The Wild

Lands Of Tasmania

This journey dives deep into the culture of New Zealand and its wilder side, visiting virtually every one of the country’s remarkable fjords and sounds. Discover diverse landscapes and remote shorelines, spending six full days exploring the wild lands of Tasmania.

From panoramic helicopter expeditions over glacial terrains, rugged hikes through Fjordland National Park and world-class wine tasting in Marlborough, each stop in this voyage is a chance to discover what lies deep within these unparalleled landscapes.

Cruise Dates

November 14 – November 28, 2020

14 DAYS

Sydney > Christchurch

Fares From

$14,799

PER PERSON | Fares expire 6/30/2019

DESTINATION

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Coles Bay Hiking
  • Freycinet National Park
  • Schouten Passage
  • Painted Cliffs
  • Adventure Bay, Fluted Cape Walk & Friar Rock
  • Royal Tasmania Botanical Gardens
  • Ulva Island

Fares From

$14,799

PER PERSON

Fares expire 6/30/2019

Itinerary

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Day 01 - Sydney, Australia

EMBARK – PM

DEPART – 6:00 PM

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Sydney is an energetic and exciting metropolis whose nightlife, shopping and fine restaurants compare favorably with the finest the world has to offer. Despite its modern advances, Sydney has lovingly cherished its heritage, for this was the birthplace of the Australian nation, defined by the billowing profile of the Opera House and the dramatic arch of the Harbour Bridge.

Day 02 - Cruising the Coast of Australia

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DAY AT SEA

Aboard the world’s largest and most spacious luxury expedition yacht, you’ll find an array of unmatched experiences to immerse in during your days at sea. Indulge your senses at the serene Crystal Life Spa & Salon, work-out at our state-of-the-art fitness center, and learn about art, history and worldly destinations with our engaging enrichment programs. Or simply lounge poolside in solarium bliss while our attentive crew caters to your every whim. As evening arrives, indulge in the renowned culinary creations of Nobu Matsuhisa, enjoy special wine-makers dinners, lounge in luxurious spaces, or try your luck at the action-packed Resorts World At Sea Casino.

Day 03 - King Island, Tasmania, Australia

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

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KING ISLAND, TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA

Located in the middle of the Bass Strait off the northwest coast of Tasmania, surrounded by a rugged coastline, King Island – or “KI” as the locals call it – enjoys a reputation as home to fabulously fresh seafood as well as some of the world’s cleanest air. Great nature walks reveal the island’s famously good produce, culture and unique wildlife, including the elusive platypus and rare orange-billed parrots. Kite surfers, wave riders and scuba divers the world over are drawn here to play.

Day 04 - Flinders Island, Tasmania, Australia

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

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FLINDERS ISLAND, TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA

Natural treasures abound at Australia’s Flinders Island. Located in the sparkling clear waters of the Coral Sea, the collection of tiny cays, atolls and lagoons are perfect for snorkeling and diving. Their amazing coral gardens teem with life, from tiny sea slugs and green turtles to tiger sharks and stingrays. During the sea’s low tide, the cays offer a convenient rest stop for a variety of seabirds.

Day 05 - Wineglass Bay, Tasmania, Australia

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – AFTERNOON

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WINEGLASS BAY, TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA

One of the world’s most breathtaking beaches, secluded Wineglass Bay, sits on Freysinet Peninsula on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia. Its azure waters and crescent-shaped, dazzling white sands are fringed by forested granite peaks. The bay is a gateway to beautiful Freycinet National Park. This haven for hikers, swimmers and snorkelers pleases nature lovers with an abundance of varied wildlife, including wallabies, brown falcons, white-bellied sea eagles, and more.

Day 05-06 - Coles Bay, Tasmania, Australia

ARRIVE – AFTERNOON

DEPART – MORNING

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COLES BAY, TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA

On the spectacular east coast of Tasmania, nestled snuggly at the base of the pink-granite mountains known as the Hazards, is Coles Bay. Bordering magnificent Freycinet National Park, the bay offers access to an enchanted land of natural wonders. Pristine beaches and bird-filled lagoons beckon to swimmers and hikers. Chance encounters with a wombat or wallaby are among the park’s delights, as are sightings of large yellow-tailed black cockatoos, white-bellied sea eagles, and much more.

Day 06 - Maria Island, Tasmania , Australia

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

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MARIA ISLAND, TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA

Set within the turquoise waters of the Tasman Sea, Maria Island hosts an idyllic national park and jaw-dropping painted cliffs. The mountainous island, formerly a penal colony, became known as Tasmania’s Noah’s Ark in the 1960s when it welcomed a number of imperiled Australian species needing protection. More than 125 bird species are found here, including emus and endangered swift parrots and forty-spotted pardalotes. Its diverse wildlife also includes bare-nosed wombats, eastern grey kangaroos, red-necked wallabies and ring-tailed possums.

Day 07 - Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

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BRUNY ISLAND, TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA

Renowned for its rugged natural beauty, Australia’s Bruny Island is a hot spot for nature lovers and history enthusiasts. The island, essentially two land masses connected by a narrow sandy isthmus, is home to seals, little blue penguins, rare white wallabies and a large colony of the endangered forty-spotted pardalote, one of Australia’s rarest birds. Its Adventure Bay figures prominently in the history of European explorers such as James Cook, Abel Tasman and others who anchored in the bay during the course of their adventures.

Day 07-08 - Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

ARRIVE – EVENING

DEPART – EVENING

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HOBART, TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA

Situated between Mount Wellington 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. At Salamanca Place and Battery Point, relics of the last century’s whaling days can still be seen.

Day 09-10 - Cruising the Tasman Sea

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DAY AT SEA

Aboard the world’s largest and most spacious luxury expedition yacht, you’ll find an array of unmatched experiences to immerse in during your days at sea. Indulge your senses at the serene Crystal Life Spa & Salon, work-out at our state-of-the-art fitness center, and learn about art, history and worldly destinations with our engaging enrichment programs. Or simply lounge poolside in solarium bliss while our attentive crew caters to your every whim. As evening arrives, indulge in the renowned culinary creations of Nobu Matsuhisa, enjoy special wine-makers dinners, lounge in luxurious spaces, or try your luck at the action-packed Resorts World At Sea Casino.

Day 11 - Milford Sound, New Zealand

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – AFTERNOON

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MILFORD SOUND, NEW ZEALAND

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 – EVENING

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DOUBTFUL SOUND, NEW ZEALAND

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.

Day 11-12 - Dusky Sound

ARRIVE – EVENING

DEPART – MORNING

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DUSKY SOUND, NEW ZEALAND

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 12 - Bluff, New Zealand

ARRIVE – AFTERNOON

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.

Day 12-13 - Stewart Island, New Zealand

ARRIVE – EVENING

DEPART – EVENING

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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 14 - Dunedin, New Zealand

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

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DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND

The charismatic city of Dunedin lies in southeastern New Zealand, at the head of Otago Harbor on South Island. Its name means Edinburgh in Gaelic and to this day it has retained enduring reminders of its Scottish roots. Adorning the streets of Dunedin is a wealth of Victorian and Edwardian buildings, richly festooned with spires, gables and gargoyles. The rolling hills, pristine beaches and secluded bays of the adjacent Otago Peninsula are home to albatrosses, sea lions and yellow-eyed penguins.

Disembark - Christchurch, New Zealand

ARRIVE – 6:30 AM

DISEMBARK – AM

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CHRISTCHURCH, 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 June 30, 2019 for best available fares.

EXPEDITION SUITE

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GROUNDBREAKING LUXURY

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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UNMATCHED ELEGANCE

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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PALATIAL DIMENSIONS

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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PINNACLE OF COMFORT

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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ROOM TO INSPIRE

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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ROOM TO INSPIRE

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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ROOM TO INSPIRE

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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ROOM TO INSPIRE

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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ROOM TO INSPIRE

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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ROOM TO INSPIRE

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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ROOM TO INSPIRE

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 June 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.