Peaks, Fjords, Waterfalls

When a film script calls for a backdrop of stunning scenery, New Zealand steps right up with its dramatic peaks, scenic fjords, and plummeting waterfalls, not to mention empty white-sand beaches and lush rainforests. The last country to be inhabited by humans, New Zealand has pristine landscapes and endemic flora and fauna that are impressive and diverse. Add Maori culture, cities known for their quality of life, and celebrated wines and gastronomy, and it’s easy to understand the country’s longstanding appeal to discerning travelers.

(2) New Zealand Itineraries

New Zealand

New and Noteworthy

New Coastal New Zealand: Auckland to Milford Sound

Special Offers

Length

16 days

  1. Feb

From

$19,700

Prices are per person

Special Offers (4)
Highlights

New Zealand

New and Noteworthy

New Coastal New Zealand: Auckland to Milford Sound

Length

16 days

  1. Feb

From

$19,700

Top Highlights

  • On guided walks through a rare podocarp forest, a rainforest, botanical gardens, and arboretums, learn about the country’s fascinating plant life
  • Visit sites important to Maori history and culture, Napier’s well-preserved art deco city center, and cosmopolitan Auckland, “the City of Sails”
  • New Zealand’s celebrated wines and culinary specialties add to the many pleasures of this inspiring expedition

Special Offers

  • BACK-TO-BACK SAVINGS

    Save 10% on any consecutive journeys taken on board one of our expedition ships. This savings is applicable on voyage fares only, and are not valid on extensions or airfare.

  • COMBINING OFFERS

    Certain offers may be combinable, up to two savings opportunities, except where noted otherwise. For example, travel with a group of 8 or more on back-to-back expeditions, and take advantage of both savings.

  • BRINGING THE KIDS

    We believe sharing an expedition with your kids or grandkids is a life-enhancing experience. So take $500 off for each child under the age of 18.

  • TRAVELING AS A GROUP

    Save 5% when traveling as a group of 8 or more people. Take advantage of these great savings, while enjoying traveling with your friends and family. This savings is applicable to voyage fares only, and is not valid on extensions or airfare. Deposit, final payments, and cancellation policies for group travel vary from our regular policies.

New Zealand

New and Noteworthy

New Southern Odyssey: New Zealand and the Subantarctic Islands

Special Offers

Length

22 days

  1. Jan
  2. Dec

From

$29,370

Prices are per person

Special Offers (4)
Highlights

New Zealand

New and Noteworthy

New Southern Odyssey: New Zealand and the Subantarctic Islands

Length

22 days

  1. Jan
  2. Dec

From

$29,370

Top Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in unparalleled beauty: scenic beaches and lush native forests in the North Island and deep fjords and dramatic landscapes in the South Island.
  • Discover the history and dynamic culture of New Zealand and the Maori people.
  • Explore the sub-Antarctic islands which remain almost completely protected from human activity and are home to a diverse collection of endemic plant and animal species
  • Delve into New Zealand’s cultural riches – from Napier’s Art Deco architecture, to historical Maori sites.
  • Visit Abel Tasman National Park where we’ll discover its golden sand beaches, abundant bird and sea life and native forests.

Special Offers

  • BACK-TO-BACK SAVINGS

    Save 10% on any consecutive journeys taken on board one of our expedition ships. This savings is applicable on voyage fares only, and are not valid on extensions or airfare.

  • COMBINING OFFERS

    Certain offers may be combinable, up to two savings opportunities, except where noted otherwise. For example, travel with a group of 8 or more on back-to-back expeditions, and take advantage of both savings.

  • BRINGING THE KIDS

    We believe sharing an expedition with your kids or grandkids is a life-enhancing experience. So take $500 off for each child under the age of 18.

  • TRAVELING AS A GROUP

    Save 5% when traveling as a group of 8 or more people. Take advantage of these great savings, while enjoying traveling with your friends and family. This savings is applicable to voyage fares only, and is not valid on extensions or airfare. Deposit, final payments, and cancellation policies for group travel vary from our regular policies.

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Expedition Highlights

Part research vessel, part grand hotel, the expedition ship National Geographic Orion will be your base for this unforgettable New Zealand adventure. Travel to a part of the world where the landscapes are breathtaking, the air and water pristine, and the wildlife rare and abundant. The ship was purpose-built to explore the most remote places while providing maximum comfort and safety, and in no time it will feel like home as you discover all the nooks and crannies and enjoy the welcoming atmosphere it so readily fosters.

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We knew the country and fjords would be beautiful, but it was the people we fell in love with. The history of the Maori and the relationship between the native people and modern culture is inspiring.

Jennifer P.

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With deeply indented coastlines, unique cultures, varied coastal geology, and rare wildlife, New Zealand is perfect for exploring by expedition ship.

Sven-Olof Lindblad

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