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SIX BUCKET LIST CRUISES

By Anna Sarjeant



Exceptional destinations you must cruise at least once in your lifetime.


1 /AT THE END OF THE EARTH IN ANTARCTICA
The Great White Continent has mesmerised explorers and a privileged few tourists like no other place on earth. Gobsmacking, awe inspiring and wrap up warm magical.

LET ME AT IT! Explore aboard Expedition cruise ships designed to navigate the ice or catch some luxury on a cruise ship like Scenic Eclipse. Accompanied by inspiring naturalist guides and guest experts.

HIGHLIGHTS ON THE HIGH SEAS: Ice bergs bluer than any blue you’ve ever seen, and setting foot on this extreme land to be greeted by tens of thousands of penguins.

Antarctica



Fernando's HOT TIP 
“Why is Antarctica a bucket-list destination? It is by far the most pristine place on earth and you really get the feeling you’re at the end of the world. There are icebergs two times the size of Auckland here!”
By FERNANDO DE RITO, House of Travel Newmarket. Read more here. 



2 /ROUND THE WORLD IN ONE FELL SWOOP

See the world on Princess Cruises’ 106-night global voyage, departing and returning Auckland. The itinerary is vast; you’ll sail to Aussie, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe — from the UK and the Med, Iceland and Scandinavia, then Russia, Canada and the USA; down to South America and back to NZ via the Pacific Islands. Register your interest now.

Greece



3 /PAC​IFIC PARADISE
We are fortunate to live on the doorstep to destinations so exotic, they’re lusted over by the entire world. Luckily for us finding paradise couldn’t be easier. Discover multiple desert islands with a P&O Pacific Island cruise.

LET ME AT IT! Remove the hassle of airports, flights and transfers, simply head to Auckland port and jump aboard P&O’s Pacific Jewel.

HIGHLIGHTS ON THE HIGH SEAS: If you’ve never drank Kava with a Fijian village Chief, or snorkelled in waters teeming with exotic fish, tick off all the island must-dos with a South Pacific cruise.

Fiji



4 /WILD GALÁPAGOS
Charles Darwin wrote his book On the Origin of Species in 1859 having earlier visited the volcanic and uniquely beautiful Galápagos Islands, 1000 kilometres west of Ecuador.

LET ME AT IT! Take a 16-passenger luxury catamaran or yacht with expert guides and crew to one of the top places in the world to witness the extraordinary wildlife.

HIGHLIGHTS ON THE HIGH SEAS: Weird and wonderful forms of life including the blue-footed booby, giant tortoise and iguana. You’ll also come across sea lions, hammerhead sharks, whales and dolphins.

BlueFootedBooby_Galapagos


5 /RIVER CRUISE THE MEKONG
Intimate river cruises on-board Avalon’s Siem Reap forge a route through Vietnam and Cambodia via both the Saigon and Mekong River.

LET ME AT IT! To complement Siem Reap, Avalon Saigon will launch in September 2018. Said to be the most luxurious river boat to grace the Mekong, it’ll carry just 36 guests.

HIGHLIGHTS ON THE WATERWAYS: You’ll see very few other commercial craft. Due to the small design of Avalon’s ships, they are one of only a handful of companies that can sail the full length of the The Mekong.

Vietnam



6 /T​HE MAGIC OF A DISNEY CRUISE
Sail with Disney Cruise Line and discover Disney play areas, planned events and spontaneous encounters with characters. Entertainment includes live musical shows, 3D Disney movies and Pirate-themed deck parties complete with fireworks. Not solely for children, grown-ups get adult exclusive dining venues and adults only pools.

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