The Remote Coasts Of New Zealand (Crystal Endeavor)

The Remote Coasts Of New Zealand (Crystal Endeavor)

From USD $28,498


Deeply immersive explorations and landings in rarely-visited destinations – distant islands and coastal landscapes home to exceptional biodiversity, eco-treasures and wilderness – are combined with visits to world-class cities featuring an expedition twist.

Venture into a world blessed by both man-made and natural splendors. On this epic trek through New Zealand, you’ll cruise through ancient glacier fjords, hike through sublime forests, sip legendary cool-climate wines, visit eclectic museums, and have encounters with majestic wildlife.

Trip Name
The Remote Coasts Of New Zealand (Crystal Endeavor)
Vessel Type: Small Ship / Expedition Cruise Passenger Capacity: 200  EXPLORE Curated journeys offer intrepid adventure and extraordinary insight into fascinating destinations and intriguing cultures. Let your inner explorer guide you in choosing the the type of expedition that speaks to your own personal sense of adventure. SIX-STAR SERVICE Indulge in Crystal’s legendary six-star service with one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios in the industry. An experienced crew, selected from the award-winning ranks of Crystal, is joined by a team of experts – explorers, scientists and more. MICHELIN-INSPIRED-DINING Discover unmatched culinary options with flexible, open-seating dining in each of Crystal Endeavor’s six stunning venues. WATERSIDE - Exceptional dining on inspired menus and modern specialties. UMI UMA & SUSHI BAR - The Japanese-Peruvian fare of Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. PREGO & THE VINTAGE ROOM - Northern Italian favorites; indulgent wine dinners. BISTRO ENDEAVOR - European-inspired bistro. MARKETPLACE - Contemporary culinary presentations with striking views. THE PANTRY & ROOM SERVICE - Indulge every craving. EXPLORE IN LUXURY All-suite accommodations are among the largest in expedition cruising, each featuring a private verandah, high-tech amenities and butler service. ENTERTAINMENT From Crystal Endeavor’s two-story, glass-enclosed Solarium to the only casino on an expedition yacht, enjoy all manner of entertainment day into night. SOLARIUM - Awe-inspiring views, day into night. PALM COURT - The hub of entertainment. CRYSTAL COVE - The heart of Crystal Endeavor. RESORTS WORLD AT SEA CASINO - Luxury gaming amidst rare adventure. CONNOISSEUR CLUB - A place for aficionados. FACETS & APROPOS - High-end fashions and commemorative gear. EXPEDITION STUDIO & CAPTAIN'S LOUNGES - Places to gather and learn. THE PROMENADE - Ocean views enjoyed from within. THE MARINA - A platform for viewing the spectacular. WELLNESS The state-of-the-art Crystal Life Spa and high-tech fitness center help you keep ship-shape for shoreside adventures. CRYSTAL LIFE SPA & SALON - Be pampered, anywhere in the world. CRYSTAL LIFE FITNESS - Adventures in wellness. CRYSTAL LIFE SAUNA - Restorative and rejuvenating.


Day 1 - Day 1 Auckland
CITY OF SAILSSituated astride a narrow, jade-green isthmus between the shimmering waters of the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean on two harbors, the Waitematā and Manukau, is Auckland. This vibrant city is a gateway to New Zealand’s natural and cultural treasures: great natural beauty, friendly people, magnificent glacier-studded mountain ranges, sculpted fjords, pristine beaches, lush rainforest, an endless array of sporting activities, and, not to be forgotten, plenty of sheep and rolling farmland.
Day 2 - Day 2 Mercury Bay, Hahei/Whitianga
THE GREAT BAY OF HEISpectacular Mercury Bay is situated on the eastern coast of the Coromandel Peninsula on New Zealand’s North Island. Its glistening aquamarine waters border the town of Whitianga, brimming with cafés, restaurants, shops and galleries. Among the bay’s many attractions is Hahei, with its brilliant white-sand beaches, famous Cathedral Cove, and marine reserve providing the ideal setting for beach strolls, swimming, diving and snorkeling.
Day 3 - Day 3 Tauranga/Mount Maunganui
A GEOTHERMAL WONDERLANDThe spectacular Bay of Plenty on New Zealand’s North Island is home to the resort town of Tauranga. Known for its fine restaurants, boutiques and galleries, the city is also a hot spot for water sports and a gateway to nearby attractions, such as the geothermal wonders of Rotorua. At the southern end of Tauranga’s harbor lies the relaxed beach town of Mount Maunganui, named after its distinctive peak, Mauao, which towers 750 feet above the town’s white-sand surf.
Day 4 - Day 4 Napier
NEW ZEALAND'S ART DECO CAPITALNestled on the Pacific coastline of New Zealand’s North Island is charming Napier, a town with much to boast about. Napier is known for producing wool, growing fruit, cultivating grapes and making wine. The city abounds in art deco splendor with iconic landmarks, rivaled only by the surrounding natural beauty of Hawke’s Bay. A highlight of the region is wild and wonderful Cape Kidnappers, known for its gannet colony, considered to be one of only two such mainland colonies in the world.
Day 5 - Day 5 Ship's Cove, Picton
WITHIN THE MARLBOROUGH SOUNDSEmerald rolling hills are the backdrop for Ship Cove, an unspoiled stretch of beaches and sparkling azure waters tucked within the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island. Echoing the stunning scenery is Motuara, an island sitting midway between the cove and Queen Charlotte Sound. In 1770 British explorer James Cook visited this area and named it Ship Cove, as commemorated by the Cook monument that sits on its shores. Seabirds, dolphins and fur seals are among possible wildlife sightings in the area. MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS GATEWAYPicturesque Picton is located at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound, one of three main Marlborough Sounds. Renowned for outdoor activities such as fishing, kayaking, cycling and hiking, the region is also popular for chances to observe the area’s wildlife, including birds, seals and dolphins. People watching is yet another pleasant way to pass the time. Picton’s waterfront, dotted with cafés and restaurants, is where you will see locals conversing and dining in their comfortable natural habitat.
Day 6 - Day 6 Tasman Bay/ Pelorus Sound
SCENIC BEAUTY & WILDLIFEThe largest of the four sounds making up the Marlborough Sounds at the northern tip of New Zealand's South Island, Pelorus Sound is renowned for its magnificent scenery and pristine sheltered waters, making it ideal for scenic cruising aboard Crystal Endeavor. Home to incredible wildlife including dolphin, seals, penguins, wekas and moreporks, the area is also perfect for Zodiac explorations and nature hikes.
Day 7 - Day 7 Kaikoura
WHALE & DOLPHIN DELIGHTSTucked between the majestic Kaikoura Mountains and the glistening Pacific Ocean, this picture-postcard town on New Zealand’s South Island is renowned for marine life encounters, beach walks and diving into plates of crayfish. The town takes its name from the Maori words “kai,” meaning food, and “koura,” meaning crayfish. Bird and whale watching are popular activities. Dolphins and seals frequent its welcoming bay.
Day 8 - Day 8
EDINBURGH OF THE SOUTHThe 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.
Day 9 - Day 9 Cruising Doubtful and Dusky Sounds
CRUISING DOUBTFUL SOUNDA 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.CRUISING DUSKY SOUNDIn 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 10 - Day 10 Cruising Doubtful and Milford Sound
CRUISING DOUBTFUL SOUNDA 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.CRUISING MILFORD SOUND, NEW ZEALANDMajestic 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.
Day 11 - Day 11 Stewart Island
RAKIURA IN MĀORIStewart 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 12 - Day 12 Cruising the Coast and Akaroa
A BIT OF FRANCEThe charming village of Akaroa sits on New Zealand’s South Island, nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano along the southern side of the Banks Peninsula. Its beautiful bays and harbor are home to the rarest and smallest marine dolphin, the Hector’s dolphin, as well as fur seals, little blue penguins, and an array of birds and exotic plants. From kayaking, hiking, fishing, sailing, and walking tours to art galleries, craft shops, and cafés, this welcoming town is a delight to experience.
Day 13 - Day 13 Christchurch
THE GARDEN CITYThe 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.
Day 14 - Please note
Itineraries are Subject to Change

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
10-12-202022-12-2020USD $28,498DELUXE SUITE S7
10-12-202022-12-2020USD $28,998DELUXE SUITE S6
10-12-202022-12-2020USD $148,898EXPEDITION SUITE (EP + S5)
10-12-202022-12-2020USD $29,298DELUXE SUITE S5
10-12-202022-12-2020USD $29,598DELUXE SUITE S4
10-12-202022-12-2020USD $30,098DELUXE SUITE S3
10-12-202022-12-2020USD $30,598DELUXE SUITE S2
10-12-202022-12-2020USD $31,098DELUXE SUITE S1
10-12-202022-12-2020USD $41,198PENTHOUSE SUITE PS
10-12-202022-12-2020USD $119,598EXPEDITION PENTHOUSE (PORT) EP
10-12-202022-12-2020USD $135,598OWNER’S SUITE (STARBOARD) OS


    • Visit Auckland
    • Experience the Majesty of Marlborough
    • Be Amazed by the Natural Wildlife
    • Explore Fjordland