New Zealand 2017 Cruise #01 Summary of the Seven Seaports
(3-1/4 mins) Video No.1 in the 2017 Season – Summary of the Seven Seaports The 13 night Cruise from Sydney to New Zealand and back is a hectic cruise.
The first two nights are spent crossing the Tasman, then you arrive next morning at the Fjords for some “scenic cruising” (ie you sail past and don’t stop). Next day you’re at Dunedin (where purchase of a NZ Sim card is mandatory), then Akaroa, up to Wellington, Napier, Tauranga, Auckland and the Bay of Islands (brought to Paihia from anchorage near Russell).
Seven ports in seven consecutive days. Phew. After two more sea days across the Tasman, you’re back in Sydney before sunrise on the last day of the trip. This trip is sometimes done in reverse order (North to South instead).