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Sydney to Christchurch
DESTINATION EXPLORATION 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. Outback adventures await along the rugged coastline of Australia’s and New Zealand’s most breathtaking islands. Get a glimpse into the world of fairy penguins. Feast your eyes on pink granite mountains, and uncover rushing rivers and golden beaches beyond the Tasman Sea.
HARBOR SIDE BLISS Sydney is an energetic and exciting metropolis where 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.
NATURE WALKS & WILDLIFE 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.
THE GREAT ISLAND 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.
PINK MOUNTAINS & AZURE WATERS 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.
OF HAZARDS & FREYCINET 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. TASMANIA'S NOAH'S ARK Set within the turquoise waters of the Tasman Sea, Maria Island hosts an idyllic national park and extraordinary landscapes dating to the Triassic period. 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.
WHERE NATURE & HISTORY COLLIDE Renowned for its rugged natural beauty, 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 their adventures. CAPITAL OF SUNSHINE 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.
CAPITAL OF SUNSHINE 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.
CRUISING 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. CRUISING DOUBTFUL SOUND 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. CRUISING DUSKY SOUND 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.
WINDSWEPT WONDER 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. RAKIURA IN MĀORI 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.
RAKIURA IN MĀORI 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.
EDINBURGH OF THE SOUTH 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.
THE GARDEN CITY 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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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.
• Explore King Island • Be amazed by Natural Wildlife • Discover The Fjords of New Zealand • Visit Tasmania