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Auckland to Papeete

Islands of the Pacific | 30 Nights | Departs Jan 6, 2015


Timaru, New Zealand


Jan, 6

-Auckland, New Zealand

Jan, 7

-Tauranga, New Zealand

Jan, 8

-Napier, New Zealand

Jan, 9

-Picton, New Zealand

Jan, 10

-Akaroa, New Zealand

Jan, 11

-Timaru, New Zealand

Jan, 12

-Dunedin, New Zealand

Jan, 13

-Cruise Milford Sound

Jan, 14

-Cruise the Tasman Sea

Jan, 15

-Cruise the Tasman Sea

Jan, 16

-Hobart, Tasmania

Jan, 17

-Cruise the Bass Strait

Jan, 18

-Melbourne, Australia

Jan, 19

-Cruise the Coast of Australia

Jan, 20

-Sydney, Australia

Jan, 21

-Cruise the Coast of Australia

Jan, 22

-Brisbane, Australia

Jan, 23

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Jan, 24

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Jan, 25

-Champagne Bay (Espirito Santo), Vanuatu

Jan, 26

-Port Vila, Vanuatu

Jan, 27

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Jan, 28

-Lautoka, Fiji

Jan, 29

-Suva, Fiji

Jan, 30

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Jan, 31

-Date Line Going East, International Waters

-Apia, Western Samoa

-Pago Pago, Samoa

Feb, 1

-Cruise the Samoan Basin

Feb, 2

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Feb, 3

-Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Feb, 4

-Papeete, Tahiti

Timaru, New Zealand-port

Scenically poised on the east coast of the South Island, Timaru is the gateway to New Zealand’s most majestic mountains, including its highest peak Mt Cook. Timaru has recaptured much of its Edwardian heritage with vibrant plantings of roses and trees, and a pedestrian-friendly landscape of paved areas, seating and vantage points from which to enjoy the city’s setting between ocean and alps. Tour the Trevor Griffiths Rose Garden and stroll the striking piazza, with its stunning views across Caroline Bay, complemented by the numerous café-bars and restaurants.


Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 240 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Central South Island Highlights
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Minibus
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Minibus
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Geraldine & Temuka Pottery
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Mount Cook National Park By Chartered Plane
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • The Road to Mesopotamia
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Timaru Botanic Gardens & Aigantighe
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Victorian Oamaru
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Central South Island Highlights

    Light Activity /Walking
    Duration: 3 3/4 hours
    Tour Code: tiu-004

    A splendid overview of the countryside, this delightful tour presents the artistic village of Geraldine, magnificent Rangitata Valley and endless panoramic views.

    It's a picturesque drive inland to Geraldine, an artistic village nestled among rolling hills and farmland. Upon arrival, enjoy some free time to explore the art galleries and museums. If you're mechanically minded, you'll find the Vintage Car & Machinery Museum fascinating, especially the exhibit devoted to the world's only 1929 Spartan biplane. Foodies will love the village's al fresco cafés and shops carrying locally produced cheeses and fruit preserves. Stepping into the Giant Jersey, you will find the world's largest sweater mounted on the wall and a stunning piece of metal tapestry made out of two million pieces of steel. For a glimpse into Geraldine's past, stroll the Historic Town Trail.

    Continuing on, the South Island's glorious natural beauty is on display as you drive further north into the Rangitata Valley, an area so visually stunning that it served as a backdrop for several Oscar-winning "Lord of the Rings" movies. This is classic New Zealand sheep country, as you'll discover during a brief stop at the Tin Shed, a wonderfully unusual store that was once a grain shed. You'll have time here to shop for fine woolen goods ranging from sweaters to blankets and then amble through the farmyard, where you'll see alpacas, native kunekune pigs and, of course, sheep.

    Returning to the pier, you'll pass through Washdyke, supposedly named because it was once a center for sheep dipping, and then along the lively Caroline bay beachfront before ending at the pier.

    Please note: Walking on this tour is mainly at the guests' discretion during the stops. There are some uneven and natural surfaces and a few inclines to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The order of the sites viewed or visited can vary.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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