New Zealand: North & South Islands Cruise

A Voyage of Discovery aboard the 152 Guest MINERVA

Date: Wed, March 8, 2023 - Thu, March 23, 2023

Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Price: From $11,690

Activity Level: Moderate

Region: Oceania

Arrangements: Thalassa Journeys

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Known for its magnificent seashores and landscapes, imposing fiords, rich wildlife, verdant vineyards on rolling hills, the indigenous Maori culture, and a population renowned for its friendliness, New Zealand is an enchanting place to explore. An island nation, New Zealand is best discovered on a cruise, and the new Minerva, with its superb staterooms and suites that accommodate a maximum of 152 guests, elegant lounges and ample outdoor deck space, is the right cruise ship for such a voyage. This is a comprehensive journey that will explore the most important attractions of this island nation - on BOTH ISLANDS.

***Please note that pricing for this program is ALL-INCLUSIVE once in New Zealand.


  1. One night at Dunedin’s Distinction Dunedin Hotel.

  2. 12-day cruise from Dunedin to Auckland aboard the new Minerva.

  3. Welcome dinner in Dunedin.

  4. All meals aboard ship with a selection of wines, beers and soft drinks with lunch and dinner.

  5. Coffee, including espresso and cappuccino, tea, and soft drinks throughout the day and night aboard ship.

  6. Open bar with select alcoholic beverages aboard ship.

  7. 24-hour room service aboard ship.

  8. Airport/hotel/pier transfers and handling of luggage.

  9. Complete program of tours, excursions and other activities ashore, led by professional local guides and onboard naturalist guides.

  10. Educational program of lectures and discussions by the accompanied guest lecturers, expedition leader and naturalist guides.

  11. The services of an experienced Thalassa Journeys trip director.

  12. Gratuities to shipboard personnel, local guides, drivers and porters.

  13. All local taxes and service charges, including port and embarkation taxes.

  14. Basic WIFI aboard ship.

  15. Complete predeparture material.

Reservations and Information

To reserve, complete a registration form in the brochure and mail to Duke Travels, Box 90572, Durham, NC 27708, or call (919) 684-2988 to reserve conveniently over the phone and let us know you are mailing your reservation form to hold your space.

To learn more about our travel program or any of our upcoming trips, please contact us at or 919-684-2988

Duke Leaders

Dr. Keith M. Sullivan

Professor of Medicine
James B. Wyngaarden Distinguished Professor of Medicine, in the School of Medicine
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute

Mode of Travel

Ocean Cruise


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