Tauranga Cruises

Ariel view of Mount Maunganui and Tauranga, New Zealand
Ariel view of Mount Maunganui and Tauranga, New Zealand

Tauranga - the largest city in the Bay of Plenty - was once home to three Maori tribes and visual evidence of early settlement can be seen dotted around the hills surrounding the harbour.[ReadmoreMob] Today it is a vibrant and attractive modern city, with many scenic walking routes, a pretty waterfront and plenty of cafes, shops and pubs to discover and enjoy.

Captain Cook - the first European to arrive here - named this area picturesque part of the world the “Bay of Plenty” and was followed by many 19th century missionaries. In Tauranga, the Elms Mission House dates from this period and is furnished in the same way as when it was home to the Reverend Alfred Brown and his family. His four-poster bed and his desk, complete with quill pen, are on show, along with household equipment, including a hand plough.

Mount Maunganui, overlooking the town and harbour, offers spectacular views for those energetic enough to hike to the top, while at the base of the hill, the Mount Hot Pools are the only hot sea-water pools in the country – they are filled with naturally heated salt water.

Cruises to Tauranga

Voyage Around the World

Voyage Around the World

Departs: Dover • Mon 18 Oct 2021
152 nights • Boudicca • D21GV

  • This around the world voyage is an unforgettable discovery of spectacular islands, iconic cities, famous historical, cultural and spiritual sites, amazing wildlife and more.
  • Taste Cuban life in Havana; indulge in the paradise of South Pacific Islands; learn of New Zealand’s Maori culture; and see Sydney’s icons, meet Koalas and celebrate New Year’s in Hobart.
  • Encounter Bornean orangutans; delve into Vietnamese war history; explore Singapore and bustling Mumbai; seek-out Egyptian wonders; and even walk hallowed ground in Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

From £14,999pp

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The Atlantic & Pacific with Central America & New Zealand

The Atlantic & Pacific with Central America & New Zealand

Departs: Dover • Mon 18 Oct 2021
70 nights • Boudicca • D212528

  • Sail the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans; take in iconic cities; discover idyllic islands; and immerse yourself in unforgettable experiences, as you journey halfway around the world.
  • After a very special celebration at the ‘Four Ladies in Lisbon’ event, your Atlantic journey takes in the verdant Azores and beautiful Bermuda, before it’s on to delve into the rich cultures of Cuba, Colombia, Mexico and more.
  • In the Pacific, taste unspoilt paradise at the islands of French Polynesia, before visiting New Zealand for Maori and Kiwi culture and wonderful scenic beauty.

From £8,199pp

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Central America, French Polynesia & New Zealand

Central America, French Polynesia & New Zealand

Departs: Havana • Thu 04 Nov 2021
53 nights • Boudicca • D212628

  • Immerse yourself in Central American culture; experience an unforgettable transpacific journey across the world’s largest ocean; and then enjoy the best of New Zealand, all on one cruise.
  • Highlights include the dance, rum and history of Havana; the Mayan ruins of Cozumel and Belize; and discoveries of idyllic South Pacific Islands such as Bora Bora, Tahiti and Raiatea.
  • Learn of Maori traditions; taste modern Kiwi culture in energetic cities such as Wellington; sail fjord-like sounds; and much more.

From £7,419pp

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Transpacific Voyage with New Zealand

Transpacific Voyage with New Zealand

Departs: Puerto Caldera • Tue 16 Nov 2021
41 nights • Boudicca • D212728

  • Experience a small-ship sailing across the vast Pacific Ocean and taste paradise at idyllic South Pacific Islands, then be immersed in New Zealand’s rich culture and incredible beauty.
  • Discover mountainous backdrops, crystal-clear waters and powder-white beaches at Bora-Bora, Tahiti, Nuku Hiva, and Raiatea; and explore Fakarava’s Biosphere Reserve, famed for its rare species.
  • Learn of Maori traditions and the Haka’s origins; taste modern Kiwi culture in energetic cities such as Wellington; sail fjord-like sounds; and much more.

From £6,099pp

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Transpacific Voyage to the Icons of Oceania

Transpacific Voyage to the Icons of Oceania

Departs: Puerto Caldera • Tue 16 Nov 2021
62 nights • Boudicca • D212729

  • Sail an unforgettable transpacific journey; experience paradise at idyllic islands; and discover icons and cultural highlights in Australia and New Zealand on a holiday of a lifetime.
  • Discover mountainous backdrops, crystal-clear waters and powder-white beaches at Bora-Bora, Tahiti, Nuku Hiva, and Raiatea; and explore Fakarava’s Biosphere Reserve, famed for its rare species.
  • Immerse yourself in New Zealand’s Maori traditions; cruise fjord-like sounds; see the famous sights of Sydney; encounter cuddly Koalas; celebrate New Year’s Eve in Hobart; and much more.

From £8,899pp

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Exploring Cultural New Zealand

Exploring Cultural New Zealand

Departs: Auckland • Wed 15 Dec 2021
13 nights • Boudicca • D2128

  • This discovery of popular cities, iconic waterways and a few lesser-known gems will have you fully immersed in the diverse culture and beauty of New Zealand.
  • Experience ancient Maori traditions on tour from Tauranga; learn about the history of the ‘All Blacks’ and the Haka in Auckland; and tour from Picton to a region famed for its Sauvignon Blanc.
  • Full the buzz of energetic Wellington and Christchurch; absorb the history of Bluff; and cruise beautiful Dusky, Doubtful and Milford sounds.

From £3,599pp

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Exploring Australia & New Zealand

Exploring Australia & New Zealand

Departs: Auckland • Wed 15 Dec 2021
34 nights • Boudicca • D212829

  • Fly to the other side of the world to meet smaller-sized Boudicca, and then discover some of Australia and New Zealand’s most iconic sights and highlights.
  • Learn of Maori traditions and the Haka’s origins; taste modern Kiwi culture in energetic cities such as Wellington; sail fjord-like sounds; and much more.
  • See Sydney’s famous landmarks; celebrate New Year’s in Hobart; encounter wildlife and natural wonders such as koalas and the Great Barrier Reef; and immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture.

From £6,199pp

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Cultures of Oceania & Wildlife of Asia

Cultures of Oceania & Wildlife of Asia

Departs: Auckland • Wed 15 Dec 2021
49 nights • Boudicca • D212801

  • Seek-out some of Oceania’s most iconic sights and highlights, before experiencing a full-flavoured taste of Southeast Asia’s remarkable beauty and cultural diversity.
  • Immerse yourself in New Zealand’s Maori traditions; cruise fjord-like sounds; see the famous sights of Sydney; encounter cuddly Koalas; celebrate New Year’s Eve in Hobart; and much more.
  • Discover untrodden beaches and forests in Bali; encounter orphaned orangutans in Borneo; delve into Vietnamese war history and Cambodian culture; and taste Asia at its most modern in Singapore.

From £8,099pp

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