Endeavor, New Zealand Beyond Boundaries ex Hobart to Christchurch

South Pacific & New Zealand


17 Night Cruise sailing from Hobart to Christchurch aboard Crystal Endeavor.

17 Night Cruise sailing from Hobart to Christchurch aboard Crystal Endeavor.

Between the gateway cities of Hobart and Lyttelton lie remote islands that thousands of seabird species call home. The Auckland Islands, UNESCO-listed Antipodes and Macquarie Island and other tiny land masses of the Sub-Antarctic are havens for albatross, parakeets, crested and rockhopper penguins and hundreds of other species – and the nature lovers who study them.

Many of the islands are uninhabited by humans, save for a few research scientists, but have intrigued explorers and hunters throughout history. On hikes and other explorations, you may see some of the resident seal population along the shoreside tall grasses, which has regenerated since the days of fur trade in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Keep your binoculars and camera ready for one breathtaking sight after another.

Highlights of this cruise:

Hobart, Tasmania
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.

Stewart Island
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.

Macquarie Island
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, tiny Macquarie Island is the exposed crest of an undersea ridge sitting in the subantarctic waters of the southwest Pacific, midway between New Zealand and Antarctica. This pristine snippet of Tasmanian land is a nature lover’s dream, brimming with penguins, seals, and an array of seabirds. The island hosts a scientific research station, and is the only place on the planet where rocks from the Earth’s mantle are being actively exposed above sea level.

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.

Pricing (per person)

  • All (11)
Quad Triple Twin Single

S7 - Deluxe Suite

Request Request AU$ 27,644 Request

S6 - Deluxe Suite

Request Request AU$ 28,144 Request

S5 - Deluxe Suite

Request Request AU$ 28,429 Request

S4 - Deluxe Suite

Request Request AU$ 28,714 Request

S3 - Deluxe Suite

Request Request AU$ 29,214 Request

S2 - Deluxe Suite

Request Request AU$ 29,714 Request

S1 - Deluxe Suite

Request Request AU$ 30,214 Request

PS - Penthouse Suite

Request Request AU$ 42,211 Request

EP - Expedition Penthouse

Request Request AU$ 124,069 Request

OS - Owner's Suite

Request Request AU$ 140,711 Request

ES - Expedition Suite

Request Request AU$ 151,282 Request

Please note, while prices and inclusions are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to changes in cruise line policies and pricing and due to currency fluctuations. Currency surcharges may apply. Please check details of price and inclusions at time of booking.

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