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Kiwi Explorer

FROM $1,799*
per person twin share
Departs Auckland
On 28 Feb 2017
For 10 nights
To Oceania and Australia
With P&O Australia
On Board Pacific Pearl
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Date Port Arrive Depart
28 Feb 17 Auckland 14:00
01 Mar 17 At Sea
02 Mar 17 Napier
03 Mar 17 Wellington
04 Mar 17 Christchurch
05 Mar 17 Stewart Island, New Zealand
06 Mar 17 Fiordland National Park
07 Mar 17 At Sea
08 Mar 17 Picton
09 Mar 17 At Sea
10 Mar 17 Auckland 16:00
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Pacific Pearl
Pacific Pearl offers an affordable and fun way to cruise. Pacific Pearl cruises are ideal for singles of all ages, young couples, and families, with extensive child and teenager conveniences, includin.. Read more
We’re sure you’ll agree: P&O and New Zealand are a match made in cruising heaven! The Art Deco capital of the world, Napier also offers vineyards with award winning wines
Swim with dolphins in Akaroa harbour* and find a gentler pace of life on pristine Stewart Island. As you cruise through Fiordland National Park, take in 1.2 million hectares of snow-capped mountains and ice-carved fiords. Sitting snugly at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton is surrounded by rolling hills and unspoilt wilderness. While away the day exploring boutique shops or enjoying a local bush walk with breathtaking views.


Auckland lies between two enormous harbours and is dominated by the peak of the volcanic Rangitoto Island. Enjoy island wine trails, forest walks and urban sophistication.


Located on the southwest shores of Hawkes Bay New Zealand, Napier enjoys a sunny Mediterranean-like climate and settled weather, allowing for fruit growing, vineyards, and tourism to all make a major contribution to Napier's economy. Napier is famous for being the finest example of authentic Art Deco in the world. There are world class attractions include Cape Kidnappers - the only mainland gannet colony, the Marine Parade which includes Marineland of New Zealand, the National Aquarium of new Zealand, vineyards with award winning wines, and special events such as the Mission Concert, Harvest Hawkes Bay weekend, and the annual Napier Art Deco weekend. For the active there is every other outdoor adventure you can imagine from jet boating between wineries, hot air ballooning, surfing, caving, paragliding, sailing, windsurfing or fishing for trout the size most people only dream about.


The capital, at the southern tip of the North Island, is a cosmopolitan centre of government and commerce. It is known for its winds, its winding streets, and its homes clinging to the hillsides. But above all Œ its harbour. Wellington has one of the most beautiful harbours in the world and rejoices in the motto, ioSuprema a situlr, supreme by site. The original site was the flat delta shaped land at Petone. The town was then called Britannia, making New Zealand’s major cities start with the letters A, B, C, and D (Auckland, Britannia, Christchurch, and Dunedin). Wellington became the capital in 1865 when the seat of government was transferred from Auckland. Until the earthquake of 1855 most of the land now lying between Lambton Quay and the waterfront did not exist. The Hutt motorway and the railway now runs along an uplifted part of the seabed. The Port of Wellington serves other New Zealand ports and provides links with other parts of the world. It is the North Island terminal for the Cook Strait ferry service. There are many places of interest and many buildings to visit including Parliament with its dynamic-shaped annexe. Others include the Beehive, the Victoria University and National Museum, the National Art Gallery and one of the world’s largest ooden buildings, the old Government Buildings. Good views of the city are obtained from Mount Victoria and also by taking the cable car to Kelburn. Oriental Bay is an attractive inner city beach just a few minutes walk from the central business district. General Information: Climate: Mean temperature January/February Œ 21C, 72F.


Christchurch (Lyttleton) Christchurch is the South Island’s largest city. Sprawling out across the Canterbury Plains, Christchurch was incorporated as a city in 1862. It was named after the Oxford College attended by John Robert Godley, leader of the settlers arriving in the first four ships to Christchurch. Visitors find Christchurch a charming city, modelled in the English style. The River Avon meanders through the city and its banks provide a popular lunchtime retreat. Cathedral Square is a place to relax and take in the proportions of the stone-built Cathedral, or listen to the eccentric Wizard entertain the lunchtime crowd. Christchurch is said to be the most English city outside England, and it certainly clings to the trappings of its heritage, the cricket club (established 1851), the rowing club (1864) and lawn tennis (1881). The streets are named after 14 dioceses of the Anglican Communion. It is, of course, a university city, which has a backdrop of the Southern Alps and long ocean beaches are only a short drive away. The Port Hills are well worth a visit, for the dramatic views they give of the surrounding areas. The Port of Lyttelton and Akaroa, the only French settlements in the country are also close by. Christchurch is a charming garden city with many parks within its bounds. Most notable is Hagley Park (200ha). Pride of the city is the impressive Town Hall, a modern structure and the Queen Elizabeth II Park Stadium built for the 1974 Commonwealth Games. General Information: Climate: Mean daily max. temperature: January/February 24C, 78F.

Fiordland National Park

Take in the breathtaking natural beauty as you cruise past soaring snow-capped mountains, glass like lakes, ice-carved fiords and lush rainforests. The park is one of New Zealand’s most cherished wonders and a major part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site. Sit back and admire some of the world’s most spectacular vistas and make sure you have your camera or photographic memory ready.


Picton will show you another side of New Zealand. The wines are fantastic and the scenery here will remind you of Norway's magnificent fjords if you've sailed them, and prove literally staggering if you haven't!
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P&O Australia

P&O Cruises is Australia’s leading cruise line to destinations close to our shores. They offer an affordable and fun way to cruise, making P&O Cruises perfect for a family holiday, a romantic getaway, or a fun holiday with friends. With a fleet of four ships, including Pacific Dawn, Pacific Sun, Pacific Jewel and Pacific Pearl, you can cruise to Indonesia, Australia, the Pacific Islands and New Zealand. In Indonesia you can visit the temple of Borodurdur, or take a traditional cooking class in Lombok. Experience a different side of Australia and take a winery tour through South Australia’s McLaren Vale, or a ride a camel on Broome’s Cable Beach. Watch sharks and rays from a glass bottom boat off the coast of Bora Bora, or take a parasailing tour of Moorea. In New Zealand tour Auckland’s wine trail or visit ancient rainforests and black sand beaches.

The number of activities to do offshore is equally matched with activities onboard, and there’s something on offer to suit any guests’ tastes. You can spend your days taking in wine lectures, dance lessons or trying your luck at bingo. Relax beside the pool or indulge in a massage. At night, enjoy P&O’s themed bars, musical productions, comedy acts and live bands. Dress up for Cocktail Night and stay up late dancing and playing in the onboard casino. With all of this on offer, you will feel like you are on a resort at sea, rather than on a cruise!


P&O Cruises are a feast for your senses, with array of dining options and tantalising choices. With “Your Choice Dining” you can choose what to eat, and with whom, when and where. You can dine at the lavish buffet, or choose a four-course a la carte menu in the formal dining room. For an extra special experience, head for steak and seafood at celebrity Chef Luke Mangan’s restaurant, Salt Grill. Have a casual meal at the pizzeria, or relax by the pool with a quick snack. And if none of these take your fancy, room service is available all day.


P&O Cruises are perfect for young sailors, as they have three onboard Children’s Centres to keep kids entertained. For children aged three to six, there is the Turtle Cove offering arts and crafts, movies, scavenger hunts, talent shows and the Ocean Friends Club. The Shark Shack is available for seven to 10 year olds who want to take part in PlayStation competitions, talent shows and more! For 11 to 17 year olds, there is HQ and HQ+ offering sports competitions, pizza parties, hip-hop classes and more cool activities. All of the centres offer fun in a friendly and safe environment.

Pacific Pearl

Pacific Pearl offers an affordable and fun way to cruise. Pacific Pearl cruises are ideal for singles of all ages, young couples, and families, with extensive child and teenager conveniences, including indoor and outdoor play areas and plenty of open deck space, two large pools and a wading pool. The super liner’s 11 decks provide a variety of entertainment including a bar, a casino, Internet café, restaurants, cinema, spa, and atrium lobby shops.

Pacific Pearl cruises boast spacious staterooms with refrigerator, flat-screen TV, walk-in closets and ample storage space. On its 11 decks, you will find entertainment and enjoyment taken to new levels, with a myriad of activities and amenities on board.

Begin your day onboard with a game of tennis, a workout in the gym or have a hot stone massage in the spa to unwind. Have a romantic dinner in Luke Mangan’s Salt Grill or a family dinner at the Waterfront restaurant. The nights glitter with an exciting array of entertainment, including musical performances, comedy shows, cabaret, live music, and dancing. Kids don't miss out, either. With all-day activities available and three children’s centres to choose from, there's plenty to keep them occupied on Pacific Pearl cruises.


The Oasis, Swimming Pool, Spa,

Restaurant, Charlies, Plantation Restaurant, Connexions Bar, Waterfront Restaurant, Marquee Bar, Blue Bar, Bar,

Medical Centre, Shore Excursion Office, Photo Gallery, Reception,

Fitness Center, Gym,


Every meal onboard Pacific Pearl is a delight for your tastebuds, whether you are sampling a la carte selections in The Waterfront Restaurant, tucking into the buffet or enjoying a juicy burger at The Grill.
For something a little different, splash out at the celebrity chef restaurant, Salt Grill by Luke Mangan, and try the delicate crab omelette or liquorice parfait with lime syrup!
Plus, with “Your Choice Dining” onboard Pacific Pearl, you will be able to choose to dine where you want, and when you want. You can even choose to not leave your cabin and have your meals served to your room, with 24 hour room service available every day.


Your children will love their Pacific Pearl cruise, with four onboard Children’s Centres offering the coolest ways to entertain kids and teens. The experienced Youth Activity Team loves organising the age-appropriate activities, and are qualified to look after your children in a safe and secure environment.

Children aged 3 to 6 years old will be able to take part in arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, talent shows and more with the Turtle Cove, while 7 to 10 year olds will be kept entertained all day long at the Shark Shack. For 11 to 17 year olds, there is HQ and HQ+, offering sports competitions, pizza parties, talent shows, mocktail parties and hip-hop classes.
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