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Departs Auckland
On 23 Feb 2019
For 16 nights
To Oceania and Australia
With Seabourn
On Board Seabourn Encore
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Date Port Arrive Depart
23 Feb 19 Auckland, New Zealand 17:00
24 Feb 19 Russell (Bay of Islands), New Zealand 08:00 17:00
25 Feb 19 At Sea
26 Feb 19 Kingston, Norfolk Island, Australia 07:00 15:00
27 Feb 19 At Sea
28 Feb 19 At Sea
01 Mar 19 Milford Sound, New Zealand 07:00 13:00
01 Mar 19 Cruising Fiordland National Park
02 Mar 19 Oban (Halfmoon Bay), New Zealand 10:00 18:00
03 Mar 19 Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand 08:00 18:00
04 Mar 19 Akaroa (Christchurch, NZ) 08:00 19:00
05 Mar 19 Kaikoura, New Zealand 08:00 17:00
06 Mar 19 Nelson, New Zealand 08:00 18:00
07 Mar 19 Wellington, New Zealand 08:00 18:00
08 Mar 19 Napier, New Zealand 10:00 20:00
09 Mar 19 Gisborne, New Zealand 07:00 14:00
10 Mar 19 Tauranga (Rotorua) New Zealand 08:00 19:00
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Seabourn Encore
The new ship is as strikingly beautiful and as excitingly innovative as any Seabourn has ever debuted. It will crown a fleet that is already the newest, most modern and most acclaimed in the ultra-lux.. Read more
16 night cruise sailing from Auckland aboard the Seabourn Encore
Visit Russel bay of islands, Kingston, Milford Sound, Oban (Halfmoon Bay), New Zealand, Dunedin, New Zealand, Akaroa, Kaikoura, Nelson, Wellington, Napier, Gisborne, Tauranga and Auckland.


Auckland is one of the few cities in the world to have harbors on two separate bodies of water. The central part of urban Auckland covers a narrow isthmus between the Manukau Harbor on the Tasman Sea, and the Waitemata Harbor on the Pacific Ocean. In addition, Auckland's diverse geography and warm, humid climate has inspired a lifestyle regularly ranked in the world's top ten. A half hour drive from the city there is an abundance of activities: sailing to a secluded island, trekking through the rainforest, picnicking on a volcano, sampling wines at a vineyard or exploring a black sand beach.


With 144 islands and bays, the Bay of Islands is one of the best maritime parks in the region. Tenders take you ashore to the historic town of Russell, the first permanent European settlement and seaport in New Zealand. From the early 1800's, whaling ships anchored here, and despite the efforts of missionaries, Russell was a rough and lawless town. By 1830, there was a sizable settlement, and after British control was established, conflict developed between British settlers and the indigenous Maoris. Today, Russell is a peaceful retreat with old world charm that comes alive in the summer months as a vacation hideaway for international visitors and Aucklanders. Wander through the historic district, stop in a pub for a refreshment or discover some of Russell's many charming shops.

Milford Sound

Milford Sound is a fjord in the south west of New Zealand's South Island, off the Tasman Sea. Part of the Fjordland National Park and the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site, it has been judged one of the world's top travel destinations in an international survey. Frequently visited by rain, the mountain peaks rising from the waters of Milford Sound are often softened by mist and an air of almost flawless and overpowering mystic calm. Acclaimed as New Zealand's most famous tourist destination.


You might not realize that New Zealand has a third island. It hangs beneath the South Island and is just about the last inhabited place before Antarctica. The island itself is only about four percent inhabited, and that is its attraction. It is an unspoiled piece of primeval New Zealand. Oban is a very small town, about 800 souls. The phonebook is printed on a single sheet of A4 paper!

Port Chalmers

Port Chalmers is the main port for the city of Dunedin. Situated in a natural amphitheater at the head of a long fjord-like inlet, Dunedin was the first permanent European settlement in New Zealand, founded in 1848. Not long afterwards, gold was discovered in the region, and the province quickly became the richest and most influential in the colony. While Christchurch is New Zealand's most English town, Dunedin is its most Scottish; the name Dunedin is the old Gaelic name for Edinburgh. Numerous distinctive and historic buildings remain from the time of its predominantly Scottish settlers, preserving its architectural heritage.


Set on a beautiful, sheltered harbor and nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano, Akaroa is a popular resort village. Located 50 miles southeast of Christchurch, this quaint seaside town is situated on the southern side of the Banks Peninsula and has a distinct French flavor to it. Many street names are of French origin because of its French Whaling and colonial history. One of the first settlements in the Canterbury region of the South New Zealand Island, the town has a rich Maori and British heritage, as well as its French history. Today, the town center is dotted with colonial architecture, and the harbor area is lined with boutiques and cafes.


Backed by a range of the Southern Alps and fronted by a magnificent stretch of sea coast, Kaikoura on the eastern shore of New Zealand’s South Island is a wonderful place in which to contemplate nature. It is famous for whale- and Dolphin-watching, and for the large colony of Southern Fur Seals found nearby. The coastal areas also draw many pelagic seabirds such as albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters close to shore.


Visually stunning, Wellington is nestled between a magnificent harbor and a natural amphitheatre of forest-clad hills. Its compact size, combined with cultural sophistication, makes it New Zealand's most inspiring urban destination. Wellington's cultural crowning jewel is Te Papa, a donation-only museum that celebrates Australasian natural history, science and culture. Exhibits include Maori artifacts, an extensive Pacific Cultures collection and interactive science exhibits. The city's art scene is flourishing, with numerous galleries and craft markets displaying the work of the country's top artists and craftspeople.


Napier, with its pleasant Mediterranean climate and famous Art Deco architecture, is a charming and lively seaside resort located on the eastern side of North Island and is the is the main city and port of the Hawkes Bay province. It also is the largest wool-exporting port in New Zealand, and the nearby Hastings area is famous as a fruit and wine-growing region. In 1931, Napier was almost totally destroyed by a massive earthquake. The city was rebuilt in a Spanish Mission and Art Deco style that is unique to New Zealand.


Tauranga, the principal city on the Bay of Plenty, is the largest export town in New Zealand. Its name, fittingly enough, means "resting place for canoes", as this was the landing place of some of the first Maoris to arrive in New Zealand. The 19th-century missionaries left a legacy of well-planned parks and gardens for today's residents and visitors to enjoy. Tauranga is one of New Zealand's primary kiwi fruit and orchard regions, and the gateway to the geothermal park, Rotorua.
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Seabourn offers luxury small ship cruising that has achieved numerous accolades including World’s Best Small Ship Cruise Line voted for by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel+Leisure readers, and EUCRAS-Gold-Award Best Newcomer of the Year 2011 for the latest addition to the fleet, Seabourn Quest. Since 1988, Seabourn has gained a loyal following with a focus on extremely hospitable and attentive service, sumptuous dining and desirable destinations.

The six strong fleet carries between 208 and 450 passengers per ship. Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Spirit and Seabourn Legend are the original three identical ships, and were last refurbished in 2007 and 2008. The youngest three identical sisters in the fleet, Seabourn Odyssey, Sebourn Sojourn and Seabourn Quest, were launched between 2009 and 2011. The smaller size of Seabourn cruise ships gives them the wonderful advantage of accessing ports that other cruise ships cannot, in Africa, Asia, Canada, New England, the Caribbean, Caribbean, Middle East, India, Northern Europe, South America, Central America and the South Pacific. Seabourn also operates transatlantic cruises and world voyages.


We know that our guests understand fine dining. And celebrated Chef Charlie Palmer delivers on all levels; with an innovative menu that fills the senses with wonder. From traditional fine dining in our open-seating Restaurant and an eclectic and adventurous menu in Restaurant 2 to themed dining in The Colonnade and more casual fare in the Patio Grill, our acclaimed made-to-order dining experience is enhanced by our personal custom of welcoming you like an honored guest - whose preferences are carefully noted, then thoughtfully indulged every night.

Perhaps that's why Seabourn has been honored with the prestigious International Five Star Diamond Award for the last 13 years and was ranked Top Cruise Line Food in Conde Nast Traveler's 2007 Reader's Poll.

Seabourn yachting lifesm offers you a choice of up to five dining venues. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in one of our traditional restaurants. Dine on deck in one of our al fresco eateries, or at your request, you can have dinner from The Restaurant served course-by-course in your suite, complete with white linens, fine china and silver service.

Don't miss special culinary events like Shopping with the ChefSM at local markets in select ports around the world. Learn from the masters of the Chef's CircleSM as guest chefs from well-known restaurants share their culinary secrets. Enjoy tempting treats and rare estate teas, compliments of our popular Seabourn to a TeaSM, complete with white glove service and relaxing, live music.

No matter what your dining pleasure, Seabourn's award-winning staff is there for you - when you want... with what you want.


An adult must accompany children under 18 years of age traveling with Seabourn Cruise Line. If that adult is not the legal parent or guardian, written permission from the parent is required.

Quick Stats

Cruise Line Seabourn
Passenger Capacity 600
Tonnage 40350
Length 690
Launched 30th Nov 2015

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Seabourn Encore

The new ship is as strikingly beautiful and as excitingly innovative as any Seabourn has ever debuted. It will crown a fleet that is already the newest, most modern and most acclaimed in the ultra-luxury segment. Modeled on the award-winning trio of ships introduced with Seabourn Odyssey in 2009, Seabourn Encore represents another welcome stage in the evolution of small-ship cruising, which Seabourn pioneered and has consistently expanded and enriched. An additional sister-ship, Seabourn Ovation, is scheduled for delivery in 2018. Both sisters will deliver a wealth of new concepts, a fresh vision and a host of illuminating ideas to delight the world’s most discerning travelers.
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