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Southbound Voyage to Auckland

Ship: Astor • Departs: London Tilbury • Sail Date: Sunday 15th Oct 2017 • Duration: 42 nights
Cruise Code: A850

An epic voyage via the West Indies, Panama Canal and South Pacific

This epic southbound voyage provides an opportunity to visit some of those places that you thought you may never get the chance to visit - all in one outstanding itinerary. Sailing from the UK to New Zealand, you will visit the West Indies; navigate the Panama Canal; call in on Acapulco in Mexico; discover island paradises of the South Pacific and be enthralled by New Zealand’s dramatic scenery.

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Relax and enjoy lazy days and carefree evenings as Astor heads for the Caribbean calling at beautiful Madeira en route. The beautiful beaches of Antigua and Barbados are something that you will have the chance to explore, plus St Lucia, a stunning volcanic island with green jungles, tropical vegetation and blue coves. A highlight will be Astor’s navigation of the iconic Panama Canal, the body of water that separates North America and South America, as well as the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The 100 year old manmade canal is an engineering wonder. And waiting for you at the other end is Acapulco, Mexico’s oldest and most well known beach resort, often seen in Hollywood movies and TV shows.

The trip from here to Auckland, New Zealand is no less impressive, with stops at three amazingly scenic French Polynesian islands of Nuku Hiva, Tahiti and Moorea. You will be introduced to a Pacific island lifestyle that will be difficult to leave behind. Cross the International Dateline to Auckland, where a blend of harbour, islands, Polynesian culture and modern city environment has created a lifestyle ranked amongst the best in the world.

Cruise Highlights

  • St. Lucia is famous for its stunning Pitons, a UNESCO world-heritage site, and picturesque Marigot Bay, a natural cove and safe anchorage for a fleet of international yachts.
  • Acapulco offers famous attractions including Acapulco Bay and La Quebrada cliffs where you can see daredevil divers risking life and limb as they jump off the cliff’s edge.
  • Mountain peaks, amazing waterfalls, beautiful beaches and blue lagoons await you on the French Polynesian island of Tahiti - the Queen of the Pacific.
  • Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’ is home to the impressive National Maritime Museum and the Sky Tower, the tallest structure in the southern hemisphere.

Please note that the duration stated for this cruise, that crosses the international dateline, is based on the calendar year. It is however, priced accordingly to take into account of any lost or gained days when crossing the date line.

Highlights may be subject to pre-registering specific shore excursions and are subject to operation and weather conditions.


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