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Browse the top ships visiting New Zealand during 2023-2024 below. These small ships have been hand selected to provide an excellent experience onboard with world class service and extraordinary activities during the day exploring New Zealand. Some of the most popular destinations visited on these small ship itineraries are Dunedin, Campbell Island, The Snares, Milford Sound, and Auckland. The most popular things to do while on a small ship cruise to New Zealand are cruises, small ship cruises, wildlife viewing, wildlife & safari exploration, and village visits. Not sure which ship is the best match for you to explore New Zealand? Just contact one of Adventure Life's New Zealand small ship cruise experts for advice on selecting the perfect ship and planning the perfect trip to New Zealand.
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$42,910
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Le Commandant Charcot

The polar explorer ship Le Commandant Charcot travels to remote regions of the Arctic and Antarctic. This expedition ship is unique because of its revolutionary and environmentally friendly design.
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National Geographic Endurance
$52,990
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National Geographic Endurance

National Geographic Endurance, a purpose-built cruise ship capable of year-round operations in the arctic regions, with the highest ice class rating (PC5 Category A) ever achieved by a cruise ship of its size (126 guests). The sloping X-bow is designed to decrease movement in the roughest of seas and also results in higher fuel efficiency and lower emissions for less environmental impact.
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Heritage Adventurer
$3,495
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Heritage Adventurer

Heritage Adventurer is a true pioneering expedition vessel of exceptional pedigree. Often referred to as the 'Grande Dame of Polar Exploration' due to her celebrated history and refined design, she was purpose-built for adventure in 1991 at Finland's Rauma shipyard and specifically designed for Polar exploration.
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Le Soleal
$8,400
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Le Soleal

Cruise the polar regions in luxury aboard the Le Soleal. This small ship carries 224 passengers in luxurious accommodations with first class amenities.
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The Ortelius
$28,450
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Ortelius

The ice-strengthened vessel Ortelius is an excellent ship for Polar expedition cruises in the Arctic and Antarctica, providing us with possibilities to adventure remote locations such as the Ross Sea in the Antarctic and Franz Josef Land in the Arctic.
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The National Geographic Orion at sunset
$15,160
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National Geographic Orion

The creation of the National Geographic Orion in 2003 heralds a new breed of expedition ship: a state-of-the-art vessel which combines the latest advances in ship design and communication technology with all the style and comfort of a luxury cruise ship.
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Coral Adventurer
$5,050
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Coral Adventurer

This brand new 120-passenger ship cruises the stunning Kimberly Coast and New Guinea with expansive teak decking, spacious dining rooms and lounges, stylish interior and exterior teak furnishings and revitalized décor.
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Heritage Explorer
$2,920
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Heritage Explorer

A new era of exploration along the New Zealand coast has begun with the addition of the Heritage Explorer to Heritage Expedition's small ship fleet. At just 18 people on board, Heritage Explorer sets a new bar for New Zealand discovery travel by providing the ultimate in comfort while still maintaining a customized experience.
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$7,425
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Coral Geographer

Arriving in December 2020, the 120-passenger Coral Geographer will feature state-of-the-art specifications and expedition features as her sister ship, Coral Adventurer.
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Le Laperouse
$6,120
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Le Laperouse

Experience the luxurious settings that Le Laperouse offers while you enjoy the authenticity and passion for travel on each itinerary. Its contemporary decor and comfortable, fully equipped suites make it the ideal small cruise ship for exploring the Arctic, Mediterranean and even the Seychelles Islands.
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SH Minerva in Arntarctica
$21,931
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SH Minerva

5-star elegant Scandi-design boutique ship offers you an intimate setting from which you will be fully immersed in all the sights and scenery of your voyage.
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Seabourn Odyssey in a cove.
$8,299
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Seabourn Odyssey

With their unmatched sense of style, elegance and grace, Seabourn luxury cruise ships beckon you to travel beyond the bounds of the imagination.
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Spirit of Enderby
$4,995
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Spirit of Enderby

Fully ice-strengthened for expedition travel, the Spirit of Enderby carries just 50 guests in comfortable accommodations. Knowledgeable guides experienced in field research join passengers onboard for polar excursions in both the Arctic and Antarctic regions. While not luxurious, the ship has a bar & dining room and offers expedition equipment.
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