We will sail Seabourn Encore under the stars of the Southern Cross, the constellation that graces the flags of lands as warm and welcoming, as unique, spirited and stunningly beautiful as the ship herself. The multi-colored miracle of the Great Barrier Reef, the sun-swept splendor of Sydney Harbour and the soaring majesty of Milford Sound make fitting backdrops for Seabourn Encore’s debut. Cultured, cosmopolitan Melbourne, Auckland and Wellington well suit her sophistication, while her elegant precision is reflected in the traditional Maori haka ritual. The rustic charm of Oban together with Dunedin’s Scottish heritage and Picton’s majestic coast lay the framework for a magnificent maiden season.
Ventures by Seabourn New Zealand
A Travel Blog from Seabourn
Read the latest Australia & New Zealand articles on Seabourn’s digital magazine, Current – the newest way to find out about some of the most unique Seabourn destinations.
"The Best Time to Visit Sydney"
Visit Current to learn about Sydney, Australia. Get some quick tips to help you figure out the best time to go, based on what you like to do most — as well as some options that’ll help you squeeze maximum fun out of your stay, no matter the weather.
More on Australia & New Zealand from Current:
"Rocks of Ages: The Spectacular Beauty of New Zealand’s Milford Sound"
"All You Need to Know about the Southern Lights"
"The Haka: Poetry in Motion"
Auckland, New Zealand
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Milford Sound, New Zealand
Australia and New Zealand Travel Articles: Learn More About Australia and New Zealand
Sailing Australia and New Zealand with Seabourn gives guests the opportunity to visit both bustling cities and beautiful, remote islands. In Sydney, visit the landmark Opera House and the cross the Harbour Bridge. Explore the laneways in Melbourne for shopping and street art. In New Zealand, visit the idyllic countryside and enjoy a Sheep Farm tour, complete with tea and a sheep dog demonstration.
If you want a less urban experience take in the wine and wildlife on Phillip Island or go for an outing to learn about Maori culture and the haka. Excursions to UNESCO World Heritage site Cockatoo Island and viewing the Southern Lights will give you memories for a lifetime.