Experience New Zealand as early Polynesians and explorers once did—by exploring its coastlines by ship. Voyage from Auckland to Milford Sound and explore New Zealand’s North and South Islands and breathtaking Fiordland.

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New Zealand by Sea

A Circumnavigation Cruise of the South Island

13 days | Full tour details to be announced soon

Experience New Zealand as early Polynesians and explorers once did—by exploring its coastlines by ship. Voyage from Auckland to Milford Sound and explore New Zealand’s North and South Islands and breathtaking Fiordland.

or Call 855-330-1542

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I have been with various travel groups but this trip was better than any I've ever been on. Everything was well planned; these guys had it to down to a science. On most tours at least one thing goes wrong, but not with Smithsonian. They're total experts and professionals and I can't think of anything that they could have done better.

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SHIP

Le Bellot

Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 staterooms and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.

As the fifth ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Bellot will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy, and comfort.

Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with luxury service.

Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.