Comprehensive New Zealand
 
15 DAYS
Star Breeze
Auckland to Auckland
Departure Date:
?Cruise only from $4,799 USD per guest
? All-inclusive from $6,134 USD per guest
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Auckland to Auckland
Your adventure begins in Auckland. Stake out must-sees from 1,076-feet in the air at Sky Tower. Enter the yachters’ beloved Mercury Bay to explore beautiful beaches or try game fishing. An overnight in Wellington offers a chance to explore the Te Papa Maori cultural museum, gorgeous beaches, and a waterfront promenade. In Christchurch, visit Hagley Park Botanic Gardens and punt on the Avon River. Stroll Baldwin Street in Dunedin, designated a UNESCO City of Literature. On Stewart Island, see parakeets, tui and kiwi birds, and paddle picturesque bays. UNESCO site Fiordland National Park boasts many deep fjords, most notably Milford Sound.  Spend a relaxing day at sea on the way to Picton, where fantastic hiking, biking and the exceptional sauvignon blancs of the Marlborough Region await. In Kaikoura, witness sperm whales, fur seals, and dolphins, and try local crayfish. New Zealand is teeming with sheep; find some of the country’s most beautiful Merino wool creations in Napier. Unveil the underlying Maori culture in Gisborne, and walk the wine trail. Tauranga’s sparkling harbor and blue skies welcome you to the home of The Hobbit and leave a lasting impression before your voyage concludes in Auckland.
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Day 1: Auckland
The first thing to notice when you see Auckland is the 1,076-foot-high Sky Tower, the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere offering amazing panoramic views.  The area was settled by the Maori around 1350 and was settled by Europeans in the early 1800s.  The land here is rich and fertile and the economy is good.  Take a ferry to Waiheke Island, known for its beaches, forests, vineyards and olive groves or stroll along Ponsonby Street known for arts, cafes, culture and historic villas.
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Day 2: Russell
One of New Zealand’s most popular destinations, Russell was New Zealand’s first seaport and first European settlement. A stroll around town will show you New Zealand’s oldest Roman Catholic building from 1841, known as Pompallier, and Christ Church, the oldest existing church there. Russell is also the gateway to the Bay of Islands.
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Day 4: Wellington
The inviting compact capital of New Zealand has a waterfront promenade, sandy beaches, an interesting working harbor and colorful wood houses in the surrounding hills. Strong winds frequently through the strait here have given it the nickname “Windy Wellington.” Work in a visit to Te Papa, an interactive and innovative national museum that showcases Maori culture, art heritage and the fascinating history of New Zealand.
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Day 5: Wellington
The inviting compact capital of New Zealand has a waterfront promenade, sandy beaches, an interesting working harbor and colorful wood houses in the surrounding hills. Strong winds frequently through the strait here have given it the nickname “Windy Wellington.” Work in a visit to Te Papa, an interactive and innovative national museum that showcases Maori culture, art heritage and the fascinating history of New Zealand.
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Day 6: Lyttelton (Christchurch)
If Dunedin is a bit of Scotland then Christchurch is a bit of England, right down to the Avon River flowing through the city and its plethora of parks and gardens. The Botanical Garden is well worth a trip, or set your sights on a different terrain. This city has been a gateway to the Antarctic since the early 1900s and you can gain insight into the frozen frontier at the International Antarcrtic Center.
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Day 7: Port Chalmers (Dunedin)
Scottish Dunedin offers the best of both worlds. Take in grand Victorian and Edwardian building like the iconic Railway Station and New Zealand's only castle. Head to the Otago Peninsula to see rare yellow-eyed penguins. Or ride a historic train through spectacular Taieri Gorge.
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Day 8: Oban
The main settlement of Stewart Island is a haven for bird life like kaka, parakeets, tui and New Zealand’s national bird, the kiwi.  Pleasantly located on a vista of picturesque bays and coves with lush vegetation, activities around Oban include hiking, sea kayaking, diving, or take one of New Zealand’s Great Walks to Maori Beach, the site of a 1913 lumber mill.
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Day 9: Cruising Dusky Sound
Dusky Sound is 25 miles (40 kilometers)in length and 5 miles (8 kilometers) wide at its widest point and over 300 islands in this Sound. Keep an eye out for the endangered Fiordland Penguin with its distinctive wild yellow-striped eyebrows.
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Day 9: Cruising Doubtful Sound
Be out on deck to experience the beauty of Fiordland National Park, the largest of the 14 national parks in New Zealand. It is a major part of the Te Wahipounamu UNESCO site. Two rare bird species live here – the Takahe, thought to be extinct was found in the mountains here, and the Kakapo, the world’s only flightless parrot has refuge here as well.
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Day 11: Picton
Picton is the starting point for exploring the Marlborough region of New Zealand and their delicious sauvignon blanc wines.  Tiny and picturesque, Picton is ideal for the naturalist or the foodie. Hike or bike along the 43-mile Queen Charlotte Track, explore the nearby wildlife sanctuaries, indulge your taste buds with refreshing white wine and taste the famous green-lipped mussels indigenous to Marlborough Sounds.
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Day 12: Kaikoura
Known for its abundant wildlife, Kaikoura is the place to go if you want to see sperm whales, New Zealand fur seals and dolphins who live year-round in the coastal waters here. The Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway will take you from the town center to impressive lookout points at Point Kean. Make sure to try a plate of their well-known crayfish and check out the Fyffe House and Museum, built on a whale bone foundation.
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Day 13: Napier
The small, charming and lively seaside resort of Napier is famous for its Art Deco architecture like the zigzag-patterned Daily Telegraph Building and the nearby fruit and Hawke’s Bay wine-growing region. It is the largest wool-exporting port in New Zealand with a lovely tree-lined waterfront promenade, home of the Pania of the Reef statue of a Maori maiden, the symbol of the city.
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Day 14: Gisborne
Known for its surf beaches, like Makorori or Midway, and wineries, the unofficial “Chardonnay Capital of New Zealand,” Gisborne has a delightful wine trail that leads to boutique wineries. Maori culture can be seen here at the Tairawhiti Museum, Titirangi Reserve and Te Pho-o-Rawiri. Gisborne is also known for some amazing food.
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Day 15: Tauranga
Beautiful Tauranga with its sparkling harbor, warm climate and blue skies is New Zealand’s fifth largest city and is known for the relaxed lifestyle there.  Among the attractions is the Waitomo Glowworm Caves where a glowworm species exclusive to New Zealand can be found. This is also the home of The Hobbit on the movie set where many scenes from Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were filmed.
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Day 16: Auckland
The first thing to notice when you see Auckland is the 1,076-foot-high Sky Tower, the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere offering amazing panoramic views.  The area was settled by the Maori around 1350 and was settled by Europeans in the early 1800s.  The land here is rich and fertile and the economy is good.  Take a ferry to Waiheke Island, known for its beaches, forests, vineyards and olive groves or stroll along Ponsonby Street known for arts, cafes, culture and historic villas.
The Windstar Life
The Windstar staff-to-guest ratio is 1:1.5, and it shows.The moment you board you’ll feel it: an ever-attentive crew at your service, providing you with what you want and need, when you want and need it.
Cooking Demonstrations
Open Bridge
Friendly and Relaxed Atmosphere
Local and Live Performances
Signature Sail Away
Crew Talent Show
Enjoy regionally inspired treatments at World Spa by Windstar
Take In The Sun
Complimentary 24 Hour Room Service
Relax at the Pool or Hot Tub
Relax With A Morning Yoga Session
Genuine and Thoughtful Crew
Signature Onboard Barbecue
Shopping With The Chef
Watersports Platform
Accommodations & Pricing
This all-suite ship completed renovation as part of the $250 Million Star Plus Initiative to provide more of what our guests love.
Star Porthole Suite
Star Porthole Suite
These rooms represent a nod to the sailing tradition of porthole windows. And while sailors might have had cramped quarters, your 277 square foot stateroom is wonderfully spacious and furnished with all the modern amenities and comforts of home.
? Cruise only from $4,799 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,134 per guest
Ocean View Suite
Ocean View Suite
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $4,999 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,334 per guest
Ocean View Suite 1
Ocean View Suite 1
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $5,099 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,434 per guest
Star Ocean View Suite 1
Star Ocean View Suite 1
As soon as you walk through the door, you’re greeted with an open living area for a more welcoming entrance. Drift off to sleep by the window in your queen bed as you watch the same stars that sailors used to navigate the seas hundreds of years ago.
? Cruise only from $5,299 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,634 per guest
Ocean View Suite 2
Ocean View Suite 2
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $5,399 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,734 per guest
Ocean View Suite 3
Ocean View Suite 3
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $5,599 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,934 per guest
Balcony Suite
Balcony Suite
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $6,599 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $7,934 per guest
Star Balcony Suite
Star Balcony Suite
As soon as you walk through the door, you’re greeted with an open living area for a more welcoming entrance. Drift off to sleep by the window in your queen bed as you watch the same stars that sailors used to navigate the seas hundreds of years ago.
? Cruise only from $6,799 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $8,134 per guest
Balcony Suite 1
Balcony Suite 1
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $6,899 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $8,234 per guest
Star Balcony Suite 1
Star Balcony Suite 1
As soon as you walk through the door, you’re greeted with an open living area for a more welcoming entrance. Drift off to sleep by the window in your queen bed as you watch the same stars that sailors used to navigate the seas hundreds of years ago.
? Cruise only from $7,099 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $8,434 per guest
Deluxe Suite
Deluxe Suite
Brand new Deluxe Suites welcome you with 468 square feet of casually elegant living space and an ocean viewing French balcony. All these suites feature 3rd berths, and a sleep-inducing queen bed easily converted to twins.
? Cruise only from $9,199 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $10,534 per guest
Classic Suite
Classic Suite
Relax in 400 to 530 spacious square feet. Your living area offers beautiful views from the forward-facing window and French doors onto your private veranda. Two spacious closets give you plenty of room to unpack.
? Cruise only from $10,299 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $11,634 per guest
Guaranteed Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
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Guaranteed Balcony Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Balcony Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Balcony Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
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Owner's Suite
Owner's Suite
With 575 square feet, your Owner’s Suite offers separate living room and dining areas. A veranda, two flat-screen TVs and DVD players, and a full master bath and separate powder room indulge you in spacious comfort. 
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Star Breeze
Carrying only 312 guests, Star Breeze still tucks into small ports like Le Lavandou and Wrangell or narrow waterways like the Corinth and Keil Canal. Learn more about the newly renovated ship and the $250 Million Star Plus Initiative.
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! ITINERARY CHANGE Auckland TO Auckland 15 days on Star Breeze X
Please note that this itinerary has been updated
Date
Port
Arrive
Depart
Fri Jan 5
Auckland
Arrive:
Depart:5:00 PM
Sat Jan 6
Russell
Arrive:7:00 AM
Depart:4:00 PM
Sun Jan 7
AT SEA
Arrive:
Depart:
Mon Jan 8
Wellington
Arrive:1:00 PM
Depart:
Tue Jan 9
Wellington
Arrive:
Depart:5:00 PM
Wed Jan 10
Lyttelton (Christchurch)
Arrive:8:00 AM
Depart:4:30 PM
Thu Jan 11
Port Chalmers (Dunedin)
Arrive:9:00 AM
Depart:6:00 PM
Fri Jan 12
Oban
Arrive:8:00 AM
Depart:5:00 PM
Sat Jan 13
Cruising Dusky Sound
Arrive:7:00 AM
Depart:
Sat Jan 13
Cruising Doubtful Sound
Arrive:
Depart:8:00 PM
Sun Jan 14
AT SEA
Arrive:
Depart:
Mon Jan 15
Picton
Arrive:11:00 AM
Depart:9:00 PM
Tue Jan 16
Kaikoura
Arrive:8:00 AM
Depart:4:00 PM
Wed Jan 17
Napier
Arrive:1:00 PM
Depart:10:00 PM
Thu Jan 18
Gisborne
Arrive:8:00 AM
Depart:4:00 PM
Fri Jan 19
Tauranga
Arrive:9:00 AM
Depart:6:00 PM
Sat Jan 20
Auckland
Arrive:8:00 AM
Depart: