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Black Watch
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Black Watch, Maori Culture & Polynesian Paradise ex Callao to Sydney
Selected Sailing Date: 29 Jan 2018
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Cruise Description

28 Night Wonders of the World 2018 World Cruise Sector departing from Callao to Sydney onboard Black Watch.

There’s a plethora of highlights to experience on this magnificent 28-night cruise across the Pacific aboard Black Watch, from sun-kissed islands and unspoilt natural landscapes; to monolithic man-made wonders and soaring skyscrapers.

Your exotic holiday begins in Peru with an overnight stay in Callao, gateway to the sprawling capital, Lima. Take the short trip to savour the city’s fine Spanish colonial structures and pick up souvenirs at the busy markets before setting sail to Paracas. From here you can encounter seals, penguins, flamingos and much more on a tour to the protected Paracas National Reserve; or journey to Islas Ballestas, Peru’s ‘mini Galápagos’. Then you’ll set sail across the Pacific Ocean towards New Zealand, stopping at stunning islands en route. At Hanga Roa you’ll find fascinating archaeological sites, including the island’s world-famous Moai statues; and you’ll also enjoy a scenic cruise past the volcanic island of Pitcairn before finding paradise in French Polynesia. The lush interiors, sandy beaches and fauna-rich waters of Tahiti and Bora Bora will take your breath away and present endless photo opportunities.

The next stop is Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. In the exploratory spirit of Captain Cook, why not take in the island’s unspoilt landscapes on an adventure into the dense forests; or perhaps snorkel the sapphire-blue lagoons and see the tropical fauna up-close. Finally you’ll reach New Zealand’s shores, calling first into the bustling city of Auckland. During your day here you can compare the modern cityscape – which is dominated by the Southern Hemisphere’s tallest structure, the Sky Tower – with a number of natural attractions surrounding the city. Highlights include the unique Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Mission Bay and the laid-back Waiheke Island, where sampling local wines is a must. Before your memorable cruise comes to a close in Sydney, the naturally and historically important Bay of Islands is yours to explore. Don’t miss the chance to visit Waitangi Treaty House, the symbol of New Zealand’s birth; see native Kauri trees at a protected reserve; and take a boat trip to the famed ‘Hole in the Rock’. Keep your eyes peeled here, you might spot dolphins and other magical marine fauna too.

Highlights of this cruise:

Callao, Peru
From Callao explore the Peruvian capital, Lima and learn about the country's dramatic history, from the Inca Empire to the Spanish conquistadors.

Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
Located between two volcanos, Hanga Roa - the capital of Easter Island - is a truly beautiful, historic settlement and - thanks to its shops and other services - is the perfect base for tours of the island's pretty natural landscapes and famous archaeological sites.

Papeete, Tahiti
French Polynesia is comprised of over 100 islands and atolls, with Tahiti possibly being the most famous thanks to its soaring peaks, lush valleys,cascading waterfalls and stunning vistas. The bustling city of Papeete is home to the world’s only Pearl Museum and an array of natural treasures including the Faarumai Waterfalls and spring garden of Vaipahi.

Bora-Bora, French Polynesia
With incredible sandy beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see, grand palm trees swaying gently in the breeze and turquoise waters filled with turtles, sharks, rays and tropical fish, It is hard to find the right words to describe the magic that emanates from this special paradise island.

Rarotonga, Cook Islands
According to Captain James Cook - the man who named these islands - when you arrive in Rarotonga you are arriving at the most detached parts of the earth. As you relax on the glorious beaches and explore the unspoilt, natural beauty of the dense jungle and sloping valleys, you feel like you are on another planet, a world away from hectic modern cities.

Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland - New Zealand's largest city - is a modern-day showcase of prosperity and self-confidence. Boasting an abundance of attractions and experiences - both within the city centre and the stunning natural landscapes that surround it - there's so much to see and do here.

Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Captain Cook, on his first visit here in 1769, chose the name because of the 150 or so islands dotted around its deep-blue waters. Russell was the first permanent European settlement in New Zealand and it was here that the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between the Maori people and the British in 1840.

Sydney, Australia
Sydney, Australia is one of the world's most exciting, must-visit modern cities. Home to the famous Harbour Bridge and Opera House - two of the most iconic structures on Earth - it is easy to understand why Sydney is so highly regarded. A timeless, charming city, you will fall in love with this cosmopolitan metropolis as soon as you step off the ship.

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