According to Maori legend, New Zealand was fished from the sea by the clever Polynesian demigod, Maui. The North Island is known as Maui's fish and the South Island, Maui's canoe. Join your fellow Princetonians in discovering both — fittingly by sea — over the new year holiday.
Cruise from the South Island's stunning Milford Sound to cosmopolitan Auckland in the North aboard the Caledonian Sky, an ideal vessel for exploring New Zealand's islands, fiords, and craggy coastline. Get a front row seat to the natural beauty for which New Zealand is known and marvel at the aptly-named Remarkables range, glacial fjords and volcanic mud pots. The cultural elements that make up New Zealand today are nearly as varied and as rich as the natural ones. Explore the heartland of Maori culture in Rotorua and visit the stunning Te Papa Tongarewa Museum, which illuminates the history of the native people of New Zealand, and understand New Zealand's economic realities with a visit to a working sheep station and visits to the business centers along the coast.
A post-cruise extension to Sydney, Australia, will be available (1/11-14).
Please note: Princeton travelers will be joined on this Journey by travelers from Harvard, MIT and Smith.