ONBOARD Crystal Serenity – Days at Sea are great to spend by the pool!
Day 31 Friday February 13, 2015 At Sea
Day 32 Saturday February 14, 2015 Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Kia Orana and welcome to Rarotonga, the main island of the Cook group. This splendid island chain was named in honor of the great explorer Captain James Cook. Rarotonga’s richly covered mountains rise 2,000 feet above white-sand beaches; and its encircling coral reefs create beautiful, safe lagoons. The hospitality here is warm and spontaneous. Smiling faces greet you at every turn of the road. Traditional cultures have been retained on an island where tranquil lifestyles are uncomplicated by the pace of the outside world. You will be captivated by the exuberant dancing and easygoing ways of the gentle islanders.
Day 33 Sunday February 15, 2015 At Sea
Day 34 Monday February 16, 2015 At Sea
Day 35 Wednesday February 18, 2015 Crossing the International Dateline
Day 36 Thursday February 19, 2015 Auckland, New Zealand (Overnight)
Day 37 Friday February 20, 2015 Auckland, New Zealand (Overnight)
Day 38 Saturday February 21, 2015 Auckland, New Zealand
Welcome to Auckland, the “City of Sails,” New Zealand’s largest city is along the shores of an extinct volcanic cone known as Rangitoto, often visible to the east. Auckland’s population of over one million people represents almost a third of the country’s total.
New Zealand seems to have a bit of everything: great natural beauty, friendly people, magnificent glacier-studded mountain ranges, sculpted fjords, pristine untouched beaches, lush rainforest, an endless array of sporting activities, and, not to be forgotten, plenty of sheep and rolling farmland.
Auckland is the perfect city from which to experience most of what New Zealand has to offer. The city lies astride a narrow isthmus between the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean on two harbors, the Waitemata and Manukau. Auckland and New Zealand’s geographic and cultural treasures beckon for your discovery. An enthusiastic welcome awaits you at this thriving city by the sea.
Day 39 Sunday February 22, 2015 Tauranga, New Zealand (overnight)
Sprawling along the sweeping bay, Tauranga is a popular summer resort and one of the country’s most important ports for the export of kiwi fruit, timber, and dairy products. It is also the gateway for Rotorua, the geothermal wonderland that is one of New Zealand’s most famous attractions.