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Picton, New Zealand Luxury Cruises

The South Island of New Zealand is defined by its gorgeous landscapes and incomparable sense of adventure, and Picton, one of the main ports along its coastline, embodies these values to a tee. With a thoroughly pleasant climate, crystal clear waters, and an effortless atmosphere of tranquillity, Picton deserves to become one of New Zealand’s premier cruise ports.

Dark green hills seem to blend perfectly with the expanse of the town, which finds sanctuary within a deep gulch lying between the towering mountain peaks that dominate the rugged landscape. Rather than creating the impression of constraint, the surrounding lush slopes provide a perfect contrast with the azure expanse of water which can lead travellers further on to the Marlborough and Queen Charlotte Sounds.

Sightseeing in Picton

Eco World Aquarium

This pioneering aquarium gives you the chance for close up encounters with some of the most unique animals on earth. Primarily used as a rehab centre in which the fauna of the New Zealand coast can recover in peace, the Eco World Aquarium is home to little blue penguins, dinosaur-like Tuatara lizards, and giant turtles. Not only can you observe these animals in their enclosures, but eco world offers the incredible chance to get to enjoy both a tour of the penguin colony and the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, which features different critters each and every day.

The Queen Charlotte Sound

This drowned river valley (or ria) runs all the way down to the Cook Strait, winding its way past the South Island coastline. Near the head of the sound is the town of Picton proper, but a chartered ship excursion can take you to stunning locales like All ports island, a lush green islet which has been untouched by human development. The calm waters make it extremely popular for sailing and snorkelling, something you’ll be rushing to do once you get even a short glimpse at its incomparable natural beauty.

Mikhail Lermontov Shipwreck

The potential for scuba diving along the stretch of the sounds is limitless, with kaleidoscope colours of hundreds of fish species and coral reefs brightening the waters. But there are attractions in the depths worthy of standing out from the crowd, and this is undoubtedly one of them. This former USSR Cruise ship now rests on the sands of the ocean floor off of Port Gore, inviting travellers to discover its secrets. There are professional diving guides all over the island well-versed in the interior, so a trip to see its submerged swimming pools, ballrooms and radio mast are both fascinating and easy to organise.

Shopping in Picton

Picton is home to some of New Zealand’s most unique boutique and independent gift shops. Arts and crafts, locally made products and fresh fruit are very much the order of the day, creating a tantalising collection of unique souvenirs.

Eating out in Picton

The aptly named le café is a brilliant quayside location in which to rest up and enjoy some delicacies. Make sure to indulge in the fresh mussels and the sautéed lamb loin.

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New Zealand, Tasmania & Australia
  23 November 2020
  Celebrity Solstice
  12 nights
  Pacific

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Cruise & Fly
£3789pp
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£2669pp
Australia & New Zealand
  21 December 2020
  Seabourn Encore
  16 nights
  Pacific

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£10279pp
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Australia/New Zealand Voyage
  04 January 2021
  Azamara Pursuit
  17 nights
  Pacific

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£4259pp
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£2659pp
Australia & New Zealand
  14 January 2021
  Celebrity Solstice
  11 nights
  Pacific

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£4429pp
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£3229pp
New Zealand Intensive Voyage
  21 January 2021
  Azamara Pursuit
  16 nights
  Pacific

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Cruise & Fly
£4399pp
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£3179pp
Australia & New Zealand
  22 January 2021
  Seabourn Encore
  16 nights
  Pacific

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£8799pp
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£7119pp
Australia & New Zealand
  26 January 2021
  Celebrity Eclipse
  11 nights
  Pacific

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£4449pp
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£3919pp
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  06 February 2021
  Azamara Pursuit
  17 nights
  Pacific

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Cruise & Fly
£4479pp
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£3429pp
Australia & New Zealand
  24 March 2021
  Celebrity Solstice
  11 nights
  Pacific

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£3789pp
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£3229pp
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  04 January 2022
  Azamara Journey
  16 nights
  Pacific

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£5989pp
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£4399pp
Miami Roundtrip
  17 January 2022
  Crystal Serenity
  116 nights
  Worldwide

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£35799pp
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  20 January 2022
  Azamara Journey
  16 nights
  Pacific

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