Carnival Legend to sail one-off New Zealand cruise in 2017

Carnival ship will make three inaugural calls in Dunedin, Wellington and Akaroa
Carnival Legend to sail one-off New Zealand cruise in 2017

By Rebecca Gibson |

Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Legend is to make three inaugural port calls during a one-off cruise from Australia to New Zealand in January 2017.

Departing Sydney, Australia on 7 January 2017, the 10-night Carnival Legend cruise will make maiden calls at Dunedin, Wellington and Akaroa in New Zealand. Guests will also enjoy scenic cruising in the Fiordland National Park Sounds.

Shore excursion highlights will include a tour of filming locations for Lord of the Rings in Wellington, swimming with Hector's Dolphins in Akaroa and an off-road cross country tour while in Dunedin.

“New Zealand is a fantastic family destination with plenty of outdoor action on offer for kids and parents alike, whether they want to get up close with the local wildlife or try a great adventure activity like sea kayaking around the Otago Peninsula from our latest destination Dunedin,” said Jennifer Vandekreeke, Carnival’s vice president of Australia.

Families onboard the 2680-guest, 12-deck Carnival Legend will also be able to enjoy Carnival's renowned hospitality as they cross the Tasman, with the ship offering more than 20 restaurants, bars and lounges, as well as its popular Green Thunder – the fastest and steepest waterslide at sea – and a splash park, sports court and mini-golf. Entertainment includes world class productions shows as well as offerings unique to Carnival likeHasbro, The Game Show and the whimsical Seuss at Sea program. The cruise will be the only opportunity for Carnival guests to sail to New Zealand in 2017, but Carnival will return to the country in January 2018.

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