Napier Cruises

Cape Kidnappers Bird Safari and Sheep Station
Hawke's Bay Wine Country
Māori Waka War Canoe Experience

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New Zealand’s Napier, located on Hawke’s Bay on the eastern coast of North Island, is a charismatic MSC World Cruise destination. This scenic city boasts beautiful Art Deco buildings, wonderful wineries, a fascinating Māori history, and an incredible range of restaurants.
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:

• Cape Kidnappers Bird Safari and Sheep Station
• Hawke's Bay Wine Country
• Māori Waka War Canoe Experience

Enjoy an MSC Cruises excursion to Cape Kidnappers Safari and Summerlee Sheep Station, situated on magnificent Hawke’s Bay. At the cape, visit the largest gannet colony on planet Earth where you’ll see a thriving ecosystem for nesting and breeding. Watch as over 20,000 birds fly and swoop, performing their ritual dances. Next, stop by the scenic Summerlee Sheep Station, which is home to more than 5,000 sheep and cattle.

Warm, sunny winters and long, hot summers provide Hawke’s Bay with the perfect conditions to produce award-winning wines. On an MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll venture through the glorious landscapes of New Zealand’s oldest wine region where you’ll sample Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay. Tour the famous Ngatarawa Winery and enjoy a premium drop at Abbey Cellars, or hit the renowned Mission Estate, New Zealand’s oldest winery.

Gain unparalleled insight into Māori traditions on a fascinating MSC Cruises excursion. Board a Waka Taua (war canoe), where you’ll learn ancient tribal paddling techniques. Listen to a guide sharing historic sea tales about the Pacific Ocean whilst rowing to the rhythm of traditional songs. Next, sail to the sacred site of Matahiwi Marae, where you’ll enjoy a light Māori meal cooked on stones in the ground.

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    New Zealand

    Kiwi spotting in a land of pioneers and adventurers
    Kiwi spotting in a land of pioneers and adventurers

    New Zealand lies in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, in Oceania.

    It is made up of two main islands: North Island and South Island, as well as numerous smaller islands such as the Chatham Islands. It is a sparsely populated country, full of surprises, rich in natural beauty and vast landscapes. 
    A visit to the capital Wellington is a must; a lively and fun city with street musicians and colourful markets. However, New Zealand’s largest city is actually Auckland. Known as the “City of Sails” because of its strong links with the sea and all the activities connected to it, the city enjoys a privileged location between the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea. 
    A visit to the Sky Tower is a must: from a height of 328 metres you can enjoy a wonderful view that extends for 80 kilometres. Half an hour from the city there are the forests of the Waitakere Ranges, where you can see thousand year old Kauri trees which have trunks with a diameter of several meters, and Piha, which will enchant you with its black volcanic sand beach, a popular destination for surfers from all over the world.