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Bookings open 01 SEPTEMBER 2018

New ZealanD-South pacific luxury SMALL SHIP Cruising

Island Escape Cruises is a luxurious small ship cruise experience. In New Zealand we own 20-year permits from the Government to explore the entire World Heritage Fiordland National Park. Virtually isolated with access by sea and helicopter, this region is beyond sensational and often described as the ultimate nature lovers paradise. We also cruise the beautiful Bay of Islands Marine Park region over Christmas and New Year during the NZ summer season. Hot and sunny days of pure relaxation.

For six months during the NZ winter we move to the South Seas Islands where call Tahiti our home. There is sensational small ship cruising within this tropical paradise with her French influence. Offering first class activities and amenities with her Pacific mythical feeling, Tahiti is our favourite South Seas destination and one that is constantly loved by our onboard guests.

 Our original ship, Island Passage, has been sold after a dozen years of wonderful service. And to celebrates our 12th anniversary, we have our new-build replacement ship HORIZON being delivered in August 2019. Measuring 44 metres in length, she has been meticulously designed for just 16 passengers to cruise New Zealand and the South Seas Islands in superb comfort. She is purpose designed for coastal cruising and island hopping to explore where the larger ships simply cannot access.

In line with my demanding ambitions, she represents a beautiful eco-friendly ship designed to over-deliver experiences whilst providing the highest standards of safety, comfort and enjoyment for guests while they are exploring our part of the planet. 

We do appreciate your patience and look forward to welcome you to our new experience. It will be well worth the wait.

Warm regards,

Peter Bissett
Peter Bissett - Owner

New Zealand

We invite you to explore this wonderland with us – we know it better than most – this is our home. With 15,000 kilometres of fabulous coastline and more than 25 marine reserves, ocean scented scenery is a large part of the New Zealand way of life. We have chosen for you the very best cruising regions of the north and south islands. 

You will discover the captivating local culture, drop into museums and galleries so be prepared to fall in love with this amazingly beautiful country. 

Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

7 Night Cruise - Auckland to Auckland... Read more

Northern Fiordland

Northern Fiordland

8 Night Cruise - Queenstown to Queenstown... Read more

Southern Fiordland

Southern Fiordland

8 Night Cruise - Queenstown to Queenstown... Read more

South Pacific

The peoples of Asia and Oceania have travelled the South Pacific since prehistoric times. The Eastern South Pacific was first sighted by Europeans in the early 16th century.

The ocean’s current name was coined by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan during his circumnavigation of the world in 1521, as he enjoyed favourable winds. He called it Mar Pacífico, which in Portuguese means ‘peaceful sea’.

Tahiti Temptation

Tahiti Temptation

7 Night Cruise - Papeete To Papeete... Read more

Tahitian Affair

Tahitian Affair

10 Night Cruise - Papeete To Papeete ... Read more

South Seas Explorer

South Seas Explorer

12 Night Cruise - Cook Islands to Fiji... Read more

Polynesia Escape

Polynesia Escape

7 Night Cruise - Papeete to Rarotonga... Read more

 
 
 
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