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World Journeys


Our Journeys are designed through personal experience and tailored with passion to ensure a premium, hassle-free travel experience.


Book by 31 May 2023 to save 20%!

Priced From NZD $7,355

Days 13



2023 -2024

22 May13, 25 Apr

3 June7, 19, 31 May


Enjoy a unique coastal exploration along the length of the British Isles and beyond, discovering the wildlife, nature, and distinct heritage of these diverse destinations.

From Dover, you sail along the south coast of England and up the west coast of the British Isles to the Hebrides before returning to Dover via different ports. This expedition is crammed full of discovery, taking in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, Republic of Ireland, Scotland and the Hebridean islands. See how nature and heritage have distinctly shaped the culture of each destination. Alongside picturesque towns and historical landmarks, you’ll encounter wild landscapes, scenic coastal paths and impressive natural landforms.

MS Maud

MS Maud has capacity for 528 passengers and is equipped with advanced technology that makes her exceptionally well-suited for expedition cruises in Norway and the British Isles. Its bright interiors are appointed in a classic Art Deco style. Colours are inspired by the Midnight Sun, allowing you to relax in warm vibes every day of the year.

Hurtigruten Expeditions ship is all about the amazing destinations. Channel your inner scientist in the advanced Science Center and enjoy daily lectures in the lecture hall or in the comfort of your cabin with our new streaming service. Sample delicious dishes from local suppliers in the restaurants and enjoy beverages and the spectacular views in the Explorer Lounge and Bar. On deck 9, you can enjoy the spectacular views from the outdoor Observation deck. There’s also a gym and a sauna with stunning views.

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages in restaurant Aune and Fredheim

  • A la carte restaurant Lindstrom included for suite guests

  • Complimentary tea and coffee

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board

  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board

  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore

  • Use of ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna and indoor and outdoor gym

  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats

  • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities

  • Expedition photographers on hand to assist you

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team

  • Full use of our Science Center, extensive library and advanced biological and geological equipment

  • Citizen Science Programme where you can assist with ongoing scientific research

  • Photography tips and techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife from our onboard professional photographer

Not Included
  • International flights

  • Travel insurance

  • Luggage handling

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

  • Spa treatments

Booking Conditions
  • Prices quoted are based on lead-in cabin rates, please enquire for other cabin categories

  • All planned activities are subject to weather conditions

  • Excursions and activities are subject to change

  • Please make sure you meet all entry and boarding requirements

  • Please make sure you meet all vaccination requirements (global health insurance recommended)


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Cherry Blossom Japan 2024

Travel Dates

25 Mar 2024

Sale Ends

Dec 22, 2023

Priced From

$19,890 per person

Each spring, Japan’s landscape is host to fragile pink and white sakura blooming; stunning colour that is celebrated throughout the entire country.


Start this journey in bustling Tokyo and see its impressive gardens, go in search of the famous ‘snow monkeys’ and the alpine ‘old town’ of Takayama. On to cultural Kyoto and poignant Hiroshima, ending with spectacular views of Mt Fuji from the top of Mt Owakudani. This unique and incredibly scenic country with enchanting culture, wonderful cuisine and gracious people awaits you.

Special Experiences

The ultimate sushi-lovers experience in Tokyo. 
A sushi master will guide us through making sushi rolls and nigiri which we will then enjoy for lunch.

Visit steaming hot springs to see monkeys bathing.
Visit Yudanaka Onsen where we hope to see wile "snow monkeys" (Japanese Macaque) relaxing in the steaming hot springs surrounded by thick forest.

Tour the historic villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
Located in the mountainous region that was cut off from the rest of the world for a long period of time, these villages with their Gassho-style houses subsisted on the cultivation of mulberry trees and the rearing of silkworms.  On this tour we will see the fascinating houses with their steeply pitched thatched roofs, the only examples of their kind in Japan


• Economy class airfares ex Auckland
• A World Journeys host
• Accommodation in 4-star hotels
• Transfers, sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary
• Train journeys as per the itinerary
• Airline taxes
• Meals as indicated

Not Included

• Items of a personal nature
• Travel insurance (mandatory)
• Visas (if applicable)
• Airfare upgrades to Premium Economy or Business Class are available at additional cost, subject to availability
• Optional activities

Booking Conditions

• A non-refundable deposit of $1,500 per person is required, with the balance due 22 December 2023
• In order to maintain the advertised tour price, it may be necessary to collect the airfare portion earlier than the final balance date
• As cancellation fees apply, travel insurance is mandatory
• Due to the lack of porters in Japanese railway stations and the unavailability of storage on Japanese trains your luggage will travel separately from you on days that involve train travel. From Osaka your luggage will travel directly to Tokyo so you will travel with a small overnight bag for 3 nights. The separate transfer of luggage within Japan is done by courier and is in the interest of your safety and comfort on the tour
• As this tour involves quite a bit of walking, in order for you to obtain maximum enjoyment and benefit from the itinerary, you must be able to walk a minimum of at least 3 km unaided at one time. On some days during the tour there is a total distance walked throughout the day of up to 8 km. Unfortunately, this tour is not suitable for those with mobility issues.
• On a New Zealand passport no visa is required to enter Japan. However, it may be necessary to complete an online form before departure from New Zealand to enter. It may also be necessary to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination in order to enter Japan. A detailed update on entry requirements will be provided closer to departure.


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World journeys plan so you don’t have to. Itineraries are crafted on their own personal knowledge and experience. We are travel aficionados–we have worked in the industry for over 30 years and we still travel regularly to be able to bring new and exciting opportunities to the market.

Not only is it their passion, it is their job to provide the very best level of service and knowledge. World Journeys generally won’t sell a destination unless someone from our team has been there.

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We have journeys to some of the most exciting, fascinating and exotic places on earth. They are our personal suggestions of what to do, what to see and where to stay. We know travellers value flexibility so we generally have no set departure dates and itineraries are not regimented. We offer professional planning and expert knowledge, working with you to create your dream trip. Our backup services take the stress out of travel; if your flight is delayed or transport doesn’t show, we’ll sort out the arrangements. You will also receive beautifully prepared documents which are a wonderful memento of your travel.

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Enjoy unique and inspiring small group travel to some of the most fascinating places on earth. We’ve added emerging ‘hot’ favourites such as Madagascar, Japan and Sri Lanka to the mix. Repeat journeys are Grand Tour of South America, Best of Southern Africa, Best of the Med’,  and Cuba. These journeys are guaranteed to go with a maximum group size of 18 and with a World Journeys host to smooth the way.

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