Oh, what a trip it has been. Our morning was spent enjoying the views on our first day in New Zealand! We had presentations from on-board National Geographic expert Wade Davis and lovely naturalist Kelly. We spent the chilly afternoon in Waitangi in the Bay of Islands.

After lunch and clearing customs, we went ashore to the amazing treaty grounds. We learned about New Zealand’s culture and how it became independent, and we enjoyed an amazing cultural display of song and dance. We returned to the ship for Captain’s farewell drinks. Today was a day well spent.