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Cruises to Doubtful Sound


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Top Doubtful Sound Cruises

3NT 4★ STAY IN SYDNEY
2025 New Zealand, Australia & Great Barrier Reef

Celebrity Edge 07 Mar 2025 30 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Sydney

Three night 4★ hotel stay in Sydney included*

Exclusive FREE On board Spend of up to $800*

Exclusive Free Stateroom Upgrades*

Drinks & Wi-Fi Included*

Itinerary: Sydney, Australia - Cruising Milford Sound, New Zealand - Cruising Doubtful Sound, New Zealand - Cruising Dusky Sound, New Zealand - Dunedin, New Zealand - Christchurch -...
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(full fare £5,799) Outside from £4,799pp

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4★ HOTELS IN SYDNEY & AUCKLAND
The 2025 Australia, New Zealand & Great Barrier Reef

Celebrity Edge 11 Jan 2025 31 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Sydney

Exclusive FREE Stateroom Upgrades*

Exclusive FREE On board Spend of up to $800*

Three night 4★ hotel stays in Sydney & Auckland*

All-Inclusive Drinks Package & Wi-Fi INCLUDED for Balcony Staterooms & above*

Itinerary: Sydney, Australia - Airlie Beach, Australia - Cairns (from Yorkeys Knob), Australia - Port Douglas, Australia - Willis Island, Australia - Sydney, Australia - Cruising Doubtful...
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(full fare £5,899) Inside from £4,999pp Inside (I2) to Deluxe Inside (DI)^

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3NT 4★ STAY IN SYDNEY
2025 Great Barrier Reef to New Zealand Adventure

Celebrity Edge 17 Oct 2025 28 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Sydney

Exclusive FREE On board Spend of up to $800*

Drinks, Gratuities & Wi-Fi Included*

Free three night 4★ hotel stay in Sydney, Australia*

Exclusive Savings of up to £7,000*

Itinerary: Sydney, Australia - Brisbane, Australia - Airlie Beach, Australia - Cairns (from Yorkeys Knob), Australia - Port Douglas, Australia - Willis Island, Australia - Sydney, Australia -…
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(full fare £6,149) Inside from £4,999pp

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What to see in Doubtful Sound

With an annual rainfall of 6.8 metres over almost 200 days, the Sounds are one of the wettest inhabited places in the world. Don’t be put off by the thought of a minor downpour though; it’s this water that adds to its unique attraction. A diverse range of fauna is attracted to its lush flora, while deep-sea marine life thrives near its shores. As rainfall drains through the intensely green forest and rushes down countless waterfalls, it becomes stained with tannin. When it meets the saline water from the sea, this tea-coloured water lays on top, blocking out much of the sun’s light. Scuba dive here for a brilliant opportunity to view ancient black coral colonies at just 10 metres beneath the surface. It’s also home to an abundance of crayfish, starfish, sea anemones, fur seals, the Doubtful Sound bottlenoses and some Orca and sperm whales.

The Doubtful part of its name was originally coined in 1770 by Captain Cook, who was unsure about its navigability, though whalers and sealers later changed it from Doubtful Bay to Doubtful Sound. At 421 metres deep, it is the deepest fiord on South Island’s west coast and, some say, the most memorable. Its three branching arms lead to more breathtaking scenery and mountain-backed coves, while its internal archipelago makes for a scenic sail as you soak up the mystery and silent grandeur of this natural phenomenon.


Which cruise lines sail to Doubtful Sound?

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