Circumnavigating New Zealand — Tendering into Akaroa

Majestic Princess anchored off Akaroa

On 13 March 2019 Majestic Princess arrived into Akaroa. We would return there aboard Monarch of the Seas on 10 March 2020, but on that trip we traveled to Christchurch. So, this week and next we’ll talk a photographic stroll around this beautiful, charming little fishing village, and the week after we’ll take in the sights around Christchurch.

Akaroa from above

Since Akaroa is a shallow port, Majestic Princess anchored offshore and we tendered to the dock:

Tendering into Akaroa

From the dock you’ll find a great view of the Akaroa Head Lighthouse:

Akaroa Head Lighthouse

Akaroa was initially founded by the French in 1838. To this day the area retains some of that French heritage, right down to the naming of the streets:

Rue Balguerie near Rue Jolie

So, let’s start walking around town for an initial look at just some of what we’ll see over the next two weeks:

Akaroa Boating Club
Akaroa from the dock

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