Crew, accommodation onboard, bedding and towels, all meals and all activities mentioned in the itinerary, transfers to and from Te Anau to the ship.
Airfare; additional helicopter flight costs for some sailings; beverages; insurance of any kind; transportation in and out of Te Anau pre- and post-cruise.
Payment & Cancellation
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit equivalent to NZD $250 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
61 days or more – 100% of deposit
60 to 31 days – 50% of total trip cost
30 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost
Terms & Conditions
This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations’ Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.
Arrival & Departure
The main Affinity Fiordland Cruise begins and ends in Te Anau, New Zealand. The closest major airport is in nearby Queenstown (ZQN). Please plan to arrive in Te Anau at least one day prior to the start of your cruise. The trip ends around 6:00pm on Day 7 of the main itinerary so we recommend booking a night’s accommodation in Te Anau after your cruise as driving is not advisable in winter conditions. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.
Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include hiking, fishing, inflatable boat/skiff excursions, land treks, visits to historical sites and wildlife observation.
Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy room may do so at a supplement equivalent to NZD $200 (2019) per night in addition to the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability.
Families & Children
Kids 12 years and older are welcomed aboard all departure dates; exceptions for children 11 years and under, including toddlers and babies, may be allowed with special pre-approval.
Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.
Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.