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4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
We loved this quiet, clean, quaint, French-influenced village on the water. When we arrived at the port, there were various vendors with different tour offerings. We opted for the next bus to Christchurch leaving at 9.30, $50 return each, ... Read More
We loved this quiet, clean, quaint, French-influenced village on the water. When we arrived at the port, there were various vendors with different tour offerings. We opted for the next bus to Christchurch leaving at 9.30, $50 return each, so this gave us time for a wander around the foreshore. Akaroa is a pristine little place that was so neat and tidy it was spotless. Small shops lined the beach and as there are only 650 permanent residents it was amazing to see the diversity on offer. It felt like a beautiful little place to spend a few quiet days. We enjoyed a lovely bus trip into Christchurch and walked around the city exploring various areas and the museum before returning in plenty of time to board the ship. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
Had a lovely day in this port, we had to tender here, the weather was perfect, we just walked around the shore along all the little shops and tried a very tasty Lamb Pie at the butchers, and there was also a market we walked thru and ... Read More
Had a lovely day in this port, we had to tender here, the weather was perfect, we just walked around the shore along all the little shops and tried a very tasty Lamb Pie at the butchers, and there was also a market we walked thru and bought some soveniers, beautiful place to visit and bought some Marino Wool items to bring home. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2019
The Hung i was the high lite of this tour. The food and the experience of Maori life was amazing. .
The Hung i was the high lite of this tour. The food and the experience of Maori life was amazing. . Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2019
A very picturesque bay with a French influence, loved the little cottages and gardens and the shops too. Plenty of volunteers to to ask for help. We met friends and enjoyed fish and chips on the foreshore. We didn’t go on any ... Read More
A very picturesque bay with a French influence, loved the little cottages and gardens and the shops too. Plenty of volunteers to to ask for help. We met friends and enjoyed fish and chips on the foreshore. We didn’t go on any excursions because we are originally from the area. Wonderful being able to visit. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
Akaroa is a very pretty little seaside town with just over 600 residents. Filled with cafes/restaurants and tourist shops, we enjoyed both. We walked alongside the beach to the memorial. This I found very pleasant. I enjoyed learning a ... Read More
Akaroa is a very pretty little seaside town with just over 600 residents. Filled with cafes/restaurants and tourist shops, we enjoyed both. We walked alongside the beach to the memorial. This I found very pleasant. I enjoyed learning a little of Akaroa's French history by reading plaques, and enjoyed it further upon seeing the French flag flying high and noticing the streets with French names. Others on our cruise told us we should have walked a bit further to see a particular sight of interest, but i don't remember their decription well enough to descrbe now. But it's there! And worth a look apparently....Anyhow, we enjoyed ourwselves. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2019
You tender in at this port so allow time if you book a private tour. We had organised to ride a V8Trike with Marty. We did the 1hr ride which was great. We then had lunch in town, lovely fish and chips and green lip mussels. Very easy to ... Read More
You tender in at this port so allow time if you book a private tour. We had organised to ride a V8Trike with Marty. We did the 1hr ride which was great. We then had lunch in town, lovely fish and chips and green lip mussels. Very easy to walk around this small quaint town. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
disappointing fake "French" town - changing street names does not make it French! ... but coffee was good, and cheap!
disappointing fake "French" town - changing street names does not make it French! ... but coffee was good, and cheap! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
This is a small coastal Town. You can take a bus to Christchurch from here but we chose to have a look around Akaroa. The Giants house is very different.
This is a small coastal Town. You can take a bus to Christchurch from here but we chose to have a look around Akaroa. The Giants house is very different. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
Lovely little tourist town nestled around a bay. Strolled along the bay and browsed through the shops.
Lovely little tourist town nestled around a bay. Strolled along the bay and browsed through the shops. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
A long journey in the tender, 25-40 minutes. Not much in Akaroa, population 600. We caught the bus to Christchurch and well worth the 90 minute journey. We booked the bus independently so we had no priority with Royal Caribbean to get onto ... Read More
A long journey in the tender, 25-40 minutes. Not much in Akaroa, population 600. We caught the bus to Christchurch and well worth the 90 minute journey. We booked the bus independently so we had no priority with Royal Caribbean to get onto the tender; So we got up super early to get on the first tender. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
We found this guy when we came ashore, pure luck. We drove right around Akaroa. It was great & inexpensive.
We found this guy when we came ashore, pure luck. We drove right around Akaroa. It was great & inexpensive. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
This is a lovely seaside town with a touch of French je ne sais quoi. Plenty of places to eat, lots of little shops selling unusual souvenirs and an exceptional jewellery shop. If you have time, visit St Peters Anglican Church - it is ... Read More
This is a lovely seaside town with a touch of French je ne sais quoi. Plenty of places to eat, lots of little shops selling unusual souvenirs and an exceptional jewellery shop. If you have time, visit St Peters Anglican Church - it is really beautiful and a testament to its builders that it survived the earthquake. Majestic Princess is so big that this is a tender port but that in no way diminishes the experience. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
Another nice little town with plenty to see. We were going to take a motor bike tour but they were booked out. Nice just to walk around.
Another nice little town with plenty to see. We were going to take a motor bike tour but they were booked out. Nice just to walk around. Read Less

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