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Cruises to Dusky Sound

Sea Entry into Dusky Sound in Fiordland National Park, in the South Island of New Zealand (Photo: Barnes Ian/Shutterstock)

About Dusky Sound

Follow the route once traveled by explorer Captain Cook, who discovered Dusky Sound in 1773 on his famous first voyage to New Zealand. A scenic sailing through the sound, which is located in Fiordland National Park, yields dramatic and unforgettable landscapes of deep blue waters and emerald islands.

There are hundreds of islands dotting the shimmering waters of this spectacular glacier-carved fjord, which is the longest in Fiordland National Park. You'll likely spot bottlenose dolphins frolicking in the waters, as well as seals and a variety of seabirds.

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Norwegian Spirit

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Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
$1,105*pp
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Ovation of the Seas
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Ovation of the Seas

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Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International

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Ovation of the Seas

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Norwegian Spirit

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Norwegian Spirit

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Norwegian Spirit

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Norwegian Spirit

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Serenade of the Seas

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Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International

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Why go to Dusky Sound?

Pros:

This is a wild and pristine cruise destination.

Cons:

Insects are aplenty, so bring bug spray.

Bottom Line:

Dusky Sound is a spectacular, remote fjord where you can spot unique species of wildlife.


Dusky Sound Cruise Reviews
We cruised Dusky, Doubtful and Milford Sounds. The morning was a bit rained, but the weather kept improving, and by the time we were leaving Doubtful Sound the sun was out, and the visibility in Milford was... Read More
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whitbob
Magical! Watched from the bow, they gave us blankets and hot chocolate and head phones. Wow it was ..cold..!!! At the first rain shower, most went inside and we had the bow to ourselves. Worth the whole cruise!!... Read More
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SteamboatWillie118
Milford Sound was amazing!!! Wake up early to see the sail in! The Doubtful and Dusky Sounds were very nice but watch out for sand fleas!... Read More
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2Joneses
Travelling through the Sounds was great but Milford Sound was the real highlight. I've been through the Norwegian fjords too ... Mildford Sound is every bit as beautiful. Dusky Sound and Doubtful Sound were also... Read More
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