Start planning your cruise and book your excursions to Napier
New Zealand’s Napier, located on Hawke’s Bay on the eastern coast of North Island, is a charismatic MSC World Cruise destination. This scenic city boasts beautiful Art Deco buildings, wonderful wineries, a fascinating Māori history, and an incredible range of restaurants.
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
• Cape Kidnappers Bird Safari and Sheep Station
• Hawke's Bay Wine Country
• Māori Waka War Canoe Experience
Enjoy an MSC Cruises excursion to Cape Kidnappers Safari and Summerlee Sheep Station, situated on magnificent Hawke’s Bay. At the cape, visit the largest gannet colony on planet Earth where you’ll see a thriving ecosystem for nesting and breeding. Watch as over 20,000 birds fly and swoop, performing their ritual dances. Next, stop by the scenic Summerlee Sheep Station, which is home to more than 5,000 sheep and cattle.
Warm, sunny winters and long, hot summers provide Hawke’s Bay with the perfect conditions to produce award-winning wines. On an MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll venture through the glorious landscapes of New Zealand’s oldest wine region where you’ll sample Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay. Tour the famous Ngatarawa Winery and enjoy a premium drop at Abbey Cellars, or hit the renowned Mission Estate, New Zealand’s oldest winery.
Gain unparalleled insight into Māori traditions on a fascinating MSC Cruises excursion. Board a Waka Taua (war canoe), where you’ll learn ancient tribal paddling techniques. Listen to a guide sharing historic sea tales about the Pacific Ocean whilst rowing to the rhythm of traditional songs. Next, sail to the sacred site of Matahiwi Marae, where you’ll enjoy a light Māori meal cooked on stones in the ground.