We were there just a few weeks ago, unfortunately on a cruise ship that attempted to sail around both islands but which was turned back by 30 foot swells, so the highlight of the trip - sailing through the Sounds - had to be eliminated.
To anyone who wants to 'see' New Zealand by ship, forget it. You have to travel through the interior to get a real look at this stunning land. Susan certainly did, and look at these beautiful results !
March 28, 2004