With its tidy English gardens and untamed wilderness, white-suited lawn bowlers and tattooed Maori elders, austere glacial fjords and boiling volcanic mud pots, New Zealand is a spectacular country of striking contrasts. Isolated from other land masses by the swells of the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean, it is a world unto itself. Explore these lush green islands, from the city of Auckland on the North Island to world-famous Milford Sound on the South Island, abroad the Caledonian Sky, an ideal vessel for accessing New Zealand's islands, fjords, and craggy coastline. Visit Rotorua, the heartland of Maori culture, and the stunning Te Papa Tongarewa Museum, which brings to life the history of the native people of New Zealand, in Wellington. At the Canterbury Museum's Hall of Antarctic Discovery in Christchurch, learn about "Operation Deep Freeze." Travel by motor coach to the Otago Peninsula for a visit to the Royal Albatross Centre to see the only mainland breeding colony of these majestic birds. Land by Zodiac craft on Stewart Island to hear the strange "dingdong" call of the bellbird, and marvel at the sheer granite walls and tumbling waterfalls of Doubtful and Milford Sounds in Fjordland, a region so remote and wild that it remains largely unchanged since the days of Captain Cook.
Day 1: Depart home for Auckland, New Zealand
Day 2: Cross International Dateline
Day 3: Arrive Auckland
Day 4: Auckland / Embark Caledonian Sky
Day 5: Rotorua
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: Wellington
Day 8: Marlborough Sounds
Day 9: Lyttelton / Christchurch
Day 10: Dunedin
Day 11: Stewart Island
Day 12: Doubtful / Dusky Sounds
Day 13: Milford Sound (Disembark) / Queenstown
Day 14: Queenstown / Depart for home
Optional one night post-cruise: Queenstown
Optional three night post-cruise: Sydney, Australia
Paul Danos was the ninth Dean of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College July 1995 to July 2015 and is currently the Laurence F. Whittemore Professor of Business Administration. Before joining Tuck, he was Senior Associate Dean and chaired professor of accounting at the University of Michigan. Dean Danos was Chairman of the Accounting Department at the University of Michigan from 1984-1991 and he also served as the Director of the Paton Accounting Center from 1988-1991.
Dean Danos led comprehensive curricular innovations at both Tuck and the University of Michigan Business School. At Tuck his major themes have been faculty growth and excellence and giving students increasing access to faculty expertise. During his tenure, Tuck has grown the ethnic, gender and international diversity of its student body, while steadily improving student qualifications and with world leading placement rates for its graduates. The MBA Program is consistently ranked among the very top worldwide (including several #1 rankings in the Economist, the Wall Street Journal and Forbes) and the faculty's research output is among the highest in the world in quality and quantity.
Dean Danos has published two textbooks and over 25 scholarly articles and has made presentations at many academic and professional meetings on topics ranging from financial accounting to the future of management education. He has been extensively quoted in the press on all areas of business education. He has taught financial accounting at all levels in graduate and undergraduate programs, business ethics, and Philosophy of Science.