New Zealand Cruises

Discover the breathtaking beauty and diversity of New Zealand, just a hop, skip and a jump away from home.

New Zealand

New Zealand is an unspoiled, green and peaceful paradise that presents rolling hills, magnificent mountains, lakes, fjords and forests. It's an idyllic land for avid outdoor explorers or cultural enthusiasts. The hiking opportunities are endless and like no other. There are many opportunities to walk along the brimming beaches, paddle a canoe or mountain bike to your heart's content through the wilderness. The landscapes and cultures of both the North and South Island are as diverse and endearing as the people!

The mouth-watering cuisine in New Zealand is inspired largely by the South Pacific with the abundant use of seafood and influences from neighboring Pacific islands. Much of the New Zealand which exists today owes its origins to the Māori people, who were the area's original settlers, with many of their customs and traditions still evident in modern-day New Zealand. For example, the All Black's world-renowned Haka originated as a Māori war dance. For lovers of the outdoors, culture, wildlife and more, cruises to New Zealand are guaranteed to impress.

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  Last Minute
Sail to Sydney with Ruby Princess
Sail to Sydney with Ruby Princess
14 Nights with the Ruby Princess
 30.12.2019
p.p.from $2,389
12 day sail from Sydney
12 day sail from Sydney
11 Nights with the Radiance of the Seas
 January 2020 - April 2020
p.p.from $1,800
Travelling from Sydney with the Radiance of the Seas
Travelling from Sydney with the Radiance of the Seas
10 Nights with the Radiance of the Seas
 19.11.2019
p.p.from $1,879
Journey across Tasman Sea to Auckland
Journey across Tasman Sea to Auckland
14 Nights with the Ruby Princess
 13.12.2019
p.p.from $2,139
Tasman Crossing from Sydney
Tasman Crossing from Sydney
12 Nights with the Majestic Princess
 15.12.2019
p.p.from $1,999
  Cruise from Australia
12 day sail from Sydney
12 day sail from Sydney
11 Nights with the Radiance of the Seas
 January 2020 - April 2020
p.p.from $1,800
Travelling from Sydney with the Radiance of the Seas
Travelling from Sydney with the Radiance of the Seas
10 Nights with the Radiance of the Seas
 19.11.2019
p.p.from $1,879
Journey across Tasman Sea to Auckland
Journey across Tasman Sea to Auckland
14 Nights with the Ruby Princess
 13.12.2019
p.p.from $2,139
Tasman Crossing from Sydney
Tasman Crossing from Sydney
12 Nights with the Majestic Princess
 15.12.2019
p.p.from $1,999
Cruise from Sydney with the Radiance of the Seas
Cruise from Sydney with the Radiance of the Seas
12 Nights with the Radiance of the Seas
 23.03.2019
p.p.from $2,230
  Super Sales
Cruising from Auckland via Port Vila
Cruising from Auckland via Port Vila
10 Nights with the Pacific Aria
 June 2020 - September 2020
p.p.from $1,083
Voyage with P&O Australia from Auckland
Voyage with P&O Australia from Auckland
10 Nights with the Pacific Aria
 03.06.2019
p.p.from $1,450
11 day cruise with the Pacific Aria to Auckland
11 day cruise with the Pacific Aria to Auckland
10 Nights with the Pacific Aria
 05.08.2020
p.p.from $1,128
Journey with P&O Australia from Auckland
Journey with P&O Australia from Auckland
8 Nights with the Pacific Aria
 May 2019 - August 2020
p.p.from $794
5 day sail from Auckland to Brisbane
5 day sail from Auckland to Brisbane
4 Nights with the Pacific Aria
 05.08.2019
p.p.from $533
Our Recommendations
Nikki
14 day journey from Sydney
Enjoy a 14-day sail on the Radiance of the Seas, Sydney return. You will visit 9 New Zealand destinations along the way, including Tauranga, Auckland and Bay of Islands.
Our advice:
At the start of the cruise you'll have two full days at sea to get yourself acquainted with your temporary new home. Your first sight of New Zealand will be the amazing Fjords including Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound and Dusky Sound.

  • Sydney - Sydney
  • New Zealand,Australia
  • 14.03.2020

from $2,130
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Katalin
Journey with the Azamara Journey to Auckland from Papeete, Tahiti
Take a comprehensive tour of New Zealand and the surrounding islands on this 15 day cruise. See Wellington, Bora Bora, the Cook Islands and more.
Our advice:
Although maybe not quite as good as Australian ones, the Gisborne area is well known for fine wines. The wineries are are well worth a tour while you are there.

  • Papeete, Tahiti - Auckland
  • New Zealand,South Pacific,Pacific
  • 23.01.2020

from $4,288
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Gail
Trip with Seabourn from Auckland
Spend the holiday season on board the ultra-luxury Seabourn Encore. With 14 nights touring all around New Zealand.
Our advice:
Make sure you take the time to swim with dolphins in Kaikoura!

  • Auckland - Auckland
  • New Zealand,Australia
  • 06.01.2020

from $10,999
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Top Ports in New Zealand
Auckland, New Zealandfrom
$473

Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand and is situated on the North Island of the country. The skyline is iconic due to the highest tower in the southern hemisphere, the Sky Tower, rising proudly from the City of Sails about 328 m high. The city offers plenty of ways for adventure seekers to get their fix with activities like kayaking, sailing and bungee jumping available. The beautiful surrounding areas and islands are the perfect example of stunning New Zealand and the amazing natural landscape of the country.

Highlights of Auckland
  • Explore the stunning Hauraki Gulf Islands
  • Discover Auckland's fascinating Maori and maritime history at a variety of museums
  • Take a tour of one of Auckland's four growing wine regions
Tauranga, New Zealandfrom
$1,120

Tauranga is located on the North Island of New Zealand and boasts several popular beaches, beautiful, lush parklands and mountains, lakes and cascading waterfalls. As it is located on a faultine, the area is home to numerous dormant volcanoes, including "White Island". For those interested in watersports, the city is conveniently located around a large harbour with opportunities galore to pursue your passion. The Strand waterfront area is a modern hive of activity, with an array of restaurants, clubs and bars.

Highlights of Tauranga
  • Take a guided nature tour in the Bay of Plenty
  • Experience Tauranga's growing art scene at the Cargo Shed creative arts market
  • Take a family day out in one of Tauranga's amusement parks, or enjoy dolphin-watching out on the harbour
Wellington, New Zealandfrom
$1,332

Wellington, nicknamed "Windy Wellington", is the capital city of New Zealand. Boasting a compact and charming downtown which is diverse in it's architectural styles and also ideal to explore on foot. From Mount Victoria, rising above the city, catch glimpses of ships sail through the harbour and see the city light up as the sun goes down. The city is well known for having a "cafe culture", being home to countless intimate restaurants and coffeehouses.

Highlights of Wellington
  • Take a ride on the iconic Wellington cable car for a picturesque view of the city
  • Discover the wildlife of Wellington in the Zealandia wildlife sanctuary
  • Take a tour of the Weta Cave museum and discover the magic of films like Lord of the Rings & more
Port Chalmers, New Zealandfrom
$1,331

Port Chalmers is an historical seaside town, located North of Otago Harbour. Founded in 1844, many of the original brick houses still stand today adding to the historic feel of the town. Some of the very first explorations of the Arctic by adventurers such as Captain Scott began in Port Chalmers. Visitors to the town can learn about the historical and modern day importance of the port by visiting the Regional Maritime Museum. Port Chalmers is also a well-known hub for art and culture, with many antique shops and art galleries located in the area. A visit to Port Chalmers promises to be culturally unique.

Highlights of Port Chalmers
  • Visit the Port Chalmers Regional Maritime Museum
  • Explore the port
  • Stop by Iona Church, just a short walk from the port
Bay of Islands, New Zealandfrom
$765

The Bay of Islands is located in northern New Zealand and is one of the most celebrated holiday destinations in the country. Consisting of 144 islands, this is a landscape of lush green meadows, azure bays and, of course, marked sheep. The Bay of Islands is a maritime playground with the option of snorkelling, kayaking and swimming, all amongst an abundance of wildlife such as penguins, dolphins, whales and more. The stunning 'Hole in the Rock' formation is a must-see when in the Bay of Islands and is sure to impress.

Highlights of Bay of Islands
  • Discover fascinating wildlife, pupose-sunk shipwrecks and more while diving
  • Take a cruise to meet the local dolphins and also discover the beautiful islands
  • Visit the historic Waitanga Treaty Grounds
Milford Sound, New Zealandfrom
$1,439

A stunning blend of vertical cliff faces and magnificent waterfalls, Milford Sound is one of the most breathtaking locations in New Zealand. One of the best ways to experience it is on a boat cruise, sailing in the dark waters below. Scenic flights are also available so you can witness the beauty from above and also get a sense of the sheer scale of the landscape's stunning features. For those who enjoy hiking or trekking, the Milford Track is the ideal way to experience Milford Sound, winding your way up through some of the world's most astonishing wilderness.

Highlights of Milford Sound
  • Drive from Te Anau to Milford Sound along one of the highest and most scenic higways in New Zealand
  • Discover fur seals, dolphins and more on a boat trip
  • See the mountaintop glaciers from a small plane or helicopter
New Zealand For exciting tours, breathtaking scenery, adrenaline-packed itineraries and luxurious breaks, look no further than a cruise to New Zealand! For added comfort, go with one of our Fly Cruise packages, taking you from your doorstep to the cruise ship. New Zealand has an abundance of wildlife and a vast scenery of forests, mountains, lakes, beaches and fiords, all of which will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. A multitude of exciting cities, culture, delicious cuisine and sights of sublime beauty await on a cruise to New Zealand. Everyday Kiwi life is filled with things you will find fascinating, like the blood-chilling haka (Maori war dance) or the beautiful art of ta moko (Maori tattooing). There are almost no poisonous snakes or insects here so you can really relax and enjoy the marvelous surroundings. One of the most remote regions of the world, New Zealand lies 1,000 miles off the south eastern Australian coast and is situated in the south western Pacific Ocean. The archipelago nation consists of two main islands, the largely geothermal North (Te Ika a Maui) and the mountainous South (Pounamu). New Zealand's biggest and most spectacular national park should be on everyone's bucket list. Fiordland National Park is one of the country's most iconic destinations so most New Zealand cruises will no doubt take you there.

Destinations

Cruises to New Zealand - North Island

Swim with dolphins, dive or go fishing in New Zealand’s pristine blue waters, or relax in the sun in the subtropical Northland region. The scenic Bay of Islands is one of the most popular tourist destinations for fishing and sailing, with a natural harbour and plentiful peninsulas and inlets. Many fly cruise options go from the largest city in New Zealand, Auckland. The city is famous for its sailing opportunities and a shiny new harbour. After the hustle and bustle of a big city its time to visit a place that turns fantasy into reality and savour the awe-inspiring lush scenery of “Middle Earth” - as seen on the greatly celebrated "Lord of the Rings" and "Hobbit" movie trilogies. Venture to Cape Reinga, the northernmost tip of the country, where the waters of the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea collide. The Bay of Plenty will see your cruise ship stopping in Tauranga, a popular gateway to Rotorua - the place to explore steaming geysers and enjoy a traditional Maori hangi (steam-cooked banquet). Travel on to Hobbition for a grand tour around the movie set, then visit our personal favourite, Mt Maunganui. The Mount - a beautiful sandy beach town with thermal hot pools and lively cafes has the volcanic cone that is Mauao (local name for Mt Maunganui) at its tip. The mountain has various routes to its summit, climbing it is well worth the effort to enjoy the majestic views. Renowned for its eclectic mix of culture, arts and heritage, New Zealand’s capital Wellington is a city of wonders. Discover the inner-city beach of Oriental Bay, or delve into some of the many art galleries and museums. Pleasure seekers and adventure lovers can sample adventure activities such as sea-water diving, mountain biking and kayaking.

Cruises to New Zealand - South Island

Climb the highest peak of New Zealand - Aoraki Mount Cook or go hiking in the picturesque Arthur’s Pass National Park. Feel the cultural pulse of Dunedin, a region of Edwardian and Victorian architecture, where remnants of its Scottish heritage proudly remain to this day. Escape to the beautifully rugged landscape of the Taiaroa Head  - a unique and beautiful headland known for its wildlife experience. It is the only place in the world you can see a mainland breeding colony of Royal Albatross in its natural habitat. New Zealand’s diverse scenery and untouched landscapes provide a lot of opportunities for various kinds of activities. Go hiking and enjoy some stunning views, take a ride along the extensive network of biking trails or spend a night at one of New Zealand's iconic backcountry huts. The country’s virtually undiscovered beaches and charming private hideouts offer the chance to relax and soak up the wonders of this diverse nation. Peace and beauty are your main companions on a cruise around New Zealand. If you want to see some of the world’s most beautiful fiords, look no further than the world famous Fiordland National Park. Most cruise ships that cruise to New Zealand will enter Milford Sound and anchor overnight. Even the biggest cruise ship will feel small with the sharp Mitre Peak summit towering over it.

Contact our cruise experts today for more information and book your ultimate New Zealand adventure. If you're after something different, we have a range of options from cheap and last minute to full packages with flight and cruise. All cruises are available from our homepage.