New Zealand Cruises

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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 encircling cuisines. Much of the New Zealand which exists today owes its origins to the Māori people, who were the original settlers with many of their customs and traditions still evident in modern-day New Zealand. For example, the world-renowned Haka originated as a Māori war dance. For lovers of the outdoors, rugby, culture and more, cruises to New Zealand are guaranteed to be a unique experience, filled with unrivalled scenery.

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Experts Tips for cruising in New Zealand
Our Recommendations
  Last Minute
Aotearoa Spectacular Coastal Cruise
Aotearoa Spectacular Coastal Cruise
12 Nights with the Ovation of the Seas
 December 2017 - January 2018
p.p.from AU$ 2049
Australia and New Zealand from Sydney
Australia and New Zealand from Sydney
13 Nights with the Norwegian Jewel
 November 2017 - January 2018
p.p.from AU$ 1369
The Best of New Zealand from Sydney
The Best of New Zealand from Sydney
14 Nights with the Ovation of the Seas
 04.02.2018
p.p.from AU$ 2503
Australian Adventures and New Zealand Gems
Australian Adventures and New Zealand Gems
16 Nights with the Norwegian Jewel
 05.01.2018
p.p.from AU$ 1914
Discover New Zealand
Discover New Zealand
13 Nights with the Golden Princess
 October 2017 - October 2017
p.p.from AU$ 2099
  Cruise from Australia
Aotearoa Spectacular Coastal Cruise
Aotearoa Spectacular Coastal Cruise
12 Nights with the Ovation of the Seas
 December 2017 - January 2018
p.p.from AU$ 2049
Australia and New Zealand from Sydney
Australia and New Zealand from Sydney
13 Nights with the Norwegian Jewel
 November 2017 - January 2018
p.p.from AU$ 1369
The Best of New Zealand from Sydney
The Best of New Zealand from Sydney
14 Nights with the Ovation of the Seas
 04.02.2018
p.p.from AU$ 2503
Australian Adventures and New Zealand Gems
Australian Adventures and New Zealand Gems
16 Nights with the Norwegian Jewel
 05.01.2018
p.p.from AU$ 1914
Discover New Zealand
Discover New Zealand
13 Nights with the Golden Princess
 October 2017 - October 2017
p.p.from AU$ 2099
  Super Sales
Australia and New Zealand from Sydney
Australia and New Zealand from Sydney
13 Nights with the Norwegian Jewel
 17.11.2017
p.p.from AU$ 1369
Across New Zealand From Melbourne to Sydney
Across New Zealand From Melbourne to Sydney
10 Nights with the Radiance of the Seas
 23.02.2019
p.p.from AU$ 1349
The Terrific Tasman from/to Sydney
The Terrific Tasman from/to Sydney
14 Nights with the Norwegian Jewel
 30.11.2017
p.p.from AU$ 1302
A Journey to Napier
A Journey to Napier
4 Nights with the Pacific Jewel
 03.04.2018
p.p.from AU$ 653
A Scenic Sail From Auckland to Sydney
A Scenic Sail From Auckland to Sydney
10 Nights with the Radiance of the Seas
 December 2018 - February 2019
p.p.from AU$ 1198
Our Recommendations
Harvey
Kiwi Adventure Melbourne Return12 Nights with the Pacific Jewel
Family fun on a cruise to New Zealand! Cruise with the Pacific Jewel from Melbourne and see the top New Zealand destinations.
Our advice:
The Salt Grill by celebrity chef Luke Mangan is not to be missed.

  • Melbourne - Melbourne
  • New Zealand
  • 04.02.2018
  • 4.2 out of 5

from AU$ 1862
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Gail
Kiwi Circle Auckland Return13 Nights with the Sun Princess
Cruise from Auckland and discover Fiordland National Park, Wellington, Napier and more!. This two week sail is a perfect introduction to New Zealand.
Our advice:
Be prepared for a host of exciting onshore excursions!

  • Auckland - Auckland
  • New Zealand
  • January 2018 - April 2018
  • 4.7 out of 5

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New Zealand PortsTop Ports in New Zealand
Auckland, New Zealandfrom
AU$ 364

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
AU$ 749

Tauranga is located on the North Island of New Zealand and boasts several beaches, beautiful Summers and lush parklands, meaning Tauranga is becoming a very popular holiday destination. There is a huge variety of opportunities for adventure sports like surfing, white water rafting, kiteboarding and more. The Strand waterfront area is modern and a hive of activity, with an array of of restaurants, clubs and bars allowing you to embrace the cosmopolitan city living in Tauranga.

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
Bay of Islands, New Zealandfrom
AU$ 749

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
Wellington, New Zealandfrom
AU$ 1198

Wellington, also known as Windy Wellington, is the capital of New Zealand. Boasting a compact and charming downtown which is diverse in it's architectural styles and also ideal to explore on foot. The best way to see the city is from Mount Victoria, where you can watch ships sail through the harbour, planes taking off from the airport and see the city light up as the sun goes down. Wellington is well known for the bars and restaurants, craft beer and coffee found there, ensuring everybody gets to enjoy a true taste of Wellington and the surrounding area.

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
Christchurch (Akaroa), New Zealandfrom
AU$ 960

Christchurch lies on the South Island of New Zealand and is a gateway to the scenic and beautiful Canterbury region. Known as the 'Garden City', Christchurch is full of natural beauty, with scenic gardens, vast green parks and the Avon River flowing gently through the city. Christchurch is an energetic and vibrant city, with a huge range of pop up restuarants, contemporary art galleries, boutique shops and open-air markets adding to the creative and lively feel of the city. The backdrop for Christchurch is the lofty and beautiful peaks of Cantebury.

Highlights of Christchurch
  • Take a trip to the Port Hills for a stunning view of the city and coastline
  • Discover the history of the region at the Canterbury Museum
  • See some native New Zealand wildlife at Willowbank
Milford Sound, New Zealandfrom
AU$ 1198

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 scale for the size. For people who enjoy hiking or trekking, the Milford Track is the ideal way to experience Milford Sound, winding your way up through some of the worlds most vivid 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! New Zealand has an abundance of wildlife and vast scenery, 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. 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).

Destinations

Cruises to New Zealand - North Island

Swim with dolphins, dive or go fishing in New Zealand’s 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 famous for the sailing, with its new harbour and facilities. After the biggest city its time to turn fantasy into reality, savour the awe-inspiring lush scenery of “Middle Earth”, as seen on the most 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. In the Bay of Plenty your cruise ship will port in Tauranga. Close to Tauranga are the popular destination of Rotorua, and its volcanic activity, Hobbition, for a tour around the movie set and our personal favourite Mount Maunganui. The Mount, as the locals call it, is a beautiful sandy beach with Mauao at its tip. Mauao has various routes to its summit and is well worth the effort to reach the summit 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

View the highest peak of New Zealand, Aoraki Mount Cook or go hiking in 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 Taiaroa Head, unique for its wildlife experience where the Northern Royal Albatross can be seen in its natural habitat. New Zealand’s diverse and dramatic scenery leaves a lot of activities on its largely untouched landscape. Some of the activities that can be found include hiking, an extensive network of biking trails and almost one thousand backcountry huts. The country’s virtually undiscovered beaches and charming private hideouts offer the opportunity to relax and soak up the wonders of this diverse nation. Peace and beauty await you when you cruise to New Zealand. If you want to experience some of the World’s most beautiful Fjords then look no further than the Fiordland national park. Most cruise ships that cruise to New Zealand will enter Milford Sound and anchor overnight, with even the biggest cruise ship being towered over by the sharp summit of Mitre Peak. For the ultimate cruise to New Zealand contact our cruise experts today for more information! If you're after another destination, then 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.