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Australia and New Zealand Cruises: Enjoy the Pearls of the Pacific

Australia and New Zealand in the Pacific Ocean are amazing countries full of beautiful beaches, lush green valleys, and fjords. Australia and New Zealand cruises introduce travelers to some of the most incredible natural vistas and one-of-a-kind wildlife.

An Australia/New Zealand cruise may include stops in Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and Wellington. You may get lucky enough to sail by Willis Island, teeming with wildlife such as sea turtles and albatross. New Zealand's Dusky Sound offers lots of playful seals, while Doubtful Sound has beautiful fjords and Milford Sound is abundant with waterfalls.

Of course, the beautiful Great Barrier Reef could also be on your itinerary, too.

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Rotorua Geothermal Wonderland & Ma...
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Experience Rotorua; the heart of geothermal action, lunar landscapes, scenic wonderland, jewel colored lakes,  and the home of the Te Arawa tribe.

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Bays, Beaches and Views of Dunedin
$89

Enjoy a 75-mile journey of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula where several stops will be made to take in this unique city and its explosive past.

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Wellington At Ease
$67

On this introductory tour to Wellington you will get a view of the must-see attractions.

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Banks Peninsula & Christchurch
$105

Discover Banks Peninsula and the city of Christchurch, and view Canterbury Plains and the Southern Alps from Port Hills.

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Stradbroke Island 4WD Escapade
$256

Experience the raw and spirited beauty of North Stradbroke Island, a truly natural paradise and perfect island hideaway.

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Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves...
$150

Experience the breathtaking views that features legendary rock formations, grand canyons, and Australia's largest limestone caves.

 

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12 NIGHT AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND Cruise

Departing From: Sydney

Duration: 12 nights

Ship: Majestic Princess (Ship Info)

Port of Call: Sydney Australia, Fiordland National Park (scenic Cruising), Dunedin (port Chalmers) New Zealand, Christchurch (lyttelton) New Zealand, Wellington New Zealand, Auckland New Zealand, Bay Of Islands New Zealand, Sydney Australia (Itinerary Details)

Best For: Family with Kids, Family with Teens, Honeymoon, Romantic, Senior, Wedding

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11 NIGHT AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND Cruise

Departing From: Brisbane

Duration: 11 nights

Ship: Coral Princess (Ship Info)

Port of Call: Brisbane Australia, Alotau (milne Bay) Papua New Guinea, Kitava Papua New Guinea, Rabaul Papua New Guinea, Kiriwina Island Papua New Guinea, Conflict Islands Papua New Guinea, Brisbane Australia (Itinerary Details)

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13 NIGHT AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND Cruise

Departing From: Sydney

Duration: 13 nights

Ship: Sapphire Princess (Ship Info)

Port of Call: Sydney Australia, Noumea New Caledonia, Mystery Island Vanuatu, Suva Fiji, Dravuni Island Fiji, Lautoka Fiji, Isle Of Pines New Caledonia, Sydney Australia (Itinerary Details)

Best For: Family with Kids, Family with Teens, Honeymoon, Romantic, Senior, Wedding

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15 NIGHT AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND Cruise

Departing From: Vancouver

Duration: 15 nights

Ship: Celebrity Solstice (Ship Info)

Port of Call: Vancouver - British Columbia, Sitka - Alaska, International Dateline, Sapporo (muroran) - Japan, Hakodate - Japan, Tokyo (yokohama) - Japan, Tokyo (yokohama) - Japan (Itinerary Details)

Best For: Family with Kids, Family with Teens, Gourmet, Honeymoon, Luxury, Romantic, Senior, Wedding

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13 NIGHT AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND Cruise

Departing From: Sydney

Duration: 13 nights

Ship: Sapphire Princess (Ship Info)

Port of Call: Sydney Australia, Fiordland National Park (scenic Cruising), Dunedin (port Chalmers) New Zealand, Christchurch (lyttelton) New Zealand, Wellington New Zealand, Tauranga New Zealand, Auckland New Zealand, Bay Of Islands New Zealand, Sydney Australia (Itinerary Details)

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What Cruise Lines Go to New Zealand?

Your Australia/New Zealand cruise can be as luxurious or as low-key as you like. Popular Australia/New Zealand cruise lines include:

  • Seabourn
  • Holland America
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Norwegian
  • Princess
  • Crystal
  • Cunard
  • Celebrity
  • Oceania
  • Regent Seven Seas
  • Silversea
  • Viking Ocean

When Is the Best Time to Cruise New Zealand?

New Zealand is a very rainy place at certain times of the year, so the best time to visit is during the peak summer months of December, January, and February. Cruise season begins in October and ends in April.

How Long Does a Cruise to Australia Take?

New Zealand/Australia cruise lengths can be anywhere from four nights to 52 nights. Departures from Australian and New Zealand ports are most common, but some ships sail from Honolulu, Singapore, or Bali. The length of the journey depends on where the ship departs from and how many stops will be made along the way.

Highlights of Australia and New Zealand Cruises

Australia and New Zealand cruises may stop at some of the following ports:

  • Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland is a busy city full of museums, galleries, and restaurants. From the city, some tourists choose to set out on excursions to the wine-growing district, glow-worm caves, or coastal sites.
  • Wellington, New Zealand: Wellington is the capital city, so it's full of exciting cultural sites and things to do. The most popular thing to do in the area is to take an excursion to the gorgeous Tararua Range, where many scenes from the Lord of the Rings movies were filmed.
  • Sydney, Australia: This is one of the most famous cities in the world, so you won't run short of things to do here. You'll find photo opportunities at landmarks like the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the opera house, and the botanic gardens.
  • Brisbane, Australia: The lively nightlife of Brisbane made locals christen this city "BrisVegas." It's clear from that name that you'll find a lot to do in the city if you're in Brisbane for a short visit, but for those who are in Brisbane for a day or more, you might want to consider a day trip to Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo or Tamborine Mountain.

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