NEW ZEALAND CRUISES

New Zealand can often be overlooked in favour of its noisier neighbour, but its stunning beaches and dramatic landscapes lend it a magical quality well worth seeking out.

NEW ZEALAND PORTS

Discover our New Zealand ports of call.

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    Akaroa

    Nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano, Akaroa is rich with beautiful bays, French and English colonial history, and even the largest little penguin colony on the mainland.

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    Auckland

    Ascend the soaring 1076ft Sky Tower for jaw-dropping 360-degree views of this captivating Kiwi city. Or, venture just a little further inland to explore the nation’s proud Maori heritage.

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    Bay Of Islands

    Many consider the Bay of Islands home to some of the world’s finest beaches. It’s the ideal place to try out some active pursuits, such as kayaking and swimming with dolphins.

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    Doubtful Sound

    As cold mountain water cascades from the cliffs above Doubtful Sound, it creates an unusual phenomenon – a marine ecosystem of fresh and saltwater, a playground for fur seals and penguins.

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    Dunedin

    Were it not for the absence of the Scottish brogue, you'd think you were in Edinburgh. Dunedin is home to New Zealand's only castle, and architecture borrowed heavily from Scotland.

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    Dusky Sound

    Steep cliffs, carved over centuries by dozens of waterfalls, surround the largest and most complex of the many fjords along the New Zealand coast – Dusky Sound.

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    Milford Sound

    As we sail into the fjords of the Milford Sound, even your ship will shrink in comparison. Situated within Fiordland National Park, this natural wonder is a wildlife haven.

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    Napier

    Napier is known as the Art Deco City, as it is home to the world's largest concentration of art deco architecture. Travel into the foothills to find award-winning vineyards.

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    Picton

    Imagine a scene of regal sailboats floating atop blue waters, hugged by a picturesque landscape of rolling green mountains and cloud sprinkled skies. Welcome to Picton.

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    Tauranga

    Plentiful sunshine and sandy shores… you’ll see why Captain Cook called this area the Bay of Plenty. Close by lie the steaming hot springs and exploding mud pools of Rotorua.

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    Wellington

    A red-hot arts scene, hip wine bars, designer boutiques, nearby countryside and steep hillsides lined with picture-perfect Victorian houses – the Kiwi capital of Wellington has it all.

New Zealand highlights: mystical beauty, relaxed vibe, delicious wines

The Maori people of New Zealand call it ‘Aotearoa’ meaning the Land of the Long White Cloud. It is brimming with captivating sights and experiences – the Hollywood blockbusters Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were filmed entirely in New Zealand.

The landscape is simply awesome, comprising glaciers, mountains, lakes and fjords. Around the coast of New Zealand you’ll find indigenous mammals and birds such as dolphins, seals and penguins.

Your New Zealand cruise gives you the opportunity to climb the sky tower in Auckland for a 360 degree view of the city or travel further inland to explore New Zealand’s Maori heritage.

The northern Bay of Islands is home to idyllic beaches. Relax on the sand or try one of the many adventure sports that New Zealand is known for – such as jet-skiing and bungee-jumping – or, for a more relaxed excursion, enjoy a winery tour in Auckland.

Weather & what to pack

New Zealand has a largely mild climate that's subtropical in the north with temperatures dropping as you travel further south. Expect temperatures to be around the low to mid-twenties. Pack light clothes with some layers and bring waterproofs too in case of rain.

NEW ZEALAND CRUISES

Discover the heart of your destination with our unparalleled itineraries.