Nicknamed the ‘city of sails’, cruises to New Zealand arrive at the north island’s largest city, Auckland. Located between the two picturesque harbours of Waitemata and Manukau, Auckland is home to stunning volcanic and harbour landscapes. Often passing through spectacular natural attractions like Milford Sound or Fiordland National Park, cruises to New Zealand are a fantastic way to take in the scenery of this beautiful country. Whether finishing your journey here or stopping by on the way to your final destination, cruises to New Zealand are a wonderful way to explore abundant natural attractions and enjoy the unforgettable experience of gliding past glaciers and impressive rock gorge faces.

Cruises to New Zealand

Australia & New Zealand from Auckland
11 Nights on Norwegian Jewel Departing Auckland: 11th Dec 2019
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New Zealand
14 Nights on Queen Elizabeth Departing Melbourne: 22nd Dec 2019
$4,989.00
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New Zealand
10 Nights on Ovation of the Seas Departing Sydney: 26th Dec 2019
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New Zealand from Sydney
10 Nights on Norwegian Jewel Departing Sydney: 3rd Jan 2020
$1,894.14
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Cruises around New Zealand

Australia & New Zealand from Auckland
11 Nights on Norwegian Jewel Departing Auckland: 11th Dec 2019
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South Pacific Isles
14 Nights on Seabourn Encore Departing Auckland: 6th Jan 2020
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Jewels of South Pacific
30 Nights on Seabourn Encore Departing Auckland: 6th Jan 2020
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New Zealand from Auckland
10 Nights on Norwegian Jewel Departing Auckland: 13th Jan 2020
$1,552.14
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Cruises to New Zealand from Sydney

New Zealand
10 Nights on Ovation of the Seas Departing Sydney: 26th Dec 2019
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New Zealand from Sydney
10 Nights on Norwegian Jewel Departing Sydney: 3rd Jan 2020
$1,894.14
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New Zealand Discovery
14 Nights on Noordam Departing Sydney: 4th Jan 2020
$1,599.00
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Pacific Treasures
14 Nights on Maasdam Departing Sydney: 6th Jan 2020
$1,569.00
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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to cruise New Zealand

New Zealand is a spectacular country with so much on offer and can be enjoyed at any time of the year. However, the best time to cruise New Zealand is during the summer months from December to the end of February.

What cruise lines go to New Zealand?

There are a range of cruise lines that go to New Zealand including, Radiance of the Seas, Royal Caribbean, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruises, Princess Cruises, Seabourne, Azmara and Celebrity Cruises.

What is the best NZ cruise?

With over 300 cruises on offer, New Zealand is the ultimate cruising destination. Some of the top cruise lines include, Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises & Celebrity Cruises.

Where do cruise ships depart in New Zealand?

New Zealand's main cruise terminal is located in the Port of Auckland.

Milford Sound

New Zealand Attractions

Ranked in the world’s top ten lifestyle destinations, Auckland offers a fantastic range of leisure and nature-based attractions along with plenty of cultural, historical and man-made attractions. Ascend the southern-hemisphere’s tallest tower for unparalleled views from the main observation deck, climb up to the crow’s nest or, if you’re feeling especially brave, you can even jump off the Sky Tower.

Surrounded by 50 islands, explore the picturesque waters surrounding Auckland with a trip to Devonport or scenic Waiheke Island and relax among the forest, farmland, beaches, olive groves and vineyards. Spend the day sightseeing, sea kayaking, mountain biking or touring the vineyards.

Discover renowned galleries, museums and historical sites and learn about the traditions handed down through generations. Auckland Museum offers the world’s largest collection of Maori and South Pacific artefacts and you won’t want to miss the daily Maori concert. The National Maritime Museum also has a daily Polynesian performance while the collection at the Auckland Art Gallery offers more than just works of art.

No visit to New Zealand would be complete without exploring the rugged landscapes and unique flora and fauna. Head out to the west coast to discover black sand beaches, the famous gannet colony of Muriwai Beach and the impressive Waitakere ranges.

Arrivals & Departures

Princes Wharf & Queens Wharf

Off Quay St, Auckland

Distance from City: 2kms (5mins)
Distance from Airport: 25km (40mins)
Taxi Fare Estimate: $65 - $75 one way, cruise terminal to airport