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New Zealand Cruises

Do you want to embark on an adventure of a lifetime, but you don’t want to travel too far from home? Consider a New Zealand cruise to discover the spectacular beauty and diversity of the country just a stone’s throw away from home.

Floating in the South Pacific roughly 2,000 kilometres away from the southeastern coast of Australia, New Zealand is located in one of the earth’s most remote regions. Two main islands make up the archipelago nation: the volcanic North Island, officially named Te Ika-a-Māui, and the mountainous South Island, or Te Waipounamu.

With cruises regularly departing from ports around Australia, including Sydney and Melbourne, setting sail for the spectacular scenery of our neighbours to the southeast has never been easier or more convenient! Many leading cruise lines, including budget cruise lines like P&O Cruises Australia and Royal Caribbean International  or more luxury liners like Princess Cruises and Celebrity Cruises, sail to New Zealand from Australia. That way, you can sail in complete comfort and style while you experience the natural wonders of New Zealand for yourself!

Hot New Zealand Cruise Deals



  • Cruise1st Exclusive 12 night Fly/Stay/Cruise holiday from $1899pp
  • Cruise from Auckland to Sydney onboard Celebrity Solstice
  • Take your onboard dining experience to a whole new level with a wide selection of restaurants to suit every mood
  • Explore a range of exciting ports including Tauranga, Akaroa, Wellington, Dunedin, Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound, Milford Sound and Hobart
  • Package includes flight from Australia to Auckland and a hotel stay in Auckland


  • 14 night Fly/Stay/Cruise package from $3199pp
  • Cruise for 13 nights around New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa and Tonga onboard Celebrity Solstice
  • Enjoy an amazing array of flavours in every restaurant, indulge in a therapeutic treatment at the Canyon Ranch Spa or relax on The Solstice Deck 
  • Package includes return flights from Australia and a hotel stay in Auckland


  • Cruise1st Exclusive 13 night Fly/Stay/Cruise holiday from $1199pp
  • Get set for a 12-night cruise holiday onboard one of Celebrity's most decorated ships in Celebrity Solstice
  • Immerse yourself in her luxurious staterooms or specialty restaurants as she cruises from Sydney and into Newcastle, Cairns, Airlie Beach and Brisbane before heading across the Tasman Sea into New Zealand
  • Cruise by Bay of Islands and into Auckland while soaking in the flawless surroundings of white perfect sand and crystal-clear waters
  • Package includes flight from Auckland to Australia plus a hotel stay in Auckland


  • 10 night Fly/Cruise package from $1499pp
  • Cruise onboard one of the most incredible ships at sea, Celebrity Solstice for 10 nights
  • Onboard expect uncompromising service, world class dining, Broadway quality entertainment, the finest spa treatments and an onboard experience that encapsulates “Modern Luxury”
  • Cruise from Melbourne to Sydney, the Sounds, Dunedin, Akaroa, Tauranga and Auckland
  • Package includes a flight from Auckland to Australia


  • 14 night Fly/Stay/Cruise holiday from $2299pp
  • Cruise onboard Holland America's Maasdam the only ship dedicated to Explorations Central In-Depth™ Voyages
  • Delve deeper into the places and cultures you visit as you travel off-the-beaten-path into ports that not many other cruise lines port in
  • Visit Tauranga, Napier, Wellington, Akaroa, Port Chalmers (Dunedin) Oban (Halfmoon Bay), Cruise the Fiordland National Park, Hobart, Eden and Sydney
  • Package includes flight from Australia to Auckland and hotel stay in Auckland


  • Cruise1st Exclusive 36 night Fly/Stay/Cruise package from $7799pp
  • Explore the mix of cultural diversity and an outdoor wonderland in Vancouver with a hotel stay
  • Whether you're seeking adventure or relaxation, your cruise onboard Serenade of the Seas from Vancouver to Sydney will provide both
  • Along the way, visit Ketchikan, Skagway, Kauai, Lahaina, Papeete, Bora Bora, Auckland and more
  • Package includes flight from Australia to Vancouver and a hotel stay in Vancouver

A Taste of Cruises to New Zealand

Explorer Dream
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*New Zealand Adventure - Auckland to Sydney*
1st Feb 20 - 8 nights
From A$1299pp
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*Australia and New Zealand*
18th Mar 20 - 15 nights
From A$1999pp
Ovation of the Seas
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*Transpacific Hawaii to Sydney - Fly/Stay/Cruise*
26th Sep 20 - 20 nights
From A$3999pp
Golden Princess
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*Sydney to Los Angeles with Hawaii Stay*
8th Apr 20 - 31 nights
From A$3649pp
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*Australia and New Zealand*
26th Feb 20 - 15 nights
From A$2099pp
Celebrity Solstice
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*Melbourne to Auckland - Fly/Cruise*
29th Feb 20 - 10 nights
From A$1499pp
Celebrity Eclipse
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*Asia to Australasia - Fly/Stay/Cruise*
9th Nov 20 - 44 nights
From CALLpp
Sun Princess
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*Australia to Hawaii*
5th Sep 20 - 41 nights
From A$8299pp
Ovation of the Seas
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South Pacific & New Zealand
23rd Mar 20 - 10 nights
Cruise1st EXCLUSIVE Price!!
From A$999pp
Ruby Princess
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*New Zealand*
4th Apr 20 - 8 nights
From A$1849pp
Ruby Princess
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*Auckland to Vancouver*
11th Apr 20 - 30 nights
From A$3949pp
Celebrity Solstice
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*Queensland and New Zealand - Fly/Cruise*
20th Mar 20 - 12 nights
Cruise1st EXCLUSIVE Price!!
From A$1299pp

Highlights of New Zealand

Rugged mountains, magical fjords, lush forests, sparkling lakes, and rolling hills cover that pristine paradise that is New Zealand. Whether you’re an outdoorsy type or more of a culture nerd, this green country has something for everyone. With trails zigzagging through the country, opportunities to go hiking are practically unbounded. Grab your paddle and hop in a canoe. Zip through the wilderness on a mountain bike. Unwind and go for a long walk one of the many beaches. Much like the locals, the varying landscapes and rich cultures of the North and South Islands are diverse as well as endearing.

There’s far more to New Zealand than just breathtaking scenery; there are also plenty of activities to try! Why not give sea kayaking or fishing a go in Picton on the South Island? Take a trip to the capital and ride in a cable car up the mountain in Wellington. For you film buffs, you can also visit some of the filming sites from The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

Fiordland National Park should be on everyone’s bucket list! As an iconic destination in New Zealand, the largest national park in the country is definitely on most cruise itineraries sailing to New Zealand.

Some truly awe-inspiring sights await you. On New Zealand’s South Island, you can venture to the pristine Milford Sound. The beautiful Bay of Plenty will have you mesmerised. And don’t forget about the stunning bays of Akaroa. It’s no wonder why so many travellers choose to return year after year.

No matter which New Zealand sights you’d like to take in or what activities you want to try out, Cruise1st has plenty of itineraries for you to choose from. What are you waiting for? Our exclusive special offers won’t be around forever – so start your search today!

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Give our experienced Australia-based cruise specialists a call. We’d love to help you find the perfect New Zealand cruise at a great value.

One with the Kiwis

New Zealand cruises have got it all: adrenaline-pumping land tours, lush scenery, thrilling itineraries, and sumptuous ports of call. Cruise1st offers cruise packages that include return flights and accommodations, so if you book with us, you will have more time to enjoy.

The exotic wildlife, stretching forest, towering mountains, crystal lakes, pristine beaches, and magnificent fjords: New Zealand offers everything you need for an unforgettable holiday. A handful of buzzing cities, indigenous culture, mouthwatering cuisine, and gorgeous nature scenes are waiting for you!

The fresh seafood of the South Pacific and influences from the Pacific Islands largely inspire the mouth-watering cuisine of New Zealand. The land’s original settlers, the Māori people, still have a huge influence on modern-day New Zealand. Māori culture and Kiwi life are one and the same. The world-renowned haka of the All Blacks, for example, originated as a Māori war dance. The beautiful art of ta moko, or Māori tattooing, can be seen of the faces of the Māori people. New Zealand will impress any visitors who love the great outdoors, indigenous cultures, and untamed wildlife.

Additionally, unlike here at home, you will almost never encounter venomous snakes or bugs in New Zealous, so you can kick back and relax on your cruise to New Zealand.

Cross the ditch and explore diverse landscapes, glistening glaciers, and geothermal phenomena! New Zealand cruises will invite you to a world of natural wonders. Because there’s so much to do and see, it’s best that you make time for plenty of shore excursions.

Check out our hottest New Zealand cruise deals! If you need some more information or require assistance booking your dream cruise to New Zealand, give our Australia-based cruise experts a call. Cruise1st also offers a selection of cheap and last-minute options, all with flights and accommodations included. Hurry now! These offers sell out quick!

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