Australia / New Zealand Cruises

2 - 136 nights starting from $159 per person
Australia / New Zealand Cruises

Australia encompasses vast areas of untamed country known as The Outback, the vast Great Barrier Reef, and an incredible array of wildlife found nowhere else on earth.

Australia / New Zealand Cruises

Discover the land down under on a cruise to Australia; the nation and continent is a bevy of natural wonders, as is New Zealand.

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Australia / New Zealand Cruise Highlights

Tourists from North America will feel at home on a cruise to Australia and New Zealand, with English-speaking populations and popular sights as recognizable as the Statue of Liberty. But beyond the similarities lies a land of difference; visitors to Australia can't miss the Outback, a vast area of untamed country, or the Great Barrier Reef, teeming with marine life. In New Zealand, explore the bustling metropolis and yachting hub of Auckland, and the mountains and glaciers reminiscent of the Swiss Alps in Fiordland National Park.

Popular Australia / New Zealand Cruise Ports

These island nations are best visited via cruise ship. Most itineraries run between Auckland and Sydney, or vice versa, and make stops in cities like Christchurch, Tauranga, Wellington, Hobart, and Sydney. Here are some of the most talked about ports in New Zealand and Australia:

  • Sydney, Australia: Australia's oldest and largest city is home to the world famous Sydney Opera House, the beautiful Sydney Harbor Bridge, and plenty of beaches, including Bondi Beach, Manly Beach and Store Beach.
  • Melbourne, Australia: While in the cultural capital of Australia, be sure to explore Federation Square, full of art galleries, museums, restaurants and bars; the Royal Botanic Garden; and Queen Victoria Market, a huge open-air market that first opened in 1878.
  • Auckland, New Zealand: New Zealand's former capital is both an urban hub and a nature-lover's paradise. Soak in the mesmerizing waterfalls, volcanic cones and rugged landscapes, and explore New Zealand's culture at the Auckland Art Gallery, Wallace Arts Centre and Sea Life Aquarium.

When is the Best Time to Go to Australia / New Zealand?

Located in the southern hemisphere, New Zealand and Australia experience seasons at the opposite time as in North America. Most cruises visit the region in its summer, between December and March. Typical departure ports include Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne, so make sure to factor in two days for travel on the way there, and one day after.

What Cruise Lines Go to Australia / New Zealand?

Several ships sail to these regions on world cruises or lengthy Pacific voyages. Here are some lines to check out:

  • Princess Cruises: Princess has the most comprehensive offering of cruises and cruise-tours, and offers regular departures throughout the season from a number of cities, including Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide. Enjoy the tastes of Australia on ship and off with Australian-born-chef Curtis Stone, who created dishes and dining experiences exclusively for Princess.
  • Royal Caribbean: Royal Caribbean sails to a variety of ports across the South Pacific, including Hobart, Wollongong and Sydney, Australia and Auckland, Dunedin, and Akaroa, New Zealand. Interested in shore excursions? Royal Caribbean offers Sydney Harbour Bridge Climbs, Pub Discoveries and 4-Wheel-Drive Blue Mountain Tours.
  • Celebrity Cruises: Celebrity sails to more than 37 ports of call in Australia and New Zealand. "City Stay" packages give you three nights to explore your embarkation city before setting sail, and shore excursions will keep you busy during your trip. Cuddle with koalas in Brisbane, brave a crocodile safari in Airlie Beach, and live like a hobbit on a Lord of the Rings set tour in Auckland.

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Month Number of Cruises From Price
Oct 2016 6 cruises $1,749
Nov 2016 38 cruises $269
Dec 2016 51 cruises $259
Jan 2017 80 cruises $369
Feb 2017 59 cruises $459
Mar 2017 47 cruises $179
Apr 2017 33 cruises $229
May 2017 9 cruises $259
Jun 2017 4 cruises $259
Jul 2017 9 cruises $1,279
Aug 2017 8 cruises $499
Sep 2017 16 cruises $259
Oct 2017 26 cruises $429
Nov 2017 40 cruises $239
Dec 2017 39 cruises $159
Jan 2018 75 cruises $429
Feb 2018 66 cruises $180
Mar 2018 58 cruises $239
Apr 2018 18 cruises $239
May 2018 5 cruises $4,439
Jun 2018 1 cruises $13,750
Jul 2018 3 cruises $9,150
Aug 2018 3 cruises $9,150
Sep 2018 1 cruises $9,150
Dec 2018 3 cruises $10,750
Jan 2019 2 cruises $7,450
Feb 2019 1 cruises $5,685

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