New Zealand Cruises
Let a cruise of New Zealand introduce you to incredible scenery and rich traditions, from the fiords of the south to the beautiful beaches of the north and all the stunning headlands, bays and ports in between. Glide through turquoise waters and delve deep into Maori culture on the North Island and indulge all your senses with stunning landscapes, charming cities, and delightful culinary experiences on the South Island.
Popular New Zealand Cruises
Must do experiences and highlights on a New Zealand cruise
Picture Perfect Bay of Islands
Explore this paradise by land, water, or sky. Coach to Cape Reinga, cruise to the Hole in the Rock, or take a scenic flight over this lovely archipelago.
The Cultural Hot Spot of Rotorua
Mt. Maunganui oversees your arrival into the Bay of Plenty, your gateway to visit the thermal wonderland and cultural stronghold of Rotorua.
Delightful Marlborough Sounds
Watch from the deck as you wind through the beautiful bays and inlets of Marlborough Sounds, before sampling the renowned wine of the region.
Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula
Rolling green hills tumble into the sea and are crowned by the ‘Edinburgh of the South’ – Dunedin. Explore the city’s charming streets flanked by Victorian buildings, visit the botanic gardens, or simply soak in the view.
Scenic Fiordland Cruising
Sail atop glassy waters and glide below the towering cliffs framing the Fiordland National Park. Pass through Milford, Doubtful and Dusky sounds taking in the stunning scenery that dwarfs your ship, and all your expectations.
New Zealand Brochures
123 New Zealand cruises sourced from 11 Operator brochures
What our clients are saying about their cruises around New Zealand
“NZ Cruise and Coach”
Generally speaking very good but could improve. Some suggestions would be: 1. Have the coach trip first followed by a cruise to Sydney. The daily exercise of getting up early, breakfast, board bus, becomes exhausting after a while and it would be nice to relax on the ship to recover. 2. The farewell dinner (called an SD) was probably the worst dinner of the trip. That hotel needs to lift its game. 3. On the included flight from Auckland to Perth it would be nice to have the option to fly business ...read more class. We were lucky and there was 2 seats left so we upgraded but having spare capacity is not assured on all flights. 4. For some unknown reason the ship food was of poor quality at first but then improved significantly after leaving Hobart. Was there a crew change?
“Great trip to New Zealand”
We had a wonderful trip. The cruise was just lovely and relaxing. It was our first cruise and we will definitely be taking another one. NZ was terrific especially the South Island. So beautiful. Our guide was very good with so much information. All over a fantastic trip.
“AWESOME New Zealand”
This was our fifth tour through Global Journeys, as always all went smoothly, will gladly use GJ again and highly recommend. Jemma, is a "gem" worked to get the fairest price for us and to help with any query. The tour, our second one with Grand Pacific Tours of NZ was 14 days cruise and 5 days land and all went without a hitch. This was our first long ocean cruise, we were on the Celebrity Solstice and not sure what to expect. From the online profile to being greeted at Sydney Cruise Terminal ...read more among a vast crowd, we were still treated like a welcome guest. For first time cruisers it was mind blowing. The whole experience was basking in opulence. The whole ship worked so smoothly from dining to resting to being entertained, and to the food (especially desserts!). All onshore excursions were great to get to whether at dock or over water in a tender, they were all an adventure. To see so many capital cities from the water made for great photos. And the sounds on the South Island, breathtaking. The land tour involved a flight back to the South Island where we met Mike our local driver and a fount of knowledge. The accommodation was superb, nice rooms with good views, well positioned to walk around the areas. The only downside is we didn't get to go on the Trans Alpine Train. There was a weather warning for a small cyclone approaching, helicopters were grounded and the train was cancelled. With this weather and Mikes know how he suggested we leave a bit earlier than due, good job! Saw what occurred and the damage caused to buses where we were a short time earlier. All grateful, however the train operators reimbursed us our fares on the same night for a storm out of their control. All in all a great tour to do again in winter.
“New Zealand Vista”
Great trip but me maybe we are getting too old to get on and off the coaches. The one non-air conditioned hotel was a real bummer. Chris did a good job.