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.
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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.
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What our clients are saying about their cruises around New Zealand
“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.
“Incredible value for money!”
Having booked this holiday from the UK we must express that it was incredible value for money! Equally our Global Journeys booking process was comprehensive and easy to follow by providing step by step electronic information which never failed. As we progressed through the booking process, the few specific questions that needed to be addressed were dealt with by Yvonne immediately either by email or by telephone; we couldn't have received better service from any UK based agent and we both express ...read more our thanks to her. All in all our holiday was brilliant, Grand Pacific truly know how to look after their customers and seem to maintain the highest level of service that you could expect in New Zealand.I think that the secret of their success it that they stick to their NZ market rather than spreading themselves thinly by dabbling in other countries. All of their partners such as hotels, venues on the itinerary and Celebrity Cruises treated us with priority over other tour companies throughout the trip. I could go on and on as we feel incredibly lucky to have stumbled across the Global Journeys website when researching a holiday in NZ and further more we couldn't have achieved anywhere near as much by hiring a car and going our own way. Our only criticism which is insignificant in the overall experience would be the fist night stay in a busy airport hotel, obviously with transient guests arriving late and leaving early it could be on the noisy side, but I guess that's the luck of the draw.