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

10 Days Sydney to Sydney
Operated By: Royal Caribbean
15 Days Sydney to Auckland
Operated By: Viking
12 Days Sydney to Auckland
Operated By: Celebrity Cruises
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Must do experiences and highlights on a New Zealand cruise

Picture Perfect Bay of Islands
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
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
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
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
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

Recent Reviews

What our clients are saying about their cruises around New Zealand

“NZ Cruise and Coach”
Neil & Florence - WA, Australia Oct 2019
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 more

“Great trip to New Zealand”
Gina & Brian - QLD, Australia Jan 2019
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”
Shelly & Yvonne - NSW, Australia Feb 2018
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 more

“New Zealand Vista”
Phil & Audrey - USA Feb 2018
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.