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Australia & New Zealand Cruises

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About Australia & New Zealand Cruises

Between the South Pacific and Indian Oceans, Australia is extraordinarily diverse in terms of its geography, wildlife and climate, with deserts, mountains and rainforests (not to mention those beloved Koala bears). Hardly limited to wilderness, Australia also boasts urban culture in Sydney and Melbourne. Famous as the set of the "Lord of the Rings" movies, New Zealand has unparalleled natural beauty (did we mention the Great Barrier Reef), as well as adventure sports and outstanding wine.

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Celebrity Eclipse
Celebrity Eclipse

12 Night
New Zealand CruiseDetails

1,835 Reviews
Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
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Celebrity Eclipse
Celebrity Eclipse

13 Night
New Zealand CruiseDetails

Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Dec 20, 2022
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Azamara Quest
Azamara Quest

13 Night
Australia Intensive VoyageDetails

Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Azamara
Feb 6, 2023
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Noordam
Noordam

15 Night
Australia & New ZealandDetails

786 Reviews
Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
Jan 27, 2023
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12 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
Jan 4, 2023
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12 Night
New Zealand CruiseDetails

496 Reviews
Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Oct 31, 2022
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14 Night
Australia & New ZealandDetails

Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
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16 Night
Komodo & The Australian CoastDetails

Leaving:Bali
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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14 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
Feb 8, 2023
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13 Night
New Zealand CruiseDetails

Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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14 Night
Exploring The Great Australian BightDetails

Leaving:Perth
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Dec 7, 2023
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14 Night
Australia & New ZealandDetails

Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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40 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

Leaving:Perth
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Mar 21, 2023
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17 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Nov 15, 2022
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33 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

Leaving:Perth
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Mar 21, 2023
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14 Night
Australia & New ZealandDetails

Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Dec 22, 2022
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13 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Feb 18, 2024
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10 Night
Australia & Pacific CruiseDetails

Leaving:Darwin
Cruise Line:Ponant
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12 Night
New Zealand CruiseDetails

Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Jan 2, 2023
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35 Night
Australia CircumnavigationDetails

Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
Nov 12, 2022
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16 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
Jan 23, 2023
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7 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Apr 4, 2023
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13 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Jan 29, 2023
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Australia CruiseDetails

Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Mar 12, 2023
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Australia CruiseDetails

Leaving:Perth
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Mar 16, 2023
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What is the best time to cruise to Australia & New Zealand?

Thanks to a rather temperate climate, there are cruises to the continent of Australia nearly year-round. The summer months Down Under are actually considered winter in the U.S., so that's the most popular time of year to visit (and when the vast majority of New Zealand port stops are scheduled). Just keep in mind that from December through February, it can get incredibly hot. For more: Australia Cruise Tips.

Which cruise lines go to Australia & New Zealand?

Pretty much all of the major cruise lines worldwide run Australia/New Zealand cruises, including popular lines like Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Celebrity and luxury line Seabourn. P&O Cruises is the top choice amongst local Aussies. Many of the same lines stop in New Zealand, but only during the summer months --New Zealand tends to be much colder the rest of the year. There are also expedition lines like Lindblad and Coral Expeditions that make port stops in some of the smaller ports throughout New Zealand.

What are some things to do in Australia & New Zealand?

Australia is full of natural landmarks and world-class museums. Don't miss the beaches or snorkeling and diving the Great Barrier Reef; a stroll across the iconic Harbour Bridge in Sydney; and shopping and dining in Melbourne. New Zealand is decidedly more low-key and ideal for long strolls to take in the natural landscape, but visitors should also squeeze in an excursion to historic Christchurch.

Do you need a passport to take a cruise to Australia & New Zealand?

Yes, a passport is required for cruises to Australia and/or New Zealand.

What should I pack for a cruise to Australia & New Zealand?

You'll want to be sure to pack lightweight clothing including plenty of shorts, t-shirts and sundresses, particularly if you're traveling in the region's mid-summer months. You'll definitely want a swimsuit and plenty of sunscreen as well. For more: What to Take to Australia on a Cruise.

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