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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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Azamara Quest
Azamara Quest

16 Night
New Zealand & Australia VoyageDetails

669 Reviews
Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Azamara
Jan 21, 2023
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Queen Mary 2 (QM2)
Queen Mary 2 (QM2)

40 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

1,200 Reviews
Leaving:Perth
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Mar 21, 2023
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Ovation of the Seas
Ovation of the Seas

12 Night
New Zealand CruiseDetails

665 Reviews
Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Mar 11, 2023
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Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth (Photo: Cunard Line)

8 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Jan 20, 2023
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8 Night
Australia & Pacific CruiseDetails

Leaving:Melbourne
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Feb 14, 2023
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13 Night
Australia & Pacific CruiseDetails

Leaving:Melbourne
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Feb 14, 2023
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11 Night
Great Barrier Reef CruiseDetails

Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Nov 3, 2022
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14 Night
New Zealand CruiseDetails

Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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14 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Jan 16, 2023
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4 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Jan 12, 2023
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17 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

Leaving:Perth
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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14 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Feb 20, 2023
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12 Night
New Zealand CruiseDetails

Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
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17 Night
Australia & New Zealand VoyageDetails

Leaving:Melbourne
Cruise Line:Azamara
Jan 4, 2023
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11 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Apr 2, 2023
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14 Night
New Zealand CruiseDetails

Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Feb 6, 2023
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12 Night
South Pacific & Fiji CruiseDetails

Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Dec 6, 2022
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4 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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13 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Jan 16, 2023
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33 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

Leaving:Perth
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Mar 21, 2023
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35 Night
Australia CircumnavigationDetails

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

Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Jan 30, 2023
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10 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Mar 22, 2023
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9 Night
Great Barrier Reef HolidayDetails

Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Dec 28, 2022
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14 Night
Australia & New ZealandDetails

Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
Feb 11, 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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