Australia & New Zealand Cruises

Sydney Opera House (Photo: Semisatch/Shutterstock)

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.

  • More about Australia & New Zealand

  • What is the best time to cruise to Australia & New Zealand?

  • Which cruise lines go to Australia & New Zealand?

Loading...

We found you 375 cruises

Loading...
Loading...
Regatta
Regatta

20 Night
Australia Cruise

427 Reviews
Leaving:
Cruise Line:
No prices currently available for this sailing.
  • Itinerary
  • Ship
  • Reviews
  • Fare Insight
Scenic Eclipse II
Scenic Eclipse II (Photo/Scenic)

14 Night
Australian Odyssey: Western Australia & The Abrolh...

21 Reviews
Leaving:
Cruise Line:
No prices currently available for this sailing.
  • Itinerary
  • Reviews
Crown Princess
Crown Princess (Photo: Princess Cruises)

10 Night
Australia Cruise

2,242 Reviews
Leaving:
Cruise Line:
No prices currently available for this sailing.
  • Itinerary
  • Ship
  • Reviews
  • Fare Insight
Cruise Critic Favorite
Viking Orion
Viking Orion (Photo: Cruise Critic)

14 Night
Australia & New Zealand

607 Reviews
Leaving:
Cruise Line:
No prices currently available for this sailing.
  • Itinerary
  • Ship
  • Reviews
  • Fare Insight
Sponsored

Need First-Time Cruise Tips?

  • Help Choose Your Perfect Cruiseline
  • Find a Printable Cruise Packing List
  • Expert Ship Reviews, Itineraries & Destination Guides
  • Get Special Cruise Deals, Expert Advice, Insider Tips & More!

Nachi Cocom Beach Club

14 Night
Australia Cruise

427 Reviews
Leaving:
Cruise Line:
No prices currently available for this sailing.
  • Itinerary
  • Ship
  • Reviews
  • Fare Insight

10 Night
Uncover The Kimberley Coastline: An Ancient Wilder...

21 Reviews
Leaving:
Cruise Line:
No prices currently available for this sailing.
  • Itinerary
  • Reviews

12 Night
Singapore To Brisbane Cruise

570 Reviews
Leaving:
Cruise Line:
No prices currently available for this sailing.
  • Itinerary
  • Ship
  • Reviews
  • Fare Insight
Cruise Critic Favorite

14 Night
New Zealand Cruise

570 Reviews
Leaving:
Cruise Line:
No prices currently available for this sailing.
  • Itinerary
  • Ship
  • Reviews
  • Fare Insight

10 Night
Discover The Kimberley Coastline: An Ancient Wilde...

21 Reviews
Leaving:
Cruise Line:
No prices currently available for this sailing.
  • Itinerary
  • Reviews

11 Night
New Zealand Cruise

758 Reviews
Leaving:
Cruise Line:
No prices currently available for this sailing.
  • Itinerary
  • Ship
  • Reviews
  • Fare Insight

14 Night
Australia & New Zealand

1,117 Reviews
Leaving:
Cruise Line:
No prices currently available for this sailing.
  • Itinerary
  • Ship
  • Reviews
  • Fare Insight

14 Night
New Zealand Cruise

923 Reviews
Leaving:
Cruise Line:
No prices currently available for this sailing.
  • Itinerary
  • Ship
  • Reviews
  • Fare Insight

16 Night
Komodo & The Australian Coast

234 Reviews
Leaving:
Cruise Line:
No prices currently available for this sailing.
  • Itinerary
  • Ship
  • Reviews
  • Fare Insight

14 Night
Australia Cruise

1,781 Reviews
Leaving:
Cruise Line:
No prices currently available for this sailing.
  • Itinerary
  • Ship
  • Reviews
  • Fare Insight

7 Night
Australia Cruise

923 Reviews
Leaving:
Cruise Line:
No prices currently available for this sailing.
  • Itinerary
  • Ship
  • Reviews
  • Fare Insight

More about Australia & New Zealand

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.

Related Cruises

Adelaide

Adelaide

107 Reviews
Akaroa

Akaroa

201 Reviews
Albany (Australia)

Albany (Australia)

28 Reviews
Ashmore Reef

Ashmore Reef

Auckland

Auckland

444 Reviews
Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

51 Reviews
Brisbane

Brisbane

252 Reviews
Broome

Broome

37 Reviews
Burnie

Burnie

53 Reviews
Busselton

Busselton

8 Reviews
Cairns

Cairns

167 Reviews
Cape Leveque

Cape Leveque

Christchurch

Christchurch

69 Reviews
Cooktown

Cooktown

6 Reviews
Creal Reef

Creal Reef

Darwin

Darwin

191 Reviews
Dunedin

Dunedin

363 Reviews
Dusky Sound

Dusky Sound

18 Reviews
Eden (Australia)

Eden (Australia)

35 Reviews
Esperance

Esperance

19 Reviews
Exmouth

Exmouth

6 Reviews
Fraser Island

Fraser Island

2 Reviews
Geelong

Geelong

4 Reviews
Geraldton

Geraldton

50 Reviews
Gisborne

Gisborne

24 Reviews
Gladstone

Gladstone

9 Reviews
Gordon River, Tasmania

Gordon River, Tasmania

Hobart

Hobart

227 Reviews
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island

34 Reviews
Melbourne

Melbourne

271 Reviews
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba

1 Review
Moreton Island

Moreton Island

28 Reviews
Napier

Napier

189 Reviews
Nelson

Nelson

1 Review
Newcastle (Australia)

Newcastle (Australia)

29 Reviews
Perth (Fremantle)

Perth (Fremantle)

101 Reviews
Picton

Picton

165 Reviews
Port Arthur

Port Arthur

74 Reviews
Port Douglas

Port Douglas

51 Reviews
Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln

9 Reviews
Portland (Australia)

Portland (Australia)

4 Reviews
Rarotonga

Rarotonga

23 Reviews
Stewart Island

Stewart Island

6 Reviews
Sydney (Australia)

Sydney (Australia)

771 Reviews
Tauranga

Tauranga

328 Reviews
Thursday Island

Thursday Island

15 Reviews
Townsville

Townsville

Wallaroo

Wallaroo

Wellington

Wellington

436 Reviews
Whitsundays (Airlie Beach, Hamilton Island)

Whitsundays (Airlie Beach, Hamilton Island)

20 Reviews
Willis Island

Willis Island

26 Reviews
Wollongong

Wollongong

1 Review
Wyndham

Wyndham

Yampi Sound

Yampi Sound

Cruise Critic is not a booking agent and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners who list cruise pricing on Cruise Critic are required to provide prices for cruise only or cruise packages, per person, double occupancy, and are based on specific cabin types and sailing dates, and may not be available for all cabin types/sailings. Taxes, fees and port expenses not included. Rates are in USD and valid for US and Canadian residents only. Fuel supplement may apply. When you book with one of our partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees as required by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

For any cruises listed, Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. In addition, average cruise prices are updated nightly.

Furthermore, Cruise Critic makes no guarantees for availability of prices advertised on our site. Listed prices may have blackout dates, qualifications or restrictions.

Cruise Critic is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Lowest pricing is based on our 3rd party pricing supplier and valid as of April 24th, 2024.


Get special cruise deals, expert advice, insider tips and more.By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

© 1995—2024, The Independent Traveler, Inc.