New Zealand cruises are extremely popular with increasing numbers of ships domiciled in or visiting the region each year.
It is here, in New Zealand, that natural beauty abounds. A cruise from New Zealand can fulfil almost every exotic adventure that a serious traveller could dream of. A New Zealand Cruise can take you to many ports, depending upon your ship and sailing date. Some of the New Zealand cruises are now part of world cruise itineraries and can include fly/cruise options.
The range of cruises available means travelers are spoilt for choice and include:
New Zealand, New Caledonia and Vanuatu are all cruised to from Australia. A year round series of cruises to these destinations keeps ships busy from Sydney. Melbourne and Brisbane. The Australia New Zealand cruises are often operated by visiting ships to the South Pacific and operate from November to March as they cruise around the south of New Zealand’s South Island.
Local cruises operate year round from New Zealand. The Australia/New Zealand cruises sail between October and March as do the Trans Pacific/World sectors
Auckland is the main port for New Zealand. Fiji cruises depart from Lautoka and Tahiti cruises depart from Papeete or Bora Bora.
New Zealand cruises operate in its summer so days are pleasant but it is cooler round the bottom of the South Island and warm clothes and rain gear are useful. Tahiti, Fiji, Vanuatu and New Caledonia experience warmer and rainier months from November to April, the rest of the year is pleasant and drier.