New Zealand Cruise Guide

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For a fantastic cruise that won’t take you too far from home, why not consider a New Zealand cruise. New Zealand is home to some of the most beautiful sights in the world – and Cruise 1st has some great deals.

Click here for New Zealand cruise deals from 2014 to 2016. Or read more to find out what you’ll see and do on your trip.

Why you should go on a New Zealand cruise

For a relatively small nation, New Zealand is well ahead of many other cruise destinations when it comes to beautiful landmarks, delicious food and memorable experiences.

The country’s Maori culture is very evident and you’ll have plenty of opportunity to see what it’s all about.

There’s a reason New Zealand’s breathtaking landscape was chosen for the filming of the famous Lord of the Rings movie trilogy (and many other movies, for that matter). It’s truly breathtaking, and you’ll even have the chance to visit the site of Hobbiton with it’s authentic Hobbit pub, The Green Dragon. A must-see for film buffs!

Other popular tourist spots include Akaroa, home to one of the country’s most beautiful harbours; Christchurch, the south island’s largest city; the icy clear waters of Milford Sound; and the capital city Wellington.

Cruise lines currently offering trips around New Zealand include Royal Caribbean Cruises, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises and Cunard Cruises.

Book a New Zealand cruise here

You can compare and book a cruise on our New Zealand cruise deals page.

In the meantime, take a look at some of the best deals we currently have to offer:

New Zealand cruise
Travelling on Voyager of the Seas
25th January 2015 for 11 nights

This cruise starts at Sydney and visits Auckland, Tauranga, Napier, Picton and Wellington before returning to Sydney.

New Zealand and South Pacific
Travelling on Voyager of the Seas
5th February 2015 for 14 nights

Setting off from Sydney, this cruise stops off at Noumea, Lautoka, Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington and back to Sydney.

Luxury New Zealand (fly/stay/cruise)
Travelling on Celebrity Solstice
8th December 2014 for 13 nights

After a flight from Australia to Auckland, you’ll embark on a cruise which stops at Bay of Islands, Tauranga, Wellington, Akaroa, Dunedin, Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound, Milford Sound, Hobart and Sydney. Includes a hotel stay in Auckland.

Indian Pacific Rail & Australia NZ cruise
Travelling on Radiance of the Seas
11th March 2015 for 20 nights

This cruise sets off from Sydney and stops at Adelaide, Perth, Esperance, Adelaide, Melbourne, Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound, Dunedin, Akaroa, Wellington, Picton and back to Sydney.

Image sourced via Flickr Creative Commons. Credit: Bruce Tuten

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Alyssa Beit

Alyssa lives in Sydney, NSW. Born on the 14th October and is a Social and Human Service Assistant at Cruise 1st Australia. She is in her early 40’s and loves tranquility on luxury cruises.

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