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Australia/New Zealand Travel Guide

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Australia/New Zealand Travel Guide

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Royal CaribbeanOvation of the SeasAustralia/New ZealandSydneySydney12 NightsAuckland, New Zealand | Bay Of Islands, New Zealand | Doubtful Sound, Australia | Dunedin, New Zealand | Dusky Sound, New Zealand | Milford Sound, New Zealand | Sydney, Australia | Tauranga, New Zealand | Wellington, New Zealand$1,510
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Royal CaribbeanRadiance of the SeasAustralia/New ZealandBrisbaneBrisbane10 NightsBrisbane, Australia | Lifou, New Caledonia | Luganville, Vanuatu | Mare, New Caledonia | Mystery Island, Vanuatu | Vila, Vanuatu$1,313
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Royal CaribbeanSerenade of the SeasAustralia/New ZealandSydneySydney11 NightsChristchurch, New Zealand | Doubtful Sound, Australia | Dunedin, New Zealand | Dusky Sound, New Zealand | Milford Sound, New Zealand | Napier, New Zealand | Picton, New Zealand | Sydney, Australia | Wellington, New Zealand$962
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Seabourn EncoreAsiaBenoaAuckland32 NightsAirlie Beach, Australia | Auckland, New Zealand | Benoa, Bali | Cairns, Australia | Darwin, Australia | Kaikoura, New Zealand | Melbourne, Australia | Milford Sound, New Zealand | Moreton Island | Oban, New Zealand | Phillip Island, Australia | Picton, New Zealand | Port Chalmers, New Zealand | Sydney, Australia | Timaru, New Zealand | Townsville, Australia | Wellington, New Zealand$13,526
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Viking OrionAustralia/New ZealandSydneyAuckland14 NightsAuckland | Christchurch | Dunedin | Melbourne | Napier | Rotorua (tauranga) | Sydney | Tasmania (hobart) | Wellington$6,099
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PrincessMajestic PrincessAustralia/New ZealandAucklandSydney19 NightsCairns, Australia | Sydney, Australia$4,309
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Royal CaribbeanOvation of the SeasAustralia/New ZealandSydneySydney2 NightsSydney, Australia$373
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Royal CaribbeanRadiance of the SeasAustralia/New ZealandBrisbaneBrisbane7 NightsBrisbane, Australia | Lifou, New Caledonia | Noumea, New Caledonia | Vila, Vanuatu$639
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81 reviews
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Royal CaribbeanSerenade of the SeasAustralia/New ZealandSydneySydney5 NightsHobart, Australia | Port Arthur, Tasmania | Sydney, Australia$524
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Royal CaribbeanOvation of the SeasAustralia/New ZealandSydneySydney9 NightsMystery Island, Vanuatu | Noumea, New Caledonia | Sydney, Australia | Vila, Vanuatu$1,347
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Royal CaribbeanVoyager of the SeasAustralia/New ZealandSydneySydney10 NightsLifou, New Caledonia | Mystery Island, Vanuatu | Noumea, New Caledonia | Sydney, Australia | Vila, Vanuatu$1,351
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Royal CaribbeanSerenade of the SeasAustralia/New ZealandSydneySydney13 NightsAuckland, New Zealand | Bay Of Islands, New Zealand | Doubtful Sound, Australia | Dunedin, New Zealand | Dusky Sound, New Zealand | Milford Sound, New Zealand | Picton, New Zealand | Sydney, Australia | Tauranga, New Zealand$1,705
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38 reviews
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Royal CaribbeanRadiance of the SeasAustralia/New ZealandBrisbaneBrisbane8 NightsBrisbane, Australia | Luganville, Vanuatu | Mystery Island, Vanuatu | Vila, Vanuatu$1,155
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Itinerary Map/Ship ImagePonantLe BellotAustralia/New ZealandHoniaraAuckland11 NightsAuckland | Bay of Islands, Waitangi | Honiara, Guadalcanal Island$8,010
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PonantL AustralAntarcticaUshuaiaUshuaia10 NightsUshuaia$11,350
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Seabourn EncoreAustralia/New ZealandSydneyAuckland16 NightsAuckland, New Zealand | Kaikoura, New Zealand | Melbourne, Australia | Milford Sound, New Zealand | Oban, New Zealand | Phillip Island, Australia | Picton, New Zealand | Port Chalmers, New Zealand | Sydney, Australia | Timaru, New Zealand | Wellington, New Zealand$9,642
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Royal CaribbeanOvation of the SeasAustralia/New ZealandSydneySydney13 NightsMystery Island, Vanuatu | Napier, New Zealand | Picton, New Zealand | Sydney, Australia | Tauranga, New Zealand | Vila, Vanuatu$2,247
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35 reviews
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Viking OrionAustralia/New ZealandAucklandSydney14 NightsAuckland | Christchurch | Dunedin | Melbourne | Napier | Sydney | Tasmania (hobart) | Wellington$6,499
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38 reviews
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Royal CaribbeanRadiance of the SeasAustralia/New ZealandBrisbaneBrisbane9 NightsBrisbane, Australia | Luganville, Vanuatu | Mystery Island, Vanuatu | Noumea, New Caledonia | Vila, Vanuatu$1,318
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Royal CaribbeanVoyager of the SeasAustralia/New ZealandSydneySydney11 NightsLifou, New Caledonia | Mare, New Caledonia | Mystery Island, Vanuatu | Noumea, New Caledonia | Sydney, Australia | Vila, Vanuatu$1,505
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Australia/New Zealand Travel Guide

Australia/New Zealand Cruises Highlights

  • Get the best view of Sydney from the Sydney Tower Eye.
  • Awe at the beauty of the Sydney Opera House.
  • Relax on the beautiful Bondi Beach.
  • Visit the Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland.
  • Bungee jump from the Sky Tower in Auckland.
  • Walk through the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney.
  • See Mitre Peak in Milford Sound.
  • Hike near Kaiate Falls.
  • Shop at Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne.
  • Ride the Wellington Cable Car and get amazing views of the city.
  • Explore the National Gallery of Victoria.
  • Stroll along Cuba Street.

Australia/New Zealand Cruises Travel Tips

  • While the dress code is pretty casual and relaxed, don't forget your sneakers. Yes, sandals are lovely, but aren't that great for long days of walking!
  • Don't forget to pack your sunscreen, sunglasses, and maybe even a hat. No matter what time of year you visit, the sun is bound to be out in this part of the world. Protect your skin so you can enjoy your adventure!
  • Make sure you apply for your visa well in advance of your cruise to Australia and New Zealand. It doesn't matter how long you plan to visit; everyone entering has to have on to enter.
  • If there's a popular attraction that you want to visit, make sure you get there right in the morning to avoid all crowds that generally come later in the day.
  • Try not to shy away from visiting during the winter. It's a beautiful place to visit during this time of year, and it's never that busy compared to the summer months!

Australia/New Zealand Cruises Things To Do

  • Get the best views from the Sydney Tower Eye
    Get the best views from the Sydney Tower Eye

    The Sydney Tower Eye is the second-tallest structure in all of the Southern Hemisphere, standing at 1,001 feet! It was officially constructed in 1970 and is one of the absolute must-visit spots in the city if you're looking to get the best view of the city from above. Head to the SKYWALK Tower and go on a 60-minute tour with a guide who will point out all of the most iconic landmarks in the whole city. Before the show, there's even a fun 4D cinema pre-show experience that will only make you enjoy your tour more. Don't forget your camera, and make sure that you're okay with heights before going on this excursion!

    You Should Know

    For an activity like this, make sure that you purchase your tickets well in advance. As one of the most popular things to do in Sydney, tickets are known for selling out fast.

  • Awe at the Sydney Opera House
    Awe at the Sydney Opera House

    The Sydney Opera House is one of the most-visited attractions in all of Australia, and for a good reason. This architecturally magnificent performing arts center was officially built in 1959 and is one of the most famous buildings worldwide. More than 40 shows are offered at the Sydney Opera House per week, one of the best ways to explore it and see inside. There are also tons of tours throughout the week if you're more interested in just learning about the building itself rather than seeing a show.

    You Should Know

    If you would like to see a show here, make sure you book your tickets and make reservations well in advance, just like with the SKYWALK Tower tour. 

  • Relax on Bondi Beach
    Relax on Bondi Beach

    Officially founded in 1851, it's most well known for being one of the most iconic beaches in the country for a good reason. The beach's top activity is surfing, and people come from far and wide just to surf here because the waves are always perfect. The Icebergs Pool here is also a great spot to visit year-round. Not interested in swimming? Don't worry; there are lots of fun cafes, restaurants, pubs, and shops in the area that you can visit and explore as well.

    Best Time To Visit

    To avoid crowds, visit right in the morning. If you want to see a fantastic view, visit at sunrise or sunset.

  • Visit the Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland
    Visit the Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland

    Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland is an incredibly unique tourist attraction located in Rotorua, New Zealand. This area is an active geothermal natural landmark right near the Okataina Volcanic Centre. The best way to explore Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland is on a tour. This way, a guide will bring you throughout the landmark and will show you all the must-see sights while providing a great deal of knowledge that you might not have gotten otherwise.

    You Should Know

    Make sure to visit the visitor center here and grab a map to more fully enjoy your experience.

  • Bungee Jump from Sky Tower
    Bungee Jump from Sky Tower

    Sky Tower is a giant observation deck located in Auckland, New Zealand. It opened in 1994 and stands at 1,076 feet, just shy of Sydney's observation tower. It's right near Victoria Street and Federal Street. There's a fun attraction at the top called Skyjump, where you can jump right off the side of the building. Of course, this is for adventure seekers and isn't great for those who are terrified of heights. However, if you're an adrenaline junkie, there's not a more memorable experience in all of New Zealand than this!

    You Should Know

    Not a fan of jumping off a building? Try your hand at the Skywalk, where instead, you just walk across the top of the building.

  • Walk through the Royal Botanic Garden
    Walk through the Royal Botanic Garden

    The Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, Australia, is a National Heritage Site. It covers around 70 acres of land right near Farm Cove. If you're looking for a great spot just to relax and go for a walk, this is your place! You're bound to find a quiet and tranquil area just for yourself in the Royal Botanic Garden. There are many fun places to explore inside. Some of the most popular attractions in the garden include The Calyx, the Palace Rose Garden, the Australian Native Rockery, and the Choo Choo Express. 

    You Should Know

    Hop on a tour for a more fun experience when visiting the Royal Botanic Garden!

  • See Mitre Peak in Milford Sound
    See Mitre Peak in Milford Sound

    Mitre Peak is a huge mountain located in Milford Sound on New Zealand's South Island. It's part of the Mount Cook mountain range and stands at 5,551 feet. It's considered one of the most photographed mountains and peaks in the whole country, and you truly can't miss it if you're cruising through Milford Sound. Milford Sound is filled with many other fun attractions as well, in addition to Mitre Peak. There are tons of waterfalls, rainforests, fjords, and wildlife in the area. Some of it can be explored on foot, but of course, the best way to explore the area is by boat.

    You Should Know

    Many Milford Sound cruises only last around 2 hours and should be booked well in advance.

  • Hike near Kaiate Falls
    Hike near Kaiate Falls

    Kaiate Falls is a beautiful waterfall located in Waitao, New Zealand. The best way to get to the falls is to go through many beautiful forest hiking or walking trails. The Kaiate Falls Hike, in particular, is a moderate trail that only goes on for a half-mile. This loop trail is dog and kid-friendly. If hiking isn't your thing, don't worry! There are a few easy walking trails here as well. You can even go swimming in one of the few swimming holes, but keep in mind that they are known for getting quite busy later in the day.

    You Should Know

    If you plan on going on this hike, make sure you check the weather well in advance. There are rocks on the trail which can get quite slippery when wet.

  • Shop at Queen Victoria Market
    Shop at Queen Victoria Market

    Queen Victoria Market is a must-visit shopping area in Melbourne's Central Business District. The market first opened in the late 19th century and is the perfect spot to shop for groceries, souvenirs, and other goods. What makes Queen Victoria Market so unique is that it's the Southern Hemisphere's biggest open-air market. Even if you don't plan on buying anything, it's a great spot to people-watch and window shop. You might even find a fun goodie to take home so that you can remember your trip!

    You Should Know

    Visit right at 6 a.m. when it opens to avoid all the crowds.

  • Ride the Wellington Cable Car
    Ride the Wellington Cable Car

    The Wellington Cable Car is one of the most fun things to do in New Zealand, and it's great for all ages, including children. It opened in 1902 and is a funicular that connects Kelburn and Lambton Quay in the city. The ride is relatively short and only takes about 5 minutes, but it's still a fun experience nonetheless. While the incline along the railroad is only about 18%, you can still get a great view of the city from above once you get to the top. Unlike many other cable cars, this one is perfect for those who don't like heights that much but still want amazing views. 

    You Should Know

    Head to Lambton Quay, the lower terminal, to purchase your ticket for the Wellington Cable Car.

Australia/New Zealand Cruises When To Visit

Quick Facts

Australia is a beautiful place to visit, no matter the year, including New Zealand. Even in it's the coldest time of year, the average temperature is about 58°F, so you honestly can't go wrong when planning your Australia and New Zealand cruise.

  • Spring and Fall - September to November and March to May - Shoulder Season

    Peak seasons here are in the spring and fall. The spring and fall seasons make up the shoulder seasons in this area of the world. The spring season sees average high temperatures of 77°F while the fall season has average highs of 73°F. This is a great time to visit if you want to visit when the weather is still warm, but the countries are less crowded.

  • Summer - December to February - High Season

    The summer is the most popular time to visit Australia and New Zealand, though their summer season is when the Northern Hemisphere's winter season occurs. Prices for accommodation and flights will most likely be highest at this time because of the influx of visitors. The average high temperature during this time is 80°F.

  • Winter - June to August - Low Season

    This is the least popular time to visit Australia and New Zealand, even though the weather is still quite lovely! The average high temperature is 65°F. Prices for accommodation and flights will be a bit lower during this time. 

Australia/New Zealand Cruises Frequently Asked Questions

What are Australia & New Zealand Cruises?

If you are the type of traveler who dislikes planning out every detail while traveling, then you'll love Australia and New Zealand Cruises. You'll be able just to go out and explore on days that you are docked at a port. You'll also have the freedom to explore every day and make your plans while your destinations are planned out for you. These cruises are also great for all ages!

What’s included on an Australia & New Zealand Cruise?

Australia and New Zealand cruises include your accommodation, which is the main draw for them. You'll have access to your own private room and bathroom, as well as access to tons of onboard restaurants, entertainment options, and more. There will also be a 24/7 receptionist at all times in case you need anything. Each cruise line offers different types of rooms, so make sure you do your research before you book to make sure you're getting exactly what you want. 

What’s the best Australia & New Zealand Cruise?

No Australia and New Zealand cruise are better than another because they're all so different. The majority of them visit the major cities like Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington, and Auckland. Still, some of them also stop off at more natural and lesser-known destinations that you might not have even known about before booking the cruise.

How much do Australia & New Zealand Cruises cost?

Australia and New Zealand cruises vary in price, so there is no set cost across them all. You'll find some charge as little as $90 a day while others might cost closer to $250 a day. Keep in mind that this is usually a more expensive area of the world to visit, so expect prices to be slightly higher than if you were to cruise elsewhere. Luckily, you can rest assured that you'll be saving up to 75% off the price in the brochure versus if you were to book elsewhere. 

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