Australia & New Zealand Cruises

Indulge your sense of adventure on our Australia and New Zealand cruises. Warm golden sands, adrenaline-fuelled experiences and awe-inspiring landscapes await.

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WHY CRUISE TO AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND?

What Australia & New Zealand has to offer.

Whether you’re a culture vulture or an adventurer (or a little bit of both), our Australia and New Zealand cruises are packed full of experiences to delight and enchant. Explore vibrant cities, from Sydney to Auckland before discovering exotic wildlife or admiring the beautiful New Zealand fjords. We also sail to the South Pacific Islands on select itineraries, to explore enchanting French Polynesia. This captivating part of the world never fails to amaze.

New Zealand is the youngest country in the world, a status matched by its boundless energy and dynamism. A passion for adrenaline sports means you can spend your time here bungee jumping, white water rafting or sky-diving. Couple this with expansive, dramatic and mountainous landscapes that have caught the attention of film-makers (think Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit), and you have a recipe for a truly captivating cruise around New Zealand.

Australia is a country of many personalities; its beach towns exude a carefree, surfer vibe, while the modern cities buzz with frenetic, irresistible energy. Our Australia cruise excursions are also not to be missed, from Great Barrier Reef tours in Cairns to the spectacular Blue Mountains which can be reached from Sydney.

With Celebrity Solstice® and Celebrity Eclipse® sailing these waters, luxury cruises to Australia and New Zealand await. Explore our cruise deals to Australia to discover the land down under.

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AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND CRUISES

Discover the heart of your destination with our unparalleled itineraries.

Culture

Both Australia and New Zealand have a strong indigenous heritage which is still prevalent in many places. Take part in a sacred smoking ceremony with an Aboriginal native, a sign of welcome. Whilst in New Zealand you’ll discover how Māori culture continues to influence today’s values, having inhabited the country for over 1,000 years. Explore unique landmarks including Sydney Harbour Bridge as well a thriving museum and art scene. From major establishments like the Museum of Sydney to street art in Melbourne, a melting pot of different people and cultures brings this region to life.

Natural Wonders

It’s easy to see why Australia and New Zealand are well known for their outdoor lifestyle with such a diverse range of spectacular natural landscapes to enjoy. To start it has some of the world’s best beaches. Surfs up in Bondi, whilst in Queensland you can sink your toes into the soft white sands of the Whitsunday Islands, before marvelling at tropical fish and vibrant corals on the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s seven natural wonders. Inland explore the Blue Mountains or delve into the Daintree rainforest in Cairns and wander amongst lush vines and canopies.On a New Zealand cruise, you’ll glide through breathtaking fjords, plus don’t miss Hell’s Gate. Steeped in myth and legend, it’s famous for its geothermal mud pools.

Wildlife

Encounter totally unique and fascinating animals. From Kangaroos and Koalas to Tasmanian Devils, plus over 800 species of native birds in Australia alone. If you don’t manage to spot them in the wild, visit Taronga zoo in Sydney, perched high it boasts magnificent views over the harbour and city and is Australia’s largest zoo. From Auckland you can visit Hauraki Gulf for a whale and dolphin safari, whilst in New Zealand you can also spot penguins. For an otherworldly experience, take a tour of the remarkable Waitomo Caves to see glow worms. Their dazzling blue/green light which illuminate the cave ceiling are dazzling.

Australia & New Zealand Destinations

Discover the best of Australasia on our varied itineraries

Australia & New Zealand Cruise Departure Ports

  • Sydney is one of the most diverse cities in the world. Its glorious harbour sets the scene for some of its most famous landmarks including Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, whilst its cosmopolitan feel, gardens and museums offer plenty to explore. Nearby you’ll also find some of the best beaches in Australia. Whether you choose to cruise to New Zealand from Sydney or discover the best of Australia, our cruises from the Sydney are the perfect introduction to this beautiful region.

  • We offer a diverse and exciting range of cruises from Melbourne. Cruise to New Zealand, the breathtaking South Pacific Islands or head to the North to discover the rest of Australia including the Great Barrier Reef. Melbourne itself is well worth spending a few days exploring. Soak up its café culture and Victorian architecture, visit an art exhibition and don’t miss its fantastic food scene.

     

     

  • Auckland is located on New Zealand’s North Island. The county’s largest city, it sits between two harbours and is known for its walkability, relaxed vibe and cultural diversity. Venture beyond the city to explore Auckland’s hiking trails or visit Waiheke Island, home to world-class wineries and beaches. On our cruises from Auckland, you’ll discover the very best of New Zealand from its urban cities to the breathtaking fjords and natural landscapes New Zealand is so well known for.

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Australia & New Zealand FAQs

Answering your questions about Australia & New Zealand.

From what to wear to what to eat, here are all of your need-to-know answers to our most frequently asked questions when it comes to Australia and New Zealand cruises.

It might be the awe-inspiring landscapes, the carefree beach vibe or the thriving restaurant scene, but our guests love New Zealand and Australia cruises. What’s more, these destinations are so diverse that you’re bound to discover something new each time you visit.

On an Australia and New Zealand cruise, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the best of both destinations without any of the tricky travel arrangements. We’ll take you directly to celebrated beaches without the need to travel coast to coast.

In Australia, don’t miss the bucket list destinations like the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. You can also visit the biggest living thing on earth – the Great Barrier Reef. In New Zealand, you can go sailing through the mysterious Milford Sound, or hike through Tongariro National Park, where some of Lord of the Rings was filmed.

Depending on the season you’re visiting in, pack plenty of summer clothes and layers in case the weather changes. Don’t forget your swimming gear for those beaches and the pool onboard, or your camera for capturing those all-important photos.

The time zones observed in New Zealand are NZST (New Zealand Time) and CHAST (Chatham Island Time). Australia has AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time), ACST (Australian Central Standard Time) and AWST (Australian Western Standard Time).

The cuisine in Australia and New Zealand doesn’t differ too wildly from the food in the UK. Expect plenty of seafood, especially by the coasts, and American favourites like burgers.

Australia and New Zealand are generally considered safe places to visit.

In New Zealand, there are three official languages: English, Māori and New Zealand Sign Language. There are more than 200 languages in Australia, with the most common being English and Mandarin.

WHEN TO VISIT AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND.

Best time to visit Australia & New Zealand, with Celebrity Cruises.

Summer takes place in the southern hemisphere between December and February. This is when temperatures are at their hottest – reaching well over 30 degrees in parts of Australia. For a slightly cooler – and quieter – holiday, choose the shoulder season, which takes place between August and December and February to April. In New Zealand, the north island enjoys subtropical temperatures in the summer, while the south island can dip below -10 degrees in winter. 

There are plenty of events happening in Australia and New Zealand to mark on your calendar. The Woodford Folk Festival is one of the biggest musical events in Australia, taking place near Brisbane every April. In New Zealand, the Balloons over Waikato festival sees balloonists from across the country demonstrate their skills in dazzling airborne competitions.
 

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