Australia/New Zealand cruise tours combine a traditional cruise of this region
with extensive sightseeing tours on land, offering a more in-depth experience.
Your Australia/New Zealand cruise tour will take you to the diverse cities and
landscapes of Australia and/or New Zealand, including stays in first-rate hotels
in some of Australia and New Zealand's most famous destinations. Sydney, Cairns,
the Great Barrier Reef and Ayers Rock, also known as Uluru, are among options
for the land portion of an Australian cruise tour, and Auckland and Queenstown
are commonly featured on the New Zealand land portion.
- Australia/New Zealand cruise tours are usually available from December through April.
- Australian/New Zealand cruise tours may last from 13 to 23 nights.
- Remember that if you fly from North America to Australia or New Zealand,
you will cross the International Date Line and lose a day. Furthermore,
your flight will take a day. This requires that you leave your hometown
for your port of departure at least two days in advance of your cruise tour.
However, we suggest that you leave three or four days before your
Australia/New Zealand cruises and cruise tours. This will give you
time to rest and get oriented before boarding the ship. Most cruise
lines offer pre-cruise hotel packages.
For a list of ports you can visit on an Australia/New Zealand cruise tour,