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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With uncertainty around travel plans, our "Cruise with Confidence" policy gives you greater control and flexibility over your holiday. And as always, our cruises are ABTA and ATOL protected.

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Australia & New Zealand Destinations

Our stunning destinations.

Australia & New Zealand Ports of Call


What Australia & New Zealand has to offer.

Whether you’re a culture vulture or an adventurer (or a little bit of both), Australia and New Zealand are packed full of experiences to delight and enchant.

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 holiday. 

Australia is a country of many personalities; its beach towns exude a carefree, surfer vibe, while the modern cities buzz with frenetic, irresistible energy.

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Free flights to Europe and balcony upgrades on selected sailings plus choose your perks from drinks, onboard spend, tips and Wi-Fi. Book by 4 May 2020.

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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.


The best of Australia & New Zealand, handpicked by us.

From soaring peaks to sun-soaked coasts, discover some of the highlights of our New Zealand and Australia cruises in our image gallery. Where will you go first?

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  • The iconic skyline of Sydney, Australia.
  • Milford Sound's picturesque fiordland.
  • Colourful beach huts at Melbourne's Brighton Beach.
  • Piha Beach at Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Akoroa Town, New Zealand.
  • Australia's Great Barrier Reef.


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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