Australia and New Zealand give you the feel of the warm sun, white sandy beaches and tall cliffs wrapped by dense rainforests and the chance to experience the aborigine and Maori culture. Not to forget the Great Barrier Reef which is best viewed from these cruises.
Cruises in Australia & New Zealand :
Celebrity Cruise ships sailing in the Australia and New Zealand region offer itineraries ranging from 7 to 13 nights. Royal Caribbean offers varied itineraries from 7 to 18 nights sailing to the South Pacific and even Fiji. Choose an itinerary that suits you: Australia and Tasmania, Australia and the Great Barrier or Australia and New Zealand. Whatever you choose, you will not be disappointed.
Australia and New Zealand Cruise Highlights :
Cruising along Australia and New Zealand, come across picturesque landscapes and breathtaking views of the vast sea. As you approach Australia you can see the Great Barrier Reef, one of the famous attractions of this region.Harbor cruises are an interesting way to experience the stunning beauty of the islands.
Australia & New Zealand Destinations:
Cruise through Australia the land of kangaroos and Koala bears, New Zealand the land of the long white cloud and then venture out to the Great Barrier Reef for some amazing marine life.
Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and its alternate name City of Sails is apt. Yachts bobbing in the harbor present a pretty picture. Visit Victoria park Market for craft shopping or bungy jump from the Sky Tower.
Bay of Islands is a spectacular area for the outdoor lover. Known for its big game fishing, it is also home to penguins, whales and dolphins. It is one of the most beautiful areas in New Zealand.
Brisbane is the perennial Sunshine City. Warm, friendly and sunny is what describes Brisbane best. Museums, gardens and parks, great restaurants and a happening nightlife. Come to Brisbane and live it up!
Darwin is the heart of the 'Top End' - the Aussies affectionate term for the Northern Territory. Friendly and laid-back, Darwin a city with plenty museums, green parks, gardens and galleries; it's a city with a multi-cultural identity of its own.
Hobart, Tasmania is a happy mix of history and nature. For a history lesson make a trip to Port Arthur. Be sure to visit Salamanaca Place
where the arts take over your senses - street buskers, galleries, live music and busy cafes. Head out to a tryst with nature to the Huon valley.
Isle of Pines in New Caledonia is synonymous with paradise, so they say. Breathtaking beauty and clear aqua waters make it the perfect beach destination and the
colourful marine life is a treat for snorkelers.
Perthis a city of many faces, Perth is filled with golden beaches lapped by the bluest waters imaginable;
sprawling parks, quiet walkways and a plethora of museums, art galleries and shopping complexes make it an attractive destination.
Suva, Fiji is a multicultural cauldron set in the archipelago of the Fiji Islands. It abounds in natural beauty and
is alive with a vibrancy all its own. The Fiji Museum traces its history, while shopping for handicrafts and great fusion food is what Suva is all about.
Sydney is a cosmopolitan city flooded with varieties of shopping spots, restaurants at Circular Quay
and the signature landmark of Sydney -the Opera House. A visit to Bondi Beach is a must!
Vila, Vanuatu is as exotic as it sounds. 83 islands, each an island in the sun, make up Vanuatu. Port Vila is the capital and this is the place to soak up the sun, swim in tranquil lagoons, or just relax in
the beautiful surroundings. Parasail over the harbor, shop in the markets and just chill out with the amazingly laid-back locals.
Wellington in New Zealand, is as eclectic as they come!, Cultural pursuits, superb shopping, fabulous restaurants and outdoor activities like kayaking and windsurfing in the harbor. Wellington has something for everyboby!
Best time to cruise :
Australia and New Zealand are best visited from early December to late March or early April, so stop thinking and start cruising and enjoy the special packages that can be offered to you.
Must Dos :
- Take a Cruise tour to the stunning Great Barrier Reef aboard glass bottomed boats
- Go scuba diving.
- For an adrenaline rush climb up the Sky Tower and just jump off! The 'sky jump' is 11 seconds of
free fall from the platform at the top of the tower to the base.
- Check out Bondi Beach and try your hand at a game of beach volley ball.
Australia/New Zealand Video Gallery
Sail Down Under around Australia on a Royal Caribbean cruise
Cruise in the South pacific, discover Australia and New Zealand, the lands of koalas, kangaroos and kiwis. It promises to be an exotic cruise vacation like no other!
Celebrity Cruises sails to Australia and New Zealand
Sail on board a Celebrity Cruises ship Down Under to Australia and New Zealand for a fantastic experience!