Cruise to New Zealand from Sydney & Melbourne
If you love wine and cheese tasting, swimming with dolphins, shopping sprees, adventure sports, lush green countryside, art deco, hobbits and World Heritage listed wonders - then a New Zealand cruise is for you. From Wellington to Fiordland, a P&O cruise covers all the best travel destinations in New Zealand, and proves that it’s oh-so easy to love thy neighbour - you don’t need to travel far to discover some of the world’s top places to visit. Depart from Sydney or Melbourne and cross the Tasman to see some of the best untouched beauty you’ll ever find. Prepare to be charmed - each port is loved by all.
Find your perfect cruise
When you embark on a holiday with P&O Cruises you enter another world. A world inspired by the freedom of the open sea. A world where ‘normal’ is what you make it. It is a world you enter the moment the ship leaves Earth and launches off on your adventure. A world where you are free to have your holiday any way that you choose. Start dinner with dessert. Wake up at the crack of midday. Discover strange new worlds.
There is so much to see and do in Akaroa, from the fine food, French culture and colonial architecture, to penguin spotting and swimming with dolphins - you’ll be spoilt for choice!
Auckland’s natural setting includes volcano peaks, rainforests, a stunning harbour and amazing man-made attractions including Sky Tower, War Memorial Museum, art galleries and unforgettable views.
Bay Of Islands
Practise your jaw-dropping, The Bay of Islands is exquisitely beautiful and jam-packed with attractions like dolphin watching, sailing, diving, kayaking, Maori and European history and more.
Explore the beautiful city of Christchurch with its world-class botanic gardens, amazing food, and even better shopping. From the Canterbury Museum and Cashel Street Mall to the surrounding mountains and vineyards, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Fiordland National Park
Cruise By - Enjoy scenic cruising in Fiordland National Park, comprised of 1.2 million hectares of breathtaking natural beauty, and the best way to appreciate it is by sea.
Dunedin (Port Chalmers)
Set inside an extinct volcano, in Dunedin you’ll find glorious mansions, castles, native flora and fauna and breathtaking views of the Otago Peninsula and through the rugged and dramatic Taieri Gorge.
Learn about Maori culture and enjoy the amazing food, wine and beaches of Gisborne. This is a unique New Zealand North Island must see.
Discover Napier, a city where Maori motifs meet Art Deco designs. From wineries to harbour views, Maori history and culture to rare wildlife, there’s a lot to explore and discover in this unique seaside location.
Picton is the Marlborough region’s second largest town, perfect for winery exploration and famous for its spectacular scenery and relaxed atmosphere. It’s a haven for food, nature and art lovers.
Tauranga is overflowing with stunning natural attractions including beaches, bushland and hot spring pools, hiking tracks with brilliant views, thermal hot pools, gondola rides and more.
Head to Windy (but oh-so pretty) Wellington and discover a beautiful harbour, spectacular countryside, gourmet food, adventure tours, hobbits and a sophisticated city you’re sure to love.
Book your New Zealand cruise today
P&O cruises to New Zealand from either Sydney or Melbourne. Choose from our Kiwi Explorer and Kiwi Adventure cruises.
Cruising Vs Traditional Travel
Fixed price with loads of inclusions
Activities to suit everyone (as a group, or individually)
No uncomfortable economy seats or jet lag
Simple, single booking – no need to search 50 hotel sites
Onboard child care
Long queues in customs
You have to manage all travel and accommodation bookings
Group bookings can be a total nightmare
Jet lag and travel hassles
No fixed costs, generally more expensive