Spectacular New Zealand.
Boasting some of the most exciting landscapes in the world, New Zealand’s islands are an absolute favorite with travelers of all ages. You will be captivated by vivid tones of blue and green as they discover Fiordland National Park and the beautiful Bay of Islands, keeping a watchful eye for curious whales and dolphins.
Dunedin’s Maori heritage and Auckland’s impressive gastronomy will enhance your visit to New Zealand further. You can extend their exploration to the stunning islands of the South Pacific, or time your voyage over Christmas and New Year to celebrate the holidays in style.
What are the top sights in New Zealand?
A voyage to Fiordland and along the Milford Sound is an ethereal adventure, with incredible views and lots of wildlife to spot from deck while scenic cruising. And then there are the cities: Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland are all bursting with culture.
What is the best time to visit?
Cunard® voyages to Australia and New Zealand tend to sail between October and April, avoiding the colder months. Our winter offers the warmest days in the region. However, the New Zealand weather is known to gift visitors with cooler temperatures at times.
What should you pack?
New Zealand can experience multiple seasons in a day so a suitcase packed with layers is best so you are ready for some glorious sunshine or a cooling rain shower. Make sure you don’t forget your swimwear if you wish to try snorkeling or diving during one of their ports of call.
What makes a Cunard® voyage to New Zealand so special?
Traveling by ship is a spectacular way to experience the sheer grandeur of the country. Traversing through dramatic fiords, forged by glaciers, flanked by sheer cliffs on either side of the ship, is simply breathtaking.
What shore experiences are available?
Let us help you enhance your adventure. Whether it’s kayaking in Dunedin’s Otago Peninsula, seeing Christchurch’s sights by cable car from Lyttelton, experiencing the tastes of Tauranga, or a Lord of the Rings tour in Wellington, there are so many ways to get further into the heart of their destinations.
You can celebrate Christmas and toast to a Happy New Year in style on a New Zealand voyage. You can take advantage of our Explore with More promotion to discover New Zealand with their friends or loved ones.