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The cities and landscapes of the ‘Land Down Under’ are as vast and varied as you can possibly imagine. From Sydney’s iconic Opera House and the chic-European style pavement cafes and Victorian arcades of Melbourne, to the tropical rainforest and white sand beaches of the Whitsunday Islands and the blood red rock of Uluru, there is so much to see and do here. 

With the vast majority of Australia and New Zealand’s civilization based around its 22,292 miles of coastline, there really is no better way to encounter these amazing countries than by sea. 

Australia and New Zealand Cruises are a true life changing experience, with dozens of itineraries available. Discover natural wonders and vibrant cities by day, before returning to the luxuries and comforts of your ship when darkness falls. You will also have the opportunity to spend a few days in popular destinations both before and after this exciting voyage.

Cruise Lines

Voyage the South Pacific with luxury cruise operator Fred Olsen on a ship that offers an intimate experience with a traditional British atmosphere. Sail with P&O cruises whose claim to fame is having sailed the thousands of ‘Poms’ from UK shores to settle in Australia’s sun-baked cities in the mid-Fifties. Have a look through our selection of Australia and New Zealand Cruises and envisage sailing into Auckland Harbour, on the adventure of a lifetime.

Cruise Ships and Accommodation

Indulge yourself in the height of luxury aboard Holland America’s MS Volendam or MS Oosterdam. Boasting a dazzling array of amenities including modern spa facilities, culinary presentations, and haute cuisine dining washed down with world-class wines, this is an elegant and refined cruise experience like no other.

Destinations and Itineraries

Hop aboard the Celebrity Millennium for the classic Australia cruise experience. Wave to passers-by as you set sail from Sydney Harbour before heading up the coast of New South Wales for Brisbane, AIrlie Beach, Cairns and Darwin. Take time out to visit the spiritual ‘red-centre’, home to Uluru, sacred to the aboriginal population. 

Set your sights on the rich culture and awe-inspiring scenery of New Zealand with Princess Cruises. Sail through the stunning Bay of Islands before mooring at Auckland, Tauranga, Napier, Wellington, Akaroa, Dunedin, and the Fiordland National Park. While in Auckland, adrenaline junkies might want to try bungee-jumping from the harbour bridge, whilst the more faint-hearted will enjoy the city’s internationally-renowned restaurants and galleries. 

Witness the breathtaking scenery of Tasmania’s Wineglass Bay, before indulging in Hobart’s world-famous seafood and cheeses on Royal Caribbean’s 7-day cruise. Set sail from Sydney and visit her chic sister, Melbourne, before calling at Tasmania’s Burnie and Hobart to fulfil all of your foodie fantasies. 

Take a few days exploring Sydney’s diverse neighbourhoods, from the yum cha houses of Chinatown and the A-listers’ playground Darlinghurst, to hipster-haven Paddington. Afterwards, embark for the paradise islands of the South Pacific with Celebrity Cruises, visiting the white sand beaches of Lifou and Noumea in New Caledonia before heading for Fiji’s Suva and Lautoka. While in Fiji, make sure you take the time to hop on a ferry to the remote Yasawa Islands, for a true Robinson Crusoe experience. 

If you’ve time, indulge in the truly extravagant 50-night Australia and Far East cruise with Holland America. Aboard the Volendam, highlights of your itinerary will include the Whitsunday Islands, Kangaroo Island, Darwin, Perth, Bali and Singapore. While in Darwin be brave and enjoy a 1-day ‘Jumping Crocodile’ excursion. You’ll see these fearsome beasts leap 6-feet out of the water in search of their ‘prey’, before ending the tour with one of Far North Australia’s famous sunsets and a glass of bubbly. From here you can watch the sky dance with reds, pinks and oranges that will simply take your breath away.

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