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Australia & New Zealand Cruises

Explore the wonders down under on a cruise to New Zealand and Australia

Why cruise to Australia & New Zealand?

Epic landscapes, ancient cultures and laid-back charm – experience it all on board an Australia & New Zealand / Aotearoa cruise with Princess the #1 cruise line in Australia. We’ll take you to golden beaches, rugged outback, world-class cities and beyond. And on board, delight in local food and entertainment as our Across the Ditch immersive program brings the very best of New Zealand to you.

Australia Cruises

Your choice of Australian cruise ports is as grand as the continent itself. Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge for a breathtaking bird’s-eye view of the Sydney Opera House. Trek through one of the world’s last temperate rainforests in Tasmania, sample award-winning wine in Margaret River and snorkel in the crystalline waters of the Great Barrier Reef or ride camelback on a beach in Broome.

New Zealand Cruises

Marvel at the spectacular scenery of Fiordland National Park / Piopiotahi, voted one of the 7 Cruise World Wonders by Condé Nast Traveler. Immerse yourself in Māori culture, see glowworms twinkle in underground caves outside Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau, stroll the famed Art Deco city of Napier / Ahuriri, and peek into moviemaking magic with The Lord of the Rings tour in Wellington.

Home Ports

The wonders of Australia and New Zealand are like no other! From iconic cruises from Sydney to the coastal beauty of Brisbane / Meeanjin, the rich culture of Melbourne, the famed wine country of Perth (Fremantle) / Boorloo (Walyalup) and Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau, the land of the Māori, more departures to and from Adelaide / Tarndanya than ever before – each city possesses a vibrant spirit and a unique personality worth discovering.

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Soak in Local Flavors and Revel in Rich Traditions

Food & beverage on Australia & New Zealand / Aotearoa cruises

  • Enjoy delicious new culinary experiences that highlight the region created exclusively for Princess.
  • Our beverage menus include popular regional beer, wine and whisky selections for a taste of local flavors.
Matariki Festival

Activities on Australia & New Zealand / Aotearoa cruises

Day or night, you'll discover unique experiences that give you a new perspective on the region.

  • Watch feature films with a local twist – such as The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Piano – on deck at our Movies Under the Stars® outdoor theater.
  • Join the performers as you learn the legend of the haka, an ancient Māori war dance.

Photo: Experience Māori culture on board with our Matariki Festival

Discover More Ashore on a Princess® Cruise to Australia & New Zealand / Aotearoa

Australia & New Zealand / Aotearoa cruise shore excursions

Princess Cruises offers a vast array of award-winning excursions, including several Discovery™ and Animal Planet™ Recommended and Exclusive tours that provide unique experiences you’ll never forget, such as snorkeling in the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef or bushwalking in the Blue Mountains.

Photo: The technicolor beauty of the Great Barrier Reef

a diver swimming with yellow fish in the Great Barrier Reef
Matariki Festival

Australia Cruisetour Vacations

For the ultimate adventure, choose an in-depth Princess Cruisetour Vacation that combines your cruise with a multiple-night land tour. Venture into Australia’s rugged outback for a look at fabled Uluru (Ayers Rock), and later dive into the brilliant underwater colors of the Great Barrier Reef.

Photo: The beauty of Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Australia & New Zealand Cruise Articles

Read about exotic isles, legendary destinations, and prepare to explore a region unlike any other on your Australia and New Zealand cruise.

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