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Australia & New Zealand / Aotearoa Cruises

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

Why Cruise to Australia & New Zealand?

Epic landscapes, colorful 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.

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The Sydney Opera House on Princess Australia cruise

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 / Rubibi.

Photo: The jewel of Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House

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Conde Nast Traveler 7 cruise wonders of the world presented by Princess Cruises. Fiordland National Park on Princess New Zealand cruise

New Zealand / Aotearoa 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.

Photo: A bird’s-eye view of Fiordland National Park

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A native carved statue, experience local culture on Princess Australia & New Zealand cruise

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.

Photo: Immerse yourself in local culture

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Princess MedallionClass

Princess® MedallionClass®

Explore destinations easily on a MedallionClass vacation. Taking in balcony or top deck views, and don’t want to move? Order drinks that find you. Want to make the most of your time away? Design each perfect day with our interactive activity planner. Hate to wait when boarding or disembarking in port? Choose your preferred arrival window and make gangway reservations. Enjoy more time to connect with the places you sail.

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Soak in Local Flavors and Revel in Rich Traditions

Princess® brings the joy of discovery on board Australia & New Zealand cruises. Experience the sights, sounds and flavors of Australia & New Zealand. Learn a traditional Māori war dance, indulge in authentic Kiwi cuisine, and sip fine wines and spirits from each region.

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.
  • Celebrate Matariki, a Māori festival marking the start of the Māori New Year, with ceremonial offerings and homage to whakapapa (ancestors), and revel in exciting on-deck parties during our “Festivals of the World” celebration.
Photo: Experience Māori culture on board with our Matariki Festival

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

a diver swimming with yellow fish in the Great Barrier Reef

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
Australia-The beauty of Uluru

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)

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Let Princess Get You There

Princess offers affordable flights & ground transportation options to make planning easier