New Zealand Cruises - a journey to a natural paradise
Wild, unspoilt nature with unique vegetation, idyllic beaches, and spectacular volcanoes - all this and more awaits you on a New Zealand Cruise.
The New Zealand Cruise - where it takes place and when to go
The island nation consists of the North and South Islands and several other small islands. It lies to the south of the equator in the Pacific Ocean.
The nearest larger land masses are Australia to the west, Antarctica to the south and New Caledonia, Tonga and Fiji to the north. The best time to take a New Zealand Cruise is between November and April (New Zealand summer).
New Zealand Cruise - cities and tourist attractions
Make time on the New Zealand cruise to discover the island's largest city, Auckland.
A drive through the Waitakere Ranges will enable you to get to know the virgin forests typical of New Zealand. In the city itself there are numerous opportunities for shopping. Some of the shops here are open seven days a week
It's then on to Tauranga. A particular highlight is the Whakarewarewa thermal reservoir with its bubbling springs and geysers. It's also worth making a trip to the Te Puke Kiwi farm.
The capital city, Wellington, will impress you with its national museum Te Papa, picturesque harbour and numerous other attractions. The Kapiti Island Nature Reserve is located to the north-west of the city.
Some of the New Zealand cruises will take you to one of the most popular holiday destinations in New Zealand, the Bay of Islands. The reconstructed Maori village, underwater nature park for snorkellers and many other cultural highlights make the Bay of Islands an extremely attractive destination.
You will be entranced by Lyttelton with its idyllic harbour. From here it's a short trip to the city of Christchurch. Chill out on one of the fabulous beaches or travel back in time with a visit to historic Christchurch
The New Zealand Cruises - a journey of contrasts
The many faces of the New Zealand Cruises will leave no desire unfulfilled. Particularly if you are an adventurer or a lover of nature, this trip will set your pulses racing. It is mainly big American cruise ship operators who can make your dream of a New Zealand cruise come true - offering, along with an unforgettable trip, the very highest standards of on-board comfort and service. Immerse yourself in paradise...
- River cruises
- Baltic Sea
- British Isles
- Canary Islands
- Mexican Riviera
- Middle America
- New Zealand
- North America
- North Pacific
- North Sea
- Northern countries
- Orient and Emirate
- Panama Canal
- Red Sea
- South America
- South Pacific
- South Seas
- Western Europe
- Special cruises
- Expedition cruises
- Luxury Cruises
- Sailing cruises
- World cruises
Riviera will start its first Caribbean cruise in Miami
Riviera, which is the newest ship of the Oceania Cruises company, will depart for the first winter cruise from Miami on November 29, 2012.
More cruises in Northern Europe
It is expected that 2012 will be one of the most successful season in the modern history of the cruise traveling for the Northern Europe region. The European Cruise Council (ECC) has estimated that the number of passengers in the current season will increase by 16% compared with 2011 and reach 1 million 490 thousand people.
Norwegian: free cruises for children
Norwegian Cruise Line, the third-largest cruise company in the world, announced a special offer ‚Äď ‚ÄúKids Sail Free‚ÄĚ. As part of the offer potential customers will be able to book on favorable terms cabins on the cruise ships for themselves and their children ‚Äď the third and fourth beds in the cabin for the children under 17 years can be booked for free.