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Picture yourself enjoying a luxurious and relaxing New Zealand Cruise & Stay holiday with a difference. At Viva Cruise, our deals provide you with excellent value for money and fantastic customer service, starting as soon as you get in touch with us.
New Zealand is home to so much natural beauty. And a cruise & stay deal is the perfect way to admire the scenery and see the many sights that make NZ a special destination. The country comprises the North and South Islands as well as over 700 smaller ones, so there are plenty of places to explore during your cruise. The country’s Māori name is Aotearoa, and its capital is Wellington - a wonderful and thriving city you can discover for yourself on your next cruise holiday, whether that’s on your own, with friends, family or that someone special in your life.
Depending on the New Zealand cruise holiday you choose, other destinations you can visit include Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Napier, and Tauranga. There are many more besides, and each has unique characteristics and charm. There’s a bountiful supply of things to see, including The Sky Tower in Auckland, Parliament House and One Tree Hill. New Zealand is also a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts with canoeing, fishing, hiking, swimming, snorkelling, and so much more to immerse yourself in. The country is famed for its scenery, and it’s an extraordinary place to spend your holiday and feel the freedom of the vast spaces and clean air around you.
As well as our cruise holidays taking you effortlessly through a guided tour of this stunning country and its waters, you’ll also get the chance to spend some time in Singapore, Dubai and Australia (this varies depending on the cruise deal you decide to book). So, this selection of New Zealand Cruise & Stay Holidays will go beyond your expectations in more ways than one. Our expert team is knowledgeable about all the options on offer. And we’re always on hand over the phone or via email seven days a week to make sure your questions are answered so you can book with total confidence.
New Zealand cruise holidays that cater for everyone
Whether you’ve been on many cruise holidays before or are thinking of booking one for the first time, our job is to ensure every detail is just the way you want it. For example, you may want to know if your dietary requirements are catered for onboard or have questions about the accommodations and cabins so you can make a comparison before deciding on which type best suits your needs and budget.
New Zealand is often called ‘the paradise of the Pacific’. Your cruise and stay holiday to this part of the world will be a memorable one when you’re cruising on the Norwegian Spirit or Celebrity Eclipse. These vessels leave no stone unturned when it comes to top-quality cuisine, customer service and accommodation. Cruise ships go above and beyond what the majority of hotels have to offer and are also a great place to socialise and let your hair down.
Keep reading below to learn more about our choice of New Zealand Cruise & Stay Holidays, the ships you could be sailing on and the places you’ll spend time in along the way. So get excited and start planning your NZ cruise today.
Discover picture-perfect places
From Auckland and Akaroa to New Plymouth and Napier, there are so many places to explore when you set sail on your New Zealand Cruise Holiday. We’ve picked out just some of them below to whet your appetite as to what’s lying in wait. You can view the specific itineraries for each cruise in the individual deal pages at the top of this page.
Akaroa translates into ‘Long Harbour’ and is located in the Canterbury region in New Zealand. Akaroa has strong Māori and French cultural influences and a volcanic past which is still evident today. There’s a great selection of activities on offer, including the weekly farmer’s market, guided walks, watersports, museums, art galleries, parks and gardens. Akaroa showcases New Zealand’s natural beauty at its finest.
Auckland is a large city on the North Island and a popular destination on New Zealand Cruise & stay Holidays. Here you’ll find a wonderful blend of cultures to enjoy and activities such as sailing, hiking, relaxing on the beach, visiting local wineries, shopping, cycling, spas and much more. Also known as the ‘City of Sails’, there’s an array of attractions, including The Sky Tower, Waitemata Harbour, dolphin and whale watching cruises, Albert Park and Auckland Zoo. So, whatever your age and interests, Auckland will amaze you.
Christchurch has a scenic mountainous backdrop and offers so many different ways to see the city. You can experience the natural wonder of this area by boat, bus, zipline, gondola, helicopter, bike or train. And after a busy and thrilling day exploring, there’s a great range of bars and restaurants where you can sample the local cuisine and chat about all the things you’ve seen that day. Christchurch is sure to capture your heart when you book one of our New Zealand Cruise & Stay Deals.
Dunedin is the seventh-largest city in New Zealand and is situated on the South Island. Dunedin is also known by its te reo Māori name, Ōtepoti. There’s an array of indoor and outdoor attractions to savour, including Larnach Castle, Otago Harbour, the Museum of Natural Mystery, Tunnel Beach and the world’s steepest street - Baldwin Street. You’ll definitely fall in love with all that Dunedin has to offer on your New Zealand Cruise & Stay Break.
Fiordland National Park is the country’s largest. So when you’re gliding around here on your Cruise and Stay Trip to New Zealand, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d been transported to a completely different world. There’s stunning scenery, and then there are the surroundings of Fiordland National - indescribably beautiful and mesmerising.
Napier has a wonderfully warm climate, amazing art deco architecture, New Zealand’s National Aquarium, wineries galore and unique, colourful sea wall murals. There’s also top-quality cuisine at every corner and great shopping in the many boutique stores throughout the city. You can also climb to Bluff Hill Lookout for brilliant views or take a stroll to Shine Falls and enjoy the relaxing sounds.
Wellington is the country’s capital city, making for a great stop-off during your NZ Cruise and Stay Holiday. It’s considered a craft beer hotspot, so if you like trying new brews, it will be right up your street. Wellington’s waterfront is a fantastic place to spend some time, and people watch. If you’re feeling more adventurous, you can ride the cable car, go kayaking or hillwalking. And don’t miss out on grabbing a bite to eat or buying local gifts at Hannah’s Laneway.
Other places worth mentioning include the Bay of Islands, New Plymouth, Picton, Tauranga and Lyttelton. And before you even set sail, your New Zealand Cruise & Stay Deal will also include some time in Dubai, Singapore and Australia (depending on which holiday you choose).
Carefree cruising at its very best
While there are so many memorable destinations on your cruise around New Zealand, you’ll also be spending a lot of time at sea. So, it pays to make sure your holiday on the ocean waves is relaxing, luxurious and filled with great activities and dining options.
The sheer scale of cruise ship interiors makes it easy to cater for everyone, whether you’re a couple seeking a romantic escape or on a fun-packed family adventure. With so much to explore onboard, every day is a chance to enjoy your holiday to the full and savour a life of luxury.
The Norwegian Spirit promises laid-back luxury and certainly delivers. It was refurbished in 2020 and has a capacity of just over 2,000 passengers, with a generous quota of 912 crew to look after your every need, from accommodation and dining to activities and entertainment. Hot tubs, swimming pools, spas and a casino are just some of the ways you can relax or have fun on the different decks.
With a marvellous selection of Staterooms to choose from as well as dining options which include a steakhouse, French and Italian, your senses are in for a real treat. And after dinner, you can hit the casinos, take in a comedy show or have a drink with a view as another amazing day draws to a close.
The Celebrity Eclipse cruise ship is as majestic as the views it offers around the islands of New Zealand. So bask in the sunshine out on the deck, sample some exquisite dining menus in the range of restaurants, recharge and reconnect with yourself in The Spa. The choice is yours. And whatever you decide to do, the Celebrity Eclipse offers a uniquely stylish way to do it. So enquire now about which of our New Zealand Cruise & Stay Deals is right for you.
Our deals are built around great value
The term ‘holiday of a lifetime’ is often overused, but it’s the perfect way to describe all of our New Zealand Cruise Holidays. These getaways are so much more than cruises - they’re an unforgettable adventure to a part of the world that’s renowned for its awe-inspiring natural beauty. With so many fascinating places to discover in between sailing, you’re really in for an eye-opening trip.
At Viva Cruise, we take enormous pride in putting together cruise and stay deals that offer exceptional value for money. So, whether you’re thinking of New Zealand as your honeymoon destination, planning a trip to celebrate your retirement in style or taking your entire family away to see a different part of the world, you’ll get a holiday that will surpass your expectations.