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New Zealand Cruise with Cairns & Auckland


Wow! Experience four fun nights in Cairns to explore North Queensland, then cruise to New Zealand for six nights via stunning Norfolk Island. Complete the holiday with four nights in Auckland on this amazing cruise-and-stay top value travel deal!

Trip Details:

Pacific Explorer Cruise via Norfolk Island with Cairns & Auckland – 15 days

This exciting voyage cruises across the Pacific from Cairns to Auckland, but that’s not all!

Enjoy four nights in Cairns to relax at your boutique Balinese-style resort, or tick off those must-see experiences like the Great Barrier Reef or Daintree Rainforest. Board Pacific Explorer for a magnificent six-night cruise that spends a full day on Norfolk Island before docking in Auckland. Then cap off the great trip with four more nights to explore Auckland on New Zealand’s North Island.

Pacific Explorer has something for everyone! Whiz down waterslides by day, enjoy great restaurants, bars and edgy stage shows at night. When it comes to dining, you are spoilt for choice with 12 dining experiences all included in your cruise fare. Or treat yourself to something special at Luke’s, the amazing celebrity chef restaurant with Luke Mangan. Enjoy a mouth-watering signature burger at lunch or a delicious 3 course la carte dinner with the sunset. Or try the award-winning pizza in 400 Gradi, in partnership with award-winning Melbourne chef, Johnny Di Francesco.

Hurry, this special cruise departure is selling quickly!

Why you’ll love this trip:

  • Experience the stylish, yet relaxed Australian designs, of P&O’s popular Pacific Explorer
  • Never a dull moment with many bars, musical performances, spa facilities & more
  • Four nights in a central Cairns retreat to do as much, or as little, as you like
  • Plus four nights in Auckland to discover all the delights of the harbour city!

Your Holiday Includes:

  • Accommodation –  pre & post cruise accommodation, based on twin share
    • 4 nights Cairns – Bay Village Tropical Retreat, standard room
    • 4 nights Auckland – VR Queen Street Hotel & Suites, standard room
  • Cruise – 6 nights New Zealand Kiwi Adventure Cruise
    • One-way Cairns to Auckland, via Norfolk Island
    • Choice of cabin aboard Pacific Explorer
    • All meals and non-chargeable entertainment on the ship

Departs Cairns:

2023 – 20 June

Note: Subject to confirmation at time of booking and price may vary depending on availability. Please contact us for other departure dates or cruise options.


Inside Cabin Twin Share: from $1,299 per person
Oceanview Cabin Twin Share: from $1,499 per person
Balcony Cabin Twin Share: from $1,699 per person

Note: Prices are based on sale rates and subject to availability. Cabin prices are subject to change without notice and will be confirmed at time of booking.

Get the Brochure:

View Brochure

Click on the button to view or download a copy of the brochure. The brochure includes more details and the day-to-day itinerary.

Want to Stay Longer or Upgrade?

You can extend your holiday with longer stays in Cairns and Auckland.

Let us know if you’d like to upgrade the hotels or add flights from your closest capital city.

Ask us today about staying at other properties or adding more services. We are happy to design a holiday that will suit you best.

Travelling Solo?

We can look after you. Please contact us for solo traveller rates.

Booking Conditions:

This cruise deal is available for a limited time.

Prices were correct as of 28 March 2023. Please contact us for current rates.

All prices are per person, based on twin share, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD). The package is subject to confirmation at the time of booking and prices may change without notice. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply.

Please read Australia & New Zealand Travel Company’s Terms & Booking Conditions prior to making a reservation. By booking any travel service with us, you have agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions.

How to Book

To make a booking please call Australia & New Zealand Travel Company on 1300 168 910 or email reservations@anztravelco.com.

You can also select a trip and request it via this website – please make sure you enter the quantity for the number of people travelling. In the ‘Additional Information’ field on the Checkout page, add your preferred departure date plus any other information that will help us process your booking, such as departure city and travel preferences.

No payment is required to submit an online booking request, but your booking is pending and no place is being held. Your booking status will be advised when you hear from our travel consultants. Bookings are normally actioned within 24 hours – Monday to Friday.

Itinerary & Booking Info

Travel Style

Independent, cruise



Day 1 – Arrive Cairns
Upon arrival, make your own way to the hotel for your four-night stay.

Days 2-4 – Cairns
Time is free to explore at your leisure and discover the highlights of Northern Queensland.

Day 5 – Board Pacific Explorer
Check out of your hotel today and make your way to the port to embark on the exciting New Zealand Kiwi Adventure cruise to Auckland.

Day 5: Cairns, Australia, Depart 6:00 PM
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: At Sea
Day 9: Norfolk Island, Australia, Arrive 8:00 AM – Depart 6:00 PM
See shore excursion options below
Day 10: At Sea
Day 11: Auckland, New Zealand Arrive 8:00 AM

Day 11 – Arrive Auckland
Upon disembarking the cruise, make your own way from the port to the hotel for your four-night stay.

Days 12-14 – Auckland
Your days are free to explore Auckland or see more of the North Island.

Day 15 – Depart Auckland
Check out of your hotel today and if you’re flying out today, make your way to the airport for your departure.

Please note: The day by day descriptions published are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, ocean conditions, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that ultimately are for the client’s benefit. It is essential that clients are flexible and open minded in this regard.

How to Book

Bookings can be made by calling Australia & New Zealand Travel Company on 1300 168 910 or email to reservations@anztravelco.com.

Online booking requests may also be submitted via this website by selecting a trip. Please make sure you include your preferred departure date in the ‘Additional Information’ field on the Checkout page.

Bookings are pending and not confirmed until you receive a status update from an Australia & New Zealand Travel Company consultant.


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