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New Zealand Princess Cruise from Sydney

Cruise from Sydney to New Zealand’s South Island then wind your way to the North Island and stunning Bay of Islands. This Princess Cruise has everything you need for a wonderful, worry-free voyage and you get to explore New Zealand with only having to unpack once and maybe without even getting on a plane!

Trip Details:

New Zealand Cruise from Sydney with Princess Cruises – 13 days

This magnificent voyage cruises round-trip from Sydney to New Zealand!

Board impressive Majestic Princess and embark on wonderful adventure that includes scenic cruising in Fiordland National Park. Shore visits can be enjoyed in Dunedin, Christchurch, the capital city of Wellington on the North Island, Auckland and the beautiful Bay of Islands.

One of the largest ships built by Princess Cruises, Majestic Princess is big on style and relaxed leisure spaces. There are all the features that you’d expect, like world-class entertainment and great dining options, but with less of the water slides and go cart tracks. The 2017-built Majestic Princess offers a Chinese-themed speciality restaurant Harmony and there’s the adults-only Hollywood Pool Club with an indoor swimming pool area. The all-weather viewing decks and sheltered bars are ideal, plus the Piazza-style atrium becomes a fun music venue in the evenings.

Why you’ll love this cruise:

  • Majestic Princess offers great space to relax, for those who don’t need the high-adrenalin activities
  • Never a dull moment with the live shows, musical performances, jazz sessions & more
  • Enjoy the carefree luxury of a floating hotel & only unpacking once!
  • Discover highlights on the North and South Islands of New Zealand

Your Holiday Includes:

  • Cruise to New Zealand – 12 nights cruise, round-trip from Sydney
    • Choice of cabin aboard Majestic Princess
    • All meals & non-chargeable entertainment on board the ship

Prices & Departure Date:

Departs Sydney on 31 October 2022 for the best value deal

Inside Cabin – from $1399 per person
Balcony Cabin – from $2599 per person

Get in quickly, cabins are on sale until 19 August, 2022!

Note: Prices are per person, based on twin share. Departures are subject to confirmation at time of booking and price may vary depending on your travel date and departure city. Contact us for travel at other times of the year.

Get the Brochure:

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

Want to Stay Longer or Upgrade?

You can add a stay in Sydney, before or after the cruise.

Ask us today about upgrading your cabin 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 single traveller rates.

Booking Conditions:

This special deal is valid until 19 August 2022, if not sold out sooner. Please contact us for current rates.

All prices are per person, based on twin share, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD). Prices are correct as of 15 August 2022.

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 with rail travel



Date Port Arrive Depart
Day1, January 16th 2023 Sydney, Australia 04:00 pm
Day 2 January 17th 2023 At Sea
Day 3 January 18th 2023 Melbourne 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Day 4 January 19th 2023 At Sea
Day 5 January 20th 2023 Hobart 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Day 6 January 21st 2023 At Sea
Day 7, January 22nd 2023 At Sea
Day 8 January 23rd 2023 Fiordland National Park (Scenic Cruising) 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Day 9, January 24th 2023 Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Day 10, January 25th 2023 Christchurch (Lyttelton), New Zealand 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Day 11 January 26th 2023 Picton, New Zealand 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Day 12 January 27th 2023 At Sea
Day 13 January 28th 2023 Tauranga, New Zealand 08:00 am 07:15 pm
Day 14 January 29th 2023 Auckland, New Zealand 07:00 am

Day 14 Arrive Auckland
Disembark in Auckland and catch a taxi to your hotel for the next four nights.

Days 15-17 Auckland Free Days
Your time is free to explore at your leisure. Auckland, based around two large harbours, is a major city in the north of New Zealand’s North Island. In the centre, the iconic Sky Tower has views of Viaduct Harbour, which is full of superyachts and lined with bars and cafes. Auckland Domain, the city’s oldest park, is based around an extinct volcano and home to the formal Wintergardens. Near Downtown, Mission Bay Beach has a seaside promenade.

Day 18 Auckland – Northern Explorer Train Journey – Wellington
Today make your own way to Auckland Train Station for a 7.45am departure onboard the famous Northern Explorer train. New Zealand's longest running passenger service, the Northern Explorer is a long-distance scenic train service running between Auckland and Wellington, stopping at Palmerston North, Ohakune, National Park and Hamilton.
The journey through Tongariro National Park, with its three spectacular volcanic mountains – Tongariro, Ngāuruhoe and Ruapehu – is a highlight, a place of extremes and surprises, where snow-blanketed fields, ancient lava flows and dense beech forests can be seen side by side. Arrive in Wellington this evening and make your own way to your centrally located Wellington accommodation.

Day 19 Wellington Free Day
Today is free to explore the city. Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, sits near the North Island’s southernmost point on the Cook Strait. A compact city, it encompasses a waterfront promenade, sandy beaches, a working harbour and colourful timber houses on surrounding hills. From Lambton Quay, the iconic red Wellington Cable Car heads to the Wellington Botanic Gardens. Strong winds through the Cook Strait give it the nickname "Windy Wellington."

Day 20 Wellington – Interislander Ferry – Picton – Coastal Pacific Train Journey – Christchurch
This morning check out of your hotel and make your way to the ferry terminal for your 9am departure on the Kaitaki Interislander Ferry. Connecting our North Island and South Island together since 1962, the Interislander ferry service is New Zealand's original Cook Strait ferry. Sailing between Wellington and Picton several times a day, the Interislander journey is considered one of the most beautiful ferry journeys in the world and one of New Zealand's most iconic experiences. Arrive in Picton on the north of the South Island at approximately 12.30pm where you will disembark and make your own way to the Picton Station for a 1.40pm departure on the Coastal Pacific Train Journey. The station is very close to the ferry terminal, approximately 5 minutes’ walk.

Climb aboard one of the most picturesque journeys on New Zealand railways, meandering along the Pacific coast between Picton and Christchurch. The Coastal Pacific train takes you along rugged coastlines, across remote beaches, between mountains and sea, on a timeless journey of breathtaking beauty. Explore the stunning Kaikōura Coastline, famous for its marine life and whale watching. Voyage through the vineyards of Blenheim, dripping with New Zealand's premium crop. Canter amidst the idyllic Canterbury countryside to the Garden City of Christchurch. Upon arrival in Christchurch, make your own way to your centrally located accommodation and the evening is free to relax and reflect on the spectacular day.

Day 21 Christchurch – TranzAlpine Rail Journey – Christchurch
Today, make your own way to Christchurch Train Station for an 8.15am departure onboard the famous TranzAlpine train. This will be a return journey finishing back in Christchurch. Experience the South Island’s striking natural landscape by taking a train between Christchurch and Greymouth. Along this journey you’ll see epic vistas, travel the edges of the ice-fed Waimakariri River, traverse the Southern Alps, and see miles of native beech forest.
The TranzAlpine is one of the world's great train journeys covering 223 kilometres (139 miles) each way. You’ll traverse the majestic Canterbury Plains, to the backdrop of the mighty Southern Alps – the journey of a lifetime.
Return to Christchurch station in the evening and make your own way back to your centrally located accommodation.

Day 22 Depart Christchurch
Please catch a taxi Christchurch airport for your flights home. We trust you have had a wonderful time.

Please note: The day by day descriptions published are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, rail & road 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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