New Zealand

With landscapes that range from subtropical to subantarctic, New Zealand is the ultimate adventure cruise destination. Journey from the cosmopolitan capital, Auckland, on a small cruise ship to explore the North and South Islands, discovering the country’s unique Maori culture and love of the outdoors lifestyle. Access the remote wilderness of the Fjordlands where large ships can’t go or cruise the breathtakingly beautiful Bay of Islands. Experience the adrenalin-pumping activities of Queenstown and the artistic streets of Wellington, then go wildlife spotting in New Zealand’s Subantarctic Islands that have been nicknamed the “Galapagos of the Southern Ocean”. Spot royal penguins, endemic parakeets and elephant seals in the Snares, the Auckland Islands and the Antipodes that form this UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a complimentary quote, contact our team of New Zealand cruise experts today.

Top 5 Small Ships in New Zealand

Spirit of Enderby

Designed specifically for polar and oceanographic research, the 50-passenger Spirit of Enderby is an ice-strengthened expedition vessel which was fully refurbished in 2013. It features a dedicated...

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Sub-Antarctic Islands – Birding Down Under

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19 Days
New Zealand

Discover the fascinating geology, endemic flora and birdlife of the Sub-Antarctic Islands on this 19-day expedition from New Zealand. Hike amidst the megaflora of Campbell Island, witness a noisy “...

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$11,250
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Forgotten Islands of the South Pacific

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8 Days
New Zealand

Explore some of the world’s most remarkable and untouched wildlife reserves as you cruise through the forgotten islands of the South Pacific. Explore the rugged coastlines, native flora and endemic...

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$4,600
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