Diverse with breathtaking scenery, ultra-chic cities, and unparalleled coastline, it’s easy to see why New Zealand has quickly become a premier cruising destination. Booking a Regent Seven Seas Cruise through All-Travel is one of the easiest ways to get a complete picture of the natural beauty and unique cultural diversity of New Zealand, without having to worry about booking hotel rooms, renting a car, or scheduling day-tours. Due to the sheer size of New Zealand, you’ll experience sub-Antarctic and tropical coastal environments on the same trip.
Famous for its stunning beaches, buzzing cities, and high-adrenaline attractions, New Zealand is brimming with captivating sights and experiences. It may be the youngest country in the world, but there’s plenty to experience on a cruise through New Zealand. Whether you’d like to witness the unspoiled beauty of the country’s waterfalls and seascapes or explore the artistic and cultural legacy of the native Maori peoples, you’ll leave a cruise to New Zealand with a deeper understanding of everything the island has to offer.
Seven Seas Navigator & Voyager
Depending on the exact cruise chosen, your New Zealand cruise booked through All-Travel will take you on board the Seven Seas Navigator or Voyager. Cruisers on board the Seven Seas Navigator will enjoy large suites with ocean views, the majority with private balconies. Each of her 490 guests will enjoy an unusual level of luxury and some of the highest space and service ratios at sea. Similarly, the Seven Seas Voyager exceeds even the loftiest expectations for luxury and, with 447 international crew members attending to a maximum of 700 guests, excellent personal service is virtually guaranteed.
Things to Do in New Zealand
A New Zealand cruise lets you discover the island’s diverse landscapes firsthand. From alpine mountains and beautiful lakes to rugged cliffs and sand beaches, you’ll experience the impressive seascapes, dormant volcanoes, and the remote enchantment of local villages that make New Zealand a unique vacation destination. Although a New Zealand cruise may seem catered to nature lovers, there are few unique opportunities for travelers to experience art, architecture, and history, including time spent at the historic 19th century Larnach Castle in Dunedin, and the Tairawhiti Museum in Gisborne.
If you love nature, you’re in luck, as each land excursion will afford you the opportunity to experience the nature and wildlife of New Zealand firsthand. From penguin colonies in Akaroa, vineyards and volcanoes in Auckland, flying dolphins and blue penguins in Bay of Islands, and the geysers and hot springs in Rotorua, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of New Zealand. With cruises that range from two weeks to four months in length, you can explore as much of New Zealand as your schedule allows.
New Zealand Cruise Tips
If you’re planning to cruise New Zealand, no matter the time of year, make sure to pack plenty of layers and rain-appropriate gear, especially if you’re venturing to both the North and South islands. Since New Zealand is so large, the temperatures between the two islands can vary by 30°F or more. Even in the summer, temperatures in the fiords can be quite chilly. If you have the extra time, add a scenic train journey along the rugged coastline to your itinerary, either before or after your cruise.
Finally, New Zealand has a visa waiver system, meaning those from certain countries who are visiting for three months or less don’t need a visa to enter the country. Countries on the list include Australia, most European nations, and the United States. If you’re British, you can stay for up to six months without needing a visa.
Real ID Deadline
Starting on October 1, 2020 travelers who elect to use a state-issued driver’s license at Transportation Security Administration (TSA) airport checkpoints must ensure that they are Real ID-compliant, which is designated by a star in a circle in the upper right corner of the license. Learn More