With several different options Royal Caribbean can offer you short 2-6 night cruises that are perfect to add on to a tour of Australia or New Zealand. Or longer sailings that are a great way to see part of the land Down Under, giving you the opportunity to extend your stay to explore more in depth should you wish.
Miles of pristine beaches, an amazing array of wildlife and the laidback Aussie way of life make Australia the perfect place to unwind. Relax beachside and watch surfers practice a treasured national past time. Or grab a surfboard and join in. Venture into the outback for close encounters with kangaroos and wombat sightings. Discover aboriginal culture and explore a vibrant history steeped in British influence.
In New Zealand, there’s no telling what kind of endemic wildlife you’ll run into. More penguin species live here than anywhere else on Earth! And of course there’s the elusive kiwi, one of New Zealand’s treasured flightless birds. Aside from the animals, you’ll be charmed by the Maori heritage – another point of pride in New Zealand. Plus, there’s the amazing set of Hobbiton to explore in the countryside.
Explore the fascinating island of Tasmania (or “Tassie” as locals call it) and see just why they call it the “Island of Inspiration.” With an abundance of the island protected in national parks and reserves (almost 45% to be exact), there’s no shortage of natural wonders to WOW you here.
SOUTH PACIFIC ISLANDS
Escape to the lush tropical islands scattered around the Pacific near Australia. Uncover the mysteries of Mystery Island in Vanuatu. Snorkel or scuba dive in New Caledonia, where French and Asian influences have made a lasting mark. Explore the heart of Fiji’s sugar-growing region in Lautoka. Paradise is in the Pacific – and we promise to get you there in style.
Here are a few of our favourite itineraries
6 Night Tasmania Cruise | Explorer of the Seas
Roundtrip Sydney visiting: New Castle, Australia; Wollongong Australia & Hobart Australia
9 Night New Zealand Cruise | Radiance of the Seas or Ovation of the Seas
Roundrip Sydney visiting: Picton, New Zealand; Wellington, New Zealand; Dunedin, New Zealand; Dusky Sound; Doubtful Sound and Milford Sound Cruising
8 Night Queensland Cruise | Explorer of the Seas or Voyager of the Seas
Roundtrip Sydney visiting: Brisbane, Australia; Willis Island Cruising & Airlie Beach, Queensland
10 Night New Zealand Cruise | Radiance of the Seas
Sydney to Auckland visiting: Milford Sound Cruising; Doubtful Sounds; Dusky Sound; Dunedin, New Zealand; Akaroa, New Zealand; Picton, New Zealand; Napier, New Zealand and Tauranga, New Zealand
12 Night South Pacific & Fiji Cruise
Roundtrip Sydney visiting: Lifou, Loyalty Island; Suva, Fiji; Lautoka, Fiji; Mystery Island, Vanuatu and Noumea, New Caledonia
16 Night Australia Top End Cruise | Radiance of the Seas
Sydney to Perth visiting: Brisbane, Australia; Cairns, Yorkey’s Knob; Darwin, Australia; Bali (Benoa), Indonesia; Port Hedland, Australia and Geraldton, Australia
19 Night Transpacific Cruise | Ovation of the Seas
Honolulu (Oahu) to Sydney visiting: Papeete, Tahiti; Moorea, French Polynesia; Bora Bora, French Polynesia; Wellington, New Zealnd and Picton, New Zealand
Royal Caribbean has several other Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific cruises. Contact a Discover South Pacific specialist for more information.
itineraries and departure dates vary based on time of year an ship sailing.
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