Tag Archives: New Zealand

Featured Cruises: Port Chalmers, Emerald Princess, Avalon Affinity, Carnival Triumph and Grand Princess – January 12, 2017

Featured Destination: Port Chalmers, New Zealand

Upcoming cruises to Port Chalmers

October 30, 2017: Celebrity Solstice – 12 Night New Zealand from Sydney, Australia
November 7, 2017: Radiance of the Seas – 11 Night New Zealand from Sydney, Australia
November 11, 2017: Celebrity Solstice – 14 Night New Zealand from Auckland, New Zealand
November 11, 2017: Celebrity Solstice – 14 Night New Zealand from Auckland, New Zealand
November 18, 2017: Radiance of the Seas – 11 Night New Zealand from Sydney, Australia

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5 Night Western Caribbean Cruises from Galveston…and more future cruises

Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises featured today…plus tours of Myanmar, New Zealand and the US Pacific Coast…

Departing Today

Viking Mandalay – Viking River Cruises
14 Night Myanmar Explorer
Departing from: Hotel In Bangkok
Visiting: Hotel In Yangon; Flight From Bangkok To Yangon; Flight From Yangon To Heho; Motorcoach Transfer Heho To Inle Lake; Hotel In Inle Lake; Mandalay, Myanmar; Motorcoach Transfer Inle Lake To Heho; Flight From Heho To Mandalay; Amarapura, Myanmar; Ohn Ne Choung, Myanmar; Cruise Irrawaddy River; Bagan, Myanmar… View more

Departing in 30 Days: October 29, 2016

Carnival GloryCarnival Cruise Lines
7 Night Eastern Caribbean
Departing from: Miami, Florida
Visiting: Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Cruiseline Private Island); Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Grand Turk Island, Turks & Caicos

Departing in 90 Days: December 28, 2016

Carnival LibertyCarnival Cruise Lines
5 Night Western Caribbean
Departing from: Galveston, Texas
Visiting: Cozumel, Mexico; Progreso (Merida), Mexico

Departing in 6 Months: March 28, 2017

Radiance of the SeasRoyal Caribbean
13 Night New Zealand
Departing from: Sydney, Australia
Visiting: Bay Of Islands, New Zealand; Auckland, New Zealand; Tauranga, New Zealand; Wellington, New Zealand; Akaroa (Christchurch), New Zealand; Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand; Cruise Milford Sound; Cruise Dusky Sound; Cruise Doubtful Sound

Departing in 1 Year: September 29, 2017

Explorer of the SeasRoyal Caribbean
7 Night Pacific Coastal
Departing from: Seattle, Washington
Visiting: Astoria, Oregon; San Francisco, California; Victoria, British Columbia

Carnivals in the Caribbean, Empresses in Cozumel and much more

Departing Today

Empress of the Seas
5 Night Key West and Cozumel
Departing from: Miami, Florida
Visiting: Key West, Florida; Cozumel, Mexico

More Cruises Sailing Saturday September 3rd:
Carnival Conquest8 Night Southern Caribbean
Royal Princess7 Night Western Mediterranean
Carnival Sensation5 Night Western Caribbean
MSC Divina7 Night Western Caribbean
Royal Princess14 Night Mediterranean Medley

Departing in 30 Days – October 3, 2016

7 Night The Romantic Danube
Departing from: Vilshofen, Germany
Visiting: Passau, Germany; Linz (Salzburg), Austria; Weissenkirchen, Austria; Vienna, Austria; Bratislava, Slovakia; Budapest, Hungary

More Cruises Sailing Monday October 3rd:
AmaDara7 Night Vietnam Cambodia and the Riches of the Mekong
Celebrity Equinox12 Night Italy and Greek Isles
Seven Seas Navigator20 Night Italy To Iberia
Carnival Liberty5 Night Western Caribbean
AmaPrima7 Night The Enchanting Rhine Northbound

Departing in 90 Days – December 2, 2016

14 Night New Zealand and Australia
Departing from: Auckland, New Zealand
Visiting: Cruise Coromandel Peninsula; Cruise Bay Of Plenty; Tauranga (Rotorua), New Zealand; Napier, New Zealand; Wellington, New Zealand; Picton, New Zealand; Cruise Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand; Akaroa (Christchurch), New Zealand; Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand; Cruise Fjordland National Park; Burnie, Tasmania, Australia; Melbourne, Australia… View more

More Cruises Sailing Friday December 2nd:
River Beatrice7 Night Danube Holiday Markets Westbound
Star Pride7 Night Passage Through Panama
Carnival Victory3 Night Bahamas
Carnival Inspiration3 Night Baja Mexico
Silver Discoverer15 Night The Andaman Sea and Maldives Odyssey

Departing in 6 months – March 2, 2017

Independence of the Seas
4 Night Western Caribbean
Departing from: Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Visiting: Cozumel, Mexico

More Cruises Sailing Thursday March 2nd:
Disney Wonder3 Night Bahamas
Carnival Imagination3 Night Baja Mexico
Queen Mary 267 Night World Cruise Segment
Queen Mary 216 Night World Cruise Segment
Brilliance of the Seas4 Night Western Caribbean

Departing in 1 year – September 3, 2017

Carnival Breeze
7 Night Western Caribbean
Departing from: Galveston, Texas
Visiting: Cozumel, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

More Cruises Sailing Sunday September 3rd:
MSC Splendida7 Night Western Mediterranean
Norwegian Epic7 Night Western Mediterranean
Norwegian Breakaway7 Night Bermuda
Oasis of the Seas7 Night Western Caribbean
Viking Buri7 Night Lyon and Provence Northbound

Today’s Cruises – October 16, 2013

There are seven cruises scheduled for departure today, including:

Looking ahead four months, there will be 38 departures on Sunday February 16, 2014, including Celebrity Infinity’s 14-night voyage to Antarctica, round-trip from Buenos Aires.

Today’s Cruises – September 18, 2013

Another light Wednesday with only five cruises departing today, but that short list does include an interesting, exotic and lengthy 16-night cruise from Honolulu to Sydney on Rhapsody of the Seas, with visits to Samoa, Fiji and Vanuatu.  After arriving in Sydney, Rhapsody of the Seas will be spending the next six months bouncing around Australia and New Zealand.

Looking ahead:  Two months from today you could be starting a 14-day Transatlantic voyage from Barcelona to Miami on Oceania’s Riviera!

Featured Cruise: 11-13 Night Cruises From Sydney, Australia

In recent years, cruises to Australia and Asia have grown leaps-and-bounds in popularity, with Sydney becoming an extremely popular departure point for cruises that explore Australia and New Zealand.  The biggest batch of cruises scheduled to sail from Sydney are in the 11-13 night range.  Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean are the biggest providers of these cruises.

map of 11-night cruise from Sydney, Australia to New ZealandIf you want to include New Zealand – and you do, you really do – then you need to allow at least 11 days for a round-trip from Sydney.  At least once a month Royal Caribbean sends one of their ships on a cruise that includes visits to Melbourne, Port Chalmers and Wellington.  If you’d rather stick to a tour of Australia’s east coast, Royal Caribbean also schedules 11-nighters  that travel north from Sydney to Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Cairns and Willis Island.

Celebrity Cruises specializes in 12-night cruises from Sydney to New Zealand.  These are one-way voyages that end in Auckland.  By eliminating the time required to travel back to Sydney, they provide a couple of extra days to explore New Zealand.  These cruises include visits to the spectacular Milford Sound, Doubtful Inlet and Dusky Sound on the southwestern end of New Zealand’s south island.

map of 13-night Sydney to New Zealand cruiseStretch your cruise out to 13-nights and you can get a more thorough tour of New Zealand, round-trip from Sydney.  That’s enough time to travel all along New Zealand’s eastern coasts (two islands, two coasts) with multiple scenic stops.  Princess Cruises offers this voyage with ports of call that include Auckland, Wellington, Port Chalmers and Fiordland National Park.