New Zealand Cruise from Melbourne

$1099 per person
14 days
New Zealand

TOP VALUE CRUISE New Zealand Cruise on Pacific Explorer

Take advantage of this sensational cruise deal and enjoy P&O's impressive Pacific Explorer. The days at sea will fly by with the incredible on-board facilities and you'll get to explore Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Rotorua and Auckland. Plus experience a spectacular scenic cruising day in Fiordland National Park!
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Enjoy the ease of cruising, visiting exciting destinations and unbeatable value on this fantastic 13-night cruise. Board Pacific Explorer in Melbourne and get set for a wonderful voyage to New Zealand. There's a scenic day cruising in Fiordland National Park, as well as stops where you can explore ports on the South and North Islands.

What's included

New Zealand Discover New Zealand
Departure Location
Melbourne, Australia
Return Location
Melbourne, Australia
Additional Information
Booking Code: NZPXM14M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Cruise as per itinerary
  • Cruise meals and non-chargeable entertainment
Price does not include
  • Any items or services not specified
  • Cruise gratuities
  • Cruise transfers
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Personal expenses
Additional Prices
Cabin Upgrades: Inside Cabin from $1099. Oceanview Cabin from $1599. Balcony Cabin from $1999 (all prices are per person based on twin share) Single Supplement: Please contact us for solo traveller rates Cruise Gratuities: Gratuities are not included, ask us about prepaying Travel Insurance: Insurance with cruise protection is essential - please ask us for a quote.

New Zealand Cruise Overview

Cruising has long been renowned as a special way to travel. Enjoy the ease of only having to unpack once, the ship’s luxury facilities and the unbeatable value!

This 13-night voyage to New Zealand travels round-trip from Melbourne. Board Pacific Explorer for a magnificent cruise that spends full days in Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington. There are also visits to Napier, Rotorua (Tauranga) and Auckland, as well as a scenic day cruising stunning Fiordland National Park.



Cruise Special Deal

Save on your 2024 voyage and book by 4pm on Tuesday, 30 May 2023!

Departs Melbourne on 28 January 2024, for the lowest prices:

  • From $1099 per person – Inside Cabin
  • From $1599 per person – Oceanview Cabin
  • From $1999 per person – Balcony Cabin

Note: Prices are per person, based on twin share, and subject to confirmation at time of booking. Please contact us for single rates and current prices.

Inclusions at a glance

  • 13 nights New Zealand cruise round-trip from Melbourne
  • Cruise aboard Pacific Explorer in your choice of cabin
  • Includes all meals & non-chargeable entertainment on board the ship

Special features

  • The price! Amazing value for a trip that includes your accommodation, transport & meals!
  • It’s a wonderful way to explore New Zealand & you don’t even need to get on a plane.
  • Enjoy a relaxing holiday with special highlights on the South Island of New Zealand.
  • Cruise from Melbourne to Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.
  • Experience a scenic cruising day in Fiordland National Park.


Wellington, New Zealand
The capital of quirky, have so much fun exploring Wellington!
  • DAY 1
  • DAYS 2-13
  • DAY 14


Make your way to Melbourne's cruise terminal to board magnificent Pacific Explorer. The cruise ship is set to depart at 4pm.

DAYS 2-13



Arrive Time


Depart Time

28-Jan-24 (Sun)


Melbourne - Australia


29-Jan-24 (Mon)


At Sea


30-Jan-24 (Tue)


At Sea


31-Jan-24 (Wed)


Fiordland National Park Cruising - New Zealand


01-Feb-24 (Thu)


Dunedin - Port Chalmers - New Zealand


02-Feb-24 (Fri)


Lyttelton (Christchurch) - New Zealand


03-Feb-24 (Sat)


Wellington - New Zealand


04-Feb-24 (Sun)


Napier - New Zealand


05-Feb-24 (Mon)


Tauranga (Rotorua) - New Zealand


06-Feb-24 (Tue)


Auckland - New Zealand


07-Feb-24 (Wed)


At Sea


08-Feb-24 (Thu)


At Sea


09-Feb-24 (Fri)


At Sea


10-Feb-24 (Sat)


Melbourne - Australia


DAY 14


Return to Melbourne this morning, where the voyage ends and fond memories begin!

More about New Zealand

For a country that’s only 18% bigger than the state of Victoria and has a population less than the city of Melbourne, it packs a whole lot of amazing experiences into a small space. Plus, an exchange rate in favour of the Australian dollar is nice bonus. Split into two main islands, the North Island is where you'll find the capital of Wellington and the country's largest city of Auckland. It also has proud Maori heritage and rich cultural experiences. On the South Island, also officially named Te Waipounamu, the natural wonders shine brightly. Explore stunning Abel Tasman National Park, the great Southern Alps and beautiful Milford Sound.
Enjoy the ease of cruising, visiting exciting destinations and unbeatable value on this fantastic 13-night cruise. Board Pacific Explorer in Melbourne and get set for a wonderful voyage to New Zealand. There's a scenic day cruising in Fiordland National Park, as well as stops where you can explore ports on the South and North Islands.

My Travel Experience Review

4.45out of 5

You can imagine why this is one of our most popular cruise holidays. It's a wonderful way to discover New Zealand and this trip gives you all the comforts of a big, modern ship on impressive Pacific Explorer.

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See the brochure

Click here to view, download or print a copy of this cruise package brochure.

The brochure includes details of the inclusions, itinerary and other relevant travel information. Information contained in the brochure is subject to change and at the time of booking you will be provided with an updated copy that includes the current details for your reservation.

Cruise departure

This special cruise departures Melbourne on 28 January 2024 for the lowest rates, please ask us for other dates.

Dates are subject to availability at time of booking. Price may vary depending on when you book.

Cruise start time

The ship is scheduled to depart Melbourne at 4pm. You will be advised of embarkation times following confirmation.

Important to remember...

The day-by-day cruise schedule is intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, sea conditions, road accessibility, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.

Speak to a travel specialist

The My Travel Experience team are travel experts and we're here to help you enjoy the best holiday - from the time you start to plan your trip until the day you return home. We are only a phone call or email away whenever you need us, so please contact us today with any questions.

Email [email protected]. Phone 1300 168 910 (in Australia) or +61 400 226 454 (from overseas or via mobile).

New safety measures and greater peace of mind.

The wellbeing and safety of our passengers and staff is always a priority, especially as we adjust to a new world for travellers. My Travel Experience is committed to ensuring your peace of mind with customer-friendly booking practices and enhanced health and safety standards on our trips.

We work closely with tour operators that have received the Safe Travels stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), which enables travellers to recognise companies around the world that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.

Safe travel requirements:
International regulations are constantly changing as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves. Travellers need to be prepared to take a COVID-19 test prior to departure from Australia and be able to provide proof of their fully vaccinated status.

Local authorities, as well as airlines and cruise companies, may have additional requirements in place for departures. We recommend you check these in advance and again before departure. If you're transiting through other destinations during your trip, check on any local requirements at each transit destination and confirm any specific requirements for onward travel with your airline.

Only get tested through verified official testing centres. Scammers are taking advantage of travellers by charging for fake tests. If you're unsure where to get tested, contact the local health authority for advice.

You may still need to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result even if you've been vaccinated. If you've had a COVID-19 vaccine, you should carry your vaccination certificate along with your negative PCR test results while travelling from/to Australia, especially if you have one or more transit stops. Some destinations may ask for proof of testing and vaccination before allowing you to transit through or cross their border.

These guidelines are subject to change as the global situation evolves. The enforcement of certain measures (i.e. covid testing, social distancing, mask-wearing etc.) will vary in different regions. It's your responsibility to check with local health authorities for best practices in their region.

How to make a booking:

The cruise deal is valid until 30 May 2023 and may change without notice.

Published price was correct as of 26 May 2023. Please contact us for current rates.

Advertised price is based on lead-price departure(s) and rates will be advised for your preferred travel date prior to any payment being required.

All prices are per person, based on twin share, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD). 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 My Travel Experience Booking Terms & Conditions prior to making a reservation. By booking any travel service with us, you have agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions.

To make a booking please call My Travel Experience on 1300 168 910 or email [email protected].

You can also select a trip and request it via this website - please enter your preferred departure date (if known) and the number of people travelling. If you wish to submit an enquiry, please let us know your travel dates plus any other information that will help us provide a quote, such as departure city and travel preferences.

No payment is required to submit an online booking request - your booking is pending confirmation and no place is being held.

Your reservation status will be advised when you hear from our travel consultants. Bookings are normally actioned within 24 hours - Monday to Friday.

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      New Zealand Cruise from Melbourne

      $1099 per person
      14 days
      New Zealand

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