Contributor Level: Captain

Travel to/from Australia

Although we have our near future cruises booked, we always like to look further into the future.  Presently, we are toying with Australia-New Zealand cruises.  I've spent time in Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Geelong and southeast/south coastal region) but hubby has not. We want an itinerary that includes a number of ports in both places, and possibly Tasmania as well. Right now, our best bet appears to be doing a B2B World Cruise segments. Another option is ganging together a repositioning cruise that departs west coast US port with the Aus/NZ cruise(s) which follows or starts there and ends up at US port.

I am going over some of the cruise and port reviews but would also like to throw this questions out to everyone who travelled to this area, what itinerary did you follow?  Pros/Cons? Recommendations?

Tags: South Pacific - Australia Australia and New Zealand

3 Answers

Contributor Level: Captain

Where I can't help you, we have been looking at doing Australia and New Zealand. We are looking at are positioning cruise and then doing a land vacation. It will be interesting to here what you decide on.

Contributor Level: Captain

There are lots of cruises you can do from Australia or New Zealand which are both great also do a trip from oz to nz great trip

Contributor Level: Admiral

We have done a month-long land tour of both Australia & NZ with APT Tours.  We also have taken several Grand and World cruises to this area on Holland American.  We will be back again on another world cruise starting in January '18.  The NZ stops this time are Auckland, Rotorua, Napier, Dunedin and cruises Fiordland Nat/ Park before heading to Sydney overnight,Tasmania, Port Arthur, Albany & Perth, Australia.  I much prefer the cruising since every three days on the land tour I was packing and unpacking.  Eventually I just lived off the top of my suitcase because I got tired of unpacking so often.  I spent a lot of time in airports and traveling to the from them.  The choice is yours, though. The flight to & from these countries were brutal but worth it to see areas.  Enjoy Australia & NZ.  The people are friendly and love Americans.  NZ is beautiful.


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