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Cruises from Auckland for 2021

Sail around the nation and beyond from New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland.

Auckland, known as the “City of Sails”, has moved from just being a destination point on a New Zealand cruise itinerary to the main hub for cruises to New Zealand.

Cruises from its Princes Wharf and Queens Wharf are available to Australia, Asia, the South Pacific and even further around the world.

Ready to set sail? We’ve got everything you need to know to depart Auckland by water – including the best cruise deals, cruise lines and how to get to and from the port.

Where do cruises sail to from Auckland?

You can travel the world if you choose to from Auckland. Here are the top cruising destinations that leave from Auckland’s ports. Click the links below to start exploring available cruises to each destination.

Popular cruise lines that sail from Auckland?

  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Princess Cruises
  • Holland America Line
  • P&O Australia
  • Silversea
  • Dream Cruises
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Regent Seven Seas
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Seabourn
  • Azamara Cruises

Where do cruises depart from in Auckland?

Cruises arrive and depart at Port Auckland’s principal cruise terminal, Princes Wharf. The nearby Queens Wharf is currently being redeveloped to become an additional cruise terminal.

Bus and train services to the city are available from the cruise terminals. Dedicated taxi stands are also available just outside the terminal. There are no public or long-term parking options available on-site.

Top deals on cruises from Auckland


Up to 71% off holiday cruises

Available on select cruises in 2021 and 2022 with Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruises, MSC cruises and more. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Singapore, Caribbean, Bahamas and more.

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Australia and New Zealand cruises from USD$232

Available on select dates in 2021-2022 with Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line and more. Sample rate is for a 3-night Sydney cruise with Carnival Cruises.

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New Zealand family cruises from USD$701

Available on select dates from October 2021 - February 2022. T&Cs apply.

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Airport to cruise terminal transfers

Private cruise ship transfers in Auckland from $16
Private cruise ship transfers in Auckland from $16


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