Auckland cruises destination information
|Auckland itinerary and upcoming sailing dates|
|Dec 2, 2019||New Zealand, 12 nights||from $3238|
|Dec 7, 2019||Fly Stay Mexican Riviera, 3 Night Hotel & 7 Night Cruise||from $3623|
|Dec 8, 2019||Sydney to Auckland, 7 Nights||from $632|
|Dec 11, 2019||Australia and New Zealand, 11 nights||from $1309|
|Dec 15, 2019||New Zealand Adventure, 7 Nights||from $2263|
|Dec 20, 2019||New Zealand and Tasmania, 18 nights||from $8505|
|Dec 21, 2019||Australia and New Zealand, 14 nights||from $2267|
|Dec 21, 2019||Holiday Australia and New Zealand, 16 nights||from $20509|
|Dec 22, 2019||New Zealand Adventure, 7 Nights||from $1547|
|Dec 27, 2019||Australia and New Zealand, 14 nights||from $19778|
|Dec 29, 2019||New Zealand Adventure, 7 Nights||from $1547|
|Jan 3, 2020||Australia and New Zealand, 10 nights||from $2048|
|Jan 3, 2020||Southampton to Auckland World Sector, 42 nights||from $8991|
|Jan 3, 2020||World Cruise, 100 nights||from $111906|
|Jan 4, 2020||New Zealand Discovery, 14 nights||from $2627|
|Jan 4, 2020||South Pacific and the Land Down Under, 38 nights||from $41700|
|Jan 4, 2020||Viking World Wonders, 119 nights||from $123180|
|Jan 5, 2020||World Cruise, 112 nights||from $65325|
|Jan 5, 2020||South Pacific and New Zealand, 10 nights||from $3546|
|Jan 5, 2020||New Zealand Adventure, 7 Nights||from $2985|
The Stunning Main Port of Auckland
Straddling a narrow isthmus created by 60 different volcanoes, New Zealand's former capital boasts scenic beauty, historical interest and a cosmopolitan collection of shops, restaurants, museums, galleries and gardens. Rangitoto, Auckland's largest and youngest volcano, sits in majestic splendour just offshore. Mt. Eden and One Tree Hill, once home to Maori earthworks, overlook the city. One of New Zealand's fine wine districts lies to the north of Auckland.
Auckland served as New Zealand's capital from 1841 until 1865, when the seat of government moved to Wellington. Auckland is often known as the "City of Sails" for the large number of yachts that grace the Waitemata Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf. It could also be known as the "City of Extinct Volcanoes". Much of its natural character comes from the fact that it is built on the Auckland Volcanic Field which consists of about 48 volcanoes. All of the volcanoes are individually extinct but the volcanic field as a whole is not.
What to see in Auckland:
- Auckland War Memorial Museum
- New Zealand National Maritime Museum
- Sky Tower
- Auckland Art Gallery
- Auckland Zoo
- The StarDome Observatory
- Kelly Tarlton's
Cruise Port: What to do in Auckland
Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park Auckland
The Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park is recently new conveniently located in the heart of Auckland’s CBD. They offer spacious 4.5-star suites which are extremely luxurious and packed with all the amenities you’ll need during your stay in the heart of Auckland (did we say amazing balconies?). If you’re travelling for business they have high-speed, free WiFI and a quiet workspace and lounge area to get your work done. Local attractions like heritage buildings in Victoria Park, the picturesque Viaduct Harbour, SkyCity plus award-winning restaurants are all an easy ten-minute walk from the hotel. You’ll have everything you need while staying here.
Address: 206 Victoria Street West, Auckland, New Zealand
Opening Hours: 24/7
Odyssey Sensory Maze
Sight, sound, smell, and touch: engage your senses at Auckland’s Odyssey Sensory Maze. Journey through a series of other-worldly rooms as you make your way through this popular city attraction. Feel your way through pitch-black obstacles, sit in wonder within a seemingly infinite space, and try to find your way through the labyrinth of mirrors. Every turn you take in the Odyssey Sensory Maze is an adventure you won’t forget. Can you make it through the maze? There’s only one way to find out! Step off your Auckland cruise and take a wander up Queen Street; the Odyssey Sensory Maze is located in the Sky World Entertainment Centre on the bottom floor.
Where: 291-297 Queen Street, Auckland City, New Zealand
Hours: Open 7 days, 10:00am-10:00pm
Telling the story of New Zealand most spectacularly is the Auckland Museum. One of the country’s first museums, the beautiful columned building atop Auckland Domain is full of exciting wonders and educational displays. Also known as the Auckland War Memorial Museum, visiting the cenotaph is a sobering but insightful experience, as is the annual commemoration service held at the museum in April. Alongside the cenotaph are galleries upon galleries of stunning exhibitions, some of which are permanent to the museum, others which come and go. These range from Maori and Pacific culture and heritage to Ancient Egyptian artefacts to East Asian puppets and everything in between. After disembarking one of the epic Auckland cruises, jump on the Inner City Link bus or hail a taxi, and you’ll be soaking up history in no time.
Where: The Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland,1010, New Zealand
Hours: Open 7 days, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Cruise deals are just the beginning in Auckland, New Zealand. Not far from the port are several dining and entertainment options, including the incredibly unique Giapo ice cream shop. Husband and wife team Giapo and Annarosa Grazioli started the venture over a decade ago and continue to pursue their dream of changing the way people see and interact with ice cream. They believe that ingenuity and imagination can be applied to ice cream to change its function from a simple treat to a platform for freedom and art. Make sure to pop in to this incredible store for a taste of delicious creativity. They offer halal, vegan, kosher, and gluten-free options.
Where: 12 Gore St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
Sunday - Thursday: 12:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday - Saturday: 12:15 pm - 11 pm
(Holiday hours may differ)
Auckland Jet Boat Tours
Get the adrenaline pumping at Auckland Jet Boat Tours! New Zealand has some of the most stunning natural scenery in the world, and what better way to experience it than by jet boat? Locally owned and operated, Auckland Jet Boat Tours offer guests whirlwind tours of Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour, including some great attractions such as the Harbour Bridge, Rangitoto Island, Chelsea Sugar Works and more. You’ll be well looked after with highly trained and qualified jet boat operators, who provide you with not only essentials like life jackets, spray jackets, and photographs of your trip, but also a one-of-a-kind experience to remember forever. The office is located right on Auckland’s waterfront, just a few steps from your cruise port.
Where: 220 Quay Street, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand
Hours: Find a full list of opening hours on the website.
Salty Dog Inn
The Salty Dog Inn at Snells Beach is a stunning combination of old English flair and modern dining and accommodation. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of city life, the Salty Dog Inn is a quiet spot along the beautiful Matakana Coast, just one hour north of the Auckland cruise port. The inn has 14 accommodation units, all with cosy decor, Super King Beds, WiFi and optional room service. To top it all off, the venue offers a complimentary full breakfast for all guests and hosts an on-site bar and restaurant from Friday to Sunday, 5:00 pm till 9:00 pm. The conference centre and function space are also available for booking. Scored yourself one of our amazing cruise deals? Extend your holiday by booking a night or two at the Salty Dog Inn.
Where: 242 Mahurangi East Road, Snells Beach, 0920, New Zealand
Phone: 0800 SALTYDOG
Off Broadway Motel
After saving money on a great cruise deal, treat yourself to a night or two on shore. In the heart of the bustling Auckland suburb of New Market is the cosy apartment-style accommodation of Off Broadway Motel. Private balconies, WiFi, a range of room options and Auckland on your doorstep - what more could you ask for? One of the best streets for shopping in the city, Broadway is within walking distance of the motel. You can enjoy the multicultural restaurants, cosy cafes and lively pubs, old-timey movie theatre, and so much more. Off Broadway Motel is the ideal location to explore some of the neighbouring suburbs (including cafe-centric Parnell) and for taking a stroll in Auckland’s Domain. It’s just a 10-minute drive from the cruise ports, or jump on the Inner City or Outer City Link to arrive by bus.
Where: 11 Alpers Avenue, Epsom, Auckland, 1023, New Zealand
Phone: 0800 427 623 (Free) / +64 9 529 3550
Admirals Landing Bed and Breakfast
Imagine waking up to views of Auckland’s stunning harbour, with fantastic shops and eateries just steps away. When you book a room at Admirals Landing Bed and Breakfast, you can do just that. Located in Devonport, you’ll be in the heart of this beautiful boutique-filled suburb and just across the harbour from the bustling CBD. Exquisitely furnished rooms line the hallway of this cosy bed and breakfast, with double-glazed windows to keep you warm in winter, and a stunning garden to relax in during summer. A short walk from the Devonport ferry terminal, you can be in the city centre and at the cruise ports within 15 minutes. Admirals Landing is the perfect spot to begin or end your Auckland cruise.
Where: 11 Queens Parade, Devonport, North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone: +64 9 445 4394
Kennedy Point Vineyard & Guesthouse
Visit the stunning Kennedy Point Vineyard & Guesthouse on Waiheke Island for views over the sparkling waters of Kennedy Bay, rustic accommodation, and the sweet sound of New Zealand native birds singing in amongst pohutukawa trees. Bliss. While staying a night or two is highly recommended, Kennedy Point Vineyard & Guesthouse accommodate the visitor on the move, opening up their Cellar Door daily. Sample delicious wines, as well as delectable olive and avocado oil. Dine on Te Matuku Bay oysters, duck rillettes, and Aoraki smoked salmon (to name but a few of the delicious dishes on the menu), or pop into the shop to pick up your favourite bottles. Waiheke Island is a 40-minute ferry ride from Auckland’s cruise ports.
Where: 44 Donald Bruce Road, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Hours: Every day 11:00 am to 4:00 pm or by appointment
Magic Broomstick Segway Tours
See the beautiful Auckland suburb of Devonport and explore this historic town in a whole new way when you book a trip with Magic Broomstick Segway Tours. Glide along waterside pavements, venture into boutique shops, and experience Devonport’s volcanic hills - seeing the sights of Auckland atop a Segway is a unique way to discover this beautiful section of New Zealand’s largest city. Fun for the whole family, join one of the tours to unearth the hidden treasures of North Head, journey up Mt Victoria for the spectacular views, and even book in a special occasion tour - birthdays, weddings, celebrations - they cover it all. Head across to Devonport on the local ferries after you’ve enjoyed one of our excellent Auckland cruises.
Where: Shop 19, Devonport Ferry Terminal, Queens Parade, Devonport, Auckland, 0624, New Zealand
Auckland’s multicultural population means you can find all types of delicious cuisine from all across the world. Mai Thai in the city is one such place - this Thai restaurant is famous for its subtle but punchy flavours and stunningly plated meals. Bringing together the flavours of the East with the influences of the West, Mai Thai flawlessly creates elegant, tantalising dishes that have been drawing the crowds for nearly 30 years. Featuring traditional ingredients like lemongrass and coriander, you’ll be swept off to Thailand with your very first bite. Enjoy everything from soups to curry and noodles to seafood dishes at Mai Thai. It’s just a 10-minute walk to Mai Thai from where the cruises dock at the Auckland ports.
Where: 57 Victoria Street West, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
Opening hours: Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6:00pm - 10:30pm
Lunch: Monday to Friday 12:00pm - 3:00pm
You don’t have to go all the way to Greece to experience authentic Greek cuisine. Gerome Restaurant in Parnell, Auckland creates the most incredible Greek dishes with New Zealand’s finest produce. Try their popular pita breads, koftas, or succulent lamb, and indulge in sticky sweet baklava for dessert. Celebrate your incredible Auckland cruise deal with a night out at this fantastic venue. Planning an event or gathering? Gerome’s has four fantastic spaces available for hire, with room to host up to 150 guests.
Where: 269 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland, 1052, New Zealand
Open: 7 days, 11:30 am till late
A few years back, a small group of people got together to brainstorm ways to bring together the people of Morningside, Auckland. Out of that conversation came Crave Cafe, a stunning spot in the heart of the suburb where all the profits go back into the community. Social involvement aside, it’s a bustling hub of activity all day, every day, as people flock to the sunny location for brunch, lunch, dinner, or just to catch up over coffee. Delicious dishes are served from the kitchen, as well as scrumptious cabinet food (the scones are particularly excellent!). Crave also hosts Little Lato, a delicious homemade gelato stand. Treat yourself to a scoop or two! Make your way to Morningside after disembarking your Auckland cruise.
Where: 6 Morningside Drive, Morningside, Auckland, 1025, New Zealand
Open: Monday to Wednesday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday to Saturday: 7:00 am until late
Sunday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
The Point On Burrell
When every room available has a sea view, you can’t lose at The Point On Burrell. Located on stunning Waiheke Island in New Zealand’s Hauraki Gulf, there’s no better spot to spend a few days. The one-bedroom house is fully equipped with everything you need for an island escape. Wide windows give you views of the island and the ocean beyond, and with bi-fold doors opening onto a large deck, you’ll be basking in the sun with a cool drink in hand in no time. The Point on Burrell is the ideal base for exploring the breathtaking Waiheke Island. Continue the adventure after your Auckland cruise and step onto the local Waiheke ferry; the trip across to the island is approximately 40 minutes.
Where: 31 Burrell Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island, 1081, New Zealand
Swashbucklers Restaurant & Bar
Don your pirate hats and get yourself to Swashbucklers Restaurant & Bar for a dining experience you won’t forget in a hurry. An iconic Auckland bar, Swashbucklers has been in business since 1997, and shows no signs of letting up. Some of the city’s best seafood dishes are served at Swashbucklers, so it’s easy to see why locals and visitors alike flock to its Westhaven Marina location. Try their famous seafood chowder, or enjoy New Zealand whitebait fritters for a local flavour. As well as the delicious items on the menu, the venue has a brilliant outdoor area, perfect for enjoying those sunny summer days. It’s a short walk from the Auckland ports where you will disembark upon return from your incredible cruise.
Where: 23B Westhaven Drive, Westhaven, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
Open: 7 days, 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
The Mexican Cafe
Auckland’s array of international cafes and restaurants is vast, but The Mexican Cafe manages to stand out, bringing the flavours of Mexico to the heart of the city - at a great price. Classic Mexican dishes such as nachos, soft shell tacos, fajitas and more are all on the menu, and guests can enjoy complimentary corn chips and salsa when they sit down. Heading along with a group? Why not try out the set menu for a tasty range of dishes to share. Auckland cruise deals aren’t the only bargains in the city. Head to The Mexican Cafe and enjoy a great meal.
Where: 67 Victoria Street West, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
Open: Weekdays: 11:30 am until late
Weekends: 12:00 pm until late
Indulge in delicious meals without the guilt: Revive Cafe offers healthy meals that are not only great for your body but will tantalise your taste buds, too. Hot meals differ daily, so even if you visit multiple times a week, the ever-changing menu means there’s a new dish to try every day. Rice dishes, soups, exquisite sweet treats and fruit smoothies are all on offer each day, and the majority of the meals are gluten-free and vegetarian. Revive Cafe is located in the heart of the city, just a short walk from the ports where you will embark on your seafaring adventure after taking advantage of one of our Auckland cruise deals.
Where: 24 Wyndham Street, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
Open: Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
The perfect blend of European cuisine and Japanese flavours, Kazuya Restaurant in Auckland will blow you away with the cultural fusion it brings to every dish. The restaurant’s philosophy is ‘Make our guests smile’, and they certainly do that. Kazuya Restaurant specialises in multi-course meals; wine and dine in style over a four-course lunch, a five or seven-course dinner, or go all in with one of the chef's degustation meals. No matter what you opt for, you’ll be treated like royalty when you visit. Make a meal at Kazuya Restaurant a priority when you visit Auckland on your cruise holiday.
Where: 193 Symonds Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
Open: Tuesday to Saturday: 6:00 pm to 11:30 pm
Oyster & Chop
You don’t have to be a seafood lover to enjoy the dishes at Oyster & Chop. While the New Zealand oysters, crayfish and fish of the day are superb to say the least, there’s a lot more to try on the menu. Just as much a steakhouse as a seafood restaurant, Oyster & Chop offers a fantastic range of meals, including famous New Zealand lamb. Enjoy entrees, sharing plates, meals straight from the grill and incredible desserts. With views over Auckland’s Viaduct Basin, Oyster & Chop draws locals and visitors alike, so best to make a booking. Secure one of our great Auckland cruise deals, and then celebrate by heading to Oyster & Chop.
Where: Market Place, Viaduct, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
Open: 7 days, 8:00 am until late
Cruise deals are just the beginning in Auckland, New Zealand. When the time comes to explore the city, you’re spoilt for choice for food and entertainment. If you want to keep everybody in your group happy, head to Elliot Stables where there are several options of cuisine to choose from. The beautiful venue in central Auckland offers nice wooden tables for gathering, and everyone has their choice of 13 different international eateries, ranging from seafood to burgers to sushi and everything in between. You simply order your meal and beverage and take a number back to your table, and the food will be delivered as you meet up with the rest of your party. Come on down to this fantastic dining village nestled beneath the historic Elliot Hotel at the corner of Elliot and Wellesley.
Where: 39-41 Elliott St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
Monday - Friday: 7 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 9 am - 9:30 pm
Cruise deals and incredible meals are what we love most at Cruise Sale Finder, and Auckland can deliver on both. In fact, a visit to Main Course in central Auckland will teach you how to make your own delicious dish. Setting the standard for cooking events since 2003, Main Course offers tutelage from Master Chef Sonya Oyston and The Welsh Wizard Eric Morgan. With impressive resumes of global experience, these two chefs are thrilled to share their knowledge but know how to make the experience suitable for everyone - including even the most amateur cooks. Sign up for a customisable event to match your preferred time of day, group size, skill level, palate and more, and get ready for a fun and rewarding culinary experience.
Where: 20 Beaumont St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
Office hours: Monday - Friday 9 am - 4 pm (Hours may vary)
Phone: 09 3021460
It can sometimes be hard to find a good vegan cafe, but Green Time in Auckland’s CBD undoubtedly excels. With cruise deals cropping up all the time that call into or depart from Auckland City, there are plenty of opportunities to drop by and experience tasty, healthful and ethical dishes. Green Time has you covered for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offers a fully vegetarian-friendly range on our all-day menu and cabinet foods, with plenty of vegan and gluten-free options. As if that’s not enough, there’s also a selection of vegan cakes to satisfy even the sweetest of tooths.
Where: 28 Fort Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Open: Monday-Friday: 7am-9pm, Saturday: 8pm-9pm
The Bluestone Room
Set inside a classic brick building that’s been standing since the 1860’s, The Bluestone Room melds industrial cool with historic charm to create a place that will have you feeling right at home in no time. Known for its craft beers and gastro pub menu, this venue is perfect for a casual afternoon or evening indulging in some of life’s little pleasures. Cruise deals to Auckland are almost always easy to find, so when you’re next stepping ashore in New Zealand’s City of Sails, be sure to call in to The Bluestone Room for a cool drink and a bite of something tasty.
Where: 9-11 Durham Lane, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Open: Monday-Wednesday: 11:30am-11:30pm, Thursday-Friday 11:30am-12am, Saturday: 3pm-12am
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