Top Cruises from Auckland

Cruise from Auckland

As we enjoy our Kiwi summer, it’s time to pull out the diary and plan ahead to take advantage of all the amazing Early Bird Cruise offers for Summer 2021/22. If you are sitting on a Future Cruise Credit left over from a cancelled cruise in 2020, then these are a great way to put them to good use,

Let’s take a look at the most popular cruise deals from Auckland that Kiwis are booking this week for Summer 2021/22 and why they are such firm favorites with Kiwis

Norwegian Spirit Milford Sound
Norwegian Spirit Milford Sound

Norwegian Cruise LinesNorwegian Spirit will call the region home for summer 2021/22 operating a series of Australia & New Zealand cruises between Sydney and Auckland.

Norwegian Spirit is a personal favourite of ours. She is relatively small compared to her larger siblings, with a capacity of around 1996 guests. Small enough to slip in to our prettiest locations, but still large enough to be fully loaded with the Freestyle Options that Norwegian Cruise Lines are so well known for

HOOT Tip: Norwegian Spirit features the fabulous specialty dining restaurant Onda by Scarpetta. This is a divine fine dining Italian experience, so make sure you book it early in your cruise personaliser as it is often fully booked by the time you get on board.

LATEST SPECIAL OFFERS: Norwegian Cruise Lines are currently fully loading their holidays with a Take 5 for Free deal. This includes: Drinks package, Wifi Package, Speciality Dining Package, US$50 per port per room Shore Excursion credit and reduced rates for 3rd & 4th guest sharing.
Deposits from just $180 per person

Aqavit Terrace on Viking Ocean ships
Aquavit Terrace Al Fresco dining on Viking Orion

Viking Cruises Viking Orion takes a turn down under from December 2021 through to February 22, offering a choice of one way New Zealand & Australia itineraries between Auckland and Sydney

Viking Orion is the place to go to escape the kids! This Adults only All Balcony ship takes just 930 guests, There are no kids, no water slides and no casinos, but she is fully loaded with premium extras. Including: One Complimentary Shore Excursion per port, Free Onboard Wifi, Alternative dining restaurants at no extra charge, Beer, Wine & Soft drinks with lunch & dinner, 24 hour specialty coffees & teas, Free Self Service launderettes, All onboard gratuities & Access to the top rated Viking Spa

HOOT Tip: Viking Orion offers a fabulous choice of dining venues. Start your day with the amazing waffles at Mamsen’s, or Al fresco brekkie on the Aqavit Terrace, enjoy high tea in the Wintergarden and make sure you try the delicious Viking burger at the Pool Grill

LATEST SPECIAL OFFERS: Viking are currently offering a Free Business class connecting flight so that you can make your Auckland to Sydney or Sydney to Auckland voyage a round trip. Deposit by 31 March


Celebrity Cruises Always Included
Celebrity Eclipse

This summer we will see a new Celebrity Cruises ship down under, as Celebrity Eclipse takes over from long term favourite Celebrity Solstice. Celebrity Eclipse is the younger sister and will go through The Celebrity Revolution renovation from 7 March – 3 April 2021. This means she will be in top condition when she arrives for her season in our waters.

The top selling Celebrity Eclipse itinerary is her 13 night South Pacific round trip voyage from Auckland. This fantastic itinerary departing 02 March 2022 includes; Fiji, Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga. Celebrity Eclipse will also offer a choice of New Zealand & Australia itineraries between Auckland and Sydney. PLUS some Great Barrier Reef and Tasmania options from Sydney which make a great Aussie add on

HOOT Tip: If you are wanting to try out the amazing Spa Treatments onboard, look out for specials on port days. PLUS Make sure you download the Celebrity Cruises app before you travel. This is a great way to help plan your days on board so you don’t miss a thing

LATEST SPECIAL OFFERS: Celebrity Cruises have recently gone “Always Included” this means your drinks package, Wifi package and Gratuities are now included in your fare.


Princess Cruises 3 for Free

Princess Cruises who have recently sold off all of their older vessels, return to New Zealand and Australia for Summer 2021/22 with a fleet of 4 modern ships. The most regular visitors to New Zealand will be Royal Princess and Emerald Princess. Between them they will offer a summer of choice of New Zealand and Australia itineraries.

The two top selling itineraries are currently Royal Princess Sydney to Auckland 14 November 2021 and Auckland to Sydney 26 November 2021. We guess this reflects our pent up demand to get back to our happy place at sea! It is also a great way to use a Princess Cruises Future cruise credit.

HOOT Tip: Download the Princess Medallion App before your trip. This new technology is fantastic and means you never need wait in a queue for a drink again. Take a seat, order on your Medallion app and the staff will find you wherever you are! Great way to avoid that morning coffee queue at the International Café !

LATEST SPECIAL OFFERS: Princess Cruises are currently offering “3 For Free” which includes; Bonus Onboard Spending money per room, A Room location upgrade and a voucher for a Free Specialty Restaurant Dinner. PLUS 50% Off the regular deposit when you book with HOOT Cruises by 31 Jan 2021


Check out our other Cruises from Auckland and our New Zealand cruises. You might also enjoy our Blog on The Best Luxury Cruise Lines

HOOT Tip! You can hold a short “No Payment Option” on any of the above cruises on our web site. This is perfect to give you a no pressure timeline to finalise your trip plans with the rest of the family, knowing you have your fare and cabin choice locked in. 

If you have a Future Cruise credit, no matter where you booked your original cruise, we can help you to use this towards one of these great cruise deals

Book online using our Cruise Finder tool and if you have any questions, feel free to talk to our friendly Hoot Cruise Champions, we are happy to help! FreePhone: 0800 99 44 88

Just quote your AA SmartFuel or AA Membership Card Number at the time of final cruise payment for savings at the pump! This discount will be applied to your AA SmartFuel account within 48 hours. T&C apply

AA One Card Smartfuel

T&C Vary by cruise line and by offer, please ask your consultant for full details if you are not able to see these on the offer you have selected

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