Looking for a holiday in 2022 that avoids busy airports? How about a cruise direct from Auckland! Hop on your cruise ship at the bottom of Queen Street and your holiday starts as soon as you get onboard
Tips from our HOOT Cruise team & our favourite embarkation day routine:
Complete your online check in as soon as you book.
This way you get to choose an early embarkation time and can be one of the first to get onboard
Pack a small day bag with your togs, any medication and a change of clothes as your suitcases will go straight to your room. Then you can head straight to the pool deck. Your rooms aren’t usually ready until later in the afternoon so if you have a small bag of essentials with you then you wont be hanging around, you can get straight in to the fun.
Take the chance to do a ship tour, familiarise yourself with the onboard layout, register the kids at the kids club. This way they also get to meet the kids club team, find out the schedule and explore all the cool things on offer for their age group. Some cruise lines offer an embarkation day Treasure hunt, these are great to orientate yourself with the ship and its a chance to win some cool prizes.
Grab an Early lunch. Nothing starts your holiday better than a slap up lunch. The buffets and pool grills are always usually open for embarkation day. Some cruise lines also offer limited restaurant dining at embarkation time and there can also be special lunches or welcome drinks just for past passengers.
Sailaway Party: Most cruise lines love a good Sailaway party with live music usually up on the main pool deck. PLUS there is nothing more scenic than a departure from the City of Sails.
2022 Cruises from Auckland – Simply click a cruise date to see more itinerary details & current online offers
New cruises will be added as they are announced, you may also use our Cruise Sale Finder to search
HOOT Tip! You can hold a “No Payment Option” on most 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 prefer to talk to one of our friendly Kiwi team, we are available to offer our free advice.
If you are holding a Future Cruise Credit and would like to know how to use it towards one of our cruise deals, please contact our team for assistance we are happy to advise how you can maximise the benefits available.
Book your cruise online 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 cruise payment for 20c per lite savings at the pump! This discount will be applied to your AA SmartFuel account within 48 hours of final payment. T&C apply
T&C Will apply for each cruise offer, please ask our team for full details prior to booking.
Passports, Visas, Suitable Travel Insurance and vaccination requirements for the countries visited are the responsibility of the traveler. Our team are able to offer up to date information applicable to your cruise at time of booking. From pricing shown is twin share and indicative only based on current availability as at 24 Sep 2021. All cruises are subject to government approval and are subject to change based on current requirements
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