Family cruises from Auckland

Looking to cross the Tasman on an amazing family cruise? Discover the fantastic choice of family cruises from Auckland with P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line and Cunard. Each cruise promises family entertainment from Auckland all the way to Melbourne, Sydney and beyond. Whether you choose to cruise for 4 or 14 nights, the sparkling Tasman Sea will become the backdrop of lasting family memories.

Great value family cruises from Auckland to Sydney or Melbourne

Choose from a range of exciting itineraries from Auckland to Sydney or Melbourne. Cruise south along the eastern coastline of New Zealand before sweeping across the Tasman. Make a stop at Wellington and Dunedin and marvel at the unspoilt wilderness of the Milford and Doubtful Sounds. For an extra treat, stop over in the city of Hobart and explore Tasmania’s cultural gem.

With so many family cruises from Auckland on offer, you’re sure to find the right cruise for your holiday style and budget. Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Solstice sails from Auckland to Sydney over 12 nights. And the Holland America Line’s ms Noordam sails from Auckland to Sydney for 14 nights, stopping at Wellington, Dunedin, Hobart and Melbourne.

For a shorter getaway, Princess Cruises’ Golden Princess voyages from Auckland to Melbourne for 9 nights. With stops in Wellington and Dunedin, your whole family will have an action-packed holiday to remember.

Auckland to Sydney Cruise

Auckland to Sydney Cruise

Family cruises from Auckland along Queensland’s tropical coastline

Discover a range of exciting family cruises from Auckland to the most idyllic destinations along the Queensland coastline. Kids and adults will love the balmy days and tropical evenings – perfect for swimming, movies under the stars and dolphin spotting from the top deck!

Explore spectacular north Queensland destinations like Port Douglas – the only place on earth where two World Heritage sites exist side by side. Point out colourful animals and marine life to your little ones while cruising past the Daintree and Cape Tribulation rainforest and alongside the Great Barrier Reef.

P&O Cruises offers 14-night family cruises from Auckland aboard the Pacific Pearl, calling at Sydney, Brisbane, the Whitsundays, Cairns, Port Douglas and Willis Island. Book today!

Auckland to Darwin Cruise

Auckland to Darwin Cruise

Short break family cruises to Sydney

Searching for a short break family cruise with a difference? Imagine your kids’ excitement when you cruise into the iconic Sydney Harbour.

P&O Cruises’ Pacific Pearl sails for 4 nights from Auckland to Sydney. And Princess Cruises’ Diamond Princess also offers 4-night cruises to Sydney via the beautiful Bay of Islands.

You’ll disembark your cruise ship in Circular Quay, surrounded by awesome views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Just around the corner you’ll find The Rocks. Navigate the maze of narrow winding streets to find the famous market filled with local arts, crafts and culinary delights.

Got time to spare? Sydney is full of family fun and entertainment. Treat the kids (and yourself) to a chocolate tour where you’ll discover some of Sydney’s best chocolatiers, right in the heart of the city. Or venture out a little further to the Blue Mountains, just two hours from the centre of Sydney. The choices are endless!

Auckland to Sydney 4 Night Cruise

Auckland to Sydney 4 Night Cruise

Short break family cruises to Melbourne

Melbourne is the perfect spot for a family holiday. And what better way to arrive than on a short family cruise from Auckland! Princess Cruises offers a 4-night cruise to Melbourne aboard the magnificent Golden Princess.

Arriving in Port Melbourne, it’s just a short fun tram ride into the heart of Melbourne and the South Bank Crown Entertainment Complex – home to Australia’s largest casino, cinemas, discos and designer stores. Explore the laneways with their famous street art. Visit the penguins and sharks at the Sea Life Aquarium before heading over to the National Sport Museum where kids can compete in the interactive Game On gallery. With cruise to Melbourne, the adventure is only just beginning!

Auckland to Melbourne Cruise

Auckland to Melbourne Cruise

Adventures and entertainment onboard

Whichever cruise ship you choose, you can be sure that every day and night will be filled with action and entertainment for all ages!

Princess Cruises’ Golden Princess is a great mix of relaxing onboard venues and sizzling entertainment spots. Young kids and teens enjoy their own youth and teen centres where they can hang out with new friends and play all the latest video games, movies and jukeboxes. Golden Princess provides lots of supervised activities for younger children too, including kids’ karaoke, pizza parties, pyjama nights and more.

Meanwhile parents can kick back with some pampering and rejuvenation in The Sanctuary and Lotus Spa. End the day with some family time at the Piazza and Movies Under the Stars outdoor theatre.

Cruising from Auckland in 2015, P&O Cruises’ Pacific Pearl is packed to the brim with larger-than-life fun, action and entertainment. Watch as your kids have the time of their lives in Australia’s Largest Adventure Park at Sea. Better yet, join them! With breathtaking shows, dining experiences, relaxation retreats, pools, sports courts and more, Pacific Pearl has everything you need for an unforgettable family holiday.

Auckland to Fremantle Cruise

Auckland to Fremantle Cruise

Explore The City of Sails

Make time to discover the wonderful city of Auckland before joining your cruise. Auckland has a fantastic range of family activities for every age and budget. From fascinating museums and exciting theme parks to breathtaking wildlife encounters, and stunning beaches, the whole family will be entertained!

Be a local and “tramp” along walking tracks through lush native rainforest. Take to the crystal waters of Waitemata Harbour on a boat cruise – be sure to keep a look out for dolphins and whales! And when it comes to eating, the choice is yours. Will you dine at one of the many world-class Auckland restaurants or sample tasty freshly cooked street snacks at the night market?

There’s never been a better time to book your family cruise from Auckland. Find your dream holiday and let the adventures begin!

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