Don’t miss out on these cruise South Pacific ports in Australia, New Zealand, and beyond
The South Pacific is sometimes overlooked when it comes to cruise destinations, but this gorgeous part of the world shouldn’t be. For guests on a Celebrity Cruises sailing around the South Pacific, the focal point of the region is typically the magnificent ports of Australia and New Zealand. Here are some of the South Pacific ports west coasters will especially enjoy when cruising this area.
If You Love Napa, California…You’ll Love a Cruise to Picton, New Zealand
Picton is similar to the city of Napa in that it has a charming and walkable downtown area with restaurants and art galleries, and it is also a good jumping off point to world-class wines. For Picton, that wine region is Marlborough where you can sample the crisp, fruity flavors of the region’s beloved Sauvignon Blanc plus many other varietals.
If You Love San Francisco, California…You’ll Love a Cruise to Sydney, Australia
San Francisco has the iconic Golden Gate Bridge amidst harbor views while Sydney has the Sydney Opera House gleaming against a water and sky filled frame. But just like in San Francisco, that’s not all there is to see in Sydney, and city lovers will find endless entertainment during a cruise in this cosmopolitan city. Partake in Sydney excursions that let you experience both historic and modern architecture, cuisine and wines, various forms of art, and even world-class beaches.
If You Love Cannon Beach, Oregon…You’ll Love a Cruise to Hobart, Tasmania
The Oregon coast is home to rugged beaches, scenic lookout points, delicious oysters, and cute towns to walk through. Its close proximity to Willamette Valley also means it’s easy to find local wine or even a wine tasting shop. If you love those aspects of the Oregon coast, you’ll also enjoy a day in Hobart, Tasmania, a unique island off the coast of Australia where you’ll find panoramic mountainous views, wineries, historic architecture, and fresh oysters.
If You Love Hawaii…You’ll Love a Cruise to Cairns, Australia
Cairns, Australia is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site teeming with colorful underwater life that offers some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in the world. Like Hawaii, it also has natural wonders on land as well. Visit a relaxing beach or hike through the Daintree rainforest.
If You Love Seattle, Washington….You’ll Love a Cruise to Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland has a large harbor, happening dining scene, a sea life aquarium, and even a space needle! Ok, not quite on the last one, but Auckland is home to the Sky Tower, which slightly resembles Seattle’s famous Space Needle due to its skinny base and circular viewing tower. You can see all of Auckland’s best sites during a city highlights excursion while visiting.
If You Love…well…Anywhere By the Ocean…You’ll Love a Cruise to French Polynesia
Select Australia and New Zealand itineraries for Celebrity Cruises also make detours to the lush, exotic islands of French Polynesia. In French Polynesia, cruisers who visit the main island of Tahiti can explore its bustling market or head to one of its seaside resorts for the day. If your cruise stops in Bora Bora, you definitely don’t want to miss getting in the clear, warm lagoon that glistens in mesmerizing shades of turquoise.
To find your dream South Pacific cruise to Australia and New Zealand that visits one of these cruise ports, visit Celebrity Cruises, browse our last-minute cruises from Sydney, or speak with your travel agent.