Carnival announce record cruise schedule for NZ summer

Carnival Australia has announced their cruise ship schedule for the New Zealand summer - and it's going to busier than ever before.

As the number of New Zealanders taking a cruise continues to rise, Carnival Australia 
has confirmed six of its cruise line brands will visit New Zealand, making a record 405 port calls.

Carnival Australia brand's Princess Cruises, P&O Cruises Australia, Cunard, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Seabourn will all visit New Zealand this summer.

Back in the summer of 2008-2009, Carnival Australia made just 85 stops at New Zealand ports. Last year there were 362 stops made.

Sixteen Carnival Australia ships will visit New Zealand, the first of which will be the Majestic Princess on September 30.  It estimates this will generate nearly $200 million in economic activity.

It estimates this will generate nearly $200 million in economic activity.

Carnival Australia's most popular port calls in New Zealand:

  • Akaroa - 56 
  • Fiordland National Park and Dunedin - 55
  • Tauranga - 52 
  • Wellington - 52 
  • Auckland - 48

List of Carnival Australia cruise ships visiting New Zealand:


  • Majestic Princess
  • Sun Princess
  • Golden Princess
  • Pacific Princess 
  • Pacific Explorer
  • Pacific Jewel
  • Pacific Aria 
  • Carnival Legend 
  • Carnival Spirit 
  • Queen Elizabeth 
  • Queen Victoria 
  • Noordam 
  • Maasdam 
  • Maasdam 
  • Seabournn Encore 
  • Seabourn Sojourn