New Zealand’s Cruise Experts

xtravel are specialists in cruising holidays of all types.

Whether you are interested in river, ocean or expedition cruising, big or small ships, paddle steamers or even self-driven canal boats, our team can guide you through the multitude of cruise types, deals, cabins and destinations to ensure we match you with a cruise to remember forever.

Picking a cruise can be daunting if you don’t know where to start and sometimes even the seasoned cruiser needs a little help in the right direction to find the perfect cruise.

Our team have cruised extensively ourselves, so we know firsthand how to enhance your holiday.

Even if you aren’t quite sure if cruising is the right fit for you, we firmly believe that there is a cruise for everyone – it’s just about finding the right one.

How we can help you find the cruise of your dreams : 

  • There’s a cruise for everyone.
  • The right destination and the right cabins… for the right budget.
  • Our team have extensive experience of cruising with different cruise lines in a variety of locations – from Antarctica to the Galapagos, Europe River cruises to the Caribbean Sea and more.
  • Travelling solo, or looking for the best deals?  We can help find the best option to suit your needs.

What are you waiting for? Let us help you get onboard and cruising now. Simply fill in your details and give us some information about where you want to travel, and – if you already know – the type of cruise you are looking for and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.

Cruising Choices

We can help book a cruise for all cruise companies and destinations. Whether it be navigating some of the 570 cruises from Ponant, finding the most intimate high end luxury experience from one of Silverseas 900 destinations, a small cruise to Antarctica with Hurtigruten, a nature experience in the Galapagos or a mellow European river cruise with Avalon we can help you charter the seas to find the right choice for you.

We will help find not only the best cruise for you but also the best cruise line depending on what’s important to you like sustainability, authenticity, small groups, solo travel, family friendly (adults need to have a holiday too right?).

These are only some of the cruise companies we can book with :
Ponant, Silversea, Oceania, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Azamara, Seabourn, Celebrity, Uniworld, Avalon,MSC, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines,Holland America Line, Viking, Quark Expeditions, Hurtigruten Expeditions and Eurolynx.

There’s too many to list so if you’re looking for another cruise line don’t be put off – we may find you some hidden gem you didn’t even know existed.

Cruise Holiday Deals

When it comes to cruising holidays there are far too many deals to list on our website and they are constantly changing. Finding the right deal or special offer can make a significant difference to either the cost of your trip, or the experience you have. The time of your booking, destination and cruise will influence this a lot. When you let us know what you’re looking for in your next cruise we can highlight any relevant offers.

Some sample cruise deals are listed below, but remember these are changing fast, and some have strict deadlines and eligibility :

  • Veranda cabin upgrades and $2000 USD ship credit per cabin
  • Free or No Supplement solo traveller deals
  • Free onshore excursions, free champagne and wine, free unlimited WiFi
  • Save up to $4000 per person
  • Up to 30% discount for early bookings
  • Save up to $3600 per couple
  • Flight contributions

Sometimes there are deals we hear about that are not available to everyone as we have close relationships with several cruise suppliers.

Cruise Considerations – Your Bucket List

Do you have a cruise bucket list?

Your bucket list doesn’t need to be what cruise you are going on but what you’d like to DO on your cruise.

Imagine heading down to Antartica, all pumped up….you’ve finally made it, or on your way. You’re anticipating that polar plunges, and thinking about the fireside stories back at home…

Only to arrive and discover the cruise you’re on doesn’t allow polar plunges.

Not all cruises are the same, even if they are in the same location.

It doesn’t have to be a polar plung, it could be knowing which cruises allow free bike rentals on river stops in Europe, or ensuring you’re on a cruise where you can stack up your loyalty points, or allow you to book ‘first passenger’ access to save the queues.

xtravel can help you find the right cruise.

Disney Magic At Sea

Disney Cruise Line is coming to New Zealand for a limited time this November, and have just announced they will also be returning to Australia & New Zealand for a second season at the end of 2024. Set sail and hang out with Captain Mickey and all the crew. Experience Disney Magic at Sea onboard Disney Wonder with a season of special limited time sailings.

Make sure you don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity.  Get in touch with your travel specialist to book now.

Europe River Cruising

River Cruising really allows you to see Europe in comfort and with ease. With river cruising, every day is spent in a port, offering you a new destination to explore each day. From Paris to Normandy, Bohemia to Prague, Amsterdam to Budapest, Madrid to Porto, the list goes on; the European rivers are filled with opportunity and wonder!

Cruise Ship

Ocean Cruising

Once the realm of navigators and explorers of yester year, ocean cruising has always had the allure of delivering travellers to far flung destinations exotic and enticing. Back then you were lucky to get a hammock onboard and the one meal selection. Nowadays with ocean cruising the ship is a destination in itself, offering several facilities, activities, restaurants, entertainment and so much more. From the smaller more intimate ships to the giant floating cities, ocean cruising offers a relaxing way to travel where your sea days will be just as exciting as your shore days.

Expedition Cruising

If you have a desire to discover some the most remote corners of the earth then expedition cruising may be exactly what you are looking for. Explore the land of the polar bears, delight at penguins zipping in and out of the water next to your zodiac, marvel at the northern lights, sail past icebergs of iridescent white or journey deep in steamy jungles. This is cruising for true explorers, for those who want to get off the beaten track and have their breath taken away by inspiring sights and scenery.

Why Book with xtravel?

xtravel are passionate about helping you make your travel dreams come true.

xtravel’s passion for travel has led to huge growth in recent years so we can help more travel dreams come true. We are widely recognised as leaders within the industry and have won multiple awards in the last few years ranging from Deloitte Fast 50 awards to Silversea Super Heroes and Travel Manager Group Top Division winners for 2022 and 2023.

Booking with xtravel will not cost you any more than booking direct with a cruise company, but we can ensure you are finding the best choice for you with the best deals. Deals are not always about saving money – it’s about ensuring your travel group have the best experiences to suit you.

Supporting Local

We feel we are very fortunate in being able to travel so we love giving back to the community. Our team have dedicated working time allocated to supporting local groups. The xtravel team have helped with ‘people power’ or funded contributions to some great causes ranging from helping Basket of Blessings, through to investing in future heroes through our support for the Wakatipu High School Foundation.

With you supporting local bookings, it helps us help local too. Everyone’s a winner.

Award Winning Travel Agents

Our passion is about your travel but it’s nice to get some awards now and again. Unlike many, xtravel have been on their own massive journey the last few years so we can help more people travel their dreams.

  • Awarded `Deloitte Fast 50- 12th Fastest Growing Business in NZ 2023’
  • Awarded Travel Managers Group `Travel Entrepreneur of the Year 2023’
  • Awarded Travel Managers Group ‘Best Broker Division 2019, 2022 and 2023’
  • Awarded Travel Managers Group `TMG Champion 2022’
  • Awarded Travel Managers Group ‘High Flyer 2022 and 2023’
  • Awarded Silversea Travel Industry Hero 2022’
  • Awarded RealNZ & Queenstown Chamber of Commerce Covid Resilience & Diversification Award 2021
  • Awarded Travel Managers Group ‘High Achiever 2018 and 2019’
  • Awarded Travel Managers Group ‘Emerging Broker of the Year 2018’

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