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burta Jan 30th, 2018 01:04 AM

Best Cruise times for Australia and New Zealand
 
When is the weather best for visiting Australia and New Zealand? Is there a time of year when the seas are calmer than others in general?

marg Jan 30th, 2018 12:34 PM

We've cruised out of Australia several times to the Pacific, NZ, northern Australia and in many days at sea, have only been caught once in a storm. If you are planning to cruise to NZ from Australia, you will find that almost all the cruises sail during the summer months, not many cruises out of Australia during the winter months.

RoamsAround Jan 30th, 2018 12:47 PM

Note, marg means "summer months" in the southern hemisphere not "summer months" in the northern hemisphere.

jacketwatch Feb 2nd, 2018 04:37 AM

We embarked the Ovation of the Seas Dec. 7 which is practically summer there. Technically it begins Dec. 21 but anyway we were fine. The cruise went to NZ and our weather was in the 70’s to 80’s in Oz and a little less in NZ. We did have to divert our course to avoid a storm so we missed cruising thru Milford and Dusky Sounds but had no choppy seas at all.

burta Feb 6th, 2018 01:59 AM

Thank you for your insights!


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