Monday, October 14, 2013

Cruise Season to New Zealand Beginning

As National Cruise Vacation Month continues, we are focusing on some of the popular destinations for cruising.   Here in the States most parts of the country are experiencing Autumn weather with Winter just around the corner.    Thoughts of warm destinations come to mind when planning a getaway cruise.   Usually people think about the Caribbean for Fall / Winter cruises, but we'd like to suggest something different - which could be a trip of a lifetime.

Bob McCree (
New Zealand

October - April

It's Summertime in the South Pacific with temperatures averaging between 20-30ºC (70-90°F) in New Zealand.  January and February are the warmest months, while back home they are typically the coldest, especially in the midwest where we live.

Photographer: Rob Suisted (

Milford Sound

One of the most photographed and popular attractions in New Zealand is Milford Sound. This natural fjord has some of the most amazing scenery you can imagine including two permanent waterfalls. You'll have a front row seat for the view from your balcony cabin or one of the open decks of your cruise ship. 

Weather Impacting This Year's Schedule

According to New Zealand Herald, the bad weather that is bashing the region, delaying flights, is also impacting the start of the cruise season.   Sea Princess, which was scheduled to arrive on Tuesday won't arrive until 6 AM on Wednesday.

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