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New Zealand Luxury Cruises

A luxury cruise New Zealand offers an unforgettable opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature.

With a long coastline boasting extraordinary variety, countless pristine lakes, and turquoise glacial rivers, New Zealand is defined by water. Magnificent cruises offer the best way to experience the essence of New Zealand. Discover secluded coves, pristine sandy beaches, breathtaking fiords, and incredible wildlife.

For your luxury cruise New Zealand, we recommend:

  • Pure Cruise Lake Rotoiti, Rotorua
  • Fiordland Jewel, Milford Sound
  • Lake Wakatipu Cruise aboard the Pacific Jemm, Queenstown
  • Marlborough Sounds Cruise aboard the MV Tarquin, Picton
  • Bay of Islands Sailing Charter aboard the Cool Change, Bay of Islands

Many of our New Zealand luxury itineraries include these luxury cruises or the opportunity to add one.

Read on to learn about our top New Zealand luxury cruises.

Pure Cruise Lake Rotoiti

Pure Cruise Lake Rotoiti Rotorua

Pure Cruise offers a genuine, personal sailing experience exploring the native bays and coves of the beautiful Lake Rotoiti under sail. Fish for rainbow trout, soak in thermal pools at the lake’s edge, and hear stories and legends of the local Maori, all accompanied by fine wine and great food. For a full day of discovery, begin with an exclusive helicopter flight over the spectacular Mount Tarawera to White Island, New Zealand’s only permanently active volcano and finish this once-in-a-lifetime experience with an afternoon cruise.

Experience a day out with Pure Cruise in the following luxury itineraries:

Fiordland Jewel Luxury Cruise New Zealand

Milford Sound
Milford Sound luxury cruise Fiordland National Park New Zealand

The Fiordland Jewel is the perfect way to explore the wilderness of Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park. This luxury catamaran features a helicopter pad, a top-deck hot tub, a private king suite, and chef-prepared cuisine. Guests can experience a range of trips from day cruises on Milford Sound to multi-day expeditions through the southern fiords.

Indulge in an overnight cruise aboard the Fiordland Jewel with these luxury itineraries:

Lake Wakatipu Cruise aboard the Pacific Jemm


Explore the dramatic coastline of Lake Wakatipu on a cruise aboard the indulgent Pacific Jemm – visit iconic high country farms, enjoy spectacular mountain scenery surrounded by crystal clear water, enjoy a gourmet meal while watching the sun set over the Southern Alps, or even spend a night in the stylish suites on board.

Marlborough Sounds Cruise aboard the MV Tarquin

Marlborough Sounds Cruise New Zealand

Escape to paradise in style and comfort aboard the private cruise launch MV Tarquin as you explore the Marlborough Sounds. Offering understated luxury for the discerning cruisers, Tarquin boasts stylish surrounds with home comforts. The Marlborough Sounds are formed by an intricate coastline of sheltered inlets and sandy bays, with forested hills rising steeply from the sea. Discover sanctuary islands teeming with wildlife, sample seafood fresh from the ocean, and explore sandy beaches and picturesque bays.

Bay of Islands Sailing Charter aboard the Cool Change

Bay of Islands
Yacht Charter Bay of Islands

The luxury yacht Cool Change caters for the discerning visitor who seeks an exclusive sailing experience in the Bay of Islands. On your private charter, enjoy an island stopover and choose from a range of pursuits, including kayaking, swimming, and stand up paddleboarding. The Cool Change can also cater for any special interests, including marine mammal viewing and snorkeling. Round off your experience with a gourmet lunch including beverages. The elegant vessel is comfortably equipped for couples, families, and groups of all sizes.

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