If you've been dreaming of sailing distant shores or taking a once-in-a-lifetime cruise closer to home, there's never been a better time to book your next ocean adventure.
Just like a cruise ship buffet, there are loads of tempting options. Cruise lines have had time to plan incredible itineraries around the globe and launch new ships to suit every taste and budget.
Whether you're visiting the buffet or browsing the cruise inspiration below, we bet you won't be able to limit yourself to just one trip.
Trips of a lifetime
It's been a long time since we've been able to get on a ship so make your next cruise one to remember with these incredible trips.
See the world on MSC Magnifica
With overnight stays in destinations like Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Papeete, Bali, and Mumbai, and visits to more than 25 Unesco World Heritage sites, there is little chance of getting bored on this 116-night world cruise which includes 15 complimentary shore excursions and a beverage package. With calls in Auckland, Napier, Wellington and Tauranga half-way through the trip, you can catch up with friends and family before setting sail for New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and a Suez Canal transit followed by Sri Lanka, India, and Oman before the cruise ends in Jordan.
Priced from: NZ$23,149 per person. Departures from: 4 January 2023. msccruises.com.au
Explore New Zealand's Subantarctic Islands
Explore one of the world's least visited regions in style on a 14-night Subantarctic Islands cruise with Ponant and National Geographic Expeditions. This round-trip cruise from Dunedin on the elegant Le Soleal takes in New Zealand's Fiordland, the historic huts of early explorers, and allows access to the breeding grounds of Adelie and Emperor penguins. Landings on the rarely visited Auckland, Campbell and Macquarie Islands are just some of the many highlights on this expedition cruise.