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Cruises to Nelson

Aerial view from the Center of New Zealand, Nelson (Photo: Robert CHG/Shutterstock)

About Nelson

Situated on New Zealand's South Island near the Tasman Bay, Nelson offers an array of sights and activities for cruisers to explore. Nelson benefits from its truly breathtaking beauty, which is on full display at Abel Tasman National Park where visitors can spend time relaxing on the beach, see an ancient Maori pa site, go on kayaking and sailing excursions or even experience a helicopter tour.

In town, visitors can get a taste for the rich local arts culture by visiting any number of galleries and museums or check out the local market or one of the many quality seafood restaurants. Wine lovers should consider taking an excursion to one of the local vineyards, many of which are small, family-owned businesses making craft wines.

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Azamara Quest
Azamara Quest

17 Night
Cruise to NelsonDetails

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Leaving:Melbourne
Cruise Line:Azamara
Jan 4, 2023
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African Dream
African Dream (Photo: Kevin Hogan/CroisiEurope)

12 Night
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Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:CroisiEurope
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Seabourn Odyssey
Seabourn Odyssey

30 Night
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Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Seabourn Cruise Line
Feb 23, 2023
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Seabourn Odyssey
Seabourn Odyssey

16 Night
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Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Seabourn Cruise Line
Jan 22, 2023
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16 Night
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Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Azamara
Jan 21, 2023
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16 Night
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Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Azamara
Jan 21, 2024
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14 Night
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Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Seabourn Cruise Line
Feb 23, 2023
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17 Night
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Leaving:Melbourne
Cruise Line:Azamara
Jan 4, 2024
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Why go to Nelson?

Pros:

There’s a huge variety of excursion options suiting almost every taste in Nelson.

Cons:

If your time is limited in Nelson, you may miss some of its highlights.

Bottom Line:

Nelson is a beautiful destination offering many ways for active travelers to enjoy its natural attractions.


Nelson Cruise Reviews
Another lovely coastal city. We wish it hadn't been so windy as we would have loved to have rented bicycles and ridden to the beautiful beach we could see from the ship.... Read More
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