New Zealand Government has introduced a new travel policy for visitors and transit passengers of certain nationalities that may affect you, this new policy / travel policy is called NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) and voyagers are requested to apply for New Zealand eTA online three days in advance prior to their travel.
Cruise Ship passengers will pay for an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) in the same transaction as the NZeTA.
Citizen of any nationality can apply for an NZeTA if arriving New Zealand by a cruise ship. However, if traveller is arriving by air, then the traveller must be from a Visa Waiver or Visa Free country, then only will New Zealand eTA be valid for the passenger arriving into the country.
If you are a permanent resident of Australia, then you must request an NZeTA (New Zealand eTA) before you travel to New Zealand.
Most of journey lines visit New Zealand during the October – April summer voyage season. A shorter winter journey season additionally keeps running from April – July. The greater part of the world's real voyage organizations offer journey administrations to New Zealand.
Most withdraw from Auckland in New Zealand, or Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane in Australia. Ordinarily they visit New Zealand target cities of the Bay of Islands, Auckland, Tauranga, Napier, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Fiordland. The Marlborough Sounds and Stewart Island are likewise famous ports of call. Ensure that if you are arriving by a cruise ship to New Zealand, you have already applied for a New Zealand eTA. You can be a national of any country, you can apply for NZeTA online
Expedition cruises visit both the large city ports and exotic scenic sights and less travelled and more remote places which are overlooked by the large cruise liners. The path taken by these expedition cruises include Stewart Island or Kaikoura enroute to New Zealand. Another popular route is South Island on the way to sub-Antarctic islands. If you are coming on one of the below cruise line to New Zealand, you require a New Zealand eTAregardless of your nationality. You must, however apply for a Visa if you are not from a Visa Waiver country and coming by air.