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Christchurch (Lyttelton)

Christchurch is a quaint city located on the Southern Island of New Zealand. Lyttelton, about a 16-minute drive from Christchurch, is where cruise ships dock. Christchurch is best known for its beautiful landscapes, including the Canterbury Plains, mountains, streams, and more. This charming port city is filled with tons of attractions and things to do. You can explore parks, art galleries, museums, cafes, shops, and restaurants. One benefit of taking a cruise from Christchurch (Lyttelton) is that the city is easily navigable by foot, so you don’t need to worry about the hassle of renting a car or figuring out public transportation. However, a ride on the tram may be worth your time, as it loops around the city with 17 stops, making it an easy and fun way to see all there is around you.

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Cruise Lines with Cruises to Christchurch (Lyttelton)

The following cruise lines offer cruises sailing to Christchurch (Lyttelton). Select a cruise line to view the upcoming cruises that visit Christchurch (Lyttelton):

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Deluxe Cruise Lines

These cruise lines fit (quality and, usually, price-wise) somewhere in between Premium and Luxury cruise lines.

A country club casual atmosphere can be expected on these lines, as can be elegant accommodations and gourmet cuisine. These cruise lines are a great option for adults looking for a upscale, yet laid back, vacation.

Unique itineraries are often available on these cruise lines, as their small-to-mid-sized ships can visit ports of call that large ones can't get to.

The pricing on Azamara Club Cruises includes select beverages and pre-paid gratuities, while the pricing of Viking Ocean Cruises includes shore excursions and select beverages.

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Mainstream Cruise Lines

Value is a key feature of these popular cruise lines, as they offer lots of activities, entertainment and dining options, along with a variety of stateroom types. Some of the cruise lines in this category have ships with unique innovations like water slides, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surfing simulators, bowling alleys, and boardwalks.

Their ships are usually anywhere from mid-sized to very large "mega" ships, accommodating thousands of guests. These ships give the feel of being in a large resort.

Mainstream cruise lines are a great option for just about everyone (including multi-generation families, and first-time cruisers), and typically have great youth programs.

During the cruise, entertainment may include Broadway productions, Vegas-style shows, comedians, and music. Some of these lines have select formal nights during the cruise. Specialty restaurants are becoming more and more common (some which have a cover charge for this type enhanced dining experience). Buffets are usually available throughout the day, besides room service, and the main dining room(s).

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Premium Cruise Lines

These cruise lines enhance what mainstream cruise lines typically offer, by providing their guests with higher quality service and cuisine, along with more spacious public spaces and accommodations.

Depending on the cruise line, the ships in this class range in size from small to very large.

These cruise lines appeal to a more discerning traveler, and are typically more expensive than mainstream cruise lines, but more affordable than the luxury lines.

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Luxury Cruise Lines

When the finest cruise vacation is your top priority, this is the place to start.

On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.

All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.

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Specialty Cruise Lines

These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.

On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.

Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).

Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.

Azamara
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  • Deluxe Cruise Line
  • Ships: 3 (690 Guests)
  • Select Spirits, Beer & Wines Include
  • Gratuities Included
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Carnival Cruise Line
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  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 28 (2,052 - 5,374 Guests)
  • Budget Friendly
  • Great Youth Program
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Celebrity Cruises
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  • Premium Cruise Line
  • Ships: 16 (16 - 3,260 Guests)
  • Inclusive Packages Available
  • Award-Winning Cruise Line
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Costa Cruises
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  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 12 (1,484 - 6,522 Guests)
  • Largest Europe-based Cruise Line
  • Family-Friendly Pricing
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Cunard Line
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  • Premium Cruise Line
  • Ships: 4 (2,061 - 2,996 Guests)
  • State-Of-The-Art Ocean Liners
  • White Star Service
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Holland America Line
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  • Premium Cruise Line
  • Ships: 11 (1,432 - 2,668 Guests)
  • Inspired Cuisine
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Oceania Cruises
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  • Deluxe Cruise Line
  • Ships: 7 (684 - 1,250 Guests)
  • Gourmet Cuisine
  • Country Club Casual
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Princess Cruises
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  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 15 (2,000 - 3,660 Guests)
  • Great Dining & Entertainment
  • Unique Itineraries
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Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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  • Luxury Cruise Line
  • Ships: 5 (490 - 750 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive, Ultra-Luxury
  • Enrichment Programs
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Royal Caribbean
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  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 27 (1,992 - 5,610 Guests)
  • State-of-the-art Ships
  • Fantastic Entertainment
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Seabourn Cruise Line
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  • Luxury Cruise Line
  • Ships: 7 (264 - 600 Guests)
  • Open Bars Throughout the Ship
  • All Dining Venues are Complimentary
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SeaDream Yacht Club
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  • Luxury Cruise Line
  • Ships: 3 (112 Guests)
  • World-Class Yachts
  • Feature-Filled Staterooms
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Silversea Cruises
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  • Luxury / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 14 (100 - 728 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive
  • All-Suite Accommodations
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Viking Ocean Cruises
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  • Deluxe Cruise Line
  • Ships: 10 (930 Guests)
  • Newest and Largest Small Ship Fleet!
  • All Veranda Staterooms!
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Virgin Voyages
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  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 4 (2,770 Guests)
  • Inclusive Fares
  • Onboard Tattoo Parlor
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Windstar Cruises
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  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 6 (148 - 312 Guests)
  • Small Ship Sizes Lead to Exotic Ports
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Things to do near Christchurch (Lyttelton)

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Christchurch (Lyttelton), along with a brief description:

♦ Cathedral Square

Christchurch’s Cathedral Square is a great place to check out before or after your cruise. Named after Christchurch Cathedral, which towers over the square, this is a great place to take in local lifestyle and get a feel for the city. You’ll discover a great number of cafes, sculptures, and a food market that places on Fridays. The Cathedral is currently damaged due to a 2011 earthquake but is still an interesting sight to see, and there are currently plans for restoration.

♦ Christchurch Botanic Gardens

If you love spending time in nature, you’ll love the Christchurch Botanical Gardens. One of the largest city parks in the world, you can admire everything from 19th century trees to over 10,000 different species of plants and flowers (as well as interesting artwork and nice water fountains located throughout). Situated along the banks of the Avon river, these gardens are a great family activity. Best of all, entry is free! Family activities and a playground are available. There are also a few trails where you can take in a relaxing stroll.

♦ Christchurch Gondola

If breathtaking views are what you go to Christchurch for, then you definitely should consider checking out the Christchurch Gondola. A cable car will take you on a climb 1,500 feet above sea level on Mount Cavendish for extraordinary panoramic views all the way out to the Pacific Ocean! Once you’re at the top, you can engage in hiking trails (guided walks are available), museum exhibits, and even a restaurant where you can grab a bite to eat. There is also the option to take the Time Tunnel ride, which brings you through a fun history lesson!

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