If you’re bound for the South Pacific or New Zealand on a cruise this coming season, you may be aware of the wide selection of shore excursions at your disposal in practically every port on your itinerary.

Stepping off the ship in each port opens up each port for you to explore either at your own pace or on a guided tour. One of the world’s biggest land tour retailers, Viator, has released its list of the top eight excursions available to cruise travellers in these parts of the world. The TripAdvisor owned brand is an external retailer not aligned with any cruise company, so it’s important to consider the benefits and disadvantages of booking outside your cruise ship.