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intermonde's Port Reviews of Melbourne, Hobart, Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Napier
Oosterdam cruise in February 2013
Member Name: intermonde
Cruise Date: February 2013
Embarkation: Sydney (Australia)
Destination: Australia & New Zealand
Member Review: intermonde's Oosterdam Review
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Nice city, we didi it on our own. Not as nice as Sydney.

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Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Nice, romantic, easy access (walking) to the shopping/hospitality district. Took taxi on our own (2 couples) to Mt.Wellington - saved a lot vs. the offered shore excursion!
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Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Bothersome that the cruise line (HAL) charged for the return commute from Port Chalmers (nothing to do there!) to Dunedin.

Dunedin: Nice, historic/romantic place. Very good restaurants, great shopping.

Don't miss the excellent "Settlers' Museum"!

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City Tour Rating: 1.0 out of 5+
It was a thorough disappointment! After the 2010-2011 earthquake Christchurch is almost a total ruin, practically nothing to see, except for huge piles of rubble... No access to the Cathedral, everything is fenced off for reconstruction...

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Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Again, the cruise line (HAL) did not offer the port (where there was nothing to do!) to downtown commute, we had to purchase it from a local operator.

The city is great, modern, lots of things to see & do.

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Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Bus commute (5 minutes) to downtown was free. Beautiful Art Deco (small) city. We were very fortunate since arrived there exactly the Sunday (February 17) of a week of Art Deco celebrations: most of the local population was dressed in 1930-1940's cotumes, lots of visitors from all the New Zealand North Island also in epoch attire, many 1930-40-50's cars, the whole waterfront was set up with tents & pavillions in the same style, with the people picnicking... A most pleasant and unique experience !

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Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
We bought a full day shore excursion to Rotorua (mud pools, fumaroles, etc.) - most interesting, definitely worthwhile!

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Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Beautiful, modern city, easy to explore, everything 1st class, worth spending 2 days there.

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