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Between the South Pacific and Indian Oceans, Australia is extraordinarily diverse in terms of its geography, wildlife, and climate, with deserts, mountains and rainforests (not to mention those beloved Koala bears). Hardly limited to wilderness, however, Australia boasts urban cultural in Sydney and Melbourne, as well as the Great Barrier Reef. Famous as the set of the Lord of the Rings movies, New Zealand has unparalleled natural beauty, as well as adventure sports and outstanding wine.
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Adelaide
Adelaide (population 1.3 million) is the capital of the state of ...
Akaroa
Sailing up the strait into the Port of Akaroa in New Zealand is a ...
Albany (Australia)
Albany might be Western Australia's oldest settlement, but there's ...
Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand's biggest city, is a common starting and ending ...
Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands: Blame 18th-century explorer James Cook for the ...
Brisbane
Brisbane has become increasingly sophisticated over the years yet ...
Broome
Broome is a coastal town that's considered the southern gateway to ...
Bunbury
Long before the Margaret River region's meteoric rise to the top of ...
Burnie
With a heritage dating back to the early 19th century, this far-flung ...
Busselton
Busselton was bustling with energy when it welcomed its first cruise ...
Cairns
Cairns, Australia's closest port city to the Great Barrier Reef, was ...
Christchurch
Christchurch could qualify as a template for the perfect small city. ...
Cooktown
Cooktown is a town like no other. It still feels like a frontier town ...
Darwin
Darwin might be better known as a departure point for visits to ...
Dunedin
Located on the Otago Peninsula on the eastern seaboard of New ...
Eden (Australia)
Eden (population 3,040) is the southernmost port of NSW located on ...
Esperance
It's true, Esperance is long way from anywhere, a dot on the far ...
Exmouth
Exmouth is located right at the tip of North West Cape in Western ...
Fraser Island
Fraser Island (known as K'gari in the local Aboriginal language) is ...
Geelong
Victoria's second largest city is many decades away from its ...
Geraldton
Lost treasures, bendy trees and an historical first for Australia. ...
Gladstone
As the gateway town to the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland's ...
Hobart
Hobart, capital city of Tasmania, Australia's smallest state, has ...
Invercargill
If you are cruising to the lower extremities of New Zealand or ...
Kangaroo Island
Australia's third-largest island, located off the coast of South ...
Melbourne
If Sydney is the New York of the Southern Hemisphere, then Melbourne ...
Mooloolaba
Queensland is said to be 'beautiful one day, perfect the next.' In ...
Moreton Island
Although it's been a popular getaway for Brisbanites and southeastern ...
Mornington Peninsula
Magnificent Mornington Peninsula bounds Port Phillip Bay on one side ...
Napier
The New Zealand port city of Napier, in the vast Hawke's Bay region ...
Newcastle (Australia)
Newcastle is New South Wales' second-largest city after Sydney and is ...
Perth (Fremantle)
It's the world's most remote capital city, but Perth -- capital of ...
Picton
Picton, on the northern tip of the South Island of New Zealand, is a ...
Port Arthur
Port Arthur nestled on the southern tip of Tasmania's isolated Tasman ...
Port Douglas
Sandwiched between reef and rainforest, this tropical seaside village ...
Portland (Australia)
A look back at Portland's past reveals an impressive claim to fame: ...
Rarotonga
The island of Rarotonga lies at the heart of New Zealand's Cook ...
Robe
South Australia's Limestone Coast beckons to nature-lovers from ...
Stewart Island
At the very bottom of New Zealand's South Island is Stewart Island, ...
Sydney (Australia)
Sydney is a definite stop on just about any cruise that travels Down ...
Tauranga
A cruise ship visit to Tauranga (pronounced "Tao-ronger") is like ...
Thursday Island
Also known as 'TI' or Waibene by its residents, Thursday Island is ...
Wellington
You can't beat Wellington on a good day, so the saying goes. But New ...
Whitsundays
Taking in the stunning reef, picturesque islands and luxurious hotels ...
We were rookie cruise goers and were quite apprehensive. (particularly after some of the negative reviews on this site) Nothing to worry about. We had a ball. Family of 5. Wife and I upgraded to room with window. Three boys (age 18, 15, 11) ... Read more
Pacific Aria Jack242424
07/16
Went on the Pacific Aria up to Cairns and Hamilton Island. The staff on the cruise were among the happiest bunch of people I have ever met. Happy to help with anything you ask. There was plenty of entertainment and there was never a time where you ... Read more
LOVED THIS CRUISE germandancers
07/16
We chose this cruise to surprise a group of friends. We had arranged for a late check in so we would not be detected! Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. Our disembarkation time was 0645 and we were off and home by 0740 after going to ... Read more
A Booze Cruise Kalleroo
06/16
Having cruised for 45 years we have to say this cruise would have been our worst. We left from our home port for a relaxing holiday after my husband had a year of surgeries. Our Travel Agent asked us how it was upon our return, reply was 'this ... Read more
I read on here how people write they couldn't disembark at Bali and why can't the Pacific Eden dock there. It wasn't because of weather conditions, Pacific Eden isn't chartered for those water and isn't allowed to come close enough to put tenders ... Read more

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We took the cruise because P & O is the only line cruising from Brisbane at this time of year. We decided a few years ago not to cruise with P & O again but in desperation decided to give them another try, this was the result. Food in the ... Read more
The cruise was cheap, offering warmer weather in our Victorian winter. I read a lot about the makeover and expected the ship to be finished. We had a huge problem with workers chipping away paint and painting outside our window for much of the ... Read more
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