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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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Sydney (Australia) -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Fjordland -> Dunedin -> Akaroa -> Wellington -> Napier -> Tauranga -> Auckland -> Paihia -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Sydney (Australia)
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Brisbane -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Auckland -> Tauranga -> Napier -> Wellington -> Akaroa -> Dunedin -> Fjordland -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Brisbane
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Sydney (Australia) -> Cruising -> Melbourne -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Milford Sound -> Dusky Sound -> Doubtful Sound -> Dunedin -> Akaroa -> Wellington -> Cruising -> Tauranga -> Paihia -> Auckland
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Sydney (Australia) -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Auckland -> Tauranga -> Cruising -> Wellington -> Akaroa -> Dunedin -> Fjordland -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Sydney (Australia)
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Sydney (Australia) -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Picton -> Wellington -> Napier -> Tauranga -> Auckland -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Sydney (Australia)
Adelaide
Adelaide (population 1.5 million) is the capital of the state of ...
Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand's biggest city, is a common starting and ending ...
Brisbane
Brisbane, Queensland's rapidly growing capital city, caught the ...
Cairns
Cairns, Australia's closest port city to the Great Barrier Reef, is ...
Christchurch
Editor's note: After a devastating earthquake rocked New Zealand in ...
Cooktown
Cooktown is a town like no other. It still feels like a frontier ...
Darwin
Darwin may be better known as a jumping-off point for visits to ...
Dunedin
Located on the Otago Peninsula on the South Island of New Zealand, ...
Eden (Australia)
Located 478 kilometres south of Sydney, the charming New South ...
Hobart
Hobart, capital city of Tasmania, Australia's smallest state, has ...
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 ...
Moreton Island
Although it's been a popular getaway for Brisbanites and southeastern ...
Napier
The New Zealand port city of Napier is just like a fine wine from its ...
Perth (Fremantle)
It's the world's most remote capital city, but Perth -- capital of ...
Rarotonga
The island of Rarotonga lies at the heart of New Zealand's Cook ...
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 ...
Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand's cosmopolitan capital city, is located at ...
Whitsundays
Taking in the stunning reef, picturesque islands and luxurious hotels ...
Great value peterj1
01/15
We found the Astor to be a 3+ star ship at a 2 star price on our three-day trip to nowhere. The service is exceptional, better than Cunard. Staff were friendly and efficient. The biggest table setting in the Waldorf dining room is six but when we ... Read more
No room to move DutchDownUnder
01/15
This is our 2nd Cruise with RCI. We went for the refurbished Voyager of the seas. It was only a 3 night cruise so we decided to go for an inside cabin, for the ship was sold out. The cabin was clean and the attendant was very helpful and polite ... Read more
This cruise took us from Sydney to Newcastle, Hobart and Melbourne. We had previously sailed on her on her inaugural voyage to Australia in 2011 (Hawaii to Sydney). She is a lovely ship and both times we have had aft facing cabins, this time ... Read more
Cruise was ok sdavid
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01/15
We've cruised NZ in 2013 with Holland America on the Oosterdam and decided to cruise again but as there wasn't a HA cruise ship on the date we wanted went with the Sun princess. The service throughout the ship was as good as on the Oosterdam but ... Read more
Fantastic annclacker@hotmail.com
01/15
HI, have just arrived home from our first Cruise experience, left and returned to Melbourne after a round trip to New Zealand, and if any one else on that cruise had any complaints, I don't think you would enjoy yourself any where in life. The ... Read more
01/15
We sailed on the Diamond Princess embarking in Sydney stopping at a few ports in Australia and New Zealand. We had a balcony stateroom on deck 10 which was centrally located and we chose the traditional dining in the International Lounge. The dining ... Read more
AMAZING & FABULOUS Jenny Smart
01/15
This was our first cruise "a test" to see if we would enjoy cruising prior to booking overseas. We sailed from Fremantle to Esperance, Albany return. This is a four star ship but our whole experience was five star plus !! The staff, food, cabins, ... Read more
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