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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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75% Loved It
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Sydney (Australia) -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Dunedin -> Akaroa -> Wellington -> Napier -> Tauranga -> Auckland -> Paihia -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Sydney (Australia)
84% Loved It
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Sydney (Australia) -> Cruising -> Melbourne -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Milford Sound -> Dusky Sound -> Doubtful Sound -> Dunedin -> Akaroa -> Wellington -> Cruising -> Tauranga -> Paihia -> Auckland
82% Loved It
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Sydney (Australia) -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Dunedin -> Akaroa -> Picton -> Cruising -> Tauranga -> Auckland -> Paihia -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Sydney (Australia)
80% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Sydney (Australia) -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Picton -> Wellington -> Napier -> Tauranga -> Auckland -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Sydney (Australia)
75% Loved It
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Brisbane -> Cruising -> Sydney (Australia)
Adelaide
Adelaide (population 1.5 million) is the capital of the state of ...
Akaroa
Visitors to the old whaling port of Akaroa may be surprised to ...
Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand's biggest city, is a common starting and ending ...
Bay of Islands
Located on the northern tip of New Zealand's North Island, the ...
Brisbane
Brisbane, Queensland's rapidly growing capital city, caught the ...
Broome
Broome is a coastal town that's considered the southern ...
Bunbury
Bunbury is the largest city in the southwest of Western ...
Burnie
With a heritage dating back to the early 19th century, this ...
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 ...
Esperance
Secluded, solitary and spectacular, Esperance -- on the south ...
Exmouth
Exmouth is located right at the tip of North West Cape in Western ...
Geelong
Victoria's second-largest city offers a wealth of attractions ...
Geraldton
This thriving fishing, farming and mining town on the dramatic ...
Gladstone
As the gateway town to the Southern Great Barrier Reef, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Napier
The New Zealand port city of Napier is just like a fine wine from its ...
Newcastle (Australia)
Once a proud industrial city that built its name on coal ...
Perth (Fremantle)
It's the world's most remote capital city, but Perth -- capital of ...
Picton
As the gateway to New Zealand's South Island, the pretty seaside ...
Portland (Australia)
A look back at Portland's past reveals an impressive claim to ...
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 ...
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 ...
04/15
Cruising is an individual experience, and out of 2,200 passengers it is absolutely possible for one person to have a 1* experience and another to have a 5* experience on the same cruise which I think explains the range of reviews for this ship. I'm ... Read more
As seasonal cruisers, we decided on the Cunard Queen Victoria due to its wonderful itinerary to the French Polynesian Islands plus Australia and New Zealand. We had not visited these ports before. I was a bit leery that the ambience on the ship ... Read more
04/15
Our 8 day cruise up the West Australian coast called at Geraldton, Broome and Exmouth. It was our 4th cruise and we have travelled on four different ships from 3 star up to 5 star, ranging from 5 to 18 nights. I would cruise on Pacific Jewel ... Read more
Not for seniors. Absolutely terrible. Worst cruise we have ever been on. Will never go with Royal Caribbean again. The food was average (if you wanted a piece of steak that wasn't tough it was suggested you pay additional AU$50!!) Their was ... Read more
Our 9th MSC Cruise Dutch Kiwi
03/15
Everything was as expected.We had a fabulous time,made new friends,enjoyed the shows etc etc. Met some negative people complaining mainly about the food. They shut up when I asked them if they had smoked salmon for breakfast which is on the on ... Read more
04/15
We picked this cruise because of the itinery and dates matched our local school holidays, In hind site it was a mistake, and we probably should have gone on another ship that was closer to our demographic. Most of the passengers on this cruise were ... Read more
Well we enjoyed it Toddster007
04/15
From reading other reviews on here which are generally fairly negative. We enjoyed the Pacific Pearl. Yes its an older dated boat but we knew that before we hopped on and for the money we certainly weren't expecting the Legend of the Seas. We ... Read more
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