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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 -> Dunedin -> Akaroa -> Wellington -> Napier -> Tauranga -> Auckland -> Paihia -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Sydney (Australia)
73% Loved It
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Brisbane -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Auckland -> Tauranga -> Napier -> Wellington -> Akaroa -> Dunedin -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Brisbane
82% 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
80% Loved It
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Sydney (Australia) -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Dunedin -> Akaroa -> Picton -> Cruising -> Tauranga -> Auckland -> Paihia -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Sydney (Australia)
77% Loved It
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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 ...
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 ...
The Dawn Princess was late into Auckland after a torrid crossing of the Tasman out of Melbourne. We were still able to board her at 130pm and have a look around. As we were joining an already established cruise, it was a bit odd to work out where ... Read more
Cruise: White Bay terminal, Sydney, to Moreton Island (just off Brisbane), back to Circular Quay. Embarkation: Cruise before us developed engine trouble so we had SMS & email to inform us ship was 4 hours late and embarkation was not till ... Read more
I've cruised 7 times all with RCCL, so I can't compare with other lines however I certainly can compare against the standards of the other ships I have sailed on (Rhapsody, Radiance, Voyager (Pre Refurb) and Allure of the Seas). One thing I will say ... Read more
We have just completed a 10 night cruise around the bottom of Australia It was the first time we have been on it since the refurbishment. We had sailed on her twice before. We decided to do a farewell cruise before She leaves Australia. Our only ... Read more
Terrible experience Volshebstvo
02/15
We travelled from Melbourne through Port Lincoln to Adelaide. These are the points we feel important to mention to anyone contemplating Pacific Jewel vessel for cruises. Good things: 1. Some friendly staff. 2. We did not poison ourselves with ... Read more
02/15
After reading all the poor reviews for this ship, we went aboard with an open mind and had a delightful holiday on board. We embarked around 11.30am at Sydney and being Platinum members the line was very short and we were on board in less than 30 ... Read more
Very disappointed Baggywrinkle99
02/15
This will be as hard for me to write as it will for Silversea fans to read and I will try to be as objective and fair as possible in my comments. But when you've had an unhappy experience the devil is in the detail so while some of you may think I'm ... Read more
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