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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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73% Loved It
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Sydney (Australia) -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Dunedin -> Akaroa -> Wellington -> Napier -> Tauranga -> Auckland -> Paihia -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Sydney (Australia)
79% Loved It
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Sydney (Australia) -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Fiordland National Park (Cruising) -> Milford Sound -> Dunedin -> Christchurch -> Picton -> Wellington -> Napier -> Tauranga -> Auckland -> Waitangi -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Sydney (Australia)
75% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Sydney (Australia) -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Isle of Pines (New Caledonia) -> Noumea -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Sydney (Australia)
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
Bunbury is the largest city in the southwest of Western Australia, ...
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
Secluded, solitary and spectacular, Esperance -- on the south coast ...
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 for ...
Geraldton
This thriving fishing, farming and mining town on the dramatic ...
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
As the gateway to New Zealand's South Island, the pretty seaside town ...
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 ...
Just returned from a 4 day comedy cruise on the Pacific Eden. Not sure if it was the fact that it was a cruise to nowhere but passengers were not embraced... The ship was pleasant enough however their seem to be a myriad of underlying ... Read more
Embarkment was relatively easy - staff polite & helpful when I informed them my Husband couldn't stand for long, we were quickly taken to the front desk & "wella" we were on the ship in no time! Our cabin was 7082 with a balcony - ... Read more
Relaxation Plus Regional Victoria Kay
02/16
We have cruised on this particular ship on 3 previous occasions and love it. The Golden Princess is a large ship and has everything you could possibly want. We had a mini suite and this is the first time our cabin was forward. Everything about ... Read more
02/16
We booked this cruise on the Eden sometime ago on the basis of wanting to try out the new and improved P&O ship. We had done a short cruise on the Jewel and thoroughly enjoyed it. We have also done several others cruises on a variety of ships, ... Read more
02/16
Seriously it was not that bad. It is a small ship like a boutique hotel only this hotel floats. The staff from the Stewards to the waiters and entertainers were so friendly and very accommodating. We had a few minor issues which were immediately ... Read more

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The headline should say it all. Both myself and my family have been on a few cruises - three of them on P&O - and this had to be the worst we had collectively ever experienced. There's a few problems with the P&O Eden - it's touted as the ... Read more
All I can say, I do not know why anyone has anything to criticise about this ship and the staff etc. My husband and myself had a fabulous time WE booked a balcony room - which was excellent . The food was exceptional . The boat was always clean ... Read more
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