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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 ...
My wife and I went on Diamond Princess for a 12 day cruise from Sydney to New Zealand. We wanted a real relaxing holiday. We were not terribly interested in the ports that we visited as we had been to all the major cities before. However, despite ... Read more
Our stateroom 6379 was located above the kitchen wash up area - we did not sleep for 10 days. We came back stressed, exhausted and very frustrated. Of course I complained to the front desk but all they could do is apologize because the pots and ... Read more
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Boarding ran really smoothly and it only took us about 10 minutes to board. I did find the flurry of getting on, security,people shoving coffee cards and drink package cards in our face asking us to buy, have your photo taken all very rushed. I ... Read more
Good and Bad garside
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01/15
Our family took our first cruise on the Pacific Dawn to Cairns recently and whilst we thought the food and services was amazing there were areas you may need to know about if you are considering a cruise. We were sold the cruise because of the ... Read more
Good value musicdoc
01/15
We've taken more than 25 cruises in the past 15 years and this is our second time on Celebrity. The itinerary was terrific and our "package" included round trip air LA-Auckland, Sydney-LA AND hotels in Auckland (2 nights) and Sydney (3 nights). The ... Read more
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
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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
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