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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 ...
As a surprise for Mum we secretly arranged a 3N Cruise Sampler for 10 of us - we managed to keep the surprise all the way to embarkation pier :-) This was DW and my 9th cruise, all on RCI, and our 2nd on Voyager - the previous one was Singapore to ... Read more
Excellent Ports DianeHowes
01/15
I am writing this to slightly redress the balance of reviews for Arcadia's 2015 circumnavigation - we sailed from Southampton to Sydney, departing on January 6th and flying back from Sydney on February 22nd. The ship has recently been refurbished ... Read more
Short but Sweet RosieCanberra
02/15
We are Elite on Celebrity so thought we would take the opportunity to cruise with Royal Caribbean on a sampler cruise on Voyager of the Seas. Wow, what a ship! Lots of bells and whistles, the ice skating rink, flow rider, rock wall etc. lots of ... Read more
Overall this cruise had a great itinerary and was very enjoyable with great service and dining options. I have cruised on Voyager before and found the refurbishment had good and not so good points. Firstly the good . The dining room and buffet are ... Read more
02/15
Boarding: We walked over form the Marriott early morning with our four checks bags (two big and two small - ONE being a case of water) and they immediately ask if you have an extension cord or alcohol, keep it with your carry on. We retrieved our ... Read more
This was my fourth cruise (2nd with RC). Firstly the positives: 1. Ship was well maintained. 2. Quality of the food was excellent. 3. Absolutely loved all the shows, the Ice Odyssey show is not to be missed. 4. Cocktails were tasty and the right ... Read more
EMBARKATION: Embarkation on Diamond Princess was easy. The ship wasn't departing until 8:00 pm, so we delivered our luggage to the ship at our assigned time of 2:00 pm, but we did NOT board. You can do this, and it will allow you a few more hours ... Read more
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