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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)
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)
76% Loved It
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Sydney (Australia) -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Picton -> Wellington -> Napier -> Tauranga -> Auckland -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Sydney (Australia)
73% 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 ...
03/15
After being excited about our upcoming cruise on such a large ship we were brought down to earth with a bang! The ship seemed to be overrun by so many unruly children, teenagers and young "adults". Before I go too far, there were a small ... Read more
RCCL Voyager of the Seas, 5.3.2015 Australian Traveller
03/15
Sydney to Noumea and Suva and Lautoka...... at least that was the plan! Stayed overnight at the 'Napoleon on Kent' in Sydney. Give this Hotel a pass as the block-out drapes and sheer curtains are not able to meet to block out the light. The ... Read more
Although I have cruised with Royal Caribbean many times, this was my first time on this class of ship ............ and it was a very pleasant surprise. Non of this being on the inside looking in as with Royal Caribbean's more recent ships but ... Read more
I'm not going to go into too much detail here as I don't want to sound too negative. Basically we didn't get the cabin we (carefully) selected, we didn't receive our OBC (refunded by the travel agent - don't know what went on there!), our one ... Read more
Probably the best ship in P&O's fleet, having sailed on her, around the world and elsewhere, several times since 2007. Sadly her recent refit has removed one of her most loved features - The Bordeaux Restaurant, and replaced it with The ... Read more
02/15
After reading many negative reviews after the refurbishment of Voyager we were a little apprehensive about this cruise, but need not have been. Most of the issues raised seem to have been resolved, and even though there were some long queues at the ... Read more
01/15
Apart from a shambles embarking at Sydney again, this time with wet weather we were soon on Board and enjoying the great service Celebrity offers.While we were fortunate with not getting wet bags our travelling companions had 2 soaking suitcases ... Read more
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