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Auckland to Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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Australia & New Zealand
Auckland

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188

Very Good

156

Average

109

Poor

65

Terrible

38

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559 Auckland to Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews


Leen Vandenberg avatar

Leen Vandenberg

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Dining experience

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I have read a review by Msglodenhair and agree with most of her review of her on board experience, of the ship and the captain and crew. However prior to embarkation, I had attempted to register on the Celebrity ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Fran from Australia

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Wonderful crew, wonderful cruise

We chose this cruise at the last minute as we were booked to go on a cruise around Asia, which was cancelled due to port restrictions in Singapore and Hong Kong. We had not travelled with Celebrity at all prior to ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Msgoldenhair

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Well done Captain Alex and team...an excellent cruise

We flew from Sydney to Auckland via Air New Zealand and stayed three nights at the Sofitel property Grand Windsor in Queen St. We had breakfast included and there were plenty of restaurants and cafes nearby for ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Rishigudka

12 Reviews Written

55 Helpful Votes

Brilliant Final cruise before coronavirus shut down!

We flew from London to Auckland via Emirates. Everything ran as per schedule and we arrived in New Zealand 3 days prior to the cruise. It took about an hour or so to go through immigration and customs before leaving ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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flyingron

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Mostly good, some sad, and some ugly

Food was also above average in both Windows and Discoveries. I was unsure that Aqualina/Prime C was worth the extra money. We did splurge on the Valentine's Dinner in Aqualina, and that was incredible. I ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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platypus33

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Just OK

We like New Zealand and decided that it would be a good way to go for a short cruise which started in Auckland and finished in Sydney. One of the selling points was that the ship was coming back to Sydney via Eden ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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TUCRUISE

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

A good cruise cut short

Overall i like the Viking ocean ships. Clean, crisp norweigian style. Food choices good. Room layout very good. But this review is about my view of the way Viking handled the itinerary debacle caused by the ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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whitbob

5 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

New Zealand - Trip was Top Notch

We have sailed on 4 Celebrity ships all in Aquaclass, and enjoy the access to BLU as well as the Spa amenities. We chose Solstice for the itinerary, as New Zealand was on the bucket list. We stayed in Auckland, on ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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mlrrsingh

1 Review Written

Dream Holiday Onboard Explorrer Dream

As promised, here I come with my detailed review of the Explorer Dream. On 2 Feb, we boarded the cruise at Auckland. We thoroughly enjoyed right from the time we checked in our luggage. Contrary to my doubts that ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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JohnnyBumpo

8 Reviews Written

53 Helpful Votes

Good boat, great cruise

This was our 4th Azamara cruise and our third on the Journey. In the past, we liked Azamara because of the small size of the boat, food and service. With 690 passengers, you never feel like you're being herded ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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sc_parry

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Average cruise, some good, some not so good

Overall: Average Cruise and the highlight was the day cruising the Sounds. The Sounds are spectacular and cruising was a great way to see a small portion of them. Dining: We never do up charge dining, we ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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MileHighBill

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great NZ cruise

We did an Auckland to Sydney cruise on the Jewel from Feb 4th to 14th. We choose this cruise because of the number of stops in New Zealand. We favor Celebrity, but picked this for the itinerary. We had been on ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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blokartphil

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise

I was actually looking for a 12+ night cruise and I chose this cruise as it was going around New Zealand. I have travelled a fair bit of New Zealand by land and thought it would be nice to see some of the hard to ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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marlowman

11 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Not bad for a good value solo cruise

First time on Jewel, this was cruise 60 for me. Been to New Zealand many times. Embarkation and disembarkation was long and delayed due to port authorities and health checks for the Coronavirus. Not fault of ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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veggieonboard

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Pumpkin, pasta and more pumpkin!

Background: 3 61-67 year olds, well travelled plenty of cruises under our belts with RCL, Celebrity, Azamara (10 years ago) and Oceania. 2 carnivores and 1 vegetarian. Picked the cruise mainly for the ports of ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Rrb99

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Comparison to prior cruise experience

Incredible weather.   Between riding buses and a rental car for  six weeks from Cape Reinga to Wanaka in New Zealand, the only rain I had was for about an hour driving between Greymouth and Arthur's Pass.  How ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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lyndarra

5 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

A New Winner - HAL

My cruising backgound since 2012. Celebrity 6, HAL 4, RCI 3, Carnival 1, Princess 1, MSC 1. I titled this review "A New Winner" because HAL is my new favourite cruise line, previously Celebrity. It was a close ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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ekochman

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Improved tremendously by end of cruise

Viking is noted for being an above average cruise line. Unfortunately this particular cruise started out substandard for Viking. I made comments early on in our cruise and was really pleased with the quick feedback ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Gropo

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Almost perfect

Auckland to Sydney. The only disappointment was the final day in Sydney being too short, and apparent confusion amongst Viking staff about water shuttles from wharf to attractions. Arrived Sydney at 1PM, and ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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sueh1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Would NEVER ever recommend

Cruise was around NZ. Excellent shows however not much else to say anything good about.Although while i think about it, the shower was good and the bed comfortable. Here are just a few random issues, not every ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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SeasideLady

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Disappointed with Ponant

Based on the price, we thought Ponant would be a really nice cruise, but we were disappointed in comparison to other top-notch cruise lines we've enjoyed. Many incidents were individually small things that would ...
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Sail Date January 2020


Brian GH avatar

Brian GH

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Shambles from start to finish

The stateroom was awful. The bed was as hard as a rock, and the bathroom too small for me at 6'4". The TV didn't work. The soap dispenser is a tube you have to squeeze, which was painful with my arthritic thumbs. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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MkeCruzn

5 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Amazing New Zealand, great ship, great fun

We selected this ship and itinerary because we wanted to visit this part of the world for the first time. Cruising seemed an ideal way to see a lot of New Zealand including the sounds on the South Island. We planned ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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susiejh

1 Review Written

Never again

Got what we thought was a good deal & really liked the itinerary. Unfortunately the times in port were very restricting for example we didn’t get ashore in Napier until 5.30 pm when most everything was closed & ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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jostoy

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Fantastic

This was my first ever cruise at the age of 48 with my 2 girls, aged 10 & 18. Being from NZ it was nice to do a 7 night cruise around NZ. Stopping at Bay of Islands, Akaroa, Picton & Napier was nice. While I have ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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