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Auckland Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
Auckland

Traveler rating

Excellent

26

Very Good

24

Average

27

Poor

10

Terrible

15

Cruise type

Family Cruises

102

Senior Cruises

101

Luxury Cruises

67

Romantic Cruises

51

Entertainment Cruises

35

102 Auckland Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


Rishigudka avatar

Rishigudka

12 Reviews Written

55 Helpful Votes

Brilliant Final cruise before coronavirus shut down!

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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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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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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


jostoy avatar

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


Paulus55 avatar

Paulus55

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Great Weather

My wife and I booked this cruise on impulse on a one day special. This ship normally operates in the Asian market The Ship had been recently upgraded and was overall good. Lacked a quiet lounge for reading, ...
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Sail Date January 2020


Bill316 avatar

Bill316

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The worst cruise ever and had done 13 previosly

This was the worst cruise ever, having previously done 11 ocean and 2 river cruises Cabin small no fridge. The drawers would not stay closed had to wedged closed. The Lido very minimum selection cereals, no ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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mckinnon01

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

NYE family cruise

we chose this cruise as we wanted to try a new ship in the princess line, and to experience NYE with family in New Zealand and catchup with my daughter in Melbourne. We overall enjoyed the cruise and thought the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Sachin K avatar

Sachin K

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Average to below average

My first time cruising experience with Explorer Dream was overall an average to below average experience. Possibly a consequence of both my recent broken leg and bad weather or maybe it actually was a bad cruise. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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5ClareCruise

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Milford Sound Amazing - No quiet spaces onboard

Cruise Auckland Auckland, Visiting Bay of Islands, Milford and Doubtful Sounds, Dunedin, Wellington, Napier, Auckland. 5 New Zealand Adults Xmas day in the Sounds was simply amazing couldn’t have had a ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Crhone

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Mixed experience

The good: Entertainment with European performers. Good sized cabins with very good bedding, good towels and tea/coffee maker. Good pool and spa pools (even if some jets were not working). Fresh fruit at ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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ohiomary

4 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Great way to see NZ and Australia

We are a family of 5, traveling with 3 daughters in their 20’s. Let me start by saying that we had a nice time on this cruise and it was a good value for the money for a holiday cruise. But there is certainly ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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#1cruisecoach

4 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Not good

We chose this cruise for the destinations. We ( family of 5 ) are Platinum cruisers on Princess and frequent cruisers on many other lines. We had two rooms on this cruise. A deluxe balcony and a mini suite. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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chk24

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Really enjoyable .

Over a week, Sunday to Sunday, we went down and up the east coast of NZ. We were scheduled to circumnavigate NZ - going down the west coast after going past Cape Reinga, and then into Doubtful and Milford Sounds in ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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JimmyC357

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Cruise full of goods and not so goods

Chose this cruise as the timing was right for our time off work and had heard princess was a great cruise line. We have been on Celebrity and Carnival previous and my wife and I are in our late 30’s. First ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Bevtop avatar

Bevtop

1 Review Written

Enjoyable yet rocky cruise

We just completed a very enjoyable cruise to New Zealand on the Ruby Princess. It was our first time cruising on Princess although have cruised many times with other companies. The ship was recently refurbished and ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Sukhleen

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Lived my dream!

I have never been on a cruise before and, I have to admit that I will never forget this experience. The embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly. Our mini-suite room was great: comfortable bed, ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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rwcorne

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary But Found HAL's Shipboard Execution Lacking

We choose this cruise for the itinerary, which we loved. The Noordam is an older ship but is well designed and in good shape. The cabin decor was a bit dated but the cabin was well equipped and layed out well. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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aedgar65

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nothing Dreamy to see here!

We chose this cruise as a great opportunity to spend time with family and see NZ from the seas. It seemed like a great idea and that's what it remained - a great idea. The reality was awful and I would never take a ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Gemday

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

NZ New Years Cruise. Not a Luxury Ship!

Explorer Dream. Around New Zealand. Embark 29th December 2019. Disembark 05th January 2020 Firstly, this is certainly not a luxury boat, as was described to us from a Genting Cruise agent at the 2018 Cruise expo ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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LynWillie

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Clearly more work to be done

New to NZ market. This ship was attractive. Staff were inexperienced and hospitality training was obviously not given ,waiting for drinks for at least 30 mins after ordering.System was failing in ordering and ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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felicis

1 Review Written

Amazing first cruise experience

We wanted to try out cruising, and being school teachers, needed a cruise that left or arrived in our home town during school holidays. This 4 night cruise from Auckland to Sydney was perfect. Embarkation was a ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Steve Ex-Army

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Hawaii & Tahiti Cruise

The Sea Princess is now an average ship having aged poorly. There appears to be some outstanding maintenance required to get it back to a reasonable standard. Our cabin seemed to be smaller than previous cruises, ...
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Sail Date September 2019


David. avatar

David.

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

The Real Pacific Aria.

Having downsized our large property after our children left home we’re now in a situation where we can spend money on traveling to the places that we have been dreaming about for years, the question was where to ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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on_the_go_98765

3 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Use extreme caution when making reservations through Viking

This was our second Viking Cruise. Loved it the first time we cruised with Viking Sea; all went according to what we paid for and what we got. Our Penthouse Junior Suite (PJS 8007) was what we asked for and that ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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pamklee

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

NEEDS UPDATING and SANITISING

I was very dissapointed in our cabin. Firstly theres no excuse for filth. My sheer nylon curtains were absolutely filthy and asked them to be removed and cleaned. Secondly we couldn't and i mean couldn't open the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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