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20 Auckland First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Tess68 avatar


1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Pacific Pearl Dream holiday


First time cruisers. Had a fantastic time, totally waited on hand and foot. A real holiday! I would recommend everyone do at least one cruise in their life. its worth every penny. I am addicted and ready to ...
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Sail Date May 2016

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1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

First cruise

We thoroughly enjoyed this cruise it was perfect for our family or two older and two younger kids, there was something for everyone. The people is what made the cruise, the staff were amazing, our room steward ...
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Sail Date February 2016

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Firstie Cruiser

1 Review Written

67 Helpful Votes

First time cruise bug!

As first time cruisers and after reading mountains of negative Pearl Cruise Review's I was most reluctant to go and nervous as heck! My goodness all hesitations, expectations and nerves went right out the window. ...
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Sail Date March 2016

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3 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Pleasantly surprised

This was our first ever cruise having been well seasoned land travellers and also having visited New Zealand some years back this was a good place to start. it was also pointed out by fellow passengers that we had ...
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Sail Date January 2016

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1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

First Timer, Certainly Not Last Timer

I am a 23 year old male, single and a full time student. Decided to treat myself to a little holiday, and started to research cruising. I took the plunge and booked myself on the Golden, for a short row over the ...
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Sail Date February 2016

Carolined63 avatar


1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes


My husband and I are both first time cruisers so were not sure what to expect. We got on in Auckland, we live there so just got dropped off, embarkation was so smooth, we were on the ship in half an hour and our ...
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Sail Date January 2016

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2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

First Cruise, Fabulous; Will Cruise Again

Decided to go on the Christmas cruise for a change with my husband and our two teenage boys. Even though we are New Zealanders we thought it would be cool to see NZ coastline from the sea. We have travelled a lot ...
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Sail Date December 2015

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2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Auckland, NZ to Sydney, AU

This was the very first cruise for me. I'm glad that my wife made all the arrangements from the flights to and from Honolulu , hotel bookings, cruise itinerary, excursions, and the visits in Sydney after the cruise. ...
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Sail Date November 2015

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1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Experience; Tongan Discovery

My partner and I thouroughly enjoyed our 10 nights of sailing............. Highlights, it is really hard to pick one thing out…………….. 1. The staff were amazing, from the housekeeping staff to ...
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Sail Date May 2015

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6 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

Retirement Cruise

We booked this cruise almost a year in advance to celebrate our both being retired and now able to travel The cruise itself was, for the most part, wonderful. However, the travel service left us down. The ship ...
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Sail Date February 2015

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1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Best Holiday I've Had!

My Wife, Daughter & her Friend, returned from a 10 night cruise of Vanuatu/New Caledonia Islands yesterday, thoroughly enjoyed the experience! Cabins were well presented and very tidy, service from Myron was ...
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Sail Date April 2015

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1 Review Written


I'm a first time cruiser but won't be in a rush to return. The Pacific Pearl was just okay! Alot of the staff were friendly but quite a few were rude and some were nonchalant and unhappy. The evening ...
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Sail Date April 2015

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1 Review Written

Best trip of my life

We sailed from Auckland to Adelaide on this beautiful, elegant ship and were wowed from beginning to end. We were upgraded to a balcony cabin 8103 and thought we were just so lucky. It was roomy, had a balcony ...
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Sail Date March 2015

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1 Review Written

Party Cruisers

Caught the Pacific Pearl from Princes Wharf, checked in promptly so we could check out our cabin and take a quick tour of the ship. Our cabin steward, Alvin was polite and courteous and he is an excellent steward. ...
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Sail Date April 2013

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3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Australia & New Zealand - First time cruisers

We are late bloomers when it comes to cruising and recently completed our first cruise on the Celebrity Century sailing from New Zealand to Australia and disembarking in Fremantle W.A. We are now well and truly ...
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Sail Date February 2012

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1 Review Written

New Years Cruise 2011 / 2012

Good value overall, though looking back we wish we had done more research and looked at other ships and taken closer attention to the Ports. Early on in the cruise we heard entertainment staff saying that of ...
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Sail Date December 2011

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Fair Weather Cruiser

1 Review Written

New Year Cruise 2011 / 2012

First time cruising went on our honeymoon and had a great time. The ship , service, food and entertainment were all fantastic. There is never an excuse to be bored! Meet some great people really enjoyed dining with ...
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Sail Date December 2011

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1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Pacific Pearl

We went as a family who had never cruised before - Dad, Mum and 15 year old daughter. Having read some reviews, good and not-so-good, we were unsure what to expect but went with an open mind, not expecting an ...
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Sail Date December 2011

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2 Reviews Written

Fantastic value for money

This was our first cruise (The Bounty Discovery May 2011) and I am very pleased to say it won't be our last, we enjoyed everything this ship and it's crew had to offer, we ate exclusively at the waterfront ...
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Sail Date May 2011

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1 Review Written

Cruise newbies love Volendam

For our first cruise we decided to travel in familiar territory (Australia and New Zealand) so that we could focus on the cruise rather than the destinations. We had looked at a large number of possible cruise lines ...
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Sail Date December 2010

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