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Auckland to the South Pacific Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
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South Pacific
Auckland

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Very Good

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20 Auckland to the South Pacific Cruise Reviews


Accessor avatar

Accessor

2 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Six star cruise? Not until things improve....

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This was a special trip celebrating a milestone 50th birthday. We are well seasoned cruisers and have been on most of the lines except Silversea and Crystal with 60+ cruises under our belt. SUITE: We booked the ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Jan Barbas

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Adequate

It appeared we would see all coasts and important ports of New Zealand - that was not the case. We missed 2 ports due to high seas. One was major. We did not see any of the western coast. We discovered later that ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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nztraveller

16 Reviews Written

74 Helpful Votes

Getting old

This ship is tired. They charge for everything they can think of.Do not recommend.No dress standards at all. Though staff in dining room and cabin,s do their best,the ship is past it,s use by date. The cabin ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Ritergal

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Crystal Symphony was largely disappointing

My husband and I decided to join a friend on a five-week cruise on Crystal's Symphony. She gave it glowing reviews and we were excited about the trip from Auckland across the Pacific to Valparaiso. That dream soon ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Jphill80

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship, terrible customer service

The ship is a significant upgrade over the Odyssey class ships, with the addition of The Grill by Thomas Keller, the Sushi restaurant, an enhancec Seabourn Square, among other things. Although there are a few more ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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enchantedvoyage

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great NZ/Australia ports but lack of on board activities

Great itinerary but lack of on board activities, minimal cruise staff after cutbacks, and lack of live musical entertainment. Many of the activities in the program were actually revenue advertisements such as art ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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yankeegirlinkiwiland

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Fun but definitely not fancy

We chose this cruise as a fun school holidays kick-off for ourselves, our 9 year old son and 3 other families with similar age kids. Was meant to be a Comedy cruise - but, for us at least, it was more of a family ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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shonashells

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The Jewel due for up grade

This was the the worst P O cruise I have done Fiji and Tonga just a bad destination. Had 100% refund on the snorkeling trip from hell in Vava'a Tonga the shore tour guide told me that they had had 87 complaints on ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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stunz

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A relaxing cruise where motion feeling never went away

I want my children and families to experience cruises however i did expect them to go out so far. a cruise just off north island would have been more comfortable. The Gatsby theme was fantastic as well as Scottish ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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imlongbeached

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Luxury Ship with Economy Class Service

We sailed on Seabourn a couple of years ago and enjoyed the ship, service and food. This experience was totally different. We booked 32 nights from Auckland to Bali. The ship is beautiful. The Owners Suite, deck ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Jetsetter747

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Noordam Auckland to Sydney 13 day leg

We chose this cruise for the itinerary. The few issues on the ship that occurred were handled and resolved promptly which we appreciated. The staff was courteous and the food was good. Good variety of ports, ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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carolina husker

7 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Auckland to Sydney on Noordam

We chose this cruise primarily for the itinerary - 9 ports in 14 days in both New Zealand and Southeast Australia. The ship is in pretty good shape for its age, but a little gaudy for our taste. Staff was very ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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wimwam

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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rs1150@telus.net

1 Review Written

Holland America

Holland America by all accounts have dropped the service level and as we normally use Princess, this was our first encounter with Holland America The cruise companies continual pressure to sell, sell, sell, ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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nesskaye

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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Pacific Nomad

1 Review Written

C'mon P&O Aus you can do better

This was to be my wifes and my third cruise with P&O Aus, after sailing on the Pacific Sun, we had a lot of advertising about a refurbished ship, even received a cardboard ship silouette that was scented and ...
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Sail Date June 2011


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rosegarden11

1 Review Written

OUR FIRST CRUISE ---

Our cruise on the pacific pearl 30th December 2010 had finally arrived. Excited... But upon Embarkation it all seemed Chaos. This we were told was normal.People handed papers to fill one health form from p&o one ...
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Sail Date December 2010


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kiwi sailor

1 Review Written

Pacific Pearl New Years Cruise

Introduction: This was our first cruise under the P&O flag out of Auckland and my eight cruise in total over several years. We are both in our early 50's. Embarkation From the time that we arrived at ...
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Sail Date December 2010


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haircut4u

2 Reviews Written

Traveling on Pacific Pearl

TRAVELLING ON "PACIFIC PEARL" Who would have thought that after four decades of travelling by sea, and not meeting one person I knew, I take a short eight night cruise and meet up with many people who I knew by ...
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Sail Date December 2010


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alneenie

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Average

We chose this cruise as we had never been to Vanuatu before and this was the only cruise line which departs Auckland for this destination. We also have done two previous P&O cruises which have been ok. However the ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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