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Australia & New Zealand Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Australia & New Zealand
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

302

Very Good

234

Average

220

Poor

147

Terrible

83

Cruise type

Family Cruises

991

Senior Cruises

746

Romantic Cruises

389

Entertainment Cruises

262

Luxury Cruises

221

991 Australia & New Zealand 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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PBMCM

1 Review Written

Sea Princess Cruise NZ in February

Always wanted to see New Zealand and we thought that a cruise would provide the best opportunity to visit the various regions. We took the New Zealand 15 day cruise with Princess and were booked on the Sea ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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KNF

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Thought it would be better!

This is the second cruise our family of 4 have taken. The first being a 10 day cruise with the Carnival Spirit in July 2017. We thought our Carnival cruise was great, fantastic staff, good food and lovely ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Dennis Australia

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Overjoyed -This simply means “very happy.”

Six nights Melbourne and Hobart cruise. 19th of Feb to 25th Feb 2020 From start to finish, what an experience! Arriving at the Sydney Cruise terminal it was very busy and there was lots of Royal Caribbean ground ...
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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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frontline

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Comically bad

The cruise seemed like a good way to see SW Australia while kids school is out, here in the States. Well, we did see Australia and it’s beautiful. But the cruise on the other hand... Maasdam is an ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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skylasdream

1 Review Written

Unfortunately this wasn’t our Dream Cruise

I chose this cruise, number 4 cruise for us, as we had never been with Dream Cruises. I read the reviews and thought they were a mixed bag, so I booked this cruise for my husbands 60th b/day. Embarkation was very ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Newpj

1 Review Written

Never again

Choose this cruise line as first time down to Australia and needed to explore. We have been on many cruises in the mid range but this one was well below our expectations. Chinese line. Need a lot to learn about ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Cruiser Sam

1 Review Written

WORST CRUISE EVER! (OUR 10TH CRUISE)

Day we got on the cruise I turned on the air-conditioner, to the highest temperature only to find out that it wasn’t working. I then decided to have a shower and found that there was no hot water. The technician ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Ronnie12156

1 Review Written

3 Day Cruise to nowhere

First short cruise we’ve undertaken. Family and friends get together. Embarkation and disembarkation very smooth as took advantage of our platinum Captain’s Circle benefits. All our group had sailed ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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marghw

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Lovely to relax and be spoiled for 12 days

We selected this cruise because it was to and from Australia and would include Milford Sound which we did not see on our last cruise there when we entered the sound at 5am and departed at 6am (all in the dark). We ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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pinors

4 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Never felt crowded.

This was an 8 night cruise from Sydney to Melbourne, Hobart then back to Sydney. Boarding was easy and painless, about the best cruise line we have experienced for this. The ship is new, clean and despite it's large ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Stevej88

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Not Majestic at all

I’m not even sure where to begin with this review as I’ve never felt compelled to leave such negative feedback about a cruise, let alone whilst I’m still on the ship! A bit about me first, I’m 31 and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Giaconda

1 Review Written

Don't forget your UNO cards, your umbrella-or your sunscreen!

The advantage of this cruise for Perth is it leaves and returns to Fremantle (with a free shuttle to get you to the train station, if you, like us are taking the train to your home). Each day there would be an ...
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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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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


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Expatcat

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great family holiday

We chose this cruise for the number of port stops and we weren’t disappointed! We got a great feel for New Zealand. We travelled with children between 7-14 and they all had a great time. Kids clubs were ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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AussieCruiser111

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Average Cruise - Wouldn't recommend to anyone as a First Cruise option

After cruising with many different cruise lines, we thought we would give CMV a go, especially as we had previously sailed on the same ship when it was previously owned by P&O. Very disappointing on the 11days we ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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GazyS

4 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Great Local Ship to WA

I have added another cruise to my personal challenge of cruising all the cruise lines/ships available around the world. This time, I kept it local with our group of six (family members), on CMV Vasco De Gama ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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qqq266

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Just Average Overall

Sydney (Pre-Cruise) We landed early in the morning and were in the arrival hall in under an hour. We collected a pocket WiFi that was reserved through Klook and purchased Opal cards from the WH Smith store for ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Randal

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

What an epic cruise!

Ovation of the Seas is a marvel and near faultless. The staff are amazing, and always have a smile. The itinerary for 9 days was well balanced between at-sea days and port days. Our 2 kids (Miss 5 and Miss 8) loved ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Janetnz316

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

WORST CRUISE EVER

Wanted to do a family cruise for Christmas and it turned out the worst cruise ever taken We experienced bad weather down the West Coast, which one could expect, but what we did not expect was that the noisy cabin ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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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Narelle'stoyboy

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Disembarkation was relatively painless

We chose this cruise on the basis of previous happy cruises with HAL, a total of some eighty (80) days on Volendam x 2 , Westerdam and Konigsdam. The service, entertainment, and especially the food on those cruises ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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