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Australia & New Zealand Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Australia & New Zealand
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234 Australia & New Zealand Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


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Stephrharris

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

A Huge Disappointmemnt

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We chose this cruise because we had heard good things about Holland America and it was going to places we wanted to visit. We have been on many cruises before always using Cunard, Celebrity and Royal Caribbean in ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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alfiebarney

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Terrible experience - Money taken from my account on return from cruise

What was meant to be a holiday of a lifetime was spoilt by choosing Holland America as our cruise line. We were on a 15 night cruise starting from Sydney on February 26th. Although this ship was refurb the only ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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mmd2

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Terrible value & experience

We chose this cruise because it linked to another cruise that would be ending and went to a destination we wanted to see. This was advertised to us as a 5 1/2 star ship. It is a 4 1/2 star ship with 3 1/2 star food ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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davetravels071949

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Do Not Expect Assistance or Courteous Service

I planned my Australia and New Zealand vacation with Princess Cruises so I could see the most I could within the 24 Days I had down-under. I did this even though Princess Cruises does not have a single supplement ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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holidaysrock

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Excellent Ship and Cruise

Was hesitant about booking on Ruby Princess based on previous reviews. Yes, the ship is showing signs of wear in some places but is extremely well maintained. Food was very good in restaurants, and other free ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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JanGeoff

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Never Again a Total Rip Off

After several enjoyable Cruises with Carnival we chose to go with Princess Cruises from Sydney 13nights to New Zealand, we were told Carnival was a 3 star cruise line and Princess was a 4 star cruise. When we ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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grangie

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

On arrival our cabin had not been cleaned , previous occupants rubbish still in bin, carpet not vacuumed, dirty marks on dressers,lip chapstick on floor, lollie papers in drawers, dirty water floating in shower ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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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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peter-b

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Overpriced & disorganised

Standing in a queue with 2000 people to disembark in Auckland NZ while 2 staff look up each passenger manually in a book. I'll find out why in an hour or so. Worst disembarcation I've had in 30 years. Crew are ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Usuallyeasytoplease

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Boring on board

Chose this cruise purely to sail through the Fjords of New Zeland and set up 1TB of memory on a brand new phone at huge expense to record it all.. We took a new $400 massager for pre existing ailments which got ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Marz15

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

NOT A FAMILY FRIENDLY CRUISESHIP

Pros: * Very organised to come on board the cruise * Cleaners kept the ship super clean, especially the toilets. * Cabin staff are so polite and very hard working at maintaining a high standard of cabins ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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best day ever

3 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Not what we expected

I choose this cruise as the Splendor was in dry dock in Singapore before relocating to Australia and thought that the itinerary would suit my wife and myself . How wrong was I . Embarkation was a disaster . The ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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ronsolve

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise EVER! I lost 4 lbs on the cruise - worst food

This was the worst cruise I have ever been on. I lost 4 lbs which tells you about the food. The service, excepting our cabin steward, were all people who needed training - from the dinning room where they rushed ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Mitchlin

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Never Again !!!!!

This was our first ever cruise and to say we were disappointed is an understatement. From the moment we boarded in Singapore after waiting hours in the Port and treated like sheep moving us from pen to pen we were ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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FamilyOfFour4

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not family friendly.

If you have children DO NOT cruise with Princess. Princess Cruises website purports to cater and look after families but they do not. ENTERTAINMENT AND ACTIVUTIES + SERVICE: staff have NO training or common ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Thorne24

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointment

What a disappointment this cruise was. We boarded in Singapore to find that a lot of passengers on the Fremantle to Singapore run had been affected by virus, the ships captain did all he could to contain it, however ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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lilyjane

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise i have been on

choose cruise because we have cruised with princess on many occasions and the fact that it was landing back in fremantle. Unfortunately we were soooooo disappointed with this cruise that if it had of been our ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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DFW traveling fool

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

It's no Ruby, more like a cloudy cubic zirconia!

I will preface this review by stating I have been on over 28 cruises. I've sailed just about every cruise line out there or sold it while I was a travel agent. I Just returned from 18 days on the Ruby Princess. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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wintrev

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Watch your account - this ship loves to charge for things you don't get

We are Elite with Princess and have never experienced as many problems as we did with this cruise. Embarkation was fine and smooth. We were told the rooms would not be available until 1 pm but we could go and drop ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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George22

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise ever

TO sea easter island and other places unfortunately most port's closed being Sundays. Other port's commercial and miles from anywhere worst entertainment if any. Un heated pool Large smoking area ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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AussieNationalCapital

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing for an expensive Suite

Having opted for a very expensive Suite upgrade on this short 2 night cruise, I was disappointed in the unavailability of all the promised items. I will make this quick as internet is timed, not based on data. 20 ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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expom

2 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Booze Cruise

With so few opportunities to cruise from Fremantle we took the opportunity to fly to Sydney for a 4 day cruise to Melbourne. Hence the title "Booze Cruise". I must admit to being disgusted by ANY shipping line that ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Jessie1970

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not worth it

This was the worst cruise we have ever had. Missed two stops, they said it was too rough, CRAP, just too many old people who would have been a pain to get them off. Food was poor, i got sick from Japanese. Italian ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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TXRANCHER

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

When Cruise Ships Stop Listening to the Passengers

My wife and I have sailed on the Explorer of the Seas for multiple cruises and had high expectations for the 4 B2B Odyssey cruise that was offered from Sydney to Southampton, UK from March 29th to May 7th. Those ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Mervyn Howard Manning

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

2 Weeks in a Leaking, Dirty, Smelly & Old Run-Down Boat

Where do I start....The Golden Princess - this was no golden Princess more like and old battle Axe that has had one too many aggressive bogan boyfriends, this boat was jaded, battered, bruised, with sagging jowls ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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