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Australia & New Zealand Gay & Lesbian Cruises Cruise Reviews

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33 Australia & New Zealand Gay & Lesbian Cruises Cruise Reviews

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3 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Excellent nine night cruise in South Pacific


Booked a Celebrity Suite (CS) for the first time on a very good Last minute deal having been in Balcony, Aqua and Concierge on previous cruises on Solstice. It included all the perks with premium drinks package, ...
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Sail Date December 2019

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6 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Back to Back Great Cruises

We took a 4-day cruise out of Sydney to Melbourne on 10/11, than stayed on ship for 12-day cruise 10/15 to east coast of Australia and Great Barrier Reef. We are longtime Celebrity cruisers, and were somewhat ...
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Sail Date October 2019

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1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

ship to big

we chose this ship because it was new but it is badly designed you have to go to different floors to get from one end to the other end of the ship food was average would not sail again on this one found the sun and ...
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Sail Date March 2019

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1 Review Written

Fantastic first cruise ever

My family needed a cruise suitable for our range of ages and tastes and this family friendly, low stress cruise absolutely matched our needs. Very clean ship inside and out with friendly staff and fun entertainers. ...
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Sail Date February 2019

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5 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Another Great Azamara Adventure

We sailed for 14 days from Sydney to Auckland. There was a lot of confusion about which port we would depart from Sydney. Was very confusing up until almost the last minute as the original plan seemed to have been ...
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Sail Date February 2019

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1 Review Written

Ship is a retirement village at sea

We chose this cruise simply for the itinerary. We didn't make it to the fiordlands due to weather, which we understand. The ship seemed understaffed and I've definitely been on happier ships. Late embarking led to ...
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Sail Date January 2019

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LAL Cruiser

5 Reviews Written

72 Helpful Votes

Absolutely Fabulous

My partner and I with a group of friends cruised on Silver Muse for 14 nights from Sydney to Auckland. It was a wonderful cruise that exceeded all expectations; we have been cruising with SIlversea for over 20 ...
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Sail Date January 2019

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1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Experience!!!

We spent 4 nights sailing around the Great Barrier Reef. Most of the excursions are snorkelling the reef which was absolutely amazing.The ship was very comfortable with good size cabins and nice common areas. The ...
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Sail Date May 2018

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4 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Lovely ship but horrible music playing throughout, aimed clearly at an old crowd

Celebrity Cruises South Pacific Sydney to Sydney To put our trip report into context, this was our third cruise and the first one on Celebrity. Our previous cruises had both been with Royal Caribbean which we ...
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Sail Date March 2018

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1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cafeteria-quality food, cancelled shore excursion, dated ship & average service

This review is for an Atlantis Events cruise from Auckland to Sydney with six stops on a Holland America ship, Noordam (built circa 2006). This was my first cruise. We chose this cruise because many of our friends ...
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Sail Date February 2018

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1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

In a word 'Superb'!

On the strength of a seven day cruise on this small ship (70 passengers max) around the southern coast of New Zealand, we booked for the seven day voyage around the east, south and west coast of Tasmania. It was ...
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Sail Date February 2018

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james king

15 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Food has improved...

a quick 4 night getaway on Pacific Explorer. This is my third time on this ship, and actually like the interior. The cruise was out of White Bay as there was a bigger ship in the OSPT in Circular Quay. Our cabin ...
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Sail Date February 2018

Tarwood3 avatar


7 Reviews Written

56 Helpful Votes

Australia made up for the dreadful decor. Staff wonderful! First time on HAL.

BACKGROUND: Took my mom on this cruise. It was #1 on her bucket list to travel to Australia. I’m 50 , she’s 71. We chose this 12 day cruise based on itinerary, not cruise line. It covered South Australia ...
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Sail Date January 2018

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robb s

6 Reviews Written

44 Helpful Votes

Nice new ship,good service but food needs improving

the ship is new and has some quirky new features (bionic bar, the big arm that takes you into the air high above the ship by the way this is free) but they still allow smoking on the pool deck near the centre pools ...
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Sail Date November 2017

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1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great introduction to cruising

Saw this ship all over the news last year, being the largest cruise ship to ever visit Australia and thought it would be something new and exciting to try. We booked through a local travel agent which made things ...
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Sail Date October 2017

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1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes


As soon as I knew this huge ship was coming to Australia, I was determined to sail away on her, even if it meant cruising solo Fortuneately I had the company of a very good friend and after booking a virtual ...
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Sail Date February 2017

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1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A Ship For All Lifestyles

Yes, there were long queues at embarkation but it's a world wide issue as port authorities ignore the need to rethink the embarkation process/facilities. All cruise lines are limited by the design of the terminals. ...
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Sail Date January 2017

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1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

A very very enjoyable experience - Thanks Ovation of the seas crew!

Just returned from the Tassie cruise (23 – 28 Jan) and I wanted to comment on our experience (having noted some negative feedback from others on the NZ trip) We are seasoned travellers although this is only our ...
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Sail Date January 2017



1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Good Value & Relaxing Cruise

We chose this cruise as it fitted in with our annual company closedown in January each year, when we must take most of our annual holiday leave. The price was great for this peak holiday time in Australia. Both the ...
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Sail Date January 2017

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2 Reviews Written

48 Helpful Votes

Ovation of the Seas-give it a miss this year

Ovation of the Sea- Syd/Tas/NZ/Syd 15th December 2016 Embarkation/Disembarkation Ironically Ch9 was doing a live telecast from the ship and they were heavily promoting it as the “ Love Boat” including the ...
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Sail Date December 2016

Piggy23 avatar


1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Poor value for money

We chose this cruise as it was its first time in Australia they over emphasised the fact because when we got on our interpretation from the advertising was different the services were appauling. When we embarked we ...
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Sail Date December 2016

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1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Really great ship with great entertainment

Having cruised only once before with Royal Caribbean, we tried Celebrity Solstice because the timing suited and the ship got great reviews - deservedly! We booked through Vacationstogo.com - they were excellent! ...
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Sail Date November 2016

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1 Review Written

58 Helpful Votes


So my partner and I went on a 7 night cruise to Hamilton Island and Cairns. I really want to start off by saying if you're going on the Aria have an open mind! Before we left I read all of the reviews and obviously ...
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Sail Date April 2016

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2 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Pacific Eden Short Cruise Review

We have just got back from a three night comedy cruise and had a fantastic time on the Pacific Eden with our 6 year old daughter. We can't work out what the negative reviews have been about. Yes it's an older ...
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Sail Date March 2016

skywil avatar


1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Mixed bag, but overall positive.

First of all and up front - my long term partner left me while I was on this cruise, so i'll do my best to not let that get in the way of the review. The good: Jen Baxter - The Cruise Director. After ...
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Sail Date December 2015

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