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Australia & New Zealand Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews

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31 Australia & New Zealand Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews


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Tsadaq

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

BELOW STANDARD IN SO MANY WAYS

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Golden princess is a tired old ship that urgently needs a refit.This wont happen soon as it is to be sold back to P&O in late 2020. Our mini suite with balcony had a dated interior and was of a lesser standard than ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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CritiCat

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Sadly lacking

We expected a lot more based on the past experiences related to us by friends and family. The room service menu left a lot to be desired even when they delivered what we ordered, which was about 10% of the time. You ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Ipreferprincess

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

You get what you pay for

We chose the Great Barrier reef 10 night discovery in a balcony room. The positives Housekeeping and entertainment were good with no issues. There are a few negatives The food particularly in the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Redeye01

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Owner’s suite B751

Golden princess Off to bad start Princess couldn’t find our boarding passes, had to wait half an hour while they made up new ones. Club class dinning steak like leather . This has happened twice so far, I ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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joanm

11 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

A ship lacking luster!

We sailed recently on this ship from Sydney to New zealand on a two week voyage. Unfortunately we found that it is in need of a major overhaul -not just in terms of the decor itself, but also with the ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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KruiserKev

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Back to Back New Zealand / Tasmania - Disappointment

The 1st cruise sailed from Sydney on Dec 1, 2018 to Dec 13, 2018. The 2nd cruise sailed from Sydney on Dec 13, 2018 to December 20, 2018. We chose these cruises because we liked the itineraries. We purchased a ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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cparkan

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship, poor service, missed ports of call

My wife and I go on a cruise almost every year. We have cruised with Crystal, Regent, Ocena, Princess, Cunard, Holland America over the years. Crystal has always been our preferred cruise line. We chose this cruise ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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JulieB23

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Beautiful land; awful cruise

My husband and I picked this cruise for our honeymoon. We booked through vacation club Mariott as we are owners. This was our first cruise. The booking process went smoothly, however the online process was extremely ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Whidbeyshipsofficer

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Poorly designed and nickle-dime

As experienced Princess customers we looked forward to our Australian Cruise on the Sea Princess. On the positive side crewmembers were friendly, efficient and attentive to the passengers. However, The Sea Princess ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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SmokeyResQ91

1 Review Written

Not your normal Royal Caribbean

From the beginning, air transportation to Perth Australia was long and needed 2 transfers. Check-in was one of the longest time periods (30 minutes) once at the counter we have ever spent of the 7 cruises we have ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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lady kate

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very Disappointing

As this was a first time for my husband and I we didn't know what to expect but as we travel a lot we have certain standards. If I was to compare this ship to a hotel, I would say it would be like going to a 3 star ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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mojo320

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Lowering of Standards

After sailing on Holland America Line (HAL), four times and the last on the Noordam in February 2017, we have come to the conclusion that HAL treats some places better than the south Pacific. 1. Ships meals have ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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VancouverEllen

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Down goes Royal Caribbean

I will try to keep this as short as possible, although I could write a book about it. Faulty plumbing in bathroom making terrible noises throughout the day. Flooding of floor of cabin from outside source. ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Clinthart45

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Good destination, ordinary cruise line.

We chose rci because we have been with other cruise lines and thought it might be worth a try. The ship itself is ok. If you like a floating ATM. Eg, a $4.50 bag of maltesers, $12.99. A $4.50 toblerone, $29.00. ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Thegoonerarsenal

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

No empathy in the small print so holiday of a lifetime ruined

This was supposed to be a holiday of a lifetime to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. The boarding process was very easy and quick with no problems at all. This was a good start, just what we were expecting ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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dropanchor

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


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BonnieAdelaide

1 Review Written

Nice new ship but poorly run

Thought it would be good to experience a short duration cruise on a new mega-ship after previous cruises on older and smaller ships. Cruise Director Joff Eaton was superb and the technology used throughout the ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Ianfoster

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A Major Disappointment

As a group we chose this cruise for a New Years eve and cruise along to South Australia and back. Amazing that it took two days to reach Tasmania from Melbourne. We had a balcony cabin midships as we would ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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rholford

1 Review Written

Nice ports

I thought Celebrity was supposed to be a step up in cruising this was my first time traveling on Celebrity. They dropped the ball on the little things. Like advertising popcorn at the movies. Doesn't happen. ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Professor Plum

5 Reviews Written

58 Helpful Votes

A Reasonably Relaxing Break

This is our 6th cruise, 3rd with P&O. I say third, because our first was with them (which nearly put us off) and the 5th one was a quickie which I did with some girl friends and will be doing again. My husband ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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crazycarly7@hotmail.com

1 Review Written

Celebrity Solstice, where we were NOT made to feel like a Celebrity.

We chose this cruise as it was a one way trip from New Zealand back to Australia. We were on our Honeymoon and spent a week before hand travelling ourselves around the South Island. Embarkation- We were on the ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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coolcruiser86

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Not the Best

First, let me say that there is no such thing as a bad cruise. There are just better and worse ones. For a little background, my wife and I have cruised a total of 5 times (3 RCCL and 2 NCL) and have recently began ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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one more

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Ship rides well.

As we had not long ago got off the Explore of the Seas just 16 days prior we new a lot of what to expect. Sailed from Southampton to Sydney 58 days then this cruise for my partners birthday. On the Southampton to ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Billy the cruiser

1 Review Written

Too many faults accompanied by poor service; how could they get it so wrong?

For a company with the resources and experience of both P&O and all those under the parent company Carnival Cruises, the introduction of newly refurbished ships to the line should go like clockwork. After the two ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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kapsalakis

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointed; No Plan B

Everyone wanted safety first but a plan B would have been nice, knowing this route in this month has a history of not being able to complete the New Zealand route. We missed stopping in Gisborne , Dunedin and the ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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