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Australia & New Zealand Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

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46 Australia & New Zealand Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews


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honest advisor

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Boring and very unorganised

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Itinerary sounded wonderful until you board then fed a lot of rubbish as to why they didn’t dock at Wallaroo SA for a low tide??? Why we didn’t go to another port is baffling and had to spend a night at port ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Fact Finders

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

A lovely ship plagued by maintenance problems & uncaring guest services

Fact Finders review Vasco da Gama Half World Cruise Tilbury to Sydney 9 October – 2 December 2019 The facilities, services, design and layout of the ship presented very well, despite its age of 27 years, in the ...
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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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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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Bali lou

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Worst cruise ever

Cabin Type: Balcony Day two into our holiday cruise i received a rather rude letter in my stateroom, a courtesy phone call would have been nicer, stating that my credit card was stopped and i had my ship card ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Amr0nn

6 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Too big, too noisy, no care

We booked 2 years ago and have been used to the Diamond and Golden Princess size ships. We didn't find it too big to walk around but we felt that the public rooms had been enlarged a little but too many people ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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epduffer

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Cruise

Timing as the Cruise was over the new year and also location the ship was traveling were the important issues. Traveled on the other cruise ships during the new year eve time frame and it was very nice. This trip ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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artloversplus

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

I got locked in a toilet

We choose this cruise ship because of its very interesting itinerary. It stops at all ports in New Zealand and most of the Sothern/western Australia. We booked both segments, one 13 days from Auckland to Sidney and ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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magpie9

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Ovation Gets No Applause From Us

My 10 night cruise on Ovation of the Seas ( Sydney to NZ and return) was my 8th cruise so I know what I like by now and what I expect. Mainly I want a comfortable room for my friend and I. am in my 60s and my friend ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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schawkeye

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

First Princess Cruise & Last

Chose this cruise because it had an associated land tour after the cruise. The major issue was neither the cruise or land tour. It was what Princess did during booking. We booked a room almost one year before the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Greyboy1947

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Band in our cabin.........almost

Recently back from a cruise to NZ, Booking process terrible, no choice of deck, no choice of room and wasnt able to upgrade. Our cabin was very small and was directly above the band in the Explorer Hotel, we had ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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MarjDon

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

New Zealand Cruise

I can’t say this is the best cruise we have been on, we have done 8 cruises 4 princess cruises all from overseas ports until this one.The positive in booking this cruise was leaving and returning close to my home, ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Mishka01

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Big Ship, Big Problem

We chose Ovation of The Seas, because it was a new ship and we had sailed on Royal Caribbean before. We were hoping this ship would be all we had expected, and, ah no, this ship is not what we expected, to big, you ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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nikkicooreia

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Most boring cruise ever

I have never cruised before so I really did not know what to expect. But I must say I was bitterly disappointed. The entertainment I feel was really for people in walkers. It was the battle of the walking frames and ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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TomA123

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Bunch of Idiots

I didn't pick this cruise; I was dragged into it. I suppose cruises are ok if you don't mind all the people and waiting for stuff. This ship is showing its age (chipped finishes, torn carpets, etc.). We had a ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Revenden

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Don't Do It

Chose this cruise because of a 2 for 1 deal and I'm glad I didn't pay full price! It was my first cruise but I received no help or direction from staff during embarking the ship. We had to find our own way around. ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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googleaccount1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

After 45 cruises under my belt, this was the most overpriced & dissapointing

Booked this cruise in May 2016 for New year cruise $250.00 per day as it was a new ship I expected it to be a wow ship. The cabin was an obstructed balcony Level 6. Not a problem, the occasional creaks & groans ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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tallie294

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

The good, the bad and the ugly

The Good I was so excited about cruising on this grand looking new ship. Food was great in the Windjammers. Overnight in Tasmania for the Regatta festival was fantastic That's the good now read and weep. The ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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kwjc

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Very poor system ruins this new ship

The ship is fairly new so everything is in good working condition, clean and looks well. It is big, good and bad. Good is very stable during cruising. Bad is the long walk between the front and back ends where the ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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shawtwo

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Picton beautiful island

The Ovation of the Seas did nothing for us We were on the maiden xmas cruise to New Zealand. We took the cruise instead of spending xmas with our familys as we thought it would be a cruise of a lifetime. On xmas ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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fairdeal

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

CARNIVAL CRUISE RIP OFF

AFTER having driven all over AUSTRALIA my wife and I thought it would be nice to circumnavigate AUS by water and have a relaxing time NO Departing Sydney our first port of call was Brisbane (so far so good ) ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Neveragain62

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Don't even think about going on the Pacific Jewel.

P&O Australia, hang your heads in shame. The Pacific Jewel is a joke. There is not one redeeming thing about this scrubbed up old tub. The staff look absolutely miserable and the morale is appalling low, The food on ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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silverfox8888

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

The worst ship I've sailed on

My wife and I have just returned from the above cruise and wish to make the following observations and conclusions. We are seasoned cruises having sailed with other companies and thoroughly enjoyed our holidays. I ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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