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Australia & New Zealand Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

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219 Australia & New Zealand Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews


dfriise48 avatar

dfriise48

4 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Holland America makes the best of COVID outbreak

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My wife and I booked these back to back to back cruises aboard the Maasdam to avoid flying home from an extended trip to SE Asia and Australia. It was also meant to give us an opportunity to visit numerous ports in ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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adrianwoz

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Pretty Good and Enjoyable

It was our first ocean cruise although we have done river cruises. We did it for the cruise experience rather than the destination (been to NZ many times). It went from Melbourne to Auckland. We had an Aqua class ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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cheddyanne

3 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship

The good Beautiful ship, lovely decor. Uncrowded, always places to sit. Wonderful library. Spotless cabin, plenty of storage, tea and coffee facilities and wonderful beds/pillows. Food was very good on the main ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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varty

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Relaxing 13 night cruise on Ruby Princess

We chose this trip from Sydney to New Zealand to enjoy a cruise and to see some of New Zealand. We flew from Hobart, Tasmania to stay with our son in Sydney the night before. We weren't due to embark until 4.00 pm ...
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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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anterior43

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Lovely majestic

A beautiful ship. Service is the reason we come back for Princess even some not smile, why fuss about little things. Usually February is the best time to cruise Australia, but this year we experienced rain, wind, ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Kamfish642

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Ruby Princess (New Zealand Feb. 11-24, 2020)

Flew from LAX to Sydney 2 days prior to cruise and arrived in Sydney just in time to feel the effects of the remnants of a Level 1 Cyclone. Landed early Sunday morning, and flight was one of the most turbulent we ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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roothy123

9 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Way to Spend Christmas & New Years

Just as introduction: I like Oceania's smaller ships a little bit better than their bigger ones, but mostly we choose by itinerary. We're Oceania regulars, but occasionally cruise on Viking Ocean, which we also ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Ransome

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

My new favourite RCI ship

First up, a disclaimer. I’m more recently a solo cruiser and I choose cruises based on the ship (ambience etc), the itinerary, and mostly because I like to relax and read a book (thus quiet spaces are very ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Charlie S

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Our expectations of Viking have gotten too high?

We have been in love with Viking since our first River Cruise! We've been on 3 Ocean Cruises since. However, our last experience aboard Orion was not up to our expectations: The accommodations at both our pre- ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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warrenhickson

3 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Some Issues but still Good Value

My wife and I wanted to repeat a similar Pacific cruise on the Solstice which we enjoyed several years ago. Overall the cruise was pleasant but was marred by several avoidable problems. First, my wife's suitcase ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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wasatreas

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Australian waters cruise

CMV offers short cruises in Australian waters at a good price. Embarkation was well organised, simple & quick Food & service were generally good with a buffet and 3 regular restaurant options with a 3 course ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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austinozz

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Most Enjoyable

We chose this cruise because it fitted with the dates we were available, due to work commitments. We had been to NZ before on a different cruise line, but love the place so repeat was not a problem. Embarkation ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Lewaina

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good cruise

We chose this cruise as an escape from the normal christmas. Embarkation was very quick. Our balcony cabin was nice the bed very comfortable,bathroom a bit smaller than other princess ships. and we were ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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ISD

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Lots of pros, very few cons, would give a 4.5 overall rating if it was an option

We went on the Explorer Dream Christmas cruise around New Zealand. We were attracted to it because it looked different and made an early booking. Then as reviews rolled in about the initial cruise to and around ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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FelberTrev

1 Review Written

Good food, comfortable ship, but management of daytime activities appalling

Reception Staff were polite but often did not appear to care too much. They had so many complaints to handle, many to do with inefficient airconditioning units I guess they became complacent. I have to admit I ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Fchung

1 Review Written

Great expectation

Better than expected Lots of Fun with lots of facilities Plenty food in Marketplace and staff are friendly and helpful A real holiday Staff helpful love your food waiters and they are all very ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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laikanuki

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

More a floating hotel than a cruise ship

My 12th cruise with Princess, sadly my last one in any of the Princess ships constructed from the Majestic Princess onwards from 2017. The good points. Excellent service, mostly excellent food, good attitude by ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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kimmk

5 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Relaxing but sedate

We chose this cruise as a relaxing way to get home from South Africa. The ship gave a grand impression with wood paneling a feature. It appeared well maintained. For those who get sea sick, there was quite a ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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philpara

4 Reviews Written

50 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise bar two complaints.

This was our second cruise on Celebrity Solstice and found it most enjoyable with no complaints bar two which I will go into later. Embarkation a breeze. Just board when you want, Dont follow their advisory boarding ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Isie

1 Review Written

46 Helpful Votes

Cruise with a difference

Choose cruise on price and destination Layout, size of the ship, staff, entertainment and food excellent. Embarking at Whites Bay was a nightmare as we were relying on public transport. Decided to use ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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scotty43

6 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Aussie Coast

We chose this cruise as it was suitable as our first cruise of the season. We had been on this ship some 5 years before but it is still in very good order. Only our 5th Celebrity cruise but due to our Royal ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Carolyn farbby

1 Review Written

69 Helpful Votes

Relaxing and crew eager to please

We liked the itinerary and were keen to discover a new ship. Our initial impression of the ship was it was well refurbished although the cabins were small they were well laid out and had plenty of storage. We had a ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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suearl

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Better than expected cruise to New Caledonia on Pacific Aria

This was a last minute booking as it fitted with time off work and was inexpensive. We are Elite on Princess but have cruised with P&O several years ago and were not expecting it to be of the same standard, ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Bentleg

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Sydney to Hong Kong - March/April 2019

Excellent value for a suite - liked the itinerary - wanted to experience a new ship. Good overall but we did not like the mattress in the suite. I suspect it is rubber based as it always seemed to be hot. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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