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14 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Tauranga, Napier ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Tauranga
  • Day 3
    Napier
  • Day 4
    Wellington
  • Day 5
    Picton
  • Day 6
    Akaroa
  • Day 7
    Dunedin
  • Day 8
    Fiordland National Park (Cruising)
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Hobart
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Melbourne
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Noordam - Holland America Line

Pros

A full-service, midsize ship with lots of quiet, intimate spaces

Cons

Limited bells-and-whistles entertainment options

Bottom Line

A good choice for mature travelers seeking a traditional cruise experience

Reviews
Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value3.0

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  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation

15 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Gisborne, Napier ... see more
Cruise Line:
Azamara
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Gisborne
  • Day 3
    Napier
  • Day 4
    Wellington
  • Day 5
    Picton
  • Day 6
    Akaroa
  • Day 7
    Dunedin
  • Day 8
    Milford Sound
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Hobart
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Melbourne
  • Day 14
    Melbourne
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Azamara Journey - Azamara

Pros

Unique programming, friendly service and impressive commitment to destination cruising

Cons

Limited entertainment options, including a too-small casino, and hit-or-miss theater offerings

Bottom Line

Great choice for a truly grown-up getaway with more time in port

Reviews

Azamara Journey Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

10 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Paihia, Tauranga ... see more
Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Paihia
  • Day 3
    Tauranga
  • Day 4
    Napier
  • Day 5
    Picton
  • Day 6
    Akaroa
  • Day 7
    Dunedin
  • Day 8
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 8
    Dusky Sound
  • Day 8
    Milford Sound
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Norwegian Jewel - Norwegian Cruise Line

Pros

Attractively refurbished ship with lots of dining and entertainment options

Cons

Water slide was removed in the 2018 makeover

Bottom Line

Choose this Jewel-class flagship if you like a vessel that's comfy and fun.

Reviews

Norwegian Jewel Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins3.0
Dining4.0
Service3.0
Value4.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

11 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Tauranga, Napier ... see more
Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Tauranga
  • Day 3
    Napier
  • Day 4
    Picton
  • Day 5
    Akaroa
  • Day 6
    Wellington
  • Day 7
    Dunedin
  • Day 8
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 8
    Dusky Sound
  • Day 8
    Milford Sound
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 12
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Norwegian Jewel - Norwegian Cruise Line

Pros

Attractively refurbished ship with lots of dining and entertainment options

Cons

Water slide was removed in the 2018 makeover

Bottom Line

Choose this Jewel-class flagship if you like a vessel that's comfy and fun.

Reviews

Norwegian Jewel Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins3.0
Dining4.0
Service3.0
Value4.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

14 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Tauranga, Napier ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Tauranga
  • Day 3
    Napier
  • Day 4
    Wellington
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Akaroa
  • Day 7
    Dunedin
  • Day 8
    Fiordland National Park (Cruising)
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Hobart
  • Day 12
    Hobart
  • Day 12
    Port Arthur
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Eden (Australia)
  • Day 15
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Noordam - Holland America Line

Pros

A full-service, midsize ship with lots of quiet, intimate spaces

Cons

Limited bells-and-whistles entertainment options

Bottom Line

A good choice for mature travelers seeking a traditional cruise experience

Reviews
Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value3.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Dining

15 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Paihia, Tauranga ... see more
Cruise Line:
Azamara
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Paihia
  • Day 3
    Tauranga
  • Day 4
    Napier
  • Day 5
    Wellington
  • Day 6
    Picton
  • Day 7
    Christchurch
  • Day 8
    Dunedin
  • Day 9
    Oban
  • Day 10
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 10
    Milford Sound
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Hobart
  • Day 14
    Hobart
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Azamara Journey - Azamara

Pros

Unique programming, friendly service and impressive commitment to destination cruising

Cons

Limited entertainment options, including a too-small casino, and hit-or-miss theater offerings

Bottom Line

Great choice for a truly grown-up getaway with more time in port

Reviews

Azamara Journey Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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Fare Includes

What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

11 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Tauranga, Wellington ... see more
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Tauranga
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Wellington
  • Day 5
    Akaroa
  • Day 6
    Dunedin
  • Day 7
    Dusky Sound
  • Day 7
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 7
    Milford Sound
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Melbourne
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Celebrity Solstice - Celebrity Cruises

Pros

Elegant, modern ship with impressive drinking and dining venues

Cons

Exclusive venues for certain cabin categories could make some passengers feel excluded

Bottom Line

Sophisticated, contemporary and delicious cruise experience for all ages

Reviews

Celebrity Solstice Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.5
Service5.0
Value4.5

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

10 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Tauranga, Gisborne ... see more
Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Tauranga
  • Day 3
    Gisborne
  • Day 4
    Wellington
  • Day 5
    Picton
  • Day 6
    Akaroa
  • Day 7
    Dunedin
  • Day 8
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 8
    Dusky Sound
  • Day 8
    Milford Sound
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Norwegian Jewel - Norwegian Cruise Line

Pros

Attractively refurbished ship with lots of dining and entertainment options

Cons

Water slide was removed in the 2018 makeover

Bottom Line

Choose this Jewel-class flagship if you like a vessel that's comfy and fun.

Reviews

Norwegian Jewel Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins3.0
Dining4.0
Service3.0
Value4.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

12 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Paihia, Tauranga ... see more
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Paihia
  • Day 3
    Tauranga
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Akaroa
  • Day 6
    Dunedin
  • Day 7
    Dusky Sound
  • Day 7
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 7
    Milford Sound
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 11
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Melbourne
Ship Details

Celebrity Solstice - Celebrity Cruises

Pros

Elegant, modern ship with impressive drinking and dining venues

Cons

Exclusive venues for certain cabin categories could make some passengers feel excluded

Bottom Line

Sophisticated, contemporary and delicious cruise experience for all ages

Reviews

Celebrity Solstice Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.5
Service5.0
Value4.5

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Value

14 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Cruise Critic Favorite
Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Tauranga, Napier ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Tauranga
  • Day 3
    Napier
  • Day 4
    Wellington
  • Day 5
    Picton
  • Day 6
    Akaroa
  • Day 7
    Dunedin
  • Day 8
    Fiordland National Park (Cruising)
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Hobart
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Melbourne
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Oosterdam - Holland America Line

Pro

The addition of the line's signature Music Walk has reinvigorated nightlife onboard

Con

Lacks attractions for active cruisers

Bottom Line

Good service and excellent evening entertainment combine to please

Reviews

Oosterdam Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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10 Night
Cruise from Auckland

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Auckland
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Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Tauranga
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Picton
  • Day 5
    Akaroa
  • Day 6
    Dunedin
  • Day 7
    Dusky Sound
  • Day 7
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 7
    Milford Sound
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Eden (Australia)
  • Day 11
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Celebrity Solstice - Celebrity Cruises

Pros

Elegant, modern ship with impressive drinking and dining venues

Cons

Exclusive venues for certain cabin categories could make some passengers feel excluded

Bottom Line

Sophisticated, contemporary and delicious cruise experience for all ages

Reviews

Celebrity Solstice Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.5
Service5.0
Value4.5

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2019 Best for Shore Excursions

14 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Leaving:
Auckland
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Auckland, Tauranga ... see more
Cruise Line:
Viking Ocean Cruises
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    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Auckland
  • Day 3
    Tauranga
  • Day 4
    Napier
  • Day 5
    Wellington
  • Day 6
    Christchurch
  • Day 7
    Dunedin
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Hobart
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Melbourne
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 15
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Viking Orion - Viking Ocean Cruises

Pros

Many perks included in cruise fare, including one-of-a-kind thermal suite and fine dining

Cons

People looking for traditional cruise activities -- casino, glitzy production shows -- will be disappointed

Bottom Line

A solid value on a cruise ship that focuses on exploration onboard and ashore

Reviews

Viking Orion Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service4.5
Value5.0

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2019 Best for Families

21 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Pago Pago, Tahiti ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Pago Pago
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Tahiti (Papeete)
  • Day 8
    Tahiti (Papeete)
  • Day 8
    Moorea
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Hilo
  • Day 15
    Honolulu
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Los Angeles
Ship Details

Ruby Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Excellent service and array of dining and entertainment options

Cons

Upselling is a bit excessive

Bottom Line

Friendly ship, with plenty of dining options

Reviews

Ruby Princess Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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2019 Best for Embarkation

34 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Waitangi, Suva ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Waitangi
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Suva
  • Day 6
    Savusavu
  • Day 7
    Dravuni Island
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Nuku Alofa
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Vavau
  • Day 10
    Niue
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Rarotonga
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Moorea
  • Day 14
    Tahiti (Papeete)
  • Day 15
    Tahiti (Papeete)
  • Day 16
    Huahine
  • Day 17
    Bora Bora
  • Day 18
    Bora Bora
  • Day 19
    Equator (Cruising)
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Christmas Island
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Maui
  • Day 25
    Cruising
  • Day 25
    Hilo
  • Day 26
    Kona
  • Day 27
    Honolulu
  • Day 28
    Kauai
  • Day 29
    Cruising
  • Day 30
    Cruising
  • Day 31
    Cruising
  • Day 32
    Cruising
  • Day 33
    Cruising
  • Day 34
    San Diego
Ship Details

Maasdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Intimate atmosphere pairs well with unique itineraries

Con

Shows signs of age in some areas

Bottom Line

Excellent value for those who prefer a mid-sized ship

Reviews
Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining3.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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14 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Tauranga, Gisborne ... see more
Cruise Line:
Oceania Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Tauranga
  • Day 3
    Gisborne
  • Day 4
    Napier
  • Day 5
    Wellington
  • Day 6
    Akaroa
  • Day 7
    Dunedin
  • Day 8
    Milford Sound
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Burnie
  • Day 12
    Melbourne
  • Day 13
    Melbourne
  • Day 14
    Eden (Australia)
  • Day 15
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Regatta - Oceania Cruises

Pros

Outstanding service on a ship that's a foodie's dream come true

Cons

In rough seas, movement is quite noticeable

Bottom Line

A smaller ship that's big on creature comforts

Reviews
Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value4.5

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2019 Best for Embarkation

13 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Tauranga, Napier ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Tauranga
  • Day 3
    Napier
  • Day 4
    Wellington
  • Day 5
    Akaroa
  • Day 6
    Dunedin
  • Day 7
    Oban
  • Day 8
    Fiordland National Park (Cruising)
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Hobart
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Eden (Australia)
  • Day 14
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Maasdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Intimate atmosphere pairs well with unique itineraries

Con

Shows signs of age in some areas

Bottom Line

Excellent value for those who prefer a mid-sized ship

Reviews
Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining3.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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12 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Leaving:
Auckland
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Tauranga, Wellington ... see more
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Tauranga
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Wellington
  • Day 5
    Akaroa
  • Day 6
    Dunedin
  • Day 7
    Dusky Sound
  • Day 7
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 7
    Milford Sound
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Hobart
  • Day 11
    Hobart
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Celebrity Solstice - Celebrity Cruises

Pros

Elegant, modern ship with impressive drinking and dining venues

Cons

Exclusive venues for certain cabin categories could make some passengers feel excluded

Bottom Line

Sophisticated, contemporary and delicious cruise experience for all ages

Reviews

Celebrity Solstice Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.5
Service5.0
Value4.5

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2019 Best for Shore Excursions

14 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Cruise Critic Favorite
Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Tauranga, Gisborne ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Tauranga
  • Day 3
    Gisborne
  • Day 4
    Napier
  • Day 5
    Picton
  • Day 6
    Wellington
  • Day 7
    Christchurch
  • Day 8
    Fiordland National Park (Cruising)
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Hobart
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Melbourne
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Oosterdam - Holland America Line

Pro

The addition of the line's signature Music Walk has reinvigorated nightlife onboard

Con

Lacks attractions for active cruisers

Bottom Line

Good service and excellent evening entertainment combine to please

Reviews

Oosterdam Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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2019 Best for Embarkation

3 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Paihia, Auckland ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Paihia
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Auckland
Ship Details

Ruby Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Excellent service and array of dining and entertainment options

Cons

Upselling is a bit excessive

Bottom Line

Friendly ship, with plenty of dining options

Reviews

Ruby Princess Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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31 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Leaving:
Auckland
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Tahiti, Tahiti ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Tahiti (Papeete)
  • Day 7
    Tahiti (Papeete)
  • Day 7
    Moorea
  • Day 8
    Bora Bora
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Honolulu
  • Day 15
    Kauai
  • Day 16
    Maui
  • Day 17
    Hilo
  • Day 18
    Kona
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Pago Pago
  • Day 24
    Cruising
  • Day 26
    Suva
  • Day 27
    Cruising
  • Day 28
    Cruising
  • Day 29
    Cruising
  • Day 30
    Brisbane
  • Day 31
    Cruising
  • Day 32
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Sun Princess - Princess Cruises

Pro: Interesting itineraries, good food and welcoming crew

Con: One of Australia's oldest ships, and young couples may find it a bit quiet

Bottom Line: The elegant midsize ship offers varied cruise options and outstanding service

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Sun Princess Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins3.0
Dining4.0
Service5.0
Value4.0

Launched in 1995 as the world's biggest-ever cruise ship weighing in at about 77,000 tons, Sun ...

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    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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2019 Best for Families

14 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Tauranga, Wellington ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Tauranga
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Wellington
  • Day 5
    Picton
  • Day 6
    Akaroa
  • Day 7
    Dunedin
  • Day 8
    Fjordland
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Hobart
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Melbourne
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Ruby Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Excellent service and array of dining and entertainment options

Cons

Upselling is a bit excessive

Bottom Line

Friendly ship, with plenty of dining options

Reviews

Ruby Princess Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

Ruby Princess achieves something most 3,000-plus-passenger ships can't: A feeling you've just c...

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  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Cabins

17 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Tauranga, Wellington ... see more
Cruise Line:
Silversea Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Tauranga
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Wellington
  • Day 5
    Picton
  • Day 6
    Christchurch
  • Day 7
    Timaru
  • Day 8
    Stewart Island
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Milford Sound
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Burnie
  • Day 13
    Melbourne
  • Day 14
    Melbourne
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Eden (Australia)
  • Day 17
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 18
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Silver Muse - Silversea Cruises

Pros

Ship knows its audience and targets it perfectly with entertainment, suites, cuisine

Cons

Spa and fitness center are small, high upcharge for unappealing thermal suite

Bottom Line

Personalized service, large suites and interesting destinations create luxury experience

Reviews

Silver Muse Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.5
Service5.0
Value5.0

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    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Embarkation

27 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Pago Pago, Tahiti ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Auckland