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2019 Best for Embarkation

3 Night
South Pacific Cruise

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

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Paihia, Sydney ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Paihia
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Sea Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Classic decor and small size offers an intimate onboard vibe

Cons

One of the oldest ships based in Australia

Bottom Line

Good value for the high quality of food, service and itineraries

Reviews

Sea Princess Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.5
Service4.0
Value4.0

After a brief excursion into the fleet of sister company P&O Cruises in the UK, Sea Princes...

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  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
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  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
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  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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4 Night
Australia Cruise

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Melbourne,
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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  • Day 2
    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Melbourne
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Golden Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Lots of options for dining, drinking and swimming, and a high ratio of balcony cabins

Cons

Some of the decor is not as modern as other ships in the region

Bottom Line

A great all-rounder for passengers of all ages

Reviews

Golden Princess Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins3.0
Dining4.0
Service5.0
Value4.0

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  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, 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 Public Rooms

4 Night
South Pacific Cruise

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Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Picton, Auckland ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Picton
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Auckland
Ship Details

Regal Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Excellent dining options abound

Cons

Small cabins and balconies feel tight

Bottom Line

Modern and sophisticated decor, entertainment and dining

Reviews

Regal Princess Reviews

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

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  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
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  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
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5 Night
Australia & Pacific Cruise

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Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Paihia, Melbourne ... see more
Cruise Line:
Cunard Line
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Cruise Itinerary

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    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Paihia
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Melbourne
Ship Details

Queen Elizabeth - Cunard Line

Elegant with plenty of opportunities for formal dressing

Varied enrichment program

Sense of occasion on every cruise

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Queen Elizabeth Reviews

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

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  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
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2019 Best for Dining

4 Night
Australia Cruise

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Paihia, Sydney ... see more
Cruise Line:
Cunard Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Paihia
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Queen Victoria - Cunard Line

Pros

Stylish and sophisticated, offering world-wide itineraries

Cons

Passengers who don't like to dress up will feel out of place

Bottom line

Queen Victoria is more traditional and formal than most ships, with an elegant atmosphere

Reviews

Queen Victoria Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, 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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4 Night
Australia & Pacific Cruise

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Paihia, Sydney ... see more
Cruise Line:
Cunard Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Paihia
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Queen Elizabeth - Cunard Line

Elegant with plenty of opportunities for formal dressing

Varied enrichment program

Sense of occasion on every cruise

Reviews

Queen Elizabeth Reviews

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

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  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, 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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4 Night
Trans Tasman Explorer

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Sydney,
Cruise Line:
Cruise & Maritime Voyages
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  • Day 1
    Auckland
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    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Sydney (Australia)
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Vasco da Gama - Cruise & Maritime Voyages

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Vasco da Gama Reviews

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0.0/5
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