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2019 Best Overall

92 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Auckland, Tauranga ... see more
Cruise Line:
Viking Ocean Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    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)
  • Day 16
    Newcastle (Australia)
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Brisbane
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Whitsundays
  • Day 21
    Townsville
  • Day 22
    Cairns
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Thursday Island
  • Day 25
    Cruising
  • Day 26
    Darwin
  • Day 27
    Darwin
  • Day 28
    Cruising
  • Day 29
    Komodo Island
  • Day 30
    Lombok
  • Day 31
    Bali
  • Day 32
    Bali
  • Day 33
    Surabaya
  • Day 34
    Semarang
  • Day 35
    Jakarta
  • Day 36
    Jakarta
  • Day 37
    Cruising
  • Day 38
    Singapore
  • Day 39
    Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Day 40
    Cruising (Java Sea)
  • Day 41
    Cruising
  • Day 42
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 43
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 44
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 45
    Sihanoukville
  • Day 46
    Sihanoukville
  • Day 47
    Cruising
  • Day 48
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 49
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 50
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 51
    Cruising
  • Day 52
    Hue
  • Day 53
    Hanoi
  • Day 54
    Hanoi
  • Day 55
    Cruising
  • Day 56
    Hong Kong
  • Day 57
    Hong Kong
  • Day 58
    Hong Kong
  • Day 59
    Cruising
  • Day 60
    Taipei (Keelung)
  • Day 61
    Cruising
  • Day 62
    Nagasaki
  • Day 63
    Kagoshima
  • Day 64
    Pusan (Kyongju)
  • Day 65
    Hiroshima
  • Day 66
    Hiroshima
  • Day 67
    Osaka
  • Day 68
    Shimizu
  • Day 69
    Shimizu
  • Day 70
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 71
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 72
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 73
    Cruising
  • Day 74
    Hokkaido
  • Day 75
    Hokkaido
  • Day 76
    Cruising
  • Day 77
    Cruising
  • Day 78
    Petropavlovsk
  • Day 79
    Petropavlovsk
  • Day 80
    Cruising
  • Day 81
    Cruising
  • Day 82
    Dutch Harbor
  • Day 83
    Cruising
  • Day 84
    Kodiak
  • Day 85
    Seward
  • Day 86
    Valdez
  • Day 87
    Cruising
  • Day 88
    Icy Strait
  • Day 89
    Sitka
  • Day 90
    Ketchikan
  • Day 91
    Inside Passage (Cruising)
  • Day 92
    Vancouver
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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  • 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
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    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 Fitness & Recreation

14 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Russell, Kingston ... see more
Cruise Line:
Seabourn Cruise Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Russell
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Kingston
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Milford Sound
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Oban
  • Day 9
    Timaru
  • Day 10
    Christchurch
  • Day 11
    Kaikoura
  • Day 12
    Wellington
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Waiheke Island
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Auckland
Ship Details

Seabourn Encore - Seabourn Cruise Line

Pros

Beautifully designed ship with a great choice of restaurants and generous outside space

Cons

Could do with more shade around the pool and a bigger gym

Bottom Line

Gorgeous new ship with a rich, sophisticated look, superb food and an un-stuffy vibe

Reviews

Seabourn Encore Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
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.

2019 Best for Cabins

4 Night
Cruise from Auckland

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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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 Entertainment

12 Night
Cruise from Auckland

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

  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Tauranga
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Christchurch
  • Day 5
    Dunedin
  • Day 6
    Fjordland
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Hobart
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Melbourne
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Sydney (Australia)
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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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.

44 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Wellington, Sydney ... see more
Cruise Line:
Cruise & Maritime Voyages
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Wellington
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cairns
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Madang
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Yokohama
  • Day 24
    Cruising
  • Day 25
    Kagoshima
  • Day 26
    Cruising
  • Day 27
    Cruising
  • Day 28
    Beijing
  • Day 29
    Cruising
  • Day 30
    Cruising
  • Day 31
    Shanghai
  • Day 32
    Cruising
  • Day 33
    Cruising
  • Day 34
    Hong Kong
  • Day 35
    Cruising
  • Day 36
    Hanoi
  • Day 37
    Cruising
  • Day 38
    Cruising
  • Day 39
    Phu My
  • Day 40
    Cruising
  • Day 41
    Sihanoukville
  • Day 42
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 43
    Cruising
  • Day 44
    Cruising
  • Day 45
    Singapore
Ship Details

Columbus - Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Pros

Friendly crew and some surprisingly good speciality dining

Cons

Evening entertainment is lacklustre at times

Bottom Line

A ship offering exactly what it promises: traditional cruising at affordable prices

Reviews

Columbus Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins3.5
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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6 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Wellington, Sydney ... see more
Cruise Line:
Cruise & Maritime Voyages
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Wellington
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Columbus - Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Pros

Friendly crew and some surprisingly good speciality dining

Cons

Evening entertainment is lacklustre at times

Bottom Line

A ship offering exactly what it promises: traditional cruising at affordable prices

Reviews

Columbus Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins3.5
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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4 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Sydney,
Cruise Line:
Cruise & Maritime Voyages
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Cruise Itinerary

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

Vasco da Gama - Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Reviews

Vasco da Gama Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
0.0/5
Cabins
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71 Night
Cruise from Auckland

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

  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Auckland
  • Day 3
    Waitangi
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 7
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Townsville
  • Day 11
    Cairns
  • Day 12
    Ribbon Reef
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Darwin
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Komodo Island
  • Day 19
    Bali
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Surabaya
  • Day 22
    Semarang
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Singapore
  • Day 25
    Singapore
  • Day 26
    Cruising
  • Day 27
    Cruising
  • Day 28
    Cruising
  • Day 29
    Colombo
  • Day 30
    Cruising
  • Day 31
    Maldives
  • Day 32
    Cruising
  • Day 33
    Cruising
  • Day 34
    Seychelles
  • Day 35
    Seychelles
  • Day 36
    Cruising
  • Day 37
    Cruising
  • Day 38
    Mombasa
  • Day 39
    Mombasa
  • Day 40
    Zanzibar
  • Day 41
    Cruising
  • Day 42
    Mayotte
  • Day 43
    Nosy Be
  • Day 44
    Cruising
  • Day 45
    Cruising
  • Day 46
    Maputo
  • Day 47
    Richards Bay
  • Day 48
    Durban
  • Day 49
    Cruising
  • Day 50
    Cruising
  • Day 51
    Cape Town
  • Day 52
    Cape Town
  • Day 53
    Cruising
  • Day 54
    Luderitz
  • Day 55
    Walvis Bay
  • Day 56
    Cruising
  • Day 57
    Cruising
  • Day 58
    Jamestown
  • Day 59
    Cruising
  • Day 60
    Ascension Island
  • Day 61
    Equator (Cruising)
  • Day 62
    Cruising
  • Day 63
    Cruising
  • Day 64
    Cruising
  • Day 65
    Cruising
  • Day 66
    Cruising
  • Day 67
    Barbados
  • Day 68
    Guadeloupe
  • Day 69
    San Juan
  • Day 70
    Cruising
  • Day 71
    Cruising
  • Day 72
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Amsterdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Fabulous entertainment, despite ship's small size

Con

Not much variety of dining

Bottom Line

Great value for bucket-list itineraries

Reviews

Amsterdam 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

** 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.

23 Night
Cruise from Auckland

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

  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Auckland
  • Day 3
    Waitangi
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 7
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Townsville
  • Day 11
    Cairns
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Ribbon Reef
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Darwin
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Komodo Island
  • Day 19
    Bali
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Surabaya
  • Day 22
    Semarang
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Singapore
Ship Details

Amsterdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Fabulous entertainment, despite ship's small size

Con

Not much variety of dining

Bottom Line

Great value for bucket-list itineraries

Reviews

Amsterdam 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?

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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
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26 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Leaving:
Auckland
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Cruise Line:
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
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    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Paihia
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Noumea
  • Day 6
    Ile of Pines
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Port Denarau
  • Day 9
    Dravuni Island
  • Day 10
    Somosomo
  • Day 11
    Niue
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Kanton (Kiribati)
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Kauai
  • Day 19
    Honolulu
  • Day 20
    Maui
  • Day 21
    Hilo
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 27
    San Francisco
  • Day 27
    San Francisco
Ship Details

Europa - Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Offers big-ship amenities, cosmopolitan ambience

Comprehensive and exciting worldwide deployment

Michelin chef Dieter Muller's outstanding restaurant

Reviews
Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service3.0
Value4.0

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16 Night
Cruise from Auckland

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Auckland
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Cruise Line:
Cunard Line
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    Paihia
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Melbourne
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Adelaide
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Hobart
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Burnie
  • Day 13
    Melbourne
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Auckland
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
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4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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2019 Best for Public Rooms

30 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Russell, Kingston ... see more
Cruise Line:
Seabourn Cruise Line
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  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Russell
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Kingston
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Milford Sound
  • Day 8
    Oban
  • Day 9
    Timaru
  • Day 10
    Christchurch
  • Day 11
    Kaikoura
  • Day 12
    Wellington
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Waiheke Island
  • Day 15
    Auckland
  • Day 16
    Tauranga
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Wellington
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Picton
  • Day 20
    Akaroa
  • Day 21
    Dunedin
  • Day 22
    Oban
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Milford Sound
  • Day 24
    Cruising
  • Day 25
    Cruising
  • Day 26
    Cruising
  • Day 27
    Melbourne
  • Day 28
    Phillip Island
  • Day 29
    Cruising
  • Day 30
    Canberra
  • Day 31
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Seabourn Encore - Seabourn Cruise Line

Pros

Beautifully designed ship with a great choice of restaurants and generous outside space

Cons

Could do with more shade around the pool and a bigger gym

Bottom Line

Gorgeous new ship with a rich, sophisticated look, superb food and an un-stuffy vibe

Reviews

Seabourn Encore Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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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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    Paihia
  • Day 3
    Cruising
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    Napier
  • Day 5
    Wellington
  • Day 6
    Christchurch
  • Day 7
    Dunedin
  • Day 8
    Dusky Sound
  • Day 8
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 8
    Milford Sound
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • 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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14 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Leaving:
Auckland
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Port Canaveral, Christchurch ... see more
Cruise Line:
Windstar Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Port Canaveral (Orlando)
  • Day 4
    Christchurch
  • Day 5
    Dunedin
  • Day 6
    Stewart Island
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Melbourne
  • Day 12
    Philip Island (Rhyll)
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Eden (Australia)
  • Day 15
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Star Breeze - Windstar Cruises

Pros

Small-ship cruising, port-intensive itineraries

Cons

Limited entertainment and enrichment activities

Bottom Line

Terrific upscale yet casual cruise line for active travelers

Reviews

Star Breeze Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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13 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Leaving:
Auckland
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Tauranga, Paihia ... see more
Cruise Line:
Cunard Line
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    Auckland
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    Tauranga
  • Day 3
    Paihia
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Melbourne
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Hobart
  • Day 10
    Port Arthur
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Adelaide
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Melbourne
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
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4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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13 Night
Cruise from Auckland

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Auckland
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Tauranga, Akaroa ... see more
Cruise Line:
Cunard Line
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    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Tauranga
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Akaroa
  • Day 5
    Dunedin
  • Day 6
    Fiorldand
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Hobart
  • Day 10
    Port Arthur
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Melbourne
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    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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2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation

14 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
    Christchurch
  • Day 6
    Dunedin
  • Day 7
    Fiordland National Park (Cruising)
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Hobart
  • Day 11
    Hobart
  • Day 11
    Port Arthur
  • 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 Overall

14 Night
Cruise from Auckland

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Auckland
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Holland America Line
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    Tauranga
  • Day 3
    Napier
  • Day 4
    Wellington
  • Day 5
    Picton
  • Day 6
    Christchurch
  • 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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2019 Best for Shore Excursions

12 Night
Cruise from Auckland

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

Seven Seas Mariner - Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Pro: Cruise fare covers nearly everything: drinks, tips and excellent variety of excursions

Con: Prices are among the industry's highest, even for entry-level suites

Bottom Line: Inclusive nature and great service means a Mariner cruise is all about relaxing

Reviews

Seven Seas Mariner Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.5
Dining4.0
Service5.0
Value4.0

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2019 Best for Shore Excursions

14 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Auckland, Napier ... see more
Cruise Line:
Viking Ocean Cruises
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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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10 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Leaving:
Auckland
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Tauranga, Napier ... see more
Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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    Dusky Sound
  • Day 8
    Milford Sound
  • Day 9
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    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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    Still water, coffee, and tea
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18 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Paihia, Maré Island ... see more
Cruise Line:
Oceania Cruises
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    Auckland
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    Paihia
  • Day 3
    Cruising
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    Port Vila
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    Lautoka
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    Suva
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    Pago Pago
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    Apia
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    Bora Bora
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    Bora Bora
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    Raiatea
  • Day 17
    Moorea
  • Day 17
    Tahiti (Papeete)
  • Day 18
    Tahiti (Papeete)
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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  • Port Taxes & Fees
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  • 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.

33 Night
Cruise from Auckland

Leaving:
Auckland
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Wellington, Sydney ... see more
Cruise Line:
Cruise & Maritime Voyages
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    Cruising
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    Airlie Beach
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    Cairns
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    Cruising
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    Beijing
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    Shanghai
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    Cruising
  • Day 34
    Hong Kong
Ship Details

Columbus - Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Pros

Friendly crew and some surprisingly good speciality dining

Cons

Evening entertainment is lacklustre at times

Bottom Line

A ship offering exactly what it promises: traditional cruising at affordable prices

Reviews

Columbus Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins3.5
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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77 Night
Cruise from Auckland

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Auckland
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Wellington, Sydney ... see more
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Cruise & Maritime Voyages
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    Airlie Beach
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Madang
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Yokohama
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Beijing
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    Cruising
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    Hong Kong
  • Day 35
    Cruising
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    Hanoi
  • Day 37
    Cruising
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