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33 Night
Cruise from Sydney

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Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Brisbane, Airlie Beach ... see more
Cruise Line:
Cunard Line
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  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Brisbane
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Darwin
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Bali
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Singapore
  • Day 16
    Singapore
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Da Nang
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Hanoi
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Hong Kong
  • Day 24
    Hong Kong
  • Day 25
    Cruising
  • Day 26
    Cruising
  • Day 27
    Shanghai
  • Day 28
    Shanghai
  • Day 29
    Cruising
  • Day 30
    Pusan (Kyongju)
  • Day 31
    Cruising
  • Day 32
    Kobe
  • Day 33
    Cruising
  • Day 34
    Yokohama
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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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, 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 Cabins

13 Night
Cruise from Sydney

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Isle of Pines, Maré Island ... see more
Cruise Line:
Silversea Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)
  • Day 6
    Maré Island (New Caledonia)
  • Day 6
    Port Vila
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Lautoka
  • Day 9
    Dravuni Island
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Napier
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    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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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, cofee, 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.

5 Night
Cruise from Sydney

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Burnie, Melbourne ... see more
Cruise Line:
Cruise & Maritime Voyages
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Burnie
  • Day 4
    Melbourne
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Adelaide
Ship Details

Vasco da Gama - Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Reviews

Vasco da Gama Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
0.0/5
Cabins
Dining

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70 Night
Cruise from Sydney

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Hamilton Island, Yorkeys Knob ... see more
Cruise Line:
Cruise & Maritime Voyages
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Hamilton Island
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Yorkeys Knob
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Madang
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Yokohama
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Kagoshima
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Beijing
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Cruising
  • Day 25
    Shanghai
  • Day 26
    Cruising
  • Day 27
    Cruising
  • Day 28
    Hong Kong
  • Day 29
    Cruising
  • Day 30
    Halong Bay
  • Day 31
    Cruising
  • Day 32
    Cruising
  • Day 33
    Phu My
  • Day 34
    Cruising
  • Day 35
    Sihanoukville
  • Day 36
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 37
    Cruising
  • Day 38
    Cruising
  • Day 39
    Singapore
  • Day 40
    Port Klang
  • Day 41
    Penang
  • Day 42
    Cruising
  • Day 43
    Cruising
  • Day 44
    Cruising
  • Day 45
    Colombo
  • Day 46
    Cruising
  • Day 47
    Kochi (Cochin)
  • Day 48
    Cruising
  • Day 49
    Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Day 50
    Cruising
  • Day 51
    Cruising
  • Day 52
    Cruising
  • Day 53
    Cruising
  • Day 54
    Cruising
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    Cruising
  • Day 56
    Cruising
  • Day 57
    Luxor
  • Day 58
    Aqaba
  • Day 59
    Cruising
  • Day 60
    Suez Canal
  • Day 61
    Haifa
  • Day 62
    Cruising
  • Day 63
    Athens (Piraeus)
  • Day 64
    Cruising
  • Day 65
    Cruising
  • Day 66
    Cruising
  • Day 67
    Gibraltar
  • Day 68
    Cruising
  • Day 69
    Cruising
  • Day 70
    Cruising
  • Day 71
    London
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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38 Night
Cruise from Sydney

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Hamilton Island, Yorkeys Knob ... see more
Cruise Line:
Cruise & Maritime Voyages
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Hamilton Island
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Yorkeys Knob
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Madang
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Yokohama
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Kagoshima
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Beijing
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Cruising
  • Day 25
    Shanghai
  • Day 26
    Cruising
  • Day 27
    Cruising
  • Day 28
    Hong Kong
  • Day 29
    Cruising
  • Day 30
    Halong Bay
  • Day 31
    Cruising
  • Day 32
    Cruising
  • Day 33
    Phu My
  • Day 34
    Cruising
  • Day 35
    Sihanoukville
  • Day 36
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 37
    Cruising
  • Day 38
    Cruising
  • Day 39
    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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71 Night
Cruise from Sydney

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Hamilton Island, Yorkeys Knob ... see more
Cruise Line:
Cruise & Maritime Voyages
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Hamilton Island
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Yorkeys Knob
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Madang
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Yokohama
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Kagoshima
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Beijing
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Cruising
  • Day 25
    Shanghai
  • Day 26
    Cruising
  • Day 27
    Cruising
  • Day 28
    Hong Kong
  • Day 29
    Cruising
  • Day 30
    Halong Bay
  • Day 31
    Cruising
  • Day 32
    Cruising
  • Day 33
    Phu My
  • Day 34
    Cruising
  • Day 35
    Sihanoukville
  • Day 36
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 37
    Cruising
  • Day 38
    Cruising
  • Day 39
    Singapore
  • Day 40
    Port Klang
  • Day 41
    Penang
  • Day 42
    Cruising
  • Day 43
    Cruising
  • Day 44
    Cruising
  • Day 45
    Colombo
  • Day 46
    Cruising
  • Day 47
    Kochi (Cochin)
  • Day 48
    Cruising
  • Day 49
    Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Day 50
    Cruising
  • Day 51
    Cruising
  • Day 52
    Cruising
  • Day 53
    Cruising
  • Day 54
    Cruising
  • Day 55
    Cruising
  • Day 56
    Cruising
  • Day 57
    Luxor
  • Day 58
    Aqaba
  • Day 59
    Cruising
  • Day 60
    Suez Canal
  • Day 61
    Haifa
  • Day 62
    Cruising
  • Day 63
    Athens (Piraeus)
  • Day 64
    Cruising
  • Day 65
    Cruising
  • Day 66
    Cruising
  • Day 67
    Gibraltar
  • Day 68
    Cruising
  • Day 69
    Cruising
  • Day 70
    Cruising
  • Day 71
    London
  • Day 72
    Amsterdam
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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2019 Best for Public Rooms

18 Night
Cruise from Sydney

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Brisbane, Airlie Beach ... see more
Cruise Line:
Silversea Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Brisbane
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 6
    Townsville
  • Day 7
    Cairns
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Darwin
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Bali
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Semarang
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Singapore
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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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, cofee, 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 Shore Excursions

56 Night
Cruise from Sydney

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Brisbane, Brisbane ... see more
Cruise Line:
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Brisbane
  • Day 4
    Brisbane
  • Day 5
    Cruising (Coral Sea)
  • Day 6
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 7
    Cairns
  • Day 8
    Cruising (Coral Sea)
  • Day 9
    Thursday Island
  • Day 10
    Cruising (Coral Sea)
  • Day 11
    Darwin
  • Day 12
    Cruising (Timor Sea)
  • Day 13
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 14
    Bali
  • Day 15
    Bali
  • Day 16
    Surabaya
  • Day 17
    Cruising (Java Sea)
  • Day 18
    Singapore
  • Day 19
    Singapore
  • Day 20
    Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Day 21
    Penang
  • Day 22
    Phuket
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Bay of Bengal
  • Day 25
    Colombo
  • Day 26
    Cruising
  • Day 27
    Kochi (Cochin)
  • Day 28
    Mangalore
  • Day 29
    Mormugao (Goa)
  • Day 30
    Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Day 31
    Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Day 32
    Cruising
  • Day 33
    Cruising
  • Day 34
    Muscat
  • Day 35
    Fujairah
  • Day 36
    Dubai
  • Day 37
    Dubai
  • Day 38
    Cruising
  • Day 39
    Cruising (Gulf of Oman)
  • Day 40
    Salalah
  • Day 41
    Cruising
  • Day 42
    Cruising
  • Day 43
    Red Sea (Cruising)
  • Day 44
    Red Sea (Cruising)
  • Day 45
    Aqaba
  • Day 46
    Safaga
  • Day 47
    Safaga
  • Day 48
    Suez Canal
  • Day 49
    Suez Canal
  • Day 50
    Haifa
  • Day 51
    Haifa
  • Day 52
    Limassol
  • Day 53
    Rhodes
  • Day 54
    Patmos
  • Day 55
    Lesbos
  • Day 56
    Istanbul
  • Day 57
    Istanbul
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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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, cofee, 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 Service

13 Night
Cruise from Sydney

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Paihia, Tauranga ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Paihia
  • Day 5
    Tauranga
  • Day 6
    Auckland
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Picton
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Dunedin
  • Day 11
    Dusky Sound
  • Day 11
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 11
    Milford Fjord
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Serenade of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Has both an indoor and outdoor pool, as well as multiple dining venues

Cons

Lack of Royal Caribbean's signature outdoor attractions might disappoint some cruisers

Bottom Line

Good value-for-money choice for families and groups

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Serenade of the Seas Reviews

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4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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15 Night
Cruise from Sydney

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Leaving:
Sydney
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Eden, Phillip Island ... see more
Cruise Line:
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
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    Eden (Australia)
  • Day 3
    Phillip Island
  • Day 4
    Melbourne
  • Day 5
    Melbourne
  • Day 6
    Burnie
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
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    Milford Sound
  • Day 10
    Dunedin
  • Day 11
    Akaroa
  • Day 12
    Wellington
  • Day 13
    Napier
  • Day 14
    Gisborne
  • Day 15
    Paihia
  • Day 16
    Auckland
Ship Details

Seven Seas Explorer - Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Pros

Gorgeously decorated ship; emphasis on fine dining and intuitive service

Cons

Ship action slows at night, and entertainment needs refining

Bottom Line

The ship offers an inclusive and completely luxurious experience

Reviews

Seven Seas Explorer Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value3.5

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64 Night
Cruise from Sydney

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Cunard Line
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    Brisbane
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cairns
  • Day 7
    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Darwin
  • Day 11
    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Bitung
  • Day 14
    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Hong Kong
  • Day 18
    Hong Kong
  • Day 19
    Cruising
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    Da Nang
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    Cruising
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    Phu My
  • Day 23
    Cruising
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    Singapore
  • Day 25
    Singapore
  • Day 26
    Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Day 27
    Penang
  • Day 28
    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Colombo
  • Day 31
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    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 36
    Dubai
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    Dubai
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    Muscat
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    Salalah
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    Petra
  • Day 47
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    Suez Canal
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    Barcelona
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    New York (Manhattan)
Ship Details

Queen Mary 2 (QM2) - Cunard Line

Pros

Phenomenal enrichment, excellent specialty dining and only kennels at sea

Cons

Poor food quality in dining room, abysmally slow internet and mediocre nighttime entertainment

Bottom Line

QM2 retains its unique sense of occasion, melding tradition with fresh touches

Reviews

Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value3.5

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32 Night
Cruise from Sydney

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Sydney
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Oceania Cruises
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    Sydney (Australia)
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    Cruising
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    Melbourne
  • Day 4
    Melbourne
  • Day 5
    Burnie
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
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    Milford Sound
  • Day 9
    Dunedin
  • Day 10
    Akaroa
  • Day 11
    Wellington
  • Day 12
    Napier
  • Day 13
    Tauranga
  • Day 14
    Paihia
  • Day 15
    Auckland
  • Day 16
    Paihia
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Maré Island (New Caledonia)
  • Day 20
    Port Vila
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Lautoka
  • Day 23
    Suva
  • Day 24
    Cruising
  • Day 25
    Apia
  • Day 25
    Cruising
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    Pago Pago
  • Day 26
    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Bora Bora
  • Day 29
    Bora Bora
  • Day 30
    Raiatea
  • Day 31
    Moorea
  • Day 31
    Tahiti (Papeete)
  • Day 32
    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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8 Night
Cruise from Sydney

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Sydney
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Melbourne, Adelaide ... see more
Cruise Line:
Cunard Line
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    Sydney (Australia)
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    Cruising
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    Melbourne
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    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Adelaide
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Busselton
  • Day 9
    Perth (Fremantle)
Ship Details

Queen Mary 2 (QM2) - Cunard Line

Pros

Phenomenal enrichment, excellent specialty dining and only kennels at sea

Cons

Poor food quality in dining room, abysmally slow internet and mediocre nighttime entertainment

Bottom Line

QM2 retains its unique sense of occasion, melding tradition with fresh touches

Reviews

Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value3.5

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43 Night
Cruise from Sydney

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Cunard Line
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    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Melbourne
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Adelaide
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Busselton
  • Day 9
    Perth (Fremantle)
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Port Louis
  • Day 18
    Reunion Island
  • Day 19
    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Durban
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Port Elizabeth
  • Day 25
    Cruising
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    Cape Town
  • Day 27
    Cape Town
  • Day 28
    Cape Town
  • Day 29
    Cruising
  • Day 30
    Walvis Bay
  • Day 31
    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Tenerife
  • Day 40
    Madeira (Funchal)
  • Day 41
    Cruising
  • Day 42
    Cruising
  • Day 43
    Cruising
  • Day 44
    Southampton
Ship Details

Queen Mary 2 (QM2) - Cunard Line

Pros

Phenomenal enrichment, excellent specialty dining and only kennels at sea

Cons

Poor food quality in dining room, abysmally slow internet and mediocre nighttime entertainment

Bottom Line

QM2 retains its unique sense of occasion, melding tradition with fresh touches

Reviews

Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value3.5

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2019 Best for Embarkation

10 Night
Cruise from Sydney

Leaving:
Sydney
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Airlie Beach, Cairns ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 5
    Cairns
  • Day 6
    Port Douglas, Australia
  • Day 7
    Willis Island
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Brisbane
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    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
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4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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Sydney Cruise Reviews

Ovation of the Seas
GiniB
Sail Date: Mar 2019
Sydney is a beautiful city. We spent a week there prior to the cruise. Stayed at an Air BNB in Potts Point which was perfect. Circular Quay, where the boat is docked, is a great location with a lot...Read More
Carnival Spirit
sharooba
Sail Date: Dec 2018
Been to Sydney several times before so didn't do any excursions. Flew into Sydney on day of departure - not recommended, was quite concerned about plane delays and not making it to the ship in time. As...Read More
Radiance of the Seas
MAK2123
Sail Date: Dec 2018
I live in Sydney so it's a little hard to review other than to say it's an outstanding place to visit once the State Government finish the myriad of construction projects currently underway. Maybe hold...Read More
Ovation of the Seas
GiniB
Sail Date: Mar 2019
We took the Ferry over to Russell and walked around the peninsula. It was a really cute little town and the people were super friendly. The cruise ship really stuffed up the logistics. The buses that...Read More
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