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About Australia & New Zealand Cruises

Between the South Pacific and Indian Oceans, Australia is extraordinarily diverse in terms of its geography, wildlife and climate, with deserts, mountains and rainforests (not to mention those beloved Koala bears). Hardly limited to wilderness, Australia also boasts urban culture in Sydney and Melbourne. Famous as the set of the "Lord of the Rings" movies, New Zealand has unparalleled natural beauty (did we mention the Great Barrier Reef), as well as adventure sports and outstanding wine.

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  • 12 Night
    Cruise to Australia & New Zealand

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Eden, Milford Sound ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Norwegian Cruise Line
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    12 Night Cruise to Australia & New Zealand Route (Norwegian Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Eden (Australia)
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Milford Sound
    • Day 5
      Doubtful Sound
    • Day 5
      Dusky Sound
    • Day 6
      Dunedin
    • Day 7
      Christchurch
    • Day 8
      Wellington
    • Day 9
      Picton
    • Day 10
      Napier
    • Day 11
      Tauranga
    • Day 12
      Paihia
    • Day 13
      Auckland
    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

    More than 14 years old, Norwegian Jewel has regained its luster with an extensive refurbis...

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    stjohnbeachlover
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    A cruise I will always remember!
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    sc_parry
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Average cruise, some good, some not so good
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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.

  • 18 Night
    Cruise to Australia & New Zealand

    Leaving:
    Honolulu
    Visiting:
    Hilo, Tahiti ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Celebrity Cruises
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    18 Night Cruise to Australia & New Zealand Route (Celebrity Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Honolulu
    • Day 2
      Hilo
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Tahiti (Papeete)
    • Day 9
      Bora Bora
    • Day 10
      Moorea
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Auckland
    • Day 17
      Paihia
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Cruising
    • Day 20
      Sydney (Australia)
    Ship Details

    Celebrity Eclipse - Celebrity Cruises

    Pros

    Excellent fine dining, active bar scene, quiet spaces to relax and robust suite perks

    Cons

    Anyone not traveling in suites (the vast majority) are excluded from certain bars and restaurants

    Bottom Line

    One of the most sophisticated, stylish and contemporary mainstream cruise experiences

    Reviews

    Celebrity Eclipse Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining5.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    Celebrity Eclipse is scheduled for an extensive refurbishment in March 2020 when the ship w...

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    Wherenextcruiser
    Sail Date Mar 2020
    Cruise to nowhere
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    crucero123
    Sail Date Mar 2020
    Poor ship, dangerous medical arrangements
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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.

  • 19 Night
    Cruise to Australia & New Zealand

    Leaving:
    Honolulu
    Visiting:
    Tahiti, Bora Bora ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    19 Night Cruise to Australia & New Zealand Route (Royal Caribbean International)
    • Day 1
      Honolulu
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Tahiti (Papeete)
    • Day 8
      Bora Bora
    • Day 9
      Moorea
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Napier
    • Day 17
      Wellington
    • Day 18
      Picton
    • Day 19
      Cruising
    • Day 20
      Cruising
    • Day 21
      Sydney (Australia)
    Ship Details

    Ovation of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

    Pros

    An amazing mega-liner filled with high-tech entertainment and attractions

    Cons

    Drinking, dining and entertainment venues struggle at peak times

    Bottom line

    Never a dull moment on a ship that has something to please everyone

    Reviews

    Ovation of the Seas Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    Packed with bells and whistles, Ovation of the Seas is the third ground-breaking ship to join R...

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    JMW43
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Impressed with general organisation and especially cleanliness
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    ozpen
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Amazing cruise
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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.

  • 17 Night
    Cruise to Australia & New Zealand

    Leaving:
    Honolulu
    Visiting:
    Maui, Bora Bora ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Celebrity Cruises
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    17 Night Cruise to Australia & New Zealand Route (Celebrity Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Honolulu
    • Day 2
      Maui
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Bora Bora
    • Day 9
      Tahiti (Papeete)
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Auckland
    • Day 16
      Paihia
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      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

    Celebrity Solstice, the first of the Solstice-class ships, offers one of the most elegant mains...

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
    Fran from Australia
    Sail Date Mar 2020
    Wonderful crew, wonderful cruise
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    platypus33
    Sail Date Mar 2020
    Just OK
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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
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    • 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 to Australia & New Zealand

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Eden, Burnie ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Norwegian Cruise Line
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    12 Night Cruise to Australia & New Zealand Route (Norwegian Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Eden (Australia)
    • Day 3
      Burnie
    • Day 4
      Melbourne
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Milford Sound
    • Day 7
      Doubtful Sound
    • Day 7
      Dusky Sound
    • Day 8
      Dunedin
    • Day 9
      Christchurch
    • Day 10
      Wellington
    • Day 11
      Napier
    • Day 12
      Tauranga
    • Day 13
      Auckland
    Ship Details

    Norwegian Spirit - Norwegian Cruise Line

    Pros

    Lively ship that's been continually updated and refreshed.

    Cons

    Activities on smaller ship more limited than on line's larger vessels.

    Bottom Line

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

    Reviews

    Norwegian Spirit Reviews

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

    The 2,016-passenger Norwegian Spirit debuted in 1998 so you won't find a rock climbing wall, bo...

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    SkyeFlyer
    Sail Date Mar 2020
    Great Spirit Service Team and Renovation Despite Unfortunate Pandemic Impact
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    mertziek
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    First Spirit Cruise after drydock - BIG MISTAKE!
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    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
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    • 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.

  • 27 Night
    Cruise to Australia & New Zealand

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Airlie Beach, Cairns ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Crystal Cruises
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    27 Night Cruise to Australia & New Zealand Route (Crystal Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Airlie Beach
    • Day 5
      Cairns
    • Day 6
      Cairns
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Darwin
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Komodo Island
    • Day 13
      Bali
    • Day 14
      Bali
    • Day 15
      Bali
    • Day 16
      Salay
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Semarang
    • Day 19
      Cruising
    • Day 20
      Cruising
    • Day 21
      Penang
    • Day 22
      Langkawi
    • Day 23
      Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)
    • Day 24
      Singapore
    • Day 25
      Singapore
    • Day 26
      Cruising
    • Day 27
      Koh Samui
    • Day 28
      Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
    Ship Details

    Crystal Symphony - Crystal Cruises

    Pros

    More options for dining and entertainment than on other luxury ships

    Cons

    Entry-level cabins are small compared to those of competitors

    Bottom Line

    A successful blend of luxurious amenities with big-ship choice

    Reviews

    Crystal Symphony Reviews

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

    Crystal Symphony is a wonderful choice for cruise travelers who are looking for a luxurious cru...

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    dustyroadrunner
    Sail Date Feb 2018
    Beautiful Tasmania!
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    Jayoh
    Sail Date Feb 2018
    Continues to Deliver
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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
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    • 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 to Australia & New Zealand

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Eden, Burnie ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Norwegian Cruise Line
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    12 Night Cruise to Australia & New Zealand Route (Norwegian Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Eden (Australia)
    • Day 3
      Burnie
    • Day 4
      Melbourne
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Milford Sound
    • Day 7
      Doubtful Sound
    • Day 7
      Dusky Sound
    • Day 8
      Timaru
    • Day 9
      Akaroa
    • Day 10
      Wellington
    • Day 11
      Napier
    • Day 12
      Tauranga
    • Day 13
      Auckland
    Ship Details

    Norwegian Spirit - Norwegian Cruise Line

    Pros

    Lively ship that's been continually updated and refreshed.

    Cons

    Activities on smaller ship more limited than on line's larger vessels.

    Bottom Line

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

    Reviews

    Norwegian Spirit Reviews

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

    The 2,016-passenger Norwegian Spirit debuted in 1998 so you won't find a rock climbing wall, bo...

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    swimboy09
    Sail Date Mar 2020
    $100 million upgrade and $0 spent on Officers and Captain Pinonchio
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    muesy
    Sail Date Mar 2020
    Ceased to be a cruise.
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    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
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    • 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 to Australia & New Zealand

    Leaving:
    Auckland
    Visiting:
    Auckland, Tauranga ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Celebrity Cruises
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    10 Night Cruise to Australia & New Zealand Route (Celebrity Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Auckland
    • Day 2
      Auckland
    • Day 3
      Tauranga
    • Day 4
      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

    Celebrity Solstice, the first of the Solstice-class ships, offers one of the most elegant mains...

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    Msgoldenhair
    Sail Date Mar 2020
    Well done Captain Alex and team...an excellent cruise
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    whitbob
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    New Zealand - Trip was Top Notch
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    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
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    • 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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  • 15 Night
    Cruise to Australia & New Zealand

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Hobart, Milford Fjord ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    15 Night Cruise to Australia & New Zealand Route (Royal Caribbean International)
    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Hobart
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Milford Fjord
    • Day 6
      Doubtful Sound
    • Day 6
      Dusky Sound
    • Day 7
      Dunedin
    • Day 8
      Christchurch
    • Day 9
      Picton
    • Day 10
      Wellington
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Tauranga
    • Day 13
      Auckland
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Sydney (Australia)
    Ship Details

    Ovation of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

    Pros

    An amazing mega-liner filled with high-tech entertainment and attractions

    Cons

    Drinking, dining and entertainment venues struggle at peak times

    Bottom line

    Never a dull moment on a ship that has something to please everyone

    Reviews

    Ovation of the Seas Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    Packed with bells and whistles, Ovation of the Seas is the third ground-breaking ship to join R...

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    Penny mccosker
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Great cabins
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    Randal
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    What an epic cruise!
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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 to Australia & New Zealand

    Leaving:
    Auckland
    Visiting:
    Tauranga, Gisborne ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Norwegian Cruise Line
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    10 Night Cruise to Australia & New Zealand Route (Norwegian Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Auckland
    • Day 2
      Tauranga
    • Day 3
      Gisborne
    • Day 4
      Wellington
    • Day 5
      Picton
    • 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

    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

    More than 14 years old, Norwegian Jewel has regained its luster with an extensive refurbis...

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    MileHighBill
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Great NZ cruise
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    marlowman
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Not bad for a good value solo cruise
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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.

  • 14 Night
    Cruise to Australia & New Zealand

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Eden, Burnie ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Norwegian Cruise Line
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    14 Night Cruise to Australia & New Zealand Route (Norwegian Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Eden (Australia)
    • Day 3
      Burnie
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Milford Sound
    • Day 6
      Doubtful Sound
    • Day 6
      Dusky Sound
    • Day 7
      Dunedin
    • Day 8
      Christchurch
    • Day 9
      Picton
    • Day 10
      Wellington
    • Day 11
      Napier
    • Day 12
      Tauranga
    • Day 13
      Paihia
    • Day 14
      Auckland
    • Day 15
      Auckland
    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

    More than 14 years old, Norwegian Jewel has regained its luster with an extensive refurbis...

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    Rrb99
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Comparison to prior cruise experience
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    MY Schavuit
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Free at sea
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      Room with bed and private bathroom
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    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining