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9 Night
New Zealand Cruise

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Milford Fjord, Doubtful Sound ... 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
    Milford Fjord
  • Day 4
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 4
    Dusky Sound
  • Day 5
    Dunedin
  • Day 6
    Wellington
  • Day 7
    Picton
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    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

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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

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12 Night
New Zealand Cruise

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Paihia, Auckland ... 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
    Auckland
  • Day 6
    Tauranga
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Wellington
  • Day 9
    Dunedin
  • Day 10
    Dusky Sound
  • Day 10
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 10
    Milford Fjord
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    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

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

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5 Night
Australia Cruise

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Hobart, Port Arthur ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Hobart
  • Day 4
    Port Arthur
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Majestic Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Wide range of venues, lots of entertainment and dining designed by Michelin-starred chefs

Cons

Might feel too big if you're used to smaller Australian ships

Bottom Line

A bigger offering of Princess Cruises' best, plus unique features not found on other ships

Reviews

Majestic Princess Reviews

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

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

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12 Night
New Zealand Cruise

Cruise Critic Favorite
Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Hobart, Milford Sound ... see more
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

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

Celebrity Solstice - Celebrity Cruises

Pros

Elegant, modern ship with impressive drinking and dining venues

Cons

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

Bottom Line

Sophisticated, contemporary and delicious cruise experience for all ages

Reviews

Celebrity Solstice Reviews

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

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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

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

2019 Best for Service

40-day
Australia Circumnavigation & New Zealand Collector

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Mystery Island, Isle of Pines ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Mystery Island
  • Day 5
    Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)
  • Day 6
    Ile of Pines
  • Day 7
    Mare
  • Day 8
    Noumea
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 15
    Townsville
  • Day 16
    Cairns
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Lizard Island
  • Day 17
    Ribbon Reef
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Darwin
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Komodo Island
  • Day 24
    Cruising
  • Day 25
    Broome
  • Day 26
    Cruising
  • Day 27
    Exmouth
  • Day 28
    Cruising
  • Day 29
    Geraldton
  • Day 30
    Perth (Fremantle)
  • Day 31
    Perth (Fremantle)
  • Day 32
    Albany (Australia)
  • Day 33
    Cruising
  • Day 34
    Cruising
  • Day 35
    Adelaide
  • Day 36
    Kangaroo Island
  • Day 37
    Cruising
  • Day 38
    Melbourne
  • Day 39
    Burnie
  • Day 40
    Cruising
  • Day 41
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Maasdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Intimate atmosphere pairs well with unique itineraries

Con

Shows signs of age in some areas

Bottom Line

Excellent value for those who prefer a mid-sized ship

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

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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 Service

30-day
Australia Circumnavigation

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Airlie Beach, Townsville ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 5
    Townsville
  • Day 6
    Cairns
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Lizard Island
  • Day 7
    Ribbon Reef
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Darwin
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Komodo Island
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Broome
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Exmouth
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Geraldton
  • Day 20
    Perth (Fremantle)
  • Day 21
    Perth (Fremantle)
  • Day 22
    Albany (Australia)
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Cruising
  • Day 25
    Adelaide
  • Day 26
    Kangaroo Island
  • Day 27
    Cruising
  • Day 28
    Melbourne
  • Day 29
    Burnie
  • Day 30
    Cruising
  • Day 31
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Maasdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Intimate atmosphere pairs well with unique itineraries

Con

Shows signs of age in some areas

Bottom Line

Excellent value for those who prefer a mid-sized ship

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

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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 Embarkation

8 Night
Australia Cruise

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

  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Tauranga
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Akaroa
  • Day 5
    Dunedin
  • Day 6
    Fjordland
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Ruby Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Excellent service and array of dining and entertainment options

Cons

Upselling is a bit excessive

Bottom Line

Friendly ship, with plenty of dining options

Reviews

Ruby Princess Reviews

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

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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.

2 Night
Australia Cruise

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Brisbane,
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Brisbane
Ship Details

Sea Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Classic decor and small size offers an intimate onboard vibe

Cons

One of the oldest ships based in Australia

Bottom Line

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

Reviews

Sea Princess Reviews

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

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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
    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.

3 Night
Australia Cruise

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Newcastle, Brisbane ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Newcastle (Australia)
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Brisbane
Ship Details

Sea Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Classic decor and small size offers an intimate onboard vibe

Cons

One of the oldest ships based in Australia

Bottom Line

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

Reviews

Sea Princess Reviews

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

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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
    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
Australia Cruise

Leaving:
Melbourne
Visiting:
Phillip Island, Port Lincoln ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Melbourne
  • Day 2
    Phillip Island
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Port Lincoln
  • Day 5
    Kangaroo Island
  • Day 6
    Adelaide
Ship Details

Golden Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

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

Cons

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

Bottom Line

A great all-rounder for passengers of all ages

Reviews

Golden Princess Reviews

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

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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
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4 Night
Melbourne Cruise

Leaving:
Sydney
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Melbourne, Sydney ... see more
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Celebrity Cruises
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    Melbourne
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    Sydney (Australia)
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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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3 Night
Sampler Cruise

Leaving:
Sydney
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Sydney,
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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Radiance of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Social vibe and gorgeous ocean views from all over the ship

Cons

Families may miss ice skating, FlowRider and other whizbang activities on its larger vessels

Bottom Line

Ideal for cruisers who appreciate varied dining options and a midsized ship

Reviews

Radiance of the Seas Reviews

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

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6 Night
Australia Cruise

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Auckland
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Tauranga, Napier ... see more
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Princess Cruises
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    Tauranga
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    Napier
  • Day 4
    Marlborough Sounds
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
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  • Day 7
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Golden Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

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

Cons

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

Bottom Line

A great all-rounder for passengers of all ages

Reviews

Golden Princess Reviews

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

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2019 Best for Service

20-day
Australia Circumnavigation

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Airlie Beach, Townsville ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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    Sydney (Australia)
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    Cruising
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    Airlie Beach
  • Day 5
    Townsville
  • Day 6
    Cairns
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Lizard Island
  • Day 7
    Ribbon Reef
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
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  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Darwin
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
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    Komodo Island
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Broome
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Exmouth
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Geraldton
  • Day 20
    Perth (Fremantle)
  • Day 21
    Perth (Fremantle)
Ship Details

Maasdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Intimate atmosphere pairs well with unique itineraries

Con

Shows signs of age in some areas

Bottom Line

Excellent value for those who prefer a mid-sized ship

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

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12 Night
Great Barrier Reef Cruise

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Sydney
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Newcastle, Airlie Beach ... see more
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Celebrity Cruises
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    Airlie Beach
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    Cairns
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    Cairns
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    Port Douglas, Australia
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Brisbane
  • Day 12
    Cruising
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    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Celebrity Solstice - Celebrity Cruises

Pros

Elegant, modern ship with impressive drinking and dining venues

Cons

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

Bottom Line

Sophisticated, contemporary and delicious cruise experience for all ages

Reviews

Celebrity Solstice Reviews

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

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2019 Best for Families

10 Night
Australia Cruise

Leaving:
Sydney
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Airlie Beach, Cairns ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Airlie Beach
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    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
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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2019 Best for Embarkation

10-day
New Zealand & Coral Sea Odyssey

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Mystery Island, Isle of Pines ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Cruising
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    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Mystery Island
  • Day 5
    Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)
  • Day 6
    Ile of Pines
  • Day 7
    Mare
  • Day 8
    Noumea
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Maasdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Intimate atmosphere pairs well with unique itineraries

Con

Shows signs of age in some areas

Bottom Line

Excellent value for those who prefer a mid-sized ship

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

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2 Night
Australia Cruise

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Melbourne,
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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    Cruising
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    Melbourne
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Golden Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

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

Cons

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

Bottom Line

A great all-rounder for passengers of all ages

Reviews

Golden Princess Reviews

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

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2 Night
Australia Cruise

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Brisbane,
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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    Brisbane
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Sun Princess - Princess Cruises

Pro: Interesting itineraries, good food and welcoming crew

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

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

Reviews

Sun Princess Reviews

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

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2 Night
Australia Cruise

Leaving:
Brisbane
Visiting:
Sydney,
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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    Brisbane
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Ship Details

Sun Princess - Princess Cruises

Pro: Interesting itineraries, good food and welcoming crew

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

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

Reviews

Sun Princess Reviews

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

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53 Night
Southbound Tilbury To Sydney

Leaving:
London
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Lisbon, Casablanca ... see more
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Cruise & Maritime Voyages
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    Casablanca
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    Cruising
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    Las Palmas
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    Aruba
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    Panama Canal (Cruising)
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    Auckland
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54 Night
Southbound Amsterdam To Sydney

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Amsterdam
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Cruise & Maritime Voyages
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49 Night
Southbound Tilbury To Auckland

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58 Night
Southbound Tilbury To Adelaide

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7 Night
Australia Cruise

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Ship Details

Golden Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

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

Cons

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

Bottom Line

A great all-rounder for passengers of all ages

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Golden Princess Reviews

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Dining4.0
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Value4.0

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