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  • 14 Night
    New Zealand Cruise

    Leaving:
    Brisbane
    Visiting:
    Fjordland, Dunedin ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    • Day 1
      Brisbane
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Fjordland
    • Day 6
      Dunedin
    • Day 7
      Akaroa
    • Day 8
      Wellington
    • Day 9
      Napier
    • Day 10
      Tauranga
    • Day 11
      Auckland
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Brisbane
    • Day 15
      Brisbane
    • Day 15
      Brisbane
    • Day 15
      Brisbane
    • Day 15
      Brisbane
    • Day 15
      Brisbane
    • Day 15
      Brisbane
    • Day 15
      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?

    • 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.

  • 15 Night
    Australia Cruise

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Brisbane, Whitsundays (Airlie Beach, Hamilton Island) ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Oceania Cruises
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    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Brisbane
    • Day 4
      Cruising (Coral Sea)
    • Day 5
      Whitsundays (Airlie Beach, Hamilton Island)
    • Day 6
      Cairns
    • Day 7
      Cruising (Coral Sea)
    • Day 8
      Alotau
    • Day 9
      Port Moresby
    • Day 10
      Cruising (Coral Sea)
    • Day 11
      Cruising (Arafura Sea)
    • Day 12
      Darwin
    • Day 13
      Cruising (Timor Sea)
    • Day 14
      Komodo Island
    • Day 15
      Bali
    • Day 16
      Bali
    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

    You might call Regatta the perfect "Goldilocks" ship -- it's not too big, not too small, but ra...

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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.

  • 11 Night
    Australia Cruise

    Leaving:
    Auckland
    Visiting:
    Tauranga, Napier ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Norwegian Cruise Line
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    • Day 1
      Auckland
    • Day 2
      Tauranga
    • Day 3
      Napier
    • Day 4
      Picton
    • Day 5
      Akaroa
    • Day 6
      Wellington
    • Day 7
      Dunedin
    • Day 8
      Doubtful Sound
    • Day 8
      Dusky Sound
    • Day 8
      Milford Sound
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 12
      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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    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.

  • 13 Night
    New Zealand Cruise

    Leaving:
    Melbourne
    Visiting:
    Fjordland, Dunedin ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    • Day 1
      Melbourne
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Fjordland
    • Day 5
      Dunedin
    • Day 6
      Akaroa
    • Day 7
      Wellington
    • Day 8
      Napier
    • Day 9
      Tauranga
    • Day 10
      Auckland
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Melbourne
    • Day 14
      Melbourne
    • Day 14
      Melbourne
    • Day 14
      Melbourne
    • Day 14
      Melbourne
    • Day 14
      Melbourne
    • Day 14
      Melbourne
    • Day 14
      Melbourne
    • Day 14
      Melbourne
    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
      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
    Australia Cruise

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Norwegian Cruise Line
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    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Doubtful Sound
    • Day 4
      Dusky Sound
    • Day 4
      Milford Sound
    • Day 5
      Dunedin
    • Day 6
      Akaroa
    • Day 7
      Picton
    • Day 8
      Napier
    • Day 9
      Tauranga
    • Day 10
      Auckland
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      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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    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.

  • 12 Night
    New Zealand Cruise

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Paihia, Auckland ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    • 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
      Doubtful Sound
    • Day 10
      Milford Fjord
    • Day 10
      Dusky Sound
    • 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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    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.

  • 12 Night
    New Zealand Cruise

    Leaving:
    Auckland
    Visiting:
    Paihia, Tauranga ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Celebrity Cruises
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    • Day 1
      Auckland
    • Day 2
      Paihia
    • Day 3
      Tauranga
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Wellington
    • Day 6
      Akaroa
    • Day 7
      Dunedin
    • Day 8
      Doubtful Sound
    • Day 8
      Dusky Sound
    • Day 8
      Milford Sound
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Hobart
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      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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    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.