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  • 2019 Best for Service

    30-day
    South Pacific Crossing

    Leaving:
    San Diego
    Visiting:
    Honolulu, Maui ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    30 Night October 2020 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      San Diego
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Honolulu
    • Day 8
      Maui
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Kona (Kailua Bay)
    • Day 10
      Hilo
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Christmas Island
    • Day 15
      Equator (Cruising)
    • Day 16
      Bora Bora
    • Day 17
      Bora Bora
    • Day 18
      Moorea
    • Day 18
      Tahiti (Papeete)
    • Day 19
      Tahiti (Papeete)
    • Day 20
      Cruising
    • Day 21
      Rarotonga
    • Day 22
      Cruising
    • Day 23
      Cruising
    • Day 24
      Cruising
    • Day 25
      Vavau
    • Day 26
      Nuku Alofa
    • Day 27
      Cruising
    • Day 28
      Cruising
    • Day 29
      Norfolk Island
    • Day 30
      Cruising
    • Day 31
      Cruising
    • Day 32
      Sydney (Australia)
    Ship Details

    Maasdam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    Intimate atmosphere pairs well with unique itineraries

    Cons

    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

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  • 2019 Best for Shore Excursions

    14-day
    Australia & New Zealand

    Cruise Critic Favorite
    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Melbourne, Hobart ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    14 Night October 2020 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Melbourne
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Hobart
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Fiordland National Park (Cruising)
    • Day 8
      Milford Sound
    • Day 9
      Dunedin
    • Day 10
      Christchurch
    • Day 11
      Picton
    • Day 12
      Wellington
    • Day 13
      Napier
    • Day 14
      Tauranga
    • Day 15
      Auckland
    Ship Details

    Oosterdam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    The addition of the line's signature Music Walk has reinvigorated nightlife onboard

    Cons

    Lacks attractions for active cruisers

    Bottom Line

    Good service and excellent evening entertainment combine to please

    Reviews

    Oosterdam Reviews

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

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    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

    63-day
    South Pacific & Australia Circumnavigation Collector

    Leaving:
    San Diego
    Visiting:
    Honolulu, Maui ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    63 Night October 2020 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      San Diego
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Honolulu
    • Day 8
      Maui
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Kona (Kailua Bay)
    • Day 10
      Hilo
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Christmas Island
    • Day 15
      Equator (Cruising)
    • Day 16
      Bora Bora
    • Day 17
      Bora Bora
    • Day 18
      Moorea
    • Day 18
      Tahiti (Papeete)
    • Day 19
      Tahiti (Papeete)
    • Day 20
      Cruising
    • Day 21
      Rarotonga
    • Day 22
      Cruising
    • Day 23
      Cruising
    • Day 24
      Cruising
    • Day 25
      Vavau
    • Day 26
      Nuku Alofa
    • Day 27
      Cruising
    • Day 28
      Cruising
    • Day 29
      Norfolk Island
    • Day 30
      Cruising
    • Day 31
      Cruising
    • Day 32
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 33
      Cruising
    • Day 34
      Cruising
    • Day 35
      Townsville
    • Day 36
      Cairns
    • Day 37
      Cooktown
    • Day 38
      Cruising
    • Day 38
      Ribbon Reef
    • Day 39
      Cruising
    • Day 40
      Cruising
    • Day 41
      Darwin
    • Day 42
      Cruising
    • Day 43
      Cruising
    • Day 44
      Bali
    • Day 45
      Cruising
    • Day 46
      Cruising
    • Day 47
      Broome
    • Day 48
      Cruising
    • Day 49
      Exmouth
    • Day 50
      Cruising
    • Day 51
      Geraldton
    • Day 52
      Perth (Fremantle)
    • Day 53
      Perth (Fremantle)
    • Day 54
      Bunbury
    • Day 55
      Albany (Australia)
    • Day 56
      Cruising
    • Day 57
      Cruising
    • Day 58
      Kangaroo Island
    • Day 59
      Adelaide
    • Day 60
      Port Lincoln
    • Day 61
      Cruising
    • Day 62
      Melbourne
    • Day 63
      Burnie
    • Day 64
      Cruising
    • Day 65
      Sydney (Australia)
    Ship Details

    Maasdam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    Intimate atmosphere pairs well with unique itineraries

    Cons

    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

    10 Night
    Queensland Cruise

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Brisbane, Cairns ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    10 Night October 2020 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Royal Caribbean International)
    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Brisbane
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cairns
    • Day 7
      Airlie Beach
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Newcastle (Australia)
    • Day 11
      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

    Reviews

    Serenade of the Seas Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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

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

  • 2019 Best for Service

    11 Night
    New Zealand Cruise

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Picton, Napier ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    11 Night October 2020 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Royal Caribbean International)
    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Picton
    • Day 5
      Napier
    • Day 6
      Wellington
    • Day 7
      Christchurch
    • Day 8
      Dunedin
    • Day 9
      Dusky Sound
    • Day 9
      Doubtful Sound
    • Day 9
      Milford Fjord
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      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

    Reviews

    Serenade of the Seas Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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

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

  • 7 Night
    Adelaide & Hobart Cruise

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Adelaide, Hobart ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    7 Night October 2020 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Royal Caribbean International)
    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Adelaide
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Hobart
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      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.

  • 13 Night
    New Zealand Cruise

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Milford Fjord, Doubtful Sound ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    13 Night October 2020 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Royal Caribbean International)
    • 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
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Wellington
    • Day 8
      Napier
    • Day 9
      Tauranga
    • Day 10
      Auckland
    • Day 11
      Paihia
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      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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    • 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.

  • 2019 Best for Embarkation

    42-day
    Sea Of Cortez & South Pacific Crossing Collector

    Leaving:
    San Diego
    Visiting:
    Cabo San Lucas, La Paz ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    42 Night October 2020 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      San Diego
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cabo San Lucas
    • Day 5
      La Paz
    • Day 6
      Loreto
    • Day 7
      Guayamas
    • Day 8
      Topolobampo
    • Day 9
      Mazatlan
    • Day 10
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      San Diego
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Honolulu
    • Day 20
      Maui
    • Day 21
      Cruising
    • Day 21
      Kona (Kailua Bay)
    • Day 22
      Hilo
    • Day 23
      Cruising
    • Day 24
      Cruising
    • Day 25
      Cruising
    • Day 26
      Cruising
    • Day 26
      Christmas Island
    • Day 27
      Equator (Cruising)
    • Day 28
      Bora Bora
    • Day 29
      Bora Bora
    • Day 30
      Moorea
    • Day 30
      Tahiti (Papeete)
    • Day 31
      Tahiti (Papeete)
    • Day 32
      Cruising
    • Day 33
      Rarotonga
    • Day 34
      Cruising
    • Day 35
      Cruising
    • Day 36
      Cruising
    • Day 37
      Vavau
    • Day 38
      Nuku Alofa
    • Day 39
      Cruising
    • Day 40
      Cruising
    • Day 41
      Norfolk Island
    • Day 42
      Cruising
    • Day 43
      Cruising
    • Day 44
      Sydney (Australia)
    Ship Details

    Maasdam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    Intimate atmosphere pairs well with unique itineraries

    Cons

    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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    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
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      Still water, coffee, and tea
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  • 28 Night
    Australia Cruise

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Hobart, Burnie ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    28 Night October 2020 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Princess Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Hobart
    • Day 4
      Burnie
    • Day 5
      Melbourne
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Adelaide
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Albany (Australia)
    • Day 11
      Margaret River
    • Day 12
      Perth (Fremantle)
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Broome
    • Day 17
      Kimberley Coast
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Darwin
    • Day 20
      Cruising
    • Day 21
      Cruising
    • Day 22
      Cruising
    • Day 23
      Alotau
    • Day 24
      Cruising
    • Day 25
      Cruising
    • Day 26
      Cruising
    • Day 27
      Brisbane
    • Day 28
      Cruising
    • Day 29
      Sydney (Australia)
    Ship Details

    Sun Princess - Princess Cruises

    Pros

    Interesting itineraries, good food and welcoming crew

    Cons

    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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  • 2019 Best for Embarkation

    21 Night
    Australia Cruise

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Nelson, Wellington ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Silversea Cruises
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    21 Night October 2020 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Silversea Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Nelson
    • Day 6
      Wellington
    • Day 7
      Akaroa
    • Day 8
      Dunedin
    • Day 9
      Stewart Island
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Milford Sound
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Burnie
    • Day 14
      Melbourne
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Adelaide
    • Day 17
      Kangaroo Island
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Cruising
    • Day 20
      Albany (Australia)
    • Day 21
      Busselton
    • Day 22
      Perth (Fremantle)
    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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    • 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
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  • 13 Night
    New Zealand Cruise

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Fjordland, Dunedin ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    13 Night October 2020 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Princess Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Fjordland
    • Day 5
      Dunedin
    • Day 6
      Akaroa
    • Day 7
      Wellington
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Tauranga
    • Day 10
      Auckland
    • Day 11
      Paihia
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      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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      Main dining room and/or buffet
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      Still water, coffee, and tea
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  • 2 Night
    Sampler Cruise

    Leaving:
    Sydney
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    Sydney,
    Cruise Line:
    Celebrity Cruises
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    2 Night October 2020 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Celebrity Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      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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      Main dining room and/or buffet
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    • Basic Drinks
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  • 12 Nt
    Australia, Tasmania & New Zealand

    Cruise Critic Favorite
    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Hobart, Milford Sound ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Celebrity Cruises
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    12 Night October 2020 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Celebrity Cruises)
    • 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
      Wellington
    • Day 10
      Picton
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • 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

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    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
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    • Alcohol
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    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
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    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 6 Night
    Australia Cruise

    Leaving:
    Perth
    Visiting:
    Adelaide, Melbourne ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    6 Night October 2020 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Princess Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Perth (Fremantle)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Adelaide
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Melbourne
    Ship Details

    Sapphire Princess - Princess Cruises

    Pros

    After 2018 refurb, ship sports a new kids' club, refreshed spa and top-notch entertainment

    Cons

    Bathrooms still in need of a refurbishment

    Bottom Line

    A good-value ship packed full of entertainment and activities

    Reviews

    Sapphire Princess Reviews

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

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    • 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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  • 28 Night
    Australia Cruise

    Leaving:
    Brisbane
    Visiting:
    Sydney, Hobart ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    28 Night October 2020 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Princess Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Brisbane
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Hobart
    • Day 6
      Burnie
    • Day 7
      Melbourne
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Adelaide
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Albany (Australia)
    • Day 13
      Margaret River
    • Day 14
      Perth (Fremantle)
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Broome
    • Day 19
      Kimberley Coast
    • Day 20
      Cruising
    • Day 21
      Darwin
    • Day 22
      Cruising
    • Day 23
      Cruising
    • Day 24
      Cruising
    • Day 25
      Alotau
    • Day 26
      Cruising
    • Day 27
      Cruising
    • Day 28
      Cruising
    • Day 29
      Brisbane
    Ship Details

    Sun Princess - Princess Cruises

    Pros

    Interesting itineraries, good food and welcoming crew

    Cons

    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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    • Wi-Fi
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      Main dining room and/or buffet
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    • Room Service
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    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
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  • 2 Night
    Australia Cruise

    Leaving:
    Adelaide
    Visiting:
    Melbourne,
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    2 Night October 2020 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Princess Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Adelaide
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Melbourne
    Ship Details

    Sapphire Princess - Princess Cruises

    Pros

    After 2018 refurb, ship sports a new kids' club, refreshed spa and top-notch entertainment