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  • 10 Night
    Australias Great Barrier Reef

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Newcastle, Airlie Beach ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Celebrity Cruises
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    10 Night December 2020 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Celebrity Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Newcastle (Australia)
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Airlie Beach
    • Day 6
      Cairns
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Brisbane
    • 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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    Fran from Australia
    Sail Date Mar 2020
    Wonderful crew, wonderful cruise
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    Rishigudka
    Sail Date Mar 2020
    Brilliant Final cruise before coronavirus shut down!
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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:
    Fjordland, Dunedin ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    13 Night December 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
      Christchurch
    • 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

    Regal Princess - Princess Cruises

    Pros

    Excellent dining options abound

    Cons

    Small cabins and balconies feel tight

    Bottom Line

    Modern and sophisticated decor, entertainment and dining

    Reviews

    Regal Princess Reviews

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

    Regal Princess is unmistakably elegant, accomplishing something mainstream cruise ships occasio...

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    somewheretropical
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Beautiful Ship, Great Cabin, Bad Service + Fellow Cruisers
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    golledge
    Sail Date Mar 2020
    You need a vacation after your vacation
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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.

  • 14-day
    Australia & New Zealand Holiday

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

    First thing's first: Plenty of features onboard Holland America's Oosterdam might elicit an "oo...

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    Hallzee
    Sail Date Mar 2020
    Great and Relaxing Cruise
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    Kruisysue8
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Good ship—except...
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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
    New Zealand Cruise

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Picton, Napier ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    11 Night December 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

    Serenade of the Seas is the third Radiance-class ship in Royal Caribbean's fleet. The 90,090-to...

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    ForeverCruisersJ&D
    Sail Date Mar 2020
    Serenade of the Seas Part Two!
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    ForeverCruisersJ&D
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Serenade of the Seas: Outstanding Ship-Excellent 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.

  • 14 Night
    Australia & New Zealand

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Sydney, Melbourne ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Viking Ocean Cruises
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    14 Night December 2020 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Viking Ocean Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Melbourne
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Hobart
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Dunedin
    • Day 10
      Christchurch
    • Day 11
      Wellington
    • Day 12
      Napier
    • Day 13
      Tauranga
    • Day 14
      Auckland
    • Day 15
      Auckland
    Ship Details

    Viking Orion - Viking Ocean Cruises

    Pros

    Many perks included in cruise fare, including one-of-a-kind thermal suite and fine dining

    Cons

    People looking for traditional cruise activities -- casino, glitzy production shows -- will be disappointed

    Bottom Line

    A solid value on a cruise ship that focuses on exploration onboard and ashore

    Reviews

    Viking Orion Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining5.0
    Service4.5
    Value5.0

    With its debut in 2018, Viking Orion became the fifth ship in Viking Ocean Cruises' rapidly gro...

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    TUCRUISE
    Sail Date Mar 2020
    A good cruise cut short
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    Mike1733
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Viking Ocean does not disappoint
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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.

  • 14 Night
    New Zealand Cruise

    Leaving:
    Brisbane
    Visiting:
    Auckland, Tauranga ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    14 Night December 2020 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Princess Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Brisbane
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Auckland
    • Day 6
      Tauranga
    • Day 7
      Napier
    • Day 8
      Wellington
    • Day 9
      Akaroa
    • Day 10
      Dunedin
    • Day 11
      Fjordland
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      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

    Launched in 1995 as the world's biggest-ever cruise ship weighing in at about 77,000 tons, Sun ...

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    grangie
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Disappointed
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    ErJoMo
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Dining, relaxing & entertainment.
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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.

  • 14-day
    Australia & New Zealand

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Burnie, Melbourne ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    14 Night December 2020 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Burnie
    • Day 4
      Melbourne
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • 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

    First thing's first: Plenty of features onboard Holland America's Oosterdam might elicit an "oo...

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    Hogladyrider
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    First Time Cruisers with HAL - Oosterdam Home Run
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    pamfergusonpdx
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    GREAT JOB, HOLLAND AMERICA LINE!
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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:
    Paihia, Auckland ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    13 Night December 2020 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Princess Cruises)
    • 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
      Christchurch
    • Day 10
      Dunedin
    • Day 11
      Fjordland
    • 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

    Launched in 2017, Majestic Princess is the newest and largest Princess Cruises ship ever to sai...

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    Patthecruiser
    Sail Date Nov 2019
    Could not have been a nicer cruise
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    dancerjoy
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Disappointed
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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
    Australia Cruise

    Leaving:
    Auckland
    Visiting:
    Tauranga, Wellington ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    13 Night December 2020 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Princess Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Auckland
    • Day 2
      Tauranga
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Wellington
    • Day 5
      Akaroa
    • Day 6
      Dunedin
    • Day 7
      Fjordland
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Hobart
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Melbourne
    • 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

    Launched in 2017, Majestic Princess is the newest and largest Princess Cruises ship ever to sai...

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    thekirtons2002
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Disapppointing
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    anterior43
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Lovely majestic
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  • 14-night
    Australia Intensive Voyage

    Leaving:
    Perth
    Visiting:
    Busselton, Albany ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Azamara
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    14 Night December 2020 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Azamara)
    • Day 1
      Perth (Fremantle)
    • Day 2
      Busselton
    • Day 3
      Albany (Australia)
    • Day 4
      Esperance
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Adelaide
    • Day 8
      Kangaroo Island
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 12
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 13
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Melbourne
    Ship Details

    Azamara Pursuit - Azamara

    Pros

    ** Comfortable home base for exploring unique itineraries, with warm and accommodating service

    Cons

    ** Most cabins, especially the bathrooms, are small and feel tight

    Bottom Line

    ** Pursuit is perfectly sized to sail into more remote ports; onboard atmosphere is quiet and congenial

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    Azamara Pursuit Reviews

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

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    Pboothe
    Sail Date Mar 2020
    Fantastic Captain, Crew, and Ship
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    SailingSteve77
    Sail Date Mar 2020
    Twilight Zone cruise!
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  • 5 Night
    Australia Cruise

    Leaving:
    Melbourne
    Visiting:
    Phillip Island, Port Lincoln ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    5 Night December 2020 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Princess Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Melbourne
    • Day 2
      Phillip Island
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Port Lincoln
    • Day 5
      Kangaroo Island
    • Day 6
      Adelaide
    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

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    Sapphire Princess Reviews

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

    The 116,000-ton, 2,670-passenger Sapphire Princess debuted in 2004 as the fifth of nine ships i...

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    Newwestguy
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Great Cruise But Cut Short
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    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Princess, a big let down! Very disappointing cruise!
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  • 8 Night
    Australia Cruise

    Leaving:
    Perth
    Visiting:
    Geraldton, Broome ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    8 Night December 2020 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Princess Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Perth (Fremantle)
    • Day 2
      Geraldton
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Broome
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Exmouth
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Perth (Fremantle)
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    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

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    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.5
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    Sea Princess sails varied itineraries -- including Australia/New Zealand, Hawaii and a round-th...

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    Wally cowin
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Train trip to Arthurs Pass a highlight of the Cruise
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    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Sea Princess Cruise NZ in February
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  • 16 Night
    Australia Cruise

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Brisbane, Mooloolaba ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Oceania Cruises
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    16 Night December 2020 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Oceania Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Brisbane
    • Day 4
      Mooloolaba
    • Day 5
      Cruising (Coral Sea)
    • Day 6
      Whitsundays (Airlie Beach, Hamilton Island)
    • Day 7
      Cairns
    • Day 8
      Cruising (Coral Sea)
    • Day 9
      Alotau
    • Day 10
      Port Moresby
    • Day 11
      Cruising (Coral Sea)
    • Day 12
      Cruising (Arafura Sea)
    • Day 13
      Darwin
    • Day 14
      Cruising (Timor Sea)
    • Day 15
      Komodo Island
    • Day 16
      Bali
    • Day 17
      Bali
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    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

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    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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    SherwoodCruiser
    Sail Date May 2019
    Wonderful vacation!
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    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Splendid cruise
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  • 14-day
    Australia & New Zealand From Sydney

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Eden, Burnie ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Norwegian Cruise Line
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    14 Night December 2020 Australia & New Zealand Cruise 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.

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    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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    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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