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2019 Best for Service

15 Night
Cruise to Christchurch

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Paihia, Tauranga ... see more
Cruise Line:
Azamara
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  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Paihia
  • Day 3
    Tauranga
  • Day 4
    Napier
  • Day 5
    Wellington
  • Day 6
    Picton
  • Day 7
    Christchurch
  • Day 8
    Dunedin
  • Day 9
    Oban
  • Day 10
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 10
    Milford Sound
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Hobart
  • Day 14
    Hobart
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Azamara Journey - Azamara

Pros

Unique programming, friendly service and impressive commitment to destination cruising

Cons

Limited entertainment options, including a too-small casino, and hit-or-miss theater offerings

Bottom Line

Great choice for a truly grown-up getaway with more time in port

Reviews

Azamara Journey Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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2019 Best for Embarkation

51 Night
Cruise to Christchurch

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Eden, Milford Sound ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Eden (Australia)
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Fiordland National Park (Cruising)
  • Day 5
    Milford Sound
  • Day 6
    Dunedin
  • Day 7
    Christchurch
  • Day 8
    Kaikoura
  • Day 9
    Wellington
  • Day 10
    Gisborne
  • Day 11
    Tauranga
  • Day 12
    Auckland
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
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    Mystery Island
  • Day 16
    Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)
  • Day 17
    Ile of Pines
  • Day 18
    Mare
  • Day 19
    Noumea
  • Day 20
    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Airlie Beach
  • Day 26
    Townsville
  • Day 27
    Cairns
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    Ribbon Reef
  • Day 28
    Lizard Island
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    Cruising
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    Darwin
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    Komodo Island
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    Broome
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    Cruising
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    Exmouth
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    Cruising
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    Geraldton
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    Perth (Fremantle)
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    Perth (Fremantle)
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    Albany (Australia)
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    Adelaide
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    Kangaroo Island
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    Melbourne
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    Burnie
  • Day 51
    Cruising
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    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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  • 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 Value

40 Night
Cruise to Christchurch

Leaving:
Seattle
Visiting:
Honolulu, Hilo ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    Seattle
  • Day 2
    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Honolulu
  • Day 9
    Hilo
  • Day 10
    Maui
  • Day 11
    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Pago Pago
  • Day 17
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    Dravuni Island
  • Day 19
    Suva
  • Day 20
    Suva
  • Day 21
    Lautoka
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)
  • Day 24
    Ile of Pines
  • Day 25
    Noumea
  • Day 26
    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 29
    Cruising
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    Melbourne
  • Day 31
    Cruising
  • Day 32
    Hobart
  • Day 33
    Cruising
  • Day 34
    Cruising
  • Day 35
    Milford Sound
  • Day 35
    Fiordland National Park (Cruising)
  • Day 36
    Dunedin
  • Day 37
    Christchurch
  • Day 38
    Picton
  • Day 39
    Wellington
  • Day 40
    Napier
  • Day 41
    Tauranga
  • Day 42
    Auckland
Ship Details

Oosterdam - Holland America Line

Pro

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

Con

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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    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
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  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
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  • Alcohol
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2019 Best for Public Rooms

16 Night
Cruise to Christchurch

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Sydney, Melbourne ... see more
Cruise Line:
Silversea Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Melbourne
  • Day 5
    Burnie
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Hobart
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Milford Sound
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Dusky Sound
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Dunedin
  • Day 13
    Christchurch
  • Day 14
    Wellington
  • Day 15
    Napier
  • Day 16
    Tauranga
  • Day 17
    Auckland
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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  • 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 Service

11 Night
Cruise to Christchurch

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Picton, Napier ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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  • 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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  • 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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14 Night
Cruise to Christchurch

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Eden, Melbourne ... see more
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Eden (Australia)
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Melbourne
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Hobart
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Milford Sound
  • Day 9
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 9
    Dusky Sound
  • Day 10
    Dunedin
  • Day 11
    Christchurch
  • Day 12
    Wellington
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Tauranga
  • Day 15
    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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  • Wi-Fi
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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
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
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** 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 Entertainment

14 Night
Cruise to Christchurch

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

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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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2019 Best Overall

14 Night
Cruise to Christchurch

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Melbourne, Hobart ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Melbourne
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Hobart
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Milford Sound
  • Day 8
    Fiordland National Park (Cruising)
  • 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

Pro

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

Con

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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  • 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 Shore Excursions

14 Night
Cruise to Christchurch

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Sydney, Melbourne ... see more
Cruise Line:
Viking Ocean Cruises
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  • 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

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2019 Best for Entertainment

37 Night
Cruise to Christchurch

Leaving:
Los Angeles
Visiting:
Nuku Hiva, Tahiti ... see more
Cruise Line:
Viking Ocean Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Los Angeles
  • Day 2
    Pacific Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Nuku Hiva
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Tahiti (Papeete)
  • Day 12
    Tahiti (Papeete)
  • Day 13
    Bora Bora
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Rarotonga
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Tongatapu
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Suva
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Waitangi
  • Day 25
    Auckland
  • Day 26
    Auckland
  • Day 27
    Tauranga
  • Day 28
    Napier
  • Day 29
    Wellington
  • Day 30
    Christchurch
  • Day 31
    Dunedin
  • Day 32
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 33
    Cruising
  • Day 34
    Cruising
  • Day 35
    Hobart
  • Day 36
    Cruising
  • Day 37
    Melbourne
  • Day 38
    Cruising
  • Day 39
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Viking Sun - Viking Ocean Cruises

Pros

A casually upscale ship that feels like a floating boutique hotel

Cons

Not the right choice for kids, gamblers or nightlife aficionados

Bottom Line

A terrific value-for-money cruise for travelers who crave a destination-immersive cruise

Reviews

Viking Sun Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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2019 Best for Entertainment

118 Night
Cruise to Christchurch

Leaving:
Los Angeles
Visiting:
Nuku Hiva, Tahiti ... see more
Cruise Line:
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    Pacific Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Nuku Hiva
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Tahiti (Papeete)
  • Day 12
    Tahiti (Papeete)
  • Day 13
    Bora Bora
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Rarotonga
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Tongatapu
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Suva
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Waitangi
  • Day 25
    Auckland
  • Day 26
    Auckland
  • Day 27
    Tauranga
  • Day 28
    Napier
  • Day 29
    Wellington
  • Day 30
    Christchurch
  • Day 31
    Dunedin
  • Day 32
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 33
    Cruising
  • Day 34
    Cruising
  • Day 35
    Hobart
  • Day 36
    Cruising
  • Day 37
    Melbourne
  • Day 38
    Cruising
  • Day 39
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 40
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 41
    Cruising
  • Day 42
    Brisbane
  • Day 43
    Cruising (Coral Sea)
  • Day 44
    Whitsundays
  • Day 45
    Cairns
  • Day 46
    Cruising (Coral Sea)
  • Day 47
    Thursday Island
  • Day 48
    Cruising (Arafura Sea)
  • Day 49
    Cruising
  • Day 50
    Darwin
  • Day 51
    Cruising (Timor Sea)
  • Day 52
    Komodo Island
  • Day 53
    Bali
  • Day 54
    Cruising (Java Sea)
  • Day 55
    Semarang
  • Day 56
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  • Day 57
    South China Sea (Cruising)
  • Day 58
    Brunei
  • Day 59
    Kota Kinabalu
  • Day 60
    South China Sea (Cruising)
  • Day 61
    Manila
  • Day 62
    Manila
  • Day 63
    Cruising
  • Day 64
    Xiamen
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    Hong Kong
  • Day 66
    Hong Kong
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    Hong Kong
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    South China Sea (Cruising)
  • Day 69
    South China Sea (Cruising)
  • Day 70
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 71
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 72
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 73
    Cruising
  • Day 74
    Sihanoukville
  • Day 75
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 76
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 77
    Koh Samui
  • Day 78
    Cruising
  • Day 79
    Singapore
  • Day 80
    Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Day 81
    Penang
  • Day 82
    Andaman Sea
  • Day 83
    Bay of Bengal
  • Day 84
    Cruising
  • Day 85
    Colombo
  • Day 86
    Colombo
  • Day 87
    Cruising
  • Day 88
    Kochi (Cochin)
  • Day 89
    Cruising (Arabian Sea)
  • Day 90
    Goa
  • Day 91
    Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Day 92
    Cruising (Arabian Sea)
  • Day 93
    Cruising
  • Day 94
    Muscat
  • Day 95
    Cruising (Arabian Sea)
  • Day 96
    Red Sea (Cruising)
  • Day 97
    Cruising
  • Day 98
    Cruising
  • Day 99
    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Aqaba
  • Day 102
    Safaga
  • Day 103
    Suez Canal
  • Day 104
    Suez Canal
  • Day 105
    Alexandria
  • Day 106
    Mediterranean Sea (Cruising)
  • Day 107
    Cruising
  • Day 108
    Malta (Valletta)
  • Day 109
    Malta (Valletta)
  • Day 110
    Sardinia
  • Day 111
    Algiers
  • Day 112
    Cartagena (Spain)
  • Day 113
    Malaga
  • Day 114
    Mediterranean Sea (Cruising)
  • Day 115
    Barca d'Alva
  • Day 116
    Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 117
    Cruising
  • Day 118
    Dover
  • Day 119
    Greenwich (England)
  • Day 120
    Greenwich (England)
Ship Details

Viking Sun - Viking Ocean Cruises

Pros

A casually upscale ship that feels like a floating boutique hotel

Cons

Not the right choice for kids, gamblers or nightlife aficionados

Bottom Line

A terrific value-for-money cruise for travelers who crave a destination-immersive cruise

Reviews

Viking Sun Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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    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
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11 Night
Cruise to Christchurch

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Eden, Milford Sound ... see more
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Eden (Australia)
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Milford Sound
  • Day 5
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 5
    Dusky Sound
  • Day 6
    Dunedin
  • Day 7
    Christchurch
  • Day 8
    Picton
  • Day 9
    Wellington
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Tauranga
  • Day 12
    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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2019 Best for Cabins

14 Night
Cruise to Christchurch

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Melbourne, Melbourne ... see more
Cruise Line:
Silversea Cruises
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  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Melbourne
  • Day 4
    Melbourne
  • Day 5
    Burnie
  • Day 6
    Hobart
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Milford Sound
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Dusky Sound
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Dunedin
  • Day 12
    Christchurch
  • Day 13
    Picton
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Auckland
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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2019 Best for Value

13 Night
Cruise to Christchurch

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound ... see more
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Milford Sound
  • Day 4
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 4
    Dusky Sound
  • Day 5
    Dunedin
  • Day 6
    Christchurch
  • Day 7
    Wellington
  • Day 8
    Napier
  • Day 9
    Picton
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Hobart
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Melbourne
Ship Details

Celebrity Eclipse - Celebrity Cruises

Pros

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

Cons

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

Bottom Line

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

Reviews

Celebrity Eclipse Reviews

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

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2019 Best for Dining

14 Night
Cruise to Christchurch

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

Oosterdam - Holland America Line

Pro

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

Con

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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  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
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  • Alcohol
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2019 Best for Embarkation

17 Night
Cruise to Christchurch

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Tauranga, Wellington ... see more
Cruise Line:
Silversea Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Tauranga
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Wellington
  • Day 5
    Picton
  • Day 6
    Christchurch
  • Day 7
    Timaru
  • Day 8
    Stewart Island
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Milford Sound
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Burnie
  • Day 13
    Melbourne
  • Day 14
    Melbourne
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Eden (Australia)
  • Day 17
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 18
    Sydney (Australia)
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
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5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.5
Service5.0
Value5.0

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  • Spa Services
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    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 Entertainment

13 Night
Cruise to Christchurch

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Fjordland, Dunedin ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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  • 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

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2019 Best Overall

11 Night
Cruise to Christchurch

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Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Tauranga, Napier ... see more
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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    Auckland
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    Tauranga
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    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Napier
  • Day 5
    Wellington
  • Day 6
    Picton
  • Day 7
    Christchurch
  • Day 8
    Dunedin
  • Day 9
    Dusky Sound
  • Day 9
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 9
    Milford Sound
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Melbourne
Ship Details

Celebrity Eclipse - Celebrity Cruises

Pros

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

Cons

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

Bottom Line

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

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Celebrity Eclipse Reviews

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

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2019 Best Overall

139 Night
Cruise to Christchurch

Leaving:
Los Angeles
Visiting:
Santa Barbara, Kauai ... see more
Cruise Line:
Viking Ocean Cruises
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    Muscat
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  • Day 101
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    Aqaba
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  • Day 109
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  • Day 111
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  • Day 112
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  • Day 118
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    Venice
  • Day 121
    Venice
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  • Day 123
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  • Day 127
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  • Day 128
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  • Day 130
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  • Day 131
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  • Day 132
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  • Day 134
    Malaga
  • Day 135
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  • Day 136
    Vigo
  • Day 137
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  • Day 138
    Portland (Maine)
  • Day 139
    Dover
  • Day 140
    Greenwich (England)
  • Day 141
    Greenwich (England)
Ship Details

Viking Sun - Viking Ocean Cruises

Pros

A casually upscale ship that feels like a floating boutique hotel

Cons

Not the right choice for kids, gamblers or nightlife aficionados

Bottom Line

A terrific value-for-money cruise for travelers who crave a destination-immersive cruise

Reviews

Viking Sun Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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    Still water, coffee, and tea
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  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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2019 Best for Shore Excursions

160 Night
Cruise to Christchurch

Leaving:
Miami
Visiting:
Santiago de Cuba, Cienfuegos ... see more
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  • Day 2
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  • Day 4
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    Cienfuegos
  • Day 6
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  • Day 7
    Cruising
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    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 9
    Colon (Cristobal)
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
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    Corinto
  • Day 14
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
  • Day 15
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  • Day 19
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    Los Angeles
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    Kauai
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    Bora Bora
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    Kota Kinabalu
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    Manila
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    Hong Kong
  • Day 88
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  • Day 90
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    Hue
  • Day 92
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    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 94
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 95
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    Koh Samui
  • Day 97
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 98
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 99
    Koh Samui
  • Day 100
    Cruising
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    Singapore
  • Day 102
    Singapore
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    Penang
  • Day 105
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    Colombo
  • Day 109
    Colombo
  • Day 110
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    Goa
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    Mumbai (Bombay)
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    Mumbai (Bombay)
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    Salalah
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    Suez Canal
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    Cairo (Port Said)
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    Athens (Piraeus)
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    Venice
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    Dubrovnik
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    Corfu
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  • Day 148
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
  • Day 149
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    Vigo
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    Portland (Maine)
  • Day 160
    Dover
  • Day 161
    Greenwich (England)
  • Day 162
    Greenwich (England)
Ship Details

Viking Sun - Viking Ocean Cruises

Pros

A casually upscale ship that feels like a floating boutique hotel

Cons

Not the right choice for kids, gamblers or nightlife aficionados

Bottom Line

A terrific value-for-money cruise for travelers who crave a destination-immersive cruise

Reviews

Viking Sun Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service