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2019 Best for Families

28 Night
Cruise to Akaroa

Leaving:
Los Angeles
Visiting:
Honolulu, Kauai ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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    Los Angeles
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    Tahiti (Papeete)
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    Tauranga
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    Cruising
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    Akaroa
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    Dunedin
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    Fjordland
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    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Ruby Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Excellent service and array of dining and entertainment options

Cons

Upselling is a bit excessive

Bottom Line

Friendly ship, with plenty of dining options

Reviews

Ruby Princess Reviews

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

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  • Shore Excursions
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    Main dining room and/or buffet
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  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
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2019 Best for Shore Excursions

117 Night
Cruise to Akaroa

Leaving:
Miami
Visiting:
Antigua, St. Lucia ... see more
Cruise Line:
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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    Napier
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    Akaroa
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Ship Details

Seven Seas Mariner - Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Pro: Cruise fare covers nearly everything: drinks, tips and excellent variety of excursions

Con: Prices are among the industry's highest, even for entry-level suites

Bottom Line: Inclusive nature and great service means a Mariner cruise is all about relaxing

Reviews

Seven Seas Mariner Reviews

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

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    Main dining room and/or buffet
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  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
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14 Night
Cruise to Akaroa

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Eden, Melbourne ... see more
Cruise Line:
Oceania Cruises
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    Sydney (Australia)
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    Eden (Australia)
  • Day 3
    Melbourne
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    Melbourne
  • Day 5
    Burnie
  • Day 6
    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Milford Sound
  • Day 9
    Dunedin
  • Day 10
    Akaroa
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    Wellington
  • Day 12
    Napier
  • Day 13
    Gisborne
  • Day 14
    Tauranga
  • Day 15
    Auckland
Ship Details

Regatta - Oceania Cruises

Pros

Outstanding service on a ship that's a foodie's dream come true

Cons

In rough seas, movement is quite noticeable

Bottom Line

A smaller ship that's big on creature comforts

Reviews
Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value4.5

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

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40 Night
Cruise to Akaroa

Leaving:
Vancouver
Visiting:
Honolulu, Maui ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    Vancouver
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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
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    Kona
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    Pago Pago
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    Dravuni Island
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    Lautoka
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    Milford Sound
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    Fiordland National Park (Cruising)
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    Dunedin
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    Picton
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    Napier
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    Tauranga
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    Auckland
Ship Details

Noordam - Holland America Line

Pros

A full-service, midsize ship with lots of quiet, intimate spaces

Cons

Limited bells-and-whistles entertainment options

Bottom Line

A good choice for mature travelers seeking a traditional cruise experience

Reviews
Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value3.0

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    Main dining room and/or buffet
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  • 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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11 Night
Cruise to Akaroa

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Milford Fjord, Doubtful Sound ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Milford Fjord
  • Day 4
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 4
    Dusky Sound
  • Day 5
    Dunedin
  • Day 6
    Akaroa
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Auckland
  • Day 9
    Paihia
  • Day 10
    Cruising
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    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Radiance of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Social vibe and gorgeous ocean views from all over the ship

Cons

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

Bottom Line

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

Reviews

Radiance of the Seas Reviews

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

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  • 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

** 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
Cruise to Akaroa

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Fjordland, Dunedin ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
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    Cruising
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    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
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    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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  • 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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14 Night
Cruise to Akaroa

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

Noordam - Holland America Line

Pros

A full-service, midsize ship with lots of quiet, intimate spaces

Cons

Limited bells-and-whistles entertainment options

Bottom Line

A good choice for mature travelers seeking a traditional cruise experience

Reviews
Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value3.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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

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

14 Night
Cruise to Akaroa

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
    Akaroa
  • Day 11
    Picton
  • Day 12
    Wellington
  • Day 13
    Napier
  • Day 14
    Tauranga
  • Day 15
    Auckland
Ship Details

Noordam - Holland America Line

Pros

A full-service, midsize ship with lots of quiet, intimate spaces

Cons

Limited bells-and-whistles entertainment options

Bottom Line

A good choice for mature travelers seeking a traditional cruise experience

Reviews
Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value3.0

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2019 Best for Dining

15 Night
Cruise to Akaroa

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Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Gisborne, Napier ... see more
Cruise Line:
Azamara
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  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Gisborne
  • Day 3
    Napier
  • Day 4
    Wellington
  • Day 5
    Picton
  • Day 6
    Akaroa
  • Day 7
    Dunedin
  • Day 8
    Milford Sound
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Hobart
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Melbourne
  • Day 14
    Melbourne
  • 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
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4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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10 Night
Cruise to Akaroa

Leaving:
Auckland
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Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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    Paihia
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    Tauranga
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    Picton
  • Day 6
    Akaroa
  • Day 7
    Dunedin
  • Day 8
    Doubtful Sound
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    Dusky Sound
  • Day 8
    Milford Sound
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Norwegian Jewel - Norwegian Cruise Line

Pros

Attractively refurbished ship with lots of dining and entertainment options

Cons

Water slide was removed in the 2018 makeover

Bottom Line

Choose this Jewel-class flagship if you like a vessel that's comfy and fun.

Reviews

Norwegian Jewel Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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4.0/5
Cabins3.0
Dining4.0
Service3.0
Value4.0

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13 Night
Cruise to Akaroa

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Milford Fjord, Doubtful Sound ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
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    Milford Fjord
  • Day 4
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 4
    Dusky Sound
  • 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

Radiance of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Social vibe and gorgeous ocean views from all over the ship

Cons

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

Bottom Line

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

Reviews

Radiance of the Seas Reviews

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

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2019 Best for Service

28 Night
Cruise to Akaroa

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Mare, Isle of Pines ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Mare
  • Day 5
    Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)
  • Day 6
    Luganville
  • Day 7
    Port Vila
  • Day 8
    Mystery Island
  • Day 9
    Noumea
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Norfolk Island
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Tauranga
  • Day 14
    Waitangi
  • Day 15
    Auckland
  • Day 16
    Waitangi
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Norfolk Island
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    New Plymouth
  • Day 21
    Nelson
  • Day 22
    Kaikoura
  • Day 23
    Akaroa
  • Day 24
    Wellington
  • Day 25
    Napier
  • Day 26
    Gisborne
  • Day 27
    Tauranga
  • Day 28
    Cruising
  • Day 28
    Cruising
  • Day 29
    Auckland
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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13 Night
Cruise to Akaroa

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

Golden Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

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

Cons

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

Bottom Line

A great all-rounder for passengers of all ages

Reviews

Golden Princess Reviews

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

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2019 Best for Embarkation

13 Night
Cruise to Akaroa

Leaving:
Sydney
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Fjordland, Dunedin ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Fjordland
  • Day 5
    Dunedin
  • Day 6
    Akaroa
  • 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

Ruby Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Excellent service and array of dining and entertainment options

Cons

Upselling is a bit excessive

Bottom Line

Friendly ship, with plenty of dining options

Reviews

Ruby Princess Reviews

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

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11 Night
Cruise to Akaroa

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

Norwegian Jewel - Norwegian Cruise Line

Pros

Attractively refurbished ship with lots of dining and entertainment options

Cons

Water slide was removed in the 2018 makeover

Bottom Line

Choose this Jewel-class flagship if you like a vessel that's comfy and fun.

Reviews

Norwegian Jewel Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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4.0/5
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Dining4.0
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15 Night
Cruise to Akaroa

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Melbourne, Port Arthur ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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    Melbourne
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Port Arthur
  • Day 5
    Hobart
  • Day 6
    Hobart
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Fiordland National Park (Cruising)
  • Day 9
    Milford Sound
  • Day 10
    Dunedin
  • Day 11
    Akaroa
  • Day 12
    Wellington
  • Day 13
    Gisborne
  • Day 14
    Tauranga
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Auckland
Ship Details

Noordam - Holland America Line

Pros

A full-service, midsize ship with lots of quiet, intimate spaces

Cons

Limited bells-and-whistles entertainment options

Bottom Line

A good choice for mature travelers seeking a traditional cruise experience

Reviews
Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value3.0

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2019 Best for Families

29 Night
Cruise to Akaroa

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Fjordland, Dunedin ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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    Fjordland
  • Day 5
    Dunedin
  • Day 6
    Akaroa
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Tauranga
  • Day 9
    Auckland
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Pago Pago
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Tahiti (Papeete)
  • Day 16
    Tahiti (Papeete)
  • Day 16
    Moorea
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Hilo
  • Day 23
    Honolulu
  • Day 24
    Cruising
  • Day 25
    Cruising
  • Day 26
    Cruising
  • Day 27
    Cruising
  • Day 28
    Cruising
  • Day 29
    Los Angeles
Ship Details

Ruby Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Excellent service and array of dining and entertainment options

Cons

Upselling is a bit excessive

Bottom Line

Friendly ship, with plenty of dining options

Reviews

Ruby Princess Reviews

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

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14 Night
Cruise to Akaroa

Leaving:
Auckland
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Tauranga, Napier ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Tauranga
  • Day 3
    Napier
  • Day 4
    Wellington
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Akaroa
  • Day 7
    Dunedin
  • Day 8
    Fiordland National Park (Cruising)
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Hobart
  • Day 12
    Hobart
  • Day 12
    Port Arthur
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Eden (Australia)
  • Day 15
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Noordam - Holland America Line

Pros

A full-service, midsize ship with lots of quiet, intimate spaces

Cons

Limited bells-and-whistles entertainment options

Bottom Line

A good choice for mature travelers seeking a traditional cruise experience

Reviews
Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value3.0

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    Room with bed and private bathroom
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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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12 Night
Cruise to Akaroa

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Eden, Melbourne ... see more
Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Eden (Australia)
  • Day 3
    Melbourne
  • Day 4
    Burnie
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 7
    Dusky Sound
  • Day 7
    Milford Sound
  • Day 8
    Dunedin
  • Day 9
    Akaroa
  • Day 10
    Picton
  • Day 11
    Napier
  • Day 12
    Tauranga
  • Day 13
    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.

Reviews

Norwegian Jewel Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins3.0
Dining4.0
Service3.0
Value4.0

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  • Butler Service
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    Still water, coffee, and tea
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    Soda and Juice
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11 Night
Cruise to Akaroa

Cruise Critic Favorite
Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Tauranga, Wellington ... see more
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Tauranga
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Wellington
  • Day 5
    Akaroa
  • Day 6
    Dunedin
  • Day 7
    Dusky Sound
  • Day 7
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 7
    Milford Sound
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Melbourne
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Celebrity Solstice - Celebrity Cruises

Pros

Elegant, modern ship with impressive drinking and dining venues

Cons

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

Bottom Line

Sophisticated, contemporary and delicious cruise experience for all ages

Reviews

Celebrity Solstice Reviews

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

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2019 Best for Embarkation

29 Night
Cruise to Akaroa

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Hobart, Port Arthur ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Port Arthur
  • Day 3
    Hobart
  • Day 4
    Hobart
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Fiordland National Park (Cruising)
  • Day 7
    Milford Sound
  • Day 8
    Oban
  • Day 9
    Dunedin
  • Day 10
    Akaroa
  • Day 11
    Wellington
  • Day 12
    Napier
  • Day 13
    Tauranga
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Auckland
  • Day 16
    Waitangi
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Suva
  • Day 20
    Savusavu
  • Day 21
    Dravuni Island
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Nuku Alofa
  • Day 24
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Vavau
  • Day 24
    Niue
  • Day 25
    Cruising
  • Day 26
    Rarotonga
  • Day 27
    Cruising
  • Day 28
    Moorea
  • Day 28
    Tahiti (Papeete)
  • Day 29
    Tahiti (Papeete)
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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  • 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.