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9 Night
Cruise to Picton

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
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Milford Fjord
  • Day 4
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 4
    Dusky Sound
  • Day 5
    Dunedin
  • Day 6
    Wellington
  • Day 7
    Picton
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Ovation of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

An amazing mega-liner filled with high-tech entertainment and attractions

Cons

Drinking, dining and entertainment venues struggle at peak times

Bottom line

Never a dull moment on a ship that has something to please everyone

Reviews

Ovation of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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18 Night
Cruise to Picton

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Picton, Wellington ... 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
    Wellington
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Tahiti (Papeete)
  • Day 11
    Moorea
  • Day 12
    Bora Bora
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Honolulu
Ship Details

Ovation of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

An amazing mega-liner filled with high-tech entertainment and attractions

Cons

Drinking, dining and entertainment venues struggle at peak times

Bottom line

Never a dull moment on a ship that has something to please everyone

Reviews

Ovation of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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  • 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 Entertainment

97 Night
Cruise to Picton

Leaving:
Los Angeles
Visiting:
Honolulu, Kona ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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    Kona
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    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Island Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Comfortable, mid-sized ship; peaceful adults-only sun deck; good variety of food.

Cons

Ship generally feels cramped; bathrooms and standard balconies are also small.

Bottom Line

Ideal for those looking for a traditional cruise ship experience with no surprises.

Reviews

Island Princess Reviews

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

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

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2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation

15 Night
Cruise to Picton

Leaving:
Tahiti
Visiting:
Bora Bora, Rarotonga ... see more
Cruise Line:
Azamara
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  • Day 1
    Tahiti (Papeete)
  • Day 2
    Bora Bora
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Rarotonga
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Gisborne
  • Day 11
    Wellington
  • Day 12
    Picton
  • Day 13
    Nelson
  • Day 14
    New Plymouth
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Auckland
  • Day 17
    Auckland
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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    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.

19 Night
Cruise to Picton

Leaving:
Honolulu
Visiting:
Honolulu, Tahiti ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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  • Day 1
    Honolulu
  • Day 2
    Honolulu
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Tahiti (Papeete)
  • Day 9
    Moorea
  • Day 10
    Bora Bora
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Wellington
  • Day 18
    Picton
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Ovation of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

An amazing mega-liner filled with high-tech entertainment and attractions

Cons

Drinking, dining and entertainment venues struggle at peak times

Bottom line

Never a dull moment on a ship that has something to please everyone

Reviews

Ovation of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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    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.

10 Night
Cruise to Picton

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

Norwegian Jewel - Norwegian Cruise Line

Pros

Attractively refurbished ship with lots of dining and entertainment options

Cons

Water slide was removed in the 2018 makeover

Bottom Line

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

Reviews

Norwegian Jewel Reviews

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

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  • 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 Picton

Leaving:
Vancouver
Visiting:
Honolulu, Maui ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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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
  • Port Taxes & Fees
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  • 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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14 Night
Cruise to Picton

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

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

2019 Best for Service

111 Night
Cruise to Picton

Leaving:
Los Angeles
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Pacific Princess - Princess Cruises

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0.0/5

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11 Night
Cruise to Picton

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Auckland
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Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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    Dunedin
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    Doubtful Sound
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    Milford Sound
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    Sydney (Australia)
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    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.

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Norwegian Jewel Reviews

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4.0/5
Cabins3.0
Dining4.0
Service3.0
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14 Night
Cruise to Picton

Leaving:
Auckland
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Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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    Napier
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    Picton
  • Day 6
    Akaroa
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    Dunedin
  • Day 8
    Fiordland National Park (Cruising)
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Hobart
  • Day 12
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    Melbourne
  • Day 14
    Cruising
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    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

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Overall
3.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value3.0

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2019 Best for Entertainment

111 Night
Cruise to Picton

Leaving:
Fort Lauderdale
Visiting:
Cartagena, Panama Canal ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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Island Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Comfortable, mid-sized ship; peaceful adults-only sun deck; good variety of food.

Cons

Ship generally feels cramped; bathrooms and standard balconies are also small.

Bottom Line

Ideal for those looking for a traditional cruise ship experience with no surprises.

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Island Princess Reviews

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

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2019 Best for Service

15 Night
Cruise to Picton

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound ... see more
Cruise Line:
Azamara
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 5
    Oban
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    Dunedin
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    Akaroa
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    Kaikoura
  • Day 9
    Picton
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    Wellington
  • Day 11
    Napier
  • Day 12
    Gisborne
  • Day 13
    Tauranga
  • Day 14
    Tauranga
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    Paihia
  • Day 16
    Auckland
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

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Azamara Journey Reviews

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

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12 Night
Cruise to Picton

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Sydney
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Eden, Melbourne ... see more
Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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    Eden (Australia)
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    Burnie
  • Day 5
    Cruising
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    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 7
    Dusky Sound
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    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
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4.0/5
Cabins3.0
Dining4.0
Service3.0
Value4.0

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2019 Best for Service

19 Night
Cruise to Picton

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Picton, Wellington ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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    Cruising
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  • Day 5
    Wellington
  • Day 6
    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Tahiti (Papeete)
  • Day 11
    Moorea
  • Day 12
    Bora Bora
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Maui
  • Day 19
    Honolulu
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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2019 Best for Service

11 Night
Cruise to Picton

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Sydney
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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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    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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18 Night
Cruise to Picton

Leaving:
Perth
Visiting:
Esperance, Adelaide ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Perth (Fremantle)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Esperance
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Adelaide
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Melbourne
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Milford Fjord
  • Day 11
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 11
    Dusky Sound
  • Day 12
    Dunedin
  • Day 13
    Christchurch
  • Day 14
    Picton
  • Day 15
    Napier
  • Day 16
    Wellington
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    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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    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.

33 Night
Cruise to Picton

Leaving:
Honolulu
Visiting:
Maui, Kona ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Honolulu
  • Day 2
    Maui
  • Day 3
    Kona
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Pago Pago
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Savusavu
  • Day 13
    Dravuni Island
  • Day 14
    Lautoka
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)
  • Day 17
    Ile of Pines
  • Day 18
    Noumea
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Melbourne
  • Day 24
    Cruising
  • Day 25
    Hobart
  • Day 26
    Cruising
  • Day 27
    Cruising
  • Day 28
    Fiordland National Park (Cruising)
  • Day 28
    Milford Sound
  • Day 29
    Dunedin
  • Day 30
    Akaroa
  • Day 31
    Picton
  • Day 32
    Wellington
  • Day 33
    Napier
  • Day 34
    Tauranga
  • Day 35
    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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    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.

10 Night
Cruise to Picton

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound ... see more
Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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Cruise Itinerary

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

19 Night
Cruise to Picton

Leaving:
Honolulu
Visiting:
Tahiti, Bora Bora ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Honolulu
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Tahiti (Papeete)
  • Day 8
    Bora Bora
  • Day 9
    Moorea
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Napier
  • Day 17
    Wellington
  • Day 18
    Picton
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Ovation of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

An amazing mega-liner filled with high-tech entertainment and attractions

Cons

Drinking, dining and entertainment venues struggle at peak times

Bottom line

Never a dull moment on a ship that has something to please everyone

Reviews

Ovation of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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    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.

10 Night
Cruise to Picton

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Tauranga, Gisborne ... see more
Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Tauranga
  • Day 3
    Gisborne
  • Day 4
    Wellington
  • Day 5
    Picton
  • Day 6
    Akaroa
  • Day 7
    Dunedin
  • Day 8
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 8
    Dusky Sound
  • Day 8
    Milford Sound
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Norwegian Jewel - Norwegian Cruise Line

Pros

Attractively refurbished ship with lots of dining and entertainment options

Cons

Water slide was removed in the 2018 makeover

Bottom Line

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

Reviews

Norwegian Jewel Reviews

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

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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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