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12 Night
Cruise to Newcastle (Australia)

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Newcastle, Cairns ... see more
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Newcastle (Australia)
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cairns
  • Day 6
    Cairns
  • Day 7
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Brisbane
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Paihia
  • Day 13
    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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  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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

12 Night
Cruise to Newcastle (Australia)

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Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Picton, Napier ... see more
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Picton
  • Day 5
    Napier
  • Day 6
    Wellington
  • Day 7
    Akaroa
  • Day 8
    Dunedin
  • Day 9
    Dusky Sound
  • Day 9
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 9
    Milford Sound
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Newcastle (Australia)
  • Day 13
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Celebrity Solstice - Celebrity Cruises

Pros

Elegant, modern ship with impressive drinking and dining venues

Cons

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

Bottom Line

Sophisticated, contemporary and delicious cruise experience for all ages

Reviews

Celebrity Solstice Reviews

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

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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

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

2019 Best for Cabins

14 Night
Cruise to Newcastle (Australia)

Cruise Critic Favorite
Leaving:
Singapore
Visiting:
Darwin, Cairns ... see more
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Singapore
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Darwin
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cairns
  • Day 10
    Cairns
  • Day 11
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Newcastle (Australia)
  • Day 15
    Sydney (Australia)
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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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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

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

2019 Best for Service

16 Night
Cruise to Newcastle (Australia)

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Newcastle, Airlie Beach ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Newcastle (Australia)
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 6
    Cairns
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Darwin
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Bali
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Port Hedland
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Geraldton
  • Day 17
    Perth (Fremantle)
Ship Details

Serenade of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Has both an indoor and outdoor pool, as well as multiple dining venues

Cons

Lack of Royal Caribbean's signature outdoor attractions might disappoint some cruisers

Bottom Line

Good value-for-money choice for families and groups

Reviews

Serenade of the Seas Reviews

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

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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

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

2019 Best for Service

10 Night
Cruise to Newcastle (Australia)

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Brisbane, Cairns ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Brisbane
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cairns
  • Day 7
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Newcastle (Australia)
  • Day 11
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Serenade of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Has both an indoor and outdoor pool, as well as multiple dining venues

Cons

Lack of Royal Caribbean's signature outdoor attractions might disappoint some cruisers

Bottom Line

Good value-for-money choice for families and groups

Reviews

Serenade of the Seas Reviews

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

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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

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

11 Night
Cruise to Newcastle (Australia)

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Newcastle, Airlie Beach ... see more
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Newcastle (Australia)
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 6
    Cairns
  • Day 7
    Port Douglas, Australia
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Brisbane
  • 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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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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

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

12 Night
Cruise to Newcastle (Australia)

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Newcastle, Airlie Beach ... see more
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Newcastle (Australia)
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 6
    Cairns
  • Day 7
    Cairns
  • Day 8
    Port Douglas, Australia
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Brisbane
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Celebrity Solstice - Celebrity Cruises

Pros

Elegant, modern ship with impressive drinking and dining venues

Cons

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

Bottom Line

Sophisticated, contemporary and delicious cruise experience for all ages

Reviews

Celebrity Solstice Reviews

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

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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

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

2019 Best for Embarkation

16 Night
Cruise to Newcastle (Australia)

Leaving:
Bali
Visiting:
Lombok, Komodo Island ... see more
Cruise Line:
Viking Ocean Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Bali
  • Day 2
    Lombok
  • Day 3
    Komodo Island
  • Day 4
    Cruising (Timor Sea)
  • Day 5
    Darwin
  • Day 6
    Darwin
  • Day 7
    Cruising (Arafura Sea)
  • Day 8
    Thursday Island
  • Day 9
    Cruising (Coral Sea)
  • Day 10
    Cairns
  • Day 11
    Townsville
  • Day 12
    Hamilton Island
  • Day 13
    Cruising (Coral Sea)
  • Day 14
    Brisbane
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Newcastle (Australia)
  • Day 17
    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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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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

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

10 Night
Cruise to Newcastle (Australia)

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Newcastle, Airlie Beach ... see more
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Newcastle (Australia)
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 6
    Cairns
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Brisbane
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Celebrity Solstice - Celebrity Cruises

Pros

Elegant, modern ship with impressive drinking and dining venues

Cons

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

Bottom Line

Sophisticated, contemporary and delicious cruise experience for all ages

Reviews

Celebrity Solstice Reviews

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

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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

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

2019 Best Overall

78 Night
Cruise to Newcastle (Australia)

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Newcastle, Brisbane ... see more
Cruise Line:
Viking Ocean Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Newcastle (Australia)
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Brisbane
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Whitsundays
  • Day 7
    Townsville
  • Day 8
    Cairns
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Thursday Island
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Darwin
  • Day 13
    Darwin
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Komodo Island
  • Day 16
    Lombok
  • Day 17
    Bali
  • Day 18
    Bali
  • Day 19
    Surabaya
  • Day 20
    Semarang
  • Day 21
    Jakarta
  • Day 22
    Jakarta
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Singapore
  • Day 25
    Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Day 26
    Cruising (Java Sea)
  • Day 27
    Cruising
  • Day 28
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 29
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 30
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 31
    Sihanoukville
  • Day 32
    Sihanoukville
  • Day 33
    Cruising
  • Day 34
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 35
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 36
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 37
    Cruising
  • Day 38
    Hue
  • Day 39
    Hanoi
  • Day 40
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  • Day 41
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  • Day 42
    Hong Kong
  • Day 43
    Hong Kong
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  • Day 45
    Cruising
  • Day 46
    Taipei (Keelung)
  • Day 47
    Cruising
  • Day 48
    Kagoshima
  • Day 49
    Nagasaki
  • Day 50
    Pusan (Kyongju)
  • Day 51
    Hiroshima
  • Day 52
    Hiroshima
  • Day 53
    Osaka
  • Day 54
    Shimizu
  • Day 55
    Shimizu
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  • Day 58
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 59
    Cruising
  • Day 60
    Hokkaido
  • Day 61
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  • Day 64
    Petropavlovsk
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    Petropavlovsk
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    Cruising
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  • Day 68
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  • Day 69
    Cruising
  • Day 70
    Kodiak
  • Day 71
    Seward
  • Day 72
    Valdez
  • Day 73
    Cruising
  • Day 74
    Icy Strait
  • Day 75
    Sitka
  • Day 76
    Ketchikan
  • Day 77
    Inside Passage (Cruising)
  • Day 78
    Vancouver
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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    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 Shore Excursions

28 Night
Cruise to Newcastle (Australia)

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Newcastle, Brisbane ... see more
Cruise Line:
Viking Ocean Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Newcastle (Australia)
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Brisbane
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Whitsundays
  • Day 7
    Townsville
  • Day 8
    Cairns
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Thursday Island
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Darwin
  • Day 13
    Darwin
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Komodo Island
  • Day 16
    Lombok
  • Day 17
    Bali
  • Day 18
    Bali
  • Day 19
    Surabaya
  • Day 20
    Semarang
  • Day 21
    Jakarta
  • Day 22
    Jakarta
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Singapore
  • Day 25
    Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Day 26
    Cruising (Java Sea)
  • Day 27
    Cruising
  • Day 28
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 29
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
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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  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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2019 Best for Service

78 Night
Cruise to Newcastle (Australia)

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Newcastle, Brisbane ... see more
Cruise Line:
Viking Ocean Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Newcastle (Australia)
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Brisbane
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Whitsundays
  • Day 7
    Townsville
  • Day 8
    Cairns
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Thursday Island
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Darwin
  • Day 13
    Darwin
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Komodo Island
  • Day 16
    Lombok
  • Day 17
    Bali
  • Day 18
    Bali
  • Day 19
    Surabaya
  • Day 20
    Semarang
  • Day 21
    Jakarta
  • Day 22
    Jakarta
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Singapore
  • Day 25
    Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Day 26
    Cruising (Java Sea)
  • Day 27
    Cruising
  • Day 28
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 29
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 30
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 31
    Sihanoukville
  • Day 32
    Sihanoukville
  • Day 33
    Cruising
  • Day 34
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 35
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 36
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 37
    Cruising
  • Day 38
    Hue
  • Day 39
    Hanoi
  • Day 40
    Hanoi
  • Day 41
    Cruising
  • Day 42
    Hong Kong
  • Day 43
    Hong Kong
  • Day 44
    Hong Kong
  • Day 45
    Cruising
  • Day 46
    Taipei (Keelung)
  • Day 47
    Cruising
  • Day 48
    Nagasaki
  • Day 49
    Kagoshima
  • Day 50
    Pusan (Kyongju)
  • Day 51
    Hiroshima
  • Day 52
    Hiroshima
  • Day 53
    Osaka
  • Day 54
    Shimizu
  • Day 55
    Shimizu
  • Day 56
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 57
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 58
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 59
    Cruising
  • Day 60
    Hokkaido
  • Day 61
    Hokkaido
  • Day 62
    Cruising
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  • Day 64
    Petropavlovsk
  • Day 65
    Petropavlovsk
  • Day 66
    Cruising
  • Day 67
    Cruising
  • Day 68
    Dutch Harbor
  • Day 69
    Cruising
  • Day 70
    Kodiak
  • Day 71
    Seward
  • Day 72
    Valdez
  • Day 73
    Cruising
  • Day 74
    Icy Strait
  • Day 75
    Sitka
  • Day 76
    Ketchikan
  • Day 77
    Inside Passage (Cruising)
  • Day 78
    Vancouver
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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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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

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

2019 Best for Cabins

92 Night
Cruise to Newcastle (Australia)

Leaving:
Vancouver
Visiting:
Ketchikan, Sitka ... see more
Cruise Line:
Viking Ocean Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Vancouver
  • Day 2
    Inside Passage (Cruising)
  • Day 3
    Ketchikan
  • Day 4
    Sitka
  • Day 5
    Icy Strait
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Valdez
  • Day 8
    Seward
  • Day 9
    Kodiak
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Dutch Harbor
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Petropavlovsk
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Hokkaido
  • Day 21
    Hokkaido
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 24
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 25
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 26
    Shimizu
  • Day 27
    Shimizu
  • Day 28
    Osaka
  • Day 29
    Hiroshima
  • Day 30
    Hiroshima
  • Day 31
    Pusan (Kyongju)
  • Day 32
    Nagasaki
  • Day 33
    Kagoshima
  • Day 34
    Cruising
  • Day 35
    Taipei (Keelung)
  • Day 36
    Cruising
  • Day 37
    Hong Kong
  • Day 38
    Hong Kong
  • Day 39
    Hong Kong
  • Day 40
    Cruising
  • Day 41
    Hanoi
  • Day 42
    Hanoi
  • Day 43
    Hue
  • Day 44
    Cruising
  • Day 45
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 46
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 47
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 48
    Cruising
  • Day 49
    Sihanoukville
  • Day 50
    Sihanoukville
  • Day 51
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 52
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 53
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 54
    Cruising
  • Day 55
    Cruising
  • Day 56
    Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Day 57
    Singapore
  • Day 58
    Cruising
  • Day 59
    Jakarta
  • Day 60
    Jakarta
  • Day 61
    Semarang
  • Day 62
    Surabaya
  • Day 63
    Bali
  • Day 64
    Bali
  • Day 65
    Lombok
  • Day 66
    Komodo Island
  • Day 67
    Cruising (Timor Sea)
  • Day 68
    Darwin
  • Day 69
    Darwin
  • Day 70
    Cruising (Arafura Sea)
  • Day 71
    Thursday Island
  • Day 72
    Cruising (Coral Sea)
  • Day 73
    Cairns
  • Day 74
    Townsville
  • Day 75
    Whitsundays
  • Day 76
    Cruising (Coral Sea)
  • Day 77
    Brisbane
  • Day 78
    Cruising
  • Day 79
    Newcastle (Australia)
  • Day 80
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 81
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 82
    Cruising
  • Day 83
    Melbourne
  • Day 84
    Cruising
  • Day 85
    Hobart
  • Day 86
    Cruising
  • Day 87
    Cruising
  • Day 88
    Dunedin
  • Day 89
    Christchurch
  • Day 90
    Wellington
  • Day 91
    Napier
  • Day 92
    Tauranga
  • Day 93
    Auckland
  • Day 94
    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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    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 Newcastle (Australia)

Leaving:
Melbourne
Visiting:
Sydney, Airlie Beach ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Melbourne
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 7
    Cairns
  • Day 8
    Port Douglas, Australia
  • Day 9
    Willis Island
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Brisbane
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Newcastle (Australia)
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    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
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins3.0
Dining4.0
Service5.0
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
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  • Alcohol
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  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
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  • 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 Cabins

92 Night
Cruise to Newcastle (Australia)

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)
  • Day 16
    Newcastle (Australia)
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Brisbane
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Whitsundays
  • Day 21
    Townsville
  • Day 22
    Cairns
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Thursday Island
  • Day 25
    Cruising
  • Day 26
    Darwin
  • Day 27
    Darwin
  • Day 28
    Cruising
  • Day 29
    Komodo Island
  • Day 30
    Lombok
  • Day 31
    Bali
  • Day 32
    Bali
  • Day 33
    Surabaya
  • Day 34
    Semarang
  • Day 35
    Jakarta
  • Day 36
    Jakarta
  • Day 37
    Cruising
  • Day 38
    Singapore
  • Day 39
    Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Day 40
    Cruising (Java Sea)
  • Day 41
    Cruising
  • Day 42
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 43
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 44
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 45
    Sihanoukville
  • Day 46
    Sihanoukville
  • Day 47
    Cruising
  • Day 48
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 49
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 50
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 51
    Cruising
  • Day 52
    Hue
  • Day 53
    Hanoi
  • Day 54
    Hanoi
  • Day 55
    Cruising
  • Day 56
    Hong Kong
  • Day 57
    Hong Kong
  • Day 58
    Hong Kong
  • Day 59
    Cruising
  • Day 60
    Taipei (Keelung)
  • Day 61
    Cruising
  • Day 62
    Kagoshima
  • Day 63
    Nagasaki
  • Day 64
    Pusan (Kyongju)
  • Day 65
    Hiroshima
  • Day 66
    Hiroshima
  • Day 67
    Osaka
  • Day 68
    Shimizu
  • Day 69
    Shimizu
  • Day 70
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 71
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 72
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 73
    Cruising
  • Day 74
    Hokkaido
  • Day 75
    Hokkaido
  • Day 76
    Cruising
  • Day 77
    Cruising
  • Day 78
    Petropavlovsk
  • Day 79
    Petropavlovsk
  • Day 80
    Cruising
  • Day 81
    Cruising
  • Day 82
    Dutch Harbor
  • Day 83
    Cruising
  • Day 84
    Kodiak
  • Day 85
    Seward
  • Day 86
    Valdez
  • Day 87
    Cruising
  • Day 88
    Icy Strait
  • Day 89
    Sitka
  • Day 90
    Ketchikan
  • Day 91
    Inside Passage (Cruising)
  • Day 92
    Vancouver
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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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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

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2019 Best Overall

16 Night
Cruise to Newcastle (Australia)

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Newcastle, Brisbane ... see more
Cruise Line:
Viking Ocean Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Newcastle (Australia)
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Brisbane
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Whitsundays
  • Day 7
    Townsville
  • Day 8
    Cairns
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Thursday Island
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Darwin
  • Day 13
    Darwin
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Komodo Island
  • Day 16
    Lombok
  • Day 17
    Bali
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
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  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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3 Night
Cruise to Newcastle (Australia)

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Newcastle, Brisbane ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Newcastle (Australia)
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Brisbane
Ship Details

Sea Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Classic decor and small size offers an intimate onboard vibe

Cons

One of the oldest ships based in Australia

Bottom Line

Good value for the high quality of food, service and itineraries

Reviews

Sea Princess Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.5
Service4.0
Value4.0

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

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2019 Best for Service

78 Night
Cruise to Newcastle (Australia)

Leaving:
Vancouver
Visiting:
Ketchikan, Sitka ... see more
Cruise Line:
Viking Ocean Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Vancouver
  • Day 2
    Inside Passage (Cruising)
  • Day 3
    Ketchikan
  • Day 4
    Sitka
  • Day 5
    Icy Strait
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Valdez
  • Day 8
    Seward
  • Day 9
    Kodiak
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Dutch Harbor
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Petropavlovsk
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Hokkaido
  • Day 21
    Hokkaido
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 24
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 25
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 26
    Shimizu
  • Day 27
    Shimizu
  • Day 28
    Osaka
  • Day 29
    Hiroshima
  • Day 30
    Hiroshima
  • Day 31
    Pusan (Kyongju)
  • Day 32
    Nagasaki
  • Day 33
    Kagoshima
  • Day 34
    Cruising
  • Day 35
    Taipei (Keelung)
  • Day 36
    Cruising
  • Day 37
    Hong Kong
  • Day 38
    Hong Kong
  • Day 39
    Hong Kong
  • Day 40
    Cruising
  • Day 41
    Hanoi
  • Day 42
    Hanoi
  • Day 43
    Hue
  • Day 44
    Cruising
  • Day 45
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 46
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 47
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 48
    Cruising
  • Day 49
    Sihanoukville
  • Day 50
    Sihanoukville
  • Day 51
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 52
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 53
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 54
    Cruising
  • Day 55
    Cruising
  • Day 56
    Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Day 57
    Singapore
  • Day 58
    Cruising
  • Day 59
    Jakarta
  • Day 60
    Jakarta
  • Day 61
    Semarang
  • Day 62
    Surabaya
  • Day 63
    Bali
  • Day 64
    Bali
  • Day 65
    Lombok
  • Day 66
    Komodo Island
  • Day 67
    Cruising (Timor Sea)
  • Day 68
    Darwin
  • Day 69
    Darwin
  • Day 70
    Cruising (Arafura Sea)
  • Day 71
    Thursday Island
  • Day 72
    Cruising (Coral Sea)
  • Day 73
    Cairns
  • Day 74
    Townsville
  • Day 75
    Whitsundays
  • Day 76
    Cruising (Coral Sea)
  • Day 77
    Brisbane
  • Day 78
    Cruising
  • Day 79
    Newcastle (Australia)
  • Day 80
    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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  • 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 Fitness & Recreation

28 Night
Cruise to Newcastle (Australia)

Leaving:
Bangkok
Visiting:
Bangkok, Kelang ... see more
Cruise Line:
Viking Ocean Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 2
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Day 6
    Singapore
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Jakarta
  • Day 9
    Jakarta
  • Day 10
    Semarang
  • Day 11
    Surabaya
  • Day 12
    Bali
  • Day 13
    Bali
  • Day 14
    Lombok
  • Day 15
    Komodo Island
  • Day 16
    Cruising (Timor Sea)
  • Day 17
    Darwin
  • Day 18
    Darwin
  • Day 19
    Cruising (Arafura Sea)
  • Day 20
    Thursday Island
  • Day 21
    Cruising (Coral Sea)
  • Day 22
    Cairns
  • Day 23
    Townsville
  • Day 24
    Whitsundays
  • Day 25
    Cruising (Coral Sea)
  • Day 26
    Brisbane
  • Day 27
    Cruising
  • Day 28
    Newcastle (Australia)
  • Day 29
    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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  • 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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14 Night
Cruise to Newcastle (Australia)

Leaving:
Melbourne
Visiting:
Sydney, Airlie Beach ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Melbourne
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 7
    Cairns
  • Day 8
    Port Douglas, Australia
  • Day 9
    Willis Island
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Brisbane
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Newcastle (Australia)
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Melbourne
Ship Details

Sapphire Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

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

Cons

Bathrooms still in need of a refurbishment

Bottom Line

A good-value ship packed full of entertainment and activities

Reviews

Sapphire Princess Reviews

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

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  • 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 Dining

92 Night
Cruise to Newcastle (Australia)

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)
  • Day 16
    Newcastle (Australia)
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Brisbane
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Whitsundays
  • Day 21
    Townsville
  • Day 22
    Cairns
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Thursday Island
  • Day 25
    Cruising
  • Day 26
    Darwin
  • Day 27
    Darwin
  • Day 28
    Cruising
  • Day 29
    Komodo Island
  • Day 30
    Lombok
  • Day 31
    Bali
  • Day 32
    Bali
  • Day 33
    Surabaya
  • Day 34
    Semarang
  • Day 35
    Jakarta
  • Day 36
    Jakarta
  • Day 37
    Cruising
  • Day 38
    Singapore
  • Day 39
    Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Day 40
    Cruising (Java Sea)
  • Day 41
    Cruising
  • Day 42
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 43
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 44
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 45
    Sihanoukville
  • Day 46
    Sihanoukville
  • Day 47
    Cruising
  • Day 48
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 49
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 50
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 51
    Cruising
  • Day 52
    Hue
  • Day 53
    Hanoi
  • Day 54
    Hanoi
  • Day 55
    Cruising
  • Day 56
    Hong Kong
  • Day 57
    Hong Kong
  • Day 58
    Hong Kong
  • Day 59
    Cruising
  • Day 60
    Taipei (Keelung)
  • Day 61
    Cruising
  • Day 62
    Nagasaki
  • Day 63
    Kagoshima
  • Day 64
    Pusan (Kyongju)
  • Day 65
    Hiroshima
  • Day 66
    Hiroshima
  • Day 67
    Osaka
  • Day 68
    Shimizu
  • Day 69
    Shimizu
  • Day 70
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 71
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 72
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 73
    Cruising
  • Day 74
    Hokkaido
  • Day 75
    Hokkaido
  • Day 76
    Cruising
  • Day 77
    Cruising
  • Day 78
    Petropavlovsk
  • Day 79
    Petropavlovsk
  • Day 80
    Cruising
  • Day 81
    Cruising
  • Day 82
    Dutch Harbor
  • Day 83
    Cruising
  • Day 84
    Kodiak
  • Day 85
    Seward
  • Day 86
    Valdez
  • Day 87
    Cruising
  • Day 88
    Icy Strait
  • Day 89
    Sitka
  • Day 90
    Ketchikan
  • Day 91
    Inside Passage (Cruising)
  • Day 92
    Vancouver
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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  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol