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  • 2019 Best for Families

    13 Night
    New Zealand Cruise

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Fjordland, Dunedin ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Fjordland
    • Day 5
      Dunedin
    • Day 6
      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)
    • Day 14
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 14
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 14
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 14
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 14
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 14
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 14
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 14
      Sydney (Australia)
    • 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
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    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

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  • 12 Night
    New Zealand Cruise

    Cruise Critic Favorite
    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Melbourne, Doubtful Sound ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Celebrity Cruises
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    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Melbourne
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Doubtful Sound
    • Day 6
      Dusky Sound
    • Day 6
      Milford Sound
    • Day 7
      Dunedin
    • Day 8
      Wellington
    • Day 9
      Picton
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Tauranga
    • Day 12
      Tauranga
    • 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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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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

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

  • 13 Night
    New Zealand Cruise

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Fjordland, Dunedin ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      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
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 14
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 14
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 14
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 14
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 14
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 14
      Sydney (Australia)
    • 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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    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

    37-day
    Australia Melanesia & The Pacific Islands Collector

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Brisbane, Gladstone ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Brisbane
    • Day 4
      Gladstone
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Alotau
    • Day 8
      Kiriwina and Kitava (Trobriand Islands)
    • Day 9
      Trobriand islands
    • Day 10
      Gladstone
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cairns
    • Day 13
      Townsville
    • Day 14
      Airlie Beach
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Moreton Island
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 19
      Cruising
    • Day 20
      Cruising
    • Day 21
      Waitangi
    • Day 22
      Auckland
    • Day 23
      Cruising
    • Day 24
      Cruising
    • Day 25
      Nuku Alofa
    • Day 26
      Niue
    • Day 26
      Cruising
    • Day 26
      Cruising
    • Day 26
      Vavau
    • Day 27
      Cruising
    • Day 28
      Cruising
    • Day 29
      Savusavu
    • Day 30
      Suva
    • Day 31
      Dravuni Island
    • Day 32
      Port Denarau
    • Day 33
      Cruising
    • Day 34
      Mare
    • Day 35
      Noumea
    • Day 36
      Cruising
    • Day 37
      Cruising
    • Day 38
      Sydney (Australia)
    Ship Details

    Maasdam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    Intimate atmosphere pairs well with unique itineraries

    Cons

    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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    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
    New Zealand Cruise

    Cruise Critic Favorite
    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
      Akaroa
    • Day 7
      Wellington
    • Day 8
      Picton
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      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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    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 Families

    14 Night
    South Pacific Cruise

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Isle of Pines, Port Vila ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)
    • Day 5
      Port Vila
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Dravuni Island
    • Day 8
      Suva
    • Day 9
      Savusavu
    • Day 10
      Lautoka
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Noumea
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 15
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 15
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 15
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 15
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 15
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 15
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 15
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 15
      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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    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
    New Zealand Cruise

    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
      Napier
    • Day 8
      Picton
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      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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    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
    Australia Cruise

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Brisbane, Airlie Beach ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Brisbane
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Airlie Beach
    • Day 6
      Cairns
    • Day 7
      Port Douglas, Australia
    • Day 8
      Willis Island
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 11
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 11
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 11
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 11
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 11
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 11
      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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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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

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

  • 14-day
    Australia & New Zealand

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

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Noumea, Isle of Pines ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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      Noumea
    • Day 5
      Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)
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      Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)
    • Day 7
      Cruising
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    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

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    Radiance of the Seas Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.5
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  • 2019 Best for Service

    17-day
    Australia & Melanesia

    Leaving:
    Sydney
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    Brisbane, Gladstone ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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      Brisbane
    • Day 4
      Gladstone
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Alotau
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      Kiriwina and Kitava (Trobriand Islands)
    • Day 9
      Trobriand islands
    • Day 10
      Gladstone
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cairns
    • Day 13
      Townsville
    • Day 14
      Airlie Beach
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Moreton Island
    • Day 17
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    Maasdam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    Intimate atmosphere pairs well with unique itineraries

    Cons

    Shows signs of age in some areas

    Bottom Line

    Excellent value for those who prefer a mid-sized ship

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    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining3.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

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  • 11 Night
    South Pacific & New Zealand

    Leaving:
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    Visiting:
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    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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      Mystery Island
    • Day 6
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      Cruising
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      Auckland
    • Day 9
      Paihia
    • Day 10
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      Sydney (Australia)
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    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

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    Ovation of the Seas Reviews

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

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  • 3 Night
    Sampler Cruise

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    Cruise Line:
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    Voyager of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

    Pros

    Inside cabins have "virtual balconies," offering ocean views in rooms that normally have none

    Cons

    No consistency in dining room and buffet, food choices ranged from poor to great

    Bottom Line

    A good choice for anyone seeking a fun and active cruise experience

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    Voyager of the Seas Reviews

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

    In 1999, when Royal Caribbean's 3,114-passenger Voyager of the Seas entered service as the larg...

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  • 3 Night
    Sampler Cruise

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    Cruise Line:
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    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

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    4.5/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.0
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  • 2019 Best for Families

    6 Night
    Australia Cruise

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    Visiting:
    Hobart, Port Arthur ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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      Port Arthur
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cruising
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      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 7
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 7
      Sydney (Australia)
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      Sydney (Australia)
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      Sydney (Australia)
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    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

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

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  • 9 Night
    South Pacific Cruise

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    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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      Mystery Island
    • Day 6
      Port Vila
    • Day 7
      Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)
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    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
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    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.5
    Value4.5

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