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Australia & New Zealand First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Australia & New Zealand
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

108

Very Good

36

Average

20

Poor

15

Terrible

18

Cruise type

Family Cruises

991

Senior Cruises

746

Romantic Cruises

389

Entertainment Cruises

262

First-Time Cruisers

198

198 Australia & New Zealand First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


Megsie2 avatar

Megsie2

1 Review Written

Beautiful Rhapsody

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This was our first ever cruise so I'm not able to compare this ship to others. Rhapsody is small in comparison to many of the other cruise ships operating at the moment so she doesn't have most of the modern fancy ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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sienygavin@yahoo.com

1 Review Written

An Amazing, Comfortable Way to See the Great Barrier Reef

We could not fault this cruise. Weather obviously plays a big part in the enjoyment of a cruise on the Great Barrier Reef. The staff were friendly, helpful and altogether amazing. Nothing was a problem. We were ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Ldaley24

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Very Average Cruise

We chose this cruise as we have never been to WA and thought it would be a great way to see Perth, up to Broome and then the Margaret River region. This was our second cruise and we were pretty disappointed. Nothing ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Russgard

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Overal experience was average.

Just returned from a trip up the West Australian coast first ocean cruise to experience what a longer cruise would be like. Have recently done excellent river cruises through Europe. The Pacific Eden is a rust ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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lucky lad

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Had a great time.

As it was my first cruise I did not know what to expect. I found the whole experience a joy. The ship is well set out with everything easy to locate. The cabin was quite roomy & well maintained with friendly & ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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ceruising

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Beautiful, Relaxing Cruise

Because we wished to see the West coast of Australia, I must say all about the ship was very good, I think those that complain must be a little hard to please. I found the food in the Pantry to be most ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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epping1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Value for Money

A total cost of $412 for 3 adults and unlimited food in Pantry and Waterfront for a 2-night cruise Sdy-Mel in a inside cabin. It is definitely value for money. We did not spend any other money during the cruise. ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Gazelle21

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Ship, Incredible Service from Staff

We were fairly nervous first time cruisers who decided to take a shorter (8 night) cruise to test our sea legs. Based on a recommendation from a friend, we were incredibly happy we chose to cruise on Celebrity ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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11mike

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

First Cruise; Pleasantly Surprised

My wife and me (late 40's early 50's) just returned from our first cruise just a 4 night cruise from Sydney to Tangalooma island and return,we had our 2 adult children and their partner's for a total of 6 of us in 3 ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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belinda5d

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Family Cruise

Hubby, 3 kids (3, 8 and 9) and I had a great time. We were on deck 2 with no balcony (at our request) and it was perfect. We had interconnecting rooms, which the door between could be left open. When you shut the ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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fridgiedidge

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

First trip and coming back for more.

4 day cruise to Albany and back was fantastic on the Sun Princess. Went with a group of about 90 for a family 50th. I spend 6 months of year flying around the world staying in hotels etc for business so see a lot of ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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altur

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Outstanding Cruise

This was my first cruise with Royal Caribbean, being a celebration of my 85th birthday. In all, some 27 persons were in our group. All but one of my offspring and family!. Altogether, we had 5 generations in our ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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AusQLD

1 Review Written

28 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Cruise; Food and Wine 3 Days

I have to start with this: 10/10 cruise Embarkations: Paid parking with bus shuttle 2 minutes away, pretty easy. Got on the ship at 11:30am, checked the room, had time to look around, booked the free Dragon ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Deb1971

6 Reviews Written

123 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable First Cruise

Cruised from Singapore to Fremantle as part of their round Australia cruise late 2015. Boarding in Singapore a nightmare - seemed very disorganised, lots of pushing and shoving and waiting. Passports taken on ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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bonnylyn

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

7 Night Great Barrier Reef Cruise

My cruise on board 'Coral Expeditions 11" gave me some of the most magical moments of my life - and at age 71, widely traveled and with many years at ownership level in the hospitality, retail and commercial ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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jaymarc24

1 Review Written

31 Helpful Votes

What a nightmare!

Deck 11 On arrival we opened the draws next to bed to unpack our clothes when I noticed dirt & hair in the draws as well as the table tops, I wiped these out with my own sterile wipes which I bought on board in ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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fatty101

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Fantastic for Us First Time Cruisers

I think we had such a good experience because our expectations were so low due to the reviews we read before going. Embarkations was easy, no issues although our bag arrived at our room damaged which I believe ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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danica84

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Perfect cruise in every way!

What a great cruise we had to New Zealand on the Carival Spirit. I was travelling with 3 other adults & 2 kids. The staff on this ship are amazing!! giggles Emma the cruise director was very welcoming as was ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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richard Barnes

1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

Pacific Aria; Our First Cruise Feb. 2016

So from the start I should point out this was my first and only cruise. So you are seeming this from the point of view of what I expected to see on a cruise. My wife and I are both still working and around 60. Took ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Megz19

1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

Confused

My mum has been cruising with P&O for several years and she has always had nothing but great things to say, she would rave about how the service is always top notch and their is always a great variety of food. My ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Hunter376

3 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Excellent

The voyage started in Sydney and called the various islands and anchorages a ship of only this size is capable of , with the Zodiacs on board ferrying passengers across to remote places in the region if tender ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Gel21

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Brilliant

This was our first ever cruise, it won't be our last! We got on the ship at 1130 am and the boarding process was easy, efficient and very quick. We had a good look about the boat then relaxed while everyone else ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Crystal123

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship on the exterior, interior plumbing urgently needs addressing.

On Friday 12th February 2016 my Husband our 2 children (aged 4 ½ & 7) and my parents started our 4 night cruise from Brisbane to Hamilton island on the ‘new’ P&O Aria and back again. We were first time ...
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Sail Date February 2016


Sarah LH avatar

Sarah LH

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Very relaxing

The Aurora is a lovely ship. The facilities are excellent.The kids club "The Reef" was a real stand out for us as our children loved it and wanted to be there all the time it was open. The staff in the Reef were ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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thegaz

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Above our Expectations

Nervous first-time cruisers, especially after I was told about this site and read the negative reviews from November, December. But hey it was far better than our best expectations. Embarkation was made so easy, ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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