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80 Dream Cruise Line Cruise Reviews


Nikitasmilesnotfrowns avatar

Nikitasmilesnotfrowns

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Amazing ship

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Wanted to try this ship because it was pretty new. The ship was clean (public areas as well as the stateroom - I stayed in a balcony deluxe stateroom so it had a tub too), and its layout was well thought out as ...
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Sail Date January 2020


RobD777 avatar

RobD777

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not as good as expected

We got a twin ocean view cabin for about $98/nite pp which was cheap for a 7 night Tasmania cruise from Sydney. Embarkation was relatively smooth - much better than P&O's amateurish efforts. Dream Cruises come from ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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mlrrsingh

1 Review Written

Dream Holiday Onboard Explorrer Dream

As promised, here I come with my detailed review of the Explorer Dream. On 2 Feb, we boarded the cruise at Auckland. We thoroughly enjoyed right from the time we checked in our luggage. Contrary to my doubts that ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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blokartphil

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise

I was actually looking for a 12+ night cruise and I chose this cruise as it was going around New Zealand. I have travelled a fair bit of New Zealand by land and thought it would be nice to see some of the hard to ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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skylasdream

1 Review Written

Unfortunately this wasn’t our Dream Cruise

I chose this cruise, number 4 cruise for us, as we had never been with Dream Cruises. I read the reviews and thought they were a mixed bag, so I booked this cruise for my husbands 60th b/day. Embarkation was very ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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RICHIE NZ

1 Review Written

Very disappointing - never again

first time cruise - last time now this company. Welcome aboard - had to argue that we had pre-purchased a drinks package! Food was only ok - most days stale bread was delivered to the table. albeit the ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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leungcritique

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Highly recommended to all friends and family.

Our trip to Tasmaina and Eden through Explorer Dream was amazing, would definitely do another trip with them again! From the moment we step onboard with complementary drinks and friendly faces, we felt welcomed. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Newpj avatar

Newpj

1 Review Written

Never again

Choose this cruise line as first time down to Australia and needed to explore. We have been on many cruises in the mid range but this one was well below our expectations. Chinese line. Need a lot to learn about ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Julienz avatar

Julienz

1 Review Written

The worst cruise I've ever been on!

We had high expectations as the ship is marketed as a 'luxury' refitted ship, but we didn't see much luxury about this ship. Though the cabins were okay, the beds were rock hard, and I mean really uncomfortable. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Otasin

1 Review Written

Relaxing and Boring

We had never been on a cruise and it came up on email and the travel agent highly recommended it even though I subsequently discovered she had never been on the ship. Amenities and cabin were good. Staff good ...
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Sail Date February 2020


sueh1 avatar

sueh1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Would NEVER ever recommend

Cruise was around NZ. Excellent shows however not much else to say anything good about.Although while i think about it, the shower was good and the bed comfortable. Here are just a few random issues, not every ...
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Sail Date January 2020


Brian GH avatar

Brian GH

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Shambles from start to finish

The stateroom was awful. The bed was as hard as a rock, and the bathroom too small for me at 6'4". The TV didn't work. The soap dispenser is a tube you have to squeeze, which was painful with my arthritic thumbs. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


susiejh avatar

susiejh

1 Review Written

Never again

Got what we thought was a good deal & really liked the itinerary. Unfortunately the times in port were very restricting for example we didn’t get ashore in Napier until 5.30 pm when most everything was closed & ...
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Sail Date January 2020


Mary Faith avatar

Mary Faith

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

7 nights - a 'Dream' Cruise

To be honest, we chose this ship for the price of the cruise (circumnavigating NZ) and the beautiful decor shown in photos. We were not disappointed! The decor is top quality - everything on the ship is the very ...
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Sail Date January 2020


jostoy avatar

jostoy

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Fantastic

This was my first ever cruise at the age of 48 with my 2 girls, aged 10 & 18. Being from NZ it was nice to do a 7 night cruise around NZ. Stopping at Bay of Islands, Akaroa, Picton & Napier was nice. While I have ...
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Sail Date January 2020


Denarius2 avatar

Denarius2

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Needs improving

Took this cruise to tour round the coast of New Zealand. Barely saw the coast except when going in to port. Food was great. Staff were great. Would like to see more flexibility for breakfast. Cut off was way to ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Paulus55

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Great Weather

My wife and I booked this cruise on impulse on a one day special. This ship normally operates in the Asian market The Ship had been recently upgraded and was overall good. Lacked a quiet lounge for reading, ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Janetnz316

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

WORST CRUISE EVER

Wanted to do a family cruise for Christmas and it turned out the worst cruise ever taken We experienced bad weather down the West Coast, which one could expect, but what we did not expect was that the noisy cabin ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Paul NZ avatar

Paul NZ

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very average cruise + they don't guarantee your cabin type

They promise 'luxury' but the reality is very different. Last year the ship was refurbished and to be fair some areas of the ship are stunning. The pros: * Relatively good value * The dining room areas are ...
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Sail Date January 2020


Bill316 avatar

Bill316

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The worst cruise ever and had done 13 previosly

This was the worst cruise ever, having previously done 11 ocean and 2 river cruises Cabin small no fridge. The drawers would not stay closed had to wedged closed. The Lido very minimum selection cereals, no ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Sachin K avatar

Sachin K

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Average to below average

My first time cruising experience with Explorer Dream was overall an average to below average experience. Possibly a consequence of both my recent broken leg and bad weather or maybe it actually was a bad cruise. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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5ClareCruise

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Milford Sound Amazing - No quiet spaces onboard

Cruise Auckland Auckland, Visiting Bay of Islands, Milford and Doubtful Sounds, Dunedin, Wellington, Napier, Auckland. 5 New Zealand Adults Xmas day in the Sounds was simply amazing couldn’t have had a ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Crhone avatar

Crhone

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Mixed experience

The good: Entertainment with European performers. Good sized cabins with very good bedding, good towels and tea/coffee maker. Good pool and spa pools (even if some jets were not working). Fresh fruit at ...
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Sail Date December 2019


chk24 avatar

chk24

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Really enjoyable .

Over a week, Sunday to Sunday, we went down and up the east coast of NZ. We were scheduled to circumnavigate NZ - going down the west coast after going past Cape Reinga, and then into Doubtful and Milford Sounds in ...
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Sail Date January 2020


aedgar65 avatar

aedgar65

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nothing Dreamy to see here!

We chose this cruise as a great opportunity to spend time with family and see NZ from the seas. It seemed like a great idea and that's what it remained - a great idea. The reality was awful and I would never take a ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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