1. Home
  2. Cruise Destinations
  3. Australia & New Zealand Cruises
  4. Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

2 Nadi to Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

This is a wonderful once in a lifetime experience. This 7day cruise (3 day + 4 day) is for those who feel comfortable in the water (not just a pool) and who wish to snorkel twice a day. It is very casual and relaxed and we were lucky ... Read More
This is a wonderful once in a lifetime experience. This 7day cruise (3 day + 4 day) is for those who feel comfortable in the water (not just a pool) and who wish to snorkel twice a day. It is very casual and relaxed and we were lucky to have Jackie as our hospitality manager. The Fijian Islands have the most wonderful islands with the clearest water - in one word "Paradise". The small coloured fish are amazing but I feel that Fiji has to address the problem of boats anchors destroying the coral and it is quite destroyed in some places - also the larger fish are not to be seen as they were many years ago. The entire crew from Captain, Jackie and certainly all the Fijian crew could not have been better. We had approx 80 pax and approx half are Australian and NZ with a sprinkle from other parts of the world. When I add up the dollars spent it was expensive - but would I do it again? - certainly I would. If you love swimming and clear water this is the cruise for you. Not so if you want luxury as the ship is showing its age but it was still very comfortable. Smaller ships are so much better. One little criticism - all the fish for dinner was overcooked and dry. Buffets could take a long time to get to the food. Everyone tends to rush like it will be their last meal ever (not that the cruise company can do much about this) just always make sure either side of the buffet can be accessed. Well done Capt. Cook. Thank you. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
It is hard to know where to begin-the overall experience was one of frustration and despair. I had booked a very expensive "luxury" cruise billed as providing lectures on the ports re WWII history and anthropology-they also ... Read More
It is hard to know where to begin-the overall experience was one of frustration and despair. I had booked a very expensive "luxury" cruise billed as providing lectures on the ports re WWII history and anthropology-they also advertise a PADI scuba course on board. None of these were provided. When asked the staff including the hotel manager was not at all helpful-the overall attitude was tough luck-just shut up and stop complaining. Our luxury cabin had little or no airconditioning. After 5 "fixes" and still a hot room they finally admitted that the ac does not work in this part of the ship. I wonder if they go through this charade each cruise pretending that there is simply a technical problem. These are the balcony suites on 7th floor on the back of the ship. The port times were all scaled back by several hours-on two ports we had only 3 hours on land before "all aboard" The excursions were not as described and overpriced-when anyone complained-no help or support was given by Pita the excursion manager. They were so unorganized that the local on land excursion managers were very vocal about how frustrated they were with the PG staff. This was also the general feeling on board. In general it was not a luxury experience or atmosphere. The ship has the ambiance of an airport Sheraton. It's public spaces are worn out and dated. I have been on many other cruises and this is not even as nice as Holland America or Royal Carribian. It is far lower than Celebrity and cost about twice as much. PG advertises itself as providing the best in customer service and luxury. It does neither.   Read Less
Sail Date June 2014

Find a Cruise

Easily compare prices from multiple sites with one click