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  • 9 Night
    New Zealand Cruise

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Milford Fjord, Doubtful Sound ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    9 Night October 2019 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Royal Caribbean International)
    • 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
      Picton
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      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

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  • 4 Night
    Melbourne Cruise

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Melbourne, Sydney ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Celebrity Cruises
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    4 Night October 2019 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Celebrity Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Melbourne
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      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

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  • 3 Night
    Sampler Cruise

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Sydney,
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    3 Night October 2019 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Royal Caribbean International)
    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      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.

  • 12 Night
    New Zealand Cruise

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Paihia, Auckland ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    12 Night October 2019 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Royal Caribbean International)
    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Paihia
    • Day 5
      Auckland
    • Day 6
      Tauranga
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Wellington
    • Day 9
      Dunedin
    • Day 10
      Dusky Sound
    • Day 10
      Doubtful Sound
    • Day 10
      Milford Fjord
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      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.

  • 12 Night
    Great Barrier Reef Cruise

    Cruise Critic Favorite
    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Newcastle, Airlie Beach ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Celebrity Cruises
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    12 Night October 2019 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Celebrity Cruises)
    • 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.

  • 12 Night
    New Zealand Cruise

    Cruise Critic Favorite
    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Hobart, Milford Sound ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Celebrity Cruises
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    12 Night October 2019 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Celebrity Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Hobart
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Milford Sound
    • Day 6
      Doubtful Sound
    • Day 6
      Dusky Sound
    • Day 7
      Dunedin
    • Day 8
      Akaroa
    • Day 9
      Picton
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Tauranga
    • 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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    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.

  • 2 Night
    Australia Cruise

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Brisbane,
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    2 Night October 2019 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Princess Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      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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    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

    40-day
    Australia Circumnavigation & New Zealand Collector

    Leaving:
    Auckland
    Visiting:
    Mystery Island, Isle of Pines ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    40 Night October 2019 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      Auckland
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Mystery Island
    • Day 5
      Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)
    • Day 6
      Ile of Pines
    • Day 7
      Mare
    • Day 8
      Noumea
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Airlie Beach
    • Day 15
      Townsville
    • Day 16
      Cairns
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Lizard Island
    • Day 17
      Ribbon Reef
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Cruising
    • Day 20
      Darwin
    • Day 21
      Cruising
    • Day 22
      Cruising
    • Day 23
      Komodo Island
    • Day 24
      Cruising
    • Day 25
      Broome
    • Day 26
      Cruising
    • Day 27
      Exmouth
    • Day 28
      Cruising
    • Day 29
      Geraldton
    • Day 30
      Perth (Fremantle)
    • Day 31
      Perth (Fremantle)
    • Day 32
      Albany (Australia)
    • Day 33
      Cruising
    • Day 34
      Cruising
    • Day 35
      Adelaide
    • Day 36
      Kangaroo Island
    • Day 37
      Cruising
    • Day 38
      Melbourne
    • Day 39
      Burnie
    • Day 40
      Cruising
    • Day 41
      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

    With its mid-sized capacity and classic styling, Holland America's stately Maasdam is a managea...

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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.

  • 2 Night
    Australia Cruise

    Leaving:
    Brisbane
    Visiting:
    Sydney,
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    2 Night October 2019 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Princess Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Brisbane
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Sydney (Australia)
    Ship Details

    Sun Princess - Princess Cruises

    Pros

    Interesting itineraries, good food and welcoming crew

    Cons

    One of Australia's oldest ships, and young couples may find it a bit quiet

    Bottom Line

    The elegant midsize ship offers varied cruise options and outstanding service

    Reviews

    Sun Princess Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    3.5/5
    Cabins3.0
    Dining4.0
    Service5.0
    Value4.0

    Launched in 1995 as the world's biggest-ever cruise ship weighing in at about 77,000 tons, Sun ...

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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.

  • 4 Night
    Australia Cruise

    Leaving:
    Brisbane
    Visiting:
    Sydney, Brisbane ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    4 Night October 2019 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Princess Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Brisbane
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Brisbane
    Ship Details

    Sun Princess - Princess Cruises

    Pros

    Interesting itineraries, good food and welcoming crew

    Cons

    One of Australia's oldest ships, and young couples may find it a bit quiet

    Bottom Line

    The elegant midsize ship offers varied cruise options and outstanding service

    Reviews

    Sun Princess Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    3.5/5
    Cabins3.0
    Dining4.0
    Service5.0
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  • 2 Night
    Australia Cruise

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    Sydney
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    Brisbane,
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    2 Night October 2019 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Princess Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Brisbane
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    Sun Princess - Princess Cruises

    Pros

    Interesting itineraries, good food and welcoming crew

    Cons

    One of Australia's oldest ships, and young couples may find it a bit quiet

    Bottom Line

    The elegant midsize ship offers varied cruise options and outstanding service

    Reviews

    Sun Princess Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    3.5/5
    Cabins3.0
    Dining4.0
    Service5.0
    Value4.0

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  • 7 Night
    Australia Cruise

    Leaving:
    Melbourne
    Visiting:
    Phillip Island, Port Lincoln ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    7 Night October 2019 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Princess Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Melbourne
    • Day 2
      Phillip Island
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Port Lincoln
    • Day 5
      Kangaroo Island
    • Day 6
      Adelaide
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Melbourne
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    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

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    Golden Princess Reviews

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    4.0/5
    Cabins3.0
    Dining4.0
    Service5.0
    Value4.0

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  • 2019 Best for Embarkation

    20-day
    Australia Circumnavigation

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Airlie Beach, Townsville ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    20 Night October 2019 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Airlie Beach
    • Day 5
      Townsville
    • Day 6
      Cairns
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Lizard Island
    • Day 7
      Ribbon Reef
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Darwin
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Komodo Island
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Broome
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Exmouth
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Geraldton
    • Day 20
      Perth (Fremantle)
    • Day 21
      Perth (Fremantle)
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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

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

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  • 2019 Best for Families

    8 Night
    Australia Cruise

    Leaving:
    Auckland
    Visiting:
    Tauranga, Akaroa ... see more
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    8 Night October 2019 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Princess Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Auckland
    • Day 2
      Tauranga
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Akaroa
    • Day 5
      Dunedin
    • Day 6
      Fjordland
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Sydney (Australia)
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    Ruby Princess - Princess Cruises

    Pros

    Great kids club, good food options and a laid-back vibe.

    Cons

    Shows its age in places.

    Bottom Line

    Great for families and anyone looking for a variety of activities.

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    Ruby Princess Reviews

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    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

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  • 2019 Best for Service

    10-day
    New Zealand & Coral Sea Odyssey

    Leaving:
    Auckland
    Visiting:
    Mystery Island, Isle of Pines ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    10 Night October 2019 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      Auckland
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Mystery Island
    • Day 5
      Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)
    • Day 6
      Ile of Pines
    • Day 7
      Mare
    • Day 8
      Noumea
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Sydney (Australia)
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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

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

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  • 2019 Best for Service

    30-day
    Australia Circumnavigation

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Airlie Beach, Townsville ... see more
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    Holland America Line
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    30 Night October 2019 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Airlie Beach
    • Day 5
      Townsville
    • Day 6
      Cairns
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Lizard Island
    • Day 7
      Ribbon Reef
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Darwin
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Komodo Island
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Broome
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Exmouth
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Geraldton
    • Day 20
      Perth (Fremantle)
    • Day 21
      Perth (Fremantle)
    • Day 22
      Albany (Australia)
    • Day 23
      Cruising
    • Day 24
      Cruising
    • Day 25
      Adelaide
    • Day 26
      Kangaroo Island
    • Day 27
      Cruising
    • Day 28
      Melbourne
    • Day 29
      Burnie
    • Day 30
      Cruising
    • Day 31
      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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  • 55 Night
    Southbound Bremerhaven To Sydney

    Leaving:
    Bremerhaven
    Visiting:
    Amsterdam, London (Greenwich, Tower Bridge, Tilbury) ... see more
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    Cruise & Maritime Voyages
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    55 Night October 2019 Australia & New Zealand Cruise Route (Cruise & Maritime Voyages)
    • Day 1
      Bremerhaven
    • Day 2
      Amsterdam
    • Day 3
      London (Greenwich, Tower Bridge, Tilbury)
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Lisbon
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Casablanca
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Mindelo (Sao Vicente)
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Barbados
    • Day 20
      Barbados
    • Day 21
      Cruising
    • Day 22
      Aruba
    • Day 23
      Cruising
    • Day 24
      Panama Canal (Cruising)
    • Day 25
      Cruising
    • Day 26
      Cruising
    • Day 27
      San Juan del Sur
    • Day 28
      Cruising
    • Day 29
      Cruising
    • Day 30
      Acapulco
    • Day 31
      Cruising
    • Day 32
      Cruising
    • Day 33
      Cruising
    • Day 34
      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
    • Day 37
      Cruising
    • Day 38
      Nuku Hiva
    • Day 39
      Cruising
    • Day 40
      Cruising
    • Day 41
      Tahiti (Papeete)
    • Day 42
      Bora Bora
    • Day 43
      Cruising
    • Day 44
      Rarotonga
    • Day 45
      Cruising
    • Day 46
      Cruising
    • Day 47
      Cruising
    • Day 48
      Nuku Alofa
    • Day 49
      Cruising
    • Day 50
      Cruising
    • Day 51
      Cruising
    • Day 52
      Auckland
    • Day 53
      Cruising
    • Day 54
      Cruising
    • Day 55
      Cruising
    • Day 56
      Sydney (Australia)
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    Vasco da Gama - Cruise & Maritime Voyages

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  • 53 Night
    Southbound Tilbury To Sydney

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    London (Greenwich, Tower Bridge, Tilbury)
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    Lisbon, Casablanca ... see more
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