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  • 28 Night
    South Pacific Cruise

    Leaving:
    Los Angeles
    Visiting:
    Honolulu, Maui ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    28 Night South Pacific Family Cruise Route (Princess Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Los Angeles
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Honolulu
    • Day 7
      Maui
    • Day 8
      Kauai
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Pago Pago
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Apia
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Bora Bora
    • Day 18
      Bora Bora
    • Day 19
      Tahiti (Papeete)
    • Day 20
      Tahiti (Papeete)
    • Day 20
      Moorea
    • Day 21
      Cruising
    • Day 22
      Cruising
    • Day 23
      Cruising
    • Day 24
      Cruising
    • Day 25
      Cruising
    • Day 26
      Cruising
    • Day 27
      Cruising
    • Day 28
      Cruising
    • Day 29
      Los Angeles
    Ship Details

    Emerald Princess - Princess Cruises

    Pros

    Friendly crew, well-crafted shore tours, improved specialty dining

    Cons

    Long queues to enter main dining rooms and upselling in the spa

    Bottom Line

    Relaxed atmosphere with dining and entertainment options for all ages

    Reviews

    Emerald Princess Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.5
    Service4.0
    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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  • 11 Night
    South Pacific Cruise

    Leaving:
    Brisbane
    Visiting:
    Alotau, Trobriand islands ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    11 Night South Pacific Family Cruise Route (Princess Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Brisbane
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Alotau
    • Day 5
      Trobriand islands
    • Day 6
      Rabaul
    • Day 7
      Kiriwina and Kitava (Trobriand Islands)
    • Day 8
      Conflict Islands
    • Day 9
      Milne Bay
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      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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    • 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.

  • 25-day
    South Pacific Crossing

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Noumea, Ile of Pines ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    25 Night South Pacific Family Cruise Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Noumea
    • Day 5
      Ile of Pines
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Lautoka
    • Day 8
      Dravuni Island
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Savusavu
    • Day 10
      Pago Pago
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Equator (Cruising)
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Honolulu
    • Day 17
      Maui
    • Day 18
      Kauai
    • Day 19
      Cruising
    • Day 20
      Cruising
    • Day 21
      Cruising
    • Day 22
      Cruising
    • Day 23
      Cruising
    • Day 24
      Victoria
    • Day 25
      Vancouver
    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
    Value3.0

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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.

  • 8 Night
    South Pacific Cruise

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Noumea, Isle of Pines ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    8 Night South Pacific Family Cruise Route (Royal Caribbean International)
    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Noumea
    • Day 5
      Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)
    • Day 6
      Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      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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    14 Night South Pacific Family Cruise Route (Princess Cruises)
    • 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)
    Ship Details

    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.

    Reviews

    Ruby Princess Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

    Ruby Princess has a laid-back, family vibe that despite being full of people (the ship can hold so...

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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
    South Pacific, Fiji, & Tonga

    Cruise Critic Favorite
    Leaving:
    Auckland
    Visiting:
    Paihia, Lautoka ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Celebrity Cruises
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    13 Night South Pacific Family Cruise Route (Celebrity Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Auckland
    • Day 2
      Paihia
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Lautoka
    • Day 6
      Suva
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Apia
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Pago Pago
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Tonga
    • Day 11
      Nuku Alofa
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      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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    • 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.

  • 9 Night
    South Pacific Holiday Cruise

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Noumea, Mystery Island ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    9 Night South Pacific Family Cruise Route (Royal Caribbean International)
    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Noumea
    • Day 5
      Mystery Island
    • Day 6
      Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)
    • Day 7
      Mare
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Sydney (Australia)
    Ship Details

    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

    Reviews

    Voyager of the Seas Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    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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    • 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 Entertainment

    28 Night
    South Pacific Cruise

    Leaving:
    Los Angeles
    Visiting:
    Hilo, Honolulu ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    28 Night South Pacific Family Cruise Route (Princess Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Los Angeles
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Hilo
    • Day 7
      Honolulu
    • Day 8
      Kauai
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Pago Pago
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Apia
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Bora Bora
    • Day 18
      Bora Bora
    • Day 19
      Tahiti (Papeete)
    • Day 20
      Tahiti (Papeete)
    • Day 20
      Moorea
    • Day 21
      Cruising
    • Day 22
      Cruising
    • Day 23
      Cruising
    • Day 24
      Cruising
    • Day 25
      Cruising
    • Day 26
      Cruising
    • Day 27
      Cruising
    • Day 28
      Cruising
    • Day 29
      Los Angeles
    Ship Details

    Island Princess - Princess Cruises

    Pros

    Comfortable, mid-sized ship; peaceful adults-only sun deck; good variety of food.

    Cons

    Ship generally feels cramped; bathrooms and standard balconies are also small.

    Bottom Line

    Ideal for those looking for a traditional cruise ship experience with no surprises.

    Reviews

    Island Princess Reviews

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

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    • 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.

  • 7 Night
    South Pacific Cruise

    Leaving:
    Brisbane
    Visiting:
    Isle of Pines, Mystery Island ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    7 Night South Pacific Family Cruise Route (Royal Caribbean International)
    • Day 1
      Brisbane
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)
    • Day 4
      Mystery Island
    • Day 5
      Port Vila
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Brisbane
    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

    When Royal Caribbean debuted its first-in-class Radiance of the Seas in 2001, passengers raved ...

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  • 2019 Best for Embarkation

    7 Night
    South Pacific Cruise

    Leaving:
    Tahiti
    Visiting:
    Huahine, Tahaa ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Paul Gauguin Cruises
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    7 Night South Pacific Family Cruise Route (Paul Gauguin Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Tahiti (Papeete)
    • Day 2
      Huahine
    • Day 3
      Tahaa
    • Day 4
      Bora Bora
    • Day 5
      Bora Bora
    • Day 6
      Moorea
    • Day 7
      Moorea
    • Day 7
      Tahiti (Papeete)
    • Day 8
      Tahiti (Papeete)
    Ship Details

    Paul Gauguin - Paul Gauguin Cruises

    Pros

    Top-notch service and gourmet dining in three restaurants

    Cons

    Limited onboard activities during days in port

    Bottom line

    Active cruise that highlights French Polynesian destinations

    Reviews

    Paul Gauguin Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins3.0
    Dining5.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

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  • 26-day
    South Pacific Crossing

    Leaving:
    Vancouver
    Visiting:
    Honolulu, Maui ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    26 Night South Pacific Family Cruise Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      Vancouver
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Honolulu
    • Day 9
      Maui
    • Day 10
      Kona (Kailua Bay)
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Pago Pago
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Savusavu
    • Day 20
      Dravuni Island
    • Day 21
      Lautoka
    • Day 22
      Cruising
    • Day 23
      Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)
    • Day 24
      Ile of Pines
    • Day 25
      Noumea
    • Day 26
      Cruising
    • Day 27
      Cruising
    • Day 28
      Sydney (Australia)
    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
    Value3.0

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  • 28 Night
    South Pacific Cruise

    Leaving:
    Los Angeles
    Visiting:
    Honolulu, Kauai ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    28 Night South Pacific Family Cruise Route (Princess Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Los Angeles
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Honolulu
    • Day 7
      Kauai
    • Day 8
      Maui
    • Day 9
      Kona (Kailua Bay)
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Pago Pago
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Bora Bora
    • Day 18
      Bora Bora
    • Day 19
      Tahiti (Papeete)
    • Day 20
      Tahiti (Papeete)
    • Day 20
      Moorea
    • Day 21
      Cruising
    • Day 22
      Cruising
    • Day 23
      Cruising
    • Day 24
      Cruising
    • Day 25
      Cruising
    • Day 26
      Cruising
    • Day 27
      Cruising
    • Day 28
      Cruising
    • Day 29
      Los Angeles
    Ship Details

    Emerald Princess - Princess Cruises

    Pros

    Friendly crew, well-crafted shore tours, improved specialty dining

    Cons

    Long queues to enter main dining rooms and upselling in the spa

    Bottom Line

    Relaxed atmosphere with dining and entertainment options for all ages

    Reviews

    Emerald Princess Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.5
    Service4.0
    Value4.5

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  • 11 Night
    South Pacific Cruise

    Cruise Critic Favorite
    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Noumea, Isle of Pines ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Celebrity Cruises
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    11 Night South Pacific Family Cruise Route (Celebrity Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Noumea
    • Day 5
      Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)
    • Day 6
      Mystery Island
    • Day 7
      Mare
    • Day 8
      Port Vila
    • Day 9
      Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Sydney (Australia)
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    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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  • 2019 Best for Families

    4 Night
    South Pacific Cruise

    Leaving:
    Auckland
    Visiting:
    Picton, Auckland ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    4 Night South Pacific Family Cruise Route (Princess Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Auckland
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Picton
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Auckland
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    Regal Princess - Princess Cruises

    Pros

    Excellent dining options abound

    Cons

    Small cabins and balconies feel tight

    Bottom Line

    Modern and sophisticated decor, entertainment and dining

    Reviews

    Regal Princess Reviews

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

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  • 9-day
    South Pacific Crossing

    Leaving:
    Honolulu
    Visiting:
    Maui, Kauai ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    9 Night South Pacific Family Cruise Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      Honolulu
    • Day 2
      Maui
    • Day 3
      Kauai
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Victoria
    • Day 10
      Vancouver
    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
    Value3.0

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  • 12 Night
    South Pacific & Fiji Cruise

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Isle of Pines, Mystery Island ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    12 Night South Pacific Family Cruise Route (Royal Caribbean International)
    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)
    • Day 5
      Mystery Island
    • Day 6
      Port Vila
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Suva
    • Day 9
      Lautoka
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Sydney (Australia)
    Ship Details

    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

    Reviews

    Voyager of the Seas Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    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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  • 12 Night
    South Pacific & Fiji Holiday

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Lautoka, Suva ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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