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28 Night
Australia Cruise

Leaving:
Brisbane
Visiting:
Sydney, Melbourne ... see more
Ship:
Sea Princess
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  • Day 1
    Brisbane
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Melbourne
  • Day 6
    Burnie
  • Day 7
    Hobart
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Adelaide
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Albany (Australia)
  • Day 13
    Margaret River
  • Day 14
    Perth (Fremantle)
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Broome
  • Day 19
    Kimberley Coast
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Darwin
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Cairns
  • Day 25
    Cruising
  • Day 26
    Alotau
  • Day 27
    Cruising
  • Day 28
    Cruising
  • Day 29
    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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    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, cofee, 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.

28 Night
Australia Cruise

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Melbourne, Burnie ... see more
Ship:
Sea Princess
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  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Melbourne
  • Day 4
    Burnie
  • Day 5
    Hobart
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Adelaide
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Albany (Australia)
  • Day 11
    Margaret River
  • Day 12
    Perth (Fremantle)
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Broome
  • Day 17
    Kimberley Coast
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Darwin
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Cairns
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Alotau
  • Day 25
    Cruising
  • Day 26
    Cruising
  • Day 27
    Brisbane
  • Day 28
    Cruising
  • Day 29
    Sydney (Australia)
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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    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, cofee, 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.

28 Night
Australia Cruise

Leaving:
Brisbane
Visiting:
Sydney, Melbourne ... see more
Ship:
Sea Princess
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Brisbane
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Melbourne
  • Day 6
    Burnie
  • Day 7
    Hobart
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Adelaide
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Albany (Australia)
  • Day 13
    Margaret River
  • Day 14
    Perth (Fremantle)
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Broome
  • Day 19
    Kimberley Coast
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Darwin
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Cairns
  • Day 25
    Cruising
  • Day 26
    Alotau
  • Day 27
    Cruising
  • Day 28
    Cruising
  • Day 29
    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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  • 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, cofee, 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:
Melbourne
Visiting:
Sydney,
Ship:
Queen Elizabeth
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  • Day 1
    Melbourne
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Queen Elizabeth - Cunard Line

Elegant with plenty of opportunities for formal dressing

Varied enrichment program

Sense of occasion on every cruise

Reviews

Queen Elizabeth Reviews

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

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  • 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, cofee, 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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14-day
Australia & New Zealand

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Tauranga, Napier ... see more
Ship:
Noordam
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  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Tauranga
  • Day 3
    Napier
  • Day 4
    Wellington
  • Day 5
    Akaroa
  • Day 6
    Dunedin
  • Day 7
    Fiordland National Park (Cruising)
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Melbourne
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Port Arthur
  • Day 12
    Hobart
  • Day 13
    Hobart
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    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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    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, cofee, 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.

17-day
Pacific Odyssey

Leaving:
Brisbane
Visiting:
Noumea, Mare ... see more
Ship:
Maasdam
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  • Day 1
    Brisbane
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Noumea
  • Day 5
    Mare
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Luganville
  • Day 8
    Port Vila
  • Day 9
    Mystery Island
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Lautoka
  • Day 12
    Savusavu
  • Day 13
    Dravuni Island
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Waitangi
  • Day 17
    Tauranga
  • Day 18
    Auckland
Ship Details

Maasdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Intimate atmosphere pairs well with unique itineraries

Con

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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  • 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, cofee, 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.

18 Night
Australia & Pacific Cruise

Leaving:
Melbourne
Visiting:
Hobart, Hobart ... see more
Ship:
Queen Elizabeth
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Melbourne
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Hobart
  • Day 4
    Hobart
  • Day 5
    Port Arthur
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Melbourne
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Picton
  • Day 11
    Marlborough Sounds
  • Day 12
    Wellington
  • Day 13
    Wellington
  • Day 14
    Akaroa
  • Day 15
    Dunedin
  • Day 16
    Fiorldand
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Melbourne
Ship Details

Queen Elizabeth - Cunard Line

Elegant with plenty of opportunities for formal dressing

Varied enrichment program

Sense of occasion on every cruise

Reviews

Queen Elizabeth Reviews

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

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    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, cofee, 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.

15 Night
Asia Repositioning Cruise

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Brisbane, Airlie Beach ... see more
Ship:
Explorer of the Seas
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  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Brisbane
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cairns
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Darwin
  • Day 11
    Darwin
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Singapore
Ship Details

Explorer of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

A wealth of facilities, activities and entertainment for every generation

Cons

The high passenger capacity means queuing is inevitable

Bottom Line

With a broad range of activities, Explorer has something for everyone, from active cruisers to families

Reviews

Explorer of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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  • 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, cofee, 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.

14 Night
Australia & Pacific Cruise

Leaving:
Melbourne
Visiting:
Picton, Marlborough Sounds ... see more
Ship:
Queen Elizabeth
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Melbourne
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Picton
  • Day 5
    Marlborough Sounds
  • Day 6
    Wellington
  • Day 7
    Wellington
  • Day 8
    Akaroa
  • Day 9
    Dunedin
  • Day 10
    Fiorldand
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Melbourne
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Queen Elizabeth - Cunard Line

Elegant with plenty of opportunities for formal dressing

Varied enrichment program

Sense of occasion on every cruise

Reviews

Queen Elizabeth Reviews

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

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  • 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, cofee, 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
New Zealand Cruise

Leaving:
Melbourne
Visiting:
Fjordland, Dunedin ... see more
Ship:
Golden Princess
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Melbourne
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Fjordland
  • Day 5
    Dunedin
  • Day 6
    Akaroa
  • Day 7
    Wellington
  • Day 8
    Gisborne
  • Day 9
    Tauranga
  • Day 10
    Auckland
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Melbourne
Ship Details

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

Reviews

Golden Princess Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins3.0
Dining4.0
Service5.0
Value4.0

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  • 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, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
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13 Night
New Zealand Cruise

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Fjordland, Dunedin ... see more
Ship:
Majestic Princess
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    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Fjordland
  • Day 5
    Dunedin
  • Day 6
    Akaroa
  • Day 7
    Wellington
  • Day 8
    Napier
  • Day 9
    Tauranga
  • Day 10
    Auckland
  • Day 11
    Paihia
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Majestic Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Wide range of venues, lots of entertainment and dining designed by Michelin-starred chefs

Cons

Might feel too big if you're used to smaller Australian ships

Bottom Line

A bigger offering of Princess Cruises' best, plus unique features not found on other ships

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Majestic Princess Reviews

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4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.5
Value4.0

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3 Night
Australia Cruise

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Burnie, Melbourne ... see more
Ship:
Queen Elizabeth
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    Cruising
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    Burnie
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    Melbourne
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Queen Elizabeth - Cunard Line

Elegant with plenty of opportunities for formal dressing

Varied enrichment program

Sense of occasion on every cruise

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Queen Elizabeth Reviews

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4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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41-day
Pacific Odyssey & Polynesian Crossing

Leaving:
Brisbane
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Noumea, Mare ... see more
Ship:
Maasdam
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    Mare
  • Day 6
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    Luganville
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    Port Vila
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    Mystery Island
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    Lautoka
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    Savusavu
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    Dravuni Island
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    Cruising
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    Waitangi
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    Tauranga
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    Cruising
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    Nuku Alofa
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Vavau
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    Niue
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Rarotonga
  • Day 25
    Cruising
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    Bora Bora
  • Day 27
    Moorea
  • Day 27
    Tahiti (Papeete)
  • Day 28
    Tahiti (Papeete)
  • Day 29
    Rangiroa
  • Day 30
    Tahiti (Papeete)
  • Day 31
    Cruising
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    Marquesas
  • Day 33
    Nuku Hiva
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    Cruising
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    Equator (Cruising)
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    San Francisco
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Maasdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Intimate atmosphere pairs well with unique itineraries

Con

Shows signs of age in some areas

Bottom Line

Excellent value for those who prefer a mid-sized ship

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4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining3.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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16 Nights
Tahiti & The Cook Islands

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Tahiti
Visiting:
Tahiti, Moorea ... see more
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Crystal Symphony
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    Bora Bora
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    Aitutaki
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    Rarotonga
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Waitangi
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    Tauranga
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    Tauranga
  • Day 16
    Auckland
  • Day 17
    Auckland
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Crystal Symphony - Crystal Cruises

Pros

More options for dining and entertainment than on other luxury ships

Cons

Entry-level cabins are small compared to those of competitors

Bottom Line

A successful blend of luxurious amenities with big-ship choice

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Crystal Symphony Reviews

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

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4 Night
Australia Cruise

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Melbourne
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Sydney, Brisbane ... see more
Ship:
Queen Elizabeth
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    Sydney (Australia)
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    Cruising
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    Brisbane
Ship Details

Queen Elizabeth - Cunard Line

Elegant with plenty of opportunities for formal dressing

Varied enrichment program

Sense of occasion on every cruise

Reviews

Queen Elizabeth Reviews

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4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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17 Night
Australia Cruise

Leaving:
Perth
Visiting:
Broome, Kimberley Coast ... see more
Ship:
Sea Princess
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    Perth (Fremantle)
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Broome
  • Day 6
    Kimberley Coast
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Darwin
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cairns
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Alotau
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Brisbane
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Sydney (Australia)
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

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Sea Princess Reviews

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

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