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7 Night
Islands 7 Nights

Leaving:
Brisbane
Visiting:
Noumea, Isle of Pines ... see more
Ship:
Pacific Dawn
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  • Day 1
    Brisbane
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Noumea
  • Day 4
    Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)
  • Day 5
    Port Vila
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Brisbane
Ship Details

Pacific Dawn - P&O Cruises Australia

Pros

Refurbished in 2017, this well-priced ship feels contemporary and caters to all ages

Cons

Main restaurants struggle to accommodate passengers at peak times

Bottom Line

A fun ship, especially for families, but expect to pay extra for some activities

Reviews

Pacific Dawn Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins3.5
Dining3.5
Service4.0
Value4.0

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8 Night
Islands 8 Nights

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Noumea, Mare ... see more
Ship:
Carnival Spirit
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  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Noumea
  • Day 5
    Mare
  • Day 6
    Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Carnival Spirit - Carnival Cruise Line

Pros

Water slides, new eateries and bars -- with exceedingly friendly crew

Cons

Garish design of many public rooms; no alcohol beverage packages

Bottom Line

Fun activities, good food and great service deliver a top-value holiday for all ages

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Carnival Spirit Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins3.5
Dining4.5
Service5.0
Value4.5

Five years since Carnival relocated its first ever vessel out of the United States, Carnival Sp...

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7 Night
Greece & Croatia Cruise

Leaving:
Venice
Visiting:
Dubrovnik, Kotor ... see more
Ship:
Rhapsody of the Seas
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    Venice
  • Day 2
    Dubrovnik
  • Day 3
    Kotor
  • Day 4
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  • Day 5
    Santorini
  • Day 6
    Katakolon (Olympia)
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Venice
Ship Details

Rhapsody of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Personalized service and consistent quality in the main dining room and buffet

Cons

Entertainment options could be improved; shows amused but rarely wowed

Bottom Line

Comfortable, intimate midsize ship offers a solid choice of amenities

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Rhapsody of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins3.5
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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7-day
Hawaii Inter-island From Honolulu

Leaving:
Honolulu
Visiting:
Maui, Maui ... see more
Ship:
Pride of America
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  • Day 1
    Honolulu
  • Day 2
    Maui
  • Day 3
    Maui
  • Day 4
    Hilo
  • Day 5
    Kona
  • Day 6
    Kauai
  • Day 7
    Kauai
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Honolulu
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Pride of America - Norwegian Cruise Line

Pros

Recent reno added high-end furnishings; Hawaii-centric with every day in port; stellar customer service

Cons

Entertainment could be better; best food found at extra-fee restaurants

Bottom Line

Upgraded ship presents perfect way to see all of Hawaii in a week in style and comfort

Reviews

Pride of America Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value4.0

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7 Night
Mediterranean - Eastern Cruise

Leaving:
Venice
Visiting:
Split, Mykonos ... see more
Ship:
MSC Sinfonia
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  • Day 1
    Venice
  • Day 2
    Split
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Mykonos
  • Day 4
    Santorini
  • Day 5
    Mykonos
  • Day 6
    Dubrovnik
  • Day 7
    Ancona
  • Day 8
    Venice
Ship Details

MSC Sinfonia - MSC Cruises

Intimate, mid-sized ship

Primarily geared to Europeans

Night owls can howl at the hip Pasha Club

Reviews

MSC Sinfonia Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins3.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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7 Night
Australia Cruise

Leaving:
Brisbane
Visiting:
Airlie Beach, Cairns ... see more
Ship:
Sea Princess
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  • Day 1
    Brisbane
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 4
    Cairns
  • Day 5
    Port Douglas, Australia
  • Day 6
    Willis Island
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    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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  • Basic Drinks
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  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
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6 Night
Tasmania Cruise

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Hobart, Melbourne ... see more
Ship:
Voyager of the Seas
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  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Hobart
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Melbourne
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    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

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7 Night
Western Mediterranean Cruise

Leaving:
Barcelona
Visiting:
Palma de Mallorca, Marseille ... see more
Ship:
Oasis of the Seas
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  • Day 1
    Barcelona
  • Day 2
    Palma de Mallorca
  • Day 3
    Marseille
  • Day 4
    La Spezia (Cinque Terre)
  • Day 5
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
  • Day 6
    Naples
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Barcelona
Ship Details

Oasis of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Packed with activities, restaurants and bars, Oasis is manageable despite its size.

Cons

Mall-like interior means it's hard to see the ocean; expect lines at popular venues.

Bottom Line

Innovative and energetic, Oasis appeals most to active cruisers and families.

Reviews

Oasis of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value3.0

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7 Night
Australia 7 Nights

Leaving:
Brisbane
Visiting:
Airlie Beach, Cairns ... see more
Ship:
Pacific Dawn
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  • Day 1
    Brisbane
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 4
    Cairns
  • Day 5
    Port Douglas, Australia
  • Day 6
    Willis Island
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Brisbane
Ship Details

Pacific Dawn - P&O Cruises Australia

Pros

Refurbished in 2017, this well-priced ship feels contemporary and caters to all ages

Cons

Main restaurants struggle to accommodate passengers at peak times

Bottom Line

A fun ship, especially for families, but expect to pay extra for some activities

Reviews

Pacific Dawn Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins3.5
Dining3.5
Service4.0
Value4.0

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7 Night
Alaska Hubbard Glacier Cruise

Leaving:
Vancouver
Visiting:
Inside Passage, Icy Strait ... see more
Ship:
Celebrity Eclipse
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  • Day 1
    Vancouver
  • Day 2
    Inside Passage
  • Day 3
    Icy Strait
  • Day 4
    Hubbard Glacier
  • Day 5
    Juneau
  • Day 6
    Ketchikan
  • Day 7
    Inside Passage
  • Day 8
    Vancouver
Ship Details

Celebrity Eclipse - Celebrity Cruises

Pros

Private club and restaurant for suite cruisers; craft cocktail and beer bars for everyone else

Cons

Passengers not traveling in suites (the vast majority) are excluded from certain bars and restaurants

Bottom Line

One of the most sophisticated, stylish and contemporary mainstream cruise experiences

Reviews

Celebrity Eclipse Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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7 Night
South Pacific Cruise

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Noumea, Isle of Pines ... see more
Ship:
Explorer of the Seas
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  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Noumea
  • Day 5
    Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Sydney (Australia)
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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9 Night
New Zealand Cruise

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Milford Fjord, Doubtful Sound ... see more
Ship:
Ovation of the Seas
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  • 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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    Still water, cofee, and tea
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7 Night
Mediterranean - Western Cruise

Leaving:
Naples
Visiting:
Taormina, Malta ... see more
Ship:
MSC Bellissima
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    Naples
  • Day 2
    Taormina (Messina)
  • Day 3
    Malta (Valletta)
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Barcelona
  • Day 6
    Marseille
  • Day 7
    Genoa
  • Day 8
    Naples
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MSC Bellissima - MSC Cruises

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MSC Bellissima Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
0.0/5

The 4,500-passenger ship is currently being built at the STX Shipyard in France. It will be the...

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9 Night
Greek Isles Cruise

Leaving:
Rome
Visiting:
Souda Bay, Mykonos ... see more
Ship:
Jewel of the Seas
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    Rome (Civitavecchia)
  • Day 2
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  • Day 3
    Souda Bay
  • Day 4
    Mykonos
  • Day 5
    Rhodes
  • Day 6
    Santorini
  • Day 7
    Athens (Piraeus)
  • Day 8
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  • Day 9
    Naples
  • Day 10
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
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Jewel of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Few gimmicks, great service, rarely raucous

Cons

Costly extras, unimaginative entertainment

Bottom line

Uncomplicated classic cruising with all the traditional trimmings

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Jewel of the Seas Reviews

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3.5/5
Cabins3.0
Dining3.0
Service5.0
Value3.0

Jewel of the Seas made its debut in spring 2004. Measuring 90,090 tons and carrying 2,100-plus ...

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9 Night
Islands 9 Nights

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Noumea, Mare ... see more
Ship:
Carnival Spirit
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    Sydney (Australia)
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  • Day 3
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  • Day 4
    Noumea
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    Mare
  • Day 6
    Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)
  • Day 7
    Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)
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  • Day 9
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  • Day 10
    Sydney (Australia)
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Carnival Spirit - Carnival Cruise Line

Pros

Water slides, new eateries and bars -- with exceedingly friendly crew

Cons

Garish design of many public rooms; no alcohol beverage packages

Bottom Line

Fun activities, good food and great service deliver a top-value holiday for all ages

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Carnival Spirit Reviews

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4.5/5
Cabins3.5
Dining4.5
Service5.0
Value4.5

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