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14 Night
Cruise to Cairns

Leaving:
Singapore
Visiting:
Darwin, Cairns ... see more
Ship:
Voyager of the Seas
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Singapore
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Darwin
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cairns
  • Day 11
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Brisbane
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    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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    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

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7 Night
Cruise to Cairns

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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    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.

7 Night
Cruise to Cairns

Leaving:
Brisbane
Visiting:
Airlie Beach, Cairns ... see more
Ship:
Pacific Dawn
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Cruise Itinerary

  • 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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15 Night
Cruise to Cairns

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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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, 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
Cruise to Cairns

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Brisbane, Airlie Beach ... see more
Ship:
Voyager of the Seas
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Brisbane
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 6
    Cairns
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Darwin
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Singapore
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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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, 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.

10 Night
Cruise to Cairns

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Airlie Beach, Cairns ... see more
Ship:
Ruby Princess
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 5
    Cairns
  • Day 6
    Port Douglas, Australia
  • Day 7
    Willis Island
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Brisbane
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Ruby Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Excellent service and array of dining and entertainment options

Cons

Upselling is a bit excessive

Bottom Line

Friendly ship, with more free dining and activities than for-fee alternatives

Reviews

Ruby Princess Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
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, 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
Cruise to Cairns

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.

21 Night
Cruise to Cairns

Leaving:
Singapore
Visiting:
Bintulu, Kota Kinabalu ... see more
Ship:
Maasdam
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  • Day 1
    Singapore
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Bintulu
  • Day 4
    Kota Kinabalu
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Puerto Princesa
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Udjung Pandang
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Dili
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cairns
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Alotau
  • Day 18
    Trobriand islands
  • Day 19
    Gladstone
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Brisbane
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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    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.

54 Night
Cruise to Cairns

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Brisbane, Airlie Beach ... see more
Ship:
Arcadia
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Brisbane
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 6
    Cairns
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Rabaul
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Kagoshima
  • Day 16
    Nagasaki
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Hong Kong
  • Day 20
    Hong Kong
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Da Nang
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Cruising
  • Day 25
    Singapore
  • Day 26
    Singapore
  • Day 27
    Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Day 28
    Langkawi
  • Day 29
    Cruising
  • Day 30
    Cruising
  • Day 31
    Colombo
  • Day 32
    Cruising
  • Day 33
    Cruising
  • Day 34
    Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Day 35
    Cruising
  • Day 36
    Cruising
  • Day 37
    Dubai
  • Day 38
    Dubai
  • Day 39
    Muscat
  • Day 40
    Cruising
  • Day 41
    Cruising
  • Day 42
    Cruising
  • Day 43
    Cruising
  • Day 44
    Cruising
  • Day 45
    Suez Canal
  • Day 46
    Limassol
  • Day 47
    Haifa
  • Day 48
    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
  • Day 51
    Cruising
  • Day 52
    Seville
  • Day 53
    Cruising
  • Day 54
    Cruising
  • Day 55
    Southampton
Ship Details

Arcadia - P&O Cruises

Pros

Adult-only vessel that's great for couples, singles and groups of friends

Cons

There's no ballroom and limited space for dance enthusiasts

Bottom Line

Mid-sized traditional vessel aimed at the British market that recently has had a £34 million refurbishment

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

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17 Night
Cruise to Cairns

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Brisbane, Alotau ... see more
Ship:
Sun Princess
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Brisbane
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Alotau
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cairns
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Darwin
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Kimberley Coast
  • Day 14
    Broome
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Geraldton
  • Day 18
    Perth (Fremantle)
Ship Details

Sun Princess - Princess Cruises

Pro: New venues added in 2016, interesting itineraries, good food and welcoming crew

Con: 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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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, 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.

10 Night
Cruise to Cairns

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Brisbane, Airlie Beach ... see more
Ship:
Majestic Princess
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Brisbane
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 6
    Cairns
  • Day 7
    Port Douglas, Australia
  • Day 8
    Willis Island
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    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

Reviews

Majestic Princess Reviews

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

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30 Night
Cruise to Cairns

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Airlie Beach, Townsville ... see more
Ship:
Maasdam
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  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 5
    Townsville
  • Day 6
    Cairns
  • Day 7
    Great Barrier Reef
  • Day 7
    Lizard Island
  • Day 7
    Ribbon Reef
  • Day 8
    Great Barrier Reef
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • 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

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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26 Night
Cruise to Cairns

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Townsville, Cairns ... see more
Ship:
Amsterdam
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    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Townsville
  • Day 5
    Cairns
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Darwin
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Komodo Island
  • Day 13
    Bali
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Semarang
  • Day 16
    Equator (Cruising)
  • Day 17
    Singapore
  • Day 18
    Singapore
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Colombo
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Kochi (Cochin)
  • Day 25
    Cruising
  • Day 26
    Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Day 27
    Mumbai (Bombay)
Ship Details

Amsterdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Fabulous entertainment, despite ship's small size

Con

Not much variety of dining

Bottom Line

Great value for bucket-list itineraries

Reviews

Amsterdam Reviews

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

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7 Night
Cruise to Cairns

Leaving:
Brisbane
Visiting:
Airlie Beach, Cairns ... see more
Ship:
Pacific Dawn
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  • Day 1
    Brisbane
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    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 4
    Cairns
  • Day 5
    Cairns
  • 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
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4.0/5
Cabins3.5
Dining3.5
Service4.0
Value4.0

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14 Night
Cruise to Cairns

Leaving:
Cairns
Visiting:
Thursday Island, Darwin ... see more
Ship:
Azamara Quest
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    Cairns
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Thursday Island
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Darwin
  • Day 6
    Darwin
  • Day 9
    Komodo Island
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Bali
  • Day 15
    Singapore
  • Day 15
    Singapore
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Singapore
  • Day 15
    Singapore
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Singapore
  • Day 15
    Singapore
  • Day 15
    Singapore
  • Day 15
    Singapore
  • Day 15
    Singapore
  • Day 11
    Surabaya
  • Day 15
    Singapore
  • Day 15
    Singapore
  • Day 12
    Semarang
  • Day 15
    Singapore
  • Day 14
    Singapore
  • Day 15
    Singapore
  • Day 15
    Singapore
  • Day 15
    Singapore
  • Day 15
    Singapore
Ship Details

Azamara Quest - Azamara Club Cruises

Pro: Destination-focused itineraries; friendly and fun onboard vibe

Con: Standard cabins are small with tiny bathrooms, despite a high price tag

Bottom Line: Destination-immersive, upscale cruising, with not a lot of nickel and diming

Reviews

Azamara Quest Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins3.5
Dining4.5
Service5.0
Value3.5

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