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21 Night
Cruise to Christchurch

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Eden, Milford Sound ... see more
Ship:
Maasdam
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  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Eden (Australia)
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Milford Sound
  • Day 5
    Fiordland National Park (Cruising)
  • Day 6
    Dunedin
  • Day 7
    Christchurch
  • Day 8
    Kaikoura
  • Day 9
    Wellington
  • Day 10
    Gisborne
  • Day 11
    Tauranga
  • Day 12
    Auckland
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Mystery Island
  • Day 16
    Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)
  • Day 17
    Mare
  • Day 18
    Ile of Pines
  • Day 19
    Noumea
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    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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  • 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 Night
Cruise to Christchurch

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Eden, Melbourne ... see more
Ship:
Celebrity Solstice
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  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Eden (Australia)
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Melbourne
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Hobart
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Milford Sound
  • Day 9
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 9
    Dusky Sound
  • Day 10
    Dunedin
  • Day 11
    Christchurch
  • Day 12
    Wellington
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Tauranga
  • Day 15
    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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  • 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
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  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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14 Night
Cruise to Christchurch

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Eden, Burnie ... see more
Ship:
Norwegian Jewel
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    Eden (Australia)
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    Burnie
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 6
    Dusky Sound
  • Day 6
    Milford Sound
  • Day 7
    Dunedin
  • Day 8
    Christchurch
  • Day 9
    Picton
  • Day 10
    Wellington
  • Day 11
    Napier
  • Day 12
    Tauranga
  • Day 13
    Paihia
  • Day 14
    Auckland
  • Day 15
    Auckland
Ship Details

Norwegian Jewel - Norwegian Cruise Line

Pros

Attractively refurbished ship with lots of dining and entertainment options

Cons

Water slide was removed in the 2018 makeover

Bottom Line

Choose this Jewel-class flagship if you like a vessel that's comfy and fun.

Reviews

Norwegian Jewel Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins3.0
Dining4.0
Service3.0
Value4.0

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  • 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.

11 Night
Cruise to Christchurch

Leaving:
Melbourne
Visiting:
Sydney, Milford Sound ... see more
Ship:
Celebrity Eclipse
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  • Day 1
    Melbourne
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Milford Sound
  • Day 6
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 6
    Dusky Sound
  • Day 7
    Dunedin
  • Day 8
    Christchurch
  • Day 9
    Wellington
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Tauranga
  • Day 12
    Auckland
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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  • 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 Christchurch

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Sydney, Melbourne ... see more
Ship:
Viking Orion
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  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Melbourne
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Hobart
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Dunedin
  • Day 10
    Christchurch
  • Day 11
    Wellington
  • Day 12
    Napier
  • Day 13
    Tauranga
  • Day 14
    Auckland
  • Day 15
    Auckland
Ship Details

Viking Orion - Viking Ocean Cruises

Pros

Many perks included in cruise fare, including one-of-a-kind thermal suite and fine dining

Cons

People looking for traditional cruise activities -- casino, glitzy production shows -- will be disappointed

Bottom Line

A solid value on a cruise ship that focuses on exploration onboard and ashore

Reviews

Viking Orion Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service4.5
Value5.0

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  • 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.

51 Night
Cruise to Christchurch

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Eden, Milford Sound ... see more
Ship:
Maasdam
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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

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.

13 Night
Cruise to Christchurch

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound ... see more
Ship:
Celebrity Eclipse
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  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Milford Sound
  • Day 4
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 4
    Dusky Sound
  • Day 5
    Dunedin
  • Day 6
    Christchurch
  • Day 7
    Wellington
  • Day 8
    Napier
  • Day 9
    Picton
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Hobart
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Melbourne
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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  • 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.

139 Night
Cruise to Christchurch

Leaving:
Los Angeles
Visiting:
Santa Barbara, Kauai ... see more
Ship:
Viking Sun
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Ship Details

Viking Sun - Viking Ocean Cruises

Pros

A casually upscale ship that feels like a floating boutique hotel

Cons

Not the right choice for kids, gamblers or nightlife aficionados

Bottom Line

A terrific value-for-money cruise for travelers who crave a destination-immersive cruise

Reviews

Viking Sun Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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  • 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 Night
Cruise to Christchurch

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Russell, Kingston ... see more
Ship:
Seabourn Encore
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  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Russell
  • Day 3
    Cruising
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    Kingston
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    Milford Sound
  • Day 8
    Oban
  • Day 9
    Timaru
  • Day 10
    Christchurch
  • Day 11
    Kaikoura
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    Wellington
  • Day 13
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    Waiheke Island
  • Day 15
    Auckland
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Seabourn Encore - Seabourn Cruise Line

Pros

Beautifully designed ship with a great choice of restaurants and generous outside space

Cons

Could do with more shade around the pool and a bigger gym

Bottom Line

Gorgeous new ship with a rich, sophisticated look, superb food and an un-stuffy vibe

Reviews

Seabourn Encore Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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11 Night
Cruise to Christchurch

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound ... see more
Ship:
Celebrity Solstice
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Milford Sound
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    Doubtful Sound
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    Dusky Sound
  • Day 5
    Dunedin
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    Christchurch
  • Day 7
    Picton
  • Day 8
    Napier
  • Day 9
    Wellington
  • 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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92 Night
Cruise to Christchurch

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Auckland, Tauranga ... see more
Ship:
Viking Orion
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    Auckland
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    Auckland
  • Day 3
    Tauranga
  • Day 4
    Napier
  • Day 5
    Wellington
  • Day 6
    Christchurch
  • Day 7
    Dunedin
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Hobart
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Melbourne
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 15
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 16
    Newcastle (Australia)
  • Day 17
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  • Day 18
    Brisbane
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Whitsundays
  • Day 21
    Townsville
  • Day 22
    Cairns
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Thursday Island
  • Day 25
    Cruising
  • Day 26
    Darwin
  • Day 27
    Darwin
  • Day 28
    Cruising
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    Komodo Island
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    Lombok
  • Day 31
    Bali
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    Bali
  • Day 33
    Surabaya
  • Day 34
    Semarang
  • Day 35
    Jakarta
  • Day 36
    Jakarta
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    Cruising
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    Singapore
  • Day 39
    Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Day 40
    Cruising (Java Sea)
  • Day 41
    Cruising
  • Day 42
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 43
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
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    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 45
    Koh Samui
  • Day 46
    Koh Samui
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  • Day 49
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    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
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    Hue
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    Hanoi
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    Kagoshima
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    Nagasaki
  • Day 64
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    Hiroshima
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  • Day 68
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    Petropavlovsk
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    Dutch Harbor
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    Kodiak
  • Day 85
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  • Day 87
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    Icy Strait
  • Day 89
    Sitka
  • Day 90
    Ketchikan
  • Day 91
    Cruising
  • Day 92
    Vancouver
Ship Details

Viking Orion - Viking Ocean Cruises

Pros

Many perks included in cruise fare, including one-of-a-kind thermal suite and fine dining

Cons

People looking for traditional cruise activities -- casino, glitzy production shows -- will be disappointed

Bottom Line

A solid value on a cruise ship that focuses on exploration onboard and ashore

Reviews

Viking Orion Reviews

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5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service4.5
Value5.0

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12 Night
Cruise to Christchurch

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Eden, Doubtful Sound ... see more
Ship:
Norwegian Jewel
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    Eden (Australia)
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 5
    Dusky Sound
  • Day 5
    Milford Sound
  • Day 6
    Dunedin
  • Day 7
    Christchurch
  • Day 8
    Wellington
  • Day 9
    Picton
  • Day 10
    Napier
  • Day 11
    Tauranga
  • Day 12
    Paihia
  • Day 13
    Auckland
Ship Details

Norwegian Jewel - Norwegian Cruise Line

Pros

Attractively refurbished ship with lots of dining and entertainment options

Cons

Water slide was removed in the 2018 makeover

Bottom Line

Choose this Jewel-class flagship if you like a vessel that's comfy and fun.

Reviews

Norwegian Jewel Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins3.0
Dining4.0
Service3.0
Value4.0

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14 Night
Cruise to Christchurch

Leaving:
Auckland
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Auckland, Tauranga ... see more
Ship:
Viking Orion
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    Auckland
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    Auckland
  • Day 3
    Tauranga
  • Day 4
    Napier
  • Day 5
    Wellington
  • Day 6
    Christchurch
  • Day 7
    Dunedin
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Hobart
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Melbourne
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 15
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Viking Orion - Viking Ocean Cruises

Pros

Many perks included in cruise fare, including one-of-a-kind thermal suite and fine dining

Cons

People looking for traditional cruise activities -- casino, glitzy production shows -- will be disappointed

Bottom Line

A solid value on a cruise ship that focuses on exploration onboard and ashore

Reviews

Viking Orion Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service4.5
Value5.0

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10 Night
Cruise to Christchurch

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Paihia, Napier ... see more
Ship:
Celebrity Solstice
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    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Paihia
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Napier
  • Day 5
    Wellington
  • Day 6
    Christchurch
  • Day 7
    Dunedin
  • Day 8
    Dusky Sound
  • Day 8
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 8
    Milford Sound
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Celebrity Solstice - Celebrity Cruises

Pros

Elegant, modern ship with impressive drinking and dining venues

Cons

Exclusive venues for certain cabin categories could make some passengers feel excluded

Bottom Line

Sophisticated, contemporary and delicious cruise experience for all ages

Reviews

Celebrity Solstice Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.5
Service5.0
Value4.5

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51 Night
Cruise to Christchurch

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Eden, Milford Sound ... see more
Ship:
Maasdam
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    Sydney (Australia)
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    Eden (Australia)
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Milford Sound
  • Day 5
    Fiordland National Park (Cruising)
  • Day 6
    Dunedin
  • Day 7
    Christchurch
  • Day 8
    Kaikoura
  • Day 9
    Wellington
  • Day 10
    Gisborne
  • Day 11
    Tauranga
  • Day 12
    Auckland
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Mystery Island
  • Day 16
    Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)
  • Day 17
    Mare
  • Day 18
    Ile of Pines
  • Day 19
    Noumea
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Cruising
  • Day 25
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 26
    Townsville
  • Day 27
    Cairns
  • Day 28
    Great Barrier Reef
  • Day 28
    Ribbon Reef
  • Day 28
    Lizard Island
  • Day 29
    Great Barrier Reef
  • Day 29
    Cruising
  • Day 29
    Cruising
  • Day 30
    Cruising
  • Day 31
    Darwin
  • Day 32
    Cruising
  • Day 33
    Cruising
  • Day 34
    Komodo Island
  • Day 35
    Cruising
  • Day 36
    Broome
  • Day 37
    Cruising
  • Day 38
    Exmouth
  • Day 39
    Cruising
  • Day 40
    Geraldton
  • Day 41
    Perth (Fremantle)
  • Day 42
    Perth (Fremantle)
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    Albany (Australia)
  • Day 44
    Cruising
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    Adelaide
  • Day 47
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  • Day 48
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    Melbourne
  • Day 50
    Burnie
  • Day 51
    Cruising
  • Day 52
    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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    Still water, cofee, and tea
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Christchurch Cruise Reviews

suziehugo
Sail Date: Dec 2016
There was a bus that would take you to Christ Church but the harbor was destroyed in many earthquakes so it has yet to be rebuilt. From people I talked to who went into that area, they saw a container mall. Shopping...Read More
Crystal Symphony
Gerko
Sail Date: Jan 2017
You can call it Christchurch but that city is a long way off and most people who've done the trek from Akaroa to Christchu7rch won't do it a second time. Akaroa is a nice village for strolling around but...Read More
FORSTERGADABOUT
Sail Date: Jan 2017
As the port at Christchurch is still closed to large cruise ships due to earthquake damage, our ship docked at Akaroa instead. We spent the day wandering the streets here. The Giants House was the highlight...Read More
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