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13 Night
Cruise to Akaroa

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Fjordland, Dunedin ... see more
Ship:
Majestic Princess
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  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Fjordland
  • Day 5
    Dunedin
  • Day 6
    Akaroa
  • Day 7
    Wellington
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • 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

Reviews

Majestic Princess Reviews

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

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  • Kids Club
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  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
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  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
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    Soda and Juice
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    Beer, wine, and spirits
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13 Night
Cruise to Akaroa

Leaving:
Melbourne
Visiting:
Fjordland, Dunedin ... see more
Ship:
Golden Princess
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  • Day 1
    Melbourne
  • 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
    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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  • 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 Akaroa

Leaving:
Brisbane
Visiting:
Fjordland, Dunedin ... see more
Ship:
Sea Princess
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  • Day 1
    Brisbane
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Fjordland
  • Day 6
    Dunedin
  • Day 7
    Akaroa
  • Day 8
    Wellington
  • Day 9
    Napier
  • Day 10
    Tauranga
  • Day 11
    Auckland
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    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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  • 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.

12 Night
Cruise to Akaroa

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound ... see more
Ship:
Norwegian Jewel
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  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 4
    Dusky Sound
  • Day 4
    Milford Sound
  • Day 5
    Dunedin
  • Day 6
    Akaroa
  • Day 7
    Picton
  • Day 8
    Napier
  • Day 9
    Tauranga
  • Day 10
    Auckland
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Sydney (Australia)
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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  • 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 Akaroa

Leaving:
Los Angeles
Visiting:
Honolulu, Kauai ... see more
Ship:
Ruby Princess
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  • Day 1
    Los Angeles
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Honolulu
  • Day 7
    Kauai
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Tahiti (Papeete)
  • Day 14
    Tahiti (Papeete)
  • Day 14
    Moorea
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Pago Pago
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Auckland
  • Day 23
    Tauranga
  • Day 24
    Cruising
  • Day 25
    Akaroa
  • Day 26
    Dunedin
  • Day 27
    Fjordland
  • Day 28
    Cruising
  • Day 29
    Cruising
  • Day 30
    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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  • 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.

12 Night
Cruise to Akaroa

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Paihia, Tauranga ... see more
Ship:
Celebrity Solstice
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  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Paihia
  • Day 3
    Tauranga
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Wellington
  • Day 6
    Akaroa
  • Day 7
    Dunedin
  • Day 8
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 8
    Dusky Sound
  • Day 8
    Milford Sound
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Hobart
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    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
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.5
Service5.0
Value4.5

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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
Cruise to Akaroa

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Fjordland, Dunedin ... see more
Ship:
Ruby Princess
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    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

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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  • 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.

29 Night
Cruise to Akaroa

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Fjordland, Dunedin ... see more
Ship:
Ruby Princess
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Fjordland
  • Day 5
    Dunedin
  • Day 6
    Akaroa
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Tauranga
  • Day 9
    Auckland
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Pago Pago
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Tahiti (Papeete)
  • Day 16
    Tahiti (Papeete)
  • Day 16
    Moorea
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Hilo
  • Day 23
    Honolulu
  • Day 24
    Cruising
  • Day 25
    Cruising
  • Day 26
    Cruising
  • Day 27
    Cruising
  • Day 28
    Cruising
  • Day 29
    Los Angeles
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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  • 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 Akaroa

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Paihia, Tauranga ... see more
Ship:
Norwegian Jewel
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  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Paihia
  • Day 3
    Tauranga
  • Day 4
    Napier
  • Day 5
    Picton
  • Day 6
    Akaroa
  • Day 7
    Dunedin
  • Day 8
    Doubtful Sound
  • Day 8
    Dusky Sound
  • Day 8
    Milford Sound
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Sydney (Australia)
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.

12 Night
Cruise to Akaroa

Leaving:
Auckland
Visiting:
Tauranga, Akaroa ... see more
Ship:
Majestic Princess
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Tauranga
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Akaroa
  • Day 5
    Dunedin
  • Day 6
    Fjordland
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Hobart
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Melbourne
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    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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  • 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
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13 Night
Cruise to Akaroa

Leaving:
Melbourne
Visiting:
Fjordland, Dunedin ... see more
Ship:
Golden Princess
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    Fjordland
  • Day 5
    Dunedin
  • Day 6
    Akaroa
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    Wellington
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    Tauranga
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    Melbourne
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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
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4.0/5
Cabins3.0
Dining4.0
Service5.0
Value4.0

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14 Night
Cruise to Akaroa

Leaving:
Melbourne
Visiting:
Burnie, Fiorldand ... see more
Ship:
Queen Elizabeth
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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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9 Night
Cruise to Akaroa

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Melbourne
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Fiorldand, Dunedin ... see more
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Queen Elizabeth
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    Fiorldand
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    Dunedin
  • Day 6
    Akaroa
  • Day 7
    Wellington
  • Day 8
    Napier
  • Day 9
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    Auckland
Ship Details

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

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

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17 Night
Cruise to Akaroa

Leaving:
Adelaide
Visiting:
Melbourne, Fjordland ... see more
Ship:
Golden Princess
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    Dunedin
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    Napier
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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

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4.0/5
Cabins3.0
Dining4.0
Service5.0
Value4.0

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13 Night
Cruise to Akaroa

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Melbourne
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Auckland, Tauranga ... see more
Ship:
Queen Elizabeth
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    Cruising
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    Auckland
  • Day 6
    Tauranga
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    Cruising
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    Wellington
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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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Akaroa Cruise Reviews

Radiance of the Seas
more steam
Sail Date: Jan 2019
A long journey in the tender, 25-40 minutes. Not much in Akaroa, population 600. We caught the bus to Christchurch and well worth the 90 minute journey. We booked the bus independently so we had no priority...Read More
Majestic Princess
slcdann
Sail Date: Dec 2018
Tours - Brent and his team are magnificent. They took us into the city from the lovely port town of Akaroa and pointed us to a stunning play park for the kids as well as a cheese factory upon return. Whilst...Read More
Majestic Princess
KwanSum
Sail Date: Jan 2019
This is a lovely seaside town with a touch of French je ne sais quoi. Plenty of places to eat, lots of little shops selling unusual souvenirs and an exceptional jewellery shop. If you have time, visit St Peters...Read More
Norwegian Jewel
TOK10
Sail Date: Dec 2018
An amazing gem in New Zealand. Recommend getting off the ship, walking the streets and maybe taking a short tour up to the pub on the hill and trying some of the local cheese on the way back. Blue Cod is the fish...Read More
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