• Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In

Sydney (Australia) Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
Sydney (Australia)

Traveler rating

Excellent

1,648

Very Good

1,302

Average

982

Poor

558

Terrible

364

Cruise type

4,891 Sydney (Australia) Cruise Reviews


Zorto145 avatar

Zorto145

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Ordinary

|

We chose this cruise because a Royal Caribbean cruise we’d booked due to leave Singapore was cancelled three days before departure due to COVID-19. I had already travelled to Sydney ready to fly to Singapore and ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2020


RobD777 avatar

RobD777

1 Review Written

Not as good as expected

We got a twin ocean view cabin for about $98/nite pp which was cheap for a 7 night Tasmania cruise from Sydney. Embarkation was relatively smooth - much better than P&O's amateurish efforts. Dream Cruises come from ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2020


Povertu2 avatar

Povertu2

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

SilverSea Muse Saves the Day, or Vacation, I should say!

Over a year and half in planning with another couple, we booked the Australian Wilds & Beyond (OCY200303-17), going from Sydney to Singapore on Crystal Serenity through our travel agent. We opted to book our own ...
Read More

5 photos

Sail Date March 2020


ThriftyDrifting avatar

ThriftyDrifting

1 Review Written

Cruising into the “New World”

As avid cruisers, we had a world trip organised from Feb-Oct 2020, which includes 7 cruises. We even started up our own blog for the trip thriftydrifting.com . A week before our first cruise was to depart our home ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2020


essex traveller avatar

essex traveller

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Destination good, ship poor

Chosen because of its destination. New Zealand. First impression. The ship was big. Cabin was very comfortable. Nice touch with floor lights when using the bathroom at night. Plenty of hanging space and ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2020


dfriise48 avatar

dfriise48

4 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Holland America makes the best of COVID outbreak

My wife and I booked these back to back to back cruises aboard the Maasdam to avoid flying home from an extended trip to SE Asia and Australia. It was also meant to give us an opportunity to visit numerous ports in ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2020


Stephrharris avatar

Stephrharris

1 Review Written

A Huge Disappointmemnt

We chose this cruise because we had heard good things about Holland America and it was going to places we wanted to visit. We have been on many cruises before always using Cunard, Celebrity and Royal Caribbean in ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2020


alfiebarney avatar

alfiebarney

1 Review Written

Terrible experience - Money taken from my account on return from cruise

What was meant to be a holiday of a lifetime was spoilt by choosing Holland America as our cruise line. We were on a 15 night cruise starting from Sydney on February 26th. Although this ship was refurb the only ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2020


mikluyn avatar

mikluyn

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The cruise to turn us off cruising forever!

This was our 16th cruise... Complaints to Carnival Splendor – Moreton Island Cruise Jan 16th- 20th 2020. • Casino Bar. On Friday returning to the casino after being there several hours the night before, ...
Read More

Sail Date January 2020


stjohnbeachlover avatar

stjohnbeachlover

6 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

A cruise I will always remember!

This cruise left Sydney at the end of February when the coronavirus was just getting started and had not really impacted most countries. There were less than 30 cases in Australia and less than 100 in the United ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2020


Fran from Australia avatar

Fran from Australia

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship - exceeded expectations

We chose this cruise at the last minute due to changes with our original plans and port restrictions in Singapore and Hong Kong. We decided to stick close to Australia/New Zealand. The Queen Elizabeth is a ...
Read More

Sail Date March 2020


WESTEAST avatar

WESTEAST

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Splendid cruise

Our cruise was wonderful and though the ship had challenges out of their control (previous cruise had GI case and then, on board more GI cases) which necessitated a deep clean before embarking which delayed everyone ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2020


JMW43 avatar

JMW43

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Impressed with general organisation and especially cleanliness

We were worried about the size of this ship being the biggest we had been on and it had a lot of stuff that we didn't need like bumper cars, surfing, trapeze etc.but it was easy to avoid them and enjoy the rest of ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2020


Traveller01 avatar

Traveller01

6 Reviews Written

68 Helpful Votes

White Glove Service

I had never been on a curnard cruise before and have been put off by rumours that they are quite formal cruises. However I booked the cruise just a couple of days out before embarktation at a ridiculous price. So ...
Read More

Sail Date March 2020


Afloatalot avatar

Afloatalot

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Very enjoyable cruise

We were booked for 11 nights, 12 days for a round trip Australia to New Zealand. We were supposed to stop along the way at Mystery Island and New Caledonia before reaching NZ. However combination of a tropical ...
Read More

Sail Date March 2020


Astro Boy avatar

Astro Boy

25 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

11 night cruise in 6 nights to nowhere.

First time on Ovation ( reason we booked ), so mainly went for the ride, which strangely turned out that way. We journeyed to tip of New Zealand, turned around and came back to Sydney due to Covid 19 problems ...
Read More

Sail Date March 2020


Astro Boy avatar

Astro Boy

25 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

10 nights to the Islands

Best to just do in point form. Most of other reviews I have read are all true. Bad points. Ship has strangest decor like the Spirit and Legend, different lets say. Entertainment started out good, but ...
Read More

Sail Date March 2020


JAC646 avatar

JAC646

1 Review Written

Overpriced and Noisy

My Wife and I had time off organised and we hadn't been on a cruse since we were both 19, so this was our chance to to try cruising again. Ports of call were out of Royal Caribbean's control, due to Covid-19. My ...
Read More

Sail Date March 2020


ozpen avatar

ozpen

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Amazing cruise

We chose this cruise because of the Ship as we have always wanted to sail out of beautiful Sydney Harbour and back in again. The destination wasn't as important as the Ship but we did enjoy New Zealand and the ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2020


BOBBYDOG avatar

BOBBYDOG

3 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Lack of hand sanitation & many other things

Close to home, part of a group we have travelled on many times (Princess, Cunard, P & O International & Holland America), but this was all so different. Before we left we received an email that stated there would ...
Read More

Sail Date March 2020


ubu62 avatar

ubu62

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Glad I was on for only 6 days

Booked this on board QM2 when the QE's Asian itineraries were all scrapped. Crazy cheap price made this unmissable. Compared to the QM2 this is the inferior ship in almost every single area. The vaunted ...
Read More

Sail Date March 2020


Insanityx4 avatar

Insanityx4

7 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Magical Mystery Cruise

If I could rate Viking with a 10 star review, I would. We were on the 30 day Australia, Indonesia, Asia leg of the Ultimate World Cruise. When we signed up for the cruise we were worried about wildfires, volcanoes, ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2020


Patthecruiser avatar

Patthecruiser

9 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Could not have been a nicer cruise

Embarkation was a breeze and no wait really whatsoever. Sydney port is congested but we got through it very fast. We were booked in a Mini Suite on this Royal Class ship and found it to be in perfect order. They ...
Read More

Sail Date November 2019


Richard B Thomson Jr avatar

Richard B Thomson Jr

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Spectacular crew and service! Land-based excursions need work.

Good 2 days in Sydney before embarking. Excellent ports of call. Butler and room staff were perfect! Captain and staff were friendly, professional, informative, and reassuring. Restaurants and food, including ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2020


Penny mccosker avatar

Penny mccosker

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great cabins

Big ship but never felt overcrowded Very friendly helpful staff couldn’t fault them Solarium great area. Adults only which is a great idea Food good not great Entertainment same Excellent ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2020


Never Miss a Deal!
Subscribe and Save
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Find a Cruise

Easily compare prices from multiple sites with one click

Other Cruise Styles from Sydney (Australia) Reviews

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.