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Sydney (Australia) Cruise Reviews

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558 Sydney (Australia) Cruise Reviews


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essex traveller

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Destination good, ship poor

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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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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ubu62

2 Reviews Written

12 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 ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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chrisgill54

7 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

NZ was ace but not fan of Princess

This was the cruise of our dreams....and New Zealand didn't let us down. Sadly there was much to disappoint on board. We found organisation often chaotic specially on days we had to tender. You had to queue ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Bill508

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointing cruise.

Ship-Voyager is a good size ship, but with the renovations, they have reduced public space for more cabins. Too many people squeezed into smaller areas. Even though it was recently refurbished, it is showing its ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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frontline

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Comically bad

The cruise seemed like a good way to see SW Australia while kids school is out, here in the States. Well, we did see Australia and it’s beautiful. But the cruise on the other hand... Maasdam is an ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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thekirtons2002

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disapppointing

We were on the six day segment from Sydney to Adelaide. So the major issue with this cruise was the poor attitude and service from the staff. With the exclusion of the cabin stewards, the rest displayed ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Dibochet

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointed in RCCL's Voyager of the Seas

My wife and I choose our cruises based on their destinations and have cruised since 1983 on many RCCL ships, as well as other cruise lines. The Radiance class are my favorite sized ships and the Serenade of the Seas ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Newpj

1 Review Written

Never again

Choose this cruise line as first time down to Australia and needed to explore. We have been on many cruises in the mid range but this one was well below our expectations. Chinese line. Need a lot to learn about ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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wheels1000

8 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Too big and many other things

We wanted to go Ovation to try it and compare. We have been RCI since 2010 and are Diamond (80 pts) later this year. Maybe. We are Platinum with Princess. We first cruised though in 1970-72. I think reviews need ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Dustoff70

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Exremely dissapointed

Chose this cruise sailing from Sydney to see the Fiordlands unfortunately we were not told that there is only a small chance to see them, Apparently the ships are often denied entry to the Fiords because of possible ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Goldentravels1021

1 Review Written

Worse Princess Cruise EVER!!!

What was to be a celebration of our birthdays turned out to be the worse cruise we ever sailed with Princess! We are platinum members and have never experienced such rude and brusque attitudes from crew members from ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Laurentian

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointed

Overall, it was a great cruise, probably one of the friendliest crew we have ever experienced. Positives: 1. Great crew. Very friendly especially at all the bars. 2. Very comfortable bed. 3. Free room ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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porterstarbird

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

No Love for the Love Boat

My wife and I traveled aboard Sun Princess (our 54th cruise among various lines) because of a long-held desire to see New Zealand and Fiji. In general, our experience was that we have previously had on Holland ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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howardk686

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Missed ports, average food, service far below what it once was

Oceania admits they charge more because they offer SIZE, SERVICE, and PORTS. All we got on this cruise was Size. Our renovated cabin had a large depression in the floor next to the bed that was a major tripping ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Dmcg10

2 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Carnival not so Splendor

Let me start by saying this is our 8th cruise and normally love it so I'm not just picking holes. We Loved the Carnival Spirit so decided to go on the latest Carnival Australia Ship the Splendor. The Ship has been ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Anth 1234

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Carnival splendor not the best experience

Sailed with friends for their 50th birthday. Our first cruise and I had gone with the thought that it would be like a club on water, I was correct. I was not overly impressed: lines and long wait for most meals, ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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06012020

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

If we'd read the reviews, we would not have booked Ovation of the Seas

As experienced travellers and having been on multiple cruises, we were very much looking forward to our Ovation of the Seas cruise out of Sydney (departed Dec 26, 2019), around New Zealand. Without doubt, it was ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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matthewh

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nothing but trouble on the Majestic

went on this cruise because AUS and NZ were on are bucket list. The cruise was a problem from the get go check in people were rude and we experience are first Princess take away no lanyard were provided, of course ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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RonP

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Royal Caribbean are not like they used to be, hygiene was very poor and loyalty

We are Diamond members with RCI, they seem to want to forget about the loyal passengers and only seem interested in Suite passengers. The normal Diamond Lounge has been taken away from Diamond members and given ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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rmpyold guy

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Over rated

Chose this cruise for a relaxing, quiet Christmas getaway. Could not have been more wrong. Boarding was short sharp and shiny. Stateroom was excellent, but that is where it ends. Parents unleashed an ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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scotty43

6 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Declining standards

We did the same cruise this time last year and are quite experienced cruisers, diamond plus. The ship is still quite attractive. Good points—- The Diamond and Concierge club benefits are still good and both ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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djitek

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointing crowd to be cruising with!

There is nothing luxurious about the Dream Explorer. Despite the millions advertised spent in renovations, most guests will not feel it because a good bulk of the renovations went into the palace suites that 95% of ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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royceg1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

POORLY DESIGNED SHIP THAT THE CHINESE REJECTED !!!!

SIMPLY DONT GO ON THIS SHIP Originally rejected by the chinese this poorly planned ship has very average food lack of areas to sit and have a drink. NO PROMONADE DECK UNLESS YOU LIKE THE LOOK OF TENDERS An ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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drunkoncruisers

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Not worth the money

Our group of friends found a good deal for a cruise and not many of us had been on one before so we took a shot at it. We found the rooms to be quite small but very clean and comfortable. Everything looked great at ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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rroadrun

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Quite boring

it was full of old people not much to do entertainment was poorly organised. veriety of food was poor,the food was basically the same day in day out in lido deck 15,breakfast mainly. it was annoying to find ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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