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Sydney (Australia) Cruise Reviews

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1,302 Sydney (Australia) Cruise Reviews


dfriise48 avatar

dfriise48

4 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Holland America makes the best of COVID outbreak

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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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Traveller01

6 Reviews Written

69 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 ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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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 ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Astro Boy

25 Reviews Written

48 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 ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Tess27

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Plus and minus

We chose this cruise as have never been on Cunard before. As it tied in with our time frame, was a good deal and no Princess cruises available, we wanted to experience it. We are Elite Princess travellers with ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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cheddyanne

3 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship

The good Beautiful ship, lovely decor. Uncrowded, always places to sit. Wonderful library. Spotless cabin, plenty of storage, tea and coffee facilities and wonderful beds/pillows. Food was very good on the main ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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varty

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Relaxing 13 night cruise on Ruby Princess

We chose this trip from Sydney to New Zealand to enjoy a cruise and to see some of New Zealand. We flew from Hobart, Tasmania to stay with our son in Sydney the night before. We weren't due to embark until 4.00 pm ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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anterior43

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Lovely majestic

A beautiful ship. Service is the reason we come back for Princess even some not smile, why fuss about little things. Usually February is the best time to cruise Australia, but this year we experienced rain, wind, ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Kamfish642

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Ruby Princess (New Zealand Feb. 11-24, 2020)

Flew from LAX to Sydney 2 days prior to cruise and arrived in Sydney just in time to feel the effects of the remnants of a Level 1 Cyclone. Landed early Sunday morning, and flight was one of the most turbulent we ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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BIWOZ

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Better than we anticipated

We have cruised with P&O Australia before, with mixed results, so we were a little hesitant about booking this cruise. But the price was outstanding and the OBC too good to refuse. Having just got off the Sun ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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JeffroK

1 Review Written

Wonderful first cruise

After feedback from a work colleague my wife & I decided to splash out and go on a cruise. As we loved NZ we decided to g back there and so decided on a 14 day cruise in mid November 2019 on the Maj! IMVHO, dont ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Ejmacca

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Slightly disappointed

We sailed on the majestic princess to New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji from Sydney. Embarkation was smooth, super quick and easy. Best we have seen yet. The ship itself is amazing, so so big. Are room ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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rubyprincessfan

1 Review Written

All-round good experience

Anytime Dining was great - excellent wait staff, especially head waiter Joaquim. Wasn't as impressed at the Lido. In fact, the drinks service at the Lido seemed to dwindle markedly towards the end of the cruise. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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big daddio2

5 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

A very full ship

We chose this cruise as we had been on Ovation previously, and knew it would provide enough entertainment for our kids and grandkids. Although the grandkids (five of them, aged 4 to 15) did not go to the kids club, ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Ransome

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

My new favourite RCI ship

First up, a disclaimer. I’m more recently a solo cruiser and I choose cruises based on the ship (ambience etc), the itinerary, and mostly because I like to relax and read a book (thus quiet spaces are very ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Yasmind

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Family Cruise

We were family group of 23 on this cruise, ages ranging from 79 to 5. There were many large family groups, which was great, as it was Australian school holidays. This was our 5th cruise with RC. The check-in ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Expatcat

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great family holiday

We chose this cruise for the number of port stops and we weren’t disappointed! We got a great feel for New Zealand. We travelled with children between 7-14 and they all had a great time. Kids clubs were ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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TamTim

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Fun for all with a few missing ingredients

We chose this cruise, even though it was in the school holidays, as a reward for our son going into Year 11. We have been on Voyager of the Seas before and enjoyed the activities- FlowRider and ice skating etc and ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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emdeme

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Better than expected

We needed a break after a very busy year and decided to try a cruise for the first time. Not being sure what to expect, and not being sure if we would enjoy it, we were very pleasantly surprised that there were ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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jspqld

19 Reviews Written

52 Helpful Votes

Great fun

We had sailed on the Splendor back in 2011 & the Carnival Splendor once again gave us a great cruise! The ship is bright and colourful like a Las Vegas casino resort & I like how they modernised the main pool ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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warrenhickson

3 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Some Issues but still Good Value

My wife and I wanted to repeat a similar Pacific cruise on the Solstice which we enjoyed several years ago. Overall the cruise was pleasant but was marred by several avoidable problems. First, my wife's suitcase ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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patriciaaa

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise!

I went for the 10 night cruise to the South Pacific Islands and NZ on the ovation of the seas and it was a great trip. We had the oceanview balcony stateroom on Deck 8, this stateroom was a great size for the two ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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