East coast New Zealand Cruise

Majestic Princess Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Majestic Princess

13 Night New Zealand (Sydney Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 14, 2019

Ship: Majestic Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: E616

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Lovely 13 night New Zealand Cruise, traveling along East Coast of NZ, and returning to Sydney.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Took one hour to embark, despite ship arriving from previous cruise quite late.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Main dining room, and buffet had lovely food, no line ups at the bar to get served.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Didn’t really use the facilities such as pools etc. this time around. More relaxing holiday.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Stage set designs the best I’ve seen on any ship. Only a few stage shows during two week cruise. Singers were not very good, dancers superb though. Other music entertainers were excellent, comedians a bit ordinary.

Children's Programs

No kids.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff friendliness and service was top notch!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Awesome looking ship. Lovely sea walk feature. Beautiful decor and well maintained. Would be nice if it had a walk around deck.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Lovely cabin with obstructed view due to lifting mechanism for tender boat, but still awesome view. Very large cabin, though cramped en-suite.

Ship tip

Room service is very efficient and nice.

Ports of call

Cruise Fjordland National Park

5 out of 5
Viewing visit only, but cascading waterfalls and beautiful scenery.

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

4 out of 5
Did not do an excursion in this port, but walked around town and did some shopping.

Akaroa, New Zealand

4 out of 5
Nice spot to stretch the legs and do some shopping to support local artists.

Wellington, New Zealand

4 out of 5
Cable car $10 return, and free Te papa museum was lovely excursion, but not worth $218. Worth doing through another operator, or on own reconnaissance.

Tauranga, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Hobbiton where Peter Jackson filmed The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings was an excellent excursion. Really enjoyed this visit

Auckland, New Zealand

4 out of 5
Been to Auckland many times, nice city.

Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

4 out of 5
Such a scenic place with huge amounts of water sports on offer.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Off the ship and travelling home in record time. Smoothest disembark ever.

Traveler Photos

Sydney Harbour obstructed view Lifting mechanism down Deluxe balcony cabin Adequate, if cramped
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