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chrisjb
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I went with a social group on a 5 day sampler cruise to Tasmania. I have never sailed with Princess before and wanted to see if I would cruise with them in the future. I have previously cruised with MLC, Carnival and RCI. The first ... Read more
cho65
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Sold as a " luxury cruise" was 3 star at best. The vessel is old tired and noisy..If you enjoy drinking, gambling (in the case of the passengers next door to us, fighting) and eating it may be OK but certainly not luxury by any ... Read more
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decoxx
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Have travelled on Princess for many years now and my first impression was how tired the whole ship looked and felt. Drab colour schemes, musty corridors, cabins which flooded during the storm. Our stateroom was kept very clean and serviced ... Read more
grandma07012007
Member Since 2011
1 review
26 forum posts
25 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We have a "cousins" get together every year and two years ago we decided to make it special this year. When choosing a cruise we wanted to leave from Melbourne, so we chose This cruise. As an elite Captains circle member I ... Read more
FunforGin
Member Since 2016
1 review
60 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Myself and two friends (also newbies) just finished a four day re-positioning cruise Melbourne to Auckland. EMBARKATION Embarkation went very smoothly and we were on board pretty quickly. The only issue we had was one Princess ... Read more
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scottmac99
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 helpful votes
Overall, they seem to have 'dumbed down' their offering. As one example, food in dining room was not nearly as good as previous trip (which we did on the same ship in Jan 2016) - a number of other passengers we spoke to commented on ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi scottmac99, thank you for your feedback ... Read more
jeck
Member Since 2009
9 reviews
77 forum posts
13 helpful votes
We arrived at the pier and were through check-in and passport control within 30 minutes. The priority check-in for platinum and above was very well organised. We have been on the Golden Princess for a few previous cruises and we were ... Read more
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PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi jeck, thank you for your great feedback ... Read more
getting angry
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Never been to N. Z. and thought cruising would be a good way. Embarkation was good. The ship was fairly clean as was cabin but needs updating. Bed was terrible until steward put overlays on. Back headrest needed cleaning so made sure ... Read more
roses bloom
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose to accompany friends on the New Zealand tour, as they are seasoned travellers and spoke highly of their experiences. We certainly had a great deal of pleasure from our first cruise especially being able to choose to do as much ... Read more
bugsy123
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
because this cruise departed auckland and returned to auckland first to melbourne down to the south island of new zealand travelling via milford sound , dusky sounds port chalmers ( dunedin), akoroa ,wellington, gisbourne ,tauranga , ... Read more
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helenpaw
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Chose cruise because it left from Melbourne and we thought it would be a change to cruise New Zealand in the middle of January, which is supposed to be the best time to visit. Embarkation was smooth, on board within twenty minutes as ... Read more
sheilablyth
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
I have read some of the views for this ship and did not in any way find it tired it was bright and cheerful. I don't know if it was noticed that while in dock the men were over the side painting. The maintenance was being done all the time ... Read more
GOLFINCHICK
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
28 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this itinerary because it left from Melbourne and we really wanted to see the sounds and explore more of New Zealand. I will start with the positives first, some of the staff were immensely helpful and friendly, embarkation and ... Read more
Stress free
Member Since 2017
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Like all of cruise first timers I visited this site for pre sail information and honestly it was off putting, it genuinely dampened my mood before I had even set sail. What I have to say is I just finished my cruise from Melbourne to ... Read more
Walkabout Dude
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Have sailed with P&O twice before with no issues and opted for a change to the Golden Princess because the sail dates in January suited our swing breaks and the convenience of our embarkation/ disembarkation Port in Melbourne. ... Read more
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Chrissy7
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
This cruise suited our dates, and length of time. I also thought for a first cruise, a bigger ship would be best. Princess also appeared to have a consistent acceptable standard, and generally very good reviews. The Golden Princess is an ... Read more
mzmini
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Just back from a 13 night stay on the Golden Princess sailed around New Zealand from Melbourne not a great experience weather was very mixed ,missed port at Gisbourne . The boat felt very old and tired with a cracked window boarded up ... Read more
ruswit
Member Since 2010
1 review
71 forum posts
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise because it departed from Melbourne. Although this was our seventh cruise it was our first with Princess. The embarkation was a bit of a shambles and it was obvious that although embarkation times were staggered, people ... Read more
Dodifra
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
416 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Emerald Princess was slightly larger than others we have cruised on and left both good and bad impressions. We had done the same cruise 2 years ago on Diamond Princess and although we thought then that Christmas Day dining was a bit flat, ... Read more
SydneyCandy
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Embarkation was a shambles, cabin clean but very dated, nice steward and the staff were very pleasant. Christmas foyer looked lovely but you could never get a seat even in the surrounding areas. way too much push for selling Art and ... Read more
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Ned Buntline
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We booked our fourth cruise, flights and transfers through Flight Centre and all went smoothly. Embarkation was a little delayed and somewhat confused as it seemed for some reason the ship simply wasn't ready in time. This was not a ... Read more
Rocketman28
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
I could never recommend Golden Princess or their New Zealand cruise to anyone. I feel like a bit of a grizzler with the list of complaints, but we didn't talk to a single person on the boat who did not have an equally long list. I ... Read more
Basismum
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise primarily, because it departed from Melbourne. The food in the Horizon Court was good with plenty of variety. However, the food in the dining room was very disappointing. The traditional parade of the Bombe Alaskas ... Read more
Centapede
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I did this cruise with my family four adults and two teenagers the embarkation at MELBOURNE was a shambles long wait and very little direction from staff.we found our cabins to be well laid out although the bedding layout in the bacony ... Read more
Wiljaver
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We chose this cruise as it departed from Melbourne and was sailing to the South Pacific. We were very disappointed with the ship as we had read previous reviews which gave it good feedback. We felt that the ship was old and tired and ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi Wiljaver, we apologize for your disappointing ... Read more
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