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Golden Princess, a vessel measuring 109,000 tons with a double-occupancy capacity of 2,600 passengers, splits its time between Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific and Asia. In October 2015 it became the ...
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csmith_44
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our travel agent told us Princess was the best cruise line for a trip to Alaska. The ship was nice, but there were a few problems that will likely cause us to go with a different cruise line next time. Our first cruise to the Caribbean ... Read more
nitsua123
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We had heard some good reviews about Princess cruises prior to booking. We found the gratuities extreme especially when sailing in Australian waters.We found our suite to be quite OK and the service by staff was very good.The dining was ... Read more
alwaugh@xtra.co.nz
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
GOLDEN PRINCESS APRIL 6-27.2016 SYDNEY TO HONG KONG I am a Platinum cruiser, and this is my 11th voyage on Princess, 1st time on Golden Princess. Golden Princess is similar to Diamond Princess, Grand Princess, Sapphire Princess, the ... Read more
Juliedawson
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
No comparison to other cruise lines food was repetitive and average although the Crab shack was great but you paid extra for it. Entertainment was poor and activities were repetitive and targeted for elderly people only. Constant change ... Read more
jj76b
Member Since 2015
1 review
16 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
Just completed a South East Asia cruise on Golden Princess - not as good as SUN but better than Dawn - overall in reasonable condition - trying out Emerald and Coral next. Cabin needed some minor maintenance - entertainment just ... Read more
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aussnowflake
Member Since 2012
1 review
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
This was the second time I had sailed on the Golden Princess the first being a 31day cruise from LA to Rio. I joined the ship in Brisbane and the embarkation was easy. No shuttle buses to Fisherman's Island though. The ship has changed ... Read more
BOBBYDOG
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
36 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We enjoyed the cruise; as usual the staff were great & are Princess's greatest asset. The food was good in both the dining room & The Buffet, probably some of the best buffet food we have had on any ship. We thought our mini ... Read more
aussiealoha
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
** OVERALL RATING (FAIR) – two stars based on a 5 star rating. We would not take a cruise on this ship again. There are too many other choices, and better to spend a little extra for a quality ship and quality experience. ** ... Read more
Sharlion
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
First time on such a large ship but our 19th cruise.plenty of space and seats meant a very comfortable experience.embarkation and tender services well organised.. our balcony cabin on caribe deck had extra balcony space which much ... Read more
wbaydeb
Member Since 2013
1 review
16 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We are frequent cruisers with Princess (this was our 15th cruise overall) and have taken 2 days cruises in the past on other ships in the fleet so knew what to expect from this one. Having travelled on the Diamond Princess in the past I ... Read more

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QE2_Fan
Member Since 2013
1 review
1,042 forum post
3 helpful votes
We wanted to try Princess having heard so many wonderful thing about their ships and in particular their onboard dinging and overall service. So a 2 night 'quickie' onboard Golden Princess - our first trip without the kids was a perfect ... Read more
AJOggy
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
After a disappointing start with a later embarkation due to extra sanitation onboard and all the negative reports through the media in regards to Norovirus, we ended up having a really good time on the Golden Princess. We have not cruised ... Read more
Greygroovers
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Cruising is the restful holiday that I needed after a busy year at work. The Golden Princess gave me that. Our cabin C705 was located on deck 10 just across from the aft lifts. It had a comfy bed was clean and fairly roomy. Our balcony ... Read more
the gang
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This is the second time we have cruised with the Princes Line. Unfortunately we were disappointed. I would not cruise again with the Golden Princes. The majority of staff were not friendly. Quite rude in fact. The entertainment was ... Read more
RoamingLadybird
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2016
It was great to be able to catch a bus in Ballarat (organised by Princess) and be transported directly to the port. Only issue there was the queuing of buses to unload, very long wait. After that the boarding procedure flowed well. ... Read more

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Blossom912
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We travelled from country Victoria by train to Melbourne and got on the 109 tram to the ship which was easy and then embarkation was fairly quick. We had a great time on our second Princess Cruise and we only missed one port (Gisborne) ... Read more
crafter188
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
314 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This is a fantastic way to get a taste of New Zealand! There was threat of a disruption due to cyclone Winston, so the order of the ports was completely reversed, which initially threw us for a bit of a loop for our private excursions. All ... Read more
AU76
Member Since 2012
10 reviews
16 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We flew into Melbourne Airport to board the Golden Princess. We arrived at the airport at 11 am. Instead of taking the usual taxi or shuttle bus we decided to experiment with public transport as we had ample time before the ship departed ... Read more
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Abbott28
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
189 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We flew from Sydney to Melbourne and Boarded Golden Princess on the day of sailing. Airport to Ship transfer was arranged and we flew by own arrangements. Transfer worked very smoothly. Boarding smooth and quick on arrival at the dock. ... Read more
lordtopcat
Member Since 2015
1 review
20 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I am a 23 year old male, single and a full time student. Decided to treat myself to a little holiday, and started to research cruising. I took the plunge and booked myself on the Golden, for a short row over the Tasman from Auckland to ... Read more

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kasr
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
44 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was the first half of 2 back-to-back cruises on Golden Princess. The embarkation process in Auckland was very quick (although there were only about 100 passengers joining). Our cabin on Deck 6 was "Partially Obstructed ... Read more
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Regional Victoria Kay
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We have cruised on this particular ship on 3 previous occasions and love it. The Golden Princess is a large ship and has everything you could possibly want. We had a mini suite and this is the first time our cabin was forward. ... Read more
aussienanna
Member Since 2013
1 review
17 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We could not be more satisfied than we were with this cruise. Embarkation was a little slow, but because we were inside the terminal, we were protected from the warmer weather. Disembarkation was a much quicker experience and we actually ... Read more
shortlegs
Member Since 2012
1 review
9 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I have done this cruise before with my husband on the Sun Princess and was keen to experience the much bigger Golden Princess. This time I travelled with my friend for her 70th birthday. Overall, a beautiful ship. I loved the feeling of ... Read more
petmck
Member Since 2010
1 review
19 forum posts
4 helpful votes
As a frequent cruiser with Princess I have noted a number of changes from my last cruise. On this cruise two thirds of the passengers were on their first cruise with Princess. The average age group was much lower than other cruises I ... Read more

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