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mjh237
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Wonderful food at the buffet, dining rooms and specialty restaurants, and the service was superb. We had an aft stern room with a bit bigger balcony, and it was fantastic. The rooms were quite sound proof, we only heard our neighbours door ... Read more
pomaussie
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
124 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Embarkation went very well, there was a long wait for wheelchairs at both embarkation and leaving the ship. Breakfast in Sabatini's was always a great start to the day, food was great and the service excellent. Dinner in the Crown ... Read more
Stevos
Member Since 2010
1 review
49 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Never having cruised Princess before and with the price being right plus OBC thought I would surprise my wife who had not been to Fiji. Also this itinery had 4 ports that she had never been to. I was very tentative prior to boarding as ... Read more
Paddingtontraveller
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was our first ocean cruise - so I don't have much to compare it with from a cruise perspective (though we are pretty well-travelled and have previously done a river cruise in Europe). Embarkation and disembarkation were generally very ... Read more
Cruisedancer!
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
In summary, I have spent less money and enjoyed my previous 3 cruises better. For the younger at heart, "Night Life" is DEAD, it does not exist. Princess is very enjoyable and suited to the elderly that I spoke to on board. ... Read more
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Lynollie
Member Since 2015
1 review
25 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Captain Dominico made the difficult decision to vary the port order on our cruise, in order to avoid Tropical Cyclone Cook. The decision was made early enough for most of our tours (booked online rather than through the ship) to change the ... Read more
chrisjb
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
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
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
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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Taggart69
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
14 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Can't help feeling that service on Princess Cruises as gone down hill since my first cruise some years ago. Services are being sacrificed for lower costs and more pay as you go services. Also the 'up-sell' by staff does become abit ... Read more
Amr0nn
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
This was our second cruise on the Golden Princess and not a lot had changed in 12 months. Apart from our cabin steward, who was great, most of the other staff we dealt with seemed to be suffering from the after effects of the big storm in ... Read more
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Pedro Lopez
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Well where do I start, so it was decided that we that we would venture into the cruising world in our retirement, so we booked the cruise between the 5th of March and the 18th of March 2017 to New Zealand departing from Melbourne on the ... Read more
decoxx
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 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
27 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
62 forum posts
12 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
scottmac99
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 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
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jeck
Member Since 2009
9 reviews
78 forum posts
14 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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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
4 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
4 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
helenpaw
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 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
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sheilablyth
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 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
3 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
20 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
Chrissy7
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 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
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