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roses bloom
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
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
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
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
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
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
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Stress free
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 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
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
6 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
6 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
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Dodifra
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
413 forum posts
3 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
4 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
Ned Buntline
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
6 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
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
1 helpful vote
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
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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
Brisbane41
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
658 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This is the third time I have cruised on Golden Princess and brings my total number of nights on this ship to 36 nights. Overall for me it was good to see the ship again and they really know how to look after you. Upon boarding I had ... Read more
crochetcruise
Member Since 2014
1 review
979 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because I had to fly to Sydney to embark and would be using Tullarmarine Airport in Melbourne-both of which I'd previously used over 30 years before, so many changes. I added a 3 night stopover in Adelaide, my State ... Read more
JohnBoy 51
Member Since 2013
1 review
16 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We had great expectations of this cruise as we had not visited this part of the world before. The itinerary suited us as the ship sailed to Melbourne, our home town, so we only had to deal with one long flight. First off the ... Read more
jackt1951
Member Since 2016
1 review
41 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was a special cruise as I'm a travel agent and completed Princess' Education Program. For me, it was particularly special as it was my first time back to Vietnam since 1971 when I was there for non-tourist reasons as a young Navy ... Read more
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itil4get09
Member Since 2009
1 review
181 forum posts
10 helpful votes
The Captain always concluded his PAs with, “Please enjoy the magnificent Golden Princess.” Sadly we didn’t find the Golden Princess to be magnificent at all but very tired and with problems. For us, this had to be our ... Read more
Amaroo Andrew
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was my 8th Princess cruise and probably my worst one. Embarkation was a bit hopeless but that was nothing unusual, Princess contractors and Chinese officialdom are not a good combination. My cabin was clean and the cabin steward, ... Read more
down under cruise lovers
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Great itinerary sailing from Tianjin to Melbourne however the overall cruise experience was poor. Much of the entertainment was in the Piazza which was too small to view the action plus the noise generated made it impossible to deal ... Read more
portcbob
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
812 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My wife and I chose this cruise mainly because of the Asian itinerary as we haven't travelled to those ports before. We also wanted to experience princess. Embarkation went fairly smoothly in Tianjin and soon we were on board and to our ... Read more
Oztravel
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
The 5 major areas Princess failed miserably are as follows: 1. EMBARKATION IN TIANJIN: Upon arriving at the Tianjin Pier after the long 4 hour drive from Beijing was total chaos. There was no system for queuing or where we should go ... Read more
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