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Wiljaver
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 forum posts
3 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
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Hi Wiljaver, we apologize for your disappointing ... Read more
Brisbane41
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
723 forum posts
7 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
1,015 forum post
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
18 forum posts
9 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
45 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
2 reviews
187 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
24 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
5 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
826 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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gerosm
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We had a Vista Suite on this Cruise from Beijing to Sydney. We travelled last year on the Diamond Princess from Japan to Sydney and had a wonderful time. Unfortunately the Golden Princess was a not nearly as good as the Diamond. The ... Read more
chezza1972
Member Since 2012
1 review
58 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I totally agree with all reviews that have been left so far. We had high expectations of Princess lines...but unfortunately this cruise did not live up to these expectations. The ship itself was fine (except for the area near the Vista ... Read more
sandino
Member Since 2008
1 review
29 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first cruise with Princess Cruises and we were very disappointed with the ship. It lacked any wow factor, the entertainment was poor and very repetitive, the food choices weren't great but the quality was fine. There were ... Read more
Cheryl E
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Reading other reviews I'm beginning to think I was on a different ship. Maybe we were just lucky but our cabin was beautiful, comfortable and clean. You could get food 24 hours a day and was delicious. Some cruise lines (P and O take ... Read more
thistledoo
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
290 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We've become quite addicted to cruising, but this cruise really burst our bubble. Embarkation in Tianjin Port was chaotic at the time we arrived, due to long holdups on the highway from Beijing and buses arriving at the same time - the ... Read more
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George Gunton
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of its suitability for our plans; ie we wanted to spend time in Beijing (seeing the Great Wall etc etc) and the Cruise Itinerary would see us right home (through Japan, Taipei, Bali etc) to Melbourne. That it ... Read more
Jennyhays
Member Since 2015
1 review
109 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as it was a one way trip from Beijing to Australia and it worked well with a land tour of China we had booked. The service was good and overall the meals were great. The ports of call were interesting with stops in ... Read more
Golden Hind
Member Since 2012
1 review
78 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Chose this cruise for the port destinations.The cabin we selected was excellent. However that was about the limit of anything good on the ship. Food was average, our experience in the restaurant was poor. So we went up to the buffet, which ... Read more
doctorgary
Member Since 2016
1 review
43 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We enjoyed the ports on this cruise however the Golden Princess left a lot to be desired. The entertainment was lacking in both quality and quantity. The food and menu were less than average. The wait staff at our table were basically ... Read more
ajacks28
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise for the ports and to disembark in Melbourne. The entertainment was poor with many walkouts. Activities during the day were repetitive and staff trying to sell you products. Very few lectures, information on ports was ... Read more
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ajacks28
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Staff amazing, very efficient and eager to please. Balcony cabin, very clean, comfortable and steward very helpful Dining staff were great, created a fabulous dining experience, were very professional, but always smiling a shame ... Read more
csmith_44
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
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
20 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
6 reviews
66 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
2 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
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