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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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Belirobin
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I went on this cruise with my husband, children (12, 15), my parents and my sister. We were in consecutive cabins with interconnecting balconies on the port side, so had a fabulous view as we travelled anti clockwise around NZ. The scenery ... Read more
Bunnie23
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Finally after waiting 12 months for this holiday we were on board, first time cruisers. Golden Princes from Melbourne to NZ Jan 2016.Balcony room in Caribe Deck 10 was spacious. Forget the shoe bag over the door idea. There is plenty of ... Read more
Russb
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
First up....we are not seasoned cruisers and have been on only two other cruises previously. We did the Melbourne > Wine Glass Bay > Port Arthur > Hobart > Adelaide > Melbourne 7 night cruise and loved it. I will ... Read more
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sheuskes
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My family and I travelled on the Golden Princess early January. This was my 7 the cruise and 2nd on a Princess. Our part consisted of 4 adults and 3 children 9-16. I must say that it was full - almost 3000 passengers, but there was ... Read more
jeck
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
55 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We travelled on the Golden princess from San Francisco to Sydney on October 2015. The experience was fantastic as per the review I wrote at the time. However, I could not believe how much the standards have dropped in just 3 months. The ... Read more
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Aandmkirk
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have been on 3 previous cruises on the Dawn Princess, so we're looking forward to going on the newer and larger Golden Princess. We were not disappointed. A 7 night cruise - Melbourne - Tas - Adelaide - Melbourne. The ship was ... Read more
MargoK
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
1,412 forum post
1 helpful vote
We booked late so had to take to only accessible cabin, but I kept checking and we managed to snag E716 Aft Inside Cabin which is HUGE. Enjoyed the space but missed the balcony. Downside of cabin location was with me being in a ... Read more
VanessaC
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Had a wonderful cruise to New Zealand on Golden Princess. Majority of staff wonderful, enjoyed shows etc. But one week before trip broke my ankle. Given OK to travel provided we got wheelchair assistance. Purchased our own wheelchair. Our ... Read more
ginadel
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
The Golden Princess might have been grand lady in her time, but...her time is up!!! The lack of communication with staff on boarding in Melbourne caused a queue of almost 1 kilometre long, in hot sunny conditions, until someone ... Read more
reichwald1
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
28 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our 4th Princess cruise and the Golden was the best ship so far. She is one of the 9 Grand class ships - 40% larger than the Sun class ships we travelled on prior. (Sea & Dawn Princess) However, Golden serves only 25% more ... Read more

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leekkerry
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
32 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Travelling Solo for 13 nights was one of my biggest concerns. But not a problem as the majority of the pssengers are 60+ and very talkable as opposed to the younger generation with their heads in their phones. I did the traditional ... Read more
Hawka
Member Since 2015
1 review
532 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I got to the pier by Public transport , left early to get there early and to cover any possible delay the public transport could have thrown at me , none, I had lunch at a cafe near there and looked at her and how huge she was. at about ... Read more
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kapsalakis
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Everyone wanted safety first but a plan B would have been nice, knowing this route in this month has a history of not being able to complete the New Zealand route. We missed stopping in Gisborne , Dunedin and the Fiordland cruising. 30% ... Read more
ray wilkinson
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We booked to go on the cruise to surprise our 90 year old mother who thought she was doing her last cruise. We opted to upgrade to a mini suite and were upgraded to a suite. This seemed to be going well till we boarded. On arriving in ... Read more
Carmel Woods
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Embarkation and disembarkation were handled very efficiently. We had a mini-suite and were extremely happy with our stateroom. Beds were extremely comfortable. We ate most nights at Traditional dining....great food, the part of ... Read more

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Cbtours
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
64 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our 6th cruise with Princess and first on the Golden. It took some getting used to after only being on Sun class before, but we found our way around by the end of the cruise. LOL. She was in great condition, and we were happy with all ... Read more
PrincessC15
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
26 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my 4th Princess cruise, Golden. There is no need to rush now to get to Circular Quay to board the ship early, just get there around lunchtime is ideal and before lunch service finishes. Boarding arrangements have changed. Our ... Read more
Davettg
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Embarkation was a nightmare, seemed to be little or no organization, why bother giving embarkation times if you cannot cope with the crowds. Have never seen so many elderly people in one place, was almost if they emptied out a ... Read more
fwhinnett
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
Once again we have taken a princess cruise where we need to take a holiday to get over it (so much for your slogan COME BACK NEW).Out of the 14 cruises we have done the Golden Princess from Sydney to Melbourne was the worst cruising ... Read more
melb1988
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
197 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I decided to take advantage of cheep last minute fares and take a 2 night trip on the Golden Princess from Sydney to Melbourne Australia (my home port). Basically I had an impulsive itch to get on a ship but I also wanted to see what the ... Read more

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Team Alpha
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
217 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 3rd cruise and our first on a Princess ship. Here’s some comments of mine on the experience 1. We flew up from Avalon Vic to join the ship. We spotted the Princess rep at the Sydney airport who was offering transfers ... Read more
HRE123
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
82 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Food, Service and production shows were all excellent. All a lot of the production shows we had seen in the past. The itinerary was excellent which is why we went. We had never seen New Zealand or Australia before. We spent an ... Read more
Zeldab
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
102 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Decided to go on this cruise only 4 weeks before departure. Good price on a Princess ship I had not been on before because I mainly cruise out of Sydney because I don't like flying. The overseas terminal at Circular Quay was no worse than ... Read more
robna.d@bigpond.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
From the word go I had concerns - the embarkation time was being continually changed; arrangements at Sydney were diabolical considering millions had just been spent on updating this terminal - took 3 hours to actually board ship (from ... Read more
jbodker
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
This holiday met all my expectations of a cruise. The entertainment was very good, with a good variety of entertainment types and different shows on offer every day. The only complaint I would have was when a show was in the Vista lounge ... Read more

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