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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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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
0 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote
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
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
519 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
Cbtours
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
61 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

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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
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

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Zeldab
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
100 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
elainelivo
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Just returned home 28th Oct from 10 nights on Golden Princess. Very happy with the trip. Great cabin and steward. Great food and also dining stewards. Seas were good , but coming back on Tuesday it got a bit rough and was all night long. ... Read more
ships+ships
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
A dining experience to be savoured.......The Crown Grill has such an ambience, wooden panelling , subdued lighting....cosy, comforting, inviting you in. On entering the greeting by the Maitre de is so pleasantly welcoming. An ... Read more

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pino_colada
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I just came back from a cruise to the south pacific with my husband, parents and grandparents. I'm 25 years old. What was Excellent... The food: Absolutely incredible. Quality food in the dining room and great food in the buffet. ... Read more
sir-magoo
Member Since 2011
1 review
84 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Boarding/Departure We had read a lot of horror stories about Boarding in San Francisco. Our experience was very good. Arrived around 11, easy baggage drop off, quickly through security then comfortable in the lounge before boarding ... Read more
Level six
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
557 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
I booked this cruise as part of the bucket list thing. It was to be the trip of a lifetime. In some ways it delivered, not so much in other ways. We have cruised princess about 4 times and have cruised other lines approximately 5 ... Read more
ted1049
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Overall the experience was very good. Clean ship, good service, plentiful and good food, on board activities adequate...........but 1. The day excursions were not up to my expectations. Weather may have played a part in this review. ... Read more
jeck
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
55 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Embarkation went very smoothly. The San Francisco cruise terminal is very modern and the staff were very efficient. We arrived at 12:30 pm and were on the ship by 12:50pm. We had spent a week in the USA travelling before the cruise, so ... Read more
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