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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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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
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

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Level six
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
563 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
7 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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Steveoka
Member Since 2005
6 reviews
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
Very pleasantly surprised with our cruise on the Golden as the service was fantastic from start to finish . After just getting off the Sea princess a week prior and being bitterly disappointed with the condition of the ship and the poor ... Read more
chuffed66
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
13 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Wonderful Cruise on the Golden. This was my first experience with Princess and we were very happy. The staff and service was excellent all round. Embarkation was truly a seamless easy experience. Staff were everywhere instructing and ... Read more

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JnA mom
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
Fantastic cruise! The entertainment was top notch - piano entertainer Oliver Holland (and his fan club) in the Promenade lounge was amazing and really made this trip fun and memorable. The shows were much better than those I've seen on ... Read more
Glen Griffitts
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Most of us waited nearly two hours in line or holding areas to board. This was our 7th cruise and the 4th on Princess. Very disappointing. If you enjoy casino food, you'll like the buffet. However, the buffet personnel were friendly ... Read more
FLATLINE13
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
8 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We sailed with Princess on the Golden out of San Francisco for 10 days. As we live in California this just made sense. We did very little traveling off the boat (it clocked around three thousand miles in ten days, wow) This was our ... Read more
CookGirl
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it left from and returned to our home city. It was a nice cruise but nothing really stood out. The food in the main dining room ranged from mediocre to bad. So much cost cutting has resulted in poor ... Read more
surfoz
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
413 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our sixth third cruise, our third with Princess and our first cruise to Alaska. Golden Princess was our largest ship to date, we found the layout to be very good, yet we did not find it crowded at all. We loved everything ... Read more

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Nautical Nellie
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
We just returned home yesterday from a fabulous trip on board the Golden Princess to Alaska. Like so many other people, prior to leaving, I read many reviews. All I can say is, anyone who posts a negative comment must be totally ... Read more
CD cruising sister
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Anytime dining DOES NOT mean "anytime dining". It means you cannot enter Donatello's until AFTER 7:45pm. Bernini, the traditional dining room is the ONLY anytime dining along with the Lido's Horizon Buffet. We received a ... Read more
SusanVM
Member Since 2001
1 review
37 forum posts
1 helpful vote
If I could give twenty stars for the perfect thing to do with our family I would! I only gave it four because we have cruised quite a bit and, in all honesty, depending on what you are looking for, the Golden is an older ship and some ... Read more
Mbelle1019
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
We had hoped to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary with our children on an unforgettable experience. We booked our trip a year in advance and looked forward to it all year. We were told a Princess representative would meet us when ... Read more
Rebel2386
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
447 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my fourth cruise to Alaska, third on a Princess ship, and most likely our last cruise on Princess. The Golden, like so many ships in the Princess fleet, is an older ship. Even though it was recently refurbished it still needs a ... Read more

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pzg1228
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Getting aboard and to the balcony room went smoothly and we had a great room steward. His care and attention were great and the room was always kept clean and stocked with fresh towels. We went to get our first meals and that is when ... Read more
joybob12
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
It is difficult to write this review. My husband and I are not huge fans of cruises. We have only done one other cruise before this one to the Caribbean with Royal Caribbean. We really wanted to see the glaciers and this trip seemed to ... Read more
3TinksAndAnEeyore
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my first cruise. Ever. That said, I don't have other boats or cruise lines to compare with my experience on the Golden Princess, but I can now definitely be counted a definite cruise lover. While my family will always enjoy ... Read more
Ima Cruiser
Member Since 2010
10 reviews
194 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
This was my first Alaska cruise and while the scenery was great, there were a few sea days that were too cold on deck to go out and enjoy the outdoors. Unfortunately about 75% of the indoor sea day activities revolved around selling stuff ... Read more
mortgagewizard
Member Since 2012
1 review
54 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Overall it was wonderful. The Crown Grill top notch, and the staff was great. Well worth the extra dollars. Buffet is just that a buffet, nothing to write home about. Anytime dining we learned is not for us. It is lengthy and ... Read more

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