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aussienanna
Member Since 2013
1 review
17 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We could not be more satisfied than we were with this cruise. Embarkation was a little slow, but because we were inside the terminal, we were protected from the warmer weather. Disembarkation was a much quicker experience and we actually ... Read more
shortlegs
Member Since 2012
1 review
9 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I have done this cruise before with my husband on the Sun Princess and was keen to experience the much bigger Golden Princess. This time I travelled with my friend for her 70th birthday. Overall, a beautiful ship. I loved the feeling of ... Read more
petmck
Member Since 2010
1 review
19 forum posts
4 helpful votes
As a frequent cruiser with Princess I have noted a number of changes from my last cruise. On this cruise two thirds of the passengers were on their first cruise with Princess. The average age group was much lower than other cruises I ... Read more
Fishfriend
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Didn't know what to expect from this cruise as i was a first timer & afterwards would probably not go on this ship again. Not that it was aweful but having to tell staff how to do their job when your trying to relax on vacation; i ... Read more
Carolined63
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My husband and I are both first time cruisers so were not sure what to expect. We got on in Auckland, we live there so just got dropped off, embarkation was so smooth, we were on the ship in half an hour and our bags delivered within the ... Read more
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Belirobin
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 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
4 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes
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
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
8 reviews
70 forum posts
4 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
2 helpful votes
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
1,482 forum post
2 helpful votes
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
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
2 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
Ship Drongo
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
92 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
3 helpful votes
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
676 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
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
6 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
2 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
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
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
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
2 helpful votes
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
2 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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