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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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tomtravel23
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
61 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This cruise was a pleasant add-on to a visit to the West Coast. The Golden Princess looked good after its dry dock refurbishing in San Francisco. The Horizon Court sparkled with new tables, chairs, carpeting, and table ware. The food ... Read more
cambriah
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
129 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First, the good. Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. The Room Steward and The Wait Staff were generally very good. The Princess land excursions were well organized, with one exception. On the tour of Alcatraz, we were told to ... Read more
crcaldwell
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We just returned home from our Golden Princess coastal cruise, also titled the Wine Country Cruise, up the Pacific from Los Angeles to Vancouver. Only our second time on Princess, but many, many more on other cruise lines so we have a ... Read more
evonlef
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
58 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This ranks as the worst ship management in my 16 cruises. Ship just returned from dry dock, but management was horrendous including: 1) 100+ waiting line for just in time dining the first three days or 20+ minutes to get a phone ... Read more
tlmccord
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We took a three night cruise from Los Angeles to Ensenada, Mexico round trip. Check in went very smooth with no long line. We actually waited longer to get off the boar when we returned. We had a balcony room which was quite ... Read more

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Georgiane
Member Since 2007
13 reviews
673 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Decided to take the short 3 day cruise to help us achieve Elite status quicker and to celebrate my DH's birthday. We found the Golden to be a very clean ship, staff was excellent and we even ran into the room steward that we had last year ... Read more
cardqb
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
323 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We didn't go into our three day cruise to Ensenada with high demands. It was a quick getaway. We've sailed Princess many times and are Platinum level, so it wasn't our first rodeo. Quick note: the ship had just completed a 30-day ... Read more
jolly5444
Member Since 2011
1 review
11 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
The ship needed a total interior redo. carpets, couches, chairs, everything seemed well used. Even the exterior of the ship needed a paint job. Service was excellent from our room steward. The food was just average except for the specials ... Read more
surelyso
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
112 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Helpful hints: 50th Anniversary Chocolate Journeys - This was a special dessert every night in the dining room. Wonderful dessert. Plan. I read lots of reviews on CC and on trip advisor, and it helped me make some great choices ... Read more
ssbeagle
Member Since 2001
5 reviews
4,710 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are veteran Princess cruisers and we have several more booked. This was not one of my favorite cruises but I still enjoyed it. We arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina and took a taxi to our hotel, Hilton, and spent one night there. The ... Read more

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huklist
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
We just returned from a 31 day cruise to South America. It certainly was below average for Princess. Shore excursions were horrible and the fact that the shore ex. department lie made everything worse. We has a pre paid visit to a ... Read more
southampton observer
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
Let me start by saying that I'm a Princess fan and I will certainly take another Princess cruise in the near future. The overall experience was very good, inevitably over the 2 weeks a few negative experience occur but I was most satisfied ... Read more
dwbw
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our third Princess cruise. Overall not up to par with previous Princess or other cruise line cruises, but we are not sorry that we took this cruise. Exceeding our expectations, the food and service in the dining rooms was the ... Read more
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Eeber
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I recently returned from a trip on the Golden Princess from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires.. I have been on many Princess Cruises in the past, starting with the Royal Princess in the 1970s. I can't believe how downhill Princess has gone. I was ... Read more
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Mlauzardo
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
We just finished our South America cruise and we're very happy with everything Both embarkation and getting off were very organizes. Ship was old but clean and we'll kept. Room was very comfortable and meals were good. Some of the shows ... Read more

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Utopian
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
691 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our adventure started in Rio and included a visit to Iguazu Falls. If you take any cruise in this area, I strongly suggest you visit Iguazu Falls. We did not take the Princess pre-cruise, but opted to make the reservations on our own and ... Read more
Dickenn
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 11th cruise with Princess and third on Golden Princess. She is looking very worn but understand she is going into dry dock in April. We cannot agree with other comments re the food, it was excellent, we enjoyed all of the ... Read more
bingosnotmything
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our 6th cruise, 4th with Princess. We agree with other posters that embarkation at Rio de Janeiro was shambolic, made more uncomfortable by the hot weather at the time. Princess need to improve here. They also need to review the tender ... Read more
408jakes
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have always wanted to try a Princess Cruise. When seeing their ships at port while on another cruise line, they seemed modern and inviting. From what I experienced on the Golden princess sailing from Rio to Valpariso on Jan 3-17 2015 it ... Read more
ccastner
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Background info: I have been looking at this cruise route and ports for over two years. After looking at the route, airfare costs, hotel costs, etc for traveling from Santiago/Valparaiso to Rio de Janeiro vs the reverse, I opted on the ... Read more

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larryis1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are long term (15 year) Platinum cruisers with Princess. We sailed on the Golden Princess for its first maiden voyage in 2002 in the Caribbean. It was a wonderful experience back then. We sailed 18 months ago with Princess on the Baltic ... Read more
kiwiatheart
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
I chose this cruise as I had never visited South America. When I added up the cost of alternative ways of visiting the places included on the cruise, such as flights or bus, the cruise was the better option for me financially, even as a ... Read more
Christiane07
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
ENGLISH FIRST: We traveled several vessels with Diamond Princess in Asia and we were very satisfied. We made several cruises on Celebrity Cruises and Oceania cruises. But the Golden really needs a FACE LIFT anywhere on the boat. A lady ... Read more
rlb1950
Member Since 2008
6 reviews
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We were on the Golden Princess from December 3 through January 17, back to back cruises. That got us to most ports twice. The first leg lwas from Los Angeles to Rio (31 days), then the return trip to Valparaiso (14 days). We had an ocean ... Read more
Nanagolf
Member Since 2012
1 review
165 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
The ship is old and leaks everywhere. The entertainment was not up to epectations except for the Princess singers and dancers. I'm afraid this cruise line has gone the same way the airlines have, you are nickel and dimed to death. The ... Read more

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