Your Ultimate Cruise Guide

Princess Golden Princess Cruise Reviews

Filter reviews by:
Your selections (clear selections):
Princess x
Golden Princess x
Golden Princess
Golden Princess
Member Reviews
76% Loved It
Cruise Critic Review
4.0 Editor's Rating
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 ...
Read full professional review >>
Departure Dates:
2016
OCT
17
MON
OCT
17
MON
NOV
11
FRI
NOV
14
MON
NOV
20
SUN
DEC
04
SUN
DEC
04
SUN
More

942 Princess Golden Princess Cruise Reviews

Cruiser rating
Excellent
441
Very Good
234
Average
120
Poor
63
Terrible
33
See reviews for
Family Cruises
Family Cruises
133
Romantic Cruises
Romantic Cruises
60
Senior Cruises
Senior Cruises
55
First-Time Cruisers
First-Time Cruisers
46
Rating Summary
Dining
Public Rooms
Cabin
Entertainment
Value for Money
Service
CruiserPatrick
Member Since 2009
1 review
11 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 6th cruise to Alaska and our 4th to Alaska from San Francisco. This was our first cruise aboard the Golden Princess, but we had sailed on her sister ship the Grand Princess in the last couple of years. Embarkation at the ... Read more
ccrain
Member Since 2004
13 reviews
3,083 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Introduction This was our 5th and 6th time in Alaska (2001, 2006 and 2012), as we are also doing the 6/1/15 as a B2B. The main difference is that the 5/22/2015 cruise goes to Haines and Tracy Fjord, while the 6/1/2015 cruise goes to ... Read more
Forestview
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Embarkation is so much improved with the new SF terminal compared to last year. The cruise ship was delayed due to heavy cleaning from an outbreak of flu virus last cruise May 15, 2015. TIP: BRING CLOROX WIPES AND WIPE YOUR ROOM ON ARRIVAL ... Read more
stasut
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
111 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
I have cruised Princess many times. Ultimately, I was satisfied with my most recent experience on the Golden. Since being purchased by Carnival the overall quality of Princess has declined and continues to do so. The weather was ... Read more
calpenn
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This cruise out of San Francisco is beautiful from the begining - especially Alaska & Victoria. The Golden although dated is in very good shape. The begining two days were a little rough but not annoying. The service in cabins was ... Read more

Compare Prices on Golden Princess Cruises

norcalmann
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2015
embarkation went very smoothly. our first time at the new terminal in san fran. were were boarded in less than 30 minutes. room was ready upon our arrival. met our room steward who provided us with extra hangers as requested. stayed ... Read more
topolinofozzy
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Twelfth cruise, first time on Princess and first time to Alaska. No complaints at all, we all had a great time. Switched from anytime to early dining after reading reviews here, thank you. Waited a few days before making reservations at ... Read more
tomtravel23
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
63 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

Compare Prices on Golden Princess Cruises

evonlef
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
60 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
Georgiane
Member Since 2007
13 reviews
677 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

Compare Prices on Golden Princess Cruises

surelyso
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
116 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
4,717 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
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
8 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
Helpful? Thank dwbw

Compare Prices on Golden Princess Cruises

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
Helpful? Thank Eeber
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
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

Compare Prices on Golden Princess Cruises

Sponsored links

Sponsored links

Skip X

See Golden Princess deals up to 82% off:

October Deals
Golden Princess 76% Loved It

 
25 Night Australia & China
See all Golden Princess Deals >>

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add news@cruisecritic.com to your address book.
We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.