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Cdn kitty
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
721 forum posts
Sailed January 2017
We had a good time but the ports were a disappointment despite having visited them before. We took this cruise because we had such a good time on a similar itinerary a year ago. We had to skip Mystery Island. It was too rough for the ship ... Read more
Exhaustedtwo
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
I have just completed back to back cruises on the emerald princess which by far were the best cruises we have done .they were cruise 16 and 17 for us so we are not newbies to cruising and have sampled many different cruise lines and ... Read more
Carnivalisation
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
I have 30+ years of cruising history with various cruise lines and ships of all sizes of which Princess Cruises has always been a favourite. This last cruise on the Emerald was a display of where a once great cruise line can come from and ... Read more
MariposaCottage
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Yes, there were long queues at embarkation but it's a world wide issue as port authorities ignore the need to rethink the embarkation process/facilities. All cruise lines are limited by the design of the terminals. Port authorities need to ... Read more
Brisbane41
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
656 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I had a good cruise but it was not as relaxing as other Princess cruises I have done due to it being in the school holidays and the fact that they had unruly feral children aboard that were allowed to disrupt and spoil other peoples cruise ... Read more
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ETdreamer
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
From go to whoa this was a once in a lifetime cruise! Firstly, we got this cruise at a ridiculously priced promotional fare which also included a generous OBC. Secondly, we were able to travel to a place (New Zealand) we had both visited ... Read more
pryce_tag
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
310 forum posts
We chose this cruise because it was in the school holidays and we had not been to New Zealand before. Whilst this cruise was perfectly fine and we enjoyed it, it was not up to the standards we have come to expect from cruising. For ... Read more
Ewaq345
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
Prefacing this with the fact that this was our first ever cruise experience so don't have any other ships to compare to yet. Embarkation in Sydney went a lot more smoothly than I expected and was generally well run. We cruised on the ... Read more
Anndoug13
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Smooth boarding no hassles quick easy. The ship is fantastic easy to find your way around. Beautiful decor comfortable chairs in bars and international cafe. Plenty of sun loungers and chairs to sit on up on deck. We had an inside ... Read more
rockinmama07
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
9 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Great ship. Fantastic food, the buffet was different every day, which was a nice change. Food in restaurant was first class. We got room service a few days for breakfast. It was delivered promptly & was basic but adequate if you want a ... Read more
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TrinaS
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise because of the following points: 1) it departed from Sydney 2) it was at a time of year when we could take leave 3) it wasn't too long (11 nights) 4) it was going somewhere we hadn't been before (NZ) 5) it was a good ... Read more
pkwessel
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
94 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We are a family of 5, with a 16 and 14 year old daughters and 5 year old son. My wife and I are seasoned cruisers, including P&O, Princess, RCI, Carnival and Cunard. Cruise departed Sydney, Port Arthur, Hobart, overnight ... Read more
clarkenl
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
I must admit to being sceptical and very stressed on boarding our first ever family cruise. We chose Princess from recommendations by others, and chose this itinerary as was wholly within Australia and didn't require passports. I ... Read more
Jessiekouli1
Member Since 2010
13 reviews
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
As seasoned cruisers (11th cruise with Princess and 17th overall), we enjoy the Princess experiences: traditional cruising, many dining experiences (ranging from casual to Michelin), personal and expertise service, cleanliness, familiarity ... Read more
AU76
Member Since 2012
11 reviews
16 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Our travelling party consisted of two families - our friends one adult and three daughters 16, 14 and 10 and us 2 adults and four boys 15, 11, 9 and 6. Nine year old had his bday on the ship. We arrived at Sydney Domestic airport early ... Read more
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Fitzysue
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
We are 2 women. I am in my late fifties, my travelling companion in her seventies. Originally my parents (also in their seventies) were to join us for the cruise in the adjacent mini-suite, but had to cancel at the last minute due to an ... Read more
Daniel18
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Wow so much to say. came into Sydney harbour by river ferry coming around the back and side of this amazing ship. Boarding was a breeze a few rather long queues but that was to be expected as the ship had to board three and a half thousand ... Read more
Knottie1
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
Been on many cruises this was our 1st Christmas and new year which I must say the crew were 1st class making both a special time (ordered wine for Christmas dinner they lost order... then fo new year 5$ increase on each bottle of wine ) ... Read more
Seasidebelleair
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 forum posts
Departure city was Syndey. This trip was on my bucket list. 6 of us in our group. Son, grandson, new daughter in law, 2 new granddaughters and myself! Stayed 3 nights at Four Seasons at the port. Arrival day was rainy; spent afternoon ... Read more
Lanwood
Member Since 2013
1 review
596 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We've traveled on crown design Grand class Princess ships before (Emerald, Ruby, Crown - all identical ships), so we already knew we liked the design of the ship. We stayed at the Rendezvous Hotel, the rocks prior to the cruise, so was ... Read more
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Steveoka
Member Since 2005
8 reviews
20 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Our experience aboard the emerald princess was ruined by the lack of hygiene by the staff onboard the ship . During our lunch experience in the very crowded Horizon court we witnessed one of the cooks behind the counter say to his fellow ... Read more
dixie01
Member Since 2009
1 review
90 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We really expected the cruise to be a tad more festive, than it was. Having said that, the ship was decorated lovely and most of the staff wore Xmas Hats, but Xmas Day was a let down. We would have liked the lunch to be a full on Xmas type ... Read more
bally_gal
Member Since 2016
1 review
66 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The idea of not having to do anything re Xmas etc was the drawcard for me. That was definitely fulfilled although the food presented on Xmas Day wasn't anything out of the ordinary. THE STATEROOM: We found our inside cabin R744 to be ... Read more
Kitsteps
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
121 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Our best friends were offered a great deal and asked if we would join them. We did, as too did another of our friends...we all booked on Aloha Deck, mid ship Portside. We have all cruised before, My wife and I, seven cruises with APT, ... Read more
kangycarpy
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
162 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We wanted to have a little break before Christmas, use a credit with a TA and try one of Princess' newer and bigger ships. Service was excellent. The new bed was FANTASTIC Food in MDR (evening meal) was top class. MDR Lunch ... Read more
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