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nalaturb
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
18 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
My wife and I take coastal cruises at least once a year.Normally we have a very pleasant experience.In the past we have sailed on mid sized ships.This time we decided to try a larger ship.The cruise started off on a very positive note ... Read more
dras2
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
For us to go to Sydney Austrailia and sail New Zeland was a trip of a life time.  We went 1/2 way around the world.   While Princess has no control over who sails with them there is a demographic of people who make the cruise ... Read more
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cboyle
Member Since 2002
25 reviews
1,081 forum post
2 helpful votes
We combined our March 18, 2017, New Zealand cruise with the Emerald Princess’ March 7 New Caledonia & Vanuatu cruise I have written a separate review for that cruise and our 4-night pre-cruise stay in Adelaide, Australia ... Read more
jackieak
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose to fly to Sydney from Melbourne the day before embarkation so we wouldn't be rushed and would begin our holiday in a relaxed way. We stayed at the Grace Hotel which we really enjoyed and met our daughter (who lives in Sydney) and ... Read more
AlbyofCraigmore
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
Our second NZ cruise. One different port ,Picton. Enjoyed onboard activities, did our own thing for tours, found most onboard offered tours too expensive. Food was excellent, we dined any time, buffet and dining room. Entertainment was ... Read more
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suesinger
Member Since 2011
1 review
66 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
Great ports. Princess tours were much better than usual. We also used Shore Tours for most of our private tours. Nigel coordinated tours in 5 ports. Highly recommend the company. Food on cruise was odd. Minimal beef at dinner. ... Read more
cboyle
Member Since 2002
25 reviews
1,081 forum post
1 helpful vote
This review includes information on both our March 7, 2017, New Caledonia & Vanuatu cruise and on our 4-night pre-cruise stay in Adelaide, Australia. The cruise portion of this trip gave us the opportunity to visit five new ports and ... Read more
Gaeley
Member Since 2017
1 review
Wanted to cruise from Australia and had never visited these areas. Started our holiday with two nights in Sydney at the Phillip Street Travelodge. Excellent location and easy to get to Cruise Port. We have previously cruised on the ... Read more
angie.coventry
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was our 30th Wedding Anniversary and our first without our kids in tow. Leaving our kids and daily world behind we embarked on our journey. We stayed two nights in Sydney at The Grace Hotel which was a lovely hotel, reasonable ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
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madfisher
Member Since 2013
1 review
145 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because I had not been to the north of Vanuatu befor. The ship appealed to me due to size and layout. As soon as you board the feeling of being welcome was there. The atmosphere was so warm and inviting. There were ... Read more
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silver2purple
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
This was my 4th Princess Cruise (also been on Avalon, Azamara, Oceania, HAL, Voyages to Antiquity). My 1st Princess cruise was in June 2012, did a 12-night British Isles aboard the Caribbean Princess in an obstructed OV (felt ship itself ... Read more
Pierogi2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We wanted a Cruise that would in compass New Zealand and Australia, Princess fitted the itinerary adequately. However although we enjoyed the cruise overall we felt that it didn't reach our expectations and lacked the little bit extra ... Read more
imatravelholic
Member Since 2011
1 review
43 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because it has been on my list of places to visit all my life. I am a gardener and have always heard of the unique horticulture in New Zealand and Australia. Staying one night at lovely affordable Crown Plaza Hotel near ... Read more
Gamefisher
Member Since 2014
1 review
172 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I couldn't find any fault with this cruise. I overnighted at the Mercure Hotel in Auckland and boarded the Emerald Princess the following morning. There were no problems and I loved my outside stateroom on deck 5, near the art gallery - a ... Read more
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Chief1169
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
I cannot really say anything bad about the ship itself and the service the staff provide. Our stateroom on Baja deck (11) on port side was excellent. The restaurant and food/service was good. We enjoyed a couple of nights in speciality ... Read more
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Crayons608
Member Since 2012
1 review
14 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because Princess offered a land tour of Australia in combination with the sea portion of Australia and New Zealand. As a platinum member of Princess's inner circle, I expected much more than we received. The food ... Read more
maybjosephine
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Amazing welcome with assistance to transport our people aboard and off charming and very respectful staff. This being the first and third cruise with some of the members it has been rated "Emerald Princess" has been the best ... Read more
PrincessCruises1, Social Team at Princess Cruises, responded to this review
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foley jill
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose Princess Lines because we were not happy with another cruise line we had sailed on twice before and this time we were definitely not disappointed . Embarkation and disembarkation was well organised and staff were friendly .We ... Read more
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Rcboy
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
We are Platinum members on Princess Cruises and this was our first trip to Australia and New Zealand. We choose Princess for a number of reasons, in no particular order, the 250 minutes of free internet for both of us being Platinum ... Read more
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knowmystuff
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We first cruised the Emerald in 2008 and found it to be a lovely ship. We have since sailed with Princess many times and have logged over 100 days at sea. We weren't after waterslides and dodgems, just a lovely seat by a quiet pool, a ... Read more
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Cdn kitty
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
734 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
4 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
2 reviews
19 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
4 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
746 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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