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Pierogi2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
2 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
42 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
160 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
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi Gamefisher, we're so happy to hear that you ... Read more
Chief1169
Member Since 2017
1 review
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
Crayons608
Member Since 2012
1 review
14 forum posts
5 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
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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
Thank you for your glowing review, maybjosephine! ... Read more
foley jill
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
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
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi foley jill, thank you for your great feedback ... Read more
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
4 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
PrincessCruises1, Social Team at Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi knowmystuff, we apologize for your ... Read more
Cdn kitty
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
730 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
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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
1 review
12 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
707 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
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
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pryce_tag
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
345 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
11 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
TrinaS
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
6 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
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pkwessel
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
94 forum posts
9 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
6 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
12 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
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