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428 Princess Asia Cruise Reviews

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WAJohnno
Member Since 2011
1 review
471 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
A circular cruise of Japan was the reason for our decision to do these B2B cruises. We found an inside cabin with a very good cabin attendant ,however in other areas we felt the ship did not live up to expectations from a previous ... Read more
sgtwrench
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
i liked the boat. my room stewart didnt help me much and another room stewart didnt help me much. there were quite a few noisy, rude passengers to deal with.the nite time entertainers were nice. the hawaiian ambassadors were great. the ... Read more
JohYo
Member Since 2016
1 review
67 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
- on our bucket list. - great entertainment. - good service including excellent/efficient embark and debark. - ship was nicely decorated with a Japanese 'feel'. - no any time dining and tables assigned did not change so if you ... Read more
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hpsobell
Member Since 2009
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
We choose this cruise as we really wanted to see Japan and they had a great itinerary so you could experience the four major islands. We booked a Suite figuring if we are on for 16 days, we liked a larger balcony and stateroom. Quite ... Read more
Rgm1953
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Choosing the Dawn Princess was a mistake. The ship had pipes leaking into staterooms and public areas and the smell was not pleasant. The staff did not act quickly enough and we were inconvenienced and sleeping in a dank cabin for four ... Read more

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Faircomment
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Having sailed on the Sapphire and Emerald we dis not think we would be in for such a disappointment . MANY people had their rooms flooded, toilets not flushing, lack of hot water and the list goes on. Many mornings , early hours, there ... Read more
Irene To
Member Since 2016
1 review
We, a company of 4 have just finished a 12days Diamond Princess cruise starting and ending both at Yokohama with the main attraction to watch four festivals in 4 different cities in Japan. We were very disappointed with the tour. The ... Read more
moki'smommy
Member Since 2013
1 review
8,372 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our main point in the cruise was to see more of Japan than just Tokyo. There were some really good parts of the cruise--the festival at Amori was impressive. There were also great events that Princess never bothered to put in the Patter ... Read more
drsheryl
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
16 helpful votes
This cruise was titled "The Festivals of Japan" and it only happens once per year. If you have a chance to sail on this ship at the appropriate festival time, grab it!!! Four of the ports of call visit coastal communities during ... Read more
Maysie04
Member Since 2016
1 review
Cruise was Freemantle to Indonesia. Would never recommend. Our first cruise. On Aloha deck 11. Cabin was fine and kept very clean by stewards. Food plenty of it. Prefer dining in restaurants. Horizons Buffet. - What a nightmare. ... Read more

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Ned May
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We chose this cruise on Dawn Princess because we had previously sailed on Sun Princess which was an amazing cruise, however we did not have the same experience on this cruise. We have never met so many rude obnoxious people before, the ... Read more
Eucalypt
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
8 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This was our first cruise with Princess, previously we have cruised with Azamara, Oceania and Celebrity Cruises. We were a little apprehensive, as to if we would enjoy the experience or not.The beauty of this cruise was that it was ... Read more
Sue O
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Freo-Indonesia-Freo- 15 nts, Aug 2016 – Dawn Princess Review – no complaints at all, just observations. Cruise was scheduled to leave freo Sunday night but due to bad weather conditions we stayed in port till 8am Monday. ... Read more
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Galla
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Being first time ocean cruise we have always said Ocean cruises are not for us while we have certainly enjoyed a large number of river cruises. Working on the philosophy that you should never say never we chose this 7 day cruise around the ... Read more
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Brisbane41
Member Since 2014
1 review
455 forum posts
15 helpful votes
I did the 10 night Hokkaido Cruise with Nebuta Festival on the Diamond Princess. Initially booked a standard balcony cabin but was offered an upgrade to a full suite pre-departure for a small fee so I accepted. Embarkation: I turned up ... Read more

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Ladychatters
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This is our 1st trip with Princess Line, although our 18th altogether. We chose this cruise for, although we have been to Japan quite a few times, we haven't seen the coastal regions. Embarkation was excellent, we were given a time ... Read more
Improver
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
The cruise was around the perimeter of Japan, stopping off at 13 ports over 18 days. At this time of the year, Japan is very hot and humid, requiring careful planning and lots of water. We went on about half of the excursions offered, ... Read more
tsutt35
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
45 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Yes she is an older ship and there were some leaks and maintenance going on. This didn't stop the fabulous service we received or the delicious food. Embarkation in Fremantle was easy and well organised, as was disembarkation. Our ... Read more
MrBiz
Member Since 2013
1 review
22 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We chose this cruise largely because we wanted to visit Japan and Korea and the choices were very limited given our schedule. Let's get down to the brass tacks and discuss the problems with this cruise. Staterooms - We had two ... Read more
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fallsi
Member Since 2010
1 review
10 helpful votes
This was our 10th cruise with Princess and we definitively enjoyed ourself on this trip very much. Having been to Japan before, the cruise itinerary gave to us the opportunity to visit backcountry areas which normally we would not go to on ... Read more

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Janet&Carl
Member Since 2010
1 review
626 forum posts
24 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We chose this cruise because we have wanted to visit Japan for a long time and this fit nicely with the land part of our holiday. It was our first and likely our last Princess cruise. Our first impression was ok. The embarkation was ... Read more
Tinkagain@bigpond.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Ship generally tired. 2015 refurbishment ? Seating in princess theatre worn also in bay window seating in crooners lounge. Tenders a disgrace,cushions thin and worn,auxilary seating retained by string or worn cord. Skippers ... Read more
Karen G
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was our first cruise and we travelled as a family with our two daughters, during the July school holidays. The Dawn Princess is a terrific ship to travel on for our first experience. The staff on this cruise ship are what make her ... Read more
Summer4
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We did a 12 night cruise on the Dawn Princess from Fremantle to Singapore, and loved every minute! Beautiful ship, great entertainment, fantastic food - definitely no complaints whatsoever. We travelled with our two children (booked ... Read more
Brock the Badger
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We booked a cruise with Princess cruises via Jetline Cruise Ltd therefore it was pretty much a package holiday. We had 3 days in Tokyo pre cruise and 2 days in Kyoto post cruise. Jetline booked excellent hotels for us in both locations ... Read more

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