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477 Princess Asia Cruise Reviews
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Improver
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 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
13 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
12 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
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
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Tinkagain@bigpond.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 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
1 helpful vote
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
5 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
7 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
Cruiser1868
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
16 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We wanted to travel to Asia during the Australian winter and this cruise suited our requirements. The numerous destinations throughout Japan, South Korea and Taiwan appeared to be interesting and we were keen to try Princess Cruises after ... Read more
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grumpee-58
Member Since 2013
1 review
119 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Another great cruise with Princess the Dawn Princess has been sold to P&O but was in excellent condition, about the only grip we had was if you are a smoker you are cramped in an area with little ventilation and would not pass ... Read more
Splasheyfun
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This is a difficult one to give an overall rating for : the cruise ship, staff, service, food entertainment were fantastic,but the ports that we stopped not very good! FIrstly the dawn princess, yes she may be a bit tired but she has a lot ... Read more
Robbiestartreker
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
23 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
The Diamond Princess cruise, r/trip Tokyo, nine nights, Okinawa, and 3 ports in Taiwan was very 'interesting'. First, 2000 passengers were Japanese or other Asians, only approx. 500 English speaking passengers onboard. The cruises from ... Read more
amokitten
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I would have to say this was hands down the worst cruise my husband and I have ever been on. My husband summed it up best by saying it was extremely underwhelming. The ship itself was pretty good, it's an older ship and could use to be ... Read more
Letchworth
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Choose because friends were celebrating anniversary and wanted this itinerary. Did not care for the cruise. Ports were ok but heat hard to take. Food in main dining room mediocre , tasteless with limited choices. In buffet if you wanted ... Read more
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OnVacation11
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
828 forum posts
16 helpful votes
This was my 25th Princess cruise and 1st one to Asia. This time I was traveling solo. I booked a 2 night pre-cruise package in Osaka. The flight on Cathay Pacific through Honk Kong was uneventful. Japanese emigration was quick and my ... Read more
southampton observer
Member Since 2012
11 reviews
11 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Our cruise was part of a package that started with 3 nights in Tokyo then a flight to Osaka with 2 nights there. We then joined the ship at Kobe for the cruise after which we spent another night in Osaka before flying home. It was our hope ... Read more
CharlesFromTexas
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
Staff was great except one very rude tech guy in internet signup area. He grabbed my wife's tablet, made unrequested and un-needed changes including deleting some shortcuts having nothing to do with the cruise while saying "let me do ... Read more
askmeanother
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
27 forum posts
17 helpful votes
We chose this holiday for the itinerary as Japan was one of my bucket list places to go. It was actually a holiday of 2 halves as the first 6 days consisted of an escorted land tour with Wendy Woo tours. We saw lots of interesting places ... Read more
seakayaker
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
24 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
After being on over 30 cruises, this had to be in the top 2-3. It started off really bad when Princess didn't have any shuttle service at the airport with around 80 people there wondering what to do now. Somehow, someone procured busses ... Read more
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cowes 20
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
34 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Embarkation was dreadful. From the time of luggage drop it took two and a half hours to reach our cabin. Our basic verandah cabin (never a stateroom, how pretentious) suited us well. The carpet was well worn and the verandah had seen ... Read more
pumwee1
Member Since 2009
1 review
7 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This cruise was very disappointing. We are seasoned cruisers and this was our 7th cruise on Princess. This ship was headed for a extended stay out of Shanghai where it was being leased by a Chinese company for 6 months. So this was the ... Read more
JIMDSB2
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
219 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This is an impartial review of our recent SAPPHIRE PRINCESS cruise in South East Asia March 22, 2016. I will grade each entry from 10-AWESOME to 1-AWEFUL) EMBARKATION: We stayed in the Clarke Quay area for 5 days prior to the cruise. A ... Read more
lifeafloat
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
From the start problems started, meant to leave Singapore at 4, got away 6.30. with the elevators breaking down all the time, daily, the toilets not working outside the main Princess Lounge for 11 days.so you would run up to Deck 8 to use ... Read more
Heart n Soul
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with Princess, and we chose the Sun Princess because we wanted to return from Singapore on the 19th April, back to our home town of Fremantle. We were very impressed, with our inside cabin, the staff, the ... Read more
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