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72 Princess Auckland Cruise Reviews

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Duck Duck Cruise
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
1,802 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We finally made it to New Zealand! This was on our bucket list for a very long time. We had sailed the Diamond one year ago to Asia/Japan and love the ship and found it to be in very good shape, we did not see worn out or torn furniture ... Read more
kmatsea
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
We are a retired couple cruising for the 4th time on Princess. This trip was on my husband's bucket list. We booked 10 days in Australia through a private travel agent--had excellent hotels except in Ayers Rock. The ship condition ... Read more
lordtopcat
Member Since 2015
1 review
20 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I am a 23 year old male, single and a full time student. Decided to treat myself to a little holiday, and started to research cruising. I took the plunge and booked myself on the Golden, for a short row over the Tasman from Auckland to ... Read more
kasr
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
47 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was the first half of 2 back-to-back cruises on Golden Princess. The embarkation process in Auckland was very quick (although there were only about 100 passengers joining). Our cabin on Deck 6 was "Partially Obstructed ... Read more
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Regional Victoria Kay
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We have cruised on this particular ship on 3 previous occasions and love it. The Golden Princess is a large ship and has everything you could possibly want. We had a mini suite and this is the first time our cabin was forward. ... Read more

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petmck
Member Since 2010
1 review
19 forum posts
4 helpful votes
As a frequent cruiser with Princess I have noted a number of changes from my last cruise. On this cruise two thirds of the passengers were on their first cruise with Princess. The average age group was much lower than other cruises I ... Read more
Carolined63
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My husband and I are both first time cruisers so were not sure what to expect. We got on in Auckland, we live there so just got dropped off, embarkation was so smooth, we were on the ship in half an hour and our bags delivered within the ... Read more
Steveoka
Member Since 2005
6 reviews
13 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
Thankfully we only did a short 6 day crossing from Auckland to Brisbane which was the end of the world cruise. On a positive note the food was acceptable and the shows were of a good standard with a couple of good comediennes and the ... Read more
Alaskanb
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
4,273 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Diamond Princess: February 15, 2015 Auckland to Sydney. Mini Suite D522. Ages 65 and 72. Much research and decision making went into arranging the details for this marvelous trip. For us the priority on a cruise is the port experiences ... Read more
MV400
Member Since 2005
5 reviews
29 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
After cruising the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska and Tahiti, our next "bucket list" location was to visit Australia and New Zealand. We booked our cruise on the Diamond Princess which cruised from Auckland to Sydney with scenic cruising thru ... Read more
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tombo4ahi
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
We took a cruise on the Diamond Princess from Auckland NZ ending in Sydney Australia. We had some good experiences and we had some disappointing ones...please allow us to share: Pro's: 1. Great food, did not tire of even after 12 days ... Read more
Hodor
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Dawn Princess was late into Auckland after a torrid crossing of the Tasman out of Melbourne. We were still able to board her at 130pm and have a look around. As we were joining an already established cruise, it was a bit odd to work ... Read more
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alwaugh@xtra.co.nz
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
Diamond Princess January 22nd-February 3, 2015 I am a Platinum cruiser, and this is my 5th voyage on the Diamond, 3rd time this trip, and last time was 2012. Diamond Princess has had a recent $30 Million refit, now aged 11 years old. She ... Read more
DRJVH
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
The meet and greet at the airport was excellent. Transfer to the ship was excellent with the driver being very courteous. Upon arrival at embarkation we were shown directly to the counter to check-in. Because we had a transfer, our bags ... Read more
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kiwizuzu
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I was on the Dawn Princess for Christmas and New Year. One of the 207 people that got on the ship in Auckland. What an amazing experience. As only 207 people were getting on Embarkation was pretty quick. Although the wheelchair ... Read more

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Wendy47
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2014
We missed the Port of Wellington due to "bad weather". Media reporting said that it was due to a problem with a faulty winch on one of the new tugs. We also missed Milford Sound due to the weather. Photos: At every opportunity there were ... Read more
captains boy
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2014
We had a wonderful time and came back brand new. Before embarking on this epic world cruise we did a small test run in 2013 and were sold, after many years of running for planes and lugging bags. We cannot emphasise enough the pleasure we ... Read more
doffina
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
This was our 6th cruise with Princess and 12th cruise overall. It was also our first visit to New Zealand and Australia. We have been very with all of the previous Princess cruises, but this one was disappointing due to the condition of ... Read more
bajapen
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
212 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We celebrated her 10th anniversary on this cruise and we found her in great shape except for the really bad beds. As always the food was terrific, staff were excellent and itinerary incredible. Warren Smith is a wonderful cruise director ... Read more
JMR_46
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2014
My husband and I had an amazing vacation on the Diamond Princes. A week or so before our cruise, we were notified that the Norovirus had struck about 60 passengers on the ship and that a full cleaning of the ship would take place before we ... Read more

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critie
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
8 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We did the back to back Auckland-Sydney- Auckland cruise.It was the best cruise we have done [finally made it to elite on the 2nd leg,which helped & our 1st time in a balcony cabin,which made a huge difference].Before we boarded we ... Read more
coatepsyd
Member Since 2012
1 review
53 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Being in the travel industry, I've become a "cruise ship snob." It takes alot to impress me these days as many ships and lines cut corners. Not the Diamond Princess. She is amazing. Quite large, but never felt very big. The any time dining ... Read more
lozrox58
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2013
Diamond Princess 23rd December 2013 to 4th January 2014 Auckland to Sydney Embarkation The Auckland cruise terminal was very efficient. Check in and embarkation was quick and smooth. Being relative early around 11.00am we had an easy and ... Read more
Rand54
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2013
I have just got off the Diamond for the third time in 10 years . In nearly 40 days at sea , I have never had anything except wonderful service and a fantastic time aboard . The ship is going in for a refit in march and I can see that there ... Read more
My_Other_Life
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2013
Beautiful weather and calm seas made for a lovely cruise. Auckland - Stunning weather - All shops close by, Overnight accomodation 1 min away, Embarkation - Local Security staff do not understand what preferred check in means, it was only ... Read more

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