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84 Princess Auckland Cruise Reviews
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Amr0nn
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
This was our second cruise on the Golden Princess and not a lot had changed in 12 months. Apart from our cabin steward, who was great, most of the other staff we dealt with seemed to be suffering from the after effects of the big storm in ... Read more
silver2purple
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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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bugsy123
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
because this cruise departed auckland and returned to auckland first to melbourne down to the south island of new zealand travelling via milford sound , dusky sounds port chalmers ( dunedin), akoroa ,wellington, gisbourne ,tauranga , ... Read more
wangfam
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
4 forum posts
We wanted to visit friends in New Zealand and see a bit of the country. We boarded in Aukland at the end of a Sydney-to-Sydney run. It would be better to embark and disembark at the true beginning and end of this kind lf cruise. The folks ... Read more
Chrissy7
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
This cruise suited our dates, and length of time. I also thought for a first cruise, a bigger ship would be best. Princess also appeared to have a consistent acceptable standard, and generally very good reviews. The Golden Princess is an ... Read more
Duck Duck Cruise
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
1,831 forum post
12 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
6 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
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lordtopcat
Member Since 2015
1 review
33 forum posts
17 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
4 reviews
54 forum posts
6 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
15 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
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
7 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
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Steveoka
Member Since 2005
10 reviews
22 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
4,891 forum posts
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
30 forum posts
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
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
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
6 reviews
1 helpful vote
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
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
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
Wendy47
Member Since 2014
1 review
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
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
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