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84 Princess Auckland Cruise Reviews
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doffina
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 forum post
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
218 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
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
critie
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
8 forum posts
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
56 forum posts
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
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lozrox58
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
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
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
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
haircut4u
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
128 forum posts
Sailed December 2013
One of my favourite cruises is around NZ plus a port or two in Australia. So as to round off a rather problematic year with personal family problems I decided, for the third time, to do this cruise again. My fourth with Princess and my ... Read more
Mattm250
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
After sailing with other cruise lines in the past and having a blast, we decided to sail with Princess for the first time due to the itinery they offered over the holiday period. Biggest mistake I have ever made. I don't normally complain ... Read more
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Donnalewis
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed December 2013
The reason I chose the diamond princess was so I could escape all the madness that surrounds Christmas . So husband and three adult children set of and what a wonderful time it was. No worries about what to eat on Christmas Day, who's ... Read more
kiwitraveller2014
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
My experience on the Sun Princess Dec 8th - Dec 21st had good moments and bad moments I was on a cruise from Auckland to Auckland and I got onto the ship thinking I was getting on the ship at the 'beginning' of a cruise and getting off at ... Read more
davenz
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
1 helpful vote
We took this cruise as we had not sailed on "Diamond" before, and it started in our home town of Auckland; 20 minute drive over the bridge beats all day flying to Australia ! Embarkation ; at Princes Wharf was quick and easy, probably the ... Read more
intrepidone
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
34 forum posts
We arrived in Auckland a couple of days prior to the cruise. Caught the airport bus into town which dropped us off about a block from the Crowne Plaza, which was a 10 minute walk from the pier. We spent the two days recovering from the ... Read more
norcalcruzer
Member Since 2010
1 review
6 forum posts
Our family enjoys cruising on Princess, this was our fourth voyage and it took us to a part of the world we'd never seen: New Zealand and Australia. There were six of us on this trip, no kids. The service, particularly in the Lido ... Read more
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ACA Jester
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
32 forum posts
Pre cruise There is an Airport Shuttle from the Airport to Downtown Auckland for $14 one way. Pickup is outside Door Nine in the International Terminal and you pay the driver directly. The bus was a typical city-type bus and the driver ... Read more
rlb1950
Member Since 2008
8 reviews
10 forum posts
Sailed December 2012
This was our sixth cruise with Princess, and the experience was as usual: very good, but not quite excellent. I'll comment on the things that struck me as perhaps useful to others. Embarcation and departure were a snap, aided by our ... Read more
Martin N
1 review
PRINCESS CRUISES DIAMOND PRINCESS When we booked our 35 day cruise, taking us some 13,000 miles from Auckland to Beijing with 16 stops in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and China we wondered how Princess could meet ... Read more
irocks
Member Since 2007
1 review
131 forum posts
This was our first cruise with Princess and we loved it. We arrived a night before the cruise and stayed at Waldorf Celestion Apartments Hotel which was booked on Hotels.com for about $100 per night. From this hotel we walked to Sky City, ... Read more
redtag
Member Since 2008
9 reviews
6 forum posts
Sailed January 2012
We arrived in Auckland after a very unpleasant flight on Air Pacific using American miles, uncomfortable seats, bad service and a terrible stop at Fiji airport which was completely disorganized and inadequate. Doing it again we would ... Read more
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dsamp578
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
129 forum posts
After 17 cruises this was our first cruise on Princess. Overall an impressive line and ship. The outside cabin we elected was spacious with an unusual twist of a large open closet across from the bathroom and parallel to the cabin door ... Read more
campergal
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
43 forum posts
Embarkation and disembarkation was very easy. We arrived early 11am for 1pm and were allowed on at 11:45. Luggage arrived promptly. Disappointed in the buffet so never went back there. Ate all our meals in the dining room and enjoyed the ... Read more
Richard Poulson
1 review
Sailed February 2011
Well here we are back from our first ever cruise so far from the UK, boarding in Auckland and finishing in Sydney, What we wanted was to experience something really new so the Diamond Princess arrives in Australia. So what culinary ... Read more
Provogirl
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
9 forum posts
In the email we received from Princess we were asked to arrive at the port after 2:00 p.m. We arrived shortly after that time by cab and were impressed with the service. The baggage handlers took the luggage out of the cab and by the time ... Read more
Seacucumber
Member Since 2002
14 reviews
883 forum posts
Check in and Embarkation: My nephew Shankar dropped us at the Auckland terminal around 10:30 AM. The passengers were still disembarking. We dropped our bags off at 11am and checked in as a Platinum member, we got on board by 11:30 AM. My ... Read more
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