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72 Princess Auckland Cruise Reviews

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haircut4u
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
115 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
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

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intrepidone
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
26 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
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
7 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

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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
8 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
dsamp578
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
125 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
34 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

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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
846 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
Dee Dell
Member Since 2007
1 review
After traveling 22 hours from NJ and having a lovely flight business class on Air New Zealand we were excited to join our 7th cruise (a first with Princess) in Auckland - even though it was 7AM our enthusiasm was high - soon to be drowned ... Read more
Northeastal
Member Since 2008
1 review
79 forum posts
My DW and myself came off the Auckland to Sydney cruise a few days ago on the Saturday 16th January. This was our third Princess cruise and I have to say that it lived up to our expectations in that it was an absolutely wonderful ... Read more
H2O divr
Member Since 2006
1 review
Sailed January 2010
We had a group of 40 seniors from Florida who stayed 3 days in Auckland and then took the Diamond Princess to Sydney. The ship is very clean and comfortable. I would rate the food as the best I have had in 10 cruises on different lines. ... Read more

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Jessiekouli1
Member Since 2010
12 reviews
1 forum post
We chose this cruise for three reasons: 1. It was during school holidays so the whole family was there (all four of us). 2. It visited NZ and Tasmania (which is what we wanted to see). 3. It was a twelve night voyage that spent Christmas ... Read more
Deer Foot
Member Since 2010
1 review
Sailed December 2009
My wife and I started talking about a trip to Australia/New Zealand 43 years ago when we first married! Careers and 4 children delayed this trip for 43 years. The ship (Diamond Princess) was excellent and our experience on-board was very ... Read more
samiam7
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
Sailed December 2009
We boarded the ship late because of an emergency and it went downward from there.First, I must say that the service on this ship for the most part is excellent, except for the passenger service and captains circle desks. Their systems to ... Read more
WillNeil
Member Since 2009
9 reviews
15 forum posts
DIAMOND PRINCESS - FEBRUARY 2009 AUCKLAND TO SYDNEY This is the first time we have put a review on here so we hope you all enjoy itWe are two guys aged in our late 40's who live in Sydney Australia and this cruise was our 15thWe flew ... Read more
Magooster
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed January 2009
I have always wanted to go on a cruise. Unfortunatly the budget never allowed us to be able to holiday in style by cruising. We finally saved up for our first cruise! I booked the cruise from Auckland to Sydney on the Diamond Princess. ... Read more

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