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456 Princess Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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philpara
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Choose Princess cruises to try a more upmarket experience then we have had previously so decided on a two night Sydney to Brisbane cruise to get a sample so to speak. No problems with embarkation except told to embark at 2.30pm and by time ... Read more
Stargatefan
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I cannot fault the embarkation, it was quick and easy. Cannot fault the staff. Everyone was extremely pleasant. Cannot fault the cleanliness.....cabin and all amenities were spotless. We had a balcony cabin, it was a tad small, but for ... Read more
Lily George
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We are a group of 4 friends and we decided to tour Australia we picked Scenic Tours to do this and decided while we were making this long journey we would do New Zealand as well, we knew we would of had enough of living out of a suitcase ... Read more
Lana28
Member Since 2015
1 review
51 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Chose this cruise as we had been to New Zealand before on Sun Princess but didn't get into Milford Sound, Dunedin and Napier. This time we did. The ship was full but we didn't seem to have the same jostling for tables in the Horizon. ... Read more
QE2_Fan
Member Since 2013
1 review
937 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We wanted to try Princess having heard so many wonderful thing about their ships and in particular their onboard dinging and overall service. So a 2 night 'quickie' onboard Golden Princess - our first trip without the kids was a perfect ... Read more

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Forster_Cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I had been in to the forums and had read mixed reviews, so I decided to just approach the cruise with an open mind. Less than a week before we sailed we were offered a downgrade from our oceanview stateroom to an interior with a refund as ... Read more
CENS
Member Since 2010
1 review
134 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I really like this ship, food in buffet and dining room very good. I loved the pub lunch. I love the way the venues are set up and always something to do. What disappointed me however was the staff. What happened? We had ... Read more
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Greygroovers
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Cruising is the restful holiday that I needed after a busy year at work. The Golden Princess gave me that. Our cabin C705 was located on deck 10 just across from the aft lifts. It had a comfy bed was clean and fairly roomy. Our balcony ... Read more
fridgiedidge
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
4 day cruise to Albany and back was fantastic on the Sun Princess. Went with a group of about 90 for a family 50th. I spend 6 months of year flying around the world staying in hotels etc for business so see a lot of hospitality. This ... Read more
RRFLA2015
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We had just spent the prior weeks before on a 8 day Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas and with a weekend split boarded the Diamond Princess. What an amazing comparison and the Princess won hands down. Beautiful ship. Beautiful ... Read more

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HFamily2015
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My sister and I decided to travel with our parents on this cruise as a bit of a catch up, this was my 5th cruise, 2nd on the Diamond princess & 3rd with Princess cruises. We stayed at the Aspire hotel in Sydney which was ok, a bit run ... Read more
alwall23
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
My wife and I used this cruise on our first trip to Australia to get the flavour of what is on offer in this large country. The cruise certainly did this and on the whole we enjoyed our experience of Australia once ashore. The actual ... Read more
signals
Member Since 2008
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our longest, most expensive, and most disappointing Princess cruise. We are experienced cruisers with 25 cruises behind us plus are Platinum members of the Princess Loyalty program. We selected this cruise to enable us to ... Read more
Peetee
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
133 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This is our 7th Princess cruise, but if this had been our first, we might not have had another. We are Platnium and getting close to elite, because we take long cruises. The Dawn is being sold to P&O in 2017 and the amount of ... Read more
Evie64
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We sailed with high expectations from Princess from Sydney. We have travelled with Princess before. Until they get their act together, never again. The Dawn is a rust bucket. I awoke one morning put my feet down into a puddle of water. ... Read more

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Duck Duck Cruise
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
1,802 forum post
5 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
4 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
fwhinnett
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was just a 2 day cruise from Brisbane down to Sydney so we were disappointed that boarding had changed to Fisherman's wharf as it is definitely out of the way and harder to get to. This was our 13th princess cruise and it started ... Read more
Blossom912
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We travelled from country Victoria by train to Melbourne and got on the 109 tram to the ship which was easy and then embarkation was fairly quick. We had a great time on our second Princess Cruise and we only missed one port (Gisborne) ... Read more
CarolBris
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Cruised from Brisbane to Port Douglas and return February 2016. Cabin A624. Balcony First time with a balcony and was superb. We are seniors; travelled with other seniors (high majority of seniors travel on Princess) and well ... Read more

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gammadearest
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Excellent food--a real surprise given the decline of cruise food in recent years. Entertainment very spotty--a couple of very good guest singers, so-so production shows (maybe I've seen too many) bad comedian in the theater, but a good ... Read more
Tucker in Texas
Member Since 2005
7 reviews
4,913 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I started not to write a review since the itinerary is changing. However, I do have some suggestions to pass on for anyone going on a cruise with tour information. We did a pre-cruise for 10 days. We booked with Kensington Tours. I ... Read more
monaco15
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
15 helpful votes
We did the Sydney to Auckland in February 2016 and were very disappointed with the ship.this is one of two Princess ships designed and built in Japan and is very badly designed and dated for guest convenience. There is no deck to walk/jog ... Read more
crafter188
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
313 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This is a fantastic way to get a taste of New Zealand! There was threat of a disruption due to cyclone Winston, so the order of the ports was completely reversed, which initially threw us for a bit of a loop for our private excursions. All ... Read more
AU76
Member Since 2012
9 reviews
16 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We flew into Melbourne Airport to board the Golden Princess. We arrived at the airport at 11 am. Instead of taking the usual taxi or shuttle bus we decided to experiment with public transport as we had ample time before the ship departed ... Read more
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