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476 Princess Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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Alpotts
Member Since 2016
1 review
Found this cruise advertised in our NSW NRMA motoring magazine. 17 Days Sydney to Perth via Brisbane/Cairns/Alotau (PNG)/Darwin/Kimberly Coast/Broome and Geraldton on Sea Princess. Then 4 Days Perth and return via Indian Pacific Train to ... Read more
honeybeebarbara
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose this cruise because it gave us the itinerary that we wanted and had previously sailed on the Sun Princess to NZ. We found this cruise to be very good mostly. There was a lot of time wasted on precious hours in Darwin where the ... Read more
seatripmama
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Couple in our late 40's. My 2nd cruise, reluctant husbands first. My first cruise was also a sampler on the Pacific Jewel so thats where I am coming from. Very similar sized ship to the Jewel, with an overall older clientelle. The ... Read more
shandari
Member Since 2014
1 review
12 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We chose this cruise because it was for my 70th birthday. One of my wishes on my" bucket list' was fulfilled. I wanted to be on a big ship in rough seas - having spent many days on yachts, cruise vessels etc in calm waters really ... Read more
suzywong2
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
We have travelled on this ship before some years ago,only we visited Lombok instead of Alotaou in PNG. I was very hesitant about this cruise after reading posts on this forum, but we were very pleasantly surprised as the ship had been ... Read more

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Venezia9
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Just returned from a short two night cruise on the Dawn Princess. We were pleasantly surprised as we had previously sailed on the Sea Princess which is looking rather old and tired. Dawn Princess, even though of the same vintage, seemed to ... Read more
Skippyroo
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was our 11th cruise, our second one with Princess and definitely our last one with them. The first cruise had cancelled ports due to mechanical problems, but overall the cruise was good, hence the reason for choosing the Sun Princess. ... Read more
margaretsikora
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
In 2015 we sailed on this ship to New Zealand 14 days and had a wonderful cruise. so for our 47th wedding anniversary we had no problem choosing the same ship but an area of Australia that we had wanted to see. We flew over to Perth 3days ... Read more
iangillam
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sun Princess cruise to the northern part of Australia was the most disappointing cruise we have ever had. GIVING YOU A $100 ON BOARD CREDIT IS AN INSULT. This on board credit would barely cost them $8, not to mention the saving on their ... Read more
carolandgary1
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Chose this for the itinerary, around the northern end of Australia. Not a good trip overall. many problems with the Cabin. elevators(which did not work), air conditioning, Ship is tired and need an overhaul, One of our shore trips we were ... Read more

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Gokkie
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
This cruise was chosen for the route and destinations/ports visited along the way. Just days prior to sailing we were informed that one of those destinations was to be bypassed. Too late to cancel and book on another cruise - or in fact, ... Read more
4wdriver
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
I wanted to sail up the coast of Australia. A few days before departure we were advised that because the ship could not obtain max speed we would not get to Yorkey's knob. $100 pp was allocated to our on board account. This was a real ... Read more
Reg2010
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to visit the top end of Australia. We were saddened to get an email before we left saying that the ship was unable to travel at full speed and they had to drop Yorkeys Knob off the list of ports. A lot of people ... Read more
bill24
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
My wife and I have just returned from a cruise aboard the Sun Princess from Fremantle to Sydney.We had previously been on the Dawn Princess to New Zealand and had a great cruise so were keen to use the Princess line again. Also we had not ... Read more
DugN
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Worst cruise ever. Ship was in a terrible condition. Two elevators out for entire cruise . Another out periodically during the cruise. Toilets didn't flush. Hot water in the cold taps. Three days to get shower to work. One engine ... Read more
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taipuha
Member Since 2009
1 review
9 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Not sure in hindsight why we chose this cruise. Excursions badly organised and exorbitant costs. Perhaps it was priced to avoid people wanting to do them Embaking and disembarkation was diorganised chaos. Change in itinerary and ... Read more
philpara
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
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
holidaysrustoo
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
We were cruising because my wife recently turned 50, it was her dream to go on a tropical cruise. We departed Singapore with Freemantle as the destination. Tuesday 19th April 2016, Everything was fine when we boarded the SUN PRINCESS ... Read more
Stargatefan
Member Since 2016
1 review
37 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
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
6 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

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Lana28
Member Since 2015
1 review
76 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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
1,113 forum post
4 helpful votes
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
Travel4food
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
26 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I chose this cruise from Perth to Sydney because I have not been that part of Australia. I have been to Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns and the Outback but not WA. We have a pre-cruise in Perth which was wonderful. What a nice city - good ... Read more
Forster_Cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 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
138 forum posts
12 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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