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634 Princess Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews
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chrisjb
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I went with a social group on a 5 day sampler cruise to Tasmania. I have never sailed with Princess before and wanted to see if I would cruise with them in the future. I have previously cruised with MLC, Carnival and RCI. The first ... Read more
cho65
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Sold as a " luxury cruise" was 3 star at best. The vessel is old tired and noisy..If you enjoy drinking, gambling (in the case of the passengers next door to us, fighting) and eating it may be OK but certainly not luxury by any ... Read more
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LAGAAN
Member Since 2008
1 review
19 forum posts
Chose the cruise several years ago but cancer delayed taking it. It was a "bucket list" item. 29 days Brisbane to Brisbane is a must do cruise Sun princess is an old ship with a number of infirmities as were most of the ... Read more
jackieak
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose to fly to Sydney from Melbourne the day before embarkation so we wouldn't be rushed and would begin our holiday in a relaxed way. We stayed at the Grace Hotel which we really enjoyed and met our daughter (who lives in Sydney) and ... Read more
AlbyofCraigmore
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
Our second NZ cruise. One different port ,Picton. Enjoyed onboard activities, did our own thing for tours, found most onboard offered tours too expensive. Food was excellent, we dined any time, buffet and dining room. Entertainment was ... Read more
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suesinger
Member Since 2011
1 review
65 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
Great ports. Princess tours were much better than usual. We also used Shore Tours for most of our private tours. Nigel coordinated tours in 5 ports. Highly recommend the company. Food on cruise was odd. Minimal beef at dinner. ... Read more
Tuna56
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We joined Sun Princess in Adelaide for an 11 day cruise around the Western Australian coast to Darwin where we boarded The Ghan for the return trip to Adelaide. Embarkation was quick and hassle free. Within 30 minutes of arriving at the ... Read more
cboyle
Member Since 2002
24 reviews
1,079 forum post
This review includes information on both our March 7, 2017, New Caledonia & Vanuatu cruise and on our 4-night pre-cruise stay in Adelaide, Australia. The cruise portion of this trip gave us the opportunity to visit five new ports and ... Read more
bcamnb
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
147 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We stayed for a few days in Sydney pre and post cruise at an exceptional AirBnB in Waterloo - PM me for details. HIGHLY recommended and inexpensive in this expensive city. Although not our most very favourite cruise, this was lots of ... Read more
jimmycricket3908
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The itinerary was the draw for this cruise. 29 nights around Australia. WOW it was great. Due to the length of the cruise it was mostly seniors and I only saw a hand full of kids. This was also know as the hop on hop off cruise because ... Read more
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Maginty
Member Since 2013
1 review
102 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
Round Australia itinerary was a perfect close to our touring of the more visited areas on land. We often do private tours, but the ships tours were very good, but a bit more expensive which is typical of cruise ship tours. Some port ... Read more
Gaeley
Member Since 2017
1 review
Wanted to cruise from Australia and had never visited these areas. Started our holiday with two nights in Sydney at the Phillip Street Travelodge. Excellent location and easy to get to Cruise Port. We have previously cruised on the ... Read more
madfisher
Member Since 2013
1 review
127 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because I had not been to the north of Vanuatu befor. The ship appealed to me due to size and layout. As soon as you board the feeling of being welcome was there. The atmosphere was so warm and inviting. There were ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
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Pedro Lopez
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed March 2017
Well where do I start, so it was decided that we that we would venture into the cruising world in our retirement, so we booked the cruise between the 5th of March and the 18th of March 2017 to New Zealand departing from Melbourne on the ... Read more
decoxx
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Have travelled on Princess for many years now and my first impression was how tired the whole ship looked and felt. Drab colour schemes, musty corridors, cabins which flooded during the storm. Our stateroom was kept very clean and serviced ... Read more
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grandma07012007
Member Since 2011
1 review
26 forum posts
25 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We have a "cousins" get together every year and two years ago we decided to make it special this year. When choosing a cruise we wanted to leave from Melbourne, so we chose This cruise. As an elite Captains circle member I ... Read more
FunforGin
Member Since 2016
1 review
61 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Myself and two friends (also newbies) just finished a four day re-positioning cruise Melbourne to Auckland. EMBARKATION Embarkation went very smoothly and we were on board pretty quickly. The only issue we had was one Princess ... Read more
Westcliffgirl
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
10 helpful votes
My husband and I plus two young adults booked this cruise last minute as it was such a good offer. We had never chosen interior cabins before but everything else was fully booked. We did not get to choose our cabins and ended up at the ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
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Tardustraveller
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
It's hard not to compare to previous cruises on Celebrity Solstice but to sum up first Sun Princess is an older ship with older guests. Solstice excels on style and dining but that's not what matters , what does matter is "did we ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi Tardustraveller, we're so glad that you ... 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
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imatravelholic
Member Since 2011
1 review
42 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
164 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
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi Gamefisher, we're so happy to hear that you ... Read more
scottmac99
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 helpful votes
Overall, they seem to have 'dumbed down' their offering. As one example, food in dining room was not nearly as good as previous trip (which we did on the same ship in Jan 2016) - a number of other passengers we spoke to commented on ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
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jeck
Member Since 2009
9 reviews
78 forum posts
13 helpful votes
We arrived at the pier and were through check-in and passport control within 30 minutes. The priority check-in for platinum and above was very well organised. We have been on the Golden Princess for a few previous cruises and we were ... Read more
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PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
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bisdee000
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
second cruise on sun princess first being from Melbourne 2007 . embarkation 1 hour checked our cabin deck 10 b729 s potless great beds met cabin steward jovey very friendly a great start to trip. went to buffet food was excellent great ... Read more
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