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497 Princess Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews
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davwen81
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
1,172 forum post
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this ship for the Itinerary as we hadnt been to New Zealand for a long time, especially the South Island. Boarding was a breeze due to our Platinum status gained from sailing with P and O UK and Aus. We were on in about 10 ... Read more
Brisbane41
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
561 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This is the third time I have cruised on Golden Princess and brings my total number of nights on this ship to 36 nights. Overall for me it was good to see the ship again and they really know how to look after you. Upon boarding I had ... Read more
crochetcruise
Member Since 2014
1 review
946 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because I had to fly to Sydney to embark and would be using Tullarmarine Airport in Melbourne-both of which I'd previously used over 30 years before, so many changes. I added a 3 night stopover in Adelaide, my State ... Read more
Lucifer21
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
A cruise I had wanted to do for a long time, I thoroughly enjoyed the ports of call, Geraldton, Broome, anchor in the Kimberleys, Darwin, Cairns and Alotau. Loved the locals and all their attention in Geraldton, along with their $5 hop on ... Read more
nuages
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise because we wanted to go to Broome and Darwin. It was our first cruise with Princess and we really enjoyed it. The Sea Princess is showing a bit of age but nothing to complain about. Staff are very friendly and helpful. ... Read more
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vonLudeke
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Positives? + NZ is a great destination! + cabin staff great! + nightly live entertainment! Not so positives? BE WARNED! ? Sun Princess is a tired old ship. ? Where's your wallet!! From the moment you board, get ... Read more
pet peter
Member Since 2013
1 review
32 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
the sun princess was clean and tidy and generally the service was good, library and games room are good to have on board as you can borrow books and don't have to take too many on board with you. in a couple of the bars we found the ... Read more
Jodiegem
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Wow, what a great time we had. Decided to give New Zealand a go and we were not disappointed. Absolutely breathtaking country.Every port was great, locals friendly, tourist shopping great. Embarkment was quick, had 2 ports out of 8 using ... Read more
Steve v
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our second cruise with Princess and our first with Sun princess.We previously sailed with Diamond.Overall we was very satisfied with the cruise overall.Weather was a little rough at times but the ship handled it well.Staff was ... Read more
Cruiseellen
Member Since 2011
1 review
11 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We took the trip to New Zealand and had a lot of beautiful stops on the way. They reversed the itinerary at the last minute because of a storm so that I had to change every single shore excursion but the pursers desk was helpful here. Some ... Read more
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Pinery
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
The New Zealand ports are beautiful and interesting. We had heard that Princess lines was a "step up" from other mid-priced cruise lines, but we did not find that to be true. Our cabin was right next to the storage closet for ... Read more
Bee man
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We have sailed with Princess on 5 other occasions. This cruise was the Northern Australia Explorer from Fremantle to Sydney. As with our past Princess cruises this cruise was excellent. Embarkation and disembarkation was run smoothly ... Read more
friend703
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise around the top end because it visited the places, particularly in WA, which we had always wanted to see. Others had told us how great the cruise was. The ship itself is tired - it is being sold next May, so it ... Read more
sandk1204
Member Since 2014
1 review
16 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
Boarding in Brisbane was quite smooth. All the crew were welcoming and friendly. We had an inside cabin on Baja deck, B322. Cabin is small but has enough space and storage. Our cabin steward Renato kept it clean, neat and tidy all the ... Read more
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
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honeybeebarbara
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
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
just4girls
Member Since 2013
1 review
9 forum posts
Sailed August 2016
Chose to cruise back from Singapore and stop in Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Bali.Have sailed on this ship approx. 3 yrs ago and it was wonderful. Couldn't fault anything. Very disappointed this time. They have withdrawn a LOT of ... Read more
seatripmama
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 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
6 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
7 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
10 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
8 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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