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476 Princess Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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fridgiedidge
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 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
19 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
talor
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
This cruise was recommended by House of Travel and in some aspects we were disappointed as we were told that as long as we had evening wear on we could dine in any of the restaurants on board. This was not true and we were refused entry ... Read more
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HFamily2015
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
5 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
JudyMK
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We are fortunate enough to have been on many cruises. This was our first time with Princess Cruises. We wanted to see as much of Australia as possible - to circumnavigate seemed wonderful. The ship was full - about 2000 passengers. It ... Read more

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alwall23
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
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
10 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
142 forum posts
5 helpful votes
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
23 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
Duck Duck Cruise
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
1,802 forum post
7 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

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kmatsea
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
5 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
7 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
6 forum posts
4 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
7 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
gammadearest
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
6 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

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Tucker in Texas
Member Since 2005
7 reviews
4,936 forum posts
11 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
19 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
4 reviews
314 forum posts
9 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
10 reviews
16 forum posts
8 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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Det Retals
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Everything from boarding to disembarkation went smoothly, but we were not told that the ship would be returning to Fishermans Island and not Portside terminal, this cost us more in transport costs. Had we known before we might have booked ... Read more

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Flo Earl
Member Since 2013
1 review
46 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sea Princess has been refurbished with new furniture Horizon Court but preferred old furniture (now looks like old Coles Cafeteria) but food very good & Italian section with cakes & pastries etc excellent. New carpets ... Read more
Abbott28
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
194 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We flew from Sydney to Melbourne and Boarded Golden Princess on the day of sailing. Airport to Ship transfer was arranged and we flew by own arrangements. Transfer worked very smoothly. Boarding smooth and quick on arrival at the dock. ... Read more
509ers
Member Since 2006
7 reviews
47 forum posts
18 helpful votes
About us: Married couple from the US in our late 50's and early 60's. We consider ourselves to be active. We enjoy hiking and kayaking, snorkeling and adventuring into the ports of call like a local whenever possible. We booked ... Read more
lordtopcat
Member Since 2015
1 review
20 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I am a 23 year old male, single and a full time student. Decided to treat myself to a little holiday, and started to research cruising. I took the plunge and booked myself on the Golden, for a short row over the Tasman from Auckland to ... Read more
kasr
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
47 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was the first half of 2 back-to-back cruises on Golden Princess. The embarkation process in Auckland was very quick (although there were only about 100 passengers joining). Our cabin on Deck 6 was "Partially Obstructed ... Read more
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