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496 Princess Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews
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4wdriver
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
11 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
9 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
10 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
15 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
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philpara
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 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
19 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
38 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
Lana28
Member Since 2015
1 review
100 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
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QE2_Fan
Member Since 2013
1 review
1,173 forum post
5 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
27 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
140 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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wiliame123
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We had sailed previously with the Dawn Princess 4 yrs earlier and we really enjoyed the cruise. There were issues from day one with the Golden Princess. When we boarded in Melbourne it was poorly organised, a long wait. lots of confusion ... Read more
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Greygroovers
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
7 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
8 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
22 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
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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
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
153 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
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