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577 Princess Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews
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Seajourn
Member Since 2012
1 review
14 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We absolutely loved the ports of call on this trip. The staff for the most part was teriffic. The only two item that precluded this from being a 5 star adventure was the ship itself and the Horizon buffet. We have been on six of Princess's ... Read more
Fraglet
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Picked this cruise because of itinery, which was then changed before we left. Were given three different boarding times and only advised of right boarding time finally by one phone text. Had no idea beforehand of average age of cruisers, ... Read more
rayrob56
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
54 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We have recently returned from 15 nights aboard Sun Princess. Embarkation was easy as less than 100 were joining this cruise in Brisbane as it had started in Fremantle. Although the ship has a few issues which the maintenance crew ... Read more
stuarth303
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2016
No atmosphere. Crew great. Food options buffet limited, some dining times only one section open in buffet. Outdoor eateries great but some improvement could made for Australian taste in Trident Grill (sliced beetroot instead of cubed) ... Read more
Ronald-NL
Member Since 2013
7 reviews
13 forum posts
7 helpful votes
The Emerald Princess is a sister ship of the Ruby and Crown Princess on which we sailed before. Hence we felt immediately at home after a smooth embarkation in Sydney. We especially like the coffee corner “International ... Read more
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davwen81
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
1,276 forum post
7 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
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
3 reviews
658 forum posts
5 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
979 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
davidffinch
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We had many people telling us how good Princess Cruises were particularly for cruising New Zealand, plus Princess departs from Brisbane. We were not disappointed and everything about the cruise was fantastic - the Stateroom, the crew, the ... Read more
Vols4ever
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
The 30-day Round Australia cruise on the Sun Princess was my retirement gift. Overall we loved the cruise. It was a great way to see as much as possible of this wonderful country. We were met at the airport baggage area for our transfer to ... Read more
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hoyasaxa1
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose hits cruise because we wanted to see more of Australia and also wanted to visit family there. We took the 30-day Sydney-Sydney trip leaving Monday Oct. 17th, 2016. The ship is old. It has been cosmetically refurbished but the ... Read more
PatMcCoy
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We cruise with Princess about twice a year because we love their ships, service and food. We chose this particular cruise because we wanted to see more of Australia (previously we had only been in Sydney). This particular cruise around ... Read more
Lucifer21
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
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
4 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
vonLudeke
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 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
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pet peter
Member Since 2013
1 review
32 forum posts
7 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
9 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
7 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
Pinery
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 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
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Bee man
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 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
15 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
3 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote
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
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
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