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459 Princess Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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Jessiekouli1
Member Since 2010
12 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
This was our 9th cruise on Princess (our second time on the Diamond Princess). I had read that there had been some renovation on the ship recently but it was not done in its entirety. Being loyal and well familiarised with Princess we ... Read more
Aandmkirk
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have been on 3 previous cruises on the Dawn Princess, so we're looking forward to going on the newer and larger Golden Princess. We were not disappointed. A 7 night cruise - Melbourne - Tas - Adelaide - Melbourne. The ship was ... Read more
MargoK
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
1,412 forum post
1 helpful vote
We booked late so had to take to only accessible cabin, but I kept checking and we managed to snag E716 Aft Inside Cabin which is HUGE. Enjoyed the space but missed the balcony. Downside of cabin location was with me being in a ... Read more
LizSydney
Member Since 2015
1 review
30 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The steward was absolutely amazing. He was so polite and friendly. He was thorough and aimed to please. I was lucky my cabin was on a higher deck as there were a couple of rough days but I didn't spend much time in the cabin. My fave ... Read more
reichwald1
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
28 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our 4th Princess cruise and the Golden was the best ship so far. She is one of the 9 Grand class ships - 40% larger than the Sun class ships we travelled on prior. (Sea & Dawn Princess) However, Golden serves only 25% more ... Read more

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Thomo1
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
33 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Well we are used to other Shipping companies, so this was a first for me on Princess line, and I must say very impressed. Although a lot smaller ship than we are used to, 115,000 tons compared to 140,000 tons we found it still quite a ... Read more
cruzmann
Member Since 2005
5 reviews
57 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First, let me say that the best part of this trip was actually the three days that we spent in Sydney before the cruise itself. They were fantastic and I highly recommend spending a Sunday in Sydney Harbour as the ultimate pre-cruise ... Read more
vicmoor
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Just returned from cruising New Zealand for the last 2 weeks. This was our first cruise with Princess, after cruising with Carnival 3 times because we have a young teenager. Certainly the demographic of this cruise was much different to ... Read more
vicmoor
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just returned from cruising New Zealand for the last 2 weeks. This was our first cruise with Princess, after cruising with Carnival 3 times because we have a young teenager. Certainly the demographic of this cruise was much different to ... Read more
zippa
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Started off in Brisbane Australia, embarkation was quick & easy, once on board we made our way to our stateroom c703, we entered the room for the first time & first impression was one of disappointment, our stateroom was more like ... Read more
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davidh9000
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
13 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
As the title suggests, the cruise was pretty good overall, but not perfect by any means and not as good as it could have been with better management. This was our 6th cruise and having sailed with P & O and Celebrity, we had ... Read more
leekkerry
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
32 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Travelling Solo for 13 nights was one of my biggest concerns. But not a problem as the majority of the pssengers are 60+ and very talkable as opposed to the younger generation with their heads in their phones. I did the traditional ... Read more
Hawka
Member Since 2015
1 review
532 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I got to the pier by Public transport , left early to get there early and to cover any possible delay the public transport could have thrown at me , none, I had lunch at a cafe near there and looked at her and how huge she was. at about ... Read more
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ittlebeme
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was our first cruise which we chose because we wanted to relax. All in all, it didn't disappoint. We certainly spent a lot of time reading, partly due to the fact that the daytime activities didn't appeal to us - fruit and vegetable ... Read more
kapsalakis
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Everyone wanted safety first but a plan B would have been nice, knowing this route in this month has a history of not being able to complete the New Zealand route. We missed stopping in Gisborne , Dunedin and the Fiordland cruising. 30% ... Read more

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ray wilkinson
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We booked to go on the cruise to surprise our 90 year old mother who thought she was doing her last cruise. We opted to upgrade to a mini suite and were upgraded to a suite. This seemed to be going well till we boarded. On arriving in ... Read more
Carmel Woods
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Embarkation and disembarkation were handled very efficiently. We had a mini-suite and were extremely happy with our stateroom. Beds were extremely comfortable. We ate most nights at Traditional dining....great food, the part of ... Read more
Hard rock
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
Leaking ceilings, buckets around the Atrium to collect water, the stairs in the Atrium blocked off ( possibly so no one slipped) one end of the ship blocked off outside on our last 2 days at sea when we could be outside. Shore excursions ... Read more
mitsyate
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
48 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was my second cruise with Princess having sailed on Diamond Princess last year from Singapore. Boarding was a breeze as we had preferred boarding so missed all the queues.The ship was looking good for her age until we got to our ... Read more
mitsyate
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
48 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My wife and I have sailed on the Diamond Princess last year so we're looking forward to boarding the Dawn Princess...wow what a let down. We had a balcony stateroom which must be the smallest we have encountered on our 16 cruises. The ... Read more

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creatorabc
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Rooms were very well taken care of but all the rest of the services were inconsistent or just plain bad. The leader of bad service was the Customer Service. With English as their second language, it became clear from the start that the ... Read more
asdf1245
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Well this was our first cruise aboard a Princess ship and it was a bonus that we were coming onboard a ship that had been refitted (Public Areas) in Singapore just days earlier. First impressions were very good, our embarkation was ... Read more
PhilipCastle
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Cruising the north 29 Oct to 13 November 2015. (Updated 29 November) We joined the Sea Princess at Freeoo (Fremantle, WA) about 1pm on Thursday 29 October having spent just over two weeks in Perth including a three day visit to ... Read more
Georgiane
Member Since 2007
13 reviews
677 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
Background: My DH and I love cruising and have been on over 30 cruises together. No cruise is to short and no cruise is to long. We try to see different countries on each trip or cruise, so this time we decided to give New Zealand a ... Read more
Poolladyno1
Member Since 2014
1 review
15 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
I just got back from thirteen days on this Old ship. It was the oldest roughest cruise I have ever been on. I have cruised on all kinds of ships over forty years. The ship needs to be junked. There was plenty of food, but it was neither ... Read more

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