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78 Princess Brisbane Cruise Reviews
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Master Echo
Member Since 2009
16 reviews
218 forum posts
Sept 14 Sydney - Embarkation Taxi from Mercure about 11.30 to Circular Quay -OPT - due to construction work on the new light railway being built, half of George street is closed, involving a circuitous route as many streets are now ... Read more
wrvrwego
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
13 forum posts
6 helpful votes
The main reason for doing this cruise was to revisit the Solomon Islands. The fact that it included various PNG Islands and Vanuatu was a bonus. We had sailed on Sun Princess previously and were interested in seeing how the upgrades had ... 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
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
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
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ozlady_5@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
First, the positives - our Room Steward, the Bar and Horizons (Buffet dining) wait staff were wonderful. The entertainment was pretty good - some variety. The theatres are lovely, however not very suitable for the majority of passengers ... Read more
dahlie
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Nice to see really unusal ports of call in our near neighbour PNG. The food was a standout on this cruise, all outlets were efficient , well presented and friendly staff willing to keep the location spotless, helping those with disability. ... Read more
nitsua123
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We had heard some good reviews about Princess cruises prior to booking. We found the gratuities extreme especially when sailing in Australian waters.We found our suite to be quite OK and the service by staff was very good.The dining was ... 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
Flapgum
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
23 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We are regular cruisers, we shared this cruise with friends. Japan is always difficult to access and using the cruise option gives comfortable access to the west coast which most tours avoid. we enjoy the process of cruising as much as the ... Read more
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northalaskachris
Member Since 2013
1 review
59 forum posts
13 helpful votes
I have completed 15 cruises with Princess but this is the worst bed I Have ever slept on whilst on a cruise ship. The Customer services Manager had another mattress placed on the bed to replace the very old one which was on the bed. It was ... Read more
fwhinnett
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
8 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
CarolBris
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 forum posts
9 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
Det Retals
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
8 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
Flo Earl
Member Since 2013
1 review
47 forum posts
8 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
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Lindy Webster
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Terrific itinerary to PNG to places hard to get to any other way. Doini Island particularly memorable with spectacular snorkelling almost onshore for nervous swimmers. Solomons always interesting....hire a local taxi rather than an ... Read more
Florrie
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Flew from Melbourne & stayed overnight at Hacienda Motel opposite the docks. Adds nearly $1,000 per couple to the over all holiday. Real pain for us Melbournians. Apart from that, Brisbane Portside Precinct is lovely and within ... Read more
Fluffy Duck
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We are a party of 6, 4 from Brisbane and 2 from the Gold Coast and all over 65. We have sailed on this ship before and have found it very comfortable and easy to find your way around. There are numerous activities available however, ... Read more
laidley
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
We, as a party of 5, travelled ex BNE 12/1/16-22/1/16 to Vanuatu and New Caledonia. My wife and I have cruised several times before, the daughters only once, and then as children. Departure was somewhat painless. We elected to drive ... Read more
aronde
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
259 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was our first time on Princess though others in our extended family group had been on some of the larger Princess vessels. We were a group of 8 with two kids 11 and 12, their mum and dad (me), and my wife's parents and grandparents. ... Read more
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Capt Grumpy
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We waited anxiously to board the Sea Princess at for the Christmas cruise from Brisbane. Having sailed previously on her, we were waiting to see the remodelling that had been done in Singapore - and it didn't disappoint. Her new Horizon ... Read more
Roxley12
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Because I wanted to be away for Christmas I was limited to which cruise was available. Consequently the destinations weren't the greatest, and there were too many days at sea for me, although I know that's the part that many people enjoy. ... Read more
doenbucket
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
126 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Let's start at the beginning. We arrived quite early at the Brisbane cruise terminal expecting to wait a while to embark, even though we had priority boarding. Well what a surprise we were checked in and on board within 30 minutes and ... Read more
sterus
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We as a family have just completed a cruise of the South Pacific on the Sea Princess. Embarkation was a nightmare with two very young children. It did say in the fine print that children under 2 would have priority boarding, but when we ... Read more
sunnycoast123
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
138 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
After just getting off another cruise line and returning to the Sea Princess for the third time it was like coming home and everything was good. From the friendliest staff to the best entertainment and keeping my enjoyment of the food to ... Read more
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