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1MOTxn
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
This cruise opportunity came along at the right time without much forethought and proves that long-time plans aren't always necessary for a great trip. We found it easy to become familiar with our way around the Ruby and felt at home ... Read more
ryck
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
My husband and I had an interior cabin with our adult children next door. Cabins were old and small but very clean and well serviced. We had gone on the trip with parents for their 50th wedding anniversary and we had just completed a ... Read more
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enchanted29
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
It was our first cruise and we absolutely loved it! The ship itself was magical, we especially loved the Atrium and the Open Deck Pool on Deck 14. The Service was amazing! Every member of the crew we interacted with felt like old ... Read more
MariposaCottage
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Yes, there were long queues at embarkation but it's a world wide issue as port authorities ignore the need to rethink the embarkation process/facilities. All cruise lines are limited by the design of the terminals. Port authorities need to ... Read more
Brisbane41
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
655 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I had a good cruise but it was not as relaxing as other Princess cruises I have done due to it being in the school holidays and the fact that they had unruly feral children aboard that were allowed to disrupt and spoil other peoples cruise ... Read more
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shanghaill2k1
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I did so much research on this site before my cruise, that I absolutely want to contribute. This was my first cruise on Princess, only second cruise overall. I was surprised that most of the time it did not feel like a sold out ship of ... Read more
sweet carol
Member Since 2006
1 review
207 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We were a group of 6 friends and family. We enjoyed the warmth in all the Mexican Ports but it was very cool on the other days. We found lots of things to do that interested our group and our days were always full. This was a back to ... Read more
micheal1
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
This cruise fulfilled a long held ambition to do the Panama Canal. That part was brilliant. The ship was Ok but needs a bit of an upgrade. There was a lot of rust showing through on the decks and not a lot of maintenance appeared to ... Read more
Marcello1
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
I was in a party of four people in their early-mid sixties. We all have a lot of travel miles behind us, both on land and on cruise ships.We decided to take this trip for the itinerary and historic value.My wife and I stayed for two days ... Read more
GOLFINCHICK
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
28 forum posts
Sailed January 2017
We chose this itinerary because it left from Melbourne and we really wanted to see the sounds and explore more of New Zealand. I will start with the positives first, some of the staff were immensely helpful and friendly, embarkation and ... Read more
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Stress free
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Like all of cruise first timers I visited this site for pre sail information and honestly it was off putting, it genuinely dampened my mood before I had even set sail. What I have to say is I just finished my cruise from Melbourne to ... Read more
Brian1951
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We sailed on the Coral Princess for the partial Panama transit from January 17 to 27, 2017. This was our twelfth cruise and our ninth with Princess. Having encountered a poor all around experience on the Star Princess in April 2016 for a ... Read more
farmermd
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
31 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Background - We are a couple in our late 40s with one teenage daughter. This was our 23rd cruise - 2nd with Princess, 14 on Celebrity, 3 on RCCL, 2 on HAL, 1 NCL & 1 Carnival. Our first cruise was in 1989 on Holland America's Nieuw ... Read more
bmasella
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was our first time sailing on Princess. Our family had sailed with them many times and have great stories of their times so when they asked us to join them we thought why not and booked a Suite on Deck 9 forward. Overall the ... Read more
smazzeo1
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This cruise was selected by group consensus primarily based on port locations and cost. As I never had been on a Princess Cruise, we did not know what to really expect. I have been on other cruises with Carnival (Tropicale, Liberty), ... Read more
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Walkabout Dude
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed January 2017
Have sailed with P&O twice before with no issues and opted for a change to the Golden Princess because the sail dates in January suited our swing breaks and the convenience of our embarkation/ disembarkation Port in Melbourne. ... Read more
pryce_tag
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
310 forum posts
We chose this cruise because it was in the school holidays and we had not been to New Zealand before. Whilst this cruise was perfectly fine and we enjoyed it, it was not up to the standards we have come to expect from cruising. For ... Read more
Ewaq345
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
Prefacing this with the fact that this was our first ever cruise experience so don't have any other ships to compare to yet. Embarkation in Sydney went a lot more smoothly than I expected and was generally well run. We cruised on the ... Read more
NeonZebra
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
The Grand Princess is grand no more. The dry dock in December 2016 brought new carpet in some public areas, amd new mattresses. The state room carpets are still in need of replacement, and the old girl is showing her age in many other ... Read more
Ship Drongo
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
92 forum posts
12 helpful votes
THE CONS: There were some weird odours from time to time which were unexplained The free pizzeria which was a favourite of ours, has been replaced by Share restaurant. The cost is $39 and the menu was quite limited; we didn't try it. ... Read more
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dundeeman
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We arrived in Singapore 3 days prior to the cruise departure giving us plenty of time to explore the City and get into the holiday spirit. It was our first time in a mini-suite and we were impressed with the accommodation though the ... Read more
DesandDeb
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
The crew, especially our Cabin Steward "Eka" and our Waiter "Marlon" were absolutely wonderful and catered for all our needs, especially my 81 yr old mother, I requested a Shower Chair and one was found, and because my ... Read more
PrincessC15
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
26 forum posts
4 helpful votes
The 4 of us are from Sydney. We flew to Brisbane, booked an Uber taxi to the cruise terminal. The ship is small, it my 5th cruise with the Princess line. I'm only interested in short cruises, my budget and time allows me to do this. ... Read more
VKMcCarty
Member Since 2000
6 reviews
272 forum posts
5 helpful votes
WHILE the newest debuting Princess ships certainly have their sparklingly innovative features, it was quite a restorative pleasure sailing on a ship which has become a good familiar friend over the years, the CARIBBEAN PRINCESS. ... Read more
Silvtrfox13
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
This was a bucket list trip around South America. Boarding was total disorganized and took over 4 1/2 hours. No one in the terminal had any answers as to why the delays. The ship is old and outdated. stains in carpeting, ratty mats and ... Read more
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