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Walkabout Dude
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
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
323 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
13 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were some weird odours from time to time which were unexplained The free pizzeria which was a favourite of ours, has been replaced by Share restaurant.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
8 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
5 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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DavidB5
Member Since 2006
1 review
89 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it fit within our budget and timing. We have sailed Princess before and we have been satisfied with the experience. Embarkation in Los Angeles went smoothly. From the time we were dropped at the pier by the ... Read more
pkwessel
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
94 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We are a family of 5, with a 16 and 14 year old daughters and 5 year old son. My wife and I are seasoned cruisers, including P&O, Princess, RCI, Carnival and Cunard. Cruise departed Sydney, Port Arthur, Hobart, overnight ... Read more
clarkenl
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
I must admit to being sceptical and very stressed on boarding our first ever family cruise. We chose Princess from recommendations by others, and chose this itinerary as was wholly within Australia and didn't require passports. I ... Read more
LEON94
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Both Embarkation and Disembarkation were quick and painless. Ship was beautiful, atrium was fantastic. Very scenic for photographs. 10/10 Speaking of photographs, the unlimited photo package $199 is the way to go, what a steal. ... Read more
rdschanzer
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We have traveled on princess many times and have found them to be the best and the most bang for the money. The sailing on the Regal has prov3en to be a wonderful eye opener to the future progress of the princess line to make the future ... Read more
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enzasacco
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
It was our 6th holiday saillng with Princess and we've loved them all. Although Princess is known to draw an older crowed, the Holiday sailings tend to be more inter-generational. We have 2 children, 13 and 10, and they had lots of fun. ... Read more
Allawah
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
We have sailed with Princess many times and always enjoyed ourselves. Sea Princess is a little old in places but slowly going through a refurbishment one bit at a time. Last time with sailed on this ship was Sep15 and the crowd was alot ... Read more
ludicat
Member Since 2012
1 review
8 helpful votes
12 night extended family cruise with 6 of us in 3 staterooms on Caribe Deck. The Diamond Princess is a lovely ship and seemed very well maintained. As always the staff are magnificent providing excellent service. A younger cruise for ... Read more
60sWoodstockBabe
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
My Husband works away he normally works the Christmas Shift each year to enable those with younger family's to have their Christmas together, this year he got one off so we decided to have a special Christmas and be catered for and relax ... Read more
Jonandbeth
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
If you are thinking of the Ruby Princess, I beg you tothink again. Our pre-Christmas cruise from LA to Cabo was bad in almost any metric. This was our 9th cruise, and our first (and last) on Princess. The management of people was awful ... Read more
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Over from NZ
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
Have cruised Princess before (same ship), so knew what we were in for. Have cruised this particular area (South Pacific Vanuatu and New Caledonia) 4 times. It would be very hard not to have a good time on a cruise. Great service is a ... Read more
Senior Nomad
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 forum posts
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise as it was convenient for us on the West coast and as we are a small family of 5 (parents, 2 adult sons & 1 fiancé) it was an excellent way to spend the Christmas holidays. Although embarkation was delayed ... Read more
Nursing79
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We have an Princess Alaskan cruise planned for 2017 & decided this would be a good way to try out Princess for the first time. We have travelled different cruise lines & had never done this itinerary. The first problem was when we ... Read more
Imfaerae
Member Since 2014
1 review
21 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Grand Princess Family Christmas Cruise for 10, 1 set of grandparents and 2 sisters and their families of 4. This trip was originally scheduled as a 10 day cruise but due to a 2 day delayed dry dock it was cut down to 8. We lost 2 ports ... Read more
lifeafloat
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
We decided to take our family along with us as this trip covered Xmas and New Year. The Nuro virus was already onboard when we got on in Fremantle, but we thought hygenie would help us stay free of it and it worked, none of the 6 of us got ... Read more
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