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516 Princess First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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Ducktape
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
11 helpful votes
This was our 1st cruise and overall it was very enjoyable. The voyage began in Fort Lauderdale, took us thru the Panama Canal and ended in Los Angeles. Our room was very comfortable with lots of storage. The food and the service were ... Read more
lordtopcat
Member Since 2015
1 review
21 forum posts
9 helpful votes
I am a 23 year old male, single and a full time student. Decided to treat myself to a little holiday, and started to research cruising. I took the plunge and booked myself on the Golden, for a short row over the Tasman from Auckland to ... Read more
Lisa1963
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
My husband and I and my daughter in her twenties cruised to Eastern Caribbean for 7 days with Emerald cruise embarked on Jan 30th 2016. We had a fantastic time. Our steward Edward was very polite and efficient. We didn't see him much, ... Read more
redsoxfan111
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
On the January 30th 2016 cruise this was truly the cruise from hell. First the cruise was late getting to port from dry dock and left the port 90 minutes late. At this time there were no pools or hot tubs. Some rooms had no operating ... Read more
leck57
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I could not have been happier with our cruise on Sapphire Princess which departed Singapore on 27 Jan 2016. The quality of the ship was first class and all bars and eating areas were different in their own way. The meals were excellent ... Read more

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Fishfriend
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Didn't know what to expect from this cruise as i was a first timer & afterwards would probably not go on this ship again. Not that it was aweful but having to tell staff how to do their job when your trying to relax on vacation; i ... Read more
KCaz
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was my first time on a cruise although not my first time in New Zealand. Was looking for a relaxing no-fuss holiday and this pretty much fit the bill. I'll start by noting that towards the end of the trip we were alerted to a ... Read more
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Carolined63
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My husband and I are both first time cruisers so were not sure what to expect. We got on in Auckland, we live there so just got dropped off, embarkation was so smooth, we were on the ship in half an hour and our bags delivered within the ... Read more
grams98
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
613 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We loved the cruise. After 5 nights in Santiago, we took turbus for $8 each to Valporaiso for 3 nights before our embarkation. ( hotels were Galerias and Cirilo Armstrong respectively. Wonderful stays) Embarkation was easy, but ... Read more
Belirobin
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
I went on this cruise with my husband, children (12, 15), my parents and my sister. We were in consecutive cabins with interconnecting balconies on the port side, so had a fabulous view as we travelled anti clockwise around NZ. The scenery ... Read more

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Bunnie23
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Finally after waiting 12 months for this holiday we were on board, first time cruisers. Golden Princes from Melbourne to NZ Jan 2016.Balcony room in Caribe Deck 10 was spacious. Forget the shoe bag over the door idea. There is plenty of ... Read more
Morgsmom
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
1,721 forum post
1 helpful vote
Just got off the Regal Princess this morning after a week with DH. Embarkation: the “preferred” line at 11:00 to board the ship was at least 2x longer than the “regular” check in… Once the line started ... Read more
Ctowe48
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
Embarkation went very smoothly. We thought it weird that you have to bring life jackets to muster drill. The buffet was one of the best we've experienced (we are huge royal Caribbean fans). The pizza everyone seems to love really isn't ... Read more
magenbaby
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Positives: The Regal Princess is a beautiful ship. We had a Suite which was fabulous - lots of room, full size bathtub and shower, nice balcony, complimentary mini-bar, complimentary cover charge for Sabatini's restaurant on ... Read more
Michael C
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and so we can't really compare with anything else. The cruise was SE Asia in January 2016. Depart Singapore 8/01 arrive back in Singapore 19/01. Positives The ship was great. Spacious, lots of different ... Read more

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Jodie701
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was the first cruise my family took together - mum, dad, 2 kids plus grandma. Princess Cruises upgraded my mum's cabin so she can have one next door to us. That was nicely done Princess on a sold out cruise. I liked the ship and ... Read more
att2detail
Member Since 2015
1 review
31 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Are all cruise ships this boring? This was our first cruise and we really did not know what to expect. Before we left, our friends went on and on about all of the on board activities and the food. Our travel agent assured us we would ... Read more
sealegs2016
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our first ever cruise . Chose our 30th wedding anniversary for this trip . We live in Sydney south west so we rode the train in . Was in awe as soon as we set eyes on the ship . Embarkation was very well organised and we were on ... Read more
loge23
Member Since 2001
5 reviews
222 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Our annual Christmas "escape" aboard Princess was a repeat cruise from 2014 on the (still) beautiful, if not flawed, Royal. The ship was in fine form with the usual elegant and understated Holiday decorations. The village ... Read more
Capoppy
Member Since 2015
1 review
16 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
My first cruise and I did not want a bill after leaving the ship. Bought the all you can drink package and was still charged, several times for my drinks. Bought mom the beverages and more package, but was sad to find out the restrictions ... Read more

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Jcorr
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
I am a first time cruiser so the thought of flying half way around the world to get on a ship for 17 days did NOT interest me at all but as this was to be a family reunion for my husbands family I nervously went along. Wow ....that was ... Read more
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NeverLand77
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
We had the absolute worst vacation experience ever. We have been unable to come to a resolution with Princess. We strongly feel that the advertising, services and the product were mi-represented to us, and we are extremely unhappy with all ... Read more
HaveDogWillTravel
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
82 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Pros: Every crew member did an excellent job. They always had a smile and warm welcome remembering our names and our preferences. We had traditional dining (5:30) and loved it. The only thing I ordered off the "Available ... Read more
LizSydney
Member Since 2015
1 review
37 forum posts
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
Luckoftheirish
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
My husband and I took a cruise on Regal princess on December 6th, 2015. It was our first Princess cruise and it is the LAST one! We have been cruising for over 15 years and this is the worst cruise we have ever been on. The staff ... Read more

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