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103 Princess Group and Theme Cruise Reviews

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drsheryl
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This cruise was titled "The Festivals of Japan" and it only happens once per year. If you have a chance to sail on this ship at the appropriate festival time, grab it!!! Four of the ports of call visit coastal communities during ... Read more
saltydoc40
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because it included Alaskan waterways and land cruise. Departure city of Vancouver was a plus, so we arrived a day early to tour and that was not enough. Disembarkation went fast and smooth because we chose a city tour ... Read more
Brisbane41
Member Since 2014
1 review
356 forum posts
11 helpful votes
I did the 10 night Hokkaido Cruise with Nebuta Festival on the Diamond Princess. Initially booked a standard balcony cabin but was offered an upgrade to a full suite pre-departure for a small fee so I accepted. Embarkation: I turned up ... Read more
FL Fun
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2016
What a great cruise. We did the land portion of the cruise/tour first and we are glad we did. Starting with 2 days in Fairbanks, followed by 2 days at the Denali Lodge and then on to the ship, was much better than doing it the other way. ... Read more
dpalmer17
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We selected this cruise because my wife had always wanted to visit the British Isles. Embarkation was very smooth and fast. As was disembarkation. Ship was showing signs of being well used. Carpet on the mid ship stairway was really ... Read more

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Ginalinx
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Great itinerary! We loved the ship but most of all the ports were great! The food was fantastic. The steakhouse is the best we have ever had!!!! Amazing food and service. Our main table in Symphony was also great. Mariana was a ... Read more
Togaflex
Member Since 2016
1 review
50 helpful votes
This is my first review. I am a first time British cruiser, 36 years old professional chap, who was, as I suspect many are, a little bemused by the number of alarmingly poor reviews on this site. It does make me wonder why some people go ... Read more
Lmarieweilert
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
16 helpful votes
I'm not sure where to begin... the food or the constant Sewer smell? My husband and I have cruised to Alaska 2 years ago with Celebrity Solstice and being on this ship was hell compared to our last trip. I don't typically write reviews ... Read more
Pennypop
Member Since 2009
1 review
6 forum posts
This was our third time on a Princess Cruise ship and our 21st cruise so far. The Coral Princess was a bit disappointing because of its “tired” look and feel in about 60% of the ship. The only reason we choose Princess for ... Read more
travelingboomers1946
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Choose Princess as recommendation from our travel agent. Boarding and exiting ship was well organized. The ship is large and while they give you a map it took several days to get around comfortably. We had a mini suite and it was very ... Read more

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kbhome
Member Since 2010
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Based on friend or coworker recommendation and also on my previous cruising with Carnival, Royal Caribbean Etc. Our restaurant waiter name is Luveen and Michael De Preez is very attentive to our dinning need. We were able to bring ... Read more
Greygroovers
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Cruising is the restful holiday that I needed after a busy year at work. The Golden Princess gave me that. Our cabin C705 was located on deck 10 just across from the aft lifts. It had a comfy bed was clean and fairly roomy. Our balcony ... Read more
alwynne hulme
Member Since 2015
1 review
29 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Decided to try Princess after a cruise with P&O.We spotted a nice little cruise from Singapore ,Bangkok ,and Ho Chi Min City.,so booked it in Sept. Booked the cabin,traditional dinning, and told we receive credits,being ex forces. ... Read more
Scan1man
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our fourth cruise, with the other three on Carnival, and about 20 years ago. It was a themed cruise with Line Dancing for my Wife, and four new ports of call to snorkel for the both of us. We were looking forward to trying a ... Read more
Frank_O
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our first cruise, so it was all new to us. Having read previous reviews of this ship we did wonder if adverse comments were true. More of that later. We are an early 60s British couple recently retired, travelling with a ... Read more

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enterprize
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose the Royal Princess because it was a newer ship and we wanted to experience the Princess Cruise Line! The Royal Princess is a beautiful ship and the food and service were excellent! We took this cruise as a dance group and we ... Read more
jerseyaxn
Member Since 2014
1 review
802 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2016
We sailed on the Emerald Princess from Port Everglades to Grand Caymen and Ochos Rios Jamaica.WE arrived at the Port about 10am they told us to line up to wait there were benches .They were not to clear and it wasn't marked at all where to ... Read more
choudek
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This cruise was our 11 cruise we have sailed on Disney, Royal Car., NCL, Costa and Princess. This was our second new years cruise with Princess, our was out of Miami and was awesome that is why we selected this Princess cruise this time ... Read more
ibfern
Member Since 2006
13 reviews
3,834 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We had been waiting for over a year to take this cruise and we were very excited about it. We got to the port of Los Angeles by 1pm and it was empty. Everybody had already boarded the Pacific Princess aka "The Love Boat", and ... Read more
crash 72
Member Since 2015
1 review
12 forum posts
We had a good time. Was it our best cruise? No I expected to see the ship decorated for the holidays, it wasn't until the last 3 days. The photographers were short handed and the back drops were far and few between and in poor shape they ... Read more

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ssbeagle
Member Since 2001
5 reviews
4,787 forum posts
This was the official 50th anniversary cruise for Princess. They called it a throw-back but I didn't anything like what cruising was even 30 years ago. I was a little disappointed but still had a great time and was glad I had booked this ... Read more
wizard-of-roz
Member Since 2005
1 review
10,801 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Although I know this was going to be very special because it was the 50th Anniversary Cruise....filled with elites, cast members from the T.V. show and special entertainment [folks who had won best this and best that], it was going to be ... Read more
exkiap
Member Since 2015
1 review
103 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
Papua New guinea is a must go destination for everyone no matter what age and background you are. Returning expatriates, returning ex-service personnel, children of those who once lived in PNG, inquisitive travelers etc. Our first time ... Read more
johroyle
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
9 forum posts
I had arranged to arrive in Los Angles at 8:30 am Friday morning. Because of a series of delays I arrived at 4pm on Friday afternoon. I was to go on the Warner Bros studio tour in Burbank on Friday morning, so I went Saturday morning ... Read more
GalinAZ
Member Since 2015
1 review
I have only taken three cruises in the past though I've traveled extensively by air and auto. I went on this cruise alone (for privacy and paid the premium), and had a single inside stateroom, as part of a group of 30-40 people ... Read more

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