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204 Princess South Pacific Cruise Reviews

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jeck
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
55 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Our cruise began in Sydney. Embarkation was a breeze, the preferred check in process for platinum members and above worked very well and the check in staff were very friendly. We were on board less than 40 minutes after arrival. The ... Read more
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dahlie
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
2 forum posts
2 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
AJOggy
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
After a disappointing start with a later embarkation due to extra sanitation onboard and all the negative reports through the media in regards to Norovirus, we ended up having a really good time on the Golden Princess. We have not cruised ... Read more
RoamingLadybird
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2016
It was great to be able to catch a bus in Ballarat (organised by Princess) and be transported directly to the port. Only issue there was the queuing of buses to unload, very long wait. After that the boarding procedure flowed well. ... Read more
Rodney Mee
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We would probably have never taken a cruise but when otherwise visiting Australia we were were invited by friends to join them on the Dawn Princess. Our ratings are, therefore, given without any comparison to previous similar experience. ... Read more

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shad2038
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
8 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Embarkation was fairly smooth, although we were supposed to get priority (Platinum) - it didn't happen. (If you don't like being herded like sheep, then don't cruise!) Cabins were ready, which seldom happens on other lines. Great mix of ... Read more
Life starts here
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
It is our fourth cruise on the Dawn Princess and probably our last as it is due to be refitted and rebadged to a P&O vessel in Singapore in May 2017 . We had an outside mini suite again which accommodated 3 adults comfortably ... Read more
Chris86
Member Since 2013
1 review
44 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Thoughly enjoyed my 12 days onboard. Numerous reviews like to point out the age of Dawn Princess. Yes she is 20 years old but terribly well maintained. She is a beautiful old girl with a full teak wrap around promenade which is sadly ... Read more
Astro Boy
Member Since 2012
17 reviews
12 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Good to be back on Princess. As most people say the ship is old and is retiring to P&O next year ( good luck P&O ). Rooms are smaller than most ships, but are clean and sufficient with fridge, safe, TV etc. Overall it was ... Read more
aussienanna
Member Since 2013
1 review
17 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We could not be more satisfied than we were with this cruise. Embarkation was a little slow, but because we were inside the terminal, we were protected from the warmer weather. Disembarkation was a much quicker experience and we actually ... Read more

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shortlegs
Member Since 2012
1 review
9 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I have done this cruise before with my husband on the Sun Princess and was keen to experience the much bigger Golden Princess. This time I travelled with my friend for her 70th birthday. Overall, a beautiful ship. I loved the feeling of ... Read more
petmck
Member Since 2010
1 review
19 forum posts
4 helpful votes
As a frequent cruiser with Princess I have noted a number of changes from my last cruise. On this cruise two thirds of the passengers were on their first cruise with Princess. The average age group was much lower than other cruises I ... Read more
Lindy Webster
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 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
4 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
1 review
0 forum posts
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

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Carolined63
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
4 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
claudiadaniel
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
My Partner booked this cruise as a surprise for Christmas and when he first told me i was so excited until i read some reviews OMG i was so upset as most of them were terrible! so i decided to not have any high expectations ... i have now ... Read more
Over from NZ
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
After reading some of the reviews on here - I almost didn't book this cruise. Luckily we did though. Was very good value for money. Food (both quality and quantity) was superb. A step up from Carnival and P&O who we've sailed with ... Read more
Cambridge23
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
To start with the ship is old in years but in no way shows lack of up keep in any of the passenger areas. Having said that, we got of to a slow start, leaving the berth at 5.30pm instead of advertised 4pm . Then, after transiting Sydney ... Read more
waggawagga
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Embarkation went smoothly. Our cabin was ready upon boarding the ship - we had a balcony cabin for the first time and that was nice to be able to sit out on. We had a fabulous stateroom steward, Tony (Antonino) who was so helpful. The ... Read more

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laidley
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
2 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
247 forum posts
5 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
murrde
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We had cruised with Princess four times before and this was our 4th Christmas cruise and the second time we had cruised on the Dawn Princess. We had forgotten how small the cabins are on the smaller ships, but we had a balcony and ... Read more
VanessaC
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Had a wonderful cruise to New Zealand on Golden Princess. Majority of staff wonderful, enjoyed shows etc. But one week before trip broke my ankle. Given OK to travel provided we got wheelchair assistance. Purchased our own wheelchair. Our ... Read more
greaticeman58
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
37 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was probably the worst cruise I have done on Princess for a number of reasons. Now out of Australia gratuities are included in the price but don't know what you are paying and who gets it. The dinning room first sitting was 70 ... Read more

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