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214 Princess South Pacific Cruise Reviews

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pat1958
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Embarkation was very smooth. I think the secret for this was the fact that they let people into the terminal only at their allocated time to board. There was not the usual 1000 people in the terminal all clambering to get aboard. 20 ... Read more
Zavier6421
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2016
We booked this cruise in January 2015 mainly to experience a new culture in PNG. When we booked ( 6 in our group) the cruise started in Sydney and ended in Brisbane so we all booked flights from Brisbane to Sydney. About a month before ... Read more
gnomette1054
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This cruise was like a floating nursing home and geared for the elderly. There was a lack of entertainment. We had to replace our cruise card numerous times so we could get into our cabin. There were problems with the lifts and the ... Read more
ozlady_5@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
First, the positives - our Room Steward, the Bar and Horizons (Buffet dining) wait staff were wonderful. The entertainment was pretty good - some variety. The theatres are lovely, however not very suitable for the majority of passengers ... Read more
lazin around
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
we could not find fault with the staff, they were brilliant, they were always friendly, polite & would go out of their way to help you. The food was always delicious & plentiful. We were disappointed we were not able to go to one ... Read more

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Sunny Jim Bob
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
7 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Our second cruise with Princess Cruises, we boarded with trepidation as our first cruise was so appalling ( ports cancelled, mechanical problems, itinerary changed...) - so you can imagine our dismay when the first thing we saw when we ... Read more
pauletto
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2016
We recently returned from a 14 night cruise on the Dawn Princess to the South Pacific and Fiji. The cruise left Sydney on a perfect afternoon and we were able to enjoy the sight of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge in close proximity in ... Read more
jeck
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
56 forum posts
9 helpful votes
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
3 forum posts
3 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
kingsware
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Arrived at White Bay terminal Sydney. The whole process from unloading cases to completing paper work and moving through customs and immigration was completed within the hour. When we arrived at the cabin on deck twelve are luggage had ... Read more

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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
12 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
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

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Chris86
Member Since 2013
1 review
48 forum posts
8 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
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

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Lindy Webster
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 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
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
4 helpful votes
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

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