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232 Princess South Pacific Cruise Reviews
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bigbill46
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
31 forum posts
Could not believe how bad this cruise was. First the positive: great enrichment speakers, cabin steward and waiters at 5:30 seating were very good. While the TV did not have as many stations or screen qualiy as the Royal Princess (3 ... Read more
SoCal Flyer
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was only our second cruise on Princess, an October 2016 28-day round trip run from LA to Hawaii & the South Pacific. We have always concentrated on Royal Caribbean because of their excellent affinity program so they are our ... Read more
trisha1958
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was a great trip. We were on the edge of a Typhoon and you could hardly feel the rough seas. It was very smooth sailing. Embarkaton and diembarkation were done well and with efficencey. The ship in places was a little tired, but ... Read more
churchy43
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We have just cruised on the Sun Princess . The ports were 5 Islands near and around New Guinea, then the Solomon Islands and then 3 islands around Vanuatu. Finely our last port was Brisbane and finally arriving back in Sydney. The service ... Read more
Master Echo
Member Since 2009
16 reviews
221 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sept 14 Sydney - Embarkation Taxi from Mercure about 11.30 to Circular Quay -OPT - due to construction work on the new light railway being built, half of George street is closed, involving a circuitous route as many streets are now ... Read more
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wrvrwego
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
13 forum posts
6 helpful votes
The main reason for doing this cruise was to revisit the Solomon Islands. The fact that it included various PNG Islands and Vanuatu was a bonus. We had sailed on Sun Princess previously and were interested in seeing how the upgrades had ... Read more
2903happy
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
29 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We had seen many Countries over the past few years, so it was now time to visit our own for a change. Queensland is always a favorite destination for us both, and this trip was no exception. Seas were calm, the ship sat very well in the ... Read more
alfredos
Member Since 2016
1 review
46 helpful votes
First cruise for both of us. Booked a balcony cabin on Deck 10. We were a little concerned because we had read some pretty awful reviews about this ship, but we were determined to give it a fair go. Had to queue in Sydney to get through ... Read more
Quackery
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
A repeat of the 2008 cruise which we loved. This time not nearly as many ports and unfortunately we missed one due to the weather. The shore tours were Ok, but the one to the Summer Palace was especially bad, it was a beat up and the ... Read more
donson
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We booked this cruise as we wanted to see Vanuatu and for a relaxing break. Despite all the negative reviews we read one week before our cruise, we enjoyed it very much. This was our fifth cruise and third time with Princess. Princess ... Read more
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marsy07
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
3 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This cruise was so much fun and so relaxing. The food onboard was absolutely sensational. Every meal ordered in the dining room was out of this world. I am a real foody and was really impressed. The cakes also were a step above, especially ... Read more
pat1958
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
2 helpful votes
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
18 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
9 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
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lazin around
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 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
Sunny Jim Bob
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
7 forum posts
15 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
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
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
66 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
4 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
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kingsware
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
10 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
AJOggy
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
4 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
PrincessThinkTwice
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Green Tea: There seems an abundance of food, so why the daily struggle to find green tea bags? The first week went well, but then there was a shortage. Same with the chamomile tea. Blankets deck chairs: Also hard to get. This itenary ... Read more
RoamingLadybird
Member Since 2015
1 review
19 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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
crafter188
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
316 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We booked this trip to travel with our Austalian friends, so it was a double whammy of an excellent itinerary and a reunion from our Mediterranean cruise. I'd say the average age of the passengers on our ship was pretty high, as we are in ... Read more
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