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268 Princess South Pacific Cruise Reviews
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mjh237
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Wonderful food at the buffet, dining rooms and specialty restaurants, and the service was superb. We had an aft stern room with a bit bigger balcony, and it was fantastic. The rooms were quite sound proof, we only heard our neighbours door ... Read more
pomaussie
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
124 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Embarkation went very well, there was a long wait for wheelchairs at both embarkation and leaving the ship. Breakfast in Sabatini's was always a great start to the day, food was great and the service excellent. Dinner in the Crown ... Read more
Stevos
Member Since 2010
1 review
49 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Never having cruised Princess before and with the price being right plus OBC thought I would surprise my wife who had not been to Fiji. Also this itinery had 4 ports that she had never been to. I was very tentative prior to boarding as ... Read more
Paddingtontraveller
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was our first ocean cruise - so I don't have much to compare it with from a cruise perspective (though we are pretty well-travelled and have previously done a river cruise in Europe). Embarkation and disembarkation were generally very ... Read more
ssawjo
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
552 forum posts
My DW and I took this 20 day cruise because of me mostly. I am a WWII history buff and wanted to visit some of the southwest Pacific battlefields. I am 63 and DW is 62 and we are in pretty good shape and we are from the U.S. Apparently ... Read more
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2903happy
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
32 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because it visited many ports that I visited, along with my parents 40yrs ago. The Sun Princess was welcoming and comfortable as ever, and the seas were kind all throughout this memorable 20-day journey. Sun ... Read more
Cruisedancer!
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
In summary, I have spent less money and enjoyed my previous 3 cruises better. For the younger at heart, "Night Life" is DEAD, it does not exist. Princess is very enjoyable and suited to the elderly that I spoke to on board. ... Read more
Lynollie
Member Since 2015
1 review
25 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Captain Dominico made the difficult decision to vary the port order on our cruise, in order to avoid Tropical Cyclone Cook. The decision was made early enough for most of our tours (booked online rather than through the ship) to change the ... Read more
angie.coventry
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was our 30th Wedding Anniversary and our first without our kids in tow. Leaving our kids and daily world behind we embarked on our journey. We stayed two nights in Sydney at The Grace Hotel which was a lovely hotel, reasonable ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi angie.coventry, congratulations to you both on ... Read more
Philip W
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Personally, I don't care if the ship in which I cruise is not the newest,biggest or shiniest:what matters to me is that the staterooms are clean and full functional,the people on board are friendly and the food is of excellent quality. On ... Read more
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Elcey
Member Since 2010
1 review
43 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise as a New Year 'getaway'. We were on Deck 7 cabin D740. The bathroom didn't have a bath that didn't bother us but the size of the bathroom was very very small. The shower curtain was too short and continually wrapped ... Read more
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Allawah
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
4 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We have sailed with Princess many times and always enjoyed ourselves. Sea Princess is a little old in places but slowly going through a refurbishment one bit at a time. Last time with sailed on this ship was Sep15 and the crowd was alot ... Read more
Over from NZ
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Have cruised Princess before (same ship), so knew what we were in for. Have cruised this particular area (South Pacific Vanuatu and New Caledonia) 4 times. It would be very hard not to have a good time on a cruise. Great service is a ... Read more
Fitzysue
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
We are 2 women. I am in my late fifties, my travelling companion in her seventies. Originally my parents (also in their seventies) were to join us for the cruise in the adjacent mini-suite, but had to cancel at the last minute due to an ... Read more
Rocketman28
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
I could never recommend Golden Princess or their New Zealand cruise to anyone. I feel like a bit of a grizzler with the list of complaints, but we didn't talk to a single person on the boat who did not have an equally long list. I ... Read more
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Basismum
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise primarily, because it departed from Melbourne. The food in the Horizon Court was good with plenty of variety. However, the food in the dining room was very disappointing. The traditional parade of the Bombe Alaskas ... Read more
cocktail hour
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
Two of us cruised to Fiji and the south pacific,Both ladies near sixty and full of life.We had a great time.The Emerald Princess was decorated for Christmas and beautiful and very clean.We had fixed dining, the food was fantastic,our ... Read more
Findmeifyoucan
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
79 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We choose this cruise basically as a form of rehab for husband who had a major accident during the year. The gymnasium is first class with the equipment being very well maintained with plenty of variety - that coupled with swimming ... Read more
SakshamBhatia0906
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Overall, the ship was amazing. The dining was a WOW!! Although the entertainment was average, with only 4 or 5 musicals, the ship still kept our family of 4 busy throughout the whole day. The sporting and fitness facilities on the ship ... Read more
HBHEllis
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Good itinerary visiting 6 south Pacific islands. 2 days at sea followed by an island a day for 4 consecutive days - that's hard going! To get the most from this cruise you must enjoy swimming, snorkeling, warm humid days and remote islands ... Read more
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By The Bay
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
1,099 forum post
We are regular Princess cruisers and booked this cruise as a means of sampling a different Princess ship other that the ones permanently in Australia. Last year we cruised on the Golden when it first arrived in Australia so we were looking ... Read more
Wiljaver
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We chose this cruise as it departed from Melbourne and was sailing to the South Pacific. We were very disappointed with the ship as we had read previous reviews which gave it good feedback. We felt that the ship was old and tired and ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi Wiljaver, we apologize for your disappointing ... Read more
Larrylocus1
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2016
The seven ports of New Caledonia, Vanatu and Fiji were the reason we choose this two week cruise from Sydney. The trip was great the interior room was well laid out and comfortable, the first sitting in the Venetian dining room was ... Read more
Seaserpent5
Member Since 2016
1 review
My wife and I chose the cruise because we had never been to the South Seas before, and didn't want long air flights. 18 days at sea left us a little bored, but there was no shortage of activities and excellent lectures on board. Also, we ... Read more
Dennis McGaughey
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I have sailed at least six times over the past 20 years in the South Pacific and always found the conditions ideal for a relaxing 'disconnect' from all the distractions at home. I retired about 3 years ago so when I started shopping for ... Read more
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