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218 Princess South Pacific Cruise Reviews

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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
2 reviews
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
Over from NZ
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
4 forum posts
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

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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
laidley
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
3 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
256 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

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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
38 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
Capt Grumpy
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We waited anxiously to board the Sea Princess at for the Christmas cruise from Brisbane. Having sailed previously on her, we were waiting to see the remodelling that had been done in Singapore - and it didn't disappoint. Her new Horizon ... Read more
Roxley12
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Because I wanted to be away for Christmas I was limited to which cruise was available. Consequently the destinations weren't the greatest, and there were too many days at sea for me, although I know that's the part that many people enjoy. ... Read more
doenbucket
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
95 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Let's start at the beginning. We arrived quite early at the Brisbane cruise terminal expecting to wait a while to embark, even though we had priority boarding. Well what a surprise we were checked in and on board within 30 minutes and ... Read more

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sterus
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We as a family have just completed a cruise of the South Pacific on the Sea Princess. Embarkation was a nightmare with two very young children. It did say in the fine print that children under 2 would have priority boarding, but when we ... Read more
sunnycoast123
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
117 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
After just getting off another cruise line and returning to the Sea Princess for the third time it was like coming home and everything was good. From the friendliest staff to the best entertainment and keeping my enjoyment of the food to ... Read more
SusieGC
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sea Princess is incapable of providing adequately for any special diet except for simple gluten free or vegetarian. They have no menu for Gluten, Lactose or any other frequently occurring allergy. This caused multiple reactions because of ... Read more
ginadel
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
The Golden Princess might have been grand lady in her time, but...her time is up!!! The lack of communication with staff on boarding in Melbourne caused a queue of almost 1 kilometre long, in hot sunny conditions, until someone ... Read more
peteraussie
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
I was so please to be back on a Princess Ship after my last cruise was with P&O Australia. I will start with the ship, she is old, there are problems and in May 2017 she is ready to go to P&O to there fleet. Embarking was fine, ... Read more

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Douglas cruising
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We stayed in Obstructed Ocean View Room Dolphin Deck close to Casino and Italian Restaurant. Only disadvantage was early morning tenders being released at some ports. However its very cost effective. This is our second cruise with ... Read more
lephant
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We have sailed on Princess before in Feb 2015 on Sun Princess and had the best time ever and expecting the same on this ship but was I disappointed. Except for the last day of the cruise the entertainment was not very good. I felt we ... Read more
manonlescaut
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was an excellent cruise. Right from start check in was a breeze. Room very nice and clean and our steward was very polite and always ready to help. We have traditional dining at 5.45pm as we prefer this as it gives us time after ... Read more
SILFOX
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
71 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Ditto...ditto...ditto to those reviews posted by 'ancientcoins' and 'Dutch_Oz' of our same 14-night cruise ex/return Sydney to South Pacific/Fiji on Nov. 24th. (in fact 'Dutch_Oz' were participants in our on-board 'meet-n-greet' in the ... Read more
Jeddas
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our fourth Sea Princess and was the worst, 35 Million Dollar refurb was excellent more room in the buffet and much cleaner , food was pretty good as always but no so in the dining room. Curtis Stone should be kept away from ... Read more

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