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249 Princess Sydney (Australia) Cruise Reviews

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67
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38
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philpara
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
Choose Princess cruises to try a more upmarket experience then we have had previously so decided on a two night Sydney to Brisbane cruise to get a sample so to speak. No problems with embarkation except told to embark at 2.30pm and by time ... Read more
Lily George
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We are a group of 4 friends and we decided to tour Australia we picked Scenic Tours to do this and decided while we were making this long journey we would do New Zealand as well, we knew we would of had enough of living out of a suitcase ... Read more
Lana28
Member Since 2015
1 review
48 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Chose this cruise as we had been to New Zealand before on Sun Princess but didn't get into Milford Sound, Dunedin and Napier. This time we did. The ship was full but we didn't seem to have the same jostling for tables in the Horizon. ... Read more
wello
Member Since 2012
1 review
180 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Having had 2 wonderful Princess cruises, 2014 Sea Princess, Sun Princess, our best so far, this relocation cruise to Asia / Japan, was disappointing. Embarkation checkin process was good, The Balcony Cabin was good, cabin attendant Eban ... Read more
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CENS
Member Since 2010
1 review
134 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I really like this ship, food in buffet and dining room very good. I loved the pub lunch. I love the way the venues are set up and always something to do. What disappointed me however was the staff. What happened? We had ... Read more
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RRFLA2015
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We had just spent the prior weeks before on a 8 day Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas and with a weekend split boarded the Diamond Princess. What an amazing comparison and the Princess won hands down. Beautiful ship. Beautiful ... Read more
HFamily2015
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My sister and I decided to travel with our parents on this cruise as a bit of a catch up, this was my 5th cruise, 2nd on the Diamond princess & 3rd with Princess cruises. We stayed at the Aspire hotel in Sydney which was ok, a bit run ... Read more
alwall23
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
My wife and I used this cruise on our first trip to Australia to get the flavour of what is on offer in this large country. The cruise certainly did this and on the whole we enjoyed our experience of Australia once ashore. The actual ... Read more
signals
Member Since 2008
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our longest, most expensive, and most disappointing Princess cruise. We are experienced cruisers with 25 cruises behind us plus are Platinum members of the Princess Loyalty program. We selected this cruise to enable us to ... Read more
Peetee
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
133 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This is our 7th Princess cruise, but if this had been our first, we might not have had another. We are Platnium and getting close to elite, because we take long cruises. The Dawn is being sold to P&O in 2017 and the amount of ... Read more

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Evie64
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We sailed with high expectations from Princess from Sydney. We have travelled with Princess before. Until they get their act together, never again. The Dawn is a rust bucket. I awoke one morning put my feet down into a puddle of water. ... Read more
gammadearest
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Excellent food--a real surprise given the decline of cruise food in recent years. Entertainment very spotty--a couple of very good guest singers, so-so production shows (maybe I've seen too many) bad comedian in the theater, but a good ... Read more
Tucker in Texas
Member Since 2005
7 reviews
4,913 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I started not to write a review since the itinerary is changing. However, I do have some suggestions to pass on for anyone going on a cruise with tour information. We did a pre-cruise for 10 days. We booked with Kensington Tours. I ... Read more
monaco15
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
15 helpful votes
We did the Sydney to Auckland in February 2016 and were very disappointed with the ship.this is one of two Princess ships designed and built in Japan and is very badly designed and dated for guest convenience. There is no deck to walk/jog ... 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
509ers
Member Since 2006
7 reviews
47 forum posts
13 helpful votes
About us: Married couple from the US in our late 50's and early 60's. We consider ourselves to be active. We enjoy hiking and kayaking, snorkeling and adventuring into the ports of call like a local whenever possible. We booked ... 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
36 forum posts
6 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

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Gary72
Member Since 2008
8 reviews
368 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My wife and I had the good fortune to cruise on the January 23, 2016 Diamond Princess cruise to New Zealand. The cruise ports and "attractions" were Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington, Akoroa, Dunedin, Doubtful Sound, and ... Read more
Findmeifyoucan
Member Since 2013
1 review
69 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Embarkation was at Circular Quay, Sydney with the time being taken from taxi drop-off to standing on cabin balcony being only 20 minutes. The boarding process was streamline but being Platinum certain assisted. First impressions of the ... Read more
bazzaazzab
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have travelled on many ships, eg, canal cruises Europe, Panama Canal around Mexico, Canada/Alaska, Pacific Islands three times and China/Vietnam cruise, our cruise on the Diamond Princess was excellent due to the friendliness of all ... Read more
KCaz
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was my first time on a cruise although not my first time in New Zealand. Was looking for a relaxing no-fuss holiday and this pretty much fit the bill. I'll start by noting that towards the end of the trip we were alerted to a ... Read more
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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

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