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436 Princess Sydney (Australia) Cruise Reviews
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Very Good
138
Average
75
Poor
49
Terrible
21
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Banjo Parrot
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We did this cruise as a previous Princess cruise around New Zealand missed 4 ports and offered a discount and on boards credits on a future cruise. Although weather cant be controlled, two missed ports on this trip was disappointing, only ... Read more
thistledoo
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
297 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this particular cruise because of the interesting itinerary and also because the timing was outside our cyclone season. The ship was in excellent condition for it's age. The crew was exceptional in all the areas we experienced. ... Read more
EM Gray
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
First cruise and really enjoyed it. Thought the food was superb. We bought drinks from the wheelhouse bar at happy hour and took them back to our room for later. It was unfortunate that we didn't get to Isle of Pines and Mystery Island ... Read more
prw05
Member Since 2017
1 review
17 helpful votes
My wife and I chose this cruise for the itinerary 14 days taking in Vanuatu, Fiji and New Caledonia. First downfall was Cyclone Donna which killed the first 2 ports (Isle of Pines and Mystery Island) - can't lay blame or fault on the ... Read more
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Lidian
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
1st cruise in 40 years mostly happy with it. Cabin was inside Dolphin aft & after first night we had the bed separated to singles to allow more room, wow what a difference to the room size. Unfortunately the bed & super soft ... Read more
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Pamelajoy
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We (husband and me) chose this cruise because it coincided with my 60th birthday, and the fact that neither of us had been to this part of the world before, in all our combined years of travelling. Sailing on the Sun Princess was a ... Read more
Cagent
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
I have no idea why we picked this cruise. At the time if seemed like a good idea to take my disabled (wheel chair bound) wife on a cruise to PNG to see where I grew up. Bad move - this cruise was full of the rudest people I have ... Read more
Allawah
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We did the 13 night cruise from Brisbane to Sydney on 06MAY17 visiting Alotau, Kiriwina Island and Rabaul in PNG and then onto Espiritu Santo, Port Vila in Vanuatu and Noumea on the way home. PNG - like you would expect, it is quite ... Read more
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Hi Allawah, thank you for the great feedback ... Read more
tiredmummy
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Family cruise for my dad's 70th and we were a party of 10. Ended up on the Golden Princess because of the destination (we wanted to go to Rabaul where most of my family are from) and the timing suited majority of the family. I was a ... Read more
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Hi tiredmummy, we're so glad that your whole ... Read more
vacation baby
Member Since 2015
1 review
34 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The Dawn Princess is 20 years old. It had lots of charm and was on its second to last cruise before going out of the fleet. Of the 1900 passengers, all were either Aussies or Kiwis. There were only 70 Americans. At least we all spoke ... Read more
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Wren 58
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We booked this cruise in June 2016 and looked forward to it very much. Things changed after about day 2. The majority of passengers were 75 years old up to around 87 years old. I have nothing against the elderly and it is great to ... Read more
mjh237
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
8 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
6 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
20 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
6 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
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Spuds friend
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because of the ports - Fiji, Hawaii and French Polynesia. Firstly Suva was quietly dropped off our schedule and the passengers informed at embarkation. The reason given, the ship had to travel slowly because of the ... Read more
Travel For Two
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
135 forum posts
My family has been using Princess over two decades and have seen the quality go up and down..... and now it is definitely on the way down again. Let me explain: We, In the last year, took two Emerald Princess voyages (1) Southampton to ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
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CobraJet
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
First, and foremost, I must complement the head waiter that I selected for this cruise, the chef and the kitchen staff. I have a significant number of dietary restrictions and therefore when we decided to take this cruise recognized that ... Read more
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Hi CobraJet, we're glad that you had a great time ... Read more
gregrenet
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My wife and I boarded the ship in Sydney on 12 April 2017 and stayed on board for 39 nights doing a back to back to back and disembarking in Vancouver, BC after doing the Alaskan inside passage. Where to start the cabin was good we had ... Read more
Sadiesue94
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Worst cruise I have ever been on..!! Seriously could not wait to get off ship! Rude workers, rolling eyes at people and talking ..not doing their job. Will not cruise Princess again! The way I see this it comes from the top! Clean up the ... Read more
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Karsue
Member Since 2017
1 review
The staff was wonderful as always and the weather was very good. There were a few days that we had moderate seas (12 ft). I noticed that the food was not quite as good as previous cruises, but still very good (this was our 30th cruise, 21 ... Read more
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tmclaxt
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We had never been to Australia or the South Pacific. We were sailing on a repositioning cruise on the Emerald in 2015 when Princess had a promotion of a free room upgrade (within class), free specialty dining, and free gratuities. The free ... Read more
chelsiman
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Quite a preamble for this cruise! We booked a cruise starting in Brisbane, visiting Brisbane, Port Douglas, Cairns, Airlie Beach, Sydney and terminating in Brisbane 10 days later. My wife is not a good flier and, as we were visiting ... Read more
ssawjo
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
553 forum posts
4 helpful votes
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
Pinkbikini
Member Since 2007
6 reviews
371 forum posts
25 helpful votes
This is a cruise review i thought we would never have to write-- we had a really, really disappointing cruise. Embarkation seemed to go smoothly enough but then one of the keys wasn't even processed appropriately at check in so while it ... Read more
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