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356 Princess Sydney (Australia) Cruise Reviews
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clarkenl
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
I must admit to being sceptical and very stressed on boarding our first ever family cruise. We chose Princess from recommendations by others, and chose this itinerary as was wholly within Australia and didn't require passports. I ... Read more
Broddles
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed December 2016
This was my first time on Princess cruises, and I must say i was not disappointed. On the first night at dinner I was sat at a table of other solo travellers all aged between 64 and 86. I have no complaints regarding the Dawn Princess, ... Read more
Over from NZ
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
Jessiekouli1
Member Since 2010
13 reviews
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
As seasoned cruisers (11th cruise with Princess and 17th overall), we enjoy the Princess experiences: traditional cruising, many dining experiences (ranging from casual to Michelin), personal and expertise service, cleanliness, familiarity ... Read more
AU76
Member Since 2012
11 reviews
16 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Our travelling party consisted of two families - our friends one adult and three daughters 16, 14 and 10 and us 2 adults and four boys 15, 11, 9 and 6. Nine year old had his bday on the ship. We arrived at Sydney Domestic airport early ... Read more
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Fitzysue
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 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
Daniel18
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Wow so much to say. came into Sydney harbour by river ferry coming around the back and side of this amazing ship. Boarding was a breeze a few rather long queues but that was to be expected as the ship had to board three and a half thousand ... Read more
Knottie1
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
Been on many cruises this was our 1st Christmas and new year which I must say the crew were 1st class making both a special time (ordered wine for Christmas dinner they lost order... then fo new year 5$ increase on each bottle of wine ) ... Read more
Seasidebelleair
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 forum posts
Departure city was Syndey. This trip was on my bucket list. 6 of us in our group. Son, grandson, new daughter in law, 2 new granddaughters and myself! Stayed 3 nights at Four Seasons at the port. Arrival day was rainy; spent afternoon ... Read more
Lanwood
Member Since 2013
1 review
578 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We've traveled on crown design Grand class Princess ships before (Emerald, Ruby, Crown - all identical ships), so we already knew we liked the design of the ship. We stayed at the Rendezvous Hotel, the rocks prior to the cruise, so was ... Read more
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Steveoka
Member Since 2005
8 reviews
17 forum posts
Our experience aboard the emerald princess was ruined by the lack of hygiene by the staff onboard the ship . During our lunch experience in the very crowded Horizon court we witnessed one of the cooks behind the counter say to his fellow ... Read more
dixie01
Member Since 2009
1 review
90 forum posts
We really expected the cruise to be a tad more festive, than it was. Having said that, the ship was decorated lovely and most of the staff wore Xmas Hats, but Xmas Day was a let down. We would have liked the lunch to be a full on Xmas type ... Read more
bally_gal
Member Since 2016
1 review
53 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The idea of not having to do anything re Xmas etc was the drawcard for me. That was definitely fulfilled although the food presented on Xmas Day wasn't anything out of the ordinary. THE STATEROOM: We found our inside cabin R744 to be ... Read more
Kitsteps
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
121 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Our best friends were offered a great deal and asked if we would join them. We did, as too did another of our friends...we all booked on Aloha Deck, mid ship Portside. We have all cruised before, My wife and I, seven cruises with APT, ... Read more
kangycarpy
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
156 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We wanted to have a little break before Christmas, use a credit with a TA and try one of Princess' newer and bigger ships. Service was excellent. The new bed was FANTASTIC Food in MDR (evening meal) was top class. MDR Lunch ... Read more
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Telere43
Member Since 2017
1 review
We loved our cruise. Great service, great good.not too many children.only problem we had was with some of the nightly entertainment. The shows were too short and not as entertaining as we expected. The cruise director had the best singing ... 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
73 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
6 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
968 forum posts
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
stuarth303
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2016
No atmosphere. Crew great. Food options buffet limited, some dining times only one section open in buffet. Outdoor eateries great but some improvement could made for Australian taste in Trident Grill (sliced beetroot instead of cubed) ... Read more
Ronald-NL
Member Since 2013
7 reviews
13 forum posts
7 helpful votes
The Emerald Princess is a sister ship of the Ruby and Crown Princess on which we sailed before. Hence we felt immediately at home after a smooth embarkation in Sydney. We especially like the coffee corner “International ... Read more
davwen81
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
1,235 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We chose this ship for the Itinerary as we hadnt been to New Zealand for a long time, especially the South Island. Boarding was a breeze due to our Platinum status gained from sailing with P and O UK and Aus. We were on in about 10 ... Read more
Brisbane41
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
625 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This is the third time I have cruised on Golden Princess and brings my total number of nights on this ship to 36 nights. Overall for me it was good to see the ship again and they really know how to look after you. Upon boarding I had ... Read more
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