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279 Princess Sydney (Australia) Cruise Reviews

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45
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alfredos
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
First cruise for both of us. Booked a balcony cabin on Deck 10. We were a little concerned because we had read some pretty awful reviews about this ship, but we were determined to give it a fair go. Had to queue in Sydney to get through ... Read more
donson
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We booked this cruise as we wanted to see Vanuatu and for a relaxing break. Despite all the negative reviews we read one week before our cruise, we enjoyed it very much. This was our fifth cruise and third time with Princess. Princess ... Read more
marsy07
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This cruise was so much fun and so relaxing. The food onboard was absolutely sensational. Every meal ordered in the dining room was out of this world. I am a real foody and was really impressed. The cakes also were a step above, especially ... Read more
suzywong2
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We have travelled on this ship before some years ago,only we visited Lombok instead of Alotaou in PNG. I was very hesitant about this cruise after reading posts on this forum, but we were very pleasantly surprised as the ship had been ... Read more
pat1958
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Embarkation was very smooth. I think the secret for this was the fact that they let people into the terminal only at their allocated time to board. There was not the usual 1000 people in the terminal all clambering to get aboard. 20 ... Read more

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Zavier6421
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2016
We booked this cruise in January 2015 mainly to experience a new culture in PNG. When we booked ( 6 in our group) the cruise started in Sydney and ended in Brisbane so we all booked flights from Brisbane to Sydney. About a month before ... Read more
gnomette1054
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This cruise was like a floating nursing home and geared for the elderly. There was a lack of entertainment. We had to replace our cruise card numerous times so we could get into our cabin. There were problems with the lifts and the ... Read more
lazin around
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
we could not find fault with the staff, they were brilliant, they were always friendly, polite & would go out of their way to help you. The food was always delicious & plentiful. We were disappointed we were not able to go to one ... Read more
Sunny Jim Bob
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
7 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Our second cruise with Princess Cruises, we boarded with trepidation as our first cruise was so appalling ( ports cancelled, mechanical problems, itinerary changed...) - so you can imagine our dismay when the first thing we saw when we ... Read more
pauletto
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We recently returned from a 14 night cruise on the Dawn Princess to the South Pacific and Fiji. The cruise left Sydney on a perfect afternoon and we were able to enjoy the sight of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge in close proximity in ... Read more

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jeck
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
58 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Our cruise began in Sydney. Embarkation was a breeze, the preferred check in process for platinum members and above worked very well and the check in staff were very friendly. We were on board less than 40 minutes after arrival. The ... Read more
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windsor26
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
5,958 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This cruise was good and the ship was lovely The staff were amazing BUT the lectures were appalling an d not correct for the cruise that we were sailing WWI battle of the coral sea anniversary over Anzac day and no lectures of this ... Read more
philpara
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
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
ianandjudy
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
11 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Overall a very nice cruise for 35 days. Initially I was concerned about the 35 days as the longest we had cruised before was 19 days. Turned out to be very pleasant and would do something similar again. Australia, the South Pacific ... Read more
kingsware
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Arrived at White Bay terminal Sydney. The whole process from unloading cases to completing paper work and moving through customs and immigration was completed within the hour. When we arrived at the cabin on deck twelve are luggage had ... Read more

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Lily George
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
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
67 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
alwaugh@xtra.co.nz
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
0 forum posts
25 helpful votes
GOLDEN PRINCESS APRIL 6-27.2016 SYDNEY TO HONG KONG I am a Platinum cruiser, and this is my 11th voyage on Princess, 1st time on Golden Princess. Golden Princess is similar to Diamond Princess, Grand Princess, Sapphire Princess, the ... Read more
Juliedawson
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
No comparison to other cruise lines food was repetitive and average although the Crab shack was great but you paid extra for it. Entertainment was poor and activities were repetitive and targeted for elderly people only. Constant change ... Read more
jj76b
Member Since 2015
1 review
16 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
Just completed a South East Asia cruise on Golden Princess - not as good as SUN but better than Dawn - overall in reasonable condition - trying out Emerald and Coral next. Cabin needed some minor maintenance - entertainment just ... Read more
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aussnowflake
Member Since 2012
1 review
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
This was the second time I had sailed on the Golden Princess the first being a 31day cruise from LA to Rio. I joined the ship in Brisbane and the embarkation was easy. No shuttle buses to Fisherman's Island though. The ship has changed ... Read more
BOBBYDOG
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
36 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We enjoyed the cruise; as usual the staff were great & are Princess's greatest asset. The food was good in both the dining room & The Buffet, probably some of the best buffet food we have had on any ship. We thought our mini ... Read more
aussiealoha
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
** OVERALL RATING (FAIR) – two stars based on a 5 star rating. We would not take a cruise on this ship again. There are too many other choices, and better to spend a little extra for a quality ship and quality experience. ** ... Read more
Sharlion
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
First time on such a large ship but our 19th cruise.plenty of space and seats meant a very comfortable experience.embarkation and tender services well organised.. our balcony cabin on caribe deck had extra balcony space which much ... Read more
wello
Member Since 2012
1 review
186 forum posts
5 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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