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289 Princess Sydney (Australia) Cruise Reviews

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2903happy
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
28 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We had seen many Countries over the past few years, so it was now time to visit our own for a change. Queensland is always a favorite destination for us both, and this trip was no exception. Seas were calm, the ship sat very well in the ... Read more
honeybeebarbara
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose this cruise because it gave us the itinerary that we wanted and had previously sailed on the Sun Princess to NZ. We found this cruise to be very good mostly. There was a lot of time wasted on precious hours in Darwin where the ... Read more
alfredos
Member Since 2016
1 review
32 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
Quackery
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed June 2016
A repeat of the 2008 cruise which we loved. This time not nearly as many ports and unfortunately we missed one due to the weather. The shore tours were Ok, but the one to the Summer Palace was especially bad, it was a beat up and the ... Read more
greentulip
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
We really enjoyed this cruise. Smooth sailing except for one day in the Tasman sea when were were approaching our disembarkation port of Sydney. Due to an approaching typhoon we missed being overnight in Hong Kong and missed Shanghai all ... Read more

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socram13
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
651 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Having done our first long Princess cruise (Sydney to UK, USA back to NZ) in 2011, on the Dawn we got hooked! We have cruised every year since, on the Dawn, Sea and Sun Princess ships, with shorter cruises on the Diamond, Emerald and ... Read more
katisdale
Member Since 2003
6 reviews
3,245 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We had been looking for a cruise out of Australia for several years. We had previously booked two cruises which were taken for full charters so when this one became available we reserved a cabin on the day it opened. We made our own air ... Read more
donson
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 forum posts
7 helpful votes
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
11 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
shandari
Member Since 2014
1 review
12 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We chose this cruise because it was for my 70th birthday. One of my wishes on my" bucket list' was fulfilled. I wanted to be on a big ship in rough seas - having spent many days on yachts, cruise vessels etc in calm waters really ... Read more

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suzywong2
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 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
1 helpful vote
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
Zavier6421
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
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
17 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
17 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

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Sunny Jim Bob
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
7 forum posts
12 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
bertonlab
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We always wanted to go on a world cruise, as flying is no longer a option for us. We enjoyed most of our ports and enjoyed them. Was of course disappointed at the ports that we could not visit due to bad weather conditions, totally agree ... Read more
Killoranpark
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Thought it would be a lot different !someone forgot to tell me it was a geriatric paradise tour, I did meet a lot of lovely people but organised daily programs were not for me! Ship is filthy ,food very good, entertainment very poor ... Read more
Dumbcluck
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I wanted to visit Russia and I like cruising for a long time. Food was excellent, could not fault and I felt it had a lot of variety. Service was great by cabin steward and waiters. Felt customer relations could have been a lot ... Read more
pauletto
Member Since 2011
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
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
65 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
5 reviews
6,116 forum posts
4 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
11 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
15 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
10 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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