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312 Princess Sydney (Australia) Cruise Reviews
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Brisbane41
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
556 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
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
crochetcruise
Member Since 2014
1 review
943 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because I had to fly to Sydney to embark and would be using Tullarmarine Airport in Melbourne-both of which I'd previously used over 30 years before, so many changes. I added a 3 night stopover in Adelaide, my State ... Read more
vonLudeke
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Positives? + NZ is a great destination! + cabin staff great! + nightly live entertainment! Not so positives? BE WARNED! ? Sun Princess is a tired old ship. ? Where's your wallet!! From the moment you board, get ... Read more
pet peter
Member Since 2013
1 review
32 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
the sun princess was clean and tidy and generally the service was good, library and games room are good to have on board as you can borrow books and don't have to take too many on board with you. in a couple of the bars we found the ... Read more
Jodiegem
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Wow, what a great time we had. Decided to give New Zealand a go and we were not disappointed. Absolutely breathtaking country.Every port was great, locals friendly, tourist shopping great. Embarkment was quick, had 2 ports out of 8 using ... Read more
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Steve v
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our second cruise with Princess and our first with Sun princess.We previously sailed with Diamond.Overall we was very satisfied with the cruise overall.Weather was a little rough at times but the ship handled it well.Staff was ... Read more
Cruiseellen
Member Since 2011
1 review
11 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We took the trip to New Zealand and had a lot of beautiful stops on the way. They reversed the itinerary at the last minute because of a storm so that I had to change every single shore excursion but the pursers desk was helpful here. Some ... Read more
Pinery
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
The New Zealand ports are beautiful and interesting. We had heard that Princess lines was a "step up" from other mid-priced cruise lines, but we did not find that to be true. Our cabin was right next to the storage closet for ... Read more
CeeDees
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
The ship was plagued by what the ships doctors termed viral bronchitis. Lots of people and I mean lots of people were ill with chest , throat , and eye infections. Some were very ill from all accounts and had this affliction for most of ... Read more
churchy43
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We have just cruised on the Sun Princess . The ports were 5 Islands near and around New Guinea, then the Solomon Islands and then 3 islands around Vanuatu. Finely our last port was Brisbane and finally arriving back in Sydney. The service ... Read more
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2903happy
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
29 forum posts
11 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
Alpotts
Member Since 2016
1 review
Found this cruise advertised in our NSW NRMA motoring magazine. 17 Days Sydney to Perth via Brisbane/Cairns/Alotau (PNG)/Darwin/Kimberly Coast/Broome and Geraldton on Sea Princess. Then 4 Days Perth and return via Indian Pacific Train to ... Read more
honeybeebarbara
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
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
45 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
naracoopa
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
145 forum posts
Embarkation: Embarkation was painful. We arrived at White Bay Cruise Terminal Sydney on 21st June 2016, and joined a never ending queue to get onboard the Sun Princess. Due to the large number of “Elite” passengers on ... Read more
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Quackery
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
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
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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
socram13
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
662 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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
3,255 forum posts
6 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
11 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
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marsy07
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
3 forum posts
14 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
6 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
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
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