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Overcrowded, understaffed and terrible service

Review for Royal Princess to Australia & New Zealand

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oskidunker
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We booked this with 9 family members to celebrate Thanksgiving hoping for a stress free holiday. what we got was 4000 people on the ship, Long lines for everything and poor service' Dining: We were forced to book 7:10 before we left on the cruise asw nothing early was available. Only one dining room for reservations. The other two was a free for all.Dinner took two hours with no time for ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

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Disappointed

Review for Grand Princess to Australia & New Zealand

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waltzingmatilda
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We have taken many Princess cruises before and enjoyed all of them! We are now on the Grand Princess with a few more days till we return to Melbourne Medallion set up confusing . We got it partly set up and decided they could complete the process at the check in. It seems we had actually finished it Check in was chaotic! It was delayed due to needed extra Covid clean. Well meaning guides ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


NZ Cruising

Review for Grand Princess to Australia & New Zealand

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Yaya_in_Oz
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was my first trip outside Australia since Covid and I didn’t want to go too far away. I’d booked this cruise nearly 2 years ago when Princess offered ‘bargains” to use up those FCC’s. Originally advertised for Nov ’21 but moved forward to Nov ’22 as we were still in lockdown previously. There were no balconies left so I got a mini-suite for less than what a balcony would normally ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Tired old ship. Not particularly inspiring. Frustrating online services and administration.

Review for Grand Princess to Australia & New Zealand

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skipp201
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Apologies for the lengthy diatribe but context is all. Booked for this trip two years ago but was cancelled due to covid. Had the option for refund, cruise credit or go on same trip Melb to Melb on the 4th of November. Chose to go on same trip as birthday was on 3rd November. A choice we came to regret bitterly. Should have opted for cruise credit. Today’s date is Monday the "14th ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Oceanview


The worst Princess cruise ever

Review for Grand Princess to Australia & New Zealand

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HerbMac
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Post Covid we missed cruising after 30 plus cruises with a bit more than half with our preferred cruise company Princess. We did a short cruise in Queensland on the Coral in late June and making allowances for post-Covid adjustments the cruise was overall a good enjoyable experience. We also had credits from Covid cancellations to use. Now the Grand (far-from-grand) experience. Pre ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


There was good and bad.

Review for Carnival Splendor to Australia & New Zealand

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jonnomelb
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Our third cruise on Carnival after a long wait post-Covid. We were very impressed with the quick embarkation (given that there had been issues for the previous two cruises). The ship's decor throughout is basically awful with a pink colour scheme that ranges between 'interesting' in some parts and tacky in others. The food was quite okay for the price but I noticed that portions had diminished ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony


So good to be back cruising!!!

Review for Carnival Splendor to Australia & New Zealand

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michelethebookdragon
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We could not wait to get back on a cruise after waiting 3 years (the Australian Govt made us wait and wait for cruises to restart) and booked as soon as we could. Embarkation - The Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal is a great facility and the process was reasonably quick and well executed. Stateroom - Balcony cabin on deck 9. Standard cabin - good storage, very comfortable bed, small ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


Worst ever cruise

Review for Coral Princess to Australia & New Zealand

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The grey cruisers
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Have been on 19 cruise with Princess but this the worst ever. Besides the Covid which hubby got, and we do not blame them as a lot of protocols but could do better. The weather, we know beyond their control, missed three ports, but compensated. The real issue was the lack of honest communications. Got to Melbourne finally after three changes to date and change to itinerary. Meant people who had ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Huge question mark

Review for Carnival Splendor to Australia & New Zealand

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ckone
10+ Cruises

Just off Splendor. Several observations. All money transactions are in AUD. The most desired shore excursions sold out before we got on. Very few available excursions by non carnival operators. The only docked port is Cairns. As a result the tender ops were time consuming. Carnival did not contract with local fast ferries for getting to shore, just leaving. We should have placed more ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Last minute add on to booked 8 night cruise

Review for Coral Princess to Australia & New Zealand

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emily'scat
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We saw this was available and matched up with our planned cruise so booked on the spur of the moment. We managed to get the same cabin however we were upgraded to a mini suite at the last minute for this short time. Getting onto the ship was easy in Sydney, the train takes you directly from the airport to Circular Quay where the ship docks. Smooth boarding. COVID safe, masks inside at all times ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


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