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Australia & New Zealand Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Australia & New Zealand
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151 Australia & New Zealand Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews


Leen Vandenberg avatar

Leen Vandenberg

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Dining experience

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I have read a review by Msglodenhair and agree with most of her review of her on board experience, of the ship and the captain and crew. However prior to embarkation, I had attempted to register on the Celebrity ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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platypus33

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Just OK

We like New Zealand and decided that it would be a good way to go for a short cruise which started in Auckland and finished in Sydney. One of the selling points was that the ship was coming back to Sydney via Eden ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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veggieonboard

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Pumpkin, pasta and more pumpkin!

Background: 3 61-67 year olds, well travelled plenty of cruises under our belts with RCL, Celebrity, Azamara (10 years ago) and Oceania. 2 carnivores and 1 vegetarian. Picked the cruise mainly for the ports of ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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marghw

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Lovely to relax and be spoiled for 12 days

We selected this cruise because it was to and from Australia and would include Milford Sound which we did not see on our last cruise there when we entered the sound at 5am and departed at 6am (all in the dark). We ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Twedie

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not up to Princess's usual standard

Embarkation at Adelaide was a nightmare. No one available to help with the bags, was expected to move them myself. A bit difficult at 74 with two large suitcases. Wilson security staff kept giving contradictory ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Denarius2

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Needs improving

Took this cruise to tour round the coast of New Zealand. Barely saw the coast except when going in to port. Food was great. Staff were great. Would like to see more flexibility for breakfast. Cut off was way to ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Cruise4476

4 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Friendly Crew but Ship is showing its age

We book based upon itinerary, but have taken four long cruises on Princess. For this cruise we had Club Class D503. Platinum Membership. Pros: a. Crew members were very friendly and helpful. They brought a lot ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Crocodile Echuca

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Tendering let it down

Firstly, the good points, we found the cabin to be clean and comfortable. The bed was fine! Food at Waterfront was excellent with both food & drink staff being friendly and offering great service. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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cruise kitten 58

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Adelaide Melbourne Tasmania and back 8 nights

chose this line to compare to azamara. found the cabin to be bigger and comfortable but no international plugs for our electronics. service and cleanliness at a very high standard. the ship itself was very ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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wturnbu

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not to expectations

1. Entertainment and Activities: Excellent evening shows of high standards. Amazing staging and costumes. Plenty of daytime activities to suit all tastes. Needs a quiet area to relax away from other activities ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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monitatam

1 Review Written

Disappointing holiday

The food at the Horizon Buffet restaurant became poorly after a few days. We were eating yesterday's food or leftovers. The coffee taps ran out of coffee. The water tap didn't work. stain marks on cutlery always. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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ahsad

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Not so much a Majestic experience

Over all the experience was not so good. The ship was too big, it had to be docked at Circular Key not White Bay as it wouldn’t fit under the Harbour Bridge. The laundry's were located the end of the ship on ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Jheadleysb

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good itinerary, but cancelled excursions last minute and erroneous charges

We loved the itinerary, but were so disappointed to find that our excursion had been cancelled last minute by Princess with no offer to help replace it. So we were on our own in Wellington. Then the ship had a ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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tzombes

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing

Having cruised all major shipping lines over the past 30 years, I was thrilled to find Viking Orion cruising from Australia 30th December, 2018. Having heard the standard of this ship was equal to the best I had ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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foxland

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Harrassed to purchase 'Packages'

We have previously sailed on Celebrity and enjoyed the upmarket ambiance and cultured environment BUT alas this seems to have been eroded into what has become a very ordinary cruise line. The harassment we ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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ROPERUNNER

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Second time around.

We chose this cruise as we had done the cruise from Auckland to Perth the year before and were very impressed with the Solstice . What a difference a year makes , the ship was showing a lot of wear. The ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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nios2

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Hugely overpriced on board.

Just completed the Melb-NZ cruise 18-30 March 19. Seemed like a good way to see a little of NZ in comfort. Massive delays and chaos at boarding in Melbourne. Burst water main leaving cabins without water until ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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KIMIPOOCH

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

BIG CRUISE SHIP EXPERIENCE

My wife and I are platinum level cruisers, needless to say we have stayed true to Princess. We decided to try the newest in the Princess fleet that is the Majestic Princess, unfortunately the experience was not what ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Jules&Ted

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First time with Princess - picked the wrong cruiseship for 1st cruise with them

We choose this 13 night cruise to New Zealand as it was a great price for a club class mini-suite and as we normally sail Celebrity, we decided to give it a go. Had read lots of reviews, many negative but arrived ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Graham98

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

End of Summer Cruise

We chose this cruise as it was a long time since we had been on a larger ship (Celebrity Alaskan cruise 11 years ago) and we felt like an end of summer holiday through Australian ports that we are fairly familiar ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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gayle1955

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good time few dissappointments

This was our 3rd NZ cruise with Princess. Previously on the Dawn Princess. We had a mini suite on this cruise after experiencing one on Pacific Jewel. We were terribly disappointed when we entered our mini suite ...
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Sail Date February 2019


omegan avatar

omegan

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Disappointing!

Having cruised on other cruise lines we thought why not go upmarket with the Cunard QE. Our great expectations did not materialize, from embarkment at Sydney at 1.00pm an untrained lass was totally lost doing the ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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John Lawrey

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Standards slipping

Primary complaint was the quality and menu of main course items in Horizons Buffet. Many Mexican and Indian style dishes that were not appealing to the eye or palet. Also, most hot dishes were only warm - not good ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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The Hunn

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Could have been better

Leaving from Adelaide was the big attraction as the norm is a flight to the eastern states to catch a cruise. The smaller ship was ok but limited your choice of places to go and rest or a bar for a quiet drink. I ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Myew

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing food. Poor service and entertainment

We chose this cruise as it departed from Brisbane and we had mutual friends already going. Our first impressions were of poor service. Especially in the bars. Servers weren’t just ignoring us they were ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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