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Asia First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Asia
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

50

Very Good

30

Average

15

Poor

5

Terrible

5

Cruise type

Family Cruises

752

Senior Cruises

583

Luxury Cruises

515

Romantic Cruises

312

First-Time Cruisers

109

109 Asia First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


Yaya_in_Oz avatar

Yaya_in_Oz

5 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

I loved my first cruise.

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I’d never been on a cruise before. I chose Princess Cruises due to recommendations of friends and reading reviews. I wanted to visit Hokkaido as I’d previously visited other parts of Japan. Before the cruise I ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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denis.koh

1 Review Written

Bad Asian Food, Better Italian Activities

If you are an Asian looking for a cruise experience, you might want to think twice about cruising with Costa Victoria. Most international cruise lines have a wide variety of food that includes Asian cuisine, but ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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enchanted29

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Magical Experience

It was our first cruise and we absolutely loved it! The ship itself was magical, we especially loved the Atrium and the Open Deck Pool on Deck 14. The Service was amazing! Every member of the crew we ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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M_Everett

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Our first romantic, luxury cruise with PONANT

My husband and I hadn't done a cruise before and were intimidated by the larger, floating shoe box style ships with an RSL style feel. We wanted to have an intimate cruise experience that was elegant and allowed us ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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goyougoodthing

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

The Seabourn Experience

My wife and I undertook our 5th cruise on Seabourn, this time on Sojourn to Myanmar where we spent 4 days and 3 nights. The cruise was excellent in every respect. We have travelled on Silversea, Oceania, Cunard, ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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sunhat123

4 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Comfortable HAL Asian Cruise

We enjoyed our two-week cruise from Singapore to Myanmar and return aboard the Volendam. As first-time cruisers we found the relatively small ship very comfortable. HAL upgraded our cabin from oceanview to a Lanai ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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setenaj

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First cruise - but not our last

We'd been interested in cruising for a while and some friends recommended Princess for a quiet cruise with good food and not too many party animals! When this came up at a very good price for the 7 nights ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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DesBetty

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Time Aussie Cruisers

From the moment we set eyes on Sapphire Princess we new we would have a great time Been 67 and 72 years old we coud not fault anything, The food was fantastic - the buffet great selection of foods - at night we ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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leck57

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Excellent

I could not have been happier with our cruise on Sapphire Princess which departed Singapore on 27 Jan 2016. The quality of the ship was first class and all bars and eating areas were different in their own way. ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Harvey717

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Certainly not Modern Luxury

To be honest I have probably over rated At average, I think its below, but not quite poor. This was our first ocean cruise if this nature. We are seaworthy, having done many other types of vessels, both river and ...
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Sail Date January 2016


michael C avatar

michael C

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great ship let down by patchy service.

This was our first cruise and so we can't really compare with anything else. The cruise was SE Asia in January 2016. Depart Singapore 8/01 arrive back in Singapore 19/01. Positives The ship was great. ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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wickedwazza

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Treasurers of the East

Being first time cruisers we weren't expecting anything, but were surprised by the service and the experience we received on board, will be doing another cruise. The Cruise started from Perth with about 1400 of ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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iamjstan@gmail.com

1 Review Written

31 Helpful Votes

Relax and have fun!

If you are looking for upper class society experience, this ship is not for you. Costa Victoria is a very laid back, relax ship. Overall, this is a ship without big wow factor like rock climbing or ice skating ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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sagarchawla84

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Poor Service and Very Unorganised at the Rates of 5 Star Hotel

1. Very poor room service. It takes more than an 45 mins to deliver a coffee or tea in the room. 2. A room without toiletries. 3. I booked the room and when I reached to my room I found out the room was booked ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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dcounsell

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

No Sleep on Legend of the Seas

We were doing the Singapore to Hong Kong 10 day cruise and as first time cruisers looking forward to it but not knowing what to expect. The ship is an older one that has had a refit not long ago. While waiting to ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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pivotalguy

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Ruined My Father's 80th Birthday; Worst Holiday Ever

I paid a significant amount of money to have the Royal Suite so I could give my mother and father a real treat on the cruise. The Royal Suite experience was billed as a 5 star experience which I stupidly as it ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Mike Courier

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

They couldn't get it right!

This was our first ever cruise. We were advised that embarkation would be late due to the ship arriving in the port of Singapore with norovirus. The Explorer was duly sanitized and boarding commenced for us at 2.45 ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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arvin

3 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

First time Cruiser, First time Cruise Review

My whole family booked a cruise almost at last minute taking advantage of a very long mid term school vacation for the kids with some public holidays for the adults. We agreed to make it a surprise for the kids, ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Enuff

1 Review Written

Legend of the Seas Hong Kong to Singapore

First Time Cruisers Well we were pleasantly surprised. Like yourself we read many reviews before we left and were apprehensive as a result. Though felt quite relieved from the start that our experience would be a ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Ibbybikesnbeads

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Waste of good money

This was my first cruise ever, after many years of my sisters trying to convince me they were brill.well not the case on r/c.never again. It started at the Beijing port with very long queues, so you think oh well ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Darcyja35

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Good but not Marvellous

We are first time cruisers on this type of boat, having done European river cruises and small boat cruising in Prince William Sound, Alaska. It is true the boarding experience in Tianjin was an absolute shambles. No ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Linsey5517

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Utter Disgrace

Please think very carefully before booking this cruise. This was our first ever cruise and all I can say is so very disappointed. As a part of our cruise we were given a tour before embarking the cruise to the ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Wiz-Oz

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Sea Princess Cruise October 2015

I flew to Singapore and took in 3 tours before embarking on the Sea Princess as a 'cruise virgin' and 'solo sailor'. The first impression at the Singapore Terminal embarkation was not good. I assumed by arriving ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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rrensink

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Good Cruise that Met Our Expectations

This was our first "real cruise". We had high expectations, but did walk away with some disappointments. We have traveled a fair amount overseas, but not via cruise. We have experienced cultural differences and ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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andytownbob

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

RCC has lost the plot on how to delight its customers

We joined the Mariner of the Seas in Taijing and the queues were awful, there was no organisation or control, it was complete and utter chaos. There was rumours that half of its staff had walked out on RCC including ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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