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Melbourne First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
Melbourne

Traveler rating

Excellent

16

Very Good

5

Average

4

Poor

1

Terrible

1

Cruise type

Family Cruises

113

Senior Cruises

80

Romantic Cruises

37

Entertainment Cruises

34

First-Time Cruisers

27

27 Melbourne First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


AJOggy avatar

AJOggy

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Golden Princess Mar 2016

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After a disappointing start with a later embarkation due to extra sanitation onboard and all the negative reports through the media in regards to Norovirus, we ended up having a really good time on the Golden ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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jolo888

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Holiday on a Great Ship

We had a fabulous time on the Pacific Eden. Honestly, it was our best holiday ever. We loved our balcony cabin, lots of room, fridge, lounge area, plenty of storage. The stewards, waiters and entertainment crew ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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sipswith

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Happy to be home

Having just returned from an 11 night cruise on the Pacific Eden we are happy now to be home . The cruise started out well with priority embarkation witch was great . As the queue to board the ship was quit long ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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jbtas

3 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Do not take notice of negative reviews.

Just back from our first cruise with my wife. I have a cafe, 28 staff and have high standards so I understand hospitality. Good service we very much enjoyed the short trip from Melbourne to Sydney and had a ball. ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Belirobin

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Wasn't expecting much but was pleasantly surprised

I went on this cruise with my husband, children (12, 15), my parents and my sister. We were in consecutive cabins with interconnecting balconies on the port side, so had a fabulous view as we travelled anti ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Fishfriend

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Could have been better.

Didn't know what to expect from this cruise as i was a first timer & afterwards would probably not go on this ship again. Not that it was aweful but having to tell staff how to do their job when your trying to relax ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Bunnie23

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

13 wonderful relaxing days to New Zealand

Finally after waiting 12 months for this holiday we were on board, first time cruisers. Golden Princes from Melbourne to NZ Jan 2016.Balcony room in Caribe Deck 10 was spacious. Forget the shoe bag over the door ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Legend58

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Pacific Jewel take a bow.

We departed on the 11th of January 2016 for a relaxing cruise. The first thing we noticed was the ease of getting on the boat, unlike an airport there was staff everywhere to help with luggage, fill out forms and ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Nomienut

2 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

1st time cruisers

My Husband & I were excited but a little anxious about heading on a planned P&O trip due to the regular negative feedback people had left on P&O Facebook page! We decided it will be what we make of it! Sorry ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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The Tall Guy

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Pleasantly Surprised

This was my first cruise so I dont really have a benchmark. However, I set out not expecting much as I was told that P&O is at the lower end of cruise lines. We totally enjoyed our cruise and the faults I will ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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DFP

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Comedy cruise saved by friendly room staff and comedians.

We booked a 4 berth cabin all paying the special price of $355 each, friends a couple of weeks before the cruise got a twin share for $190 each with an added a $25 upgrade to a room with a balcony. One member of ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Carmel Woods

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Too Many Sea Days

Embarkation and disembarkation were handled very efficiently. We had a mini-suite and were extremely happy with our stateroom. Beds were extremely comfortable. We ate most nights at Traditional ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Hawka

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First time and I loved it.

I got to the pier by Public transport , left early to get there early and to cover any possible delay the public transport could have thrown at me , none, I had lunch at a cafe near there and looked at her and how ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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minion almighty

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

this is the only true holiday

My maiden voyage cruise began in melbourne. Out into port philip bay passing the lighthouses and out into the rough bass straight. Next day arrived in burnie. Took the shuttle bus and walk around a bit and headed ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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Shepparton Cruiser

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Time Round

Travelled from Melbourne on Feb 11th 2015 with my daughter. The cruise was a gift for her 18th birthday/completing high school. My parents, who have sailed on this ship multiple times, decided to tag along so we had ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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annclacker@hotmail.com

1 Review Written

Fantastic

HI, have just arrived home from our first Cruise experience, left and returned to Melbourne after a round trip to New Zealand, and if any one else on that cruise had any complaints, I don't think you would enjoy ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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tudorrose

1 Review Written

Most Memorable Birthday

My husband treated us to our first ever cruise to celebrate my 60th birthday. From the time we boarded in Melbourne at lunchtime on 20/10/2014 until we disembarked on November 2nd, I thought I was in another world. ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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brian 3

1 Review Written

cruise of a lifetime

My wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary aboard the Dawn Princess.We had saved for this trip for quite a while.From arriving at station pier and boarding via the atrium.We were in wonderland.Yes there ...
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Sail Date March 2014


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Gaudin

1 Review Written

We will never cruise with Princess Cruises again!

When you complete a Princess Cruise you are asked to fill in a survey. They ask you if you'd like a member of the Princess Cruise Company to contact you to discuss the survey. After a month we are still waiting to ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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sue.paine7@bigpond.com

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Refine to cater for Tennis addicts

Hi Just been on tennis cruise , great trip and great tennis. I note next year that it is longer cruise..... more time for the tennis I hope. Our tennis was cut short as we had to return to the ship and I believe ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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Kevinsuzette

1 Review Written

A fabulous introduction to the cruising life

We will definitely consider cruising again after this experience. The Princess staff, from our room attendant to our table waiter and drinks waiters and bar staff (got to know these people very well!), we were ...
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Sail Date January 2013


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Aussie chris

1 Review Written

Ok but won't rush back

This was our first cruise there were some enjoyable things but overall it was disappointing. The boat itself is dated and therefore the rooms and facilities are a bit tired. Clearly the maintenance crew worked ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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Cbtours

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Totally hooked on cruising

This is a very late review, I just didn't get around to it when we came back last year. Now we are set to go again next month and reading all I can on the CC board, which are so helpful, it made me feel guilty for ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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Pixiewix

1 Review Written

Dawn Princess didn't live up to the hard sell.

We realise that as first time cruisers we have little to compare with this experience, but are sure that there is something to be learnt from sharing what we experienced Our difficulty with the cruise was firstly ...
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Sail Date February 2012


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Fab 50

1 Review Written

1st Time-WOW-Loved it-will do it again!!!!

Can only find one fault which is a personal choice only-pillows were way to flat for me.....that's it-10/10 for everything else I say!! I was a little worried as the demographics were 65-85 with lots of walkers & ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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