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Oztravel
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
The 5 major areas Princess failed miserably are as follows: 1. EMBARKATION IN TIANJIN: Upon arriving at the Tianjin Pier after the long 4 hour drive from Beijing was total chaos. There was no system for queuing or where we should go ... Read more
gerosm
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We had a Vista Suite on this Cruise from Beijing to Sydney. We travelled last year on the Diamond Princess from Japan to Sydney and had a wonderful time. Unfortunately the Golden Princess was a not nearly as good as the Diamond. The ... Read more
chezza1972
Member Since 2012
1 review
62 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I totally agree with all reviews that have been left so far. We had high expectations of Princess lines...but unfortunately this cruise did not live up to these expectations. The ship itself was fine (except for the area near the Vista ... Read more
sandino
Member Since 2008
1 review
29 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first cruise with Princess Cruises and we were very disappointed with the ship. It lacked any wow factor, the entertainment was poor and very repetitive, the food choices weren't great but the quality was fine. There were ... Read more
Cheryl E
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Reading other reviews I'm beginning to think I was on a different ship. Maybe we were just lucky but our cabin was beautiful, comfortable and clean. You could get food 24 hours a day and was delicious. Some cruise lines (P and O take ... Read more
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thistledoo
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
298 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We've become quite addicted to cruising, but this cruise really burst our bubble. Embarkation in Tianjin Port was chaotic at the time we arrived, due to long holdups on the highway from Beijing and buses arriving at the same time - the ... Read more
George Gunton
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of its suitability for our plans; ie we wanted to spend time in Beijing (seeing the Great Wall etc etc) and the Cruise Itinerary would see us right home (through Japan, Taipei, Bali etc) to Melbourne. That it ... Read more
Jennyhays
Member Since 2015
1 review
109 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as it was a one way trip from Beijing to Australia and it worked well with a land tour of China we had booked. The service was good and overall the meals were great. The ports of call were interesting with stops in ... Read more
Golden Hind
Member Since 2012
1 review
78 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Chose this cruise for the port destinations.The cabin we selected was excellent. However that was about the limit of anything good on the ship. Food was average, our experience in the restaurant was poor. So we went up to the buffet, which ... Read more
doctorgary
Member Since 2016
1 review
65 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We enjoyed the ports on this cruise however the Golden Princess left a lot to be desired. The entertainment was lacking in both quality and quantity. The food and menu were less than average. The wait staff at our table were basically ... Read more
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ajacks28
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise for the ports and to disembark in Melbourne. The entertainment was poor with many walkouts. Activities during the day were repetitive and staff trying to sell you products. Very few lectures, information on ports was ... Read more
ajacks28
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Staff amazing, very efficient and eager to please. Balcony cabin, very clean, comfortable and steward very helpful Dining staff were great, created a fabulous dining experience, were very professional, but always smiling a shame ... Read more
csmith_44
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
Our travel agent told us Princess was the best cruise line for a trip to Alaska. The ship was nice, but there were a few problems that will likely cause us to go with a different cruise line next time. Our first cruise to the Caribbean ... Read more
nitsua123
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We had heard some good reviews about Princess cruises prior to booking. We found the gratuities extreme especially when sailing in Australian waters.We found our suite to be quite OK and the service by staff was very good.The dining was ... Read more
alwaugh@xtra.co.nz
6 reviews
66 helpful votes
GOLDEN PRINCESS APRIL 6-27.2016 SYDNEY TO HONG KONG I am a Platinum cruiser, and this is my 11th voyage on Princess, 1st time on Golden Princess. Golden Princess is similar to Diamond Princess, Grand Princess, Sapphire Princess, the ... Read more
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Juliedawson
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
No comparison to other cruise lines food was repetitive and average although the Crab shack was great but you paid extra for it. Entertainment was poor and activities were repetitive and targeted for elderly people only. Constant change ... Read more
jj76b
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
40 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Just completed a South East Asia cruise on Golden Princess - not as good as SUN but better than Dawn - overall in reasonable condition - trying out Emerald and Coral next. Cabin needed some minor maintenance - entertainment just ... Read more
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aussnowflake
Member Since 2012
1 review
16 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was the second time I had sailed on the Golden Princess the first being a 31day cruise from LA to Rio. I joined the ship in Brisbane and the embarkation was easy. No shuttle buses to Fisherman's Island though. The ship has changed ... Read more
BOBBYDOG
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
36 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We enjoyed the cruise; as usual the staff were great & are Princess's greatest asset. The food was good in both the dining room & The Buffet, probably some of the best buffet food we have had on any ship. We thought our mini ... Read more
aussiealoha
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
** OVERALL RATING (FAIR) – two stars based on a 5 star rating. We would not take a cruise on this ship again. There are too many other choices, and better to spend a little extra for a quality ship and quality experience. ** ... Read more
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Sharlion
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
First time on such a large ship but our 19th cruise.plenty of space and seats meant a very comfortable experience.embarkation and tender services well organised.. our balcony cabin on caribe deck had extra balcony space which much ... Read more
RonneH
Member Since 2011
1 review
152 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Couple of hours delay in boarding ship in Melb which was closed down on arrival from NZ for cleaning due to expected virus on board. This was ok. Was hoping to catch up with friends leaving ship in Melb but they were put straight onto ... Read more
wbaydeb
Member Since 2013
1 review
21 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We are frequent cruisers with Princess (this was our 15th cruise overall) and have taken 2 days cruises in the past on other ships in the fleet so knew what to expect from this one. Having travelled on the Diamond Princess in the past I ... Read more
QE2_Fan
Member Since 2013
1 review
1,223 forum post
7 helpful votes
We wanted to try Princess having heard so many wonderful thing about their ships and in particular their onboard dinging and overall service. So a 2 night 'quickie' onboard Golden Princess - our first trip without the kids was a perfect ... Read more
wiliame123
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We had sailed previously with the Dawn Princess 4 yrs earlier and we really enjoyed the cruise. There were issues from day one with the Golden Princess. When we boarded in Melbourne it was poorly organised, a long wait. lots of confusion ... Read more
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