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Overall the experience was very good. Clean ship, good service, plentiful and good food, on board activities adequate...........but 1. The day excursions were not up to my expectations. Weather may have played a part in this review. Maui snorkeling in the crater was a poor showing of coral and/or fish, as well as the snorkeling in Tahiti and Bora Bora. Where are the fish and where is the different types of coral. Nowhere near the reefs in Fiji or the Virgin Islands. A complete disappointment and a waste of money. 2. The East side and West side excursions of American Samoa showed that there is nothing to see from a tour from the cruise ship. Really, a cemetery, a golf course and a tsunami memorial location are the best they can do. Then on the other side to Two Dollar Beach, seven buses for a beach that maybe can hold 50 people. 3. Entertainment was a bit on the weak side. Had to draw from their own singers for a couple of headline shows and from their side shows for others. 4. Fitness room was mainly running machines. Not much for the upper body fitness. Steam room was working a little over half the time. 5. Main pools were empty or not in use for over a week on a four week cruise. 6. Morning choice of juice was orange and sometimes apple. All others on request and a wait. . 7. Not much time spent in port of calls. Off ship by 9 AM, back on by 4PM.

One Day on Cruise Ship Better Than Staying At Home

Golden Princess Cruise Review by ted1049

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2015
  • Destination: South Pacific
  • Cabin Type: Interior
Overall the experience was very good. Clean ship, good service, plentiful and good food, on board activities adequate...........but

1. The day excursions were not up to my expectations. Weather may have played a part in this review. Maui snorkeling in the crater was a poor showing of coral and/or fish, as well as the snorkeling in Tahiti and Bora Bora. Where are the fish and where is the different types of coral. Nowhere near the reefs in Fiji or the Virgin Islands. A complete disappointment and a waste of money.

2. The East side and West side excursions of American Samoa showed that there is nothing to see from a tour from the cruise ship. Really, a cemetery, a golf course and a tsunami memorial location are the best they can do. Then on the other side to Two Dollar Beach, seven buses for a beach that maybe can hold 50 people.

3. Entertainment was a bit on the weak side. Had to draw from their own singers for a couple of headline shows and from their side shows for others.

4. Fitness room was mainly running machines. Not much for the upper body fitness. Steam room was working a little over half the time.

5. Main pools were empty or not in use for over a week on a four week cruise.

6. Morning choice of juice was orange and sometimes apple. All others on request and a wait. .

7. Not much time spent in port of calls. Off ship by 9 AM, back on by 4PM.
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Cabin IA L221
Cabin was well tended and clean. No complaints
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