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Golden Princess Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Golden Princess Cruise Review by mmmsmores

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Oct 2016
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Interior

The inside cabin was a bit small compared to other ships we have been on. They could never regulate the air conditioning even though they tried to fix it, they never could. The ship was always cold and most of the passengers were sick with sniffles and coughs and the Asian flu. Going from very hot humid weather to freezing cold was ridiculous. The crew and staff were great. The entertainment was mediocre. The food was good as was the service in the dining room. Our waiters were very friendly and went beyond to please us. The ports were excellent. We did most of our excursions off the ship as they were pricey on the ship. These were done prior to boarding. There could have been more activities. The ones offered were okay. The areas where some of the shows were held were small and did not hold very many people. This needs to be planned out better so that more people can attend the entertainment.

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Cabin Review

Cabin IE 1028

Cabin was small. There was a small round side table in the room that we couldn't use because the room was so small, and we put it in the closet. The rooms seem much smaller than compared to other ships we have been on.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


We took an excursion through the hotel to the Great Wall and the Forbidden Square. These were excellent.

Taipei (Keelung)

We booked our own tour and visited Taipei 101, the museum and a temple.

Hong Kong

We booked our own tour and guide who was excellent.

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

We booked our own tour and guide which was excellent and about half the price of the ship


We took a taxi off the pier and had a wonderful time, and he told us all about his country and took us whree we wanted to go.


We went to a museum on the pier opposite where our ship docked and saw a movie and information about World War II where Darwin was bombed more than Pearl Harbon. Very interesting and well worth the time. This was not offered on the ship.


We took a taxi that held 10 of us because there weren't enough shuttle buses into town and we would have had to wait another hour for one to come back. It was much cheaper if you can find 10 people to fill up the taxi. It was $8.00 per person Australian dollars.

Sydney (Australia)

We took the train to the Blue Mountains and then the bus to Bondy Bay because on Sunday the trains, ferries and buses are $2.50 all day as many times as you want to ride. We went to Manly Bay one day, and one day we took a free tour of Sydney which told us about the city and it's history.

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