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The views of milford sound were breathtaking and overall new zealand has a natural beauty and is a stunning place to visit. THE CREW AND STAFF WERE EXEMPLARY IN THEIR HANDLING OF ALL OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND REQUESTS OF THE PASSENGERS And were all very professional in their given fields. Nothing was too big or small to handle and was always done with a smile on their face. The shore excursions were handled, given the enormity of the amount of people on board, like a smooth operation. THE ONLY MISFORTUNE WE HAD WAS MISSING A PORT OF INTEREST - gisborne, due to bad weather, and i think another port should have been chosen or extra time could have been spent at the next port of call which was wellington. The time spent on the golden princess was memorable and my husband and i would not hesitate to sail with them again on our next future adventure in the next couple of years. FEDERICO AND KAREN VERDINO 04.01.18

MILFORD SOUND - NEW ZEALAND

Golden Princess Cruise Review by cruise2017/2018

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The views of milford sound were breathtaking and overall new zealand has a natural beauty and is a stunning place to visit.

THE CREW AND STAFF WERE EXEMPLARY IN THEIR HANDLING OF ALL OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND REQUESTS OF THE PASSENGERS

And were all very professional in their given fields.

Nothing was too big or small to handle and was always done with a smile on their face.

The shore excursions were handled, given the enormity of the amount of people on board, like a smooth operation.

THE ONLY MISFORTUNE WE HAD WAS MISSING A PORT OF INTEREST

- gisborne, due to bad weather, and i think another port should have been chosen or extra time could have been spent at the next port of call which was wellington.

The time spent on the golden princess was memorable and my husband and i would not hesitate to sail with them again on our next future adventure in the next couple of years.

FEDERICO AND KAREN VERDINO

04.01.18
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Oceanview
Cabin OC P222
The dedication of the general cleaning staff and cabin stewards was outstanding. There were always people to be seen in the stairways and corridors wiping down banisters and cleaning steps. Our cabin steward Jeffrey did an excellent job.Very knowledgeable and proud of his work, committed and always had a smile on his face.

We tried the anytime dining on this cruise for the first time . The biggest plus is that if you go at a popular dining time there is no queuing. The down side is that if you like to share a table you may have to wait a little while before a share table fills up and orders are taken. Conversely, the tables for two are not stand alone, they are less than an inch from other tables for two, which means little prospect of a private conversation between two. Other than that, the quality of food on offer was good
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

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    As all of the tours were full, we decided to walk on the beach and have fush and chups
    The shop was always busy - hence good food
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  • Auckland
    Its not good landing in a port on a public holiday. Although the same size as Adelaide the only thing we could do was eat at a nice restauarant, and only a few excursions were running, but not enough to support the influx of 3,000 people flooding in and looking for something to do.
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  • City Tour
    This tour turned out to be disaster for all on the tour bus for city sights. We were late in getting to our destinations due to a delay on the ship. We waited on the ship for 45 minutes before taking the bus tour, so every stop was shortened in time. The bus driver was complaining how late we were, the tour guy at Lanach Castle was angry with us being late, because it upset his schedule, the whole tour was rushed, and to top it off the bus broke down, a new bus took its place, but was also unroadworthy as it had bald tyres.
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  • Dunedin Train Station
    Fabulous part of the tour, but once again only a ten minute stop to take pictures
    as the bus driver had to be back to the ship for the afternoon tour
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  • Larnach Castle
    The tour guide was rude and just kept complaining how late we were, and it upset the schedule for the castle. I think I would have rather just walked around with the headsets, and not with the guide, we all felt intimidated and were wasting his time,
    I ended up switching off with him and we got more out of the tour.No time to have a cup of tea or even use the amenities - not impressed - we should have been reimbursed for this tour
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  • Tauranga
    Although not our first choice, this excursion was very informative about the kiwi fruit industry and what it is worth to New Zealand. This tour turned out to be a real gem
    and an eye opener to the industry and where it is heading.
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  • City Tour
    A good way to see the city and its sights, as this was the only excursion left to do
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