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We chose this short criuse as a mini break and to sample a Mini Siute for future criuses, but we were upgraded to a penthhouse suite. The extras that came with this upgrade made it extra special and we are so greatful to Princess for this. One of the extras we realy did like was the club dining room it was so relaxing and not tied to any specific time, we will seriously look at a club upgrade for future criuses that we do with Princess. We did a mix of dining options from club class to buffet and were impressed with the overall service and quality of food and beverage. As far as entertainment went, what bit we did see was quite good, but I will never cease to be amazed at the number of handbags and cardigans that adorn seats that in reality should have been available to us and then to stand at the back and watch people arrive after us and take a seat. Really Princess you need to take action on this, I dare you! It was a five day cruise so we only did one excursion around Hobart, the visit to Pt Arthur was interesting from a historic view. Embarkation at Melbourne was quite seamless for us as we had priority boarding. However the disembarkation in Adelaide left a bit to be desired, it was slow and late. This was in no way the fault of Princess but was a fault of the Adelaide port authorities who are just not up to it, the do need to lift their game.

The complimentary upgrade to a Penthouse suit was the thing that made it special

Golden Princess Cruise Review by George S

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We chose this short criuse as a mini break and to sample a Mini Siute for future criuses, but we were upgraded to a penthhouse suite. The extras that came with this upgrade made it extra special and we are so greatful to Princess for this. One of the extras we realy did like was the club dining room it was so relaxing and not tied to any specific time, we will seriously look at a club upgrade for future criuses that we do with Princess.

We did a mix of dining options from club class to buffet and were impressed with the overall service and quality of food and beverage.

As far as entertainment went, what bit we did see was quite good, but I will never cease to be amazed at the number of handbags and cardigans that adorn seats that in reality should have been available to us and then to stand at the back and watch people arrive after us and take a seat. Really Princess you need to take action on this, I dare you!

It was a five day cruise so we only did one excursion around Hobart, the visit to Pt Arthur was interesting from a historic view.

Embarkation at Melbourne was quite seamless for us as we had priority boarding.

However the disembarkation in Adelaide left a bit to be desired, it was slow and late.

This was in no way the fault of Princess but was a fault of the Adelaide port authorities who are just not up to it, the do need to lift their game.
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Penthouse Suite with Balcony
Cabin S3 B749
My wife and I received an upgrade from a mini suite to a penthouse suite and were thrilled with the style and quality
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