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The ship is in serious need of repairs and has a sewage smell irrespective of where you are on the ship. The conditions are terrible and the senior members do not care of your cmoplaints regarding the conditions on the ship. There was smell of paint and leaks everywhere The food on the ship is not up to the required health safety standards. The food was cold at breakfast and when brought to the attention f the staff, we were told that we did not have to eat it and could just leave it. Food was also handled by bare hands and staff did not enforce the washing of hands in the dining area. Looking at the cruise staff, they seemed to be working long hours exceeding the normal working hours. Don't know what the requirements are for working hours, but it was evident that they exceeded the 12 hours/day. Not much entertainment as there was hardly any music on the upper decks. Will definitely not recommend getting on board of this ship

Do not sail on this ship

Golden Princess Cruise Review by avsas1

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2018
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Interior
The ship is in serious need of repairs and has a sewage smell irrespective of where you are on the ship. The conditions are terrible and the senior members do not care of your cmoplaints regarding the conditions on the ship. There was smell of paint and leaks everywhere

The food on the ship is not up to the required health safety standards. The food was cold at breakfast and when brought to the attention f the staff, we were told that we did not have to eat it and could just leave it. Food was also handled by bare hands and staff did not enforce the washing of hands in the dining area.

Looking at the cruise staff, they seemed to be working long hours exceeding the normal working hours. Don't know what the requirements are for working hours, but it was evident that they exceeded the 12 hours/day.

Not much entertainment as there was hardly any music on the upper decks.

Will definitely not recommend getting on board of this ship
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises has responded
Hi avsas1, we apologize for your disappointment during your voyage. Golden Princess recently underwent a 14-day-long refit followed by additional pipe maintenance. We apologize for the temporary smell you experienced which was due to necessary maintenance on the sewage treatment plant and are pleased to advise that this matter has been resolved. We hope to welcome you onboard a future voyage to exceed your expectations and deliver a best-in-class cruise vacation.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of The Independent Traveler, Inc.
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Interior
Cabin IA B 207
OK for a couple
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