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This cruise suited the timing of a party of 8. We had done a similar cruise to NZ 10 years ago, and what we saw prompted 2 land tours since and another one already booked. After booking, our 3 mini suites were elevated to club class at no cost. No idea how or why, but no complaints. Boarding was as quick as we had experienced. Club Class gave us not only priority seating at all meals, but also the same wait staff, which we prefer. It also eliminated queuing which would have eaten into the attention span of our one-year-old grandson. The dining staff welcomed him and made sure he had everything he needed. (New words he learnt included "more roll"). The ship is new and brighter than some, but the lack of a full-lap promenade deck annoys us. There are only a couple of areas on deck 7, but are mostly narrow, and only partial length. You can walk laps on the exposed top deck through the basketball court. Not pleasant. The Princess shows were of the usual high standard, if short. The guest entertainers we saw were excellent. As we had cruised and toured previously, we only took one excursion - to Christchurch to look at the rebuilding progress. Most times we accompanied one or more of our family if they weren't doing their own tours. Unfortunately we were unable to go through the Fiordland National Park as we had to proceed quickly to avoid some nasty weather in the Tasman Sea. We had been in there before, but felt disappointed for those who hadn't. Disembarkation was at the allotted time, but the usual chaos prevailed at the kerb. We took the Princess transfer to the airport, after working our way through the crowds trying to get to their transport.

Gotta love Club Class

Majestic Princess Cruise Review by chopper_1

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2018
  • Destination: Australia & New Zealand
  • Cabin Type: Premium Club Class Mini-Suite with Balcony
This cruise suited the timing of a party of 8. We had done a similar cruise to NZ 10 years ago, and what we saw prompted 2 land tours since and another one already booked.

After booking, our 3 mini suites were elevated to club class at no cost. No idea how or why, but no complaints.

Boarding was as quick as we had experienced.

Club Class gave us not only priority seating at all meals, but also the same wait staff, which we prefer. It also eliminated queuing which would have eaten into the attention span of our one-year-old grandson. The dining staff welcomed him and made sure he had everything he needed. (New words he learnt included "more roll").

The ship is new and brighter than some, but the lack of a full-lap promenade deck annoys us. There are only a couple of areas on deck 7, but are mostly narrow, and only partial length. You can walk laps on the exposed top deck through the basketball court. Not pleasant.

The Princess shows were of the usual high standard, if short. The guest entertainers we saw were excellent.

As we had cruised and toured previously, we only took one excursion - to Christchurch to look at the rebuilding progress. Most times we accompanied one or more of our family if they weren't doing their own tours. Unfortunately we were unable to go through the Fiordland National Park as we had to proceed quickly to avoid some nasty weather in the Tasman Sea. We had been in there before, but felt disappointed for those who hadn't.

Disembarkation was at the allotted time, but the usual chaos prevailed at the kerb. We took the Princess transfer to the airport, after working our way through the crowds trying to get to their transport.
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Premium Club Class Mini-Suite with Balcony
Cabin M1 B416
Couldn't believe the room still available after unpacking, and I wouldn't say we travel light. Much more space than other Princess mini suites.
Free movies - a wide range and many recent - were available to watch on the 2 TV's, as well as a selection of documentaries, and some TV shows.
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