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I chose the cruise to see Airlie Beach, Cairns and Port Douglas. Unfortunately weather challenges meant we didn't get to Port Douglas, which is unavoidable. Furthermore the cruise is still at sea for another few days beyond the original schedule due to Cyclone Oma. Again nothing that the cruise line can do about that. However the ship is tired, needs a serious clean of public areas carpeting and is looking pretty shabby on the outside with a lot of rust showing. I wonder whether Princess have chosen not to spend much on maintenance because it is approaching end of life? Air conditioning does not work effectively in a number of cabins on deck 11 and engineering could not fix. Management onboard did not appear to be concerned, with one guest buying an electric fan for their cabin with Princess approval. A number of wines on the wine list are not available. No pineapple juice, grapefruit juice or fresh grapefruits available despite being in port with plenty of opportunity to restock. Staff very engaging and appeared to do the best within the operating guidelines they have to follow. At least one senior manger I spoke to seems frustrated that they did not have the ability to fix simple issues. This was not a bad cruise, but it is important that customers understand that the ship is bit worn and you will have niggles. Probably why the cruise was very competitively priced. I agree with other comments....best deal...take your own wine onboard and pay the $15 corkage per bottle.

Brisbane round trip

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I chose the cruise to see Airlie Beach, Cairns and Port Douglas. Unfortunately weather challenges meant we didn't get to Port Douglas, which is unavoidable. Furthermore the cruise is still at sea for another few days beyond the original schedule due to Cyclone Oma. Again nothing that the cruise line can do about that.

However the ship is tired, needs a serious clean of public areas carpeting and is looking pretty shabby on the outside with a lot of rust showing. I wonder whether Princess have chosen not to spend much on maintenance because it is approaching end of life?

Air conditioning does not work effectively in a number of cabins on deck 11 and engineering could not fix. Management onboard did not appear to be concerned, with one guest buying an electric fan for their cabin with Princess approval.

A number of wines on the wine list are not available. No pineapple juice, grapefruit juice or fresh grapefruits available despite being in port with plenty of opportunity to restock.

Staff very engaging and appeared to do the best within the operating guidelines they have to follow. At least one senior manger I spoke to seems frustrated that they did not have the ability to fix simple issues.

This was not a bad cruise, but it is important that customers understand that the ship is bit worn and you will have niggles. Probably why the cruise was very competitively priced.

I agree with other comments....best deal...take your own wine onboard and pay the $15 corkage per bottle.
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Cabin BC A403
Very poor air conditioning which the engineers could not fix. I have alerted management that they should not let the room (A403) out to anybody else before fixing. However A401 was just as bad and I met a couple further along the 11th floor, who had bought an electric fan to try to cool their cabin. This was with the approval of Princess.
My recommendation is not to book a cabin on the 11th deck (Aloha). If so be prepared to buy a fan at your first port of call.
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