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I was apprehensive about cruising with so many people but my fears were soon put to rest.We had a brilliant time cruising around NZ. Everything ran smoothly but was disappointed at not being able to visit Napier due to weather problems. Would highly recommend Princess Cruises and will certainly cruise with them again. Anytime Dining was great meeting a variety of different people from all walks of life and several nationalities. Cruise directors and assistant cruise directors so much fun, it was pure entertainment just watching them. We did land tours in each port organised through Princess, some rather expensive but worth it. Was disappointed in the City Panorama tour of Dunedin, certainly the cheapest but basically a quick trip around the city, look at one building at the university, the railway station and a lookout. Passengers who booked a similar tour at the tourist bureau at half the price saw a lot more.

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Sun Princess Cruise Review by Margaret D

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I was apprehensive about cruising with so many people but my fears were soon put to rest.We had a brilliant time cruising around NZ. Everything ran smoothly but was disappointed at not being able to visit Napier due to weather problems. Would highly recommend Princess Cruises and will certainly cruise with them again. Anytime Dining was great meeting a variety of different people from all walks of life and several nationalities. Cruise directors and assistant cruise directors so much fun, it was pure entertainment just watching them. We did land tours in each port organised through Princess, some rather expensive but worth it. Was disappointed in the City Panorama tour of Dunedin, certainly the cheapest but basically a quick trip around the city, look at one building at the university, the railway station and a lookout. Passengers who booked a similar tour at the tourist bureau at half the price saw a lot more.
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Oceanview
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excellent viewing
Dolphin Deck Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Suite Cabins

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • City Tour
    Interesting but average. Saw the city and was tol4 45 minute stop at vantage point of harbour, when whole bus rebelled and said No we stayed 15 minutes and he had then obviously been told to drive us over the bridge and back
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  • City Tour
    Very limited, a quick trip around Dunedin city, brief stop to view one building at the university, the train station, one lookout and back to the shop. Better tour was had by passengers booking though visitors centre
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