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Golden Princess Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Melbourne to South Pacific Cruise on the Golden Princess - Superb!

Review for Golden Princess to Australia & New Zealand
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Pmitch
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Nov 2019
Cabin: Mini-Suite with Balcony
Traveled with children
The fold out sofa bed and ceiling drop down bed
The bathroom
Closet space - plenty of it
At anchor at Mare Island

From the very start of boarding the Golden Princess we felt like we on a floating luxury hotel.

Through our travel agent - Deluxe Travel & Cruise, we were upgraded to a quad mini suite with balcony on Dolphin deck. I'm glad we took the mini suite as it provided more space for our family of four compared to a standard balcony cabin.

We dined mainly at the Donatello's formal restaurant and were treated as family with exceptional service from our waiters - Teresita & Hope. The food was plentiful and exceptional. Curtis Stone dishes were even on the menu. We ate at the Horizon Buffet an odd occasions for lunch and the food was also of high quality and volume.

Cabin Review

Mini-Suite with Balcony

Our cabin was a 4 berth mini suite with balcony.

My wife and I had a queen/king bed which was very comfortable. We opted for firmer pillows as the standard supplied one's were to soft for us.

One daughter (24 years) slept on the folding out sofa bed and was happy with that. Our youngest daughter (21 years) slept on the drop down bed (from the roof cavity) and he compliant was that the mattress was too hard. I tried it for one night and I didn't mind it but I am used to firm mattresses.

With all the bedding, there was still sufficient room for the four us.

Port Reviews

Mare

Hop on hop on bus to the beach - $15pp

Port Vila

Hired a private mini bus into town @ $5pp one way. Duty free alcohol is very cheap!

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