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We wanted to do a cruise from Melbourne to Adelaide and this 6 night cruise fitted our needs perfectly. Embarkation in Melbourne was the best I have ever seen in all my years of cruising. It was so efficient that we were on the ship within 15 minutes. Other ports in the Princess World could model their embarkation strategy on this Melbourne experience. ie Los Angeles, New York. We chose a mini suite on D deck It was perfect for three adults and worth the extra money. We did anytime dining and made a reservation for the same time and table each night. Great to have the same waiters each night. The dinner menu was always outstanding with an excellent variety of food choices. The same cannot be said for the food on offer at the Horizon Court Buffet. Breakfast was always the same and hot food was always cold. Lunch in the Buffet was always very poor with pretty much the same food items available each day. The International Cafe was always busy with people pushing and shoving. This was compounded with very few tables available for passengers to eat their food. Our call to Kangaroo Island was cancelled because of the bush fires on the island Extra time was allocated to out port call at Port Lincoln, South Australia. "Golden Princess" is changing to the P and O fleet later in the year. The ship is looking very tired and in need of much maintenance.

"Golden Princess" Southern Australia 6 nights

Golden Princess Cruise Review by efish5

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We wanted to do a cruise from Melbourne to Adelaide and this 6 night cruise fitted our needs perfectly.

Embarkation in Melbourne was the best I have ever seen in all my years of cruising.

It was so efficient that we were on the ship within 15 minutes.

Other ports in the Princess World could model their embarkation strategy on this Melbourne experience. ie Los Angeles, New York.

We chose a mini suite on D deck

It was perfect for three adults and worth the extra money.

We did anytime dining and made a reservation for the same time and table each night.

Great to have the same waiters each night.

The dinner menu was always outstanding with an excellent variety of food choices.

The same cannot be said for the food on offer at the Horizon Court Buffet.

Breakfast was always the same and hot food was always cold.

Lunch in the Buffet was always very poor with pretty much the same food items available each day.

The International Cafe was always busy with people pushing and shoving.

This was compounded with very few tables available for passengers to eat their food.

Our call to Kangaroo Island was cancelled because of the bush fires on the island

Extra time was allocated to out port call at Port Lincoln, South Australia.

"Golden Princess" is changing to the P and O fleet later in the year.

The ship is looking very tired and in need of much maintenance.
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