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465 Melbourne Cruise Reviews


Terri0 avatar

Terri0

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very impressed

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I am really impressed with the way the Captain and crew of the Golden Princess responded to constantly-changing circumstances while we were on our New Zealand cruise. Our captain kept us up-to-date as much as he ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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adrianwoz

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Pretty Good and Enjoyable

It was our first ocean cruise although we have done river cruises. We did it for the cruise experience rather than the destination (been to NZ many times). It went from Melbourne to Auckland. We had an Aqua class ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Todh barber

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointed

Hi all My wife and son and myself choose this cruise as it left from Melbourne our home city easier we thought. We found the ship to be leaking and the age group on boat old honestly if you didn't have a ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Claireoncruise

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Some highlights but food and service a let down

We went on this cruise as a large family group, 13 people across 4 cabins, as the dates and length of cruise suited everyone. I have been on the P&O Eden once and the Carnival Legend (twice) before. Highlights ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Juliej85

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Friendly crew

Chose this cruise because it didn’t involve going to an airport. Easy embarkation for my 77 year old mum. Driven straight to the door of the ship. However on disembarkation private cars were not allowed on the ...
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Sail Date February 2020


hen302 avatar

hen302

4 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Very good value for money - a good average cruise ship

One of the attractions of this cruise was that it left and returned to Melbourne, which saved us the trip to Sydney. We were a group of six - myself and husband and our 2 adult kids and their partners. We wanted a ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Don1959 avatar

Don1959

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

We won't be back

We chose this cruise in order to experience Christmas,New Years and significant birthday at at sea. There were several highlights on the Queen Elizabeth; the food in the main dining room was excellent, our shoulder ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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biggerred

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Average South Seas tour

We took this cruise because it was departing from Melbourne...……..the ship itself is old and the décor is dark.... our stateroom was very comfortable and the housekeeping men were fabulous and friendly nothing ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Myotherapy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

13 night New Zealand

I actually was gifted the cruise. It was great to have a few days sailing to find out and deal with seasickness. After that the cruise was great. The captain was very helpful with announcements when and if needed. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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clety

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A cruise that was an experience

I chose the cruise because I was told that it would be an unforgettable experience which was mostly true except for the fact that I was unable to enjoy some of the entertainment for lack of proper hearing aid ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Caszie87

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great service on an average cruise

We chose this cruise because we were looking for a getaway from the kids for a week, and to see Tasmania. We stayed in Melbourne for 2 days prior to leaving. The weather was nice until it was time for us to sail. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Swing1313

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Truly Disappointing

Bridge version. In my opinion the Ship need to be scrapped and Carnival need to invest into further training for staff, lack of maintenance has caused ship to be an eye sore. Rust, corrosion, wear and tear is ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Cookie1010

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Good cruise despite the weather

Golden Princess is due for a refurbishment. Common areas aren’t bad but the cabins need work. The fun part about this ship’s configuration is that there are two separate areas for shows. Occasionally, we were ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Fascinating

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

An interesting Cruise

My cruise was a surprise arranged by my friend. I was amazed. Arriving we were greeted by friendly porters and our suitcases were taken to our booked cabins. We then waited some time in five rows filling out ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Zacb

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic Christmas and New Year Cruise

This was my first cruise with Cunard. I knew ahead of time what I was in for as I had done plenty of research before and after booking. I booked this itinerary because I wanted to spend Christmas Day at sea and ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Mary Faith

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Nothing good about tit!

Full of complaints about the 'Jewel' which appeared to be no more just a Tasman 'shuttle'. Some parts had been 'refurbished' - still smelled of paint and carpet glue - fumes pervaded our cabin and gave us ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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jeck

17 Reviews Written

109 Helpful Votes

First time Queens grill great experience

This was our first experience on Cunard and we stayed in the top level Queen’s Grill accommodations. We previously have done a number of cruises with Princess. The trip did not start well when we could not ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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MaryFlorence

4 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

First time, very enjoyable

Although we have cruised before, this was our first cruise with Cunard. The Queen Elizabeth is a very comfortable ship. There are plenty of seats around the ship, and it is never hard to find a comfortable spot to ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Royboy68

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

New Zealand with Princess

Loved this cruise being in school holidays meant more friends could come. The food was probably to good as put on weight. Service in dining room we attended was fantastic. The buffet was the best organised of all my ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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nicolepuleleech

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

All good for first cruise - will go with Carnival again but would change things

I chose Carnival cruise because it was a family fun holiday ship. Overall cruise was great. Ship was great. Staff were great. Entertainment was fantastic. Art auctions were great. Food was fine and at times ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Anne Harrington

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Misleading Information in brochures and web, staff no better, gratuities bad,

Husbands special birthday and cunard was always on his bucket list. First 5 days food was rubbish, dry and not as described on menu. The Lido was no better Bar prices out of this world. Buy a drinks package, ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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efish5

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

"Golden Princess" Southern Australia 6 nights

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Kaisbe

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cruising is the only way to holiday

I chose this cruise as it was organised through a group thst i am a member of. The ship was elegant and functional. The crew was friendly and helpful st all times. Though classed as disabled it was easy to get ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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bruceann

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Can't understand how negative reviewers could have been on the same ship

We booked a Christmas/New Year 13 day cruise round trip from Melbourne. It was our first ever cruise. Ship - Having read some reviews about Golden Princess saying it was old leaky and creaky I was a little ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Marz15 avatar

Marz15

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

NOT A FAMILY FRIENDLY CRUISESHIP

Pros: * Very organised to come on board the cruise * Cleaners kept the ship super clean, especially the toilets. * Cabin staff are so polite and very hard working at maintaining a high standard of cabins ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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