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Princess Auckland Cruise Reviews

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Auckland

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Excellent

59

Very Good

36

Average

37

Poor

17

Terrible

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161 Princess Auckland Cruise Reviews


shane54 avatar

shane54

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Waste of money

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We boarded the Ruby princess in Auckland for a 14 night cruise over new years all the way to Sydney. As we boarded the ship which was fine & easy to do, there were no offices to greet us just custom people, ( in ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Cruise4476

4 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Friendly Crew but Ship is showing its age

We book based upon itinerary, but have taken four long cruises on Princess. For this cruise we had Club Class D503. Platinum Membership. Pros: a. Crew members were very friendly and helpful. They brought a lot ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Cadodge

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Aukland to Sydney outrunning a storm

The itinerary was exactly what we wanted. Both islands for New Zealand and Hobart Tasmania (our favorite), Melbourne and Sydney for Australia. Unfortunately, a storm and heavy seas caused us to miss Akaora and ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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susclarsen2

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not up to Expectations

We chose this cruise as an celebration of my birthday. The Ruby did not meet our expectations at all. The staff was not at all customer oriented and for the most parr were just going through the motions. The ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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mckinnon01

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

NYE family cruise

we chose this cruise as we wanted to try a new ship in the princess line, and to experience NYE with family in New Zealand and catchup with my daughter in Melbourne. We overall enjoyed the cruise and thought the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Shirefamily

1 Review Written

Big Yawn

We were super excited for this cruise and left feeling disappointed as it definitely did not live up to expectations. Yes we missed 2 ports of call due to bad weather but that is nothing Princess can be held ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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sweetp12

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

I don't want to go back to work...can I just live on the ship?

Intro This was our first Princess cruise, having sailed previously with Carnival and P&O Australia (loyalty recognition rocks!). Pre-Cruise We had booked through Princess Cruise Planner and unfortunately ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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#1cruisecoach

4 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Not good

We chose this cruise for the destinations. We ( family of 5 ) are Platinum cruisers on Princess and frequent cruisers on many other lines. We had two rooms on this cruise. A deluxe balcony and a mini suite. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Kate Cunningham avatar

Kate Cunningham

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First-time cruise with wheelchair

We saw the cruise advertised in our city's newspaper and thought why not. I've been wheelchair bound for the last 3 years and this was our first attempt for me to travel again. It was also our first cruise. From ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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JimmyC357

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Cruise full of goods and not so goods

Chose this cruise as the timing was right for our time off work and had heard princess was a great cruise line. We have been on Celebrity and Carnival previous and my wife and I are in our late 30’s. First ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Bevtop

1 Review Written

Enjoyable yet rocky cruise

We just completed a very enjoyable cruise to New Zealand on the Ruby Princess. It was our first time cruising on Princess although have cruised many times with other companies. The ship was recently refurbished and ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Sukhleen

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Lived my dream!

I have never been on a cruise before and, I have to admit that I will never forget this experience. The embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly. Our mini-suite room was great: comfortable bed, ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Snave51

1 Review Written

Great bars and relaxing venues.

More the ship than the itinerary Wanted to try out the Majestic. Hadn’t travelled on the Royal class of ship before Very good. Good relaxing venues and bars Highly recommended However the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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mte1965

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First and last cruise with Princess Cruises

We a seasoned cruisers haven traveled on many different cruise lines many of which are associated with Princess Cruises. Having made many enjoyable trips prior on other well known cruise lines we decided to try ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Usuallyeasytoplease

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Boring on board

Chose this cruise purely to sail through the Fjords of New Zeland and set up 1TB of memory on a brand new phone at huge expense to record it all.. We took a new $400 massager for pre existing ailments which got ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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izzywalker

6 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

Disappointing cruise

Princess Ruby - Sydney Brisbane airlie beach Yorkers knob port Douglas. Oct 2019 We went on sun princess the week before and getting on the Ruby Princess was hopeful this ship would be better. It was ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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DFW traveling fool

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

It's no Ruby, more like a cloudy cubic zirconia!

I will preface this review by stating I have been on over 28 cruises. I've sailed just about every cruise line out there or sold it while I was a travel agent. I Just returned from 18 days on the Ruby Princess. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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WSDE

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good 35 night Hawaii Cruise

Overall this was a very good cruise. We choose this cruise due to the itinerary and were happy with all ports of call except Suva. (the other side of the island is much nicer). Pago Pago was a pleasant surprise ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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felicis

1 Review Written

Amazing first cruise experience

We wanted to try out cruising, and being school teachers, needed a cruise that left or arrived in our home town during school holidays. This 4 night cruise from Auckland to Sydney was perfect. Embarkation was a ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Steve Ex-Army

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Hawaii & Tahiti Cruise

The Sea Princess is now an average ship having aged poorly. There appears to be some outstanding maintenance required to get it back to a reasonable standard. Our cabin seemed to be smaller than previous cruises, ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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BabD7

1 Review Written

Wonderful Sea days!

We chose this particular cruise as we both enjoy Sea days and the cruise experience. This particular cruise from Auckland to Vancouver had plenty of these with only six ports. Time seemed to fly by, with all ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Jheadleysb

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good itinerary, but cancelled excursions last minute and erroneous charges

We loved the itinerary, but were so disappointed to find that our excursion had been cancelled last minute by Princess with no offer to help replace it. So we were on our own in Wellington. Then the ship had a ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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JossA

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Extremely poor assistance in face of my fathers death

My father died during the cruise and I needed to amend my travel arrangements. The front desk staff were terrible and it took over 3 days to sort new departure arrangements. I received conflicting information from ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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pamklee

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

NEEDS UPDATING and SANITISING

I was very dissapointed in our cabin. Firstly theres no excuse for filth. My sheer nylon curtains were absolutely filthy and asked them to be removed and cleaned. Secondly we couldn't and i mean couldn't open the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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tahlz

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable new ship

Embarkation was the quickest I've ever experienced! Literally took less than 30 minutes - disembarkation was also the same. Amenities and stores on board were above expectations and the staff were all very lovely ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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