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Princess Auckland Cruise Reviews

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Friendly Crew but Ship is showing its age

Review for Ruby Princess to Australia & New Zealand

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Cruise4476

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 of enjoyment to our cruise. b. The Club Class dinning is very good to excellent, well worth it. c. Many of the excursions we took were well done: bike & wine tour, bike & ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Aukland to Sydney outrunning a storm

Review for Ruby Princess to Australia & New Zealand

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Cadodge

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 Fiordlands and gave us a number of days of rough seas and cold days. Not the fault of Princess and the decision of the captain was understandable and appreciated . Safety first. The crew ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Not up to Expectations

Review for Ruby Princess to Australia & New Zealand

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susclarsen2

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 buffet was subpar. The Vines lounge was excellent and a great offering. The staff in this lounge made our cruise. Overall This was by far the worst cruise we have taken and we have taken 7, ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Not worth the $$$

Review for Ruby Princess to Australia & New Zealand

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halvacations

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This cruise was on our bucket list and we have been looking forward to it for a long time. We got on the cruise ship with no problems. When we went up to the Lido deck the windows had not been cleaned from previous cruise. This was a 2 week cruise and they never cleaned them. By the end of the cruise, it was very hard to see out of them while you ate. The food was very disappointing. Not a lot of ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Clean ship, decent food, nice serving staff

Review for Ruby Princess to Australia & New Zealand

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avaflavv

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

We chose this cruise line because of our travel agent and the 8 different ports available. embarkation went smoothly, however the disembarkation was so crazy. there wasn't enough room or order for all passengers to be in the same place at the same time. our cabin was nice, we reserved a balcony room and it was worth it. might upgrade to the next room though if we were to cruise again, the shower ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Big Yawn

Review for Ruby Princess to Australia & New Zealand

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Shirefamily

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 responsible for. What they can be held responsible for is how they choose to amend guest entertainment so we actually had something to do during the extra at sea days (7 out of 14). Highlights ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


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

Review for Ruby Princess to Australia & New Zealand

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sweetp12

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

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 this caused all of the issues we experienced on the trip. Due to his error he had to cancel our booking and rebook, which then lost our cabin and he couldn’t get it back. We ended up ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Oceanview


Enjoyable yet rocky cruise

Review for Ruby Princess to Australia & New Zealand

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Bevtop

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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 everything was in good working order and nicely presented. Everything was spotlessly clean and neat. We were upgraded to a suite which was a fantastic experience with all the added ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite with Balcony

Traveled with children


Boring on board

Review for Ruby Princess to Australia & New Zealand

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Usuallyeasytoplease

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

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 confiscated at embarkment. All meals are extremely sub par,tasteless and repetitive...hope you like pork..Bacon is always hard ..ALWAYS..The meals you pay for in the total price are ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Waste of money

Review for Ruby Princess to Australia & New Zealand

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shane54

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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 the past we have always been greeted by offices ) made our way to our balcony cabin on deck 11, our room service man was there, nice enough man, I asked what type of animal would he ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


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