1. Home
  2. Cruise Lines
  3. Princess Cruises
  4. Princess Cruises Cruise Reviews

174 Princess Auckland Cruise Reviews

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 ... Read More
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 terrible but if you want to eat a nice meal then add $35 and you get fantastic ,small but yummy lobster tail and a steak they try to convince you is fillet, although it's 8mm thick and tastes nothing like a fillet steak. Service is excellent..About 1 in 10 of the staff smile..those that do are wonderful others seem as if it's a burden.. Cups are ridiculously small.. Flavour of coffee tea and juices are ok. 24 hour food options are an absolute joke..saw many go, look and leave.. Everyone you spoke to onboard had negative things to say about the food quality and lack of decent selection to room service and 24 hour bar. We didn't dock at 1 port and also due to weather the captain turned the ship back and we never went to the Fjords.. 3 days at sea and room service had me waiting on the phone 20mins then it just hung up on me..this happened twice.. Room service soup portions are extremely tiny..it would take about 8 to fill my bowl at home. Beds and pillows are exquisite. Our room server is called Manu and is outstanding and extremely accommodating .. Toilet has blocked twice and not flushed about 8 times so far.. That was sooo embarrassing.. Internet has upgraded mid trip to the new beaut fast perfect medallion class..it is excellent.. Large t.v. is ok BUT you CANNOT IN ANY WAY stream your own content on it or connect your phone or tablet or laptop via Bluetooth, HDMI or any cable for that matter, or wifi.. You are stuck with the very very small option choices available...decent choices but so few of those.. I was looking forward to sitting in a heated spa and watching movies under the stars... Well they net off the pool and spas late afternoon and you CANNOT access them!! Was ghe whole point of the ship experience.. The entertainment is boring but I understand why as it caters to the elderly who are 95% of the passengers. Average age is 60's to 70's. First night comedian ,everybody said, got pity laughs..I knew most of the punchlines from his stolen material before he said them. Dance shows look like high school musicals and singers wouldn't get far on "the voice". Very average entertainment indeed. Showers are excellent for pressure and temperature control.. Ship presents well.. Hotdogs are great.. Pizzas are a joke as you only get 2 toppings and they are so plain and flavorless.. DO NOT WASTE YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY ON A DRINKS PACKAGE.. Just to break even I would have to be able to drink 210 stubbies of beer in under a fortnight AND be able to go on all the shore excursions ..remember its only worth it if your gunna drink all day EVERY DAY. The shops sell everything at a huge markup ..one example is their binoculars which are $45 to $49 online are over $150. Captain said the pools were getting drained due to swell. The elevators take forever..the buttons to close the doors don't work.. The casino falsely posts the tables are $2 tables but forces you to make $10 minimum bets ..I am a very experienced casino player and have never seen a table say $2 minimum and have it explained as," That just means they are $2 chits but you have to use 5 of them minimum". They clearly have just began this facard as there were a few confused croupiers as well .. And the cherry on the top.. They added the princess logo as an extra place on the roulette table with 2 zeros..money hungry greedy casino that took any fun out of it. I love casinos..Avoid this one as they stacked the odds against the player far more than usual and as it's only during international waters that they are open, they are governed by NO LAWS.. People go on princess to get away from kids as we saw maybe 8 the whole ship coz there's nothing to do.. Bring your own entertainment As for destination ,it is the weather that determines at the last minute if you can go or not.. You pay for accomadation and food and there are no refunds.. I've had positives to say but mostly negitives.. 2 years planning 1 years saving 3 days in bed coz nuffin to do..here's an example of there onboard "entertainment" Went to a darts "tournament".. Loads of 'board out of our scones blokes showed up to play darts...were blokes ...love darts.. All wondering if its teams like pub darts.. Will it be 501?..Shanghai ? So excited... "Ok everybody put names down here and as I call your name throw 3 darts and go for highest score". .maybe highest score starts??...NO!!! Step up twice and add both scores together...done that.. Ok Joe Blo got highest score and is the winner...seeya folks.. I had 2 goes and that was the much anticipated "darts tournament". Everybody was dissapointed saying "is that it". But everything ends in "was that it?" Overpriced and underserved.. 11 grand we paid for 3 nice shore cruises nice scenery and crap food.. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
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 ... Read More
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, with four of those on previous Princess cruises. The entertainment was good and varied. The overall condition of the ship and staff would barely rate a two star hotel rating. The “Share” restaurant even though you had to pay extra to experience it was outstanding. A true dining delight. The Grill on the other hand is not worth the $35.00 per person to eat a steak. The $19.00 dining charge to eat pub food in the Salty Dog is a joke .This cruise would not make a first time, or even an experienced cruiser want to take another Princess cruise. We were disappointed that we did not get to two of the destinations on the itinerary certainly not the fault of Princess. The disappointment was even further exasperated by Princess not even making any overtures to the passengers. Any airline would have given the passengers miles etc. Princess didn’t even offer to by you a drink. I will think twice before I go with Princess again Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
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 ... Read More
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 make for the bed ( his reply I CAN'T be bothered & DON'T have time to make them ) NOT the best start, overall he was ok. I noticed in the atrium 24 lights on the ceiling were not going & many more on the walls also out. In the main theatre there were over 60 lights out! Up on decks every third fourth light was out ( lack of pride on this ship ) The food in the breakfast / lunch buffet was plain, bacon was burnt to a crisp the eggs were luke warm at the best, alot of stews etc & cakes? Not alot of fruit or health options. The entertainment was sad three or four passable performers all the rest were a joke. Two of them opening with the same JOKE!! Tea -- ordered beef casserole and received a nice piece of steak ( not a mistake ) -- ordered pork ribs and received pork steak ( again not a mistake ) -- wife ordered chicken rapped in bacon ( NO bacon on the plate at all ) The person who writes the menu needs to talk with the chiefs. On the tenth day at sea they ran out of Limes , ginger beer & Pinot Noir red wine, they said they would ask for more to be loaded at the next port! Never happened. We had some Pinot Noir in our room was NOT allowed to bring to the table!! 14 nights on the cruise and never sore the captain once only heard him on the intercom telling us about the weather and ports we would miss because of it. Waste of time as we could not understand him anyway. Bingo on the last day, a cruise to be won ( nice ) as the time went on we with 6 others were down to 1 x number to go when a man stood up saying bingo, the lady running the bingo with all her carry on etc didn't even notice him and called another number! Several people spoke up but as another person said bingo it would be a play off -- a first man missed out!! We were playing on tablets so he had proof he won BUT no they gave it to the second winner. THIS WAS VERY WRONG. I for one will never board another princess ship they are poorly looked after. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
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 ... Read More
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 and lowlights as follows: - super comfy beds and pillows - fantastic cabin attendants - Thanks Jesse! - no live music during lunchtimes on deck - no live music at 5 pm (sorry classical piano sometimes in the atrium) - no happy hours (previous Princess Cruises had 2 a day) - bands only played for 45 minutes then you were forced to move venues (if another band was playing) otherwise it seemed they wanted you to go to bed. - great service in Vines Bar - great service in Dining Room -Stale bread rolls and bread at breakfast (in buffet) - not quite stale but not freshly baked bread at dinner - good food in dining room but not as on the mark as previous Princess Cruises - Boring Art Auctions taking up a full venue for too long on sea days - Main daytime entertainment which did not change on any day - line dancing, quizzes, trivia, bingo, "diamond viewing", "pamper parties (aka please buy these salon products), foot analysis zzzzzzzzzzz. Mix it up Cruise Director - this is your job. Be creative! - On the sea days because the weather was bad it was impossible to get a seat in any of the indoor areas. - Some better quality wines were available by the glass in some bars but not in the dining room. Very frustrating! - Guest entertainers mediocre to poor. A couple of "world class" comedians and entertainers were touted which no one had ever heard of. - easy embarkation and disembarkation - We found the drinks package to be worth it. AUD 90 per day as it included coffee, juice and soft drink. There was a limit of 15 alcoholic drinks per day but you would have a serious problem if you got near this limit. However, during the whole day if you had say 4 glasses of wine at $15 per glass, 3 coffees, sparking water with dinner and a few soft drinks during the day and maybe a nightcap or cocktail at night there was no trouble in exceeding this amount. - Medallion internet was great, however not sure about the Medallion - a little too much like big brother watching as you can now be tracked wherever you are on the ship. Also conscious of the wastage as Medallions are single use only. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
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 ... Read More
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 and staff were outstanding. Favorite port was Hobart Tasmania, What an enchanted place is Tasmania! Art, history wildlife, pastoral countryside. Our cabin was large and well appointed and the cabin steward was wonderful. The price for the cruise was good, as long as you don't want anything other than a cabin, tap water and coffee/tea and pretty standard food. On the ship it was disappointing that so many things cost extra, - soft drinks, bottled water, "gourmet" hamburgers, ice cream sundaes, gelato, specialty coffees and IMO not good value for the money. Of the three (Share, Crown and Salty Dog Pub) only the Share specialty restaurant was worth the extra charge. Food at meals in the buffet was plentiful, but pretty average. Steaks available at every dinner in the formal restaurants, but $24 (Aus) extra. Drink packages and wifi were expensive, but wifi was excellent. You have to be a pretty heavy drinker to make the packages worthwhile. The excursions were expensive compared with those available through tour companies at most ports on shore (hint - book ahead), but most were good. We liked the train at Dunedin and were glad we booked through Princess as it picks you up at the port, rather than having to catch the other train in town some miles away. The ship was built in 2008 and had been nicely refurbished a couple of years ago, but rust showing outside and on the balcony. Interiors were very lovely. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
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 ... Read More
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 & wildlife tour, etc. Cons: Although the ship had been refurbished about two years ago it is showing its age. a. The bathroom floor appeared dirty from wear as well as toilet and bathtub. We know they were clean (we had a very good steward and appreciate all his hard work). b. The bathroom had a slight mildew smell, and we think it was from the toilet water which often had black specks in it. That water is separate from the drinking water which was fine. But it points to the age of the ship. Never experienced this in our many years of cruising. c. One of the cabin mirrors was damaged from what appear to be nail polish remover (something that would etch a mirror). d. The exterior of the balcony had many rust spots as well as the hull (more than you might expect with regular maintenance). e. We could rarely use the Prominade Deck because it was either bad weather or on good days they were refinishing it (a little maintenance during a cruise is expected but this was major work). We could definitely notice a lowering of food quality in the buffet compared to our last Princess Cruise (about 1.5 years ago). a. The buffet food for breakfast/lunch seemed more overcooked and varied little during the entire cruise. b. Exterior venues like hamburger, pizza and ice cream were fine. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
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 ... Read More
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 was pretty small (but doable). there were many activities but mostly for older people, not much for a thirty something to do unless you decide to over pay for drinks and get drunk enough to do karaoke. definitely need a better beer selection, maybe add a craft beer bar or something. there were only lounges for older people or activities for children. The younger "clubs" were just too young for us, like i said, not very 30-year-old friendly. anytime dining was good and our serving staff for formal dining were lovely. stateroom was always kept clean. my husband and i probably wont cruise again, it just wasnt our thing. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
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 ... Read More
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 perks like access to the thermal spa, complimentary laundry, afternoon tea in the lounge and separate dining room access and seating. It is an American ship and all plug points are US. They do however provide one Australian converter plug. The cabin was roomy and spacious. It was an accessible cabin so only had a very large shower, no bathtub, which was perfect for us as we do not use a bath anyway. Lots of cupboard space and drawers to unpack in. The only downside to this cabin was the position as it was directly below the walkway from one pool to the other and we constantly heard footsteps or trolleys rolling along the passage when we were in the cabin. People warned us about the weather at this time of the year and boy did it come true. Three days of very rocky sailing and missing two ports, Akaroa where we planned to swim with the dolphins and the Fjordlands which we were so looking forward to sailing through. Food was ok but a bit limiting for vegetarians in our party. Service at the restaurant was first class especially that we were in a special section for suite guests. Entertainment was mediocre and pretty ordinary for this class of ship. Pools were fantastic as there are two adult only pools and found chairs quite easily. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
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 ... Read More
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 on the guarantee list and was allocated a cabin about 10 days prior to departure. However, the main issue caused was that we had booked a vow renewal package as it was our 10-year anniversary while on the cruise. While he assured me, it had been transferred (and two subsequent calls to the contact centre also confirmed this) when we arrived there was no letter about it. While the guest services team on board offered to investigate it, we ended up not having it. I was very upset as if someone had told me it was cancelled; I would have simply rebooked it in the required timeframe. Embarkation This was very straight forward and seemed well organised. The wait was not long, and we were on the ship and having lunch within 45min of arriving at the port. The muster drill was held at 5pm and for us was in the casino (muster station B). We got there 30min early as my husband needed to sit and we couldn’t afford to not get a chair. However, we needn’t have worried as there was lots of seats. I was surprised that it was only an audio recording we listened too and watched a crew member put on a life jacket. The video in cabin seemed to be longer / more informative. But not complaining as it was one of the best in the terms of inside, with seats and not needing to bring the life jacket! Cabin (P302) This was a mixed bag for us – having lost our cabin due to Princess Consultants error we ended up on the guarantee list of a sold-out holiday cruise. We ended up with an Ocean view cabin on deck 5 (which is an upgrade from the obstructed view we paid for). However, it was at a junction of the ship and therefore the entryway was very narrow – 63 cm (the room service staff had to turn the tray to carry it into the room!) This was an issue for us as even though we have the most compact mobility scooter especially designed for travel it would not fit through the door without being completely disassembled. This meant we couldn’t use it easily and ended up limiting our activities on the ship. The cabin steward Alen was so fantastic – in addition to being top notch at doing his role he we had a chat every day and on formal nights he made sure to find us so he could take photos for us while all dressed up. The cabin itself was fine, no issues apart from the fridge not working. We didn’t even think to let Alen know but he must have worked it out as maintenance came and fixed it. The location was great – a short walk to get coffee and close to the lifts. We were concerned that it might be noisy, but we slept through the New Years Eve party that was held in the Piazza and never heard a peep. Food Due to dietary issues and preference we are very fussy eaters. We have struggled on other cruise lines but not on Princess. The food was outstanding - lots of choice, good quality and delivered hot. We had traditional dinning at the early sitting and had a great serving team (Joven and Richard). Nothing was a bother; they knew our habits and always gave great recommendations. We either had room service or went to the buffet for lunch. Happy with both – room service would have got rave reviews except on the last sea day I got burnt chicken tenders and cold chips. Earlier in the cruise the food was perfect, although once we had an almost hour wait. This was an anomaly as most other days it was fine. One thing to note – on the days it was rough they had a reduced menu as they were unable to use the fryers for safety reasons. Not really a food issue but we were assigned the Botticelli restaurant which could only be accessed via deck 7. This meant we had to go up from 5 to 7, walk to the other end of the ship and then down to 6. In general, this would have been ok but for a person with mobility issues this was a real hassle. Considering we had multiple notes / flags on our account re mobility and completed the special needs form it would have been great if we had been put in a different dinning room. I know we could have gone to anytime dinning but our next table people were so fantastic we didn’t want to leave them. Entertainment Like food, this is very subjective. We enjoyed the shows and the guest entertainers seemed well received. If you ever get the chance to see Jon Darsk do it! Even if you don’t like classical music he is a flamboyant pianist entertainer and you can not help but admire his skill. The standout for us was the Pop Choir – Jeremy the Asst Cruise Director was our Choir master and it was a such a positive & affirming experience. By the end of the cruise we were on nodding acquaintance with most of the 70 participants. The negative was the lack of seating in public areas - particularly the piazza. On previous cruise lines we have spent a lot of time listening to music in lounges but on the Ruby we often could not find seats in venues. We missed a number of events because of this - the must do events required arriving 45-30 min early. Excursions We had one excursion cancelled by Princess (in Hobart) but the Melbourne one was great. I understand the comments re price of ships tours, but for us the quality of the experience made it worth it. With mobility issues these were catered for and made the excursion more relaxed and comfortable for us. Disembarkation We had wheelchair assistance and booked a transfer via Princess. Everything went super smooth – we were off the ship and at the airport within an hour of our call time. Overall We had a great cruise and subsequently booked the for the next 2 years. We had some limited medallion features rolled out on our cruise and can’t wait for the full experience. Our little issues did put a damper on some of the experience, but I know I was not forward in expressing my disappointment or advocating for ourselves. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Choose 4 day New Year’s Eve cruise for something different having previously cruised with Golden on South Pacific holiday. Embarkation at Auckland was messy and uncoordinated. Ships Interior condition seems to have lost it’s ... Read More
Choose 4 day New Year’s Eve cruise for something different having previously cruised with Golden on South Pacific holiday. Embarkation at Auckland was messy and uncoordinated. Ships Interior condition seems to have lost it’s “shine” for more of a better word with worn carpet in areas and faded chairs and lounges. Notice confetti in atrium centre light that was there 3 years ago. Biggest disappointment was wifi access. Payed $99 for 220mins and within the second day was used up. No way had we used almost 4 hours in that time and the speed of internet is 3rd world. Most hotels offer complimentary wifi and it feels like the ship is holding you hostage from the outside world. Good points about the cruise, food was plentiful and delicious and our cabin housekeeper (Allan Signey) was superb. Overall my wife and I were very much looking forward to this cruise, but were left very underwhelmed. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
First ever cruise with princess line, all I can say is that we were very disappointed from start to finish. The list is to long for me to write about, it started from getting on the boat until we disembarked. The room was great, the ... Read More
First ever cruise with princess line, all I can say is that we were very disappointed from start to finish. The list is to long for me to write about, it started from getting on the boat until we disembarked. The room was great, the food was a joke !! I don’t think I’ll ever travel on the princess line again . Have been on many other cruises before but this one was a huge disappointment. How the hell can you run out of food 3 days running, not have the wine you drinks on board, even though it’s on the wine lists , waiting for nearly 2 hours for our entrees in the crown grill, not having a blender at the bar to make iced coffees that were on their bar drinks list , and the list goes on. Better step it up Princess line , you’ve lost me as a customer, and I’ve done 7 cruises this year , no more with you... Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
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 Princess cruises. My ... Read More
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 Princess cruises. My wife and i were excited to be joining friends on board for an end of year cruise some of whom have had many enjoyable trip with Princess lines. As always we booked a balcony suite with upgrades and looked forward to the big day, on the day no priority check in, just all 3000 passengers corralled in like animals at the same time for check in. Then it was a fight to board everyone pushing for position on the gang ways. My wife was in a wheel chair and had the misfortune of meeting 3 different strangers falling onto her lap as we made or way onto the ship due to the pushing and shoving. Finally got to our room which was lovely, pre- arranged drinks nibbles and flowers in our room great(flowers lasted 2 days before wilting away).The shower was supposed to have a disability stool in it no stool and none available, The bedding had small tears in the cover and bottom sheet that was only viable when un-tucked (see photos). The usual friendly smiling staff were few and far between, almost no waiters in the bars or theaters to wait on you,Daily entertainment was non existent even no bingo until the finial day which seemed a last resort attempt, buffet food was average they ran out of bacon twice in 2 days. Restaurant food and services was rushed and mass produced, a lot of the food was not hot and very bland, they were very quick to charge us for drinks but very slow in the drinks coming having on several occasions to ask where were our drinks i can only report for the first day and a half because i contracted food poisoning on day 2 from food at the buffet lunch and was quarantined to my room for rest of voyage, the only good thing was they had a great selection of movies to watch on TV.We were told because of my condition we would have to wait until all passengers had left the ship Ah no they came and got and seated us with the rest of the passengers departing all together, after 3 attempts trying to explain to the persons in charge of disembarking i contacted medical services who tore a strip of the person in charge, but didn't make any difference we still got of with remaining passengers. We have voiced our concerns with Princess Cruisers and have been told it could take a month to respond. We have 2 more cruises booked this year with the same company ,i dont think we will be sailing with them. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Chose a 3 day cruise as it is my first time. Really enjoyed it. The entertainment was superb. Just wanted a short trip to revitalise ourselves and it was perfect. Fabulously friendly staff who were a lot of fun. Highly recommended. Food ... Read More
Chose a 3 day cruise as it is my first time. Really enjoyed it. The entertainment was superb. Just wanted a short trip to revitalise ourselves and it was perfect. Fabulously friendly staff who were a lot of fun. Highly recommended. Food was beautiful. Next time we'd try the restaurants as well. Pools were clean. Rooms cleaned, beds turned back curtains closed every day. Free pizza fries ice creams just brilliant. Cabin was perfect in size. Small bathroom but adequate. Whole ship was very clean and tidy. Shops bars and restaurants all very classy. Game shows etcetera were very very funny. Comedian excellent and very witty Not fussed on the magic come musical show. Magic not particularly good, singing fine but not very interesting. Didn't have a wow factor sorry. Pianist singer in crooners bar on sunday night was exceptional, loved her. Si ger and band in main atrium also superb but a few too many abba songs for my liking. Overall a fantastic 3 days. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
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. REVIEW: Embarkation ... Read More
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. REVIEW: Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly. SHIP: This ship is way too small for the number of guests it serves. The Princess theater never had enough seats for people. The buffet dining area was a joke !!! Very hard to find a place to sit. Hallways are very narrow and the layout is crazy. You are constantly running into dead ends and have to go up two floors, cross over, then back down !! FOOD: Buffet food was always the same ! One day there was a "seafood" section and it was as if people had not eaten in days. A total feeding frenzy! The dining room selection was boring and the service took forever !! We ate in the "Grill" one night and it was very good. It is just annoying to have to pay for a restaurant on a cruise. ENTERTAINMENT: IF you could find a seat, there were a few shows. They were just ok..nothing memorable. They repeated the same shows two nights in a row. SERVICE: The waitstaff and the room stewards were very nice and helpful. The customer service counter staff as well as the excursion desk staff were rude and very curt. CABINS: The mini suite was snug for 3 people. The sofa that makes into a bed is NOT a pull out sofa. It is a twin daybed configuration so don't expect a full size bed ! The twin beds are the most narrow beds I have seen. The deluxe balcony room was very small. The bathroom was tiny. The shower had the old fashioned shower curtain and so you always had water on the floor. You could literally stand in the shower and reach over the toilet and use the sink...it was that small. You can not open the bathroom door and have someone be using the closet. Not enough room for two people. There are two nightstands with two small drawers each. That is it !!! Our children, ages 26, 28 & 31 were bored most of the time. During the sea days, there is nothing to do during the day. Thank goodness for a few silly game type shows in the Princess Live theater. This cruise did not have many people of that age bracket on board. The major population was Asian, then Australian, Canadian and a few of us Americans. Average age was 60 probably. EXCURSIONS: In Hobart we took the excursion to an animal preserve. What a disappointment ! Yes, it is wonderful that they are helping injured animals and I respect that...BUT.... the excursion was 12:30 - 3:30 and the animals are all nocturnal except for the kangaroos . Obviously, one does not see many of the animals because they are in their habitat asleep !! In Tauranga we took a private tour to the Hobbiton and it was great. OVERALL: We loved the destinations but were VERY disappointed with the ship and the cruise. This was not the usual Princess cruise so if you plan on taking this, just prepare yourself. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
I have sailed on Princess twice before and Always got exceptional service. Unfortunately it seems the bigger the ship the less service one gets. From the person selling the coffee cards to the dining and general staff, I was under the ... Read More
I have sailed on Princess twice before and Always got exceptional service. Unfortunately it seems the bigger the ship the less service one gets. From the person selling the coffee cards to the dining and general staff, I was under the impression that either the staff were over worked or actually more like they just didn't care. I blame the management for this overall lack of ' friendlyness ' Every other Princess cruise we did was excellent from the time we embarked to the time we disembarked the excursions, the staff and entertainment were of the highest standard. Unfortunately the MAJESTIC PRINCESS has let the team down. I hope this will go a little way to get things right on that Magnificent ship ten out of ten to the builders on decorators a superb job well done I am quite a happy go lucky person, but when you pay a premium price for an expected holiday one would like to think that a cruise line like Princess would do it every time as they have in the past. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
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 impressions was this ship is ... Read More
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 impressions was this ship is huge.. and it is.. But at the same time it never really felt too full even though there was 4100 passengers. The only exceptions were the theatre and buffet at peak times. Good points: * Room staff - friendly, love a chat and very good at what they do. 100% rating here! * Dining room food and experience - used anytime dining and never waited longer than 5 or so minutes for a table. Once in there the quality and choice was great! Menu always changing and plenty of options. Even for my vegetarian wife. * Room - inside cabin. Plenty of cardboard space and very comfy beds and pillows. * Hollywood adults only area - Great place to chill out and apart from the day in the fiords always had chairs available. Must admit it didn’t seem like a cruise full of kids though - unlike Carnvial last Xmas. * Room service - only really used for Breakfast and there was no charge. It was always on time and always hot! * excursions - never went on any organised via the ship. Found plenty to do onshore ourselves. * Port stops - ship always on time and easy on and off. Only had 1 tender port at Akaroa and even that was well organised. * Condition of the ship - very good! And so it should be as it is only 3 years old.. there was always crew making sure the high standards were kept up. Not so good points: * Theatre too small for the more popular shows - need to be there 1/2 before. Some shows they even had to have a 3rd viewing the day after in the middle of the day. * Buffet - although quality of meats and pastries was great the buffet itself lacks variety.. got a bit boring so we avoided in the end. * Organised activities onboard during sea days were very limited and average compared to other cruises we have been on. And the weird thing was so many were ‘unhosted’ by princess staff.. it was turn up and organise yourself. Hosted things were quizzes and dance classes and odd games that were held sometimes in odd places on the ship as there really weren’t many places that they could hold them. * Piazza - the place were most things happen on the ship. So busy and only limited seating even though it is 3 levels high.. the only real place on the ship to dance and very limited space. OTHER INFO: Drinks - beers approx from AU$8 and cocktails from AU$11. Drinks package was AU$86 per day but we didn’t have. Coffee AU$4 each of coffee card AU$38 for 15 coffees.. barista coffee quality hit and miss depending on who makes it - there are about 5 options for where to get barista on the ship. Room Service - limited menu but it is all free unless ordering pizza where there is a AU$3 charge. Pay Extra restaurants - unusually didn’t try these this time so can’t comment. We were more than happy with main dining room food. BYO - not well advertised but you can take your own soft drink cans (soda) onboard and also 1 bottle of wine per adult with no charge. Just make sure you carry them on and don’t put in suitcase as it will delay you luggage arrival to your room. Internet - 12 night cruise - social plan was AU$99 limited to 300MB per day - premium was AU$150 500MB per day - ultra premium was AU$199 700MB per day. Internet generally quite slow especially on sea days when everyone was using. Can share plan between devices but only one can use at once. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
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 design of the ship ... Read More
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 design of the ship beautiful but missed the sky walker bar, and other lounge areas that are on the older ships like Regal Princess, the marketplace was too small and food choices ordinary, staff were unfriendly had no joy, there was a definite lack of service on this ship in the dining rooms and buffet. If you wanted a drink with dinner or lunch you had to look for a waiter yourself in the buffet. The piazza opens out over a number of levels and is the main hub for entertainment so no quiet areas to sit and have a coffee with friends, the walking track is split in half so you have to go through the basketball courts to get to the other side, unlike older ships this is a design fault. The gym is well equipped and the adult hollywood pool bar is a great innovation with only two hot tubs though it can get a bit crowded on at sea days. The menu needs updating in all dining rooms everyday same things on offer, and when special seafood days are planned in the marketplace buffet, staff should serve passengers portions or control number of plates taken by passengers. Also only two washbowls at the buffet are not enough and staff should be there to monitor hand washing to stop infection, we watched big groups of people walk in and not wash their hands. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
We have done over 30 cruises, with over 20 on Princess. This is our second cruise on the Royal Class ships. We do not like the new layout. Too big with over 4000 passengers. All our old favourite dance venues have disappeared including ... Read More
We have done over 30 cruises, with over 20 on Princess. This is our second cruise on the Royal Class ships. We do not like the new layout. Too big with over 4000 passengers. All our old favourite dance venues have disappeared including Explorers Lounge, Wheelhouse bar, Club Fusion and the Sky lounge. It seems these have been replaced by more cabins and restaurants. All the dancing on the Royal class ships is in the atrium/piazza. Unfortunately the dance floor gets quite chaotic with toddlers, young kids, teenagers, line dancers all trying to use at the one time. We reported the presence of young unassisted kids on the dance floor to the staff as this was a real safety issue. No action was taken. On News Year eve, people were dancing on the floor with beer bottles and wine glasses - another safety issue. Many of the people who were dancing were wearing shorts and thongs even at 10pm. No dress standards are enforced. The food in the Marketplace buffet was sub standard compared with other ships. The head chef is non-European. The four aisles in the Marketplace could not cope when 4000 passengers decide to have breakfast at the same time. Utter confusion. The central bench layout on other ships is a much better format. Also two small wash bowls at the entrance to the Marketplace was totally inadequate. The ship especially caters for the Chinese market with lots of Chinese families on board. The two bands on the ship Evolution and Silver Lining were excellent. We definitely prefer Princess's smaller ships such as Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire, Crown etc. In conclusion, in our opinion bigger isn't always better. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
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 Internet was not very good. ... Read More
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 Internet was not very good. It was slow or non existent The staff were very good The waiter staff were exceptional Named Kit and Natalia. Bar staff Gabriella and Kataryna excellent and very hard working appearing almost everywhere on the ship at all hours. When do they sleep Replacing the VIP gaming lounge with the Crooners bar and Lounge was a master stroke Spent many hours here just sitting and relaxing. Vista lounge also working like always rather then Vista Gaming. Vista is a great alternate venue for entertainment. Also Princess Live is completely different venue than previous experience. Like a mini theatre Great for game shows and comedians etc. Having a secondary coffee shop to the International cafe is a real bonus. Takes pressure off during peak coffee times. Like 10.00 am for instance Summing up. Great ship and staff Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
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, air-conditioned, safe box, ... Read More
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, air-conditioned, safe box, minibar, movies on demand and the ensuite bathroom that was small but pleasant. Anytime dining was just amazing. Lots of quality food options were available - Mexican, Italian, French, vegetarian. My favorite place was BAKERY :) The room service is so quick and there were no separate charges. It was a 12-nights on the cruise and has no boring moments because the cruise has a wide range of entertainment programmes throughout the day. Also, it was so big that you will find a new place every day when you explore it. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The events organized by cruise were fabulous :) Fully recommended this ship to all age group of people. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
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 the moment we ... Read More
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 the moment we arrived at the dock, the staff couldn't be more helpful. Our bag was taken and we were ushered through the embarkation process. Staff were on hand to help me aboard and then handed over to on board crew to be taken to our wheelchair accessible balcony stateroom. The room was fabulous with plenty of space to maneuver my chair and a spacious wet room bathroom. The bed was comfortable and housekeeping was discrete and very good. The food was fabulous and we stopped eating at the buffet after one breakfast, otherwise we would have over eaten. Sticking to the dining room still gave us 3 courses with plenty to choose from. 5 star food and service. I was a little under whelmed by the live shows, but there was plenty of other entertainment available. We didn't take any excursions as these seemed to be a bit on the pricey side. But it was easy to enjoy exploring the ports ourselves. The only negative I found was not purchasing a "Drinks" package prior to boarding. It's too easy to run up your on board account, even with just soft drinks and wine. HINT: Take your own fizzies on board as there is no rule against this and put in your cabin fridge. We disembarked in Sydney and again staff helped to make it a very smooth procedure. If you sail on the Majestic Princess see the most lovely bar waiter, Pranab, on Deck 17 and tell him Katrina sent you. We will be sailing with Princess again in the near future. Note: Do not book a cruise during School Holidays. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
My boyfriend wanted to go to Australia so we booked this cruise. New Zealand was amazing and so was Tasmania. We had a balcony room which was amazing for the Fiordlands even though the weather wasn't great that day it was still an ... Read More
My boyfriend wanted to go to Australia so we booked this cruise. New Zealand was amazing and so was Tasmania. We had a balcony room which was amazing for the Fiordlands even though the weather wasn't great that day it was still an amazing experience. We went a few days prior and spend some time in Auckland New Zealand which was a wonderful city and then spend a couple days in Sydney Australia as well.. A trip of a life time and thanks to Princess Cruises we will for sure be taking another one of there cruises . The food on the ship was also great. We did anytime dining so we could pick and choice when we wanted to have our dinner. The buffet was a bit crowded but thats to be expected. The Harmony Restaurant and Sur La Table were also great for an additional charge. There were also plenty of activities during sailing days as well. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
We chose this cruise because it was the last Princess cruise in this part of the world to start and finish in Auckland, saving flight and accommodation costs. It wasn't our first choice of time of year, we usually cruise when the ... Read More
We chose this cruise because it was the last Princess cruise in this part of the world to start and finish in Auckland, saving flight and accommodation costs. It wasn't our first choice of time of year, we usually cruise when the kids are at school, but as it was over Christmas we thought the celebrations would overcome that. We had a priority boarding pass, but they said they didn't do priority boarding and we had to wait our turn (in group 5). Don't tell us we have if it's not going to happen! Unfortunately, although our age group would have made up around 50% of the cruisers, the entertainment was not aimed at us. The music was so loud I ended up with a migraine early in the cruise. The music was also, to my ears, quite raucous and shrieky. We've been used to light classical string quartets, etc, and the musicians are normally happy to take requests. This didn't happen this time. The string duo had electronic instruments which seemed to be turned up to suit the damaged hearing of the younger generation. I had to complain twice to even get any action. They couldn't find my first complaint even though I'd had a phone call about it. We saw two comedians and they were only there for two days. Would have liked to see more of them both. The magician, on once, was average. The cabin was the usual balcony cabin with great cabin steward, but the aircon was too stuffy or too cold. Bernini dining room - the service was excellent, the food not so good. I had to send gristly meat back twice. The Wifi kept stopping and going back to a different number of minutes left and showed as if it was still connected. We were told that we would be disembarking at Queens Wharf in Auckland, and I told my family to pick us up there. It was only when I noticed we were alongside Princes Wharf that I realised they had changed without telling us. This caused problems disembarking and I saw an elderly woman struggling downstairs with 2 suitcases to the deck below where we had expected to disembark. We probably wouldn't cruise Princess again after the last two cruises. Something would have to change! Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
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. We boarded in ... Read More
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. We boarded in Auckland, which was the last 8 night leg of the reposition cruise that started in Vancouver. We Stayed on for a continuation cruise of 10 days which did round trip Sydney. We had cruised on Princess twice in the past. Once in 2006 which was a great experience and again in 2010 which was not great! We had no idea what to expect from this experience. Unfortunately, it was a lot more not great than the one in 2010! This ship is just plain old and what I would call a rust bucket! There is no coat of paint that is going to make this sad ship up to what Princess claims it's standards are. The balconies are rusted out as well as all the sprinkler heads. Whenever I walked on the outer decks I looked up and saw rust. When we got a close up of the ships body while we were boarding the tenders, you could see just how horrible it was. There are tons of coats of paint chipping away, marks all over and just plain ugly. The cabin and deck furnishings are all very outdated and worn. There are two plugs in the entire cabin! One by the vanity and one up near the ceiling, above the corner cabinet. I heard many people complaining about the lack of places to plug phones and electronics. If you need a sleep apnea machine, be sure to bring a long extension cord because it has to travel quite a ways for a plug. The standard balcony cabin is about the smallest I've seen in the past 7 years or so. There is a vanity chair and that's it! I can't remember when I've been in a balcony cabin without a couch. This was the poorest choice I could have made for 18 days at sea. There was enough space in the closet and cabinet for all our clothes. The bathroom was the standard telephone booth size with cracked shower floors and moldy shower curtain. The shower head does not come off the wall so it made it that much more difficult to shower. We had not issues with the plumbing but many people on the Deck 12 were complaining about toilet issues and water being turned off for lengths of time. The cabin Stewards and Dining room staff were about the best I've seen at sea which is true to form for what Princess once was. They were always the most pleasant people on the ship. I will note that we did not get one towel animal which I guess is something they have stopped. Not a big deal at all, just something that surprised me. For the most part the Horizon buffet staff was also excellent. They attended to the tables and delivered drinks without ever having to ask. I did encounter a few of the food attendants that did not seem to like their jobs very well. I've been on other ships where they allow the guests to put their own toast through the toast machine so you can have hot toast. The Carnival products seem to think we are not capable of toasting our own bread so they have a person on each side of the buffet just running toast through the machine. They toast giant stacks of bread and then bring them to the warming trays. For 15 days I had rubber toast! On the 16th day I asked for hot english muffins out of the toaster. You would have thought that woman was going to have to go in the basement, bake the muffins then toast them. She kept telling me the toast in the bins was fresh and I needed to take it from there. This annoyed me more than most other issues we had. It was a simple request that I made very nicely. This is one of the main reasons I will not choose to EVER cruise on Princess again. Sounds unreasonable, but everyone has their breaking point! There was not a person that we met in the 18 days that did not agree with us that the food was terrible. Sauces were heavy and over salted. One comment I kept hearing was "there is a whole lot of brown food on that buffet!" Everything was swimming in a sauce. Many of the carving meats were over cooked and dry. They served various kinds of flat fish every day but they were prepared everyday the same way, drowned in butter or oil. The buffet breakfast was just a disgrace. The way they prepared that food was a crime. They would have trays of fried eggs on a warming dish for hours. They were dried out to the point of feeling like hockey pucks. You couldn't find one egg with a running yoke. The same thing with the eggs Benedict. They were all hard boiled....every single day! It really is a sin that they destroyed so much good food. The scrambled eggs were all chopped up so small it was like eating cottage cheese. The only saving grace was the omelet station. You needed lots of time for that though! They had no cream at all for the coffee. It was all skim or regular milk. Just about everything was so budget and you could tell. The specialty steak restaurant was a joke. If that was supposed to be like a fine steakhouse, they missed that mark by a mile. I got a steak that was less than 1/2" thick and tasted like a salt lick. I specifically asked for little to no seasoning, but that was something they just paid no attention to. The baked potato was dry and like a rock. The whole experience was horrible. The regular dining room food was hit or miss. Some nights they would have a decent amount of choices, none of which were tasted that great. Most nights there were no choices we would eat. They did NOT have a steak on the "every night" menu. I have never been on a cruise where you could not get a steak in the dining room every night if you choose. At the bottom of the menu they have choices of good food for an extra cost of between $20 to $40. That's something I've never seen before either. It's like, if you want good food, you will now have to pay extra for that. If it was anything like the steakhouse, it wouldn't be worth it anyway. I can't imagine paying extra for any of the crap they served. The entertainment was not too bad on the 8 night Auckland to Sydney part of the cruise. Once they changed over to and "Australian" cruise line (all the money went to aud) for the Sydney round trip, the entertainment went right down the tubes. It was horrible. The singers were ancient, the comedians were old and Princess dancers would have a hard time performing on the stage with the Norwegian cruise staff. The best part of any of the entertainment was the games shows, etc. put on and run by the cruise director and staff. However, they held them all in rooms that were too small so if you did not get there at least 30 minutes ahead of each even, you were not going to get a seat. Many nights our dinner ran late and we could not go to an event because we could not sit. The worst part of the entire cruise was the fact that almost all the ports in Australia are tender ports. Princess is either too cheap or too stupid to have gotten large ferries in all the ports. They had a system where you went down to a showroom at a time they announced in the morning to get a number to get off the ship on to a tender that would take you to a port. If you are an elite member, no problem. They take all elite members off first. If you have a million dollar tour that you purchased through Princess they took you off on the tenders first as well. If you just wanted to go to shore or booked your own excursions through viator or other wholesaler you were out of luck for getting off that ship in less than 2 hours. In one port we were unable to get off the ship until 11:30am. We arrived in port at 7:00am!!! It was ridiculous. One day many people never even got off the ship. By the time their number was called they felt it was too late to get off. The tenders took about 40 minutes each way on most the stops. Finally, after many angry shouting matches, there were Ferry tenders in two of the stops. It still took forever to get off, but at least we didn't miss our excursion. By the way, something we noticed was they NEVER looked at your tender number! The average shore excursion cost over $175 per person and that was for a 4hour tour. Most tours were 8 hours or more and cost in excess of $275. Princess was charging $479pp for The alpine express excursion from Christchurch to Arthur's pass. It included a bus from the port to Christchurch which was about an hours drive. The train, if purchased directly costs $149.00!! This is just robbery. Princess gets away with it because they scare the life out of everyone by telling them if you don't take a Princess cruise, you might miss the boat on the return. Many tour operators will guarantee to get you back to the ship on time or get you to the next port if you miss the boat because of them!!! Look around and compare! This cruise ship staff created so many situations where guests were made to wait in lines and get angry. They didn't even have an organized line at the guest services. Many days people started yelling and fighting because guests would just walk up to the counter and ignore the lines. I've never seen a ship run more poorly than this one. When they turned over to the Australian Dollar from US Dollars in Sydney, no one at the front desk knew how to convert the currency. I was given an amount and then called in my room to come back to the guest services because they gave me too much money.....that was after it took them over an hour to figure out what they did give me. It took over 4 days for them to get most of the casino slot machines up and working after departing from Sydney. I couldn't imagine how much money they lost because there were no machines to play. It was just crazy. I'm not sure who is responsible for most of what goes on aboard that ship, the Captain or headquarters but someone should be fired! Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
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 marginally better. Service ... Read More
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 marginally better. Service poor not enough staff in the dining rooms. Staff were excellent trying to provide a good service but just didn’t have enough staff. Food - better than the sun princess. Still lacking in variety. Disembarkation slightly better than sun princess. Lots of queuing. Cabin was very good. Entrainment poor. A lot of passenger entrainment as opposed to professional entrainment which was poor quality. Very quiet in the evenings after 9.30pm lifeless. Not many people in the bars etc in evenings. Drinks expensive. Service poor general in dining rooms. Buffet lack of variety. Ports of call great. Would not recommend. Would only consider for itinerary if there were no other cruises offering the itinerary we want. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Already Booked?

Get to know who you’ll be sailing with

Find a Cruise

Easily compare prices from multiple sites with one click