Princess Auckland Cruise Reviews

Your selections (clear selections):
Princess x
Auckland x

Princess Cruises

Cruise Critic Overview

  • Innovative features: Anytime Dining, Movies Under the Stars
  • Globetrotting line that visits hundreds of ports
  • Great option for multigeneration groups
  • Read full overview >>
78 Princess Auckland Cruise Reviews
Cruiser rating
Excellent
44
Very Good
14
Average
16
Poor
3
Terrible
1
See reviews for
Senior Cruises
15
Family Cruises
6
Holiday Cruises
4
Repositioning Cruises
3
Romantic Cruises
3
Rating Summary
Dining
Public Rooms
Cabin
Entertainment
Value for Money
Service
Amr0nn
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
This was our second cruise on the Golden Princess and not a lot had changed in 12 months. Apart from our cabin steward, who was great, most of the other staff we dealt with seemed to be suffering from the after effects of the big storm in ... Read more
silver2purple
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was my 4th Princess Cruise (also been on Avalon, Azamara, Oceania, HAL, Voyages to Antiquity). My 1st Princess cruise was in June 2012, did a 12-night British Isles aboard the Caribbean Princess in an obstructed OV (felt ship itself ... Read more
Pierogi2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We wanted a Cruise that would in compass New Zealand and Australia, Princess fitted the itinerary adequately. However although we enjoyed the cruise overall we felt that it didn't reach our expectations and lacked the little bit extra ... Read more
imatravelholic
Member Since 2011
1 review
43 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because it has been on my list of places to visit all my life. I am a gardener and have always heard of the unique horticulture in New Zealand and Australia. Staying one night at lovely affordable Crown Plaza Hotel near ... Read more
Gamefisher
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
172 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I couldn't find any fault with this cruise. I overnighted at the Mercure Hotel in Auckland and boarded the Emerald Princess the following morning. There were no problems and I loved my outside stateroom on deck 5, near the art gallery - a ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi Gamefisher, we're so happy to hear that you ... Read more
Compare Prices on Princess Cruises
bugsy123
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
because this cruise departed auckland and returned to auckland first to melbourne down to the south island of new zealand travelling via milford sound , dusky sounds port chalmers ( dunedin), akoroa ,wellington, gisbourne ,tauranga , ... Read more
Chrissy7
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
This cruise suited our dates, and length of time. I also thought for a first cruise, a bigger ship would be best. Princess also appeared to have a consistent acceptable standard, and generally very good reviews. The Golden Princess is an ... Read more
Duck Duck Cruise
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
1,833 forum post
12 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We finally made it to New Zealand! This was on our bucket list for a very long time. We had sailed the Diamond one year ago to Asia/Japan and love the ship and found it to be in very good shape, we did not see worn out or torn furniture ... Read more
kmatsea
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
We are a retired couple cruising for the 4th time on Princess. This trip was on my husband's bucket list. We booked 10 days in Australia through a private travel agent--had excellent hotels except in Ayers Rock. The ship condition ... Read more
lordtopcat
Member Since 2015
1 review
33 forum posts
17 helpful votes
I am a 23 year old male, single and a full time student. Decided to treat myself to a little holiday, and started to research cruising. I took the plunge and booked myself on the Golden, for a short row over the Tasman from Auckland to ... Read more
Compare Prices on Princess Cruises
kasr
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
54 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was the first half of 2 back-to-back cruises on Golden Princess. The embarkation process in Auckland was very quick (although there were only about 100 passengers joining). Our cabin on Deck 6 was "Partially Obstructed ... Read more
Helpful? Thank kasr
Regional Victoria Kay
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
15 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We have cruised on this particular ship on 3 previous occasions and love it. The Golden Princess is a large ship and has everything you could possibly want. We had a mini suite and this is the first time our cabin was forward. ... Read more
petmck
Member Since 2010
1 review
19 forum posts
5 helpful votes
As a frequent cruiser with Princess I have noted a number of changes from my last cruise. On this cruise two thirds of the passengers were on their first cruise with Princess. The average age group was much lower than other cruises I ... Read more
Carolined63
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My husband and I are both first time cruisers so were not sure what to expect. We got on in Auckland, we live there so just got dropped off, embarkation was so smooth, we were on the ship in half an hour and our bags delivered within the ... Read more
Steveoka
Member Since 2005
10 reviews
24 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Thankfully we only did a short 6 day crossing from Auckland to Brisbane which was the end of the world cruise. On a positive note the food was acceptable and the shows were of a good standard with a couple of good comediennes and the ... Read more
Compare Prices on Princess Cruises
Alaskanb
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
5,000 forum posts
Diamond Princess: February 15, 2015 Auckland to Sydney. Mini Suite D522. Ages 65 and 72. Much research and decision making went into arranging the details for this marvelous trip. For us the priority on a cruise is the port experiences ... Read more
MV400
Member Since 2005
5 reviews
30 forum posts
Sailed February 2015
After cruising the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska and Tahiti, our next "bucket list" location was to visit Australia and New Zealand. We booked our cruise on the Diamond Princess which cruised from Auckland to Sydney with scenic cruising thru ... Read more
Helpful? Thank MV400
tombo4ahi
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2015
We took a cruise on the Diamond Princess from Auckland NZ ending in Sydney Australia. We had some good experiences and we had some disappointing ones...please allow us to share: Pro's: 1. Great food, did not tire of even after 12 days ... Read more
alwaugh@xtra.co.nz
6 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2015
Diamond Princess January 22nd-February 3, 2015 I am a Platinum cruiser, and this is my 5th voyage on the Diamond, 3rd time this trip, and last time was 2012. Diamond Princess has had a recent $30 Million refit, now aged 11 years old. She ... Read more
DRJVH
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed January 2015
The meet and greet at the airport was excellent. Transfer to the ship was excellent with the driver being very courteous. Upon arrival at embarkation we were shown directly to the counter to check-in. Because we had a transfer, our bags ... Read more
Helpful? Thank DRJVH
Compare Prices on Princess Cruises
bajapen
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
218 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We celebrated her 10th anniversary on this cruise and we found her in great shape except for the really bad beds. As always the food was terrific, staff were excellent and itinerary incredible. Warren Smith is a wonderful cruise director ... Read more
JMR_46
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed January 2014
My husband and I had an amazing vacation on the Diamond Princes. A week or so before our cruise, we were notified that the Norovirus had struck about 60 passengers on the ship and that a full cleaning of the ship would take place before we ... Read more
critie
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
8 forum posts
We did the back to back Auckland-Sydney- Auckland cruise.It was the best cruise we have done [finally made it to elite on the 2nd leg,which helped & our 1st time in a balcony cabin,which made a huge difference].Before we boarded we ... Read more
coatepsyd
Member Since 2012
1 review
56 forum posts
Being in the travel industry, I've become a "cruise ship snob." It takes alot to impress me these days as many ships and lines cut corners. Not the Diamond Princess. She is amazing. Quite large, but never felt very big. The any time dining ... Read more
lozrox58
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
Sailed December 2013
Diamond Princess 23rd December 2013 to 4th January 2014 Auckland to Sydney Embarkation The Auckland cruise terminal was very efficient. Check in and embarkation was quick and smooth. Being relative early around 11.00am we had an easy and ... Read more
Compare Prices on Princess Cruises

Sponsored links

Sponsored links