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Princess Auckland Cruise Reviews

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Very Good

36

Average

37

Poor

17

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37 Princess Auckland Cruise Reviews


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Cruise4476

4 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Friendly Crew but Ship is showing its age

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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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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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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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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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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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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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James Coulton

7 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

A comparison - Majestic Princess and Regal Princess

Majestic Princess, Auckland to Sydney, 18 December 2018 Context: We had previously cruised on the sister ship, Regal Princess (Baltic, August 2018) We note that Majestic Princess has been specifically configured ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Srowe3340

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Very Average

Overall the cruise was ok, it was a Christmas holiday cruise. The service was poor, the food was of a poor quality with the same items repeated every few days. The specialty French Restaurant La Met was amazing, the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Eilssel

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Close but no cigar

Found ship hard to move around, to many pinch points for the number of people moving through, can't walk around ship on any level. Dining Service was slow and unfinished. Entertainment was all at once, seems to stop ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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lionstc

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Days at sea

Embarkation was fine and we were on the ship within 45 minutes. Cabin was fine. Staff in all the bars and restaurants were great. The buffet is not big enough for the amount of people on the ship with the usual ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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vetlag

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Diamond Princess Should Be Renamed: CZ Princess

My husband, and I planned on this cruise for over 2 yrs. We were so excited to visit a part of the world we did not see before, and like the list of ports we would visit. When we booked this cruise (on board the ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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rgulig

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful weather for this cruise throughout New Zealand and Tasmania.

Cruise overall was good. Not spectacular, but good. This was our fifth cruise with Princess, and we were a bit disappointed with the myriad of “little things” that occurred or didn’t occur on the cruise. ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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silver2purple

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointed by Corporate Princess cut-backs. Staff excellent

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Amr0nn

6 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Poor service spoils cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Pierogi2016

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First Time on Princess Cruise/Emerald

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Kurt Alfred

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not so Golden

This is a cruise to connect with the dawn princess coming from sydney on the 9/02/17 .embarkation was no problem because there were only 430 new passengers in auckland . We had a shore tour before we got on the ship ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Chrissy7

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Not wowed by our first cruise.

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. ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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kmatsea

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

This Diamond could use some cleaning & polishing.

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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tombo4ahi

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Pros and Cons

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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lozrox58

2 Reviews Written

Disappointment Princess

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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kiwitraveller2014

1 Review Written

Mixed Bag on the Sun Princess

My experience on the Sun Princess Dec 8th - Dec 21st had good moments and bad moments I was on a cruise from Auckland to Auckland and I got onto the ship thinking I was getting on the ship at the 'beginning' of a ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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redtag

11 Reviews Written

41 Helpful Votes

Diamond in the Rough Water

We arrived in Auckland after a very unpleasant flight on Air Pacific using American miles, uncomfortable seats, bad service and a terrible stop at Fiji airport which was completely disorganized and inadequate. ...
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Sail Date January 2012


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Dee Dell

1 Review Written

We learned a new meaning for the word "Hospitality"

After traveling 22 hours from NJ and having a lovely flight business class on Air New Zealand we were excited to join our 7th cruise (a first with Princess) in Auckland - even though it was 7AM our enthusiasm was ...
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Sail Date February 2010


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