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Princess Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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283

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148

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283 Princess Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews


Libray avatar

Libray

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Saw some nice things, BUT!

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My first experience with Princess and I have to say on this size ship it will probably be my last. The ship itself was fine, although the elevators were always crammed with people and mobility scooters etc. which ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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PBMCM

1 Review Written

Sea Princess Cruise NZ in February

Always wanted to see New Zealand and we thought that a cruise would provide the best opportunity to visit the various regions. We took the New Zealand 15 day cruise with Princess and were booked on the Sea ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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dancerjoy

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

We chose this cruise because it went around parts of Australia and the overall package seemed a really good deal to us. We hadn't cruised Princess before but had heard good reviews and that it was a step above RCI ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Skydollnw

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Itinerary great ship quality needs to be updated

Great itinerary but not great pre cruise drink packages no bottled water packages so brought a case on ourselves . Ship was rusty on our mini suite deck and other spare as. Staff were mostly friendly but some could ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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hen302

4 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Very good value for money - a good average cruise ship

One of the attractions of this cruise was that it left and returned to Melbourne, which saved us the trip to Sydney. We were a group of six - myself and husband and our 2 adult kids and their partners. We wanted a ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Dollywobble

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Dissapointed

We chose this cruise because of the route from Sydney to Singapore, but it was terminated at Perth because of the Coronavirus. It was announced during a show in the theatre by the captain, whereas we understood the ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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cuenca

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

New Zealand

This is our 5th cruise with Princess, we have had good luck in the past. BUT this ship was way to big, too many people and the service was not as good. The new arrangement with most public places open to the ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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PandRBarry

4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

We chose this cruise mainly for the South Island and the fjords. We had great weather up to Dunedin where it down poured all day. We woke up early to see the amazing sail in to Akaroa which is a tender port. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Ronnie12156

1 Review Written

3 Day Cruise to nowhere

First short cruise we’ve undertaken. Family and friends get together. Embarkation and disembarkation very smooth as took advantage of our platinum Captain’s Circle benefits. All our group had sailed ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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marghw

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Lovely to relax and be spoiled for 12 days

We selected this cruise because it was to and from Australia and would include Milford Sound which we did not see on our last cruise there when we entered the sound at 5am and departed at 6am (all in the dark). We ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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pinors

4 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Never felt crowded.

This was an 8 night cruise from Sydney to Melbourne, Hobart then back to Sydney. Boarding was easy and painless, about the best cruise line we have experienced for this. The ship is new, clean and despite it's large ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Twedie

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not up to Princess's usual standard

Embarkation at Adelaide was a nightmare. No one available to help with the bags, was expected to move them myself. A bit difficult at 74 with two large suitcases. Wilson security staff kept giving contradictory ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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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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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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Dan Donoghue

1 Review Written

Princess is still okay value for money but has gone downhill in the last 2 years

We have done this cruise a number of times and we love it however, in January 2019 we noticed a sharp decline in the food on the ship in comparison to prior years, we cruised on the same ship again in December 2019 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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LYNNE Frances

1 Review Written

Average on ship, some interesting points of interest at ports.

Chose this cruise for family of 8. Three children under 18, parents in 40’s and grandparents over 60. We grandparents have spent much time on Sea Princess, each sailing we notice the cut downs everywhere - ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Need a holiday

1 Review Written

Fun cruise for family with teenagers but no good for wheelchairs

Like a lot of NZ cruises recently we missed out on Milford Sound based on a flimsy weather excuse. There was good weather and seas all around NZ for the entire cruise. I feel like featuring Milford Sound on the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Diannedave

1 Review Written

Ports were great

It was a xmas cruise and was australia tasmania and new zealand. would have done 3 days in bay of islands at the end of our cruise if we had been aware. Lack of signage on stairwell and floors. theatre too small ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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asdf1245

6 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Could have been oh so much better

We chose this as our first Xmas Cruise, it could have been oh so much better. Embarkation was brilliant. 15 minutes from getting out of the taxi with our baggage to arriving in our Cabin. We've done a few ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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qxrobb

2 Reviews Written

Loved Tasmania and New Zealand but cruise was something else

I chose this cruise to fulfill my bucketlist excursion to Tasmania AND New Zealand. Tasmania and New Zealand did not disappoint but the cruiseship did for a single traveler. Despite having been on Princess cruises ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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monitatam

1 Review Written

Disappointing holiday

The food at the Horizon Buffet restaurant became poorly after a few days. We were eating yesterday's food or leftovers. The coffee taps ran out of coffee. The water tap didn't work. stain marks on cutlery always. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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NormanNInglis

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First and Last Princess Cruise

We chose Princess Cruises because we wanted to see New Zealand. This was our 9th Ocean Cruise with various cruise lines, and we have also been on 10 River Cruises, mostly with Viking. We chose Anytime Dining, not ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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