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Princess Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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148

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148 Princess Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews


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essex traveller

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Destination good, ship poor

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Chosen because of its destination. New Zealand. First impression. The ship was big. Cabin was very comfortable. Nice touch with floor lights when using the bathroom at night. Plenty of hanging space and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Todh barber

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointed

Hi all My wife and son and myself choose this cruise as it left from Melbourne our home city easier we thought. We found the ship to be leaking and the age group on boat old honestly if you didn't have a ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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chrisgill54

7 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

NZ was ace but not fan of Princess

This was the cruise of our dreams....and New Zealand didn't let us down. Sadly there was much to disappoint on board. We found organisation often chaotic specially on days we had to tender. You had to queue ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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thekirtons2002

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disapppointing

We were on the six day segment from Sydney to Adelaide. So the major issue with this cruise was the poor attitude and service from the staff. With the exclusion of the cabin stewards, the rest displayed ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Dustoff70

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Exremely dissapointed

Chose this cruise sailing from Sydney to see the Fiordlands unfortunately we were not told that there is only a small chance to see them, Apparently the ships are often denied entry to the Fiords because of possible ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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porterstarbird

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

No Love for the Love Boat

My wife and I traveled aboard Sun Princess (our 54th cruise among various lines) because of a long-held desire to see New Zealand and Fiji. In general, our experience was that we have previously had on Holland ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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shane54

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Waste of money

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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susclarsen2

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not up to Expectations

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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#1cruisecoach

4 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Not good

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. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Aneesh374

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Disappointing first family cruise.

We went on this cruise during our 2 weeks holiday season (Christmas and new year) and wished for a relaxing holiday as anyone else would. I booked a mini-suite to ensure the experience for family with 3yr old is ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Tsadaq

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

BELOW STANDARD IN SO MANY WAYS

Golden princess is a tired old ship that urgently needs a refit.This wont happen soon as it is to be sold back to P&O in late 2020. Our mini suite with balcony had a dated interior and was of a lesser standard than ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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matthewh

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nothing but trouble on the Majestic

went on this cruise because AUS and NZ were on are bucket list. The cruise was a problem from the get go check in people were rude and we experience are first Princess take away no lanyard were provided, of course ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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royceg1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

POORLY DESIGNED SHIP THAT THE CHINESE REJECTED !!!!

SIMPLY DONT GO ON THIS SHIP Originally rejected by the chinese this poorly planned ship has very average food lack of areas to sit and have a drink. NO PROMONADE DECK UNLESS YOU LIKE THE LOOK OF TENDERS An ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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rroadrun

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Quite boring

it was full of old people not much to do entertainment was poorly organised. veriety of food was poor,the food was basically the same day in day out in lido deck 15,breakfast mainly. it was annoying to find ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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emptycar

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Take your money elsewhere!

This ship is in dire need of retirement. Embarkation and disembarkation: Boarding the ship went well - no problems here. Disembarkation was also fine until the staff member went to scan our room cards as we were ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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izzywalker

6 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

Disappointing cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Lindymc9

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

We did this cruise once before and it was great. Shocking disappointment this time. The customers were very careful about hygiene, hand washing taking all precautions. However the staff let us down and were ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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CritiCat

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Sadly lacking

We expected a lot more based on the past experiences related to us by friends and family. The room service menu left a lot to be desired even when they delivered what we ordered, which was about 10% of the time. You ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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CLang

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Probably last Princess

We chose this cruise mainly due to the itinerary, to fall in the middle of a month long trip to Australia. I do take the responsibility of not considering the amount of sea days vs port days. Four ports on a ten ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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PJLEGEND1962

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Poor Food Quality, Overcrowded, Stateroom Dramas

We regularly travel for work between Melbourne and Adelaide, and decided to take a Cruise for a change rather than driving. Chance to see Port Lincoln and Kangaroo Island as well which would be a new experience. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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DJMarsh

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

High Expectations

Our expectations had been set to expect a high quality cruise experience. Unfortunately reality didn’t measure up. My husband and I travelled with our 17 year old daughter. This was our first experience with ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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jarydr

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Lovely ship but a lot of sickness on board

Just completed Shanghai to Brisbane - 20 nights and still sick. My numerous attempts to speak to management re lack of enforced handwashing/cleaning of handrails etc, fell on deaf ears, Every night in the ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Redeye01

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Owner’s suite B751

Golden princess Off to bad start Princess couldn’t find our boarding passes, had to wait half an hour while they made up new ones. Club class dinning steak like leather . This has happened twice so far, I ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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9344419791267

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

ship to big

we chose this ship because it was new but it is badly designed you have to go to different floors to get from one end to the other end of the ship food was average would not sail again on this one found the sun and ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Summutha

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Dilapidated Ship - No more happy hours.

I chose this cruise over a Sydney to Melbourne one as had the need to go one way or the other (function in Melbourne). Unfortunately this ship is getting very old & has some challenging issues. The toilet ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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