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Australia & New Zealand Emerald Princess Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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Emerald Princess
Australia & New Zealand
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72 Australia & New Zealand Emerald Princess Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews


TheBlooferLady avatar

TheBlooferLady

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Cyclone followed us to New Zealand

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Apologies for the delay in writing this review. We cruised as a family of 4, myself and husband, mid 40s and two children, an 11yo and 15yo. We chose and booked this cruise about 1.5 years before sailing, as ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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ski-watch

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

The Princess Ship that ‘Lost it’s Crown’

Please be patient in the reading of this comprehensive review which has taken a long while to compile due to the unwillingness of various sources to explain their actions (inactions) whilst on-board this cruise. ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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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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cfuentesm

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Could have been much better

Had to take this cruise because it was the last one doing New Zealand. The ship does not feel renovated nor new. Needs maintenance. Staff was friendly, mostly. But the excursion staff are not prepared to deal with ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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cboyle

36 Reviews Written

118 Helpful Votes

The Far Side of the World, Part 2: New Zealand

We combined our March 18, 2017, New Zealand cruise with the Emerald Princess’ March 7 New Caledonia & Vanuatu cruise I have written a separate review for that cruise and our 4-night pre-cruise stay in Adelaide, ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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dras2

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Sydney to New Zealand East Coast

For us to go to Sydney Austrailia and sail New Zeland was a trip of a life time.  We went 1/2 way around the world.   While Princess has no control over who sails with them there is a demographic of people who ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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jackieak

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

13 night cruising to New Zealand from Sydney

We chose to fly to Sydney from Melbourne the day before embarkation so we wouldn't be rushed and would begin our holiday in a relaxed way. We stayed at the Grace Hotel which we really enjoyed and met our daughter ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Oriananz

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Stabilizer noise in stateroom Plaza 325 Emerald Princess

As always we enjoy planning for our holidays on board Princess Cruises. We've been cruising for around 20 years. This year we decided to do back to back cruises from Sydney. Staff, food and entertainment were ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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peterjohnwormald

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

This was our first cruise and we were surprised at the number of extremely elderly people on board who were are danger to themselves and other people. Many walkers, wheelchairs and motorised wheelchairs. One elderly ...
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Sail Date March 2017


cboyle avatar

cboyle

36 Reviews Written

118 Helpful Votes

The Far Side Of The World, Part 1: New Caledonia & Vanuatu (Pre-Cruise Adelaide)

This review includes information on both our March 7, 2017, New Caledonia & Vanuatu cruise and on our 4-night pre-cruise stay in Adelaide, Australia. The cruise portion of this trip gave us the opportunity to visit ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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tbose55

1 Review Written

Very nice ship but food not so good

This was a once in a life time cruise for us. A chance to see 2 very far away countries, Australia and New Zealand. The ship and crew were very good. Embarkation and debarkation process were very timely and ran ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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not coming back

1 Review Written

Very Disappointed

already had completed two cruises on the sun princess and wanted to expierence a different ship,was very dissapointed with emerald princess in our opinion the sun princess expierence was a lot better,the layout of ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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AlbyofCraigmore

1 Review Written

NZ Cruise. Mar 18-31 2017

Our second NZ cruise. One different port ,Picton. Enjoyed onboard activities, did our own thing for tours, found most onboard offered tours too expensive. Food was excellent, we dined any time, buffet and dining ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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suesinger

4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

New Zealand cruise

Great ports. Princess tours were much better than usual. We also used Shore Tours for most of our private tours. Nigel coordinated tours in 5 ports. Highly recommend the company. Food on cruise was odd. ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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wello

5 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Emerald Princess to South Pacific.

Good cruise, ship of high quality appointments, entertainment good, weather a bit average, food good, service ok. Did this cruiser at a special price, half price deal, to celebrate Wedding anaversary, have been to ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Gaeley

1 Review Written

Very Enjoyable Cruise to New Caledonia and Vanuatu

Wanted to cruise from Australia and had never visited these areas. Started our holiday with two nights in Sydney at the Phillip Street Travelodge. Excellent location and easy to get to Cruise Port. We have ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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sepam

8 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

New Zealand with Australian outback land tour

Going to New Zealand and Australia was a big "bucket list" thing. The Princess cruise/land tour was awesome. We booked an inside cabin since we had mostly port days and spent the day at the Sanctuary during the ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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mgwilson

1 Review Written

Pleasant but could be improved.

"Whilst the Emerald Princess is a beautiful ship, the ladies and myself in our party preferred the Voyager of the Sea we experienced last year.This year I had booked twin beds in our Stateroom but there was a double ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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DaisyandDexter

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Family Holiday

We chose this cruise because it was during school holidays and the departure from Sydney was easy for us. Last January we cruised with Princess out of Singapore and enjoyed it so much decided to go again. The 11 ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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madfisher

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

11 Day Cruise to Vanuatu on Emerald Princess from Sydney

I chose this cruise because I had not been to the north of Vanuatu befor. The ship appealed to me due to size and layout. As soon as you board the feeling of being welcome was there. The atmosphere was so warm ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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eggshellblonde

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

An Excellent Cruise Spoilt by Very Average Food and Entertainment

My wife and I had wanted to do a cruise around both the North and South Islands of New Zealand for a number of years. The only cruise line that was available in November 2016 for this holiday cruise was the ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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foley jill

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Pleasant Surprise!

We chose Princess Lines because we were not happy with another cruise line we had sailed on twice before and this time we were definitely not disappointed . Embarkation and disembarkation was well organised and ...
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Sail Date February 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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imatravelholic

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great weather and beautiful ports

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Chief1169

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

5* hotel on water, the short stops and industrial ports took the edge off

I cannot really say anything bad about the ship itself and the service the staff provide. Our stateroom on Baja deck (11) on port side was excellent. The restaurant and food/service was good. We enjoyed a couple of ...
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Sail Date February 2017


Emerald Princess Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.1
Dining4.53.8
Entertainment4.03.5
Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.03.9
Family4.03.6
Enrichment4.03.4
Service4.04.2
Value For Money4.53.7
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