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Princess Melbourne Cruise Reviews

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Excellent

78

Very Good

56

Average

57

Poor

29

Terrible

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237 Princess Melbourne Cruise Reviews


Terri0 avatar

Terri0

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very impressed

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I am really impressed with the way the Captain and crew of the Golden Princess responded to constantly-changing circumstances while we were on our New Zealand cruise. Our captain kept us up-to-date as much as he ...
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Sail Date March 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


hen302 avatar

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


Myotherapy avatar

Myotherapy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

13 night New Zealand

I actually was gifted the cruise. It was great to have a few days sailing to find out and deal with seasickness. After that the cruise was great. The captain was very helpful with announcements when and if needed. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


clety avatar

clety

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A cruise that was an experience

I chose the cruise because I was told that it would be an unforgettable experience which was mostly true except for the fact that I was unable to enjoy some of the entertainment for lack of proper hearing aid ...
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Sail Date January 2020


Cookie1010 avatar

Cookie1010

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Good cruise despite the weather

Golden Princess is due for a refurbishment. Common areas aren’t bad but the cabins need work. The fun part about this ship’s configuration is that there are two separate areas for shows. Occasionally, we were ...
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Sail Date January 2020


Royboy68 avatar

Royboy68

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

New Zealand with Princess

Loved this cruise being in school holidays meant more friends could come. The food was probably to good as put on weight. Service in dining room we attended was fantastic. The buffet was the best organised of all my ...
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Sail Date January 2020


efish5 avatar

efish5

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

"Golden Princess" Southern Australia 6 nights

We wanted to do a cruise from Melbourne to Adelaide and this 6 night cruise fitted our needs perfectly. Embarkation in Melbourne was the best I have ever seen in all my years of cruising. It was so efficient ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Kaisbe

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cruising is the only way to holiday

I chose this cruise as it was organised through a group thst i am a member of. The ship was elegant and functional. The crew was friendly and helpful st all times. Though classed as disabled it was easy to get ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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bruceann

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Can't understand how negative reviewers could have been on the same ship

We booked a Christmas/New Year 13 day cruise round trip from Melbourne. It was our first ever cruise. Ship - Having read some reviews about Golden Princess saying it was old leaky and creaky I was a little ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Aneesh374

1 Review Written

4 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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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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FamilyOfFour4

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not family friendly.

If you have children DO NOT cruise with Princess. Princess Cruises website purports to cater and look after families but they do not. ENTERTAINMENT AND ACTIVUTIES + SERVICE: staff have NO training or common ...
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Sail Date November 2019


CFrog avatar

CFrog

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fabulously entertaining and relaxing with the best fine dining.

Fabulous staff, in every area we encountered. Our Cabin was spacious with heaps of clothes hanging and storage space, clean and fresh. Dining in the dining rooms made us feel special, great service, flexible ...
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Sail Date November 2019


emptycar avatar

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


Jaaney avatar

Jaaney

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Princess great, but no Kangaroo Island

Golden Princess was great. After reading some reviews I was a bit apprehensive. But our interior stateroom was surprisingly roomy, and the boat was in perfect working order, and clean throughout. Our room steward ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Pmitch

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Melbourne to South Pacific Cruise on the Golden Princess - Superb!

From the very start of boarding the Golden Princess we felt like we on a floating luxury hotel. Through our travel agent - Deluxe Travel & Cruise, we were upgraded to a quad mini suite with balcony on Dolphin ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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csabfey

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Pacific Islands...from Melbourne

Leaving and returning from/to Melbourne. All up a great cruise experience! Ease of boarding and disembarkation were a strong point. The ship offers lots of varied activities and some top class entertainment. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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claireaussi

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable, fun cruise overall, with friendy staff and friendly cruisers!

As we hadn't cruised with Princess Cruises before, we had no big expectations, except to enjoy and experience whatever the Golden Princess had to offer that was included in price of the cruise (which was a bargain ...
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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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Verjanron

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Ship hard to navigate

Melbourne to Melbourne, so no added cost of flights or hotel. Short cruise for friends who were first time cruisers. Smooth embarkation, plenty of staff to help you with luggage, however they lost the tag off ...
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Sail Date October 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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cjmcmah56

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Across the 'Ditch' and back...

Herd about from word of mouth. Wanted to do a cruise, had not done one in the past. Thought that this would be a good start, not too long and fairly close to home. The overall experience was great and thought it ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Mervyn Howard Manning

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

2 Weeks in a Leaking, Dirty, Smelly & Old Run-Down Boat

Where do I start....The Golden Princess - this was no golden Princess more like and old battle Axe that has had one too many aggressive bogan boyfriends, this boat was jaded, battered, bruised, with sagging jowls ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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