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Australia & New Zealand Sapphire Princess Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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Review for Sapphire Princess to Australia & New Zealand

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vegasnine

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

In order to keep this organized and simple, I have broken this review out into several categories: General Information Having been on 2 cruises prior (still a newbie to cruising really) my husband and I decided to do a cruise to our favorite place on earth - New Zealand. This was our second cruise together but the first on Princess. We arrived in Auckland the day before sailing and did ...
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Sail Date: April 2008


Sapphire to New Zealand including Sea Rescue

Review for Sapphire Princess to Australia & New Zealand

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lizzy77

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

We arrived in Sydney after a short flight from Melbourne and after a Princess Transfer we were on the ship by 1.00pm. It was a very easy embarkation with no hassles at all. We had a restricted view on Emerald deck which we booked 6 months previously and as we have always had balcony cabins before we were very apprehensive about this cruise. Well the view was fine! We had an emergency boat outside ...
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Sail Date: February 2008


Wonderful. Best holiday ever.

Review for Sapphire Princess to Australia & New Zealand

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first time cruiser

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

The trip from Auckland, New Zealand to Sydney Australia was the first time we had been on a cruise ship. When I first saw the outside of the "Sapphire Princess" at the dock in Auckland I thought "oh oh..... this is not going to be my cup of tea".... too big... huge... but once we were on board I thought it was a floating palace.... beautiful... We had booked an inside twin cabin... found it to be ...
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Sail Date: January 2008

Traveled with children


Agree with Victor Meldrew

Review for Sapphire Princess to Australia & New Zealand

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annwyl

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

Please enter your review. I have to agree with the review by Victor Meldrew. I am Canadian and travelled on this same cruise with my husband. We stayed precruise(booked through Princess) in Bangkok at the ShangriLa, where we have previously stayed. Our stay was marred by the horrific flight we had courtesy of Princess with a 7 hour layover in Hong Kong having flown approx. 18 hours from Toronto ...
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Sail Date: December 2007

Cabin Type: Balcony


Bangkok to Sydney - Christmas & New Year cruise

Review for Sapphire Princess to Australia & New Zealand

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Lovetoboogie

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

Booked the cruise in September 06, three months before flight schedules came out in January 07 - despite asking for World Traveller Plus seating on BA direct flights, were given Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong (as were quite a number of early booking passengers we talked to). Would this have something to do with it being cheaper to fly indirect? The Sapphire Princess is a very large and beautiful ...
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Sail Date: December 2007


Sapphire Princess - Australia/New Zealand

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highlanderstew

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

I was a virgin of the sea prior to this wonderful trip my wife Judy and I took to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. We flew London - LA - Auckland with no problem until a wee sniffer dog at Auckland airport caught the scent of a dried thistle in my wife's handbag! A small fine and an acceptance of our adversity was a minor hic-up. I must recommend Quantas Airlines for their service. We ...
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Sail Date: April 2007


Sapphire Princess - Australia/New Zealand

Review for Sapphire Princess to Australia & New Zealand

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cowprintrabbit

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

Australia New Zealand Trip Report Well, the beginning of the cruise started with a bit of adventure and a fair amount of stress. Out journey would take us from Seattle (SEA) -> San Francisco (SFO) -> Sydney (SYD) -> Auckland. The foreshadowing for the initial adventure was exposed when I received a flight delay for the SFO-SYD flight by two hours shortly before we departed the red Carpet lounge ...
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Sail Date: April 2007


Sapphire Princess - Australia/New Zealand

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Mike W

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Embarkation at Auckland was excellent as was delivery of luggage etc. The ship was impressive and spotless always. Staff were continuously cleaning or painting, sometimes, however, this was a little intrusive particularly at night. The trips are well organized and not too expensive as is sometimes the case on cruises. The ports of call were all interesting ( we missed Hobart due to rough ...
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Sail Date: April 2007


Sapphire Princess - Australia/New Zealand

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annie57

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We flew from Sydney to Auckland on 10th March & stayed at the Duxton Hotel which was excellent, & which we booked with lastminute.com On the Monday we got a taxi direct to Princes Wharf about noon & had no trouble with embarkation as Allan is in a wheelchair & wheelchair assistance was offered from the taxi & bypassed the queues. An obstacle appeared when we found we'd been upgraded to an outside ...
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Sail Date: March 2007


Sapphire Princess - Australia/New Zealand

Review for Sapphire Princess to Australia & New Zealand

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free101girl

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

My husband (age 50) and I (age 44) have previously cruised three times on Holland America and twice on Disney. We've also done a few one-time cruises on a number of other lines. We decided to try Princess because it offered an Australia-New Zealand itinerary with dates that would work for us. We honestly didn't have high expectations for Princess and expected it to be a notch below HAL. We were ...
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Sail Date: March 2007


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