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246 Princess South Pacific Cruise Reviews
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93
Very Good
78
Average
37
Poor
25
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Marcothepolopony
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
This was my second cruise in the same cabin on the Sun. It was a little cleaner than I remember and the bathroom had been rennovated a bit. The bed was ultra comfortable and as I travel solo I had heaps of room on my balcony and ... Read more
DarylD
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
4 forum posts
7 helpful votes
After my most recent cruise with P&O Australia around 15 months ago I came to the conclusion that P&Os standards (in particular with the food options) have dropped too far and it was time to try another cruise line so when a good ... Read more
Banjo Parrot
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
We did this cruise as a previous Princess cruise around New Zealand missed 4 ports and offered a discount and on boards credits on a future cruise. Although weather cant be controlled, two missed ports on this trip was disappointing, only ... Read more
Htur
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We chose this cruise because it was something different with a significant historical significance. Overall it was a good cruise. The history lectures were excellent. The tenders to Doini Island took hours and was most frustrating. ... Read more
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thistledoo
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
298 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We chose this particular cruise because of the interesting itinerary and also because the timing was outside our cyclone season. The ship was in excellent condition for it's age. The crew was exceptional in all the areas we experienced. ... Read more
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EM Gray
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
First cruise and really enjoyed it. Thought the food was superb. We bought drinks from the wheelhouse bar at happy hour and took them back to our room for later. It was unfortunate that we didn't get to Isle of Pines and Mystery Island ... Read more
prw05
Member Since 2017
1 review
19 helpful votes
My wife and I chose this cruise for the itinerary 14 days taking in Vanuatu, Fiji and New Caledonia. First downfall was Cyclone Donna which killed the first 2 ports (Isle of Pines and Mystery Island) - can't lay blame or fault on the ... Read more
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PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi prw50, we apologize for your disappointing ... Read more
Lidian
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
1st cruise in 40 years mostly happy with it. Cabin was inside Dolphin aft & after first night we had the bed separated to singles to allow more room, wow what a difference to the room size. Unfortunately the bed & super soft ... Read more
Pamelajoy
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We (husband and me) chose this cruise because it coincided with my 60th birthday, and the fact that neither of us had been to this part of the world before, in all our combined years of travelling. Sailing on the Sun Princess was a ... Read more
Sonexxx
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
After quite a few cruises with Royal Caribbean we recently took a cruise with Princess Cruises on the Golden Princess, because we wanted to see Papua New Guinea. So, how do Princess compare with RC? Ship - Have to give this to RC. ... Read more
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craig tonks
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Both my husband and disabled son had birthdays on this cruise and had a wonderful time. Our boy even ticked off his bucket list when he played blackjack in the casino and the staff were wonderful in showing him to play he got a blackjack ... Read more
Cagent
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
I have no idea why we picked this cruise. At the time if seemed like a good idea to take my disabled (wheel chair bound) wife on a cruise to PNG to see where I grew up. Bad move - this cruise was full of the rudest people I have ... Read more
Allawah
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
4 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We did the 13 night cruise from Brisbane to Sydney on 06MAY17 visiting Alotau, Kiriwina Island and Rabaul in PNG and then onto Espiritu Santo, Port Vila in Vanuatu and Noumea on the way home. PNG - like you would expect, it is quite ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi Allawah, thank you for the great feedback ... Read more
tiredmummy
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Family cruise for my dad's 70th and we were a party of 10. Ended up on the Golden Princess because of the destination (we wanted to go to Rabaul where most of my family are from) and the timing suited majority of the family. I was a ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi tiredmummy, we're so glad that your whole ... Read more
mjh237
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Wonderful food at the buffet, dining rooms and specialty restaurants, and the service was superb. We had an aft stern room with a bit bigger balcony, and it was fantastic. The rooms were quite sound proof, we only heard our neighbours door ... Read more
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pomaussie
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
124 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Embarkation went very well, there was a long wait for wheelchairs at both embarkation and leaving the ship. Breakfast in Sabatini's was always a great start to the day, food was great and the service excellent. Dinner in the Crown ... Read more
Stevos
Member Since 2010
1 review
49 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Never having cruised Princess before and with the price being right plus OBC thought I would surprise my wife who had not been to Fiji. Also this itinery had 4 ports that she had never been to. I was very tentative prior to boarding as ... Read more
Paddingtontraveller
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was our first ocean cruise - so I don't have much to compare it with from a cruise perspective (though we are pretty well-travelled and have previously done a river cruise in Europe). Embarkation and disembarkation were generally very ... Read more
Spuds friend
Member Since 2017
1 review
19 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because of the ports - Fiji, Hawaii and French Polynesia. Firstly Suva was quietly dropped off our schedule and the passengers informed at embarkation. The reason given, the ship had to travel slowly because of the ... Read more
Travel For Two
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
140 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My family has been using Princess over two decades and have seen the quality go up and down..... and now it is definitely on the way down again. Let me explain: We, In the last year, took two Emerald Princess voyages (1) Southampton to ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi Travel for Two, we are sorry to hear about ... Read more
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CobraJet
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
First, and foremost, I must complement the head waiter that I selected for this cruise, the chef and the kitchen staff. I have a significant number of dietary restrictions and therefore when we decided to take this cruise recognized that ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi CobraJet, we're glad that you had a great time ... Read more
Sadiesue94
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Worst cruise I have ever been on..!! Seriously could not wait to get off ship! Rude workers, rolling eyes at people and talking ..not doing their job. Will not cruise Princess again! The way I see this it comes from the top! Clean up the ... Read more
Karsue
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
The staff was wonderful as always and the weather was very good. There were a few days that we had moderate seas (12 ft). I noticed that the food was not quite as good as previous cruises, but still very good (this was our 30th cruise, 21 ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi Karsue, thank you for the great feedback ... Read more
tmclaxt
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We had never been to Australia or the South Pacific. We were sailing on a repositioning cruise on the Emerald in 2015 when Princess had a promotion of a free room upgrade (within class), free specialty dining, and free gratuities. The free ... Read more
morwilks
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We have been on a number of cruises and several with Princess and there were a lot we were not happy with on this cruise.The food in the dinning room and the evening shows did not have the variety we have had on other ships. The ... Read more
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