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246 Princess South Pacific Cruise Reviews
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wrvrwego
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
13 forum posts
9 helpful votes
The main reason for doing this cruise was to revisit the Solomon Islands. The fact that it included various PNG Islands and Vanuatu was a bonus. We had sailed on Sun Princess previously and were interested in seeing how the upgrades had ... Read more
2903happy
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
32 forum posts
13 helpful votes
We had seen many Countries over the past few years, so it was now time to visit our own for a change. Queensland is always a favorite destination for us both, and this trip was no exception. Seas were calm, the ship sat very well in the ... Read more
alfredos
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
51 helpful votes
First cruise for both of us. Booked a balcony cabin on Deck 10. We were a little concerned because we had read some pretty awful reviews about this ship, but we were determined to give it a fair go. Had to queue in Sydney to get through ... Read more
Quackery
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
A repeat of the 2008 cruise which we loved. This time not nearly as many ports and unfortunately we missed one due to the weather. The shore tours were Ok, but the one to the Summer Palace was especially bad, it was a beat up and the ... Read more
donson
Member Since 2013
1 review
9 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We booked this cruise as we wanted to see Vanuatu and for a relaxing break. Despite all the negative reviews we read one week before our cruise, we enjoyed it very much. This was our fifth cruise and third time with Princess. Princess ... Read more
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marsy07
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
3 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This cruise was so much fun and so relaxing. The food onboard was absolutely sensational. Every meal ordered in the dining room was out of this world. I am a real foody and was really impressed. The cakes also were a step above, especially ... Read more
gnomette1054
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This cruise was like a floating nursing home and geared for the elderly. There was a lack of entertainment. We had to replace our cruise card numerous times so we could get into our cabin. There were problems with the lifts and the ... Read more
ozlady_5@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
First, the positives - our Room Steward, the Bar and Horizons (Buffet dining) wait staff were wonderful. The entertainment was pretty good - some variety. The theatres are lovely, however not very suitable for the majority of passengers ... Read more
lazin around
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
19 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
we could not find fault with the staff, they were brilliant, they were always friendly, polite & would go out of their way to help you. The food was always delicious & plentiful. We were disappointed we were not able to go to one ... Read more
Sunny Jim Bob
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
7 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Our second cruise with Princess Cruises, we boarded with trepidation as our first cruise was so appalling ( ports cancelled, mechanical problems, itinerary changed...) - so you can imagine our dismay when the first thing we saw when we ... Read more
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kingsware
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
14 helpful votes
Arrived at White Bay terminal Sydney. The whole process from unloading cases to completing paper work and moving through customs and immigration was completed within the hour. When we arrived at the cabin on deck twelve are luggage had ... Read more
AJOggy
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
After a disappointing start with a later embarkation due to extra sanitation onboard and all the negative reports through the media in regards to Norovirus, we ended up having a really good time on the Golden Princess. We have not cruised ... Read more
PrincessThinkTwice
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Green Tea: There seems an abundance of food, so why the daily struggle to find green tea bags? The first week went well, but then there was a shortage. Same with the chamomile tea. Blankets deck chairs: Also hard to get. This itenary ... Read more
RoamingLadybird
Member Since 2015
1 review
27 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
It was great to be able to catch a bus in Ballarat (organised by Princess) and be transported directly to the port. Only issue there was the queuing of buses to unload, very long wait. After that the boarding procedure flowed well. ... Read more
crafter188
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
323 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We booked this trip to travel with our Austalian friends, so it was a double whammy of an excellent itinerary and a reunion from our Mediterranean cruise. I'd say the average age of the passengers on our ship was pretty high, as we are in ... Read more
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aussienanna
Member Since 2013
1 review
18 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We could not be more satisfied than we were with this cruise. Embarkation was a little slow, but because we were inside the terminal, we were protected from the warmer weather. Disembarkation was a much quicker experience and we actually ... Read more
shortlegs
Member Since 2012
1 review
9 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I have done this cruise before with my husband on the Sun Princess and was keen to experience the much bigger Golden Princess. This time I travelled with my friend for her 70th birthday. Overall, a beautiful ship. I loved the feeling of ... Read more
petmck
Member Since 2010
1 review
19 forum posts
5 helpful votes
As a frequent cruiser with Princess I have noted a number of changes from my last cruise. On this cruise two thirds of the passengers were on their first cruise with Princess. The average age group was much lower than other cruises I ... Read more
Lindy Webster
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Terrific itinerary to PNG to places hard to get to any other way. Doini Island particularly memorable with spectacular snorkelling almost onshore for nervous swimmers. Solomons always interesting....hire a local taxi rather than an ... Read more
Florrie
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
3 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Flew from Melbourne & stayed overnight at Hacienda Motel opposite the docks. Adds nearly $1,000 per couple to the over all holiday. Real pain for us Melbournians. Apart from that, Brisbane Portside Precinct is lovely and within ... Read more
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Fluffy Duck
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We are a party of 6, 4 from Brisbane and 2 from the Gold Coast and all over 65. We have sailed on this ship before and have found it very comfortable and easy to find your way around. There are numerous activities available however, ... Read more
Carolined63
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My husband and I are both first time cruisers so were not sure what to expect. We got on in Auckland, we live there so just got dropped off, embarkation was so smooth, we were on the ship in half an hour and our bags delivered within the ... Read more
laidley
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
We, as a party of 5, travelled ex BNE 12/1/16-22/1/16 to Vanuatu and New Caledonia. My wife and I have cruised several times before, the daughters only once, and then as children. Departure was somewhat painless. We elected to drive ... Read more
aronde
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
275 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was our first time on Princess though others in our extended family group had been on some of the larger Princess vessels. We were a group of 8 with two kids 11 and 12, their mum and dad (me), and my wife's parents and grandparents. ... Read more
VanessaC
Member Since 2016
1 review
Had a wonderful cruise to New Zealand on Golden Princess. Majority of staff wonderful, enjoyed shows etc. But one week before trip broke my ankle. Given OK to travel provided we got wheelchair assistance. Purchased our own wheelchair. Our ... Read more
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