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360 Princess Sydney (Australia) Cruise Reviews
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115
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67
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roving rabbit
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Checkin at Sydney was fast and efficient we were onboard within 25 minutes of checking in. Our cabin had plenty of storage and bags went under bed. Plenty of hanging space Food in dining room was quite good, not the best every day,but ... Read more
Crusty Cruiser
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
6 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Second great cruise on the Sun Princess for us in the last two years. This time the Northern Explorer 17 nights from Sydney to Freemantle. A well spaced itinerary with sea to port days and the opportunity to see some parts of this great ... Read more
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Sanjanjo
Member Since 2016
4 reviews
22 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We went on the Sun Princess because it offered a 2 day sojourn up the coast from Sydney to Brisbane which was a much better option than flying. Its a beautiful ship. 2 days does not give you a lot of chances to experience it and one ... Read more
Marcothepolopony
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
9 forum posts
3 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
11 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
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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
10 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
2georges
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 helpful vote
Public areas very small for the number of guests onboard. Coffee shop area far too small. Hard to find seating to sit and relax. Promenade deck too narrow so there was no room for deck chairs. This is something that is really missing ... Read more
EM Gray
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
11 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
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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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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
12 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
craig tonks
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 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
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Cagent
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
16 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
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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
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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
pomaussie
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
129 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
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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
23 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
162 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
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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
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