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Emerald Princess Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Emerald Princess

11 Night Australia & New Zealand (Sydney To Auckland)

Sail Date: February 13, 2017

Ship: Emerald Princess

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review Summary

We had a wonderful trip. There was fog in New Zealand and our Captain kept us safely out to sea. Sorry to miss a couple of ports but got some much needed R & R! We loved the journey and opportunity it get to know some other people on the trip. Would highly reccommend this trip.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
We had a great time. Flew - Sydney to Darwin to Cairns to Ayers Rock to Sydney. Awesome and a bit exhausting! Glad to get on the board for some R&R. Had a great time!

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Very nice. We tried a specialty restaurant too. It's a nice welcome quiet uncrowded dinner time.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Mostly just R & R! A little spa time. Watched a movie on deck - chilly - but bundled up and enjoyable!

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Caught a couple of the individual singers in one of clubs. They were very good.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
NA

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room steward was OUTSTANDING!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very nice.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Perfect

Ship Tip

You are traveling in a foreign country. When traveling be flexible, expect the unexpected, and ENJOY THE JOURNEY!

Ports Of Call

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5
Yes. It was a flash flood so we just road the bus around town. Didn't get off much. I'm still giving it 5 stars - only God controls the weather. Driver was safe with engaging tour guide.

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

5 out of 5
OUR FAVORITE!!! We went to a park and sheep ranch / vineyard .

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

5 out of 5
FOGGED OUT. Could not port. Not the cruise line's fault

Akaroa, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Fogged out. Could not port. Not the cruise line's fault. I applaud the captain for keeping us safe.

Picton, New Zealand

5 out of 5
LOVED Little Picton. Quiet town. Shopped, explored. Got to stay an extra day due to the fog out at last 2 ports. Locusts invaded the ship - it was hilarious! Captain came on and asked us to keep doors and windows closed while crew gathered and removed the locusts. Great fun!

Napier, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Beautiful. We went to see the gannets (birds). Enjoyed it! I had see a special on TV about them. It was wonderful to experience live

Tauranga, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Hobbitown - PERFECT

Auckland, New Zealand

5 out of 5
GO SEE THE GLOW WORMS! They were awesome. Only thing is - it is dark - no photos.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Ran like clockwork
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