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Golden Princess Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

4.3 out of 5
Golden Princess

26 Night Circle Pacific (Sydney To Osaka)

Sail Date: May 19, 2017

Ship: Golden Princess

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Cabin Number: E414

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review Summary

Great trip, sometimes it seemed there were too many sea days, then sometimes not. I would recommend this to anyone planning on going to Alaska and not wanting to fly.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Not being Elite meant we had no queue (so few of us to them).

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Not too bad, only trouble was how often the menu was repeated.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Shows were repeated as the ship treated the cruise as 3 short trips not one long one so everything was repeated.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All excellent.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
It is need of a refit, some of the fittingsame are getting tired.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Obstructed Oceanview but had the RIB resume boat so it didn't actually obscure any of my view. Th re only problem was that the A/Christian was turned off at night and it got stuffy.

Ship Tip

If your not a knitter or card player don't bother trying to find a seat in the Piazza or Prominade during the day.

Ports Of Call

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5
Self organized day ashore.

Brisbane, Australia

4 out of 5
Embark/debate port

Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

3 out of 5
No tour

Manila, Philippines

4 out of 5
Tour to Tagatay

Hong Kong

5 out of 5
Best of tour

Shanghai, China

4 out of 5
Visited the old town with canals and bridges, tour was very rushed.

Beijing (Peking), China

4 out of 5
7 hour spent on the highway.

Incheon (Seoul). South Korea

4 out of 5

Nagasaki, Japan

5 out of 5
Beautiful town will go back again

Osaka, Japan

4 out of 5
Went to Kyoto, long day.

Cross International Dateline

4 out of 5

Seward (Anchorage), Alaska

5 out of 5
A trip Alaska and Turnagain Arm. Everything I thought Alaska would be.

Cruise Hubbard Glacier

5 out of 5
It was such a beautiful day I got sunburn.

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5
Not as nice as the day before but still excellent.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
White Pass railway and Liarsville, a great day all round.

Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska

4 out of 5
Went for a bear hunt (with cameras), a little over priced but still a wonderful day.

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
Another bear hunt, and a crab feast.

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
Went wandering off by ourselves, fun day. Good to be able to do things at your own pace.

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5
Same as Victoria, vises the Sky needle, and other city sites. Fun day.

Vancouver (Ballantyne Pier), Canada

5 out of 5
Visited Capilano by ourselves, wonderful time. Spent the night and watched the fireworks for Canada Day.

San Francisco, California

5 out of 5
On day one we did our own thing, day two Hop on Hop off bus, then visited Fishermans Wharf, and ride a cable car. Probably the best day of the trip.

Los Angeles, California

3 out of 5
Trip to Hollywood.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Also went on San Diego, Hilo,Honolulu, Maui, Bora Bora, Papaette, Moran, Auckland, Bay of Islands, Sydney, off in Brisbane.
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