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Golden Princess Cruise Review to Australasia

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Golden Princess

Hawaii, Tahiti & South Pacific

Sail date: August 04, 2017

Ship: Golden Princess

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Loved the cruise. Travelling in September gave us great weather for the most part. I always enjoy shipboard life and was not bothered by up to six sea days as part of the itinerary. Would do the same trip again.


5 out of 5
Hassle free

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Only used the buffet on port days when restaurants were mot open. Loved the food and menu choices and the excellent service by majority of waiters.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Dancing. Theatre shows. Game shows run by entertainment crew. Gym. Pools and hot tubs. Saunas. Enjoyed all the above. Occasionally the music choices and time scheduled did not really suit the age profile of the passengers. More dance classes would have been appreciated.


4 out of 5
Excellent shows for the most part including guest entertainers and entertainment crew production shows.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Generally excellent and attentive service.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
All good.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The beds, soon as and pillows were superb. Great cabin layout as well

Ship tip

It's about to be refurbished so everything should be in top condition. Some of the upholstery was a bit tired for our trip Sept 2017. For the best food and dining experiences use the restaurants not the buffet.

Ports of call

Brisbane, Australia Did not visit port

Embarked here

Suva, Fiji

3 out of 5
No excursion.

Apia, Samoa Did not visit port

Itinerary change.

Honolulu, Oahu

4 out of 5
It's great if you like cities. I prefer smaller ports of call.

Lahaina, Maui

5 out of 5
Love it here.

Hilo, Hawaii

5 out of 5
Excursion crater walk, waterfall and lava tube experience was awesome

Nawiliwili, Kauai

5 out of 5
Lovely beach walking distance from ship. Great local food.

Papeete, Tahiti

4 out of 5
Nice city walks, foreshore parks and gardens. Great market for local food and pastries.

Moorea, French Polynesia

5 out of 5
The most beautiful if all ports of call. Travelled by small boat to not islet and spent the day at the beach and swimming with stingrays.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

5 out of 5
Beautiful day at Matira beach.

Auckland, New Zealand

4 out of 5
It's a city so mot my favourite stop. It was drizzly rain when we were there.

Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Beautiful. Coastal walk to Paihia, lovely village good local craft market and great coffee and New Zealand ice cream at Cellinis.

Sydney, Australia Did not visit port



5 out of 5
Hassle free.
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