Fantastic first Cruise

Golden Princess Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Golden Princess

6 Night Tasmania (Melbourne Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 15, 2017

Ship: Golden Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: B437

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We really enjoyed our first cruise. Our adult children had a wonderful time. Met other people their own age. We’re already planning our next trip. The staff are lovely and kind.


5 out of 5
Very smooth. Well organised.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Buffet was great. Good variety and fresh.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Art Auction - very entertaining.


Didn’t go to any shows.

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Housekeeper - Janice - excellent and very conscientious worker. Room was always spotless. Nothing was to much trouble. Attention to detail was amazing. Hope we have her on our next cruise. Waiter - Roland - what a great guy. Very professional with a great sense of humour. Friendly, polite. We were made so welcome we requested the same table almost every night just so we could get Roland. (Bernini’s) Waiter (drinks) Jay Jay - very polite and kind. Impeccable service. (Bernini’s) Art Director- Slavio- Art Auction was second highlight of our trip (Son’s birthday celebration dinner was the best night, Roland and Jay Jay made it extra special). Wow, what a true professional along with a friendly happy personality. We came away from the cruise with several pictures. Will never forget these four wonderful people who made it so special. Hope we see them on another cruise. These people are a credit to Princess Cruises and represent the Company perfectly.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Ship design was bit confusing. Be good to have color codes on main decks. Maybe there was and being first time cruises we missed it. Cleanliness was excellent.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very impressed with cabin. Couldn’t fault the cleanliness. Bed was comfortable. Loved the balcony.

Ship tip

Get a balcony room. What a perfect view to start the day.

Ports of call

Melbourne, Australia Did not visit port

Melbourne just down the road. Can go anytime.

Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia

5 out of 5
Very interesting. Will go back one day.

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

5 out of 5
Was impressed how organised it was walking into town. People guiding us where to go.

Phillip Island, Australia Did not visit port

Can go anytime. Not much there. Did hear people weren’t happy about having to pay $15 each to get bus to shops.Should have been told before disembarking.


5 out of 5
Very easy.
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