Golden Holiday with Princess Cruises

Golden Princess Cruise Review to Australasia

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Golden Princess

New Caledonia & Vanuatu

Sail date: February 24, 2018

Ship: Golden Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: D624

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

It was a fantastic experience. We are looking forward to our second cruise.


5 out of 5
Our embarkation experience was very smooth. The staff where very well oiled machine.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The main dinning rooms I did not feel comfortable when there. I felt the staff did not want us there. We only ate at the Crown Grill speacialty restaurant. The other one did not interest us. We loved the buffet. Despite what everyone says we found it to be fantastic. A great variety of food.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
No on board activities where of interest to us.


5 out of 5
We absolutely loved movies under the stars.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room steward, Leo, was fantastic. Very friendly and helpful. The room service was great. They always came 10 mins before the time we asked for our food and/or drinks. The staff at the International Cafe where fantastic. The staff in the buffet where great. The staff in the boutique where friendly and helpful.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The whole ship was great.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The stateroom was very comfortable. The size was great. I am claustrophobic and was worried that I would have trouble with our stateroom, but I didn’t. It was perfect. It was extremely clean. We where very comfortable.

Ship tip

Make sure you take walks on deck 7. It is very relaxing. Watch movies under the stars it is a great experience. Get the sofa package it is good value.

Ports of call

Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu

5 out of 5
It is very pretty. We paid for a private taxi for 3 and a half hours. He was very pleasant and showed us places that planned excursions would not have taken us.

Lifou Isle, New Caledonia

5 out of 5
Also very pretty. Yes we did do an excursion. It was lovely to go to a native village and be taught about their live style.

Mystery Island, Vanuatu

5 out of 5
A lovely little Island. The whole island is sand. Not much wild life on the island. A lot of sea life. It is a very pretty island.

Isle Of Pines (Ile Des Pins), New Caledonia

5 out of 5
This island is best seen in person. No photos or written word can give it justice. We didn’t do an excursion, but next time I think we might.

Noumea, New Caledonia

5 out of 5
A very busy Island. A pretty island as well. We did do an excursion. I was a bit disappointed that we did not see much of Noumea. The shops we stopped at where not that interesting.


5 out of 5
Our disembarkation was very smooth. I was surprised. A lot of people I researched said that it can take hours before you get away from the ship. Our experience for disembarkation was that it was extremely quick.
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