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Golden Princess Cruise Review to Transpacific

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 27

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Golden Princess

20 Night Hawaii Tahiti & South Pacific Crossing (Los Angeles To Auckland)

Sail date: September 23, 2018

Ship: Golden Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: B243

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Soooo worth doing this itinerary. And from this trip, don't not do a Princess cruised just because the ship is old, remember it is Princess.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
It is an older ship, but since it was Princess we went for it. We sailed in a clean and cared for ship with the wonderful Princess employees. We wanted to stay on board(had to come home) and would do it again tomorrow.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our room was clean and kept clean. We had the new mattress and we both loved it. We could lay on bed, enjoying our coffee each morning, and our backs and hips didn't mind it at all. Only thing that we would change is making the shower larger and install a hand held shower head.

Ship tip

Order room service coffe and cream each morning. Coffee delivery also works as a morning alarm that you actually look foreward to.

Ports of call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California Did not visit port

Honolulu, Oahu

5 out of 5
We didn't do a tour. We caught the free shuttle and went shopping. We have done many tours here on previous cruises.

Nawiliwili, Kauai

5 out of 5
Caught a free shuttle to the mall. My favorite beautician works at Regis, so I got my hair cut while in port. We have done all the tours on previous cruises.

Papeete, Tahiti

5 out of 5
We did the Sagway tour around the city. Wow was that fun.

Moorea, French Polynesia

5 out of 5
We have been here before so we walked up to the nearby grocery store and bought a beer. Went back to ship, it was hot.

Pago Pago, American Samoa

5 out of 5
Walked into town and went shopping. Bought some of the little bananas that as so sweet. And they were great. It was hot so we went back to the ship.

Cross International Dateline

5 out of 5
It is the first time crossing the international date line. From this point on we were not sure what day it was. Confusing for us.

Auckland, New Zealand

5 out of 5
The best gelato we have ever had was right at the pier. Didn't do a tour. My husband cracked a tooth so Princess made an appointment with a dentist and walked us to the dentist office. Princess is our hero. Great dentist, made sure we got there ok and held the ship until we got back. Very impressed with how Princess took care of us. Lots of shopping in walking distance of the pier.

Tauranga, New Zealand

5 out of 5

Akaroa, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Took a tour that included the Manuka Honey Farm and a kiwi farm. Nice tour. We wanted to learn a little about the area and this was a good tour.

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

5 out of 5
Caught the bus into town. Nice town and great shopping.

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5
Took a bus tour of city center. Not that great of a tour but it did drop us off at the airport. Stayed at the Pullman Sydney Airport motel. New, clean, very friendly people and really good food.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Alot of waiting and standing in line.
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