Australia/New Zealand cruise, Mark 2

Golden Princess Cruise Review to South Pacific

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall rating:

3.7 out of 5
Golden Princess

13 Night New Zealand (Melbourne Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 12, 2020

Ship: Golden Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: D216

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Review summary

Can’t really add too much, except that the port times seem to have been greatly reduced, especially in Wellington and Auckland. It made it somewhat difficult to do everything we wanted, especially in Auckland.


5 out of 5
First class, no problems boarding at all

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
On the whole good, staff helpful and willing to help with alternative selections

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Had a blast!


4 out of 5
Pretty good, the highlight was the staff karaoke, bust a gut laughing!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
As stated before the staff were really excellent

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Didn’t see any problems, frequently got lost but that’s more down to my very poor sense of direction.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very clean and tidy, was great to have the extra space, bed really comfortable

Ship tip

Relax and enjoy!

Ports of call

Melbourne, Australia

5 out of 5
Loved Melbourne, transport system second to none, had a terrific 3 days after the cruise.

Cruise Fjordland National Park

4 out of 5
Scenery fantastic, been really lucky that I’m 2 for 2 in being able to get into the fjords.

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

3 out of 5
Taieri Gorge, just beautiful!

Akaroa, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Would give it 1O! Also had a fantastic day on the water seeing the Hector dolphins!

Wellington, New Zealand

1 out of 5
Visited Weta again, and got to Te Papa. Not long enough in port to do everything we wanted😢

Napier, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Beautiful art-deco town. Did the tour in a classic car, the driver made it an excellent day.

Tauranga, New Zealand

3 out of 5
Hobbiton! Didn’t see too much of the town though😟

Auckland, New Zealand

1 out of 5
Love Auckland, but the visit was spoiled by the early departure, on a previous cruise we left at 10pm!


4 out of 5
Good, no problems at all
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