Good cruise but too many sea days, Hit or miss excursions

Majestic Princess Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

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Reviews: 2
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Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Majestic Princess

12 Night Australia & New Zealand (Sydney To Auckland)

Sail date: December 06, 2018

Ship: Majestic Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: D508

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

The schedule itinerary of the cruise resulted in five sea days. A better routing could have eliminated 1-2 of them. Princess needs to audit the excursions they are offering and make sure the product description on their website is accurate and complete.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Easy and fast, good wheel chair service for my wife

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Good quality food , well prepared.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Bingo

Entertainment

4 out of 5
good quality productions and comedy shows

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
All were polite and attentive except for one woman in the Excursions group. She was short tempered and disorganized in her job execution.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Beautiful ship

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
On arrival, bathroom smelled of stale urine. Two special cleanings fixed the problem. Comfortable bed

Ship tip

Make sure you explore the ship to find all of the things that are provided in the cruise.

Ports of call

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

4 out of 5

Melbourne, Australia

2 out of 5
Three hour round trip bus ride on freeways and through housing suburbs for a 3.7 mile, 18 minute train ride with no view other than trees. Train itself was interesting but trip should have been longer. Marginal snack included.

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

5 out of 5
Excellent (A++) tour from Milford Sound to Queensland then to Dunedin. Very interesting, varied experiences, great food, nice overnight hotel, beautiful lakes and streams.

Akaroa, New Zealand

1 out of 5
Terrible excursion (F-) tied to Lord of the Rings movie filming. An undisclosed round trip 7.5 hour bus ride through flat pasture land to see a small hill with a pile of rocks in a flat glacial plain. Everything involved with the movie had been removed. Inedible lunch included. Fairly expensive as well.

Tauranga, New Zealand

3 out of 5
Just walked into a small part of the town near the port for lunch

Auckland, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Great city, nice restaurants and shops. Interesting museum.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Easy, good wheel chair service for my wife
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