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The ship needs updating, dining room & buffet on separate occasions had tables unavailable due to the water leaking from the ceiling. Dining room menu basic and repetitive, although the food was better than P&O it was just ok. Meals to be sent back quite a few times. Not enough seating in the common areas, the Piazza has 32 seats, where the competitions and events are held, for a ship with 2600 passengers. There was quite a large space taken up for the Art Gallery that would have served better as an extra lounge. One needs to get to the theatre at least 45mins early or no seats left. The service by the common crew, as usual was very very good. Guest entertainers were excellent. Not much to do on Sea days. We had a problem with our room that was unresolved. Would not travel on Golden Princess again and would not recommend it.

Needs a reno and not enough public space

Golden Princess Cruise Review by Freader

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2017
  • Destination: South Pacific
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
The ship needs updating, dining room & buffet on separate occasions had tables unavailable due to the water leaking from the ceiling. Dining room menu basic and repetitive, although the food was better than P&O it was just ok. Meals to be sent back quite a few times.

Not enough seating in the common areas, the Piazza has 32 seats, where the competitions and events are held, for a ship with 2600 passengers.

There was quite a large space taken up for the Art Gallery that would have served better as an extra lounge.

One needs to get to the theatre at least 45mins early or no seats left.

The service by the common crew, as usual was very very good.

Guest entertainers were excellent.

Not much to do on Sea days.

We had a problem with our room that was unresolved.

Would not travel on Golden Princess again and would not recommend it.
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