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We chose this cruise because it was one of only a few options going to Fiji, which was my son's choice for his grad trip. We haven't cruised Princess before and thought this one-year old ship would be a grand experience. While owning "The Love Boat" theme and it's integration throughout was a cool touch, overall the ship and experience was average compared to other carriers / ships. Cabin size was disappointing (we were in a PREMIUM! - I'm 6'2" and this was a ship built for the Asia market so I guess I should have expected it), dining was good (not great), entertainment was good but limited, service was actually not very good, and excursions varied dramatically. Generally the ship was built for cabins, not venues - and so we ran out of things to do quickly - especially on multi-days at sea. It was very much a senior cruise - as are most 10+ day cruises. Expected. The itinerary was great although I would question the Noumea port. Not much to see in the city so without an excursion it was boring at best. We *really* depend on the carrier to provide good solid port information - probably a lesson learned there. Sydney is an EXCELLENT port from which to embark/disembark - especially at sunset.

Average at best...

Majestic Princess Cruise Review by bradeckx

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2018
  • Destination: South Pacific
  • Cabin Type: Premium Deluxe Balcony
We chose this cruise because it was one of only a few options going to Fiji, which was my son's choice for his grad trip. We haven't cruised Princess before and thought this one-year old ship would be a grand experience.

While owning "The Love Boat" theme and it's integration throughout was a cool touch, overall the ship and experience was average compared to other carriers / ships.

Cabin size was disappointing (we were in a PREMIUM! - I'm 6'2" and this was a ship built for the Asia market so I guess I should have expected it), dining was good (not great), entertainment was good but limited, service was actually not very good, and excursions varied dramatically.

Generally the ship was built for cabins, not venues - and so we ran out of things to do quickly - especially on multi-days at sea.

It was very much a senior cruise - as are most 10+ day cruises. Expected.

The itinerary was great although I would question the Noumea port. Not much to see in the city so without an excursion it was boring at best. We *really* depend on the carrier to provide good solid port information - probably a lesson learned there.

Sydney is an EXCELLENT port from which to embark/disembark - especially at sunset.
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Premium Deluxe Balcony
Cabin D4 R734
Fairly disappointed at the size of this cabin given its location, price, etc. It was no larger than any room we have been on with any other cruise despite it being premium - makes me reconsider paying the extra. Although the rear of the ship was a great place to be (minimal wind). When couch was extended we couldn't get out the patio door. When bunk was out any movement in the room was even more limited (ladder). Storage was oddly limited in comparison. Bathroom was normal. Overall just disappointed comparatively.
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