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This month's most popular Golden Princess cruises


1. 13 night New Caledonia & Vanuatu Cruise 5533 ex Melbourne on 30 Oct 2015, from $3,235
2. 28 night Hawaii Tahiti & Sth Pacific Cruise 5530 ex San Francisco on 19 Sep 2015, from $2,699
3. 13 night New Zealand Cruise 5534 ex Melbourne on 12 Nov 2015, from $2,849
4. 13 night New Zealand Cruise 5603 ex Melbourne on 10 Jan 2016, from $1,919
5. 13 night New Zealand Cruise 5536 ex Melbourne on 8 Dec 2015, from $1,729

Golden Princess cruises for 2015-2016

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Where she sails
In September 2015 cross the Pacific with Golden Princess from San Francisco to Sydney (28 nights). Then until April 2016 sail out of Melbourne to Tasmania, the Pacific islands, and New Zealand. Meanwhile, until August 2015 take 10-night cruises to the Inside Passage of Alaska out of San Francisco. On departing Australia on 4 April 2016, Golden Princess will be relocated to China, and sail out of Tianjin, near Beijing, before returning to Melbourne late in 2016. Princess Cruises organises on-shore tours that can be booked before sailing or during the cruise. For some voyages pre- and post-cruises tours are available to extend your stay in major ports.

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Golden Princess Cruises

Sold out Available OBC = On Board Credit
Date Route Cruise Ports From $/Day
2015 CRUISES

21

JUL

Golden Princess cruises

10

NIGHTS

Inside Passage with Glacier Bay Cruise
Up to $60 OBC

Dep: San Francisco


Ret: San Francisco

Currently sailing

N/A

31

JUL

Golden Princess cruises

10

NIGHTS

Dep: San Francisco


Ret: San Francisco

Sold out

N/A

10

AUG

Golden Princess cruises

10

NIGHTS

Dep: San Francisco


Ret: San Francisco

Sold out

N/A

20

AUG

Golden Princess cruises

10

NIGHTS

Dep: San Francisco


Ret: San Francisco

Sold out

N/A

30

AUG

Golden Princess cruises

10

NIGHTS

Up to $75 OBC

Dep: San Francisco


Ret: San Francisco

Sold out

N/A

9

SEP

Golden Princess cruises

10

NIGHTS

Dep: San Francisco


Ret: San Francisco

$1,499

$150

19

SEP

Golden Princess cruises

28

NIGHTS

Popular Cruise! Up to $900 OBC

Dep: San Francisco


Ret: Sydney

$2,699

$96

18

OCT

Golden Princess cruises

10

NIGHTS

Up to $250 OBC

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$1,340

$134

28

OCT

Golden Princess cruises

15

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Melbourne

$2,340

$156

30

OCT

Golden Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Popular Cruise!

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$3,235

$249

12

NOV

Golden Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Popular Cruise! Up to $250 OBC

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$2,849

$219

16

NOV

Golden Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Up to $250 OBC

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Auckland

$1,639

$126

25

NOV

Golden Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Up to $250 OBC

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$1,889

$145

29

NOV

Golden Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Up to $250 OBC

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Auckland

$1,699

$131

8

DEC

Golden Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Popular Cruise! Up to $250 OBC

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$1,729

$133

12

DEC

Golden Princess cruises

9

NIGHTS

Up to $150 OBC

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Melbourne

$1,679

$187

21

DEC

Golden Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Up to $250 OBC

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$2,539

$195

2016 CRUISES

3

JAN

Golden Princess cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to $150 OBC

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$1,714

$245

10

JAN

Golden Princess cruises

9

NIGHTS

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Auckland

Sold out

N/A

10

JAN

Golden Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Popular Cruise! Up to $250 OBC

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$1,919

$148

19

JAN

Golden Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Up to $250 OBC

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Auckland

$1,619

$125

23

JAN

Golden Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Up to $250 OBC

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$1,719

$132

5

FEB

Golden Princess cruises

6

NIGHTS

Up to $150 OBC

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$1,069

$178

11

FEB

Golden Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Up to $250 OBC

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$1,699

$131

24

FEB

Golden Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Up to $250 OBC

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$1,699

$131

22

MAR

Golden Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Up to $250 OBC

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$1,699

$131

4

APR

Golden Princess cruises

23

NIGHTS

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Hong Kong

$3,329

$145

6

APR

Golden Princess cruises

21

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Hong Kong

$2,799

$133

17

OCT

Golden Princess cruises

25

NIGHTS

Dep: Beijing (Tanggu)


Ret: Sydney

$3,439

$138

14

NOV

Golden Princess cruises

6

NIGHTS

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$1,099

$183

20

NOV

Golden Princess cruises

14

NIGHTS

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$2,099

$150

4

DEC

Golden Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$2,000

$154

8

DEC

Golden Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Auckland

$1,999

$154

17

DEC

Golden Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$2,000

$154

21

DEC

Golden Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Auckland

$2,500

$192

30

DEC

Golden Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$2,500

$192

2017 CRUISES

3

JAN

Golden Princess cruises

9

NIGHTS

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Melbourne

$1,500

$167

12

JAN

Golden Princess cruises

6

NIGHTS

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$1,199

$200

18

JAN

Golden Princess cruises

9

NIGHTS

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Auckland

$1,500

$167

18

JAN

Golden Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$2,200

$169

27

JAN

Golden Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Auckland

$2,200

$169

31

JAN

Golden Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$2,200

$169

13

FEB

Golden Princess cruises

6

NIGHTS

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$1,099

$183

19

FEB

Golden Princess cruises

14

NIGHTS

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$2,299

$164

5

MAR

Golden Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$2,100

$162

9

MAR

Golden Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Auckland

$2,100

$162

18

MAR

Golden Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$2,100

$162

22

MAR

Golden Princess cruises

9

NIGHTS

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Melbourne

$1,500

$167

31

MAR

Golden Princess cruises

5

NIGHTS

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$899

$180

5

APR

Golden Princess cruises

14

NIGHTS

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$2,299

$164

Golden Princess — Ship Review Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.

Life aboard Golden Princess
Being a large resort ship, built in 2001 and refitted in 2009, on-board entertainment and facilities are state-of-the-art for cruise ships. The ship itself is a cruise destination. She has two decks of public spaces and plenty of lifts and staircases that make for ease of movement. There is an ‘adults only’ two-deck Sanctuary area with padded sunloungers and pool for your solitude. Newly fitted is a large ‘Movies Under the Stars’ screen. The Alaskan cruises tend to attract more families and multigenerational groups; on Hawaiian cruises expect a senior crowd. Boarding logistics are very smooth. Tips and gratuities are additional.

Accommodation
There are six types of cabin and 35 price categories: insides, outsides (some obstructed), balcony cabins, outside mini-suites (with and without balconies) and balcony suites. Cabins are roomy and nicely appointed, with satellite TV access to major channels. Standard cabins are practical and attractive, many have additional upper berths for children, and some have inter-connecting doors. The larger the stateroom, the more additional facilities. All guests receive turndown service, chocolates on pillow at night, bathrobes and amenity kits, and complimentary room service on most items 24 hours a day. There are no single cabins, 26 wheelchair-accessible cabins, and some cabins accommodate families of three and four.

Four types of suites are available, including two family suites, each of which can sleep up to 10 people if four are children – otherwise eight adults. Mid-priced suites compare more than favourably with motel accommodation, amenities and service. Most balconies give privacy, and some can be joined with other balconies when travelling in a group. Suites have a bathtub and second TV. The 33 suites and 180 mini-suites cover a large range of sizes and additional free-bees such as complimentary laundry and shoe shine, a selection of pillows, daily in-room canapés and high tea, free Internet access, and much more. There are no butlers for any staterooms.

Food and Dining
Traditional dining in Canaletto Dining Room offers you a pre-selection of one of two seating times throughout the cruise. Anytime Dining (sitting when and with whom you choose) is offered in Donatello and Bernini Dining Rooms. Both serve five course meals changed daily, with chefs inducted into the prestigious Chaîne des Rôtisseurs gastronomic society. Sabatini’s serves Italian cuisine, Crown Grill serves steak and seafood, and there’s Crab Shack (all for an extra cover charge). Dress code is smart casual, and on cruises longer than three days dress for a formal night for every week of sailing. Breakfast and lunch are provided in an open seating arrangement. (Of course a continental breakfast can be delivered to your stateroom, and there is a stateroom menu.) Passengers booked in cabins with balconies can order several special, romantic meals to be served restaurant-style on the verandah - Ultimate Balcony Dining. Order special dietary requests before sailing.

Casual dining is available at Horizon Court buffet all day and informal sit-down waiter service at night. The pizzeria gives an excellent choice, and will also provide room delivery for a small charge. There is a burger and hotdog grill, and take-away food is available at the pool side. For lighter snacks try the ice-cream sundae bar, or the patisserie for coffees and pastries. Afternoon tea is served daily. There are 12 bars and lounges. Coffee, iced tea and milk are available 24 hours a day. For an exclusive (extra charge) dining experience for ten guests make a reservation for The Chef’s Table. Chocolate Journeys is new.

Entertainment
As for entertainment, there is more than can be squeezed into a week. The Princess Theatre is two decks high, featuring glamorous production shows every second or third evening. The Vista Show Lounge with its three stages presents cabaret, and doubles for lectures, bingo and horse-racing during the day. Explorer’s Lounge hosts cabaret acts and dance bands. Movies first-run feature films pool-side at Under the Stars on Sun Deck. There are lounges with live music and dancing. A new feature is the new three-deck-high street-cafe-style Piazza, for sipping coffee and watching the occasional passing performer. Stroll around and shop duty-free, or check your email at the Internet Café.

Princess on-shore programs are outstanding, and information about shore options is comprehensive. On board, enrichment programs include the ScholarShip@Sea program, which presents six self-improvement programs each day, with a charge for advanced classes. The core subjects are: Culinary Arts, Visual/Creative Arts, Photography, and Computer Technology. There is a pottery studio complete with electric kiln, karaoke, virtual golf, art auctions, and casino gambling. Five pools spread the crowd. Fun activities surround the pool areas and include a nine-hole putting course, virtual golf, and ball games. One can retire to the library and writing room, the adults-only lounge, work out in the gyms, or relax in a spa or hot tub. While passengers are generally older, each young age group has five-star special facilities and programs.





































Explore the decks

Golden Princess deckplans

Golden Princess deckplan

Cabins on Deck 11 (Aloha Deck)

AA
Suite with balcony
AB
Mini-suite with balcony
BB
Outside with balcony
CC
Outside
J
Inside
  • Sofa bed
  • Two pullman beds
  • Handicapped facilities
  • Four pullman beds
  • One pullman bed
  • Connecting staterooms
  • Sofa and pullman bed

Cabins

There are six types of cabin and 35 price categories: insides, outsides (some obstructed), balcony cabins, outside mini-suites (with and without balconies) and balcony suites. Cabins are roomy and nicely appointed, with satellite TV access to major channels. Standard cabins are practical and attractive, many have additional upper berths for children, and some have inter-connecting doors. The larger the stateroom, the more additional facilities. All guests receive turndown service, chocolates on pillow at night, bathrobes and amenity kits, and complimentary room service on most items 24 hours a day. There are no single cabins, 26 wheelchair-accessible cabins, and some cabins accommodate families of three and four.

Four types of suites are available, including two family suites, each of which can sleep up to 10 people if four are children – otherwise eight adults. Mid-priced suites compare more than favourably with motel accommodation, amenities and service. Most balconies give privacy, and some can be joined with other balconies when travelling in a group. Suites have a bathtub and second TV. The 33 suites and 180 mini-suites cover a large range of sizes and additional free-bees such as complimentary laundry and shoe shine, a selection of pillows, daily in-room canapés and high tea, free Internet access, and much more. There are no butlers for any staterooms.

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Ship facts

Star rating: Golden Princess star rating
Maiden voyage: 2001
Number of decks: 13
Tonnage: 108865
Cabins: 1318
Passenger capacity: 2600
Number of crew: 1100

What's onboard? ▼

  • REST & RELAXATION
  • Piazza-style Atrium
  • Shops duty free
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Main dining room
  • Traditional Dining
  • Anytime Dining (outside Australia)
  • 24-h Room Service, Menu complimentary
  • Formal dining (1/week) (rental wear)
  • COVER CHARGE DINING
  • Ultimate Balcony Dining
  • Chef’s Table (for 10) (not in Australia)
  • Sabatini’s (Italian)
  • Crown Grill (beef, seafood)
  • CASUAL DINING
  • Horizon Court
  • Crab Shack (pay)
  • Vine’s Wine Bar
  • International Café
  • Burger & Hot Dog Grill (poolside)
  • Ice Cream Bar
  • English Pub Lunch
  • Chocolate Journeys (new)
  • Internet café
  • Pâtisserie
  • Drinks packages (not in Australia)
  • Soda, coffee packages
  • Afternoon tea; Cookies & milk in Piazza
  • Special diet requests (order ahead)
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Show lounges (2)
  • Lounges, bars, nightclub, disco (12)
  • Smoking Bar
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • NFL poolside
  • Onboard games, parties, tours
  • Casino
  • ScholarShip@Sea enrichment courses
  • Library, writing room
  • Art, photo, video gallery
  • Celebration packages
  • Weddings (enquire)
  • Conference Centre
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Pools (4)
  • Lap pool with current
  • Whirlpools Spas (9)
  • The Sanctuary adult oasis (pay)
  • Fitness Centre, jogging track, Zumba classes
  • Lotus Spa & Fitness
  • Ultimate Ship Tour (pay)
  • Sports court & table games
  • Shuffleboard
  • 9-hole putting course
  • UNDER 18
  • Youth Remix Center (3-12y)
  • Teen Lounge (13-17y)
  • Kids-only Dinners
  • Pelicans (3-7 y centre)
  • Shockwaves (8-12 y centre)
  • Group kidsitting (3-12 y, pay)
  • Port Days activities
  • Children with special needs
  • Video arcade
  • OTHER
  • Medical centre (pay private rate, no Medicare)
  • ATM on board (costly)
  • Internet, Wi-Fi (pay)
  • Mobile phone at sea (pay provider)
  • Laundromats self-serve
  • 110V power
  • Wheelchair cabins, service animals
  • No wheelchair access to The Sanctuary
  • Daily newsletter

What's included? ▼

  • Accommodation as booked
  • Australia: Gratuities for Sun and Dawn Princess departures, and Sea Princess departing and returning to Australia.
  • All main meals on-board
  • Coffee, tea & milk 24 hrs
  • Oplen/anytime dining (not in Australia)
  • Traditional/set time & multi-venue dining
  • Cocktail or champagne reception
  • In-cabin dining at no charge
  • Complimentary mini-bar setup (Suites)
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • Specialty lectures, workshops, classes & programs
  • Bridge director on select cruises
  • Kids clubs & teen programs (3-17 yrs most ships)
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Onboard newsletter
  • Port maps and/or guide books
  • Destination seminars and/or lectures
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers

What's excluded? ▼

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Alternate specialty dining venues
  • Room service menu items (unless specified)
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Outside Australia: Service charge USD 11.50 (suites USD 12) pp/night all ages. Adjust or remove on board.
  • Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
  • Outside Australia Service charge: bar and wine 15%
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry and/or valet charges
  • Laundry services (Complimentary for Suites & Elite Capltain's Circle
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Childcare night services (3-12 yrs, 10pm-1am)

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