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Golden Princess cruises for 2019-2020


Melbourne and Auckland host Golden Princess from late October 2019 until mid-April 2020. Golden Princess will complete multiple 13-night roundtrip itineraries from Melbourne to New Zealand as part of Princess’ biggest ever New Zealand season. Shorter trips will visit Adelaide and Tasmania. Multi-generational cruising is featured. The 29-night transpacific cruise in April 2020 from Sydney to Los Angeles will be very popular. From May to August 2020 Golden Princess runs 14-night round-trip cruises from Los Angeles to the Alaskan fjords along the Inside Passage, with a call at Victoria in British Columbia. The transpacific cruise in August/September 2020 departs Los Angeles for the Alaskan fjords, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore. See two continents and an amazing cross-section of sights and cultures. 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. In mid-2020 Golden Princess will be refitted and transfer to the P&O Australia fleet in October 2020 as Pacific Adventure.
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Golden Princess Cruise Calendar

Sold out Available OBC = onboard Credit
Date Route Cruise From $/Day
2019 CRUISES

17

NOV

Golden Princess cruises

7

NIGHTS

Southern Australia Explorer Cruise 5939
UP TO
$100
OBC

Currently sailing

N/A

19

NOV

Golden Princess cruises

5

NIGHTS

Australia Getaway Cruise 5939A
UP TO
$100
OBC

Currently sailing

N/A

24

NOV

Golden Princess cruises

9

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise 5940A
Departs: Melbourne | Arrives: Auckland

Sold out

N/A

24

NOV

Golden Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise 5940
Departs: Melbourne

Sold out

N/A

3

DEC

Golden Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise 5940B
Departs: Auckland
UP TO
$200
OBC

Sold out

N/A

7

DEC

Golden Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise 5941
Departs: Melbourne

Sold out

N/A

16

DEC

Golden Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise 5941A
Departs: Auckland

$3,219

$248

20

DEC

Golden Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise 5001
Departs: Melbourne

Sold out

N/A

29

DEC

Golden Princess cruises

4

NIGHTS

New Years Getaway Cruise 5001A
Departs: Auckland | Arrives: Melbourne

Sold out

N/A

2020 CRUISES

2

JAN

Golden Princess cruises

6

NIGHTS

Southern Australia & Tasmania Cruise 5002A
Departs: Melbourne | Arrives: Adelaide
UP TO
$100
OBC

Sold out

N/A

2

JAN

Golden Princess cruises

8

NIGHTS

UP TO
$100
OBC

Sold out

N/A

8

JAN

Golden Princess cruises

17

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise 5002B
Departs: Adelaide

Sold out

N/A

10

JAN

Golden Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise 5003
Departs: Melbourne

Sold out

N/A

23

JAN

Golden Princess cruises

7

NIGHTS

UP TO
$100
OBC

$1,484

$212

25

JAN

Golden Princess cruises

5

NIGHTS

Australia Getaway Cruise 5004A
Departs: Adelaide | Arrives: Melbourne
UP TO
$100
OBC

$2,112

$422

30

JAN

Golden Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise 5005
Departs: Melbourne
UP TO
$200
OBC

$1,849

$142

12

FEB

Golden Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise 5006
Departs: Melbourne

$4,125

$317

25

FEB

Golden Princess cruises

14

NIGHTS

Fiji Cruise 5007
Departs: Melbourne

$2,725

$195

10

MAR

Golden Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise 5008
Departs: Melbourne

$2,070

$159

23

MAR

Golden Princess cruises

14

NIGHTS

Queensland Cruise 5009
Departs: Melbourne

$2,229

$159

6

APR

Golden Princess cruises

2

NIGHTS

Australia Getaway Cruise 5010
Departs: Melbourne | Arrives: Sydney
UP TO
$40
OBC

$274

$137

8

APR

Golden Princess cruises

7

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise 5011C
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Auckland
UP TO
$100
OBC

$1,289

$184

8

APR

Golden Princess cruises

29

NIGHTS

Hawaii, Tahiti & South Pacific Crossing Cruise 5011N
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Los Angeles
Up to AUD$1,000 "EZAir" Air Credit

$3,499

$121

15

APR

Golden Princess cruises

22

NIGHTS

Hawaii, Tahiti & South Pacific Crossing Cruise 5011D
Departs: Auckland | Arrives: Los Angeles
Up to AUD$1,000 "EZAir" Air Credit

$3,029

$138

6

MAY

Golden Princess cruises

10

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$400 "EZAir" Air Credit

$1,908

$191

16

MAY

Golden Princess cruises

14

NIGHTS

$2,370

$169

30

MAY

Golden Princess cruises

14

NIGHTS

$2,469

$176

13

JUN

Golden Princess cruises

14

NIGHTS

$2,539

$181

27

JUN

Golden Princess cruises

14

NIGHTS

$2,770

$198

11

JUL

Golden Princess cruises

14

NIGHTS

$2,819

$201

25

JUL

Golden Princess cruises

14

NIGHTS

$2,879

$206

8

AUG

Golden Princess cruises

14

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$600 "EZAir" Air Credit

$2,780

$199

22

AUG

Golden Princess cruises

3

NIGHTS

Pacific Coastal Cruise 5020
Departs: Los Angeles | Arrives: Vancouver

$549

$183

22

AUG

Golden Princess cruises

20

NIGHTS

Alaska & North Pacific Crossing Cruise 5020B
Departs: Los Angeles | Arrives: Yokohama

$2,821

$141

22

AUG

Golden Princess cruises

32

NIGHTS

Southeast Asia, Japan & Alaska Grand Adventure Cruise 5020A
Departs: Los Angeles | Arrives: Singapore

$5,002

$156

25

AUG

Golden Princess cruises

17

NIGHTS

Alaska & North Pacific Crossing Cruise 5021
Departs: Vancouver | Arrives: Yokohama
Up to AUD$600 "EZAir" Air Credit

$2,353

$138

25

AUG

Golden Princess cruises

29

NIGHTS

Southeast Asia, Japan & Alaska Grand Adventure Cruise 5021A
Departs: Vancouver | Arrives: Singapore
Up to AUD$1,000 "EZAir" Air Credit

$4,257

$147

12

SEP

Golden Princess cruises

12

NIGHTS

Southeast Asia & Japan Cruise 5022
Departs: Yokohama | Arrives: Singapore

$2,122

$177

This month's most popular Golden Princess cruises


1. 14 night Queensland Cruise 5009 ex Melbourne on 23 Mar 2020, from $2,229
2. 13 night New Zealand Cruise 5005 ex Melbourne on 30 Jan 2020, from $1,849
3. 14 night Fiji Cruise 5007 ex Melbourne on 25 Feb 2020, from $2,725
4. 5 night Australia Getaway Cruise 5004A ex Adelaide on 25 Jan 2020, from $2,112
5. 13 night New Zealand Cruise 5006 ex Melbourne on 12 Feb 2020, from $4,125

Golden Princess — Ship Review Rating: 4.1 out of 5 based on 540 ratings.

Life aboard Golden Princess
Melbourne and Auckland host Golden Princess from late October 2019 until mid-April 2020. Golden Princess will complete multiple 13-night roundtrip itineraries from Melbourne to New Zealand as part of Princess’ biggest ever New Zealand season. Shorter trips will visit Adelaide and Tasmania. Multi-generational cruising is featured. The 29-night transpacific cruise in April 2020 from Sydney to Los Angeles will be very popular. From May to August 2020 Golden Princess runs 14-night round-trip cruises from Los Angeles to the Alaskan fjords along the Inside Passage, with a call at Victoria in British Columbia. The transpacific cruise in August/September 2020 departs Los Angeles for the Alaskan fjords, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore. See two continents and an amazing cross-section of sights and cultures. 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. In mid-2020 Golden Princess will be refitted and transfer to the P&O Australia fleet in October 2020 as Pacific Adventure.

Being a large resort ship, built in 2001 and refitted in 2018, 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. Upgraded MedallionNet fast internet will be operable 20 December 2019.

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. Smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas, and excludes staterooms and balconies.

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. Smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas, and excludes staterooms and balconies.

Decks
Golden Princess

Princess Cruises

Ship facts

Star rating: Golden Princess star rating
Maiden voyage: 2001
Number of decks: 13
Tonnage: 108865
Cabins: 1312
Passenger capacity: 2624
Number of crew: 1100

What's onboard? ▼

  • Defence Force (active/ex-) onboard credit (ADF, NZDF)
  • Onboard currency AUD if in/out Australia/NZ
  • REST & RELAXATION
  • Italian style Piazza social centre
  • Shops duty free
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Main dining room/s (with kid’s menus)
  • Club Class Dining (Suites & Mini-Suites)
  • Traditional (2 sittings) or Anytime Dining
  • 24-h room service, most food complimentary
  • Formal dining (once/week; rental wear)
  • COVER CHARGE DINING
  • Ultimate Balcony Dining
  • Chef’s Table (for 12) (+ galley tour; not in Australia)
  • Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria
  • Vines (wine & seafood bar)
  • Crown Grill (dinner; steak, seafood)
  • CASUAL DINING
  • Horizon Court
  • Crab Shack (pay)
  • International Café in Piazza
  • Burger & Hot Dog Grill (poolside)
  • Ice Cream Bar
  • English Pub Lunch in Wheelhouse Bar
  • The Whisky Bar
  • Chocolate Journeys (all dining venues)
  • Internet Café & Library
  • Pâtisserie
  • Variety of drinks packages
  • Afternoon tea; Cookies & milk in Piazza
  • Special diet requests (when booking)
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Show theatres, musicals
  • Lounges, bars, nightclub, disco
  • Voice of the Ocean karaoke competition
  • Smoking Bar
  • Movies Under the Stars (poolside theatre)
  • 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)
  • Lotus Spa & Fitness Centre
  • Lotus Spa
  • Jogging track
  • 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)
  • No tipping, bar charges if in/out of Australia
  • ATM on board (costly)
  • Internet slow satellite (pay)
  • MedalionNet fast internet (from 20/12/2019; pay)
  • Mobile phone at sea (pay provider)
  • Laundromats self-serve
  • 110V US two-point plugs
  • Wheelchair cabins, service animals
  • No wheelchair access to The Sanctuary
  • Daily newsletter

What's included? ▼

  • Accommodation as booked
  • Gratuities, bar service charges for Australia-based Princess ships
  • All main meals on-board
  • Afternoon tea service
  • Coffee, tea & milk 24 hrs
  • Anytime dining (not in Australia; not on Pacific Princess))
  • Traditional/set time & multi-venue dining
  • Dietary requests on booking
  • Alternative dining (extra charge)
  • In-cabin dining (no charge most items)
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • Specialty lectures, workshops, classes & programs
  • Kids clubs & teen programs (3-17 y, not Explorer)
  • Cruise Director & all English-speaking staff
  • Onboard newsletter
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Destination seminars and/or lectures
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers
  • Internet & Wi-Fi available to many public areas and cabins (Not free)
  • Mobile device app for on-board programs, communications
  • Defence Force onboard credit program
  • Weddings on most ships (pay)

What's excluded? ▼

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Some workshops, classes & programs
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry service charges
  • Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Childcare night services (3-12 y 10pm-1am; pay)
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Itineraries may change due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Cabins may change for operational reasons
  • SERVICE CHARGES INSIDE AUSTRALIA
  • Spa service & fitness classes 5% service charge
  • SERVICE CHARGES OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA
  • USD15.50 for mini-suites and club class; USD16.50 for suites; USD14.50 other cabins; pp/night, ALL ages
  • May request to modify on board
  • Gratuities can be prepaid through Cruise Personalizer
  • Bar and wine charge, Lotus Spa, 15%
  • Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
  • REMINDERS
  • Check passport valid for 6 months after end of voyage
  • Youth IDs needed for Australia domestic
  • Check stateroom ‘responsible adult’ requirements when booking
  • Check formal nights, dress code, health requirements ahead
  • BPAY in Australia no surcharge booking fee
  • Confirm with bank and ship ahead of cruise your credit/debit card intentions
  • Special needs, dietary requests, arrange at booking
  • Smoking on board in designated areas only
  • Don’t bring an aerial drone
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