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Sailings
13 Nights Australia
departing from Melbourne, Australia
Cruise Line Princess Cruises
Ship Golden Princess
Departing Sat, Dec 07, 2019
Return Port Melbourne, Australia
Ports of Call Melbourne, Australia | Fjordland, New Zealand | Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand | Akaroa, New Zealand |...
Princess Cruises
Melbourne, Australia | Fjordland, New Zealand | Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand | Akaroa, New Zealand | Complimentary Ensemble Experience in Wellington | Napier, New Zealand | Tauranga, New Zealand | Auckland, New Zealand
Itinerary
  • Date Date Location Location Arrival Arrival Departure Departure
  • Sat, Dec 07, 2019 MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA CHECK IN STARTS AT 1230P CHECK IN 12:30PM-3:00PM See Travel Summary for Progressive check in times -- 4:00 pm
    Sun, Dec 08, 2019 AT SEA -- --
    Mon, Dec 09, 2019 AT SEA -- --
    Tue, Dec 10, 2019 FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK (SCENIC CRU SCENIC CRUISING 7:00 am 4:00 pm
    Wed, Dec 11, 2019 DUNEDIN (PORT CHALMERS), NEW ZEALAN 8:00 am 6:00 pm
    Thu, Dec 12, 2019 AKAROA, NEW ZEALAND WATER SHUTTLE REQUIRED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS LIMITED 8:00 am 6:00 pm
    Fri, Dec 13, 2019 WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND 7:00 am 4:00 pm
    Sat, Dec 14, 2019 NAPIER, NEW ZEALAND 7:00 am 2:00 pm
    Sun, Dec 15, 2019 TAURANGA, NEW ZEALAND 6:45 am 6:00 pm
    Mon, Dec 16, 2019 AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND 7:00 am 2:00 pm
    Tue, Dec 17, 2019 AT SEA -- --
    Wed, Dec 18, 2019 AT SEA -- --
    Thu, Dec 19, 2019 AT SEA -- --
    Fri, Dec 20, 2019 MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA 6:00 am --
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Princess Cruises
General

One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises first set sail in 1965 with a single ship cruising to Mexico. Today, the line has grown to become the third largest cruise line in the world, renowned for innovative ships, an array of onboard options, and an environment of exceptional customer service. A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess carries 1.7 million guests each year to destinations around the globe ranging in length from three to 114 days, allowing them to see the world and come back new.

Princess Cruises was catapulted to stardom in 1977 when one of its ships, Pacific Princess, was cast in a starring role on a new television show called "The Love Boat." The weekly series, which introduced millions of viewers to the concept of a sea-going vacation, was an instant hit and both the company name and its "seawitch" logo have remained synonymous with cruising ever since. The show, which can still seen around the world, has been widely credited with fueling the dramatic expansion of the industry.

Ship
Golden Princess
Overview

An inviting world of wonder awaits your arrival on Golden Princess, an oasis to renew body and soul. Enjoy treatments in the Lotus Spa, signature dishes from Michelin-star Chef Curtis Stone served in the main dining room and Discovery at SEA onboard programming that brings Discovery and Animal Planet shows to life.

Onboard Experience

Throughout your cruise, whether you love activity or crave tranquility, Princess offers everything you could need for a relaxed, rejuvenating retreat, including a wide variety of freshly prepared cuisine and innovative experiences all designed to help you escape completely.

Activities

Photo & Video Gallery

Our staff of digital photographers and videographers helps capture the highlights of your cruise including onboard events, ports and scenery for lasting memories of your trip. Our studio locations are set up in the Atrium each evening and all formal and casual portraits are on display in the gallery the following day. Please ask our staff about portrait packages, reprints and canvas reproductions of your favorite photos!

Vegas Style Casino

For Novices, Casual Players, or High Rollers: From gaming lessons to the latest slot machines to prize tournaments, our Casinos offer fun and excitement. If you enjoy blackjack, or "21," and Texas Hold 'Em, our tables play by Vegas rules and if you relish the challenge of roulette, we offer the American version.

The Piazza

Take a Stroll into the European-style Piazza: Discover Old World charm as you stroll through our breathtaking Piazza-a hub of activity, inspired by the vibrant squares of Europe. Roving street performers, quaint boutiques, a spiral staircase and several glass-walled lifts provide panoramic views. Visit the International Cafe for gourmet coffees, or marvel at the wine selection at Vines, voted one of the "Best Wine Bars at Sea," by USA Today.

The Shops of Princess

Tax and Duty-free Shopping: It's no surprise The Shops are awarded "Best Onboard Shopping" from Porthole magazine year after year. On board, you'll find a fabulous range of fine merchandise from brands like Swarovski, Chanel, Estee Lauder, Clinique, Lancome, Calvin Klein, Citizen and Tissot, plus local crafts, keepsakes and souvenirs. And everyday tax- and duty-free savings can add up to as much as 30% off suggested U.S. retail prices.

Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs

Soak in a World of Relaxation: Take a dip in our sparkling freshwater pools and leave your everyday world behind. Unwind on a padded lounger and soak up the sun, catch up on reading, listen to music or dream of your next adventure on board or ashore. And what better way to relax and revitalize after a day exploring the world than a long soak in one of our whirling hot tubs. And don't forget, there is always a server nearby to bring you a refreshing cocktail or favorite beverage.

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  • Sports Court
  • Discovery at SEA Program
  • Art Gallery & Auctions
  • Internet Cafe & Library
Food & Dining

Included Dining

Traditional Dining

Harkening back to the Golden Era of sea travel, our Traditional Dining option allows you to dine at the same time each day and enjoy the same tablemates and waitstaff throughout your voyage. Choose from either early or late seating.

Horizon Court

Horizon Court offers an endless selection that changes throughout the day to satisfy the most discriminating palate. Indulge in a delightful array of worldwide cuisine, freshly baked breads and regional comfort foods, in a casual setting at breakfast, lunch or dinner. Enjoy fresh fruits, signature pastas and desserts galore along with your favorite beverages and customizable features like create-your-own salads and sandwiches.

Trident Grill

Follow your nose to the Trident Grill where the burgers are flipping and the hotdogs roasting, served with a variety of fixin's and crisp fries. Veggie burgers, bratwurst and grilled chicken breast are also served and all are sure to hit the spot when you are relaxing out on deck.

Chocolate Journeys

There are few foods that inspire as much passion as chocolate, and master chocolatier Norman Love has designed some of the most decadent, hand-crafted treats exclusively for Princess' Chocolate JourneysSM program. Trained in France, and named the Inaugural Inductee into the Chocolatier Hall of Fame by Dessert Professional Magazine, Chef Love combined premium quality chocolate with unique flavors and artful designs to mastermind his exclusive creations found in the main dining room and at Horizon Court.

Crafted by Curtis Stone

In the Main Dining Room, savor fresh new cuisine designed by award-winning Chef Curtis Stone during every voyage. Personal reflections on the menu by Chef Stone elaborate on each "Crafted" selection, prepared with the most authentic ingredients. Be enticed by dishes featuring delicious meats and seafood, fresh produce and vibrant, bold flavors.

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  • Anytime Dining
  • 24-hr Room Service
  • International Cafe
  • Prego Pizzeria

Specialty Dining

Crown Grill

With a rich wood decor and a theater-style kitchen, it's no wonder Crown Grill was named among the "Best Cruise Ship Steakhouses" by USA TODAY. Featuring premium aged beef and fresh seafood items, this specialty restaurant offers an intimate dining experience in a classically elegant setting and an open kitchen where chefs prepare and cook to order top-quality cuts of beef, chops and seafood.

Vines

Voted one of the "Best Wine Bars at Sea," by USA TODAY and located in a charming corner of the Atrium, Vines boasts an extensive collection of wines, like Opus One, Super Tuscans, fine sparkling wines and regional offerings for purchase. The menu also includes wine flights and a selection of wines by the glass. Gourmet delicacies, such as antipasti and tapas, are complimentary with any wine purchase.

Crab Shack

Seafood lovers won't want to miss this full crab shack experience. An intriguing bistro option housed within the Horizon Court buffet, Crab Shack diners can savor Bayou-style boiled crawfish and spicy sausage, popcorn shrimp, steaming clam chowder and a tantalizing mixed steamer pot filled with snow crab, jumbo shrimp, clams and mussels.

Ultimate Balcony Dining

Choose a luxurious breakfast or experience the "ultimate" romantic dinner at sea: a sumptuous multi-course meal, including succulent lobster tail and juicy steak, your beverage of choice, hors d'oeuvres, all served right on the privacy of your own balcony by our dedicated waitstaff. Treat yourself to this unparalleled indulgence and savor food, views and memories that will never be forgotten.

Sebatini's

Our Italian specialty restaurant has been voted one of the "Best Cruise Ship Specialty Restaurants" at sea by USA TODAY. Savor Sabatini's authentic offerings featuring signature pastas, Italian wines and an irresistible selection of delectable desserts, all celebrating our Italian culinary heritage.

Chef's Table Experience

Taking dining to a new level, the Chef's Table Experience includes pre-dinner cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the galley for you and a limited number of fellow guests. After your executive chef describes the specially designed menu for the night, participants are escorted to an intimate table for the main course, including pairing suggestions. Each couple receives a personalized autographed copy of PrincessÂ’ best-selling cookbook, a handwritten copy of the special menu and a complimentary photo.

Entertainment

Explorers Lounge

Explorers Lounge offers cool vibes and nightclub-style performances. Put on your dancin' shoes and get ready to get down. A rockin' sound system, ceiling mounted dance floor lights, and live nightclub-style performances make the Explorers Lounge the perfect destination. Want to just sit back with a cocktail and people watch? There's plenty of seating and the inviting atmosphere is laid-back.

Original Musical Productions

Crafted by some of the world's top directors and choreographers, our remarkable and dynamic Princess productions transport you to realms as exotic as the destinations we visit. Imaginative shows created in-house feature dazzling stage sets, Broadway classics, popular hits and original numbers performed by some of the largest and most talented casts at sea.

Festivals of the World

There's nothing like a Princess party to bring people together. Our Festivals of the World hosts onboard events that celebrate timeless traditions from nearly every corner of the globe.* Parties and dancing, lively music and folkloric performances, enriching activities, themed movies and specialty shopping are just some of the ways our Festivals of the World come to life! From Oktoberfest to Rio's Carnival, Festivals of the World is a gala event you won't want to miss.

*On select sailings.

Princess Theater

With dazzling stage sets, artists from around the globe, modern hits and timeless classics, the Princess Theater, our largest theater yet, showcases lavish, original productions with dynamic cast members in sumptuous surroundings. In this ultramodern theater, relax in a plush seat with unobstructed sight lines as the velvet curtain goes up, a state-of-the-art lighting system illuminates the stage, and it's on with the show!

Vista Show Lounge

Relax, unwind and enjoy the endless variety of world-class entertainers such as live bands, comedians, illusionists and musicians performing on the large stage, as well as instructor-led classes and line dances. Seating over 300 people, the Vista Show Lounge's warm and inviting intimate setting is perfect for quality time with family and friends over a cup of tea or learning a new talent with new friends that you've made on board.

More Choices
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Music & Dancing
  • Featured Guest Entertainers
  • Skywalkers Nightclub
Kids, Teens & Family

Just For Kids 3-7

Explore the Treehouse: Even the littlest guests will delight in this whimsical, forest-themed world that inspires playtime and invites exploration. Kids, ages 3 to 7, can dance, enjoy pajama movie nights, create art projects like Animal Planet puppets and masks or compete in a Lego boat-building contest.

Just For Kids 8-12

Step into the Lodge: Inspired by the great outdoors, this cozy center keeps kids busy with games, dancing and kid-sized Olympic competitions. Their minds stay busy, too, with California Science Center programs like rocket building, or they can explore outer space with Stargazing and learning how to build a model roller coaster. Exciting events like talent shows, theme nights, and treasure hunts encourage new friendships and family togetherness.

Just For Teens 13-17

Hang out in the Beach House: This contemporary lounge is "the place" for teens - perfect for hanging out and socializing with late-night movie viewing, hip hop dance classes, video game tournaments and sports competitions like dodgeball and basketball. But that's just the beginning. They'll dazzle on the red carpet with our Rock the Boat teens-only party, complete with awards and "mocktails."

Family

Quality time Together: Princess makes it easy to sail together in comfort. There is a wide selection of staterooms accommodating up to four guests, and you'll enjoy substantial savings on your third and fourth guests. There are also connecting stateroom options, as well as Two Bedroom Family Suites, with room for up to eight guests, which offer more living space, a balcony and two bathrooms, including a full bath tub.

Discovery at SEA Programs

Our exclusive partnership with Discovery lets you come back captivated with Stargazing on our top deck; activities featuring Discovery hit shows such as Shark Week and Finding Bigfoot; plus our new Encounters with Discovery at SEA speaker series. Get more out of your travels with shore excursions recommended by two of the most trusted names in world travel-Discovery and Animal Planet.

Spa and Fitness

The Sanctuary

Take a break and indulge in a private getaway at The Sanctuary, our exclusive adults-only retreat offering a relaxing alternative to the myriad outdoor activities and entertainment available elsewhere on the ship. With signature beverages, light meals, and al fresco massages, Serenity Stewards attend to your every need, whether it's to be on hand to provide chilled face towels or Evian water atomizers.

Lotus Spa

Named "Best Spa on a Cruise Ship" by Spafinder Wellness 365, the Lotus Spa offers a variety of relaxing treatments, such as facials, aroma stone therapy massages, detoxifying ocean wraps and an aromatherapy thermal suite. Or get ready for a night on the town at the salon which features women's styling color, men's haircuts and shaves, manicure and pedicure choices and teeth whitening.

Lotus Spa Fitness Center

The Lotus Spa Fitness Center offers fitness programs designed to help you maximize your wellness with Tour de Cycle, personal training and classes such as Pilates, Yoga, Body Sculpt Boot Camp, Results Based Training and TRX suspension training. The Lotus Spa Fitness Center also features state-of-the-art equipment so you can tone on your own.

Sports Court

Feel the court under your feet and the thrill of victory as you sink the ball in for two points. No matter your athletic ability, there's nothing like shooting a few hoops out in the middle of the ocean as you watch the sun set and the stars come out. Our Sports Court is not only set up for basketball but also for volleyball. Pick up a game, compete against fellow passengers for bragging rights, or start your own dream team.

The Sanctuary

A variety of ways to rejuvenate can be found at the Conservatory, an enclosed climate-controlled top-deck recreation area that features two soothing hot tubs, a refreshing freshwater pool, poolside shower, bar, two ping pong tables and plenty of comfortable loungers to unwind, enjoy the views, a book or even a nap.

Ship Facts
  • Guests: 2,600
  • Crew: 1,100
  • Refurbished: April 2018
  • Inaugural Cruise: May 2001
  • Tonnage: 108,865
  • Length: 950 feet
  • Height: 177 feet
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Stateroom Legend
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  • B2 Premium Balcony
    B4 Premium Balcony
    BA Balcony Stateroom
    BB Balcony Stateroom
    BC Balcony Stateroom
    BD Balcony Stateroom
    BE Balcony Stateroom
    BF Balcony Stateroom
    IA Interior Stateroom
    IB Interior Stateroom
    IC Interior Stateroom
    ID Interior Stateroom
    IE Interior Stateroom
    IF Interior Stateroom
    M1 Club Class Mini-Suite
    MA Mini-Suite With Balcony
    MB Mini-Suite With Balcony
    MD Mini-Suite With Balcony
    ME Mini-Suite With Balcony
    O5 Premium Oceanview Stateroom
    OC Oceanview Stateroom
    OE Oceanview Stateroom
    OF Oceanview Stateroom
    OV Obstructed Oceanview Stateroom
    OW Obstructed Oceanview Stateroom
    OY Obstructed Oceanview Stateroom
    OZ Obstructed Oceanview Stateroom
    S1 Grand Suite
    S2 Owner's Suite
    S3 Penthouse Suite
    S4 Penthouse Suite
    S5 Premium Suite
    S6 Vista Suite
    S7 Window Suite
    S8 Two Bedroom Family Suite
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  • Will accommodate third person
    Interconnecting staterooms with private balcony (8 persons)
    will accomodate rollaway
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Sky Deck

Sky Deck
Destination
Australia
Cruising to Australia gives you the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of pleasures. From the Sydney Opera House to the Great Barrier Reef, you can see a variety of sites and sounds that range from metropolis to wilderness. Few locations on earth give you the opportunity to scuba dive in the world''s largest coral reef and go on a shopping spree the same week. Most sailings leave from Sydney or Auckland, New Zealand. Cruises in Australia may visit Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney, or destinations around the continent and New Zealand.
Ports of Call
Melbourne, Australia

Australia's "Garden City" rejoices in its greenery, from the Fitzroy Gardens to the magnificent Royal Botanical Gardens. Hiding behind the sky-scrapers along the Yarra River are the graceful 19th-century mansions of the city's Gold Rush years. Sample one of the sixty different international cuisines, which make Melbourne the food capital of Australia.

Fjordland, New Zealand
City Fjordland

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand
City Dunedin

Dunedin is a little sliver of Scotland, set on the tropical shores of New Zealand's South Island. Founded by Scottish emigrants in 1848, Dunedin (the Gaelic name for Edinburgh) has fine Victorian and Edwardian architecture, including the Olveston stately home and majestic Larnach Castle--as well as New Zealand's only scotch distillery and kilt shop!

Akaroa, New Zealand
City Christchurch

Complimentary Ensemble Experience in Wellington
City Wellington

...exquisite architecture, great museums, and fabulous dining establishments.The accommodations and amenities in Wellington are superb, and during the summer there are many hot beach spots...

Napier, New Zealand
City Napier

Tauranga, New Zealand
City Tauranga

...It is no wonder why the region has become so popular, as it is safe, exciting, diverse, and warm.From touring in a four-wheel drive vehicle through the hills to swimming with the dolphins, Tauranga has it all.The hot springs are glorious, and you could spend an entire day and night lounging in the bubbling saltwater pools.They are truly magnificent, as are the restaurants and accommodations in Tauranga...

Auckland, New Zealand
City Auckland

New Zealand's largest city is draped over seven volcanoes and wrapped around Waitemata Harbour (meaning "sea of sparkling waters" in Maori). Despite its British feel, it is the world's largest Polynesian city. Shop for Polynesian crafts on Queen Street, the main drag. Or from atop Mt. Eden, overlook the "City of Sails," which will host the America's Cup races in 2000.