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LAGAAN
Member Since 2008
1 review
19 forum posts
Chose the cruise several years ago but cancer delayed taking it. It was a "bucket list" item. 29 days Brisbane to Brisbane is a must do cruise Sun princess is an old ship with a number of infirmities as were most of the ... Read more
Tuna56
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We joined Sun Princess in Adelaide for an 11 day cruise around the Western Australian coast to Darwin where we boarded The Ghan for the return trip to Adelaide. Embarkation was quick and hassle free. Within 30 minutes of arriving at the ... Read more
bcamnb
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
147 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We stayed for a few days in Sydney pre and post cruise at an exceptional AirBnB in Waterloo - PM me for details. HIGHLY recommended and inexpensive in this expensive city. Although not our most very favourite cruise, this was lots of ... Read more
jimmycricket3908
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The itinerary was the draw for this cruise. 29 nights around Australia. WOW it was great. Due to the length of the cruise it was mostly seniors and I only saw a hand full of kids. This was also know as the hop on hop off cruise because ... Read more
Maginty
Member Since 2013
1 review
102 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
Round Australia itinerary was a perfect close to our touring of the more visited areas on land. We often do private tours, but the ships tours were very good, but a bit more expensive which is typical of cruise ship tours. Some port ... Read more
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Westcliffgirl
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
10 helpful votes
My husband and I plus two young adults booked this cruise last minute as it was such a good offer. We had never chosen interior cabins before but everything else was fully booked. We did not get to choose our cabins and ended up at the ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi Westcliffgirl, we're glad you enjoyed your ... Read more
Tardustraveller
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
It's hard not to compare to previous cruises on Celebrity Solstice but to sum up first Sun Princess is an older ship with older guests. Solstice excels on style and dining but that's not what matters , what does matter is "did we ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi Tardustraveller, we're so glad that you ... Read more
bisdee000
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
second cruise on sun princess first being from Melbourne 2007 . embarkation 1 hour checked our cabin deck 10 b729 s potless great beds met cabin steward jovey very friendly a great start to trip. went to buffet food was excellent great ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi bisdee000, we're so glad that you enjoyed your ... Read more
KoalaBear2014
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Enjoyed out 10 day South Pacific cruise, thanks to MATT the cruise director, he made this a fun cruise, always laughing, unfortunately he is now off the the Caribbean. Loved "Share" by Curtis Stone, excellent food & ... Read more
Ship Drongo
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
92 forum posts
15 helpful votes
THE CONS: There were some weird odours from time to time which were unexplained The free pizzeria which was a favourite of ours, has been replaced by Share restaurant. The cost is $39 and the menu was quite limited; we didn't try it. ... Read more
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Cruisemagpie
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
24 helpful votes
.We boarded the Sun Princess after 5-00pm in 38C heat in an building without aircon because of a ship sanitisation caused by the norovirus. Third cruise in a row as it turned out that the virus was on board and the third ship sanitisation. ... Read more
lifeafloat
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We decided to take our family along with us as this trip covered Xmas and New Year. The Nuro virus was already onboard when we got on in Fremantle, but we thought hygenie would help us stay free of it and it worked, none of the 6 of us got ... Read more
pedrobanditopeter
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was our third cruise on Sun Princess. After touring the South Pacific in Dec. 2013, and New Zealand in Dec. 2014, Xmas and the new year 2016 seemed like a good choice. Boarding was not a problem, having been warned of later ... Read more
Time for a break
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Overall I thought that it was very well run. The staff were wonderful. I think having to pay for bottled water when I had the soda drinks package was a bit steep and the tours were way overpriced. I found better value in seeking a ... Read more
boeing5
Member Since 2016
1 review
23 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Having read many reviews on the Sun Princess it was obvious that some people loved the ship and the experience and others not so. Being a first time cruiser I joined my wife in Adelaide as she had sailed from Fremantle with her mother and ... Read more
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jenanpat
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for its Southern Australian itinerary, which was excellent. Princess has a lot to be proud of, but are letting themselves down in some areas (as follows): I had sheets with holes in them on my bed They were ... Read more
jeck
Member Since 2009
9 reviews
78 forum posts
20 helpful votes
I want to preface my comments by saying that we did enjoy the cruise, we always do. However, Princess continues to base the poorest of their ships (Sun, Sea and Dawn) in Australia and, in comparison with how they do things on ... Read more
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Fraglet
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Picked this cruise because of itinery, which was then changed before we left. Were given three different boarding times and only advised of right boarding time finally by one phone text. Had no idea beforehand of average age of cruisers, ... Read more
rayrob56
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
54 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We have recently returned from 15 nights aboard Sun Princess. Embarkation was easy as less than 100 were joining this cruise in Brisbane as it had started in Fremantle. Although the ship has a few issues which the maintenance crew ... Read more
Vols4ever
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
The 30-day Round Australia cruise on the Sun Princess was my retirement gift. Overall we loved the cruise. It was a great way to see as much as possible of this wonderful country. We were met at the airport baggage area for our transfer to ... Read more
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hoyasaxa1
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We chose hits cruise because we wanted to see more of Australia and also wanted to visit family there. We took the 30-day Sydney-Sydney trip leaving Monday Oct. 17th, 2016. The ship is old. It has been cosmetically refurbished but the ... Read more
PatMcCoy
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We cruise with Princess about twice a year because we love their ships, service and food. We chose this particular cruise because we wanted to see more of Australia (previously we had only been in Sydney). This particular cruise around ... Read more
vonLudeke
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Positives? + NZ is a great destination! + cabin staff great! + nightly live entertainment! Not so positives? BE WARNED! ? Sun Princess is a tired old ship. ? Where's your wallet!! From the moment you board, get ... Read more
pet peter
Member Since 2013
1 review
32 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
the sun princess was clean and tidy and generally the service was good, library and games room are good to have on board as you can borrow books and don't have to take too many on board with you. in a couple of the bars we found the ... Read more
Jodiegem
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Wow, what a great time we had. Decided to give New Zealand a go and we were not disappointed. Absolutely breathtaking country.Every port was great, locals friendly, tourist shopping great. Embarkment was quick, had 2 ports out of 8 using ... Read more
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