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vonLudeke
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 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
6 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
8 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
Steve v
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our second cruise with Princess and our first with Sun princess.We previously sailed with Diamond.Overall we was very satisfied with the cruise overall.Weather was a little rough at times but the ship handled it well.Staff was ... Read more
Cruiseellen
Member Since 2011
1 review
11 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We took the trip to New Zealand and had a lot of beautiful stops on the way. They reversed the itinerary at the last minute because of a storm so that I had to change every single shore excursion but the pursers desk was helpful here. Some ... Read more
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Pinery
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
The New Zealand ports are beautiful and interesting. We had heard that Princess lines was a "step up" from other mid-priced cruise lines, but we did not find that to be true. Our cabin was right next to the storage closet for ... Read more
churchy43
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We have just cruised on the Sun Princess . The ports were 5 Islands near and around New Guinea, then the Solomon Islands and then 3 islands around Vanuatu. Finely our last port was Brisbane and finally arriving back in Sydney. The service ... Read more
Master Echo
Member Since 2009
16 reviews
218 forum posts
Sept 14 Sydney - Embarkation Taxi from Mercure about 11.30 to Circular Quay -OPT - due to construction work on the new light railway being built, half of George street is closed, involving a circuitous route as many streets are now ... Read more
wrvrwego
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
13 forum posts
6 helpful votes
The main reason for doing this cruise was to revisit the Solomon Islands. The fact that it included various PNG Islands and Vanuatu was a bonus. We had sailed on Sun Princess previously and were interested in seeing how the upgrades had ... Read more
2903happy
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
29 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We had seen many Countries over the past few years, so it was now time to visit our own for a change. Queensland is always a favorite destination for us both, and this trip was no exception. Seas were calm, the ship sat very well in the ... Read more
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alfredos
Member Since 2016
1 review
45 helpful votes
First cruise for both of us. Booked a balcony cabin on Deck 10. We were a little concerned because we had read some pretty awful reviews about this ship, but we were determined to give it a fair go. Had to queue in Sydney to get through ... Read more
naracoopa
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
143 forum posts
Embarkation: Embarkation was painful. We arrived at White Bay Cruise Terminal Sydney on 21st June 2016, and joined a never ending queue to get onboard the Sun Princess. Due to the large number of “Elite” passengers on ... Read more
Quackery
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
A repeat of the 2008 cruise which we loved. This time not nearly as many ports and unfortunately we missed one due to the weather. The shore tours were Ok, but the one to the Summer Palace was especially bad, it was a beat up and the ... Read more
greentulip
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We really enjoyed this cruise. Smooth sailing except for one day in the Tasman sea when were were approaching our disembarkation port of Sydney. Due to an approaching typhoon we missed being overnight in Hong Kong and missed Shanghai all ... Read more
socram13
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
662 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Having done our first long Princess cruise (Sydney to UK, USA back to NZ) in 2011, on the Dawn we got hooked! We have cruised every year since, on the Dawn, Sea and Sun Princess ships, with shorter cruises on the Diamond, Emerald and ... Read more
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katisdale
Member Since 2003
6 reviews
3,255 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We had been looking for a cruise out of Australia for several years. We had previously booked two cruises which were taken for full charters so when this one became available we reserved a cabin on the day it opened. We made our own air ... Read more
donson
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We booked this cruise as we wanted to see Vanuatu and for a relaxing break. Despite all the negative reviews we read one week before our cruise, we enjoyed it very much. This was our fifth cruise and third time with Princess. Princess ... Read more
marsy07
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
3 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This cruise was so much fun and so relaxing. The food onboard was absolutely sensational. Every meal ordered in the dining room was out of this world. I am a real foody and was really impressed. The cakes also were a step above, especially ... Read more
seatripmama
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Couple in our late 40's. My 2nd cruise, reluctant husbands first. My first cruise was also a sampler on the Pacific Jewel so thats where I am coming from. Very similar sized ship to the Jewel, with an overall older clientelle. The ... Read more
gnomette1054
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This cruise was like a floating nursing home and geared for the elderly. There was a lack of entertainment. We had to replace our cruise card numerous times so we could get into our cabin. There were problems with the lifts and the ... Read more
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ozlady_5@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
First, the positives - our Room Steward, the Bar and Horizons (Buffet dining) wait staff were wonderful. The entertainment was pretty good - some variety. The theatres are lovely, however not very suitable for the majority of passengers ... Read more
lazin around
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
we could not find fault with the staff, they were brilliant, they were always friendly, polite & would go out of their way to help you. The food was always delicious & plentiful. We were disappointed we were not able to go to one ... Read more
Sunny Jim Bob
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
7 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Our second cruise with Princess Cruises, we boarded with trepidation as our first cruise was so appalling ( ports cancelled, mechanical problems, itinerary changed...) - so you can imagine our dismay when the first thing we saw when we ... Read more
Skippyroo
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
This was our 11th cruise, our second one with Princess and definitely our last one with them. The first cruise had cancelled ports due to mechanical problems, but overall the cruise was good, hence the reason for choosing the Sun Princess. ... Read more
margaretsikora
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
In 2015 we sailed on this ship to New Zealand 14 days and had a wonderful cruise. so for our 47th wedding anniversary we had no problem choosing the same ship but an area of Australia that we had wanted to see. We flew over to Perth 3days ... Read more
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