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jeck
Member Since 2009
9 reviews
82 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
8 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
hoyasaxa1
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 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
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PatMcCoy
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 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
13 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
9 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
Steve v
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
7 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
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Cruiseellen
Member Since 2011
1 review
16 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
Pinery
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 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
10 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
305 forum posts
9 helpful votes
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
9 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
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2903happy
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
32 forum posts
13 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
alfredos
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
51 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
8 reviews
156 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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
1 forum post
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
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socram13
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
704 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
katisdale
Member Since 2003
6 reviews
3,297 forum posts
7 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
9 forum posts
12 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
16 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
23 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
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