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Launched in 1995 as the world's biggest-ever cruise ship weighing in at about 77,000 tons, Sun Princess debuted with the largest number of balcony cabins and innovative features, including a 24-hour cafe. The ...
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Mobi Cruiser
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
166 forum posts
Sailed January 2014
This was an extended family cruise to NZ, Nanna & Poppy, No2 son and granddaughter in one cabin with No1 son,wife and daughter in an adjoining cabin. The first NZ cruise for all of us although Nanna & Poppy did a Sydney to Auckland ... Read more
PamHar
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Our balcony room on the 12th deck was good and could not fault steward services. However, I find it most objectionable that on a 12 night cruise for the cost, bed sheets were only changed once - after five days. I would expect and would ... Read more
My_Other_Life
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed December 2013
Beautiful weather and calm seas made for a lovely cruise. Auckland - Stunning weather - All shops close by, Overnight accomodation 1 min away, Embarkation - Local Security staff do not understand what preferred check in means, it was only ... Read more
haircut4u
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
112 forum posts
Sailed December 2013
One of my favourite cruises is around NZ plus a port or two in Australia. So as to round off a rather problematic year with personal family problems I decided, for the third time, to do this cruise again. My fourth with Princess and my ... Read more
Jessiekouli1
Member Since 2010
12 reviews
1 forum post
This was our 6th cruise with the Carnival line (4th on Princess), and our 14th cruise over all. We were very impressed in comparison to previous Princess cruises on the Sea Princess in 2011 and 2012. The reviews on this sight do not do the ... Read more

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kiwitraveller2014
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
My experience on the Sun Princess Dec 8th - Dec 21st had good moments and bad moments I was on a cruise from Auckland to Auckland and I got onto the ship thinking I was getting on the ship at the 'beginning' of a cruise and getting off at ... Read more
Astro Boy
Member Since 2012
17 reviews
12 forum posts
Previously been on Sun Princess twice - this was first after it's refit. What we noted differently was following - Horizons Restaurant update - now on one level no ramps. Nice fresh appearance with new tables and chairs, floor and ... Read more
ranibub
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed November 2013
My husband, sister, brother in law and myself booked our first ever cruise on The Sun Princess to New Zealand in November 2013. Never having sailed before we had no way of comparing the cruise, staff, meals, on board entertainment with ... Read more
the northern misfit
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
18 forum posts
Sailed November 2013
Selecting this cruse was a mistake I’ll never make again… Let me attempt to explain. Firstly this 14 day cruse was in fact one and a bit cruses put together. I boarded in Sydney on the 11th Nov and after sailing to the ... Read more
hilifta
Member Since 2010
1 review
83 forum posts
Just arrived home after a 14day cruise on the Sun Princess. Only our 8th cruise but the first time we have arrived home feeling cheated and rather annoyed. Which is a shame because it is not the vessel’s fault, more the attitudes of ... Read more

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BarbB0304
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
We arrived in Sydney in the rain and walked from Circular Quay to the ship at the International Terminal. On our arrival we were greeted by queues of people all waiting to get on the ship. Firstly we had to drop our bags off and then join ... Read more
DebMac
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed October 2013
We must've been lucky as the Sun Princess cruise immediately before ours had many problems both technical and weather issues... BUT our cruise departing Sydney 29th October for 13 nights to New Zealand was perfect! No technical issues nor ... Read more
PamelaChilders
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 helpful votes
It had taken me 4 years to get my husband to agree to a cruise. I'll never live it down, thanks to Sun Princess. We flew from Hervey Bay to Sydney and stayed overnight at the Novotel, Darling Harbour so we could embark the following day ... Read more
doggy13
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
1 forum post
Sailed October 2013
We left Sydney on the 16 Oct. '13 for a cruise to NZ. There was a problem getting to White Bay Cruise Terminal from Central Railway Station as there was no public transport with a cab costing $34, yet when leaving the ship on our return ... Read more
Macbook138
Member Since 2013
1 review
My husband & I have cruised before (P&O) but after this, we'll definitely be coming back to the Princess ships. Each has their positive points, but this cruise ticked every box. Have the choice between allocated dinning (Regency) ... Read more

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lojos
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed September 2013
I can only wonder what experience if any "Terrific Holiday" has had cruising. We have travelled with 4 cruise lines, and the Sun Princess was the pits. In brief, the cabins,( we had a balcony cabin as usual), were the smallest we have had ... Read more
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paully
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed September 2013
Just got back home after 14 wonderful nights sailing from Singapore to Fremantle. We were a group of 8 adults 2 in obstructed view cabin (D617) and 4 in balcony cabins B635 and B 634. We really didn't want to get off. Our cabins were great ... Read more
Sans Soucie
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2013
We sailed from Fremantle on 3rd Sept, after her re-fit , in a suite. We could not open the balcony door as it was so stiff, had to call for assistance. The balcony was " grubby " floor matting paint splattered and marked ( needed replacing ... Read more
Queenk2
Member Since 2000
1 review
2,135 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2013
Let me preface all my remarks with the fact that we are elite members and have gone on 18 Princess cruises. Not only have we cruised extensively ,we have also done a fair amount of land trips too. I really have only wonderful things to ... Read more
gemini19
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed June 2013
Went on Star Princess Alaska inside passage on June 29 out of Seattle. While my last cruise was on Oasis of the Sea in Sep 2012 I knew not to expect the first class service; but Star Princess took the cake for the worst and most boring ... Read more

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alewa123
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
4 forum posts
We booked the cruise and the flight via Princess when they offered discount on airfare in March -- which saved us almost $400/pp if we bought them on our own in May. We arrived two days earlier in Narita, and bought the Narita Express + ... Read more
honolulu traveler
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
533 forum posts
SUN PRINCESS, ROUND JAPAN WITH FESTIVALS, May 6 to19, 2013: Observations and Comments INTRODUCTION: This was our 6th cruise, the 5th on Princess. It was our 2nd trip to Japan, although the 1st was over 30 years ago. We tend to stay away ... Read more
iana4417
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
7 forum posts
This was our first trip to Japan and we were really looking forward to this cruise and to spending some time in Tokyo after the cruise. It seemed a good way to see parts of rural Japan as well as the more populated areas. Having enjoyed a ... Read more
storm0429
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
23 forum posts
Having sailed on the Sea Princess just 18 months ago, I was assured that the "sister ships" were identical. Sadly this did not prove to be the case.Princess would be better served spending a little less money on their new super ships, and ... Read more
inlander
Member Since 2013
1 review
We embarked in Sydney and found the process easy and quick. It was a sparkling Sydney day, and it was a public holiday (Easter Monday) so it seemed everybody on and off Sun Princess was in holiday mood. There was a minimum of waiting in ... Read more

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