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Sun Princess Cruise Review by Jill Cartwright

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Sun Princess
Sun Princess
Member Name: Jill Cartwright
Cruise Date: March 2012
Embarkation: Sydney (Australia)
Destination: Australia & New Zealand
Cabin Category: K
Cabin Number: E346
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   5+ out of 5+
Dining 5+
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5+
Rates 5.0
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New Zealand adventure
We started our holiday on a Wednesday evening from London Heathrow. It was a long journey to Sydney via Abu Dhabi but would prove to be well worth it.

We were picked up from the airport by a Princess rep and whisked across to the port. Far too early as it was only 9.30 am. But having dropped off our cases we set off to explore Darling harbour which was a great start to the holiday.

Back at embarkation things went quite quickly and we were soon on board.

Our cabin was in a great position near to the atrium and our steward could not have been more welcoming.

Sun Princess may be an older ship but we were very pleasantly surprised, it has a beautiful atrium and dining areas are bright and cheerful.

We ate in the Marquis Restaurant second sitting, our waiter William, ably assisted by his sister Tami could not have been better. He had a great sense of humour and ensured that second helpings were always available!

Casual dining in the Horizon court could be busy but had excellent choice for breakfast and lunch.

It was Easter during the voyage and a highlight was the chocolate egg display in the atrium!

The sea was rough as we crossed the edge of a tropical cyclone, however problems encountered were not of the ship's making. Loose containers caused us to be late arriving in Tauranga and we sadly missed Napier as a container ship was unable to vacate our berth.

All in all this was a great holiday and well worth travelling around the world to access this lovely ship.

Our visit to Fjordland was spectacular, we did see dolphins and had a great commentry from the park ranger. Milford sound was truly amazing.

And so back to Sydney!

Disembarking was smooth and quick, a bit too fast for us as we arrived at the airport over 6 hours before the flight. It would have been nice to see a bit more of Sydney. That said the airport is excellent and worth a visit in itself!

Would definately do it all again - need to start saving up!

Publication Date: 04/17/12
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