Sea Princess Cruise Review by witwot: Good ship, a few problems
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Good ship, a few problems
Destination: Australia & New Zealand
Embarkation, fairly smooth, about 1 hour, baggage arrived within 2 hours, we were lucky with the weather, mostly sunny skies.
The ship was clean & tidy, although old, cabin was smaller than the Pictures, but comfortable,bathroom tiny, but plenty of hot water etc, cabin staff excellent!, along with the dining room staff, could not fault them!
The horizons buffet was pretty crowded, & hard to find a spot, we mostly ate out by the pool.
The food was good, & plentiful, but for all you sailors, handwashing is paramount!
We were supposed to visit Port Douglass & Bali, this got changed to Yorky's Knob, & Alatou, PNG.In fact out of 6 ports, 3 got changed.changed. Yorky's was fine, good tender service, lovely spot.
Alatou,PNG was the absolute pitts!-why a cruise ship went there is beyond me!must be cheap berth-age fees, There is nothing there!
We never saw Bali, because of 'technical issues' & were given $100 credit More in compensation-whoopee! We tried to cancel the trip, but one cannot,once you has paid, that's it!
Darwin, -nice place, had to queue for 1 hour for Aussie immigration, from front of ship all the way to the aft lounge!-poor organization, princess!
Broome,--got in at 2.30 pm,bods heading ashore at 3.30,(organized tours) the rest of us had to queue for 1 hour to get bus ticket numbers, then wait for another hour for those numbers to be called, by this time, it was not worth going ashore!it gets dark at 5.30, so a lot of us gave up waiting.
Next morning, still at Broome, we had to go thro' the whole process again, got into Broome this time, last bus back to ship at 11am,ship sailed at 12.30 pm, so a whole 2 hours in Broome!-thanks, Princess!
We never went into Geralton, due to swells, so that got cancelled.Went direct to Freemantle instead, arriving a day early, spent the last day at the wharf.It seemed the ship went into 'shutdown mode'
Disembakation was fine, very slick. Less
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Port and Shore Excursions
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