Sea Princess Cabins
- Pro: Small size gives it an intimate vibe, but plenty of venues to enjoy
- Con: One of the oldest ships based in Australia
- Bottom Line: Good value for the high quality of food, service and itineraries
Sea Princess Cabins
Accommodations range from N-grade inside twins to AA deluxe suites with verandahs, and there are 19 cabins equipped for disabled passengers.
Each cabin is equipped with a TV, radio, a hair dryer, safe and mini-bar; all have individually controllable air-conditioning and (with the exception of three- and four-berth staterooms) beds that can be arranged either as twins or doubles.
Top-grade suites and mini-suites have substantial balconies; balconies on outside double cabins are partially enclosed and more compact -- with room for just a low drinks table and two sit-up chairs -- but they are attractively presented in clean white with nautical blue flooring and chair seats.
Our cabin was cozy and comfortable, with a fresh cream, blue and peach color scheme and a well-designed, if small, triple wardrobe that provided adequate storage. The bathroom was tiny and cramped, though -- so much so that we had to stand in the shower cubicle to dry off after a shower.
Room service is available around the clock, with hot drinks offered alongside a substantial selection of sandwiches, salads, burgers, hot dogs, croque monsieur and pastries. Service is free, but you can sign for a gratuity.
Mini-bar drinks range from beer to liquor, and room service will bring you a bottle of Pouilly Fuisse or a fine Chianti Classico. Bear in mind that all drinks prices are subject to an additional 15 percent service charge.
Passengers can save some cash by purchasing one of several alcohol packages, ranging in price from $17 (for liquor) to $181 (for Dom Perignon Champagne). Beer packages (six bottles of beer for the price of five) cost $23.25. Soda and coffee packages are also available; unlimited soda costs about $5 per person, per day, and 15 specialty coffee beverages will set passengers back $31 per person.
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