A refurbishment of Sea Princess in late 2017 saw some great upgrades and additions, such as an improved "Movies Under the Stars" screen, a new evening show and soft-as-a-cloud Princess Luxury Beds for every stateroom. Whether you're onboard for a two-night coastal hop or a two-month world cruise, these tips will make your cruise on Sea Princess even better.

1. Sweet Dreams are Made of This

Do you sometimes have trouble falling asleep? If so, you can request a vibrating pillow with soothing in-built music or a sleep kit containing accessories such as ear plugs, an eye mask and aromatherapy oil. Or, ask your stateroom attendant to set the air-con low and spritz linens with sleep-inducing lavender scent.

2. Club Class is Worth the Spend

If you're thinking of splurging on a mini-suite, treat yourself to Club Class. Club Class passengers receive extras such as priority embarkation and disembarkation, two half bottles of wine on embarkation day, evening canapes and upgraded robes. However, the best perk is Club Class Dining, which is reminiscent of a specialty restaurant. Think bespoke dishes prepared tableside, plenty of well-spaced 'two tops' (restaurant tables for two people), and dedicated waitstaff who go above and beyond to make each meal a special occasion. And, if there does happen to be a queue at the main dining room, Club Class passengers are shown straight through.

3. Enjoy an Adults-Only Pool Area for Free

Soak up the complimentary adults-only Lotus Spa pool area, located aft, instead of paying to use The Sanctuary. While you won't find any cushy striped loungers here, the pool is far more practical than The Sanctuary's shallow splash pool and there are also two adults-only hot tubs that are yours to relish for free.

4. See Every Production Show

Even if you don't think a show's theme is for you, it is worth going along as you will almost certainly enjoy it. Top picks include the new musical "Encore", featuring an appealing mix of opera and show tunes, with accompaniment provided by an on-stage orchestra, and "British Invasion" which celebrates London's swinging sixties. "Blame it on the Boogie" will have you dancing in the aisles.

5. Buy Wine by the Bottle

It's much cheaper to buy wine on Sea Princess by the bottle. Even if the bartender fills your by-the-glass selection to the brim, you're still ahead ordering a well-priced bottle as glasses used on the ship are rather small.  If you don't want to drink the whole bottle in one sitting, the bar or restaurant can store it for you to enjoy some other time.