1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: February 2018
The waiters are rude in that they ignore you or at best say "yes"?? How about they hire wait staff who understand the language enough to have a conversation. You feel like you are talking to robots. Our rooms were clean (but not ... Read More
The waiters are rude in that they ignore you or at best say "yes"?? How about they hire wait staff who understand the language enough to have a conversation. You feel like you are talking to robots. Our rooms were clean (but not to the standard of Royal Caribbean) and the beds were so comfy (better than Royal Caribbean). Entertainment was so so, not bad but not A grade. Food was good, not great. Lots and lots of older people so no loud music at all will be tolerated lol. Pretty boring really no activities for kids other than kids room. Most bars are closed until 3pm and no real entertainment, an Irish singer (love Ireland but can only hear so many Irish tunes). A piano man again so so and a duo playing violin and a Caribbean band that's it guys. They have shuttleboard but couldn't find the rules. It was nice but the staff made it a very disappointing cruise with their lack of warmth. PRincess need to check who they are hiring. We missed all ports due to bad weather but that didn't bother me. The captain made the right decision and kept us safe. I would have had a lovely time if not for the coldness of most of the staff. I hate to complain but Couldn't stand how they were. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2018
My wife and I wanted to see Cairns Australia and travel on the Kuranda railway. We selected this cruise for this purpose, but unfortunately the ship could not dock in Cairns because of high winds. This also applied to other ports on this ... Read More
My wife and I wanted to see Cairns Australia and travel on the Kuranda railway. We selected this cruise for this purpose, but unfortunately the ship could not dock in Cairns because of high winds. This also applied to other ports on this cruise, except for Airlie Beach. Apart from this disappointment the actual cruising was great. I must also mention that it had been my policy, not to cruise with other Australians. It is difficult to put this diplomatically, but I went against this policy for the efficiency of embarking in Brisbane, not far from our home, where we could drive to the port and park nearby. To say we were soon disappointed and embarrassed with our fellow Australians (and some New Zealanders) is an understatement. The "bogans" as we call them here were everywhere. The wandering of the ship with beer bottle in hand by poorly attired men (and some women too) was repulsive. I better leave it at that, but I could go on a lot further. Needless to say, I will re-instate my previous policy from now on. The dining room (Traviata Dining Room) staff were outstanding. It was an absolute pleasure meeting them and to be served by them. The dishes we tried each night were superb, if a little low on volume. I cannot see Americans accepting the low portion sizes. The usual problem with finding a table in the Horizon Court was in evidence on this ship also. It seems to be a universal problem. I do not like being forced to eat food at a table with people I do not know. I was expecting The Sea Princess to look a little dated after reading feedback from other people. I know it has been refreshed lately, but I found its condition to be superb. Apart from previously mentioned disappointments I enjoyed this cruise for what it was. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
This is the first time we took a 14 days cruise toNew Zealand.It was wonderful. We felt we had a very good trip and the itinerary gave us a very good exposure in New Zealand. The weather was very kind to us ,we saw beautiful scenery and ... Read More
This is the first time we took a 14 days cruise toNew Zealand.It was wonderful. We felt we had a very good trip and the itinerary gave us a very good exposure in New Zealand. The weather was very kind to us ,we saw beautiful scenery and had wonderful experience . We booked 3 tours but we did not use the Princess's Tour. I do think the tours in the cruise ship are very overprice. Nowadays, most people can go in the internet and book tours using the internet. Most people can read review and do their own research, so I think the cruise company needs to rethink about the pricing of the their tours. The passengers in this trip were mostly older clients. If you were 30 and under, you maybe feel a bit "not fit in".The staff in the Sea Princess were alway there to provide a wonderful service. We love the movie under the star with warm blanket and popcorn provided . We love this 14 days tour. We will go again . Love the Itinerary. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
Love New Zealand, gorgeous North and South Islands ,we have cruised there before but this time we did a few excursions. We went to Christchurch and Rotorua and we so enjoyed the trips. The Fiordland National Park cruising was ... Read More
Love New Zealand, gorgeous North and South Islands ,we have cruised there before but this time we did a few excursions. We went to Christchurch and Rotorua and we so enjoyed the trips. The Fiordland National Park cruising was spectacular.We caught up with a girlfriend in Auckland and some friends in Wellington and they gave us sight seeing tours which was wonderful , another great thing about the cruise was that we were truly blessed weather wise . We can remember we struck some pretty ordinary weather on our previous New Zealand cruise , sometimes it's a bit hard to pick what time of the year to go. As far as the staff on the ship was concerned , they were all very helpful, certeous and an absolute delight, special mentions go to Airi and Kari customer services agents , nothing was was too much trouble to these young ladies. The entertainment on the ship was good, although we had seen some of it before , we still enjoyed it. Our Cabin Steward Joseph was a happy , friendly sole and very efficient . Our Dining experience was good , food was great but we felt our waiters weren't as friendly as we usually experience. We had a slight issue with some of our laundering , as we are elite on the ship we get our laundry done for us , some of our whites were returned to us grey in colour , what the heck, I just bleached them when I got home. All in all, a fantastic trip!!! Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
Whilst my wife and I really enjoyed the cruise (destinations, ship service and restaurants), you quickly learn that you, as a first timer on Princess, don't know all the perks and idiosyncrasies. Mainly location, location, location. We ... Read More
Whilst my wife and I really enjoyed the cruise (destinations, ship service and restaurants), you quickly learn that you, as a first timer on Princess, don't know all the perks and idiosyncrasies. Mainly location, location, location. We booked an interior stateroom and whilst it was very nice, it was really small (146 square feet) Joining the two beds to form one required access via the end of the bed only!! (our mistake I guess). There are however many great staterooms (oceanview and balconies) at the rear(aft). Alas for the love of money they seem to be booked to eternity by the many repeat guests (in the know). Please advise if you have nice advice. Overall the cruise was wonderful.The entertainment was first class The rules on board the ship were relaxed. The food in the restaurants was varied and top quality.The age groups on board were about our age (60 and up). Will definitely sail with Princess again (but gee it would be nice in one of the Holy Grail staterooms) Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
We booked this cruise because we have been wanting to go to New Zealand and also wanted to try a cruise so it covered both wishes. We have land travelled extensively in Australia and this was the next step. Princess Cruises are easy to ... Read More
We booked this cruise because we have been wanting to go to New Zealand and also wanted to try a cruise so it covered both wishes. We have land travelled extensively in Australia and this was the next step. Princess Cruises are easy to work with in the booking process and the on board service is amazing. We could do absolutely nothing if we wanted to but could be totally entertained with a great variety of acts,bands,shows,demonstrations,activities,pools and the list goes on. The food was amazing, there was a huge range of restaurants With all food tastes covered even the fussiest person could find plenty of choice from pizza to the steak house, buffet dining to silver service. The wait staff were friendly fast professional and nothing was too much trouble. Our cabin was beautiful and well serviced by a steward who was very keen to please and also nothing was too much trouble for him. The only negatives for me were the coffee was not nice and there was a bit too much product pushing on board for my liking,although a keen shopper might not agree with me on this. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2018
We enjoy the convenience of Brisbane to Brisbane travel because we live on the Sunshine Coast, and we enjoy cruises of at least 14 days duration. Naturally we like being pampered and that certainly takes place on Princess cruises. The ... Read More
We enjoy the convenience of Brisbane to Brisbane travel because we live on the Sunshine Coast, and we enjoy cruises of at least 14 days duration. Naturally we like being pampered and that certainly takes place on Princess cruises. The dining room service and the buffet dining alternative are both excellent and offer a wonderful range of food choices. We were very comfortable in our cabin and enjoyed the fact that it was an ocean view location. Our cabin steward did an excellent job of looking after us. The Sea Princess is just the right size of vessel. Not too large and not too small. She is large enough to be comfortable in fairly rough weather but does not carry a huge number of passengers. The very large ships tend to swamp some of the small destinations with their passengers. The quality of entertainment was very good and there were plenty of alternatives to choose from. The ports were all interesting and the shore excursions well organised. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2018
Have done a few short cruises with P&O (comedy/food and wine/sea break) with going on Princess cruises for the longer cruises (NZ/PNG/Pacific Islands). This cruise was one of the most enjoyable. Entertainment was great, staff ... Read More
Have done a few short cruises with P&O (comedy/food and wine/sea break) with going on Princess cruises for the longer cruises (NZ/PNG/Pacific Islands). This cruise was one of the most enjoyable. Entertainment was great, staff fantastic, food pretty good, room and ship nice and clean. Passengers were a good mix of ages with more younger people and less really old. Everyone I met had a great time. Was a bit concerned getting on as ship had had an outbreak of gastro the cruise before, but all was good. Didn't see or hear of anyone being ill and staff were always cleaning. Like the Sea Princess as it still has the pizza place, seems other like this too as had a bit of a wait to get in at lunch time. Muster is much better now as you don't have to go back to your room to get your life jacket. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
My Daughter booked this cruise as a taster to see if she liked cruising. We booked iit to surprise our daughter and to celebrate my father inlaw birthday as they booked too and our daughter didn't know they booked either so big surprise ... Read More
My Daughter booked this cruise as a taster to see if she liked cruising. We booked iit to surprise our daughter and to celebrate my father inlaw birthday as they booked too and our daughter didn't know they booked either so big surprise all round. It was a good surprise and great cruise. Our daughter can't wait to book another cruise and we love cruising Princess. We enjoyed our cruise, meals were great, entertainment was great, the whole cruise was fabulous and can't wait to book another. We boarded pretty much straight after checking in, which was a first for us as normally we have to wait about half an hour after check in before boarding. The service was great, didn't have any problems. The cabin was midships interior room which suits us fine. The youth club was great and my grandkids liked going there. Disembarkation was smooth and quick. Would go on Sea Princess again. Read Less
Sea Princess Ratings
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Cabins 4.0 3.9
Dining 4.5 4.1
Entertainment 4.0 3.5
Public Rooms 4.0 4.1
Fitness Recreation 4.0 3.6
Family 4.0 3.6
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.6
Enrichment 3.0 3.4
Service 4.0 4.3
Value For Money 4.0 3.8
Rates 4.0 3.8

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