1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2019
7 Family members joined us on this cruise to help celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary. Some family were first time cruisers and others have cruised with us before. The Sun Princess did not disappoint with staff that always exceeds our ... Read More
7 Family members joined us on this cruise to help celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary. Some family were first time cruisers and others have cruised with us before. The Sun Princess did not disappoint with staff that always exceeds our expectations, all of the staff just work so hard to make sure we all have a fabulous cruising experience and this cruise was no exception. Weather was great nice calm seas all the way to Hong Kong. We dined in the Share Restaurant which once again was Amazing!! Totally recommend this dining experience as food and service is A+ The only negative is that the smoking area is very prominent and very smelly on Sun Princess as you walk out on to open deck everyone sitting right there, I have been on other Princess Ships where the smoking area is much smaller and you never even see it but hopefully one day all Princess ships will finally become Non Smoking vessels which would be great. Lots of room around the pool and getting a lounger was never a problem. We all really enjoyed our cruise and looking forward to planning the next :-) Read Less
Sail Date: March 2019
We chose this cruise firstly because it left Sydney harbour, secondly because it arrived in Hong Kong harbour and then for what was in between. We visited Brisbane and did a tour of town, lunch some shopping etc. Our next stop was Darwin ... Read More
We chose this cruise firstly because it left Sydney harbour, secondly because it arrived in Hong Kong harbour and then for what was in between. We visited Brisbane and did a tour of town, lunch some shopping etc. Our next stop was Darwin where we went to Crocasaurus cove and did the cage of death with a croc, awesome. We visited Lombok where we snorkelled with Gemma from Mimpi Manis Snorkel Trips for the day, then to Ho Chi Minh City where we did a day tour with the ship, it was awesome. We visited Nha Trang also with the ship, we just could not have fitted it all in without these tours, we saw heaps. But the highlight for us was Hong Kong. 2 nights with the ship which was a very good idea, then we were on our own. We loved all the sea days at the beginning of the cruise and totally got into trivia, read a couple of books, great weather for swimming every day, the only thing I would say is there is just not enough shade around the pools, especially the back round one, (Sun Princess) but even around the other 2 the ones under the upper level get snapped up so fast. A pet peeve is seeing people in the pool or spa that are drinking and they dont move for sometimes over an hour, you know who you are and dont think that no one notices. This was for our 30th wedding anniversary and we booked at Share by Curtis Stone for our special dinner. The food was very nice but I came away feeling cheated, I really dont feel like we vot our moneys worth. Also I swear, unless my math is wrong, you actually pay $2.00 more for the fixed menu then buying a la carte...as I said maybe I'm wrong. I do think there is still work to be done on getting people off the ship in a timely manner at ports, Nha Trang was a disaster getting off, and there were a few hot heads letting steam off at staff that are just giving numbers out etc that have nothing to with how long it takes go get you off the ship. We had such a good time, the food was good, far too good for my waistline, the staff were friendly, my room was always clean and tidy, good coffee at the International cafe, no where else though, but bring ba k happy hour, what is the deal with that....its a great way to meet people. Now, I wonder what my next cruise will be......Princess of course!! Read Less
Sail Date: February 2019
We chose this ship as we heard it was a great ship to sail on and it also went to the destinations we were interested in visiting at the time that suited us to have time off work..I would definitely sail on this cruise line over and over. ... Read More
We chose this ship as we heard it was a great ship to sail on and it also went to the destinations we were interested in visiting at the time that suited us to have time off work..I would definitely sail on this cruise line over and over. Embarking and Disembarking was a breeze.The staff were very helpful in this process. Our cabin was clean and was kepted clean by our room steward the whole time we were there,we also had a balcony where we would often see the dolphins jumping and swimming along side of us..I would never sail again without a balcony..The dining room staff were professional and looked after our every needs promptly..It was always a pleasure to dine..The entertainment was outstanding with standing ovation..We could swim and spa at anytime without overcrowding,,there was plenty to pick from..The gym was jam packed with all the equipment needed to keep in shape..The outdoor screen was an extra bonus whilst laying out on deck with movies to watch while being served a delicious cocktail or two..The food was plentiful and such a great variety..the deserts where a work of art..The food and drink waiters were all professional and they were so lovely..There was plenty of different dining options to pick from..Overall we had an amazing Holiday and would definately go on this cruise line again..Hopefully again next year,,started saving already.. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
50th Wedding Anniversary, 2nd time on Sun Princess, last sailed around N.Z. 2015, just love the size of this ship, great staff, wonderful Theatre Shows, great entertainment, Food always great, lots of Bars, International Cafe our ... Read More
50th Wedding Anniversary, 2nd time on Sun Princess, last sailed around N.Z. 2015, just love the size of this ship, great staff, wonderful Theatre Shows, great entertainment, Food always great, lots of Bars, International Cafe our favourite, early morning or late evening Coffee, or Hot chocolate, just a great place to meet new found friends. Great entertainment around the ship, in the many Bar areas. Crooners and Wheelhouse are great meeting places, live entertainment, supported by the Band, Duos, Piano and Guitarist along with the Sting duets playing great Melodies around the ship. The last night Show case of Bravo was a standing Ovation of total live Production. Dinning Room each evening was a great experience, wonderful guests, from Canada and all over Australia, We we entertained extremely well, singing waiters, along with lovely food, we celebrated our Anniversary around the table, were made to feel excited, special, as others applauded, yes a very special Memory at Sea for us, thanks so much. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2019
I’ve cruised to Tasmania three times and it’s one of my favourite destinations. I love escaping from the North Queensland heat, and a short cruise has all the fun activities and top entertainment in one week that is usually spread over ... Read More
I’ve cruised to Tasmania three times and it’s one of my favourite destinations. I love escaping from the North Queensland heat, and a short cruise has all the fun activities and top entertainment in one week that is usually spread over a longer cruise. Port Arthur is a great stop and costs nothing to browse the convict site straight off the tender ride. Hobart is also a perfect destination if you love walking around it’s magnificent waterfront area and tasting the local seafood. If you’re on a budget then this cruise is highly recommended. The meals in the dining room rate five stars with tender steaks, jumbo prawns and lobster on the menu. I love Anytime Dining without a set time to eat and never had to wait more than a few minutes for a table. The cabin beds are super comfy with down pillows just like my bed at home. I’m always delighted with my Princess cruise to Tasmania and plan to go again next year. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2019
I was apprehensive about cruising with so many people but my fears were soon put to rest.We had a brilliant time cruising around NZ. Everything ran smoothly but was disappointed at not being able to visit Napier due to weather problems. ... Read More
I was apprehensive about cruising with so many people but my fears were soon put to rest.We had a brilliant time cruising around NZ. Everything ran smoothly but was disappointed at not being able to visit Napier due to weather problems. Would highly recommend Princess Cruises and will certainly cruise with them again. Anytime Dining was great meeting a variety of different people from all walks of life and several nationalities. Cruise directors and assistant cruise directors so much fun, it was pure entertainment just watching them. We did land tours in each port organised through Princess, some rather expensive but worth it. Was disappointed in the City Panorama tour of Dunedin, certainly the cheapest but basically a quick trip around the city, look at one building at the university, the railway station and a lookout. Passengers who booked a similar tour at the tourist bureau at half the price saw a lot more. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: February 2019
We choose these 3 cruises on Sun Princess to visit New Zealand, Tasmania, Sydney, and The Great Barrier Reef. We explored Melbourne and Sydney prior to embarkation and we visited The Blue Mountains after we disembarked. We also stopped ... Read More
We choose these 3 cruises on Sun Princess to visit New Zealand, Tasmania, Sydney, and The Great Barrier Reef. We explored Melbourne and Sydney prior to embarkation and we visited The Blue Mountains after we disembarked. We also stopped in Sydney twice between cruises which provided additional sightseeing. The ship is not one of their newest but the Sun Princess is well maintained, The theaters, atrium and common areas are very nice. Our stateroom was clean and very nice as well. Princess never disappoints when it comes to dining, entertainment and activities. We ate too much and took advantage of everything they offered. As always the staff of Princess go above and beyond to take care of all your needs. Ports and excursions were all good. I wish Princess would write on their overviews of the excursions how much time is spent riding in the bus to get to and from the excursion. On one of our trips we spent 4 hours riding on the bus with maybe 10-15 mins at the our two stops and a 10 minute bathroom stop for all the passengers on the bus. This would not deter me from sailing with Princess over and over again. The cruises were wonderful as well as all our choices for excursions. This is a cruise you don't want to miss. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2019
We took this cruise because that is where our Zumba teachers booked us. It was only 4 days but we really needed at least 7 days. The bistro unfortunately was tasteless cafeteria food. The dining room was good food and good ... Read More
We took this cruise because that is where our Zumba teachers booked us. It was only 4 days but we really needed at least 7 days. The bistro unfortunately was tasteless cafeteria food. The dining room was good food and good service. The 4 Zumba classes were fantastic. Moreton Island unfortunately had nothing of interest, except the beach, for those not taking any excursions. The excursions were no good for us that do not swim nor snorkel. The shows were of excellent quality, but too short (only half-an-hour each). Previous cruise shows were 2 hours each. The American coffee on board was absolutly disgusting. It was an Australian cruise and therefore should have had Australian style coffee. It took us 2 days to work out how to work out the shower controls. There were no instructyions in the room and no one told us that the taps turn the reverse American way, not the normal Australian way, therefore when we wanted hotter water, it turned cold instead. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2018
My partner and I had been discussing going on a cruise, so we decided on this 13 day one to the pacific islands. I know it might cost a bit more but I would recommend that people take a balcony room, it was fantastic, it was great to be ... Read More
My partner and I had been discussing going on a cruise, so we decided on this 13 day one to the pacific islands. I know it might cost a bit more but I would recommend that people take a balcony room, it was fantastic, it was great to be able to sit outside and enjoy the fantastic view and also be able to sit and relax while enjoying a good book or a drink. we were over the moon with the service from all the staff on board, especially our room stewards who had a thankless task, but kept our room pristine and also were very courteous and well spoken as well. The only down side for us was the excursions needed to be more imformative and if anything truthful, we had a couple of days where we wouldn't have been better organising our own days. We would recommend that people do a bit more research on the places that they are visiting and maybe are able to save some money by booking with the local operators, instead of booking onboard. But besides all that we have put a deposit down for a 2nd cruise hopefully in 2020, which says how great the cruise was, high recommend the experience. Bill C612 Read Less
Sail Date: December 2018
We choose this cruise because of the demographics... didn't want a party boat and we didn't have one... the age group was on the whole was 50 plus. The food I must say was far better than expected and on some occasions was 5 ... Read More
We choose this cruise because of the demographics... didn't want a party boat and we didn't have one... the age group was on the whole was 50 plus. The food I must say was far better than expected and on some occasions was 5 star so lots of cudos to the chef and his team. We ate mainly at anytime dining for dinner. The wait staff were attentive and curtious ll times. The choice was limited but changed daily an some of the seafood was fantastic. The buffet had some good choices with plenty of different things to choose from for breakfast and lunch. Although I must saysome people go overboard with loading up their plates We really enjoyed the entertainment especially the Freddie Mercury show with Steve Larkin..what a legend. Our cabin although not spacious was comfortable and our steward was awesome (Eduard). We enjoyed our experience so much we have already booked another cruise albiet with a different Cruise line to compare. Explorer of The Seas with Royal Carribean. Will write a review after that one in February. Cheers Read Less
Sun Princess Ratings
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Cabins 3.0 0.0
Dining 4.0 0.0
Entertainment 4.0 0.0
Public Rooms 4.0 0.0
Fitness Recreation 3.0 0.0
Family 4.0 0.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 0.0
Enrichment 3.0 0.0
Service 5.0 0.0
Value For Money 4.0 0.0
Rates 4.0 0.0

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