First Experience: Sea Princess Cruise Review by austravellermcs

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First Experience

Sail Date: June 2014
Destination: South Pacific
Embarkation: Brisbane
This was a first time big ship cruise experience, not a cruise to a destination.

In some respects the ship was showing its age - occasional rust spots and painting required.

There were more than enough activities to make choice difficult - including the gym.

Service was unobtrusive and more than adequate with formal dining service being generally outstanding.

Port and shore excursions were well organised by the ships company but as always, then subject to shore conditions. On this cruise an anticipated late arrival and short port call put shore excursions into the "why did they bother" category. Compensation was however provided in the form of on-board credit.

Embarkation could not have been faster or better organised. If only airports were as efficient.

The cabin was efficiently serviced and comfortable. Again, the age of the ship showed with some minor signs of wear apparent but this really did not detract from the overall More impression.

Dining was varied from simply collecting a snack to formal dining to suit all tastes. It really was a case of just ask and you would most likely get exactly what you wanted in the quantity you wanted. Variety was never an issue and quality was invariably excellent. I probably never discovered all the dining options! I did not try pizza but did hear that there was a wait there (too popular at that time).

Children were notable in their absence - but were on the ship as they were occasionally seen. I was informed that they were well looked after in their own area.

Entertainment from the cabin TV to big screen events, and shows provided more choice than could be accommodated. Live shows were professional and classy and timed to suit formal dining.

As with embarkation, disembarkation could not have been better organised.

Efficiency and organisation with every effort made to enhance the cruise experience best summarises this cruise. As a first time big ship cruiser, having had previous small ship experience, the result was that I am quite prepared to go back for more. Less

Published 06/16/14

Cabin review: C520

The cabin was efficiently serviced and comfortable. The age of the ship showed with some minor signs of wear apparent but this really did not detract from the overall impression.More than adequate storage and hanging space (hangers provided) and room under beds to store suitcases.The private balcony is not large but quite adequate for two people. With a little thought there is enough room to get some sunshine (if the ship/sun orientation permits).There were never any noise issues with passing guests, neighbours or from the ship generally.

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