Sun Princess Cruise Review by cruisin downunder
- Sail Date: August 2017
- Destination: Australia & New Zealand
- Cabin Type: Interior
The repeated noro virus problem is a worry though. Embarkation was delayed to further sanitize facilities. The steps required to combat this health situation also tends to reduce the overall cruise experience, with library books and written material missing, special sales reduced etc. Whilst I am not sure that Princess is at fault, since cases were reported very early, it does create a lot of extra work for the crew as well!! Perhaps the buffet could be reconfigured though (like the Pacific Eden Pantry) to permanently get away from passengers handling food at the buffet etc.
Basically, this short cruise gave us an opportunity to visit family in Cairns,and friends at Port Douglas, so we weren't looking for excursions (we have visited these ports many times before). Although, we were keen to see how Airlie Beach has fared since the Cyclone. We were also keen to see Willis Island for the first time. It was interesting to hear from one of the officers stationed on this Weather Station by radio broadcast to all on board and to witness a weather balloon launch.
The entertainment on board is still very good. We enjoyed all of the acts as well as the Princess Dancers and Singers, the Orchestra and the other music throughout the cruise.
We are still booked on future cruises because of the overall positive experience and rewards program.
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