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We chose this cruise to experience our home country from a different perspective. We flew to Sydney from Christchurch and travelled to Circular Quay on the train. Embarkation was quick and easy. We were unlucky to run into Cyclone Gita on the way from Sydney to Fiordland but the captain handled everything in a very professional way at no time did we feel at risk. Unfortunately due to altering course and slowing we missed the scenic cruising in Fiordland which was of course disappointing but unavoidable. We found the ship easy to get around with lots of seating and entertainment areas. We especially loved the two theatres. Our favourite meeting place was the International Cafe We ate breakfast and lunch in the Horizon Buffet Restaurant and dinner in the Regency Restaurant. We used room service for breakfast 3 times and twice for me during my confinement to our room during the cyclone. We enjoyed all our meals. The shows we thought exceptional and also enjoyed guest entertainers. We took part in Trivia and Karaoke and my husband was in the choir. Our room steward was a delight as were others we met on our way to and from our room. We found all waiters etc to be friendly and cheerful and never saw a sour face. We did not book any shore excursions but enjoyed the ports we stopped at. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our first Princess experience and loved the Sun Princess. We would definitely cruise again on this ship or maybe try another Princess ship.

Our First Princess Cruise

Sun Princess Cruise Review by Lynne47

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We chose this cruise to experience our home country from a different perspective. We flew to Sydney from Christchurch and travelled to Circular Quay on the train. Embarkation was quick and easy.

We were unlucky to run into Cyclone Gita on the way from Sydney to Fiordland but the captain handled everything in a very professional way at no time did we feel at risk. Unfortunately due to altering course and slowing we missed the scenic cruising in Fiordland which was of course disappointing but unavoidable.

We found the ship easy to get around with lots of seating and entertainment areas.

We especially loved the two theatres. Our favourite meeting place was the International Cafe

We ate breakfast and lunch in the Horizon Buffet Restaurant and dinner in the Regency Restaurant. We used room service for breakfast 3 times and twice for me during my confinement to our room during the cyclone. We enjoyed all our meals.

The shows we thought exceptional and also enjoyed guest entertainers. We took part in Trivia and Karaoke and my husband was in the choir.

Our room steward was a delight as were others we met on our way to and from our room. We found all waiters etc to be friendly and cheerful and never saw a sour face.

We did not book any shore excursions but enjoyed the ports we stopped at.

Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our first Princess experience and loved the Sun Princess. We would definitely cruise again on this ship or maybe try another Princess ship.
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Cabin IE B218
Our cabin was small but we had opted for twin beds and at no time felt closed in. Everything was scrupulously clean and the beds were a dream to sleep on. Pillows also comfortable. No complaints at all about our room.
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