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Sea Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Good 35 night Hawaii Cruise

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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Aug 2019
Cabin: Interior

Overall this was a very good cruise. We choose this cruise due to the itinerary and were happy with all ports of call except Suva. (the other side of the island is much nicer). Pago Pago was a pleasant surprise with a good swimming beach just 5 mins walk from the ship. (at Sadie's by the Sea, $5 to use) Kauai was a highlight, with the NaPali coast simply spectacular. Snorkeling with the Stingrays and Sharks in both Moorea and Bora Bora was also great fun.

We had good weather for the vast majority of the cruise with no rough seas at all, although they somehow managed to blame the weather for our late arrival into Auckland. I think they simply forgot daylight saving being introduced that morning.

The ship is in reasonable shape with my only moan being flaking paint in one of the spa pools. We had an internal cabin and this was fine and had everything we needed although they are not really designed for the beds to be set up as a queen. The cabin steward was excellent.

Cabin Review

Interior

Internal but perfectly adequate. Plenty of storage. Good to see a USB socket near the bedside lamp.

Port Reviews

Auckland

Embarkation was good. Disembarkation was poorly done.

Sydney (Australia)

Just did a long walk round the botanical gardens which were nice and to the harbour bridge until it rained.

Brisbane

Long walk along the river path. Ship berths well away from the city.

Suva

Don't know why they stop here. Markets are interesting but not much else to recommend.

Pago Pago

Walked to lookout. Quite pleasant and a good view. Paid our $5 to use facilities at Sadie's by the Sea. Used the beach and bar. Very good place to go to.

Honolulu

Taxi to Diamond Head. Walked to top, great walk and view. Taxi to Waikiki. Swim and walk to Ala Moana. Picked up some things but most shopping was too expensive. Walked back to ship. Lots of walking but that's what we like.

Hilo

Pleasant day out but nothing special about this excursion.

Kona (Kailua Bay)

Quite good snorkeling but a little too crowded at snorkeling spot.

Tahiti (Papeete)

Nice catamaran but just an average excursion. Very little to see in town.

Moorea

Did the snorkeling with sharks and rays. Quite good and a nice day out.

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