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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. We used anytime dining and this worked well for us. We mostly eat in the restaurant on sea days and the buffet on shore days. The food was very good throughout the entire cruise. The crew were very good and our few requests or questions were handled promptly. The shops on board were a little disappointing and in particular lacked Princess branded clothing. There were regular sales which was good to see. The evening shows were good and for a 35 night cruise I only thought one show was poor (a Bett Midler impersonator) with many people walking out. We didn't attend too many of the daytime activities, although I did attend some lectures, and mostly spent my time reading by the pool. We did use the gym each sea day and this was adequate. Embarkation was reasonably smooth but disembarkation in Auckland was a mess due to our late arrival. People leaving in Auckland were told to stay on board (with some people fearing they were going to miss connections) as the luggage had yet to be off loaded. Some passengers, including us, went off anyway and found the luggage already waiting. A disappointing end to an otherwise very good cruise.

Good 35 night Hawaii Cruise

Sea Princess Cruise Review by WSDE

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2019
  • Destination: South Pacific
  • Cabin Type: 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.

We used anytime dining and this worked well for us. We mostly eat in the restaurant on sea days and the buffet on shore days. The food was very good throughout the entire cruise. The crew were very good and our few requests or questions were handled promptly. The shops on board were a little disappointing and in particular lacked Princess branded clothing. There were regular sales which was good to see.

The evening shows were good and for a 35 night cruise I only thought one show was poor (a Bett Midler impersonator) with many people walking out. We didn't attend too many of the daytime activities, although I did attend some lectures, and mostly spent my time reading by the pool. We did use the gym each sea day and this was adequate.

Embarkation was reasonably smooth but disembarkation in Auckland was a mess due to our late arrival. People leaving in Auckland were told to stay on board (with some people fearing they were going to miss connections) as the luggage had yet to be off loaded. Some passengers, including us, went off anyway and found the luggage already waiting. A disappointing end to an otherwise very good cruise.
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Internal but perfectly adequate. Plenty of storage. Good to see a USB socket near the bedside lamp.
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