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This was a 7 night cruise from Brisbane to Cairns & return We have been on many cruises over the years, so I can compare with some reference to other cruises & companies. Boarding at Portside terminal was reasonably fast without issue, even though the terminal is a bit tired, still the new terminal next year should improve things. We booked a stateroom with a balcony, midship forward on Aloha deck 11. A327. This cabin would be the smallest of any we have experienced to date with a small desk & 1 chair. Likewise the balcony, barely room for 2 chairs. The ship is quite old now even though it has undergone a recent interior refit, however the painted over & staining rust was quite visible on the metalwork on the balcony & gangways. This cruise was a full ship, and it became obvious that facilities, like the Theatre, & casual dining, are too small to cater for all passengers. This resulted in being unable to get a seat for some performances unless you arrive 30 minutes beforehand. It also meant the we had to search for seating at breakfast & evening dining in the Horizon Court Buffet. The age profile of the passengers is quite old with a disproportionate number using walking frames, buggies & wheelchairs. This made using the lifts very slow & moving around the ship a bit more difficult. ( I am 75). There were no tea & coffee facilities in the stateroom. Look very carefully at the 'future cruise on board deposit & $100pp' offer, Yes you can get $150pp if you book a balcony cruise for 17+ days, but its only $50pp balcony for 7-14 days ($25 interior). We purchased the premium drinks package, which is expensive compared to other cruise lines, because the cost of drinks on board are expensive. The staff running the ship are delightful as was our cabin Stewart.

Not the best cruise I have been on

Sea Princess Cruise Review by terry.v

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This was a 7 night cruise from Brisbane to Cairns & return

We have been on many cruises over the years, so I can compare with some reference to other cruises & companies.

Boarding at Portside terminal was reasonably fast without issue, even though the terminal is a bit tired, still the new terminal next year should improve things.

We booked a stateroom with a balcony, midship forward on Aloha deck 11. A327.

This cabin would be the smallest of any we have experienced to date with a small desk & 1 chair. Likewise the balcony, barely room for 2 chairs.

The ship is quite old now even though it has undergone a recent interior refit, however the painted over & staining rust was quite visible on the metalwork on the balcony & gangways.

This cruise was a full ship, and it became obvious that facilities, like the Theatre, & casual dining, are too small to cater for all passengers. This resulted in being unable to get a seat for some performances unless you arrive 30 minutes beforehand. It also meant the we had to search for seating at breakfast & evening dining in the Horizon Court Buffet.

The age profile of the passengers is quite old with a disproportionate number using walking frames, buggies & wheelchairs. This made using the lifts very slow & moving around the ship a bit more difficult. ( I am 75).

There were no tea & coffee facilities in the stateroom.

Look very carefully at the 'future cruise on board deposit & $100pp' offer, Yes you can get $150pp if you book a balcony cruise for 17+ days, but its only $50pp balcony for 7-14 days ($25 interior).

We purchased the premium drinks package, which is expensive compared to other cruise lines, because the cost of drinks on board are expensive.

The staff running the ship are delightful as was our cabin Stewart.
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This cabin would be the smallest of any we have experienced to date with a small desk & 1 chair. Likewise the balcony, barely room for 2 chairs. More suited to single occupancy
The ship is quite old now even though it has undergone a recent interior refit, however the painted over & staining rust was quite visible on the metalwork on the balcony & gangways.
There are no tea or coffee making facilities
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