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We cruised over the Christmas/New Year with anticipation of an at sea experience - the menu for Christmas day was seriously underwhelming. We booked a mini suite - while it was roomier than a standard cabin, the balcony was tiny - couldn't even put a deck chair facing the water - could only sit side on. The lounge furniture was dirty and stained - the whole decor looked old and tired. The bathroom was an interesting design - if you sit on the toilet, your knees are touching the wall and if your partner opens the door, you can loose a knee cap! The gym is probably the tiniest I've experienced on board a cruise ship although the equipment was modern (more so than the suite furniture). If you have a food allergy, don't expect to be wowed by your meal choices. We were advised that much of the produce is pre-packaged therefore greatly reducing the ability of the onboard cooks to modify a meal to cater for a dietary requirement. While we have cruised with Princess on a number of occasions and had a great experience, this ship isn't in the same class - lifts were broken and out of service, machinery was breaking down and the furniture in the crooners bar was like the min suite, old and grotty.

Tired old Sun Princess

Sun Princess Cruise Review by Syran1212

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2019
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony
We cruised over the Christmas/New Year with anticipation of an at sea experience - the menu for Christmas day was seriously underwhelming.

We booked a mini suite - while it was roomier than a standard cabin, the balcony was tiny - couldn't even put a deck chair facing the water - could only sit side on.

The lounge furniture was dirty and stained - the whole decor looked old and tired.

The bathroom was an interesting design - if you sit on the toilet, your knees are touching the wall and if your partner opens the door, you can loose a knee cap!

The gym is probably the tiniest I've experienced on board a cruise ship although the equipment was modern (more so than the suite furniture).

If you have a food allergy, don't expect to be wowed by your meal choices. We were advised that much of the produce is pre-packaged therefore greatly reducing the ability of the onboard cooks to modify a meal to cater for a dietary requirement.

While we have cruised with Princess on a number of occasions and had a great experience, this ship isn't in the same class - lifts were broken and out of service, machinery was breaking down and the furniture in the crooners bar was like the min suite, old and grotty.
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