2 Osaka to Asia Princess Sun Princess Cruise Reviews

This is my first cruise in Asia and the worst cruise for my previous 10 cruises(with NCL, princess(with alaska), Royal carribean, carnival, etc) in United States. I am comparing its quality with those that I have went. 1)Smoke area ... Read More
This is my first cruise in Asia and the worst cruise for my previous 10 cruises(with NCL, princess(with alaska), Royal carribean, carnival, etc) in United States. I am comparing its quality with those that I have went. 1)Smoke area outside the open deck - If you are allergic to smoking or did not like the smoking smell, this is NOT the cruise that you want to go. The cruise has no control of smoking area, so whenever you step outside on the open deck, especially deck 6, 7, you will immediately smell of smoking. I am allergic to smoking smell, so I ended up did not go on those open deck. rated:1 star 2)Food is suck -with my past cruise experience this is probably the worst western food provided. Since majority of the passengers are coming from Japan and Korea, they might be fooled by this bad quality of food. Food is either tasteless or very salty, even though they have all those fancy names on the restaurant menu. This cruise only have restaurant menu for diner. The rest of the time, food will only be offered by buffet/pizza/paid restaurant. Food in buffet is suck and they have exactly the same type of food for 9 days! I did not eat much after the first few days. rated:2 stars 3)No hot showers - Dont expect they have hot showers. I showered twice a day because of the hot humid weather, 85% I only get a slightly warm water shower, 10% I got cold showers, and only 5% I only get warm shower. There is NO HOT SHOWER at all! One of my family told me that you either let the water run for at least 30 mins to get warmer water, or have 2 persons showered before you so the warm water can start coming out. We are at deck 8, so I dont know if you live upper floor or lower floor will get warm water faster? rated : 1 star 4)Not much entertainment - Besides the regular night show, there is not much cruise planned activies. I believe it is because most of the passengers are elderly japanese and Korean ppl and they do not speak english, so the interested rate to have those other entertainments that normally see in U.S.A cruise ship is very low, therefore, you dont see much activities there.. rated:2 stars 5)price is good - for this cruise, we pay around $1200 USD including the airport transportation, so the price is good, but dont bother to go if this is the only place you go. Adding the plane ticket is not worth it. We just happened to swing by Taiwan before the cruise. Read Less
Sail Date June 2014
Let me preface all my remarks with the fact that we are elite members and have gone on 18 Princess cruises. Not only have we cruised extensively ,we have also done a fair amount of land trips too. I really have only wonderful things to ... Read More
Let me preface all my remarks with the fact that we are elite members and have gone on 18 Princess cruises. Not only have we cruised extensively ,we have also done a fair amount of land trips too. I really have only wonderful things to say about the itinerary.Having always wanted to see Japan, this trip took us to well traveled areas of Japan as well as less visited areas. The people and places were amazing! However , the Sun Princess, is ready for retirement! We originally booked a Ba cabin,midship on caribe deck, room C507. This room was unsuccessful because the air conditioning was not working. We were shown two other balconies, one of which was already occupied, but the pursers office was not aware of this small detail. The second room was hotter than our original balcony. They graciously offered us a mini suite on dolphin deck d 748. The room appeared to have air conditioning and we were elated to have this wonderful room. Our joy was short lived as that first night, during a rain storm, the room flooded.I am not talking about a few small water stains, I am talking about a major flood so extensive that our carpeting was changed the next moring! We had to vacate the room to fix a faulty balcony threshold. When we returned to the ship, all appeared to be fixed! U fortunately, that evening, the room flooded again and they sent an engine to find out what had happened. This time a neighboring room flooded as well due to broken pipes that appected our room and two others. These rooms were so badly damaged that they were vacated and stripped to bear walls. This adventure was not over yet! The next day as they fixed the leaking pipes, the air conditioning broke I. Our room and had to be fixed! The following the electricity went out! All in all, the ship suffers many problems and needs a major overhallM As stated earlier, I have been on many cruises. The food in the dining room was largely inedible due to poor quality of the meat and seafood. Most dishes were prepared with heavy sauces to disguise The tough beef and frozen fish! Have you ever heard of leather jacket fish? I have not and wouldn't eat it due to its vile smell. I understand that taste is subjective, but I am not talking about taste, but more importantly the quality of the items served. We stopped going to the dining room and chose to go to the buffet where we could see what was being offered. We had an amazing cabin steward, and many of the staff are friendly and attempted to help us, but the ship is just in dire need of repairs! Read Less
Sail Date July 2013
Sun Princess Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 3.0 3.8
Dining 4.0 4.0
Entertainment 4.0 3.7
Public Rooms 4.0 4.1
Fitness Recreation 3.0 3.6
Family 4.0 3.6
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.4
Enrichment 3.0 3.4
Service 5.0 4.3
Value For Money 4.0 3.6
Rates 4.0 4.0

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