4 Perth (Fremantle) Spring Break Cruise Reviews

We chose this cruise for its Southern Australian itinerary, which was excellent. Princess has a lot to be proud of, but are letting themselves down in some areas (as follows): I had sheets with holes in them on my bed They were ... Read More
We chose this cruise for its Southern Australian itinerary, which was excellent. Princess has a lot to be proud of, but are letting themselves down in some areas (as follows): I had sheets with holes in them on my bed They were changed, at my request, on day 6 (this is seriously not good enough....the linen should not be so thin that it had developed holes). A fitting in the shower was coming apart - our cabin steward said it was left that way for ease of cleaning. The bathroom mirror needed to be replaced. A number of the fake cane chairs at the outside Terrace Grill were damaged, with large holes in the seats. I can only guess they were not sturdy enough to accommodate heavier passengers who sat in them. On the plus side, Sun Princess catered brilliantly for my diary intolerance. In general the food and wait staff were excellent (particularly in the formal Regency Restaurant). The Captain and his head staff, directed the crew, who worked long hours for the last 7 days of the cruise to try and contain the horrendous norovirus outbreak on board. They did this with professionalism in trying conditions. (This outbreak was not the ships fault - good hygiene needs to be practised by passengers to prevent an outbreak.) Compared to other cruise lines I have sailed with, I found Sun Princess underwhelming and in many areas did not meet my expectations of a 4.5 star cruise line. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
I chose this cruise due to pricing, but after getting the feeling of being nickel and dimed at every turn, is it all worth it. The potable water was so distasteful from the tap you had to buy water. At 4.25 US a bottle -you have to be ... Read More
I chose this cruise due to pricing, but after getting the feeling of being nickel and dimed at every turn, is it all worth it. The potable water was so distasteful from the tap you had to buy water. At 4.25 US a bottle -you have to be kidding. These small things that in the big picture would be of minimal cost would make all the difference Even soft drinks were charged for. Coffee was stewed no matter what time you went for a meal, Main dining room was nice, but the buffet became boring after a few days Staff levels are low and the buffet is really SELF SERVICE all you would need was the passengers to take the plate to the waiter station and HAL could reduce staffing levels more. Entertainment: what happened to a production show, all we had was solo comedians and a singer or two. Wonderful to see Patrick McMahon from Western Australian get a gig. BUT no production numbers or show. Where is the Razzmatazz ?? Happy Hour: 4pm you have to be joking Alcohol pricing: DONT buy online it was cheaper on board and when purchasing a wine package check the bottle price against the package price. Buying a three package was more expensive than individually. WHY ??? Gym and Spa: As a health professional, I had to walk out of a lecture due to a lack of evidence based practice that was being offered in the talk. What was being said was scientifically non factual and the personal opinion of the facility. BEWARE Finally I made a letter of complaint to management BUT they failed to respond before my disembarkation, I suppose that is "you're gone here comes another mug ", but this mug is like a dog with a bone. Holland America I am not going away.! Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
We chose this cruise around the top end because it visited the places, particularly in WA, which we had always wanted to see. Others had told us how great the cruise was. The ship itself is tired - it is being sold next May, so it ... Read More
We chose this cruise around the top end because it visited the places, particularly in WA, which we had always wanted to see. Others had told us how great the cruise was. The ship itself is tired - it is being sold next May, so it requires refurbishment. We were surprised though at the amount of external maintenance which was occurring. There were some plumbing issues and we also heard that there were some leaks in cabins. The shows were quite well executed on the whole, but we had seen them all before on other ships. The individual guest entertainers were generally average, some better than others. The activities on board were the usual so we did not bother going. The noise in the pool area sent us right away. We found the service very good - cabin steward, wait staff, and others were all competent and friendly. The food in the buffet at lunch was generally better than that in the dining room for dinner. Princess has changed its "every day available" selection of strip sirloin to a hamburger - not exactly fine dining! The shore excursions are becoming outrageously expensive these days. We did a couple of excursions mainly because we could not organise time frames to suit sailing times with a private operator. Despite everything, we still enjoyed ourselves. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Having sailed on the Sapphire and Emerald we dis not think we would be in for such a disappointment . MANY people had their rooms flooded, toilets not flushing, lack of hot water and the list goes on. Many mornings , early hours, there ... Read More
Having sailed on the Sapphire and Emerald we dis not think we would be in for such a disappointment . MANY people had their rooms flooded, toilets not flushing, lack of hot water and the list goes on. Many mornings , early hours, there would be noises like you were in an industrial area. Grinders, chipping hammers,paint odour and voices. I had read this type of complaint by past passengers butt it was too late. We had already paid and the cancel date had passed. The food and service was more than satisfactory. Would recommend but this review is directed at the ship. Incidentally this vessel has been sold to P & O. I heard it goes into dry dock around May 2017 and will be launched under a different name. As a cruise liner in its current condition it would make a great imitation reef. Be aware the photo shown of " your room" may not be accurate. Ours showed one thing and it was considerably smaller to the point one person could go to bed walking alongside the bed. The other side was absolute minimal room , about 200mm with a chair blocking access so you had to climb into bed from the end of the bed. DEFINATELY avoid this vessel for now. Certainly pay attention to passenger reviews. Our room was not as advertised but luckily we didn't have the inconveniences that many passengers encountered. Very disappointing as we have enjoyed previous tours with OTHER princess ships. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016

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