Sea Princess has 1,008 cabins in total, with 603 having sea views and 405 inside staterooms. Seventy percent of outside cabins have a balcony but, overall, the number of balcony cabins is smaller than you will find on newer ships. On the upside, this makes Sea Princess a good option for those who make their cruise dollar go further by staying in an inside stateroom.
Cabins have a traditional feel and are finished in warm tones of beige and cream, with the occasional dove grey accent. With the exception of suites, interior and oceanview cabins are similar in size and make good use of the available space. Not many rooms accommodate a third or fourth person though, so book early if you are travelling with friends or family.
During its dry dock in 2017, each Sea Princess cabin received a new Princess Luxury Bed with a mattress featuring individually wrapped coils, a two-inch topper, fresh linen and an optional musical pillow. A sleep kit containing an eye mask and other accessories is also available on request. With a bed this comfy, it is unlikely you'll need that musical pillow to help you count sheep. Our soft-as-a-cloud bed delivered the best sleep we've had at sea.
Each cabin is equipped with a television, hair dryer, safe and mini-bar and all have individually controllable air-conditioning and (with the exception of some three- and four-berth staterooms) beds that can be arranged either as twins or doubles. Cabins have three styles of electrical power sockets: US, UK and Australian. The bathroom (shower only, save for suites) is compact and features toiletries including soap, body lotion and in-shower dispensers of shampoo/conditioner and shower gel. There is an in-shower retractable clothesline and shelves above the vanity provide storage for personal toiletries.
Interior: These cabins measure 15 to 16 square metres (135 to 148 square feet) and have no natural light, making them a good choice for those who like to sleep in. Some have Pullman beds to accommodate third and fourth passengers; 11 interior cabins are wheelchair accessible.
Oceanview: oceanview cabins range from 15 to 18 square metres (135 to 173 square feet), with 193 available throughout the ship. Some accommodate third and fourth passengers on a Pullman bed. Six oceanview cabins are wheelchair accessible. Obstructed oceanview staterooms are the same size as an oceanview stateroom but the picture window is partially or fully obstructed by tenders or part of the ship.
Balcony: There are 372 balcony cabins, which are 19 square metres (179 square feet) in size, including the balcony. While the outdoor space is not large, it is a lovely spot to enjoy the view and includes two chairs and a table large enough to hold drinks and some snacks. Some balcony cabins can accommodate third and fourth passengers.
Mini-suite: There are 32 minisuites ranging from 34 to 50 square metres (370 to 536 square feet), including the balcony. One minisuite on Deck 10 is wheelchair accessible. Minisuites have a sofa bed that sleeps a third passenger, with a curtain to screen off the area from the main bed, and an additional flat-screen TV. Bathrooms have a tub, massage showerhead and a toilet with its own hand basin. Balconies have two chairs and two deck chairs, plus a small table to hold snacks and drinks. Guests staying in a minisuite receive a welcome glass of Champagne on embarkation day.
Some mini-suites in sought-after locations such as mid-ship or aft-facing have been designated Club Class and come with additional perks. Club Class minisuite guests receive extras such as priority embarkation and disembarkation at the beginning and end of the cruise, priority specialty dining reservations, a half bottle of red wine and a half bottle of white wine on embarkation day, evening canapes and upgraded robes. One of the best benefits is Club Class Dining, featuring expedited seating, dedicated wait staff, and dinner prepared tableside, in an exclusive section of the Traviata dining room. With an impressive array of extras and more room to spread out, these suites are especially appealing for families, and other travellers, seeking additional space.
Suite: Sea Princess has six suites ranging in size from 50 to 65 square metres (538 to 695 square feet), including the balcony, which is aft racing. Suites feature a separate bedroom, queen bed with pillow top mattress, luxurious linens and flat-screen TV. An additional TV is found in the separate seating area which has a sofa bed that can sleep a third person. On the balcony you will find two loungers, two chairs, a table and an ottoman. Suite passengers are offered a wealth of premium amenities including a one-time mini-bar stocked with beverages of their selection, evening hors d'oeuvres, a daily specialty Mimosa breakfast served in-suite, complimentary laundry and shoe polish, complimentary dinner in a specialty restaurant on embarkation day, an upgraded room service menu, priority embarkation and disembarkation at tender ports and Club Class Dining.