14 nights on the Sun Princess was enough. Too many oldies (70% we reckon) if they limit the number of children travelling they should also limit the number of old people. The food in the Marquis Restaurant was mediocre. Not much selection and if you go to the buffet they have the same food served
on the restaurant except in the restaurant the name was fancier. Breakfast is almost the same every morning. On board activities were catered for the oldies again!! Pool games were cancelled two days in a row due to lack of participants (only one put their hand up - my husband). Toilets were blocked twice in 14 nights it wouldn't flush. Slow on the kids club side as well. Not too many active activities but mainly craft and watching videos.
The comedian was no more than your average comedian at your local pub. The show produced by the crew was much better.
Bar attendants were great. There's plenty of them to serve you drinks whether at. The pool deck or in the Casino. The waiters were magnificent made dinner bearable. They were very good in suggesting which food to try. Our cabin steward was also great and very polite.
We won't be travelling with them again. I've asked a lot of people and they are of the same opinion as myself - too many old people. Not much fun. The fun only started when we were on shore.
We recently went on the Sun Princess fron Singapore to Perth. Overall a great cruise and the facilities were great except for the bars. There wasn't a central bar where everyone could go and stand around and get to know your fellow passengers. Lots of little alcoves so we found people did not mix
so much. Very good entertainers, food great and plenty of it but found the shore excursions lacking. Still had a great time though.
We were so excited, we were in a daze,
We were heading off for 35 days.
We'd scrimped and saved and gone without,
Wo we could break our 'holiday drought'.
Wur joy and glee we could barely voice,
Sun Princess was our no.1 choice.
So up the gangplank our adventure starts,
So much adrenalin in our hearts.
We roamed the ship and took it all in
Ordered a scotch and a tonic and gin.
So under the bridge, we set off to sea,
Sun Princess, my hubby and me.
We loved our new home, we loved it all
We loved our stateroom even if a bit small.
We loved the restaurants, the food was great,
And we usually went back for a second plate.
We loved the quizzes and loved the shows,
We loved the massages from our head to our toes.
We loved the ports, exotic and new,
Tahiti, Hawaii, the time just flew.
Coffee at Aggies in Samoa was best,
Post tsunami, was really a test.
Pago Pago, took a really big hit,
But the people smiled and made the most of it.
But best of all was the Captain and Crew,
They just couldnt do enough for you.
The Master in Charge was Andrew Froude,
And in every way he did us proud.
The life of the party, he joined right in
We just loved crossing the Equator with him.
Even his jokes made us giggle and laugh,
And he had a rapport with the rest of the staff.
Speaking of which, they were a fabulous crew,
The directors, the chefs, the cabin stewards too.
Nothing was ever too hard or a trial,
They helped us out with a big cheery smile.
The best holiday we've had, we have to confess,
Was five weeks of joy on the Sun Princess.
We recently had 53 nights on a world cruise sector on the Sun Princess. We have also cruised on the Dawn Princess and the Star Princess to the South Pacific and South America/Antarctica.
Each trip has been a remarkable, thoroughly enjoyable experience.
The odd thing did go wrong - but that's life! We don't let the rare negative situation upset us.
Relax and enjoy - it's all part of the experience. We have no hesitation in recommending Cruise Republic and Princess.
We were very happy with our cabin and quality of cabin service. we dined mostly in the buffet which was quite busy and the food was very good and ample. Some passengers complained about the 'boring" food but on a 42 day voyage you cannot expect a completely new menu every day. My only complaint
about the cruise was the sell, sell mentality. Meaning that we had gym instructors trying to sell teeth whitening products; staff selling coffee club cards; others selling soft drink vouchers and ship tours at an outrageous price.
However, the destinations were great and very enjoyable. My sympathy goes to the passengers who were booked on this year's voyage to Japan. The floor shows were a mixed bag and some of the voyage lecturers were better than some of the comedians who were quite "blue".Shore excursions were over priced but I suppose you have to expect that.Ship was going into dry dock upon our return and parts of the ship were looking tired and needing maintenance. Am travelling with Princess next year to New Zealand.
my husband and myself went for the first time to cruise on the Sun Princess ship to newzealand. It was a very good trip, very nice food, very nice crew, very good services and entertainment, except that the weather was very cold and windy. we went on an inside cabin which was satisfactory but would
have been nicer if we had a view of the outside. we couldn't afford the price as we are pensioners. so we recommend that there should be special price for pensioners. We look forward to cruising again with princess cruises.
My first cruise. what value for money. To think a cruise ship with close to 2000 people well run on time and staff who couldn't be faulted. The food and service was better than I anticipated. Cabin was very comfortable and I enjoyed the balcony with fresh sea air. Most stage acts were very good.
Dance group(Need more practice) Currently saving for another trip tis time to Japan and China.Duty free jewelery shop saved me a lot of money on purchases. Will sail again with princes cruises.
Eighteen months to go and was so looking forward to it. Had booked early and got a balcony on deck 12 - best decision. Maybe the Sun Princess was not the most modern ship, but it was home for us for the next 42 days and we could not have been better looked after. Our housekeeper kept our cabin so
spick and span. Yes we could have complained, after all it was about going to Japan, but then would we have every visited Brunei, or docked in the heart of Hong Kong (and that view, not to mention shopping), sailing into Rabaul to a smoking volcano and fantastic people or had an extra day in Shanghai so we could visit a world heritage city and then say we had been to USA after visiting Guam. And the best thing we can still go to Japa! The Captain was the best - even his jokes at mid day and then there was the lobster tails on special occasions. There was plenty to do even though we had several days at sea. And the best thing was if we didn't want to do anything, we had plenty of places to do it in. Walking from the Lotus Spa to our cabin (same deck) and falling on the bed - why would you go on any other holiday but a cruise?
THE CREW HANDLED THE CHANGE OF PLANS WITH LOGICAL EASE DESPITE SOME GRUMPY PASSENGERS! WE HAD AN OVERNIGHT STAY IN BEIJING OPERATED WITH AMAZING PLANNING BY BOOKING STAFF.WE STAYED ON BOARD WITH SUPPLIED TEAS & COFFEES THEN BOARDED 15 BUSES FOR THE 3 HOUR TRIP TO BEIJING FIRST LOO STOP I
EXPERIENCED AN ASIAN SQUAT----GOT REALY GOOD @
USIN THESE!!!!FIRST STOP WAS THE AMAZING GREAT Wall -STAFF FROM THE SHIP SUPPLIED US WITH WATER BOTTLES -MUCH NEEDED AS WE CLAMBERED UP.THEN WE INDULGED IN A CHINESE BANQUET ON A GRAND SCALE--FELLING VERY REPLETE- OFF TO A JADE FACTORY.NEXT WAS THE -ROYAL SUMMER PALACE-SO MANY PEOPLE.ON THE ROADS SO MANY CARS.TO VISIT THE OLYMPIC BIRDS NEST WAS EXCITING-THE CHINESE ARE SO PROUD OF THE STRUCTURE.THE NIGHT WAS SPENT @ MARRIOTS* HOTEL PLUS ANOTHER BANQUET THE ROOMS WERE HUGE-THE SHOWERS BIG ENOUGH FOR A PARTY!!!THAT WAS DAY 1--- SUN PRINCESS ARRANGED SO MUCH IN A SHORT TIMETO GIVE US A FANTASTIC TOUR---THANKYOU .=
Cruising is the best way to see the world. Once on board a cruise ship - you can have a really enjoyable holiday without spending another cent if you wish. Your accommodation, meals, travel and entertainment are all included in the price of your fare. You don't have to spend another cent if you
don't wish to, any additional spending is totally discretional. You get to go to different destinations. If you don't like it, you are only there for a day. If you love it, you can go back for a longer holiday if you wish - but at least you aren't stuck in a destination, on a holiday, that you hate.
There are always plenty of activities being conducted on board a cruise ship. You can do as much or as little as you want - the only problem is you do have to leave your cabin.
There is such an array of food and dining options to suit all needs. You can eat buffet style, you can eat in a dining room and order off the menu, you can just go for pizza if you want. You can choose anytime dining, or you can have set dining times, or reserve a table.
There are always activities being conducted throughout the ship, from trivia and games events, art auctions, dance lessons, bingo, destination talks, movies, live productions, fitness sessions, educational sessions – the possibilities are endless.
If you don’t like being held to a timetable of activities, you can grab a board game to play, a book to read from the library, meet up with friends for a coffee, do a gym workout, meet friends for a game of cards, or watch a movie in your stateroom. You can just lie around one of the many pools and sunbake or swim.
There are always a number of bars and restaurants and they all have their own unique style, so you do have variety.
For me, cruising is the best way to holiday as it offers such fantastic value for money. I love it. Next cruise, I’ll be off to New Zealand.