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Cruise Line
Sun Princess
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

174

Very Good

163

Average

83

Poor

55

Terrible

45

Cruise type

55


porterstarbird avatar

porterstarbird

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

No Love for the Love Boat

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My wife and I traveled aboard Sun Princess (our 54th cruise among various lines) because of a long-held desire to see New Zealand and Fiji. In general, our experience was that we have previously had on Holland ...
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Sail Date February 2019


izzywalker avatar

izzywalker

6 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

Disappointing first cruise with Princess

We chose this cruise for the itinerary. Very disappointed all round with this cruise. I suppose it’s the sign of the times where a lot of cost cutting is happening. -Staffing levels were inadequate. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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notahappytraveller

1 Review Written

24 Helpful Votes

Some parts were good, but.......

The cruise to Sydney via Vietnam (3 ports), Indonesia (1 port) plus Darwin and Brisbane commenced in Hong Kong.. Expectations were high as we had heard positive things about Princess line and we had been assured by ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Burckhard

1 Review Written

Deceptive excursion offerings

We paid $119 each to see the Maori Performance and that same performance was offered as free entertainment on the ship the very same night titled Haka The Legend.. We voiced our concern and Princess make a generous ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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porterstarbird

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

New Zealand is beautiful. Sun Princess?--not so much

My wife (a travel agent) and I travel a lot and cruise often; at last count, 52 cruises on 14 lines, giving us a fair basis for comparison. We booked back-to-back cruises on Sun Princess for 13 nights in New Zealand ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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SEABEA45

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

DON'T SAIL ON THIS SHIP

Don't sail on this ship. it's only princess ship we've sailed on, so can't speak for all ships, but in general, i would recommend paying more and getting more, because princess charges extra for everything. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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ShaunMarcia

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

What has happened to Princess?

Having cruised quite a few times with Princess, the last time being an identical cruise to this going to Fiji in April 2018, we were more than happy to recommend them to our friends who had never cruised before, who ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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tracie62

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Sun Princess, decrepit has been

We have cruised many times with many cruise lines from the opulent to the mediocre we are very easy going and not hard to please but even we have out limits. Our cruise to NZ was a birthday milestone celebration ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Terrier 2409

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Things could be so much better!

Why did I choose this Cruise. The reasons are many and varied and in retrospect I am wondering why. Firstly this cruise started and left from my home port of Fremantle, as did my previous Princess Cruise, the ...
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Sail Date May 2018


Anneke86 avatar

Anneke86

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Dry dock repairs way over due!

Our 13 day accommodations on the "Beautiful" Sun Princess, as we cruised around New Zealand tarted like this! The balcony was covered in rust, and the whole room smelled very unclean and musty. We felt like we ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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cbregenzer

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Most disappointing cruise of all cruises in my lifetime......

The most important reasons we chose this itinerary were: 1) see & cruise Fiordland Nat'l Park & Milford Sound, 2) traverse the Southern Alps of NZ, & 3) visit a Maori village to experience the culture, meals, ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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GoldenBlake

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The Sun Princess is TIRED and needs to be RETIRED!

We chose this cruise as the best way to see the most of New Zealand. We were unable to do the scenic cruising as the ship had to reduce speed due to Cyclone Gita and we were running about 12 hours late. We arrived ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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smoyfan103

2 Reviews Written

Worst Princess cruise ever

We chose this cruise to see New Zealand. The Sun Princess is an old ship that has not received good care. There was a plumbing leak in our cabin that nobody could find. Almost every public restroom had at least one ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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dollyhouse

10 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

Is the Sun Princess REALLY A Princess Line ship?? Should have taken the Moveover

The cruise was a Christmas present, purchased early December 2017. We have cruised all over the world on a number of different cruise lines, most of them rated in their brochures 3 to 4 star, including a wonderful ...
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Sail Date February 2018


Kowcop avatar

Kowcop

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

What has happened to Princess?

We have sailed with Princess on 8 occasions which has included 1 previous trip on this ship so we knew what to expect about its age and condition. However in my opinion it is time to completely refurb or retire ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Fiendy

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Good frontage but bad behind the scenes

We chose this cruis as we wanted to see New Zealand in conjunction with our stay in Australia. We chose a mini suite and to be fair the room was very nice and comfortable apart from the toilet which periodically ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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luvaholiday

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not the best

Loved the ports we visited but the ship desperately needs maintenance, senior staff need to be visible and communicate openly with passengers. Toilet in our room would not flush, daily, at times needing to use the ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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pmmathios

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beware- sewage smell in our cabin for a 28 day cruise

We have traveled on Princess Cruise ships about 8 times. This was our first time on the Sun Princess our of Sydney for 28 days around Australia. We were in a mini suite on the Baja deck mid forward port side. Our ...
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Sail Date October 2017


Harvey J avatar

Harvey J

1 Review Written

Sun Princess Review

We were really looking forward to a most enjoyable holiday with friends. Broome and Darwin were fine as we organised our own Maxi Taxi and had a great tour with our own driver. Our so called 'Stateroom' with ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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harvey0507

1 Review Written

SUN PRINCESS REVIEW

Chose this cruise from Fremantle to Brisbane (15 Days) to see Broome, Kimberley Coast, Darwin, Port Douglas, Cairns and PNG. There were Myself, wife and 3 other couples travelling together. Broome and Darwin was ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Banjo Parrot

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Wont go with Princess again.....old & tired....

We did this cruise as a previous Princess cruise around New Zealand missed 4 ports and offered a discount and on boards credits on a future cruise. Although weather cant be controlled, two missed ports on this trip ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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prw05

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Probably great if you are 70+....Otherwise look elswhere try P&O or Carnival

My wife and I chose this cruise for the itinerary 14 days taking in Vanuatu, Fiji and New Caledonia. First downfall was Cyclone Donna which killed the first 2 ports (Isle of Pines and Mystery Island) - can't lay ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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cctxcruiser

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Need to learn what good customer service really means

Signed up for cruise due to itinerary. Other than cancellation of the stop at Broome for questionable reasons (reason changed based upon who was asked), all of the stops were great. It was a good way to see most ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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hoyasaxa1

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

30-Day Round Australia Cruise-The Good, Bad and Ugly

We chose hits cruise because we wanted to see more of Australia and also wanted to visit family there. We took the 30-day Sydney-Sydney trip leaving Monday Oct. 17th, 2016. The ship is old. It has been cosmetically ...
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Sail Date October 2016


Fraglet avatar

Fraglet

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Wouldn't do it again.

Picked this cruise because of itinery, which was then changed before we left. Were given three different boarding times and only advised of right boarding time finally by one phone text. Had no idea beforehand of ...
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Sail Date November 2016


Sun Princess Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.03.7
Dining4.04
Entertainment4.03.7
Public Rooms4.04
Fitness Recreation3.03.6
Family4.04
Enrichment3.03.3
Service5.04.3
Value For Money4.03.5
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