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Having sailed on our first Princess cruise on the Sun Princess last year we were hooked. The temptation to sail on a "new" bigger ship was to easy to accept when recommended by our travel agent. From the moment we embarked in Brisbane (did Brisbane/Sydney/Fiji/Sydney) we knew we had done the right thing.Everything went like clockwork, the crew were excellent and most helpful no matter who you dealt with.What impressed us was their friendliness and ability to engage in courteous conversation whenever you passed them or approached them. Their knowledge whether it be a waiter,steward,deck attendant,cruise direct teamperson was most noticeable-reflects on Princess recruitment and training. We dined in most areas and the food was excellent with a constant change of choice/menu One exception was Harmony restaurant where we found the Chinese presentation was not really geared for the european chinese menu that us NZ people enjoy.It appeared that on this cruise they had difficulty in getting much patronage on most nights. Crown grill on the other hand was great for us steak lovers. Hats off to the Cruse Director Andrew K and his ever smiling staff. Did a great job all of them. The Stage shows in the theatre were first rate, catered for all tastes and were very energetic. We only got off the ship in Suva as we had done other ports on the Sun last year and picked up a 4 hour tour from one of the many agents on the wharf. For $30 it was cheaper than a Princess excursion and probably covered the same sights. Our main recommendation to Princess is perhaps in today's new communication world that a free daily internet allowance should be part and parcel of your fare price.The elite category of passenger have so much internet allowance that they cannot use it all! This great 14 days of cruising for us had to come to an end too soon but at least Princess performed right to the end with disembarkation so well organised we were most impressed.Hardly had to touch our luggage until we got to the airport. We certainly came back new.

Bigger is Truly Better

Majestic Princess Cruise Review by randjbkr

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2018
  • Destination: South Pacific
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Balcony
Having sailed on our first Princess cruise on the Sun Princess last year we were hooked.

The temptation to sail on a "new" bigger ship was to easy to accept when recommended by our travel agent.

From the moment we embarked in Brisbane (did Brisbane/Sydney/Fiji/Sydney) we knew we had done the right thing.Everything went like clockwork, the crew were excellent and most helpful no matter who you dealt with.What impressed us was their friendliness and ability to engage in courteous conversation whenever you passed them or approached them.

Their knowledge whether it be a waiter,steward,deck attendant,cruise direct teamperson was most noticeable-reflects on Princess recruitment and training.

We dined in most areas and the food was excellent with a constant change of choice/menu

One exception was Harmony restaurant where we found the Chinese presentation was not really geared for the european chinese menu that us NZ people enjoy.It appeared that on this cruise they had difficulty in getting much patronage on most nights. Crown grill on the other hand was great for us steak lovers.

Hats off to the Cruse Director Andrew K and his ever smiling staff. Did a great job all of them. The Stage shows in the theatre were first rate, catered for all tastes and were very energetic.

We only got off the ship in Suva as we had done other ports on the Sun last year and picked up a 4 hour tour from one of the many agents on the wharf. For $30 it was cheaper than a Princess excursion and probably covered the same sights.

Our main recommendation to Princess is perhaps in today's new communication world that a free daily internet allowance should be part and parcel of your fare price.The elite category of passenger have so much internet allowance that they cannot use it all!

This great 14 days of cruising for us had to come to an end too soon but at least Princess performed right to the end with disembarkation so well organised we were most impressed.Hardly had to touch our luggage until we got to the airport.

We certainly came back new.
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Cabin Review

Deluxe Balcony
Cabin DE D150
This was a great cabin with a 3m x 3m balcony which meant we also had footstools to go with our outdoor chairs. This cabin was fairly well forward on the port side with the bridge reasonably close.It had great views especially in harbour where it faced the open side.The view from the balcony was spectacular in Sydney harbour.
The only concern was that when the wind was from a certain quarter when sailing the room developed a loud whistle if the balcony door was open.Annoying if you preferred to sleep with this door open.It only happened for about 2 days while travelling in a East to West direction.This cabin had a interconnecting door (locked) with D148 and I think this contributed to the whistle as I put tape around the door and it lessened the noise.
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