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Sun Princess Cruise Review
3.5 / 5.0
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Sun Princess Cruise Review by Thorne24

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Nov 2019
  • Destination: Australia & New Zealand
  • Cabin Type: Balcony

What a disappointment this cruise was. We boarded in Singapore to find that a lot of passengers on the Fremantle to Singapore run had been affected by virus, the ships captain did all he could to contain it, however the crew were put under the pump to perform extra duties, continually cleaning the ship down, spraying and having to serve all food, crockery, drinks and condiments. Consequently tables were not cleared or cleaned quickly, some staff deliberately turned their backs on passengers pretending to do other jobs so they wouldn't have to serve. But the worst thing was the ship was freezing cold, this was a tropical location and passengers were walking around inside the ship with COATS, JACKETS and BLANKETS, when complaining (as most passengers did) we were given various excuses, the cold is coming in from the vents outside (it was hot outside) the performers need to be comfortable (so the rest of the ship has to freeze) the cruise director was making jokes about the number of passengers wearing blankets in the theatre and bars. The ship was old and tired, The waiters in the main dining were excellent but sometimes the food was disappointing and the eat tough. The buffet food didn't have a great deal of variety and some of the hot food was lukewarm, Tea and coffee was not hot, to pay so much for a cruise this was an overall disappointment.

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Cabin Review


The cabin was tired, the curtains were hanging down when we boarded and were still hanging down when we departed

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Whilst it was emotional to see the Long Tan cross and memorial, it is a copy. The original being in Canberra. After being to the Cu Chi tunnels there wasnt a lot to see at the Long Phuoc ones, we were shown the old runway and a lot of hills where i guess you had to use your imagination. I would not do this tour again

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We booked tis tour through CS-Tours info@cambodiasihanoukvilletours it was a lovely tour and gave us an insight into Cambodia as we hadn't been to this port before we were a bit concerned as to getting back to the ship on time. But had no kneed to worry, We took the ship shuttlle to Gate 1 and were met by our tour operator, The roads were a bit rough but our driver drove slowly and around all the potholes. We visited a fishing village and a temple then on to a waterfall our guide bought us bananas in a sort of batter to try. We had a nice lunch on the tour, also visited a market. The guide was very informative and told us about the way of life in Cambodia. I would highly recommend this tour

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Bangkok (Laem Chabang)

As we had been to Bankok many times and it is a long way from the port, we decided to get a taxi and go to Pattaya very similar to Phukket, a nice day strolling around the markets

Koh Samui

Took a taxi around locally and viewed the temples and market, very similar to Phukket only bad experience was the ship used a local touing boat for a tender on the reurn and it sat in the port for half an hour waiting for more passengers with the motor running and the diesel fumes coming on board, passengers were trying to cover their faces with hankies to stop the fumes

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