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Sea Princess Review

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Sea Princess
4.5 / 5.0
551 reviews

Pros
Classic decor and small size offers an intimate onboard vibe
Cons
One of the oldest ships based in Australia
Bottom Line
Good value for the high quality of food, service and itineraries

About

Passengers
2,000

Crew
910

Passenger to Crew
2.20:1

Launched
1998

Shore Excursions
716
Sails To
Australia & New Zealand, Asia, South Pacific
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Tiana Templeman
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Sea Princess Overview

Sea Princess sails varied itineraries -- including Australia/New Zealand, Hawaii and a round-the-world cruise -- from its Brisbane and Sydney homeports.

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The ship, launched in 1998, is mid-sized and offers traditional features that make it a good choice for cruise travellers who want to feel like they're onboard an oceangoing vessel rather than a theme park at sea. The Art Deco-inspired decor is classically elegant and the ship's gracious lines and grand atrium hark back to cruising's golden era, creating a stylish and timeless ambience throughout.

While Sea Princess is one of the line's oldest ships based in Australia, it has been well looked after with thoughtful and regular refurbishments. During the most recent 2017 dry dock, the ship was modernised without changing the onboard mood: every cabin received a Princess Luxury Bed; a new "Movies under the Stars" screen was installed; and the youth facilities received an extensive refit to reflect the line's partnership with the Discovery Channel.

Sea Princess is a cosy, welcoming ship with its atrium area and show venues among the most attractive at sea. Despite its smaller size, there is much to enjoy onboard.

For more details about cabins, dining and things to do, see the separate sections of this review.


Top Sea Princess Itineraries

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Dubai, Aqaba (Petra), Mykonos, Salerno, Rome (Civitavecchia), Elba, Marseille, Barcelona, Malaga, Tangier, Lisbon, Cobh (Cork), Greenock (Glasgow), Holyhead, Liverpool, Dover

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Fellow Passengers

Because Sea Princess sails primarily from Sydney, most of its passengers are Australian with a mix of those hailing from New Zealand, the UK and the US. You'll find plenty of young families on shorter sailings, but the passenger base on longer itineraries generally comprises those aged between 55 and 70.


Sea Princess Dress Code

This is a somewhat casual ship with a relaxed interpretation of the 'smart casual' dress code onboard with shorts, T-shirts, swimwear and thongs the norm during the day. In the evening, T-shirts, jeans and sandals can be seen in the casual dining areas.

Generally, passengers -- including children -- dress up in the evening for the dining area. Women favour closed-toe shoes or smart sandals, knee-length dresses, pants and blouses, while men don collared shirts and khakis. Shirts, shorts, caps and flip-flops should be confined to the daytime out on deck and are not permitted in the dining room.

Weeklong itineraries of five or six days have one formal night, while cruises between seven and 13 days feature two formal nights. On formal nights, cocktail dresses and suits with or without ties are worn rather than gowns and tuxedos. There are a select few that don full gowns with pearls or tuxedos. Note: Formalwear is available for hire.


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Sea Princess Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.9
Dining4.54.1
Entertainment4.03.6
Public Rooms4.04.1
Fitness Recreation4.03.7
Family4.04
Enrichment3.03.4
Service4.04.3
Value For Money4.03.7

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Sea Princess Member Reviews

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PBMCM
Sail Date: Feb 2020
We took the New Zealand 15 day cruise with Princess and were booked on the Sea Princess. While we enjoyed all of the Ports of Call and tours there were some negative aspects to our cruise.... Read More
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LYNNE Frances
Sail Date: Dec 2019
Sea Princess attention to detail was sadly lacking in many areas. Food slopped in and out of bowl in Traviata was a ‘surprise’.... Read More
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GEcruzer
Sail Date: Feb 2019
Matt and his cruise director’s staff always working hard taking into consideration all the guests on Sea Princess.... Read More
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TezzaPel
Sail Date: Dec 2019
Summary: it was our first time on a Princess ship, but would not go on Sea Princess again. Willing to try another Princess ship. Good value for money.... Read More

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