First cruise ever, changed pre conceived expectations

Sea Princess Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 24

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Sea Princess

15 Night Indonesia (Fremantle Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 03, 2014

Ship: Sea Princess

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Review summary

First cruise ever. Wasn’t thrilled about going cruising before I left but wanted to support my mother still travelling. Had done large amount of land based travel around the world and thought cruising sounded boring. The cruise with Princess totally changed my mind and have loved cruising ever since. Most relaxing holiday

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Was very happy at the time (as first cruise) looking back now though it was a very drawn out process back then with a lot of paperwork to complete just prior to boarding - all now really quick and streamlined. Fremantle is a good port to disembark from

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All excellent, back then had fixed time dining

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
First sea cruise ever (apart from Nile and Rhine river cruises). Loved all the activities and tried ‘everything’ on offer, all the activities, all the shows, casino, spa (pricey). Turned a non believer into a total convert

Entertainment

5 out of 5
All excellent

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Couldn’t believe how hard working and so friendly all the crew were

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Love the Sea Princess and booked our 2nd cruise on it also

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Interior cabin as booked 2 weeks before and only cabin available. Travelled with Mum (80s) and sister and husbands were back home. First cruise ever and very happy with interior. Would always be happy to travel interior again even having tried nearly all of the other options. Princess have often upgraded us

Ship tip

There are some saunas and steamroom worth trying near spa, free for all to use. We had a cycle between pool/spa/sauna and steamroom. Great showers in spa area too with lots of spare towels

Ports of call

Fremantle (Perth), Australia

5 out of 5
Free local bus back then. Lots to see and fantastic town to walk around shops, markets and eateries. Stay overnight in Perth Central and took a scenic boat down the Swan River to join the cruise at terminal which was a short walk away

Lombok Island, Indonesia

5 out of 5
Excellent, took a private pre arranged driver for the day. Loved Lombok and it very much reminded us of what Bali used to be like

Komodo Island, Indonesia

5 out of 5
Incredible opportunity to visit Komodo Island and see the ‘dragons’ as part of Princess tour. Good to view them within a couple of metres. Later taken on the tour to a lovely swimming beach

Benoa, Bali, Indonesia

3 out of 5
Took a pre organised trip with a driver for the day. He was excellent and went to Ubud and Sanur. Massage, swimming, shopping. Couldn’t believe though how extremely busy the traffic is now and didn’t get to all places planned as too many cars. Have been to Bali 8 times before (land trips) and it’s certainly no longer the paradise island we first saw in 1983. Big delays with tender back to ship this day due to weather- unfortunately no seats for most people in the terminal making it very hard for some older travelers

Surabaya, Java, Indonesia

3 out of 5

Semarang, Java, Indonesia

3 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Was so sad to leave
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