Not the Best

Sun Princess Cruise Review to Transpacific

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 7
Helpful Votes: 93

Overall rating:

3.6 out of 5
Sun Princess

New Caledonia & Vanuatu

Sail date: July 31, 2017

Ship: Sun Princess

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Good weather, disappointed that yet again the ship had health issues which took some of the edge of it. We were on this ship earlier in the year. There have been a lot of crew changes, sadly not all for the better


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Good food and good service, yet again Norovirus on this ship and great inconsistency between the hygiene standards of the crew

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Lacked imagination on sea days, cruise director arrogant and unapproachable, one member of his staff really struggled with English, not very good when conducting the trivia quiz


2 out of 5
Having been on this ship last year the shows were the same, sadly the vocalists and dancers were not as good

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Room steward was good, some waiters better than others, some tended to give the hard sell for after dinner drinks

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
Many hygiene issues that caused yet another outbreak of Noro on this ship

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Cabin clean not over spacious but what we expected

Ship tip

The ship is tired and ready for a refurb, don't expect RCI standards

Ports of call

Brisbane, Australia

5 out of 5
Visited the city ourself and really enjoyed the city cat river cruise

Luganville, Vanuatu

3 out of 5
Just walked through town which is grimy and dirty

Champagne Bay, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

5 out of 5
Loved it, pristine sand and freshly cooked lobsters on the beach

Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu

4 out of 5
Nice little town with pleasant bay. Did our own excursion from the port local driver very good and informative

Mystery Island, Vanuatu

5 out of 5
Again, lovely sand and clear waters Didn't need to do the snorkeling excursion as we saw plenty marine life in the clear waters

Noumea, New Caledonia

4 out of 5
Did our own tour, first a walking tour self guided from Lonely planet book. Booked hop on hop off bus tour from port office rather than from the ship


5 out of 5
Good, although it was somewhat rushes as the ship needed to be deep cleaned
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