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Sun Princess Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Sun Princess

13 Night New Zealand (Sydney Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 09, 2019

Ship: Sun Princess

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

A good cruise for a first timer as it has a nice mix of shopping, history and nature. You can eat and drink everything and it is a safe country to visit.


5 out of 5
Quick and efficient

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Excellent standard of meals

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Wonderful variety of activities for all ages and a feeling of space at each activity

Photo Gallery

2 out of 5

Neat but way too expensive. If photos were on digital banks they would be cheaper.


5 out of 5
Stage shows were of a high standard. Some of the musicians were a bit ordinary.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Nothing was too much bother

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Always see cleaners constantly maintaining the ship

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Outstanding overall feel

Ship tip

Eat breakfast on disembarkation day before you vacate your room so you do not have to walk your luggage through the food areas.

Ports of call

Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Beautiful part of the world

Auckland, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Great wharf location right in the middle of the city

Tauranga, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Many free activities close by to the ship.

Napier, New Zealand

3 out of 5
Nothing sticks in my mind about this town

Picton, New Zealand

4 out of 5
Shopping options

Akaroa, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Beautiful little village. Pretty but not a lot there. Free shuttle bus back to the ship is great.

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

5 out of 5
Good mix of shopping and history with a hit of nature. Good all round port.

Cruise Fjordland National Park

5 out of 5
Pretty with great waterfalls if it has been raining recently.


5 out of 5
Efficient and quick.
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