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This highly acclaimed $300 million vessel set new standards in cruise ship design and onboard choice when it debuted in 1995. A spacious ship, it rises 14 stories and measures nearly three football fields in length.

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2 Night Australia Coastal

Sun Princess
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Departing Date: August 18, 2015
Departing From: Sydney, Australia Check In Starts At 0100p Check I
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Ports of Call: Sydney, Australia Check In Starts At 0100p Check I | Brisbane, Australia
Interior

$249

Oceanview

$349

Balcony

$449

Suite

$699

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Itinerary: 2 Night Australia Coastal

Itinerary
Location
Arrival
Departure
Tue Aug 18, 2015 Sydney, Australia Check In Starts At 0100p Check I -- 4:00 pm
Wed Aug 19, 2015 At Sea -- --
Thu Aug 20, 2015 Brisbane, Australia 6:00 am --

Note: Cruise itinerary is subject to change. Please verify ports and times with the cruiseline directly.

Sun Princess Facilities / On Board Activities

Dining / Dinner Entertainment / Recreation Gratuity Policies
No. of Dinner Sittings:
2

Usual Dinner Hours:
Personal Choice, 6:30pm & 8:30pm

Special Diet:
Available upon request

Dress Code:
May vary from Cruise Casual to Formal.
Art Exhibition and Auctions
Art Gallery
Bars/Lounges/ Night Clubs - 10
Card Rooms
Casino
Library
Movie Theater/Cinema
Photo Shop and Photo Gallery
Pools - Outdoor - 4
Whirlpools - 5
Hotel & Dining Charge
$10.50 per person per day

Suites and Mini-Suites
$11.00 per passenger per day
Services Health and Beauty Athletic/Exercise Facilities
Beauty Salon
Laundry/Ironing/Dry Cleaning Service
Photo Processing
Postal Service
Shore Excursion Desk
Drug Store
Health Center w/Massage and Treatment Rooms
Medical Center
Sauna/Steam Rooms
Whirlpool Spas - 5
Aerobic and Exercise Room
Golf Simulators
Gymnasium
Sports Court

Sun Princess Onboard Experience

Princess CruisesWhen Sun Princess floated out in 1995, it is hard to believe that at a mere 77,000 tons it was at the time the largest cruise ship in the world. It didn't take too long for that distinction to be surpassed, but in any case her beauty, especially internally, was classic enough for Princess for build three more sisters; Sea, Dawn, and Ocean Princess. Sea and Ocean have been relocated to Europe.

At its best, Sun Princess pulls off the remarkable trick of being vibrant enough for the active cruiser, and refined enough for the most demure. At 77,000 gross tons, she belongs to what are called the "mid-class" size vessels today, but actually seem comparatively small amidst the abundance of leviathans in today's cruise fleet. And so, even though the ship provides everything needed by any definition of cruiser, keep in mind that everything is of a smaller scale which tends to put a lid on the "wow factor." Such ships tend to attract older passengers, unless it's a 7-day Caribbean cruise during holidays or summer vacation.

Still, Sun Princess boasts a near-perfect interior design for convenience and traffic flow, and by the end of your first day, you'll know where everything is, and the best way to get to it. Of course, convivial types may focus on the downside of such spaciousness ? that in the natural course of things you will make fewer friends as on other ships. Indeed, if you don?t choose traditional dining (and thus share a table with strangers), you could, in theory, make no new friends at all during your cruise. The great popularity of the coin-operated washers and dryers on all cabin decks suggest that many passengers are desperate to meet in any way they can, even while folding laundry!

The cabins are comfortable and cheery, but the age of these vessels makes them lean towards the small end of the scale and limits the number of available balconies. But you can almost always find a bargains on lead-in priced lower inside cabins. Announcements are pleasingly infrequent for a mass-market ship, and only in English even in Europe, which may or may not be good news to anyone reading this!


Sun Princess Things to Do

Entertainment:
Princess CruisesThe single-story showrooms offer unobstructed views from every seat, several spaces in the back for wheelchair-users, good sound, and state-of-the-art lighting. The smaller Vista Lounge offers comfortable cabaret-style seating, while the elegant, nautical-themed Wheelhouse Bar is the perfect spot for pre- or post-dinner drinks and conversation.

Even though these ships are small by today's standards, they get an "A" for effort when it comes to the themed production shows. You won't be razzle-dazzled with pyrotechnics and laser lights, but you can walk away humming familiar show tunes or hits from your youth as you reflect upon how it used to feel to be as agile as the pas de deux dance team.

Expect a slate of individual performers such as comedians, jugglers, singers or magicians to fill in the other nights. Like most smaller ship entertainment, enjoyable for people who are not overly critical.
 
Fitness:
A great many American towns' chambers of commerce would love to get their hands on fitness facilities comparable to these three ships'. Indeed, from the Princess Links computerized golf simulator, which lets you virtually play the trickiest holes at the world's most famous golf courses (for a separate charge) to a separate jogging track, there aren't many athletic activities you can't enjoy aboard.

The stunning multi-level Spa offers whirlpool, exercise equipment with personal trainer, and Steiner's salon. A splash pool on Sun Deck supplements the ships' main pool, on Riviera Deck.
 
For Kids:
Even if there are hundreds of children on board, it's likely that you'll be aware of them only intermittently. Children's activities are scheduled morning, noon, and night, but parents are expected to dine with their progeny. No private babysitting is on offer, and group sitting expires at midnight. The Off Limits teen centers, for passengers 13 to 17 offer a video arcade, soft furniture, and are notably unpopular with their intended users; they seem usually to be deserted.


Sun Princess Dining / Dinner

Cuisine:
According to the new Princess Personal Choice dining you can choose fixed seating dinners at 6:30 or 8:30 p.m. in the Regency Dining Room, or opt for making a reservation in the open seating Marquis Dining Room anytime between 5:30 and 10:00 p.m.. It matters little where ambiance and decor are concerned, both are identically furnished. The difference lies in whether you prefer the traditional cruise ship dining service of having the same team serve you for every meal, usually leading to friendlier, more interactive service as they learn to anticipate your dining preferences. The open seating option gives you the freedom to dine at the hour you choose even if it is different every night, with whom you choose. You will be seated at your own table, as at a restaurant ashore, but expect slightly less personal service than if you have the same service crew every night.

Princess has clearly improved the reputation of its food, especially in the areas of pasta and beef dishes. The Sterling Steakhouse features special cuts of Angus beef from its own celebrated brand. Passengers choose either rib-eye, New York strip, porterhouse, or filet mignon from a presentation tray, and watch -- drooling, in most cases! --- as the chef cooks it to order. Starters include chili, blooming onion, jalapeno poppers, and fresh Caesar salad, as well as the traditional baked potato or fries, sauteed mushrooms, creamed spinach, and corn on the cob. The ships' pizzerias make your pie to order, and chances are that it will be scrumptious. Desserts are unfortunately not always the grand finale one would expect in such surroundings. Adding insult to injury, the ice cream bar levies its own charges.
 
Restaurants:
Aside from the Personal Choice Dining in the two main dining rooms, for those feeling a bit more casual, there are a patisserie, a hamburger and hot dog grill, a sushi bar, and a 24-hour restaurant in the Horizon court next to the pool area. And of course there is always 24-hour room service, but with a limited menu. The pizzeria seems authentically Italian. The Grill restaurant adjacent to the pool offers casual breakfast and luncheon buffet, and is partially transformed in the evening into the Sterling Steakhouse, with decorative table linen, fine cutlery and table lanterns. (Since seating is limited to 70, reservations are encouraged. The Steakhouse charges $15.00).

A gratuity of $10.00 per person per day for dining and cabin staff is automatically applied to shipboard accounts regardless of which plan you choose. Passengers may increase or reduce this amount at their whim.
 
Service:
The staff, from all over the globe, is both wonderfully personable and attentive to detail. Boarding passengers are met at each stairwell and smilingly directed or even escorted to their cabins. Turndown service with chocolates on the pillow is provided in the evening. Charmingly, wooden deck chairs with steamer blankets are available for the asking on ships bound to or from Alaska.

Tipping:
For dining and stateroom personnel charge, $10 per person per day (including children) is automatically added to your stateroom account, whether or not they choose traditional or restaurant-style dining. You can talk to the ship's purser about raising or lowering this amount.

All beverage tabs automatically have a 15-percent gratuity added. In the spa and casino and with other staff, let your conscience be your guide.
 
Attire:
Seven-night cruises offer two opportunities to put on the Ritz in formal attire. Many men opt for a dark suit instead of tux while their companions prefer dressy pants to dresses. The rest of the time, think smart casual. By day, don't even think of wearing anything other than shorts, sneakers, a polo shirt. If you want to toss in a baseball cap that's up to you, you can even turn it backwards.


Sun Princess Ambience

Decor:
Princess CruisesYou need go no farther than the marble-floored Grand Plaza atrium, with its brass staircase, to realize that a lot of luxury awaits you. Especially when the view is accompanied by a string quartet or grand pianist expertly fingering glissandi. All in all, Sun Princess is one of the most gorgeous vessels at sea. Combining varnished hardwoods, marble, etched glass, granite, and textured fabrics, the decor juxtaposes classic and modern influences in a way that does not take your breath away, but creates a quietly pleasurable ambiance. The ships each boast a remarkable art collection valued at nearly one million dollars.
 
Cabins:
Tastefully finished in blond wood with pastel colored spreads, cabins are divided into some 28 categories, though in fact there are fewer than 10 real-life configurations; the category distinctions actually reflect differences in location (amidships versus aft, and so on), and thus price. More than 400 cabins on each vessel boast private, if very narrow, balconies. The ships? most popular staterooms have 178-square-foot balconies but only 161 square feet of living space, and thus are not for the claustrophobic. Mini-suites with two rooms are among the largest at sea: 374 sq. feet, including balcony and large marble bathroom. Closet space is at a real premium in the standard outside and inside cabins.

All that noted, there?s no denying the generosity of the ships' amenities package: color TV with movies and CNN; hair dryers; terrycloth robes; safes; mini-refrigerators; and beds that convert from twin to queen size. Three hundred cabins will accommodate third passengers in upper berths. Nineteen cabins on each vessel offer wheelchair accessibility.

Deck Plans: Sun Princess

Deck Plans
Room Category Legend

AA  Mini-Suite With Balcony
AB  Mini-Suite With Balcony
AC  Mini-Suite With Balcony
BA  Oceanview Double With Balcony
BA  Balcony
BB  Oceanview Double With Balcony
BB  Balcony
BC  Oceanview Double With Balcony
BC  Balcony
BD  Oceanview Double With Balcony
BD  Balcony
BE  Oceanview Double With Balcony
BE  Balcony
BF  Oceanview Double With Balcony
BF  Balcony
C  Oceanview Deluxe
CC  Oceanview Deluxe
D  Oceanview Double
DD  Oceanview Deluxe
E  Oceanview Double
EE  Oceanview Double
F  Oceanview Double
FF  Oceanview Double
G  Oceanview Double
GG  Oceanview Double
HH  Oceanview Double
I  Interior Double
IA  Interior
IB  Interior
IC  Interior
IC  Interior
ID  Interior
IE  Interior
IF  Interior
II  Interior Double
J  Interior Double
JJ  Interior Double
K  Interior Double
L  Interior Double
M  Interior Double
M4  Mini-Suite with Balcony
MA  Mini-Suite with Balcony
MB  Mini-Suite with Balcony
ME  Mini-Suite with Balcony
N  Interior Double
O4  Premium Oceanview
O5  Premium Oceanview
O6  Premium Oceanview
OC  Oceanview
OE  Oceanview
OF  Oceanview
OW  Oceanview (Obstructed View)
S2  Owner's suite with Balcony
S3  Penthouse suite with Balcony
S4  Penthouse Suite


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Princess Sun Princess Deck Plans

Staterooms: Sun Princess

Princess Cruises - Sun Princess : Balcony
Balcony
Two lower beds, which make up into a queen-size bed. Sitting area with desk. Balcony. Television. Refrigerator. Spacious closet.
Princess Cruises - Sun Princess : Interior
Interior
Two beds, which make up into a queen-size bed. TV. Refrigerator. Spacious closet.
Princess Cruises - Sun Princess : Interior Double
Interior Double
Two beds, which make up into a queen-size bed. TV. Refrigerator. Spacious closet. Approximately 135 to 148 square feet.
Princess Cruises - Sun Princess : Mini-Suite With Balcony
Mini-Suite With Balcony
Twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed. Sitting room area with sofa bed and balcony for entertaining. Two TV's. Refrigerator. Spacious closet. Bath with two sinks and tub and shower. Approximately 516 to 695 square feet including balcony.
Princess Cruises - Sun Princess : Oceanview
Oceanview
Two lower beds, which make up into a queen-size bed. TV. Refrigerator. Spacious closet. Picture window (categories GG-HH obstructed).
Princess Cruises - Sun Princess : Oceanview (Obstructed View)
Oceanview (Obstructed View)
Oceanview staterooms with partially or obstructed views are a great value. They feature a picture window providing natural light and added ambience. You'll find them comfortable and welcoming with all the amenities of an interior stateroom.
Princess Cruises - Sun Princess : Oceanview Deluxe
Oceanview Deluxe
Similar to the oceanview double, deluxe staterooms are larger with the same features in a different layout. Approximately 173 square feet.
Princess Cruises - Sun Princess : Oceanview Double
Oceanview Double
Two lower beds, which make up into a queen-size bed. TV. Refrigerator. Spacious closet. Picture window (categories GG-HH obstructed). Approximately 135 to 155 square feet.
Princess Cruises - Sun Princess : Oceanview Double With Balcony
Oceanview Double With Balcony
Two lower beds, which make up into a queen-size bed. Sitting area with desk. Balcony. Television. Refrigerator. Spacious closet. Approximately 179 square feet including balcony.
Princess Cruises - Sun Princess : Owner's suite with Balcony
Owner's suite with Balcony
Twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed. Sitting room area with sofa bed and balcony for entertaining. Two TV's. Refrigerator. Spacious closet. Bathroom with two sinks and tub and shower.
Princess Cruises - Sun Princess : Penthouse Suite
Penthouse Suite
Twin beds (convert to queen), separate seating area with sofa bed, complimentary mini bar set up, walk in closet with personal safe, CD/DVD player with access to complimentary DVD library, two flat panel satellite TVs, refrigerator, writing deck and phone.
Princess Cruises - Sun Princess : Penthouse suite with Balcony
Penthouse suite with Balcony
Twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed. Sitting room area with sofa bed and balcony for entertaining. Two TV's. Refrigerator. Spacious closet. Bathroom with two sinks and tub and shower.
Princess Cruises - Sun Princess : Premium Oceanview
Premium Oceanview
Similar to the oceanview double, deluxe staterooms are larger with the same features in a different layout.

Other Dates: Sun Princess

Date
Bonus
Itinerary Name
Inside From
Outside From
Select
October 30, 2014 --- 13 Night New Zealand Cruise $1599 $2099
November 25, 2014 --- 14 Night South Pacific Cruise $1499 $1599
December 9, 2014 --- 7 Night Australia Cruise $1175 $1538
December 29, 2014 --- 13 Night New Zealand Cruise $2199 $2699
January 24, 2015 --- 14 Night South Pacific Cruise $1999 $2599
February 7, 2015 --- 13 Night New Zealand Cruise $1799 $2299
April 14, 2015 --- 13 Night South Pacific Cruise $2039 $2469
April 14, 2015 --- 15 Night South Pacific Cruise $2349 $2849
April 29, 2015 --- 42 Night Far East Cruise $5999 $7499
June 8, 2015 --- 10 Night Queensland $1429 $1789
June 10, 2015 --- 10 Night Queensland $1299 $1699
June 18, 2015 --- 2 Night Australia Coastal $259 $339
July 4, 2015 --- 10 Night South Pacific Cruise $1349 $1749
July 14, 2015 --- 35 Night Transpacific Cruise $6048 $7698
July 14, 2015 --- 37 Night Transpacific Cruise $6279 $8028
August 20, 2015 --- 10 Night Australia Cruise $1449 $1849
August 30, 2015 --- 7 Night Queensland $999 $1099
October 25, 2015 --- 15 Night Northern Explorer $2249 $2749
November 9, 2015 --- 15 Night Far East Cruise $2399 $2899
November 24, 2015 --- 26 Night Far East Cruise $3799 $4879
December 20, 2015 --- 15 Night Far East Cruise $2799 $3299
January 4, 2016 --- 4 Night Australia Coastal $549 $699
January 8, 2016 --- 46 Night Indian Ocean Cruise $7999 $9499

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