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A cruise I had wanted to do for a long time, I thoroughly enjoyed the ports of call, Geraldton, Broome, anchor in the Kimberleys, Darwin, Cairns and Alotau. Loved the locals and all their attention in Geraldton, along with their $5 hop on hop off bus - best value of the trip. Due to a medical emergency we missed out on Port Douglas, and instead of mooring offshore in Cairns, we actually docked in town. Question why we couldn't have done that anyway? Something to do with tides etc perhaps. Dining and our table of 8 were a lovely bunch, as Pam said, it's like sitting down with the family each night - catching up on what everyone had done during the day. Wish I could say the same about our waiters - why couldn't they remember (it was a 16 day cruise) that I was the only one who never had pepper - my patience did run out a little towards the end. Our wine waiter never knew what ingredients were in the martinis I requested - he had to go away to find out, then came back with half an answer. I wonder if their lack of care was a result of knowing they weren't getting extra tips - as the tips had been taken care of in our cruise fare. Other cruises we have done, the waiters knew everything about us the second day in. Cabin was small but adequate, and very sound proof - a definite bonus. Our attendant was also wonderful. The food was okay, yes plenty of it, but sometimes the eclectic mix didn't always add up to the best tasting food. Stand out were the pizzas in the Corniche Café. The entertainment was great the first time around, but several of the artists made repeat performances, which fell flat second time in. The sea days activities were good, but always the same. I mean, how many people wanted to do quilling each day? It would have been nice to have a bit more variety. Having said that, I liked nothing more than to laze on Deck 7 with my ipad, reading stories, then snoozing or gazing out at the gorgeous blue/green ocean sailing past. The main thing I disliked about the entire cruise (don't get me wrong I really did love our time onboard) apart from all the people who got a cold, then sneezed and coughed over everyone, was the airconditioning. Outside it was balmy with sea breezes, then step inside and freeze. So much so that when I succumbed to the lurgy onboard, I had to wear my coat to keep warm.

Just what I needed.

Sea Princess Cruise Review by Lucifer21

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A cruise I had wanted to do for a long time, I thoroughly enjoyed the ports of call, Geraldton, Broome, anchor in the Kimberleys, Darwin, Cairns and Alotau. Loved the locals and all their attention in Geraldton, along with their $5 hop on hop off bus - best value of the trip. Due to a medical emergency we missed out on Port Douglas, and instead of mooring offshore in Cairns, we actually docked in town. Question why we couldn't have done that anyway? Something to do with tides etc perhaps.

Dining and our table of 8 were a lovely bunch, as Pam said, it's like sitting down with the family each night - catching up on what everyone had done during the day. Wish I could say the same about our waiters - why couldn't they remember (it was a 16 day cruise) that I was the only one who never had pepper - my patience did run out a little towards the end.

Our wine waiter never knew what ingredients were in the martinis I requested - he had to go away to find out, then came back with half an answer. I wonder if their lack of care was a result of knowing they weren't getting extra tips - as the tips had been taken care of in our cruise fare. Other cruises we have done, the waiters knew everything about us the second day in.

Cabin was small but adequate, and very sound proof - a definite bonus. Our attendant was also wonderful.

The food was okay, yes plenty of it, but sometimes the eclectic mix didn't always add up to the best tasting food. Stand out were the pizzas in the Corniche Café.

The entertainment was great the first time around, but several of the artists made repeat performances, which fell flat second time in. The sea days activities were good, but always the same. I mean, how many people wanted to do quilling each day? It would have been nice to have a bit more variety. Having said that, I liked nothing more than to laze on Deck 7 with my ipad, reading stories, then snoozing or gazing out at the gorgeous blue/green ocean sailing past.

The main thing I disliked about the entire cruise (don't get me wrong I really did love our time onboard) apart from all the people who got a cold, then sneezed and coughed over everyone, was the airconditioning. Outside it was balmy with sea breezes, then step inside and freeze. So much so that when I succumbed to the lurgy onboard, I had to wear my coat to keep warm.
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