Sun Princess is a graceful, mid-sized ship with many of the most popular Princess Cruises features, such as exceptional cuisine by Chef Curtis Stone, the eye-opening Discovery at SEA programs, as well as the adults-only haven, The Sanctuary. Foodies will love a Sun Princess cruise, as the ship also includes Chocolate Journeys, the exclusive-to-Princess chocolate experience by world renowned chocolatier Norman Love. Sun Princess also presents guests with a stunning, four-level atrium in the centre of the ship, as well as a number of excellent dining venues, some great entertainment, and plenty of places to just relax and enjoy the journey. Below you’ll find a brief guide to what you can expect aboard a Sun Princess cruise.
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Sun Princess Onboard Experiences
Dining and bars
Sun Princess offers passengers a combination of both complimentary and specialty dining, with an impressive array of options across the board. In the Main Dining Room, you can choose between Traditional Dining – same time and table throughout your voyage – and the more flexible Anytime Dining, and also enjoy the treats offered at other complimentary food venues such as Amuleto Cafe for coffee, cake and snacks or Sun Princess favourite, Terrace Grill. Specialty dining includes Share, Chef Curtis Stone’s first restaurant at sea, the highly-regarded Sterling Steakhouse, and Kai Seafood Bar. Sun Princess is also home to a good selection of stylish and comfortable bars and lounges, such as Crooners Bar for that Sinatra-esque, Rat Pack fix; Riviera Bar, overlooking the main pool; and Shooting Stars Disco for those who fancy a night on the tiles.
There are plenty of things to do aboard Sun Princess. At the more leisurely end of the spectrum, you could choose a book from one of the 2,000 housed in the Library, and cosy up somewhere for a good read. There are also art auctions to attend, shops to browse through, freshwater pools and hot tubs to enjoy, as well as the fascinating Discovery at SEA programs, featuring stargazing on the top deck as well as activities based around hit shows such as Shark Week and Finding Bigfoot. The Atrium is a great place to people-watch over a coffee, or you could book in for a professional group photo session with your family and friends, and take home some unforgettable portraits.
Kids and families
Sun Princess has a load of family-friendly activities, as well as wonderful programs for young children, tweens and teens. Camp Discovery is home base for children aged 3 to 12, who are then divided into two smaller groups based on age group. Teens aged 13 to 17 will love the Beach House, while young adults 18 to 20 will feel right at home at Club 1820. Discovery at Sea programs provide fun for the whole family, and Sun Princess also offers family-oriented complimentary dining family-friendly room configurations.
Fitness and wellbeing
With all the facilities aboard Sun Princess that are geared toward health and wellbeing, you’ll be able to return from your cruise renewed and refreshed. Exclusive to Princess, the Lotus Spa Fitness Centre is filled with state-of-the-art fitness equipment and also offers a range of exercise classes including yoga, Pilates and TRX Suspension Training. If pampering is more of what you had in mind, the Lotus Spa offers a variety of relaxing treatments such as facials, aroma stone therapy massages detoxifying ocean wraps and more.
Shows and nightlife
You’ll find a number of options for a great night’s entertainment aboard a Sun Princess cruise. Sit back and be dazzled by world-class, Broadway-style productions in the Princess Theater, performed by a stellar cast. You can also settle in to some of the more intimate venues to enjoy live music, stand-up comedy – maybe even a little dancing? For a more relaxing night, you could enjoy Movies Under the Stars or try your luck in the Casino. One of the highlights aboard Sun Princess is Crooners Bar, which evokes the era of Sinatra and the Rat Pack, complete with live piano music, cocktails and martinis.
Services and accessibility
Sun Princess offers several accessible features for passengers in mobility scooters or wheelchairs. A number of staterooms provide full wheelchair-turning space, as well as other accessible features. While Princess Cruises makes every effort to accommodate guests with special needs, lift-equipped transportation options are limited so arrangements must be secured in advance. Please consult your Flight Centre Cruise Expert for more information regarding accessibility on Sun Princess cruises.
Aboard Sun Princess, cabins are grouped according to the following categories: Suite, Club Class, Mini Suite, Balcony, Oceanview and Interior. Suites and Mini Suites come with a sitting area and desk and many of the Sun Princess cabins include the blissfully comfortable Princess Luxury Bed. Club Class is like a Mini Suite with extra perks such as premier dining, and interior staterooms are the most affordable option, featuring two twin beds or a queen-size bed.