Sun Princess - along with its sister ships Dawn and Sea - has more than 400 balcony staterooms, so you can wake up to your own exclusive vista. Take a dip in one of three spacious pools or spend your evening at one of the show lounges with unique performances each night. Dining options are also plentiful, including two formal dining rooms, the Sterling Steakhouse and the 24-hour Horizon Court. And don't miss the Lotus Spa for some pampering.
- 240volt Australian Power Point
- Air Conditioning
- Electric Current 110 AC
- Hair Dryer
- Star Rating: 4
- Cruise Type: Contemporary
- Maiden Voyage: December 1995
- Refurbished: 2013
- Tonnage: 77,499 tonnes
- Length: 856 ft
- Beam: 106 ft
- Draft: 26 ft
- Speed: 19 knots
- Ship Registration: Bermuda
- Passenger Space: 39.49 ft/pass
- Passenger Capacity (dbl): 1950
- Crew Size:
- Nationality of Crew: International
- Nationality of Officers: British / Italian
- Nationality of Dining Staff: International
- Onboard Currency: Australian Dollars
Date Cruise Nights 20 Mar 14 Sun, Queensland Cruise ex Sydney Return 10 nights More info 30 Mar 14 Sun, Australia & Asia ex Sydney to Japan (Kobe) 22 nights More info 30 Mar 14 Sun, Australia & Asia ex Sydney to Singapore 12 nights More info 30 Mar 14 Sun, Australia & Asia ex Sydney to Hong Kong 17 nights More info 11 Apr 14 Sun, Southeast Asia & Japan ex Singapore to Kobe 10 nights More info 21 Apr 14 Sun, Ryukyu Islands & Taiwan ex Kobe (Japan) Return 8 nights More info 29 Apr 14 Sun, Ryukyu Islands & Taiwan ex Kobe (Japan) Return 8 nights More info 7 May 14 Sun, Ryukyu Islands & Taiwan ex Kobe (Japan) Return 8 nights More info 15 May 14 Sun, Ryukyu Islands & Taiwan ex Kobe (Japan) Return 8 nights More info 23 May 14 Sun, Ryukyu Islands & Taiwan ex Kobe (Japan) Return 8 nights More info 31 May 14 Sun, Ryukyu Islands & Taiwan ex Kobe (Japan) Return 8 nights More info 8 Jun 14 Sun, Ryukyu Islands & Taiwan ex Kobe (Japan) Return 8 nights More info 16 Jun 14 Sun, Circle Kyushu ex Kobe (Japan) Return 8 nights More info 24 Jun 14 Sun, Japan Repositioning ex Kobe to Otaru 4 nights More info 28 Jun 14 Sun, Round Hokkaido ex Otaru Return 7 nights More info 5 Jul 14 Sun, Round Hokkaido ex Otaru Return 7 nights More info 12 Jul 14 Sun, Round Hokkaido ex Otaru Return 7 nights More info 19 Jul 14 Sun, Round Hokkaido ex Otaru Return 7 nights More info 26 Jul 14 Sun, Round Hokkaido ex Otaru Return 7 nights More info 2 Aug 14 Sun, Round Hokkaido ex Otaru Return 7 nights More info 9 Aug 14 Sun, Round Hokkaido ex Otaru Return 7 nights More info 16 Aug 14 Sun, Round Hokkaido ex Otaru Return 7 nights More info 23 Aug 14 Sun, Round Hokkaido ex Otaru Return 7 nights More info 30 Aug 14 Sun, Round Hokkaido ex Otaru Return 7 nights More info 6 Sep 14 Sun, Round Hokkaido ex Otaru Return 7 nights More info 13 Sep 14 Sun, Round Hokkaido ex Otaru Return 7 nights More info 20 Sep 14 Sun, Japan Repositioning ex Otaru to Kobe 4 nights More info 13 Oct 14 Sun, Asia & Australia ex Hong Kong to Sydney 17 nights More info 30 Oct 14 Sun, New Zealand Cruise ex Sydney Roundtrip 13 nights More info 12 Nov 14 Sun, New Zealand Cruise ex Sydney Roundtrip 13 nights More info 25 Nov 14 Sun, Fiji & Sth Pacific Cruise ex Sydney Return 14 nights More info 9 Dec 14 Sun, Tasmania Cruise ex Sydney Return 7 nights More info 16 Dec 14 Sun, Fiji & South Pacific ex Sydney Return 13 nights More info 29 Dec 14 Sun, New Zealand Cruise ex Sydney Roundtrip 13 nights More info 11 Jan 15 Sun, New Zealand Cruise ex Sydney Roundtrip 13 nights More info 24 Jan 15 Sun, Fiji & Sth Pacific Cruise ex Sydney Return 14 nights More info 7 Feb 15 Sun, New Zealand Cruise ex Sydney Return 13 nights More info 20 Feb 15 Sun, Fiji & Sth Pacific Cruise ex Sydney Return 14 nights More info 6 Mar 15 Sun, New Zealand Cruise ex Sydney Roundtrip 13 nights More info 19 Mar 15 Sun, New Zealand Cruise ex Sydney Roundtrip 13 nights More info 1 Apr 15 Sun, Australia & Asia ex Sydney to Singapore 14 nights More info 1 Apr 15 Sun, Australia & Asia ex Sydney to Kobe 24 nights More info 15 Apr 15 Sun, Southeast Asia & Japan ex Singapore to Kobe 10 nights More info 15 Apr 15 Sun, Southeast Asia ex Singapore to Hong Kong 5 nights More info 20 Apr 15 Sun, China & Japan ex Hong Kong to Kobe 5 nights More info
The four-story Grand Plaza atrium features an inviting reception desk, circular marble foyer, glass elevators, circular floating staircase, stained glass dome, and magnificent carpets for elegant cruising.
Princess specialty Boutiques offer passengers an opportunity for a wonderful duty free shopping experience while they cruise. All passengers are invited to take a moment to discover the fabulous collection of well-known brands such as Majorica, Fossil, Lladro, and Swarovski. Our collection of Cosmetic and Fragrances includes Issey Miyake, Chanel, Christian Dior, Clinique, Lancome and Estee Lauder. The Fine Jewelry Boutique features an exquisite selection of emeralds, tanzanites, and other exotic gemstones with exclusive one-of-a-kind pieces as well as itinerary specific collections. Fashion Boutiques include assortments in both Formal Apparel and Resort Wear, an incredible array of fashion jewelry and accessories, and well-known brands such as Nautica, Prima Classe, and Tommy Bahama.
Notice the ball jump, doll house, castle and activity areas that make up the action-packed Fun Zone children's center.
Aptly named, the Grand Casino offers a dazzling display of neon lights, lavish decor and scintillating array of gaming tables and slot machines.
The gymnasium, health center and aerobics area wrap around the pool and feature saunas, massage rooms and the latest high-tech exercise equipment.
The Horizon Court is an international Lido Cafe with indoor and outdoor seating, an evening entertainment area with a dance floor, and bar, a skylight to the stars, and a 24-hour menu.
Pamper yourself from head to toe with a Sweedish Massage, or a relaxing facial. You'll find a full range of personalized spa and beauty services at Grand's Lotus Spa.
Lotus Spa Pool
The Riviera deck boasts three large pools, four whirlpool spas, a waterfall, a bandstand, an island bar, an ice-cream kiosk and more.
Marquis Dining Room
The Marquis Dining Room with its intimate dining areas, etched glass, granite borders, decorative light sconces and rich wood tones exudes ambiance and charm. The identical Sicilian Dining Room is directly below.
The Princess Theatre is a full theatre at sea with a 36-foot proscenium arch stage, comfortable, perfect-view seating and lavish art-deco decor.
The wood-panelled Bay View Reading Room features private reading and "books on tape" listening chairs, each with its own bay-window view.
The Riviera deck is a sun-worshipper's paradise. Located midship, the Riviera pool and bar offer the perfect setting for non-stop activities or for pure relaxation.
The ceiling of this rotunda invites you into the Grand Casino. It's also the entry point into other areas of the ship.
Shooting Stars Disco
Soak up the atmosphere as you look around the Shooting Stars Disco with its intimate seating, video screen dance floor, and sit-up bar.
Verdi's pizzeria features flagstone floors, decorative wrought-iron grillwork, a central location on the top level of the atrium lobby and delicious, freshly-baked pizzas, wine and beer.
Lots of brass, leather, wood and ship memorabilia give the Wheelhouse Bar its classic, nautical feel. It's the perfect meeting place for a dance, a drink and new-found friends.
Level Deck Plans Level 11 Aloha Deck Level 10 Baja Deck Level 09 Caribe Deck Level 08 Dolphin Deck Level 06 Emerald Deck Level 14 Lido Deck Level 05 Plaza Deck Level 07 Promenade Deck Level 12 Riviera Deck Level 15 Sun Deck
NBNB - on Sun and Dawn Princess evening dining is fixed with the choice of early (6pm) or late (8pm) sittings. Guests still have the option to book at other times at the specialty restaurants.
INTRODUCING A REVOLUTION IN CRUISE DINING
Welcome to a new dining experience in cruising. One that gives you the freedom to choose where, when, and with whom you wish to dine. On Princess, you are offered a variety of choices. In fact, on some ships there are up to nine different dining options to choose from. And, more importantly, you can select a seating option that's based on your schedule.
WHICH DINING CHOICE DO YOU PREFER?
In the main dining rooms, there are two options for dinner: Traditional Fixed Seating and Anytime DiningSM. If you enjoy the traditional option of having the same table partners and waiters throughout your cruise, select Traditional Fixed Seating. This dining option features award winning Princess cuisine and offers a choice of two seating times, 6:30 p.m. or 8:30 p.m.
When you select Anytime Dining, you choose your dining style-whether you prefer to dine alone or with newfound friends-anytime between 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. This option features the same award winning cuisine as the Traditional Fixed Seating.
Whichever dining option you choose, you'll enjoy the same delectable menus and follow the same dress code in the dining rooms each night. Traditional Fixed Seating or Anytime Dining? The choice is yours. Simply let your travel agent know your preference when you book your cruise.
Enjoy the time-honored custom of afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, pastries, scones, cookies, music and whiteglove service. It's the perfect interlude between sunning and swimming out on deck and a star-studded evening at sea. Enjoy your choice of a wide selection of premium teas- from Earl Grey to your favorite herbal infusion. And of course there's coffee if you prefer. The choice is up to you.
Princess is happy to meet your request for low-sodium, low-fat, low-sugar, and vegetarian diets. In addition, kosher meals (frozen entrees only) and baby food are available upon advance written request. Any other special diet requests must be authorized in advance by the Princess corporate office. Please ask your travel agent to advise Princess in writing at least four weeks before you sail of any requests for special diets to accommodate medical needs or allergies. For Exotics cruises, please advise in writing of any special dietary requirements at least two months prior. Please note that baby formula is not available onboard. Once onboard, please check with the Maître d'Hotel to confirm your request.
Princess has made it easier than ever to know what to pack and what to wear when you're onboard. There are two designations for dress codes: if dress is Smart Casual, passengers dress as they would for a fine restaurant at home. Appropriate attire includes skirts/dresses, slacks, and sweaters or blouses for ladies and pants and openneck shirts for men. A jacket and tie is optional. In the dining room, items such as cutoff T-shirts, shorts, halter tops, and jeans are not permitted; shoes must be worn at all times. On Formal nights, appropriate attire includes evening gowns and cocktail dresses for ladies and tuxedos, slacks with dinner jackets, or suits for men. Princess offers formal wear rental on all itineraries; this can arranged prior to your cruise. See the chart below for a general evening attire schedule.
CRUISE LENGTH FORMAL SMART CASUAL
2-6 Days 1 Evening 1-5 Evenings
7-13 Days 2 Evenings 5-11 Evenings
14-20 Days 3 Evenings 11-17 Evenings
21-28 Days 4 Evenings 17-24 Evenings
29+ Days 5 Evenings minimum 24+ Evenings
A BOAT LOAD OF FUN
When you cruise on Princess you'll find completely equipped Youth and Teen Centers. There's everything from arts and crafts corners, games tables, movies, and splash pools to Teen Centers with ping-pong tables, juke boxes, and all the latest video games.*
Toddlers' are even offered a play area, special outdoor deck area, splash pool, and video games. Teens have their own "Off Limits" special hideouts: Cyberspace, The Fast Lane, and Wired are guaranteed to give them the time of their lives. In addition to all these features, kids on Grand and Golden Princess will also enjoy their own deck space with a whale's tail splash pool. And teens have a separate jacuzzi and deck area just for them.
All Youth and Teen Centers are fully supervised by staff of Youth Activities Coordinators.
Children are welcome on all Princess ships, but facilities vary. Pacific, Royal and Tahitian Princess do not have dedicated Youth and Teen Centers. However, when 20 or more children ages 3 to 17 are traveling on Pacific, Royal or Tahitian, they will enjoy a varied schedule of supervised activities organized by a Youth Activities Coordinator.
Children under 3 are not permitted in the Youth Center unless accompanied by a parent at all times. Youth Center staff cannot administer medication, bottle feed, change diapers, or provide meal service.* Private babysitting is not available on any Princess ship.
FAMILY CRUISING TIPS
Anytime Dining is recommended for families who want to dine together so that children may fully participate in the evening youth activities (starting at 7 p.m).
The dining alternatives aboard the ships allow parents the freedom to spend time with their children while they eat an early dinner in the pizzeria, in the 24-hour restaurant offering a special children's menu, in the stateroom with 24-hour room service, or in one of the many alternative dining locations. After taking their children to the supervised Youth Center, parents can enjoy dining on their own in the elegant dining rooms.
Many shore excursions have been selected with family cruisers in mind. Discounted rates for children and "family-friendly" activities are available to make the most of your time in port.
On embarkation day, the Princess Kids schedule for the entire cruise will be delivered to your stateroom.
Don't miss the orientation and registration meeting on the first night of your cruise. You and your children can meet the Youth Staff and learn more about the exciting shipboard programs.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Caribbean, Coral, Dawn, Diamond, Island, Golden, Grand, Regal, Sapphire, Star and Sun Princess Centers are open at sea 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; 2-5 p.m.; 7 p.m.-1 a.m for children ages 3-17.**
**US$5.00 per child per hour group babysitting charge from 10:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. for youth passengers ages 3-12.
Caribbean, Coral, Dawn, Diamond, Island, Golden, Grand, Regal, Sapphire, Star and Sun Princess Centers are open while in port 8 a.m.-5 p.m. without charge. A supervised, complimentary lunch service is available with parental consent.
Royal, Pacific and Tahitian Princess (Program available when 20 or more children are sailing). Activities from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.; 2 p.m.-5 p.m.; 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. while at sea. Activities in port are available from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. A supervised, complimentary lunch service is available with parental consent.
As part of the Princess Kids program, Junior cruisers will also be able to participate in two special dinner evenings designed for each age group.
Younger passengers will enjoy dinner without parents and in the company of newfound friends and counselors in one of their ship's many eateries.
For teens, one of the two evenings will feature a special evening get-together in one of the main dining rooms, complete with group photograph and a night out to enjoy Princess' many evening offerings.
ADDITIONAL REMINDERS Children under 3 are not permitted in the Youth Center unless accompanied by a parent at all times. Youth Center staff cannot administer medication, bottle feed, change diapers, or provide meal service.* Private babysitting is not available on any Princess ship.
Princess Pelicans, ages 3 to 7, are entertained with non-stop activities:
Arts and crafts Galley tours
Movies and cartoons
Hall of Fame tournaments
Backstage tours Birthday parties
Afternoon ice cream Disco night
Princess Pirateers, ages 8 to 12, are always busy with activities such as:
Arts and crafts Galley tours
Movies and cartoons
Scavenger hunts Video games
Hall of Fame tournaments
Backstage tours Birthday parties
Afternoon ice cream
Edutainment programs and services
PRINCESS TEENS - OFF LIMITS
Off Limits, designed for teens ages 13 to 17, offers a wide range of activities:
Bop 'til you drop teen-only disco
The dating game
T-shirt painting Pizza party
Karaoke and lip-sync shows
Casino night Video games