Last Friday I had the privilege of boarding Princess Cruises Sea Princess for the day. As a travel agent, ship inspections are a great opportunity for the cruise line to show us what it is they believe passengers will appreciate about their facilities, dining, activities and most importantly their service.
Undergoing a recent refurbishment in October 2015 in Singapore, the public areas of the Sea Princess are immaculate. The rooms are still a little tired but I am sure these will get refurbished in due time. A major new addition, one that will be celebrated by sports lovers I am sure, is the Legends sports bar which was transformed from what was previously the nightclub. The various LED TVs display tennis, AFL, NRL, cricket and other sporting matches during the day. Late into the night this area transforms back into a nightclub with a dance floor and DJ. Beer lovers will also rejoice with access to 14 varieties of beer at the bar.
Other new additions include a whisky bar called the 'The Nook', Amuleto Cafe offering cakes, pastries and sandwiches and a New Zealand Natural outlet by the main pool. Better yet, for ever sale made at New Zealand Natural, a donation is made to aid in the Christchurch earthquake relief.
My tip: check out 'The Sanctuary', Princess Cruise's Mediterranean inspired, adults only day spa. For a small fee per session you will have access to a 'Serenity Steward' to tend to your every need, a personal MP3 player with noise cancelling headphones, fruit-infused water and healthy snacks.