Cruise Ship Inspection: Sea Princess

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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.

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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.

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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.

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To check out more features of the newly refurbished cruise ship Sea Princess, click here.

To see a similar article on Royal Caribbean's cruise ship Voyager of the Seas, click here. 

Sally Cochrane

Sally is a Brisvegas (Brisbane, Australia) born travel blogger and founder of Travel Blog Squad, an online community for travel bloggers. Among many other experiences, she has skied down the Austrian Alps on Christmas day, gone for a ride in an army tank through the mud in Slovakia, woken up before dawn to see the sunrise over Angkor Wat and attended university in Mexico. Hola! Her non-travel-related interests include tea (of any and every kind), TED Talks and running at her local Parkrun.