Photos of the Sea Princess maiden visit to Auckland, New Zealand

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#1
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Here are these photos I took when the Sea Princess made her maiden visit to Auckland, New Zealand on Monday, 10 October 2011.

The Rugby World Cup was on when I took these photos:











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#5
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Love the photos
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Even with the fog,love the photo's!
What a wonderful City Auckland is
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#7
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Originally posted by BLS
Even with the fog,love the photo's!
What a wonderful City Auckland is

She was back Auckland today...



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#8
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Thanks for the photos! We're planning on cruising on the Sea Princess next year to Alaska again.
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#9
Kailua,Hi 96734
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Originally posted by Kiwi Kruzer
She was back Auckland today...



What a beautiful day!
We've sailed (on the Star) from that very location. Stayed right thre at the Hilton, really made boarding easy
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#10
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Thanks for the great photos , there never seems to be that many pics of Sea Princess compared to all the other Princesses , thanks again , much enjoyed btw congrats on the World Cup win !
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Thanks for taking the time to take and post the photos, they are great.
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Great photos. I really miss the Sun and Dawn, now that they are down under I haven't been able to take a cruise on either. They are lovely ships.
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#13
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Originally posted by BLS
Even with the fog,love the photo's!
What a wonderful City Auckland is
That was rain!, it was very rainy when she left!

Originally posted by BuzzBuzzen
Thanks for the great photos , there never seems to be that many pics of Sea Princess compared to all the other Princesses ,
There could be more photos of the Sea Princess soon, as I hope to go down to see her again before we sail on her .
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Kiwi;

Great pictures. Thanks for posting.....

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She's pretty. Thanks for sharing...
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Originally posted by TorontoTL
Great photos. I really miss the Sun and Dawn, now that they are down under I haven't been able to take a cruise on either. They are lovely ships.
Yes, I also love this class of ship. Thanks so much for the great photos, Kiwi Cruiser.
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Thanks for posting these. We'll be on the Sea Princess in February out of Sydney to Fiji and the surrounding area.
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Dawn, Sun, and Sea Princess ship balconies are "HULL" balconies, they cut holes in the hull, and put a rail and panel on the edge of the hull.

Diamond, and the new Royal all have balconies attached to the HULL of the ship.

I like both the Hull balconies can provide more protection from the elements.

We will be on the Sea Princess in Aug. 2012 to Alaska.