Just off of the SUN.
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For all us future Sun cruiser who cant get enough information and who are waiting with baited breath....
Sharon and Scott
Sun Princess 10-9-2005
Diamond Princess 11-27-2004
The movies were as follows:
Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow
Shall We Dance
The production shows were very good.
Welcome Aboard Show
Curtain Up (a salute to broadway)
Tribute (a salute to music greats)
What kind of cabin did you have, where on the ship, and also how did you like it?Our cabin was B233. Inside on the baja deck. The layout of the room makes it difficult to arrange the beds in the Queen configuration. It is difficult to get in and out of the bed. We were in a catagory JJ. Location was near the front of the ship.
Did they put a new stage on the Sun Princess? I thought Tribute could only be done on the newer stages that split and raise? That would be cool if they did.No to the new stage.
They used portable staircases that split into different configurations. Very well done.
Howwas the weather while you were on the Sun? Who is the cruise director now? I heard that Dan Gibbons was getting off on 2/27.
The CD on 2/17-2/27 was Dan. I don't know about his leaving.
Weather..... now that's a long discussion. We left Fort Lauderdale to high winds and moderate temps. First stop was PC and the weather was in the mid 70s. Days 2 through 8 were warmer (high 70s to low 80s) but windy. Winds were 15 to 30 knots most of the trip. The result was a lot more motion than we had experienced over the last 4 cruises. The weather finally settled down on days 8 and 9. (calm seas and warm temps) I don't mean to scare anyone with the wind story. It was a problem if you were walking on the prominade deck or wanted to lay out on the top deck. There is plenty of shelter near the riviera pool. The motion from the wind and waves was not enough to ruin our trip.
I have seen your post on another thread where you don't seem satisfied with Princess. Can you explain?
I wanted to think about some of the things that I experienced before I went on about them. First, let me say that I have never been on a bad cruise. With the market being what it is, we all have many choices as to our vacation experiences. My overall impression of Princess was not up to precruise expectations.
I was the group coordinator for a group of 16 people on the Sun Princess 2/17/05. This was my first Princess cruise. (7th overall) I had heard good things about Princess from previous Princess cruisers.
One of the things that disappointed me about Princess was my first impression of the bar service. From the time of embarkation (1:00) untill just before sail away, every bar server was carrying and pushing a glass for their soda card. No tropical drinks---no cruise feel. The bar service in general was not friendly. The servers seemed to be DOING THEIR JOB but did not seem to enjoy it. Did this ruin my cruise?? Heck no. But I will say that sailaway on my previous NCL & Celebrity cruises was memorable. A couple of the ladies traveling with us found a server in the casino that they enjoyed.
How about another example of CUSTOMER SERVICE. We were getting ready to disembark at St Kitts. I needed to cash a travelers check to have cash on the island. The rep at the pursers desk cashed my 100.00 check. A traveling companion stopped at the pursers desk 5 minutes later and ask for a 50.00 bill to broken into smaller bills. They told him that they could not change his bill. They did not have enough change. I personally saw a cash drawer full of money.(maybe a little light on singles but plenty of other denominations. Why lie to your customer. Another traveling companion was told the same thing a short time later. They told this passenger that the man that had the key to the safe was not there. Did this ruin my cruise?? Heck no. But why lie to us???? (maybe lie is too strong a word to use. Maybe I should say that they told us a story because they didn't care and thought we were stupid.)
Overall we had a great cruise. Did the staff impress us?? Not really. (except for our dinner servers)
I actually like the way Princess does bar service. I find on the other cruise lines you are constantly being hawked to buy a drink. On Princess they are totally unobtrusive. If I want a drink I walk over to the bar and get it when I'm ready.
As far as the sail away drinks I don't miss them either. Why would I want to buy a drink that a waiter has been carrying around for who knows how long on a tray??
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