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Old January 26th, 2006, 04:59 PM
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Default Sun or Coral Princess?

We booked a 10-night cruise on Sun Princess for Dec. 28, 2006 and got only an Oceanview room w/ balcony. The mini-suite and suites couldn't fit 4 people which we were disappointed in. We found that for 189sq feet was a little small for 4 people, so we cancelled and booked for a Mini-suite on Coral Princess a day earlier, on the same length, for 306 sq feet. However we only paid about $300 less. So would it of been worth it to stay on Sun Princess in a smaller cabin? Or did we make a good decision? Which ship in general is better, Sun or Coral?
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Old January 26th, 2006, 05:04 PM
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You made a great choice.. Conde Nest Traveler magazine rated the Coral Princess the number one large Princess ship.. She is a great lady..
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Old January 26th, 2006, 05:17 PM
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Don't change your mind...we'll have a great time on the Coral. I have heard mainly good things, as Largin suggests.
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Old January 26th, 2006, 05:22 PM
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I do like the Sun Princess, and think the Coral (or Island) Princess is even better.
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Old January 26th, 2006, 05:37 PM
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Thanks a lot, we were worried that we made a mistake. And yep, we will have a great time Still can't wait!!!!
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Old January 26th, 2006, 06:52 PM
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Good choice ! You will love the Coral and her Panama Canal itinerary. She is our favorite ship so far and the trip was also our favorite.
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Old January 26th, 2006, 07:11 PM
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The Coral Princess - my favorite ship!
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Old January 26th, 2006, 07:17 PM
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Another vote for the Coral.

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Old January 27th, 2006, 10:04 AM
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Been on the Sun liked her--leave Thursday on the Coral--will write back and tell you the difference.
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Old January 27th, 2006, 11:24 AM
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Also been on the Sun. Looking forward to the Coral on 4/3.
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Old January 27th, 2006, 12:46 PM
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Well, I'm glad we switched. Thanks for your reviews, I'm really looking forward to them. Soo excited!!!
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I been on both the Sun and the Coral. I have to say that I enjoyed both, but overall the Coral is my favourite Princess ship. If only Princess would build more Coral/Island Princess ships.
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Old January 27th, 2006, 07:29 PM
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CORAL Class ships...YES!!!
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Old January 27th, 2006, 07:52 PM
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I been on both the Sun and the Coral. I have to say that I enjoyed both, but overall the Coral is my favourite Princess ship. If only Princess would build more Coral/Island Princess ships.
These are my thoughts exactly - I would sail either in a heart beat but prefer the Coral/Island Princess.
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Old January 27th, 2006, 08:09 PM
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Been on the Sun and Dawn and have the Coral and Sea booked! I've heard so many good things about the Coral that I think it will be my favorite with the Sun class coming a very very close second!
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