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A cruise holiday sounds good, but which Princess ship is best?

A cruise holiday sounds good, but which Princess ship is best?

Sailing off on a cruise holiday is one of the finest ways to relax and unwind without having to think too much about anything else. But where do you start if you’ve never booked a cruise before? With so many cruise brands, ships and locations available it can get a little overwhelming working out where to begin if you’re a first-time cruiser.

We’ve put a spotlight on two of our favourite and most popular Princess Cruises ships, Sun Princess and Sapphire Princess to give you a taste of what both ships offer and maybe just convince you to try one of them out.

Princess Cruises: Sapphire Princess vs.. Sun Princess

Sapphire Princess

Sapphire Princess is one of Princess Cruises most popular ships

Ain’t she pretty? We love this ship and for good reason too! Sapphire Princess was named ‘Best Cruise Ship For First Timers’ and ‘Best for Cabins’ in 2019 which is a pretty big deal considering the number of ships available to cruisers.

With a length of 290m, if stood on its side Sapphire Princess would be taller than Melbournes 2nd tallest building, the Rialto Building. That’s a whole lot of ship to explore!

There’s plenty to keep you entertained onboard including the Scholarship@Sea programme which offers activities like ceramic classes, card games and trivia competitions.

If you’re thinking about exploring Asia via cruise then Sapphire Princess is a great option. She travels to ports in Southeast Asia, including but not limited to Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City.

Sun Princess Facts:

Sun Princess is one of Princess Cruises oldest and most loved ships.

Did you know: Sun Princess was the first Princess ship to be based full time in Australia. When she first arrived in Sydney during 2007 she was also the first ship to sail underneath the Harbour Bridge.

She features an amazing outdoor wraparound promenade deck, enabling cruisers to walk right around the ship and take in the gorgeous surrounding views.

Every 7 days Sun Princess guests consume 40 tonnes of food and drink:

  • 10,000 bottles of wine & champagne
  • 10,000 cans of soft drink
  • 2500 litres of milk
  • 25,000 eggs
  • 500kg bacon + much more…

So, have you worked out which ship suits you and your holiday needs best? Explore Asia by cruise onboard the award-winning Sapphire Princess, or cruise to classic Pacific Island destinations on the popular Sun Princess. With Princess Cruises recent 2020/2021 cruise itineraries and onshore excursions announced you have even more reason to lock in your next cruise escape.

Are you cruising onboard Sun Princess or Sapphire Princess? Let us know in the comments below.

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Travelling the world one cruise at a time! I'm a massive foodie so onboard a cruise you'll most likely find me scoffing food at the buffet or trying all the cocktails onboard. My dream cruise destination would definitely be through Alaska, the wildlife and scenery would be so epic

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