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Howard

Howardasked

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Does sea princess sell very very low or zero alcohol on board if not can I bring zero alcohol beer onto the ship

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Ian M.
Ian M.

price of drinks onboard sea princess

Bob Burgess
Bob Burgess

Exorbitant

Ian
Ian

All drinks on Princess cruises are at the top end of the "extortionate" scale - but even so, you will most likely have to wait for an average of 8-10 minutes before being served. In some bars e.g. the sunset bar on Sun Princess, the staff are exceptionally surly.


Kath C

Kath Casked

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Do we pay tipping on a cruise from Brisbane to Perth ..is how much there will be 3 in a cabin

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C. McLaughlin
C. McLaughlin

No it is not compulsory to tip. We just find it better to tip the people you are in direct contact with as the cabin stewart, restaurant waitress/waiter. Many people think this is unfair, but these are the lowest paid people and are always ready to oblige your every need with a smile.


J.R.

J.R.asked

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How do the prices of Princess stack up against the other cruise ships?

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John H
John H

That's a hard one to answer, it depends on the sales prices you manage to get with the discounts, upgrades, free credits etc. I have found some excellent deals between P&O and Princess. In general though, they are very similar and stack up pretty much the same. The extra you may pay for Princess cruise you get back with more food options, for example, you pay for hamburgers and pizzas on P&O, they are free on Princess. There is a free room service menu in Princess. There are more free places to eat on Princess. Arguably the entertainment is slightly better on Princess (very subjective, depends what you like - we had a soprano and tenor on last time and they had amazing voices.


Thomo

Thomoasked

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Can anyone tell me the prices of slngle malt whisky at the shop on the Sea Princess? thank you for your help in advance

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Sam L
Sam L

Hi Thorno

I have travelled on Sea Princess many times and Single malt Whiskey is personally one of my favourite drinks and the version that can be bought is very fine. The price at the liquor shop on Sea Princess is $320. Now i know ypu may be thinking that this is very high but i can assure you the staff told me it was made from the finest belgian malt.

I Hope this helps you

Thomo
Thomo

Thanks for getting back to me I brought a bottle of Macallan single malt for $59.95 a good price when I arrived home I went on line and found the same bottle for $125.00 I was very happy with my price in the Sea Princess


Marilyn P

Marilyn Pasked

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What kind of entertainment do they have for a 3 night sampler cruise on Sea Princess please.

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mab
mab

Hi I'm not sure but I would guess it would be the same as they have on what they call "sea days" on the longer cruises. During the day they have a mix of Trivia, Bingo, Dancing classes, wine tasting, movies on the big screen on the pool deck, there are a number of pools, hot tubs, a gym, a centre that does all types of facials, massages and also training sessions, there is a deck where you can walk right around the ship (you might need it after several 4 course meals three times a day).

In the evening they have Broadway type shows, karaoke, sometimes guest artists, there is a casino, always singers in the bar, there is a night club. Finally you can just relax, read a book or do nothing.

Lyn
Lyn

I have not been on such a short cruise...but some of the entertainment is OK...lots of it has been repeated if you travel constantly on Princess...we always go to the late show, first show in the theatre is always too hard to get a seat...If you want to sit there and hour before the show starts...


mjb

mjbasked

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Can you put money before you cruise towards your Account?

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mab
mab

I would say yes because I paid for internet, drinks package, and excursions before I left and they all appeared (debits and credits) on my final account

Lyn
Lyn

Yes, absolutely...But I would wait until you board the ship...Princess have a very strange accounting system...check your account at least every three days.

sissy
sissy

Your spending is action via your credit or debit card , you are able to put cash into your on board swipping come spending account, all best conducted on board, checking my transaction has not so far had any hidden costs added, it is a cash less system and any purchase is well documented, enjoy


Kate

Kateasked

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We are traveling on a 4 day cruise from Auckland to Sydney on the Sea Princess in August 2017. Do they have a happy hour and drinks package on this cruise?

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Sam L
Sam L

Oh no thay are very strict about drinks on princess cruises and only allow drink packages for cruises longer than 15 days


barney

barneyasked

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Hi we have the opportunity if we book to get a really great upgrade to a mini suite if we go in feb 2018 for a 7 day cruise from brisbane to port douglas return I'm a bit apprehensive about cruising during the wet/cyclone season ,I'm wondering what others experiences have been we just got back from tassie on the golden had a wonderful experience and have learned a lot about cruising with a disability? tia

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Brian J
Brian J

Don't know a lot about the wet season part of it but you should be ok on a ship ,really
Take a mini suite though It tis worth any extra that you may have to pay for it
Brian

barney
barney

Thanks Brian but we have decided not to go ,too many problems regarding the wet /cyclone season the heat will be a bit unbearable too I'm thinking.

Jen-Dan H
Jen-Dan H

If you are in a forward cabin in bad weather you get thrown around a bit whether you are in a mini suite or not. We went on the Sun (sister ship) from Brisbane to Sydney in April on the tail end of a low pressure system and it was brutal. This was in April, but you can hit bad weather any time. Both myself and my husband were very ill. Having said that the minis are lovely, layout more like a suite on other ships. They have a sep shower and bath tub too. i would not book another forward room, I would always opt for midship, mid aft or aft.


clair

clairasked

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Hello , Im very excited ive just booked my first cruise not leaving till 17/12/17 its for 4 nights and 5 days to Airlie beach.... I was wondering how to get around the drink prices do they have happy hour? as they wont sell drink vouchers on four night cruises.

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barney
barney

Hi the drink prices are the same as for onshore maybe cheaper we found not worth getting any drinks package for 4 nights ,cocktails start at about 11 bucks don't know about beer specialist coffees are about $2.50 for a cappuccino actually we couldn't believe how cheap they were ,also we took a bag of soda water etc on board with us so it would be in our room you are also allowed 1 bottle of wine or champagne each but no spirits to take onboard if you want to take more you have to pay a corkage fee i think thats arround 15 bucks a bottle, they have happy hours just keep an eye out ,happy cruising


tallguy

tallguyasked

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Hi will be on the sea princess next year do they have Australian wall sockets in the cabins?

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Dave Thomson
Dave Thomson

No mate bring an adapter...............

sue
sue

No. They are American but the steward gave us one for the trip to return at the end. You would only pay if you failed to return it at the end of the trip.

sue
sue

No. They are American but the steward gave us one for the trip to return at the end. You would only pay if you failed to return it at the end of the trip.


Adam

Adamasked

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Hello, Is it true that at happy hour you can buy a bottle of wine and another one for $1?

Thanks.

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The Colonel
The Colonel

Sorry Adam I do not know the answer to your question. Perhaps give Princess a call and ask them. Cheers.

terry
terry

Hi just noticed your post have a look at my review of Saphire Princess cruise from Bejing to Singapore

Laurie
Laurie

Hi Adam, we were on the Sea Princess for the world cruise this year and there were 2 happy hours each day. The first was in the Legends bar from 3 -4 pm and then at the Wheelhouse bar from 10-11 pm. However, it only applied to beverages $14 and under, buy one then get the extra one for $1. Not sure if every cruise offers the same deal?


Steve C

Steve Casked

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We are going on the sea princess in November 2016. There seems to be a lot of disinformation regarding the inclusive alcohol price. Some say its $59 per day others say its $75 per day.some say its cheaper to buy it once on the ship ???
Is there anyone out there who can answer this ???

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The Colonel
The Colonel

You can buy a Alcohol Drinks package in "cruisepersonalizer" online for $73.75 per day per person provided your cruise is 8 days or longer, otherwise it is "pay as you go". Our cruise is in December so I don't know any more than published in your "Cruisepersonalizer" Cheers.

Steve C
Steve C

Thanks for reply. When I referred to princess.com it lists the price as $59 AUD....hence the confusion. I have sent an e mail to princess to get them to clear it up.

Livingstone
Livingstone

I rang Princess and queried the price difference there is an error on their website and anyone who pays the higher price $73 odd dollars gets it refunded and charged the correct price of $59 odd dollars. The price is $59 for Australia


Shirl

Shirlasked

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Will I be able to plug in my hairdryer from new zealand or will I need an adapter?

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helen
helen

personal hairdryers are not allowed to be taken on board,they are confiscated same with power boards. i know that some people did have these items on board. i know the dawn princess had built in hairdryers, but they are rather old and useless for blow waving. also dawn princess had aussie powerpoints, not sure about the other vessels.

Rosie
Rosie

You can take a hairstyler on board ,I use a universal power adopter

kennev2
kennev2

sure you can....but you will need a damn long extension cord!?!


Nick.D

Nick.Dasked

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If I get the all inclusive beverage package on Sea Princess, can I be sure that most wines and beers will be under the $14 limit

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Steve C
Steve C

Most alcohol is under $14.


Sue

Sueasked

Princess Cruises Sea Princess

Can anyone please let me know the costs for any of the beauty (facials, massages etc )services onboard? We are sailing from Brisbane around the islands for 10 nights and we are trying to budget for extras. Also, are there tea / coffee making facilities in your room? TIA

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ANGIE C
ANGIE C

No Tea/Coffee making facilities in your room as it's all provided FREE in dinning areas etc. (Specialty Coffees are extra.) Here the power-points differ and Cruise Lines probably don't provide electric jugs etc. due to power consumption. Imagine 2000 passengers unnecessarily draining energy from the ships power grid? Room Service which is free aboard SEA Princess may be your perfect option upon waking up in your cabin.

You will find (cheaper) Body massage Specials available and going throughout the Cruise. No need to book online prior to departure. I indulged and pampered myself with a full body milk massage one day and a scalp massage treatment as another. Presently I can not find those receipts to give you a proper figure, plus I bought products. However full body massages are over $100.00AUD + 10/15%Gratuity, Tipping is optional.


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