The itinerary appealed. I enjoy cruising in and out of Sydney.
I'd read reports that this ship was built for an Asian market so perhaps they don't like the fresh air and sun? The vast Hollywood Conservatory would have been much better if the roof and windows opened. It was adults only but strong chlorine smell, bizarre fake bird noises and lack of sun made it very unappealing. Might as well have been in a hotel lobby.
There is only one outdoor pool and of course, the shrieking children were in that one.
Extremely comfortable bed. Had to ask for firm pillows. Great to have the sofa to sit on but frequently banged into the little table. Balcony seemed a lot smaller than other Princess but that might have been my deck? I've never liked the giant pump pack for shampoo/conditioner and body wash but I understand the reason. Had delightful amenities pack with loofah mit, lotion, sleep masks and fragrance. As per all Princess, fridge never got very cold. Mini bar and water were all labeled in Chinese which I found odd.
Terrific to have usb port and various plug types so no need of adaptor.
My home town, the most beautiful city in the world. Sadly torrential rain made for difficult travel but we need it.,
Brisbane is a great city but parking out at the cargo wharf is very disappointing. Can't be helped due to the size of the ship but middle of nowhere, no public transport and Princess gouging for shuttle bus.
Cairns is not a particularly attractive city, lots of backpackers and families. The attractions are obviously the reef and hinterland. No point in lingering in Cairns and again,gouged for shuttle bus.m
Beautiful place. I just pottered around the shops and gardens. Delightful, historic church and wharf. Will come back again.
What was the point? Literally nothing there but a cell block type building, lots of birds and guano.