This was our first Princess cruise and having sailed on Celebrity many times it was a lovely surprise. The ship is only a few years old and well looked after, everything sparkled. We loved the fact that everything onboard was in AUD$ and reasonably priced, e.g. the coffee card ($36 for 15 speciality coffees), the drinks, the shops. Princess entertainment is first class, the Production shows are a visual delight and the guest entertainers were good. Our favourite was The Voice of the Ocean, such a professional show. Our Cruise Director was a fun guy who made our trip and there was always something happening, activities all day/night long so no time to be bored. The weather was glorious with only a couple of rain showers so no ports were spolit. We had never been to Fiji and the 4 ports of call gave us a good look. The Buffet restaurant was OK although not our favourite place to eat as it was always packed with people rushing around bumping into you. The Symphony dining room was our favourite with every meal of high quality and always hot. Alfredos Pizza makes a nice change for lunch or dinner and its no extra charge.
We will definitely sail with Princess again, excellent service, wide variety of things to do and great food.
Cabin was very small with the smallest bathroom at sea and a balcony only wide enough to fit 2 chairs, no spare room to stretch out your legs. This didn't impact on our cruise as we only used the cabin to get ready and sleep. We missed a sofa however Princess charge more for cabins with sofas whereas Royal Caribbean & Celebrity have sofas in their standard cabins and the bathrooms are much bigger. When you sit on the toilet your knees touch the bathroom door, very claustrophobic.
Fantastic and interesting centre with a traditional Kanak village recreated in the beautiful grounds of this centre along side the architectural masterpieces created by the architect who designed The Shard in London. If you go to Noumea do this tour as I was unsure what it would be like, however so surprised that this is in Noumea. The cost was only AUD59 each and great value for money.View All undefined undefined Reviews
Tour to a property where the family greeted us with fresh coconut milk and then gave a wonderful demonstration of preparing the vegetables and meat in palm leaves for cooking in the ground. They had prepared one previously and we all sampled the lovely cooking. Afterwards we went to a church nearby and then scenic drive back to tender dock.View All undefined undefined Reviews
Not the best tour, first visited a property that was a gallery founded by Nicaloi Pilioko and someone else, it was colouful and interesting then onto a native village where we had traditional warrior dances, handicrafts for sale, all situated on the beach which was beautiful. Next stop was the National Museum which was boring and then a lookout with a drive through Port Vila main shops on the way back to the ship.View All undefined undefined Reviews
Tender boat across to the small village inhabited by a native tribe who were all vury friendly with lovely handicrafts for sale.
Excellent trip, coach took us to Pacific Harbour village which was a collection of shops, cafes, restuarants in a lovely tropical setting. Following this was a firewalking ceremony and cultural dance show which was fantastic.View All undefined undefined Reviews