Christmas & New Year in Asia with Princess

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Review Details

Overall Rating:
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
Cruise Ship:
Sapphire Princess
Far East

Review Profile

Times cruised before:
46 - 55
December, 2019

Cruise Elements:

Quality of Food:
Buffet had more choice than main restaurants and portions very small in main dining room, some people ordered 2 starters and 2 mains each on our table!
Most shows are from their own entertainment team, very good singers and dancers.
Shore Excursions:
Elephant feeding & riding trip in Bali with Ubud market was excellent, even though when it was our time on the elephant the heavens opened and was riding in torrential rain & thunderstorm, all added to the experience.
Sawang our cabin steward could,t do enough for you, friendly and always smiling, kept our cabin spotless.
Childrens Activities:
Didn't use any
Onboard Activities:
Think there were always things to do according to the programme but we like to do our own thing and relax.
Cabin clean & spacious although dont think it had been hoovered before we went in and under the bed could have done with a hoover.
With a 3 night Singapore stay first then a 10 day cruise to Indonesia, Malasia & Thailand! This was the longest holiday we've ever had, first time away at Christmas & New year and the furthest we've travelled, all i can say is it was amazing! Singapore is so clean, friendly & safe! definately want to visit again, arrived xmas day, went out to eat, back to hotel for sleep then because of a little jet lag, we got up at 10pm and went for a walk, got back to hotel at 1.30am, lots of people out eating, walking, felt so safe. Boxing Day Marina Bay Sands, 27th Dec Gardens by the bay, a must on yr list for these two! Joined Princess on Sat 28th, a little disappointed with the greeting you onboard as other companies made you feel wecome straight away, cabin was already ready 1pm. We booked a mini-suite towards aft very spacious with separate lounge area & tv. Balcony lovely size. Had a bath with this suite with shower over, didn't use bath would have preferred a shower only. Food in main dining rooms-portions on the small side & not a great deal of choice, only ate in there 3 times, the rest we ate in the buffet, always found a table & lots more choice. Our cabin attend Sawang from Thailand very good. Entertainment shows ok, went to about 5 out of 10 mostly their own team. Lots of sunbeds on ship, never had problem with getting one, people saved them tho & never saw anyone using them. The whole of ship was decorated 'Christmassy' looked lovely, people dressed up, made an effort most nights not just formal nights. Drinks expensive, would travel with Princess again but probably try a different cruise line next time.
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