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Sea Princess

Sea Princess Review and Specifications

Specifications of Sea Princess

Year built1998  /  Age : 21
Flag state Bermuda
BuilderFincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
Building costUSD 300 million
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorPrincess Cruises
Speed22 kn / 41 kph / 25 mph
Length (LOA)261 m / 856 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage77499 gt
Passengers2014 - 2417
Passengers-to-space ratio32
Decks with cabins7
Last Refurbishment2017
Christened byCaroline McPhail, Joana Lumley

Current itinerary / position of Sea Princess

Sea Princess current cruise is 14 days, round-trip New Zealand. The itinerary starts on 03 Nov, 2019 and ends on 17 Nov, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
03 Nov 16:00    Departing from Brisbane, Queensland Australia hotels
07 Nov 07:00 - 16:00    Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
08 Nov 08:00 - 18:00    Dunedin, Port Chalmers, New Zealand
09 Nov 08:00 - 18:00    Akaroa, New Zealand
10 Nov 07:00 - 17:00    Wellington, New Zealand
11 Nov 07:00 - 14:00    Napier, New Zealand
12 Nov 08:00 - 19:15    Tauranga, Rotorua, New Zealand
13 Nov 07:00 - 22:00    Auckland, New Zealand
17 Nov    Arriving in Brisbane, Queensland Australia hotels

Review of Sea Princess

Launched in 1998, Sea Princess cruise ship is the 3rd Sun-class vessel, with sisterships Dawn Princess (now Pacific Explorer) and Sun Princess.

History - construction and ownership

Princess Cruises is a US cruise company headquartered in Beverly Hills CA. A former subsidiary of P&O Princess Cruises (founded 1977), in 2003, the company merged with Carnival Corporation - world's largest passenger shipping company. Among Princess Cruises assets is the Caribbean private island resort Princess Cays (on Bahamas Eleuthera Island's southern end), located approx 80 km (50 ml) Nassau.

Sea Princess cruise ship

The 77,499-ton, 1,950-passenger Sea Princess features middle-size style and more classical facilities that make her a good choice for cruise guests who like to feel they are onboard of an ocean-going cruise liner rather than a theme park at sea. Sea Princess is a comfortable, welcoming, lovely cruise ship with an atrium zone and Vista Lounge among the most attractive at sea. Classical afternoon teas, very good steak-and-chips dinners (both in the pay-per-use Steak House and in the no-extra-fee major dining venues), BBC costume dramas on the TV and U.K.-focused amusement programme make Sea Princess cruise ship feel like a home away from home for British cruisers. This is a real achievement for a cruise line that has traditionally catered mostly to Americans.

Cruise itinerary program

Sea Princess itinerary program is based on Australia and New Zealand cruises, departing from Sydney, Fremantle and Brisbane cruise ports. The ship also operates on round-trip World Cruises leaving from Australia to Asia and Europe.

Sea Princess will operate the company's longest (106-night) world cruise departing from Sydney Australia on June 5, 2018. The itinerary includes 40 port destinations in 27 countries, including new ports in Greenland and Canada. This also marks Princess Cruises' 10th anniversary of around the world cruising.


Most Sea Princess staterooms are 145-sq.foot insides rooms (396). Almost 80% of ship's outside accommodations have private balcony views. There are a total of 1008 staterooms in 27 categories. 19 are the wheelchair accessible rooms. The largest aboard Sea Princess are the Balcony Suites (470 ft2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

The Rigoletto and Traviata Dining Rooms are virtually identical, differing only in their decor colour. Both rooms contain etched glass panels and lovely wood, creating a feeling of intimate dining. The food preparation is of very good quality, beautifully presented and varied. Vegetarian selections are excellent, desserts - superb. A good selection of healthy items is provided every night. Waiters are friendly and helpful. The popular dining venue, Horizon Court, is open 24 hours a day. Horizon Court is situated one deck above ship's swimming area. The buffet is tiny by new-ship standards but offers excellent breakfast options from 4 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., along with an abundance of fruits and bread, and European specialities.

Follows the complete list of Sea Princess restaurants and food bars.

  • Rigoletto Restaurant (dinner only, aft Dining Room, with 2 fixed seatings - 5:30 and 7:45 p.m.)
  • Traviata Restaurant (aft Dining Room open for Breakfast 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 a.m., Lunch 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., Afternoon Tea 3:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m., with 2 fixed Dinner seatings- at 5:45 p.m. or 7:45 p.m.)
  • Cafe Corniche (Italian Pizzeria, complimentary)
  • Horizon Court (self-service buffet restaurant, complimentary)
  • Sterling Steakhouse (speciality restaurant)
  • Riviera Grill Bar (fast food bar, complimentary).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Sea Princess daytime offerings include all the cruise standards: trivia, art auctions, board and card games, cocktail-making demos. However, Princess also provides a variety of themed "@Sea" events. Computers@Sea is the main, teaching photo editing, beginning computer and even movie making. Common Interest@Sea features social get-togethers by profession, interests or lifestyle. Ballroom@Sea classes teach passengers to dance. Scholarship@Sea offers educational lectures on diverse topics as astronomy, destination information, bridge play. There are also @Sea events for games, ceramics, scrapbooking and book discussions. A special offering is Sea's Ultimate Ship Tour, taking guests behind the scenes onboard to places like the bridge, galley, backstage of the theatre, funnel and engine control room. The 3-hour tour costs AUD175 and participants receive a luxurious bathrobe, personalized stationery, official chef's jacket and a framed photo with the captain.

Sea Princess cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Sea Princess lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • The Grand Piazza Atrium (4-deck open floor area; features live performances entertainment and lobby Bar Piazza)
  • Explores Bar (offers speciality coffees, desserts, pastries, wine, liquor)
  • Atrium Boutiques (Latitudes Shop)
  • Art Gallery; Photo Gallery & Shop; Platinum Studio
  • Internet Cafe (24-hour), Card Room
  • Princess Sea Theatre (musical and show productions; hosts workshops, seminars, game shows)
  • Razzmatazz Disco & Nightclub
  • Princess Sea Monte Carlo Casino
  • Atrium Lounge; Vista Lounge & Bar
  • Wheelhouse Bar (piano bar during the day and an English pub nightly)
  • Premier Cru Bar (wine bar); Sundaes Bar; Seaview Bar
  • Sea’s Oasis Spa complex; Beauty Salon; Fitness Center (with Aerobics Studio)
  • Movies Under the Stars (LED screen outdoor cinema)
  • Video Games Arcade; Teen Center; Youth Center with Paddling Pool and outdoor playing areas
  • The Sanctuary (adult-only open-air area); Riviera Pool area
  • Sports Court (volleyball, basketball, European football); Shuffleboard, Golf Net; Princess Links mini golf course.

Sea Princess 2017 refurbishment review

The list of deck plan changes following the ship's 16-day long drydock refurbishment in 2017 (October 21-November 5, done in Singapore) includes:

  • All passenger cabins received new bedding (all beds were replaced with Princess Luxury Bed).
  • A new cabin category ("Club Class Mini Suite") was introduced.
  • New (larger) outdoor screen "Movies under the Stars" was installed
  • Theater Lounge's evening program was upgraded with a new evening production show (the musical "Encore") and a new singing competition show ("The Voice of the Ocean") with live band music performances. The ship's Theatre was outfitted with a LED wall (sized 15x5 m / 49x16 ft) allowing dynamic media projection that enhances the evening shows.
  • The ship's kids and teen lounges (part of "Camp Discovery") were renovated and updated via a partnership with Discovery Channel (as part of Princess Cruises' complimentary onboard children program "Discovery at Sea").
  • Cafe Corniche (deck 9) menu was updated by adding new classic Italian dishes.
  • Wheelhouse Bar (deck 7) was re-decorated and its menu updated.

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Princess Cruises Sea ship's godmother was Lady Caroline McPhail - wife of Sir Bruce McPhail (P&O Cruises Managing Director). The vessel is from the company's oldest (Sun-class series). Ship's Captain is Tony Ruggero.

Ties between P&O and Princess were made even stronger, when the cruise ship changed ownership to P&O UK and was renamed to Adonia (in December 2002 - January 2003). In May 2005, it was turned back to Princess, taking back the name "Sea Princess". Godmother of the "old-new" liner this time was the British actress Joana Lumley.

On September 11-25, 2009, the vessel was drydocked in San Francisco California, at Pier 70. Her rudders, thrusters and propellers were refurbished, as well as some public places. For instance, The Sanctuary replaced the Splash pool, and the outdoor space at the bow side of the deck above the Horizon Court buffet was turned into Oasis of tranquillity. The process was shot by a National Geographic team in its series "World's Toughest Fixes".

Sea Princess World Cruise 2015 itinerary was from Australia (leaving out of Sydney AU, on a round-trip westbound route). It visited ports in Asia, Europe (Mediterranean and UK), Suez Canal transition, Transatlantic crossing (Europe to USA and Caribbean), followed by a Panama Canal transit.

World Cruise 2016 itinerary (66 days, July 6 through August 28) started from Southampton England and ended in Sydney Australia (Transatlantic crossing, Panama Canal transition), visiting ports in North America, Caribbean and South America. The Princess Cruises' ever longest World Voyage was also marked by the biggest drug bust on a cruise ship ever. Upon disembarkation in Sydney Harbor, the Australian police found 95 kilos of cocaine in the suitcases of 3 cruise passengers (CruiseMapper news link).

In 2017, Sea Princess became company's ever-first ship circumnavigating South America roundtrip from Australia. The unique itinerary visited 28 ports in 18 countries and included overnights in Lima Peru, Buenos Aires Argentina and Rio de Janeiro Brazil (during Carnivale 2017). The 84-night "Circle South America" cruise was offered from 3 departure ports - Brisbane AU, Auckland NZ or Sydney AU, and departed in January 2017 (left Sydney NSW on Jan 11).

In November 2017, Sea Princess sailed to Singapore for a 16-day refurbishment including new bedding, dining and entertainment. All cabins onboard were fitted with Princess Luxury Beds, developed by Dr Michael Breus, a US sleep expert. Sea Princess boasts a new Movies under the Stars Screen with a premium picture, extreme wide-angle and advanced light sensors delivering double the image quality of previous systems. The Encore musical made its Sea stage debut. Directed and choreographed by world-famous creative director Danny Teeson, it celebrates the traditions of opera, pop and musical theatre via stunning sets, elaborate costumes and fresh songs. Sea Princess also received a new show named The Voice of the Ocean which offers interactive in-show experience and the iconic rotating chairs. The ship has 3 new youth centres (via a partnership with Discovery Channel) designed specifically for kids and teens as part of "Discovery at Sea" enrichment program. Cafe Corniche menu was changed to reflect classic Italian flavours. Wheelhouse Bar has revised decor and new menu.

In 2018, Sea Princess had scheduled company's longest (106-night) world cruise departing from Sydney Australia on June 5, 2018. The itinerary included 40 ports in 27 countries. This also marked Princess Cruises' 10th anniversary of around the world cruising.

Sea Princess Itineraries

The below listed Sea Princess cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Princess Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Oct 05 29 days, round-trip Round Australia Brisbane
2019 Oct 31 3 days, one-way from Sydney to Brisbane Sydney
2019 Nov 03 14 days, round-trip New Zealand Brisbane
2019 Nov 17 7 days, round-trip Queensland Brisbane
2019 Nov 24 14 days, round-trip New Zealand Brisbane
2019 Dec 08 11 days, round-trip Papua New Guinea Brisbane
2019 Dec 19 10 days, round-trip New Caledonia & Vanuatu Brisbane $1983
2019 Dec 29 14 days, round-trip New Zealand Brisbane
2020 Jan 12 11 days, round-trip Papua New Guinea Brisbane $739
2020 Jan 23 10 days, round-trip Tasmania Brisbane
2020 May 08 55 days, one-way from Auckland to Dover Auckland $9299
2020 May 08 107 days, round-trip World Cruise - Roundtrip Auckland Auckland $16099
2020 May 12 22 days, one-way from Sydney to Dubai Sydney $2869
2020 May 12 51 days, one-way from Sydney to Dover Sydney $8389
2020 May 12 70 days, one-way from Sydney to New York Sydney $11359
2020 May 12 107 days, round-trip World Cruise - Roundtrip Sydney Sydney $16149
2020 May 14 49 days, one-way from Brisbane to Dover Brisbane $8089
2020 May 14 107 days, round-trip World Cruise - Roundtrip Brisbane Brisbane $16069
2020 Jun 03 29 days, one-way from Dubai to Dover Dubai
2020 Jul 02 19 days, one-way from Dover to New York Dover $3269
2020 Jul 02 52 days, one-way from Dover to Auckland Dover $8889
2020 Jul 02 56 days, one-way from Dover to Sydney Dover $9209
2020 Jul 02 58 days, one-way from Dover to Brisbane Dover $9469
2020 Jul 21 37 days, one-way from New York to Sydney New York $5779
2020 Aug 27 17 days, one-way from Sydney to Fremantle Sydney $2714
2020 Aug 29 15 days, one-way from Brisbane to Fremantle Brisbane $2679
2020 Sep 13 8 days, round-trip Coral Coast Fremantle $1199
2020 Sep 21 14 days, one-way from Fremantle to Singapore Fremantle $1829
2020 Oct 23 12 days, one-way from Singapore to Fremantle Singapore $1519
2020 Oct 23 17 days, one-way from Singapore to Adelaide Singapore $2109
2020 Nov 04 5 days, one-way from Fremantle to Adelaide Fremantle $599
2020 Nov 09 7 days, round-trip Tasmania Adelaide $969
2020 Nov 16 14 days, round-trip Eastern & Southern Explorer Adelaide $1489
2020 Nov 30 7 days, round-trip Tasmania Adelaide $969
2020 Dec 07 5 days, one-way from Adelaide to Fremantle Adelaide $619
2020 Dec 12 3 days, round-trip Western Australia Getaway Fremantle $379
2020 Dec 15 8 days, round-trip Coral Coast Fremantle $1159
2020 Dec 23 15 days, round-trip Indonesia Fremantle $1879
2021 Jan 07 4 days, round-trip Western Australia Getaway Fremantle $519
2021 Jan 11 12 days, one-way from Fremantle to Singapore Fremantle $1419
2021 Jan 11 26 days, round-trip Southeast Asia Grand Adventure Fremantle $3029
2021 Jan 23 14 days, one-way from Singapore to Fremantle Singapore $1739
2021 Feb 06 4 days, round-trip Western Australia Getaway Fremantle $499
2021 Feb 10 5 days, one-way from Fremantle to Adelaide Fremantle $599
2021 Feb 10 11 days, one-way from Fremantle to Sydney Fremantle $1329
2021 Feb 15 6 days, one-way from Adelaide to Sydney Adelaide $699
2021 Feb 21 26 days, one-way from Sydney to Brisbane Sydney $3379
2021 Feb 21 28 days, round-trip Round Australia Sydney $3559
2021 Mar 19 10 days, round-trip Queensland Brisbane $1089
2021 Mar 21 10 days, round-trip Queensland Sydney $1189
2021 Mar 29 4 days, round-trip Australia Getaway Brisbane $389
2021 Mar 31 15 days, round-trip Papua New Guinea Sydney $1679
2021 Apr 02 13 days, one-way from Brisbane to Sydney Brisbane $1549
2021 Apr 15 14 days, round-trip Fiji Sydney $1489
2021 Apr 29 2 days, one-way from Sydney to Brisbane Sydney $189
2021 Apr 29 35 days, round-trip Hawaii, Tahiti & South Pacific Sydney $4699
2021 May 01 35 days, round-trip Hawaii, Tahiti & South Pacific Brisbane $4649

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