It’s not every day that you get invited to go on a behind the scenes immersion day aboard a cruise ship, especially one as fabulous as the Princess Cruises ‘Sun Princess’. So of course I accepted!
A handful of bloggers were provided with a specially tailored experience, exploring the very best the ship has to offer. From sampling Curtis Stone’s tasty cuisine to enjoying state-of-the-art pampering and relaxation facilities.
It was definitely a day to remember!
All aboard the Sun Princess with Princess Cruises Australia!
Sun Princess – image credit
I have been on a cruise ship before for a fashion show but it wasn’t as majestic and grandeur as the Sun Princess.
To be honest, I am not really a cruise fan. For one thing, I’m not the best swimmer and lets not forget the Titanic right? Also I would be petrified that one of the kids would fall overboard.
I did express my concerns to a bemused member of the Princess Cruises team who ensured me that it’s completely safe. Still I’m not 100% sold but if cruise ships is your thing then the Sun Princess is the best way to go!
Sun Princess interior
The pool situation
It boasts 4 pools and 5 whirlpool spas, two main show lounges, seven lounges/bars.
Guests can enjoy a sanctuary retreat, Movies Under the Stars outdoor movie screen, duty-free shops, deluxe health centre and spa, beauty salon, sports deck, sports court, business centre, photo shop, art gallery, youth centres, library, cardroom and casino.
Every seven days, Sun Princess guests consume 40 tonnes of food and drink; 10,000 bottles of wine and champagne, 10,000 cans of soft drink, 2500 litres of milk, 2400 bottles of water, 25,000 eggs, 500kg of bacon, 1.4t of chicken, 500kg of lettuce, 1.3t of rice and 375kg of coffee. Can you imagine??
The Sun Princess also features an outdoor wrap-around promenade deck, enabling passengers to walk right around the ship. Two laps of the ship equals 1km!
*It’s a tough job…sampling the mouthwatering pastries with Escape with Kids
SHARE by Curtis Stone
The SHARE experience
Warm Bread Pudding
Tarte Au Citron
My opinion did get swayed a bit though after the chocolate body wrap I had in the spa! It was absolutely amazing, my skin was so soft afterwards and it smelt of chocolate! Win, win.
I fought the urge to eat myself and ate Curtis Stone’s amazing food instead. The SHARE by Curtis Stone restaurant on board Sun Princess offers the first local taste of internationally-known chef Curtis Stone’s cuisine.
SHARE offers a range of fresh and seasonal signature dishes that will be sure to tantalise your tastebuds. FYI the bread and butter pudding was INSANE!
The SHARE menu and restaurant have been designed to encourage diners to connect with each other and share holiday memories over a delicious meal. Which is exactly what we did! It was a wonderful experience shared with some lovely bloggers.
I had to be rolled off the ship at the end of the day and to be honest I didn’t want to get off. It was just so relaxing, which is what a cruise is all about right?
Now where do I sign up?
For more info visit the Princess Cruises website.
*Pic by Write of the Middle