We were on the Sun Princess for my first cruise in Feb. 1998. She was just such a pretty ship and the activities were well executed.There were many little places to sit and chat, or sit by a window and read. There was string quartet music in the Atrium, which gave the area class. Our friend enjoyed the Pizza place. As I recall, we walked through it to get to the Casino. I really enjoyed Barrington Brown at the White Grand Piano. He sang a selection of old tunes (real old tunes) to Broadway, and even let some of the passengers sing. He was a favorite, and I bought his tape.(no CDs back then!). I had a very good cruise and that solidified my decision to keep cruising. I thought the Sun Princess was a big ship then, but have been on the Golden, Grand and Caribbean Princess, since. I thought the Sun was easy to navigate, and rather elegant in Her own way. I showed my professional video purchased onboard, to my residents at the facility where I work, and enjoyed her all over again. Enjoy your cruise! Lynne
PS. It was on the Sun, that I discovered the Horizon Buffet, my favorite place to be on every cruise after that. Not just for the food, but just to be up there and be able to sit at a table and look out to the ocean, WHILE enjoying my meal, snack, whatever.
We sailed on her sister the Sea Princess and fell in love with this class of ship.She is a big ship but has a small ship feel to her. The ship is very easy to navigate around.
There is an intimate, classy feeling about these ships, its hard to put into words.
The Wheelhouse Bar was our favorite place to relax with a drink before dinner or afterwards if we didn't want to do a show or go to the disco.
Thanks for the comments on the Sun. Looking forward to our cruise in April. Loved the Golden, a big ship with a small feel. Loafed around the adult pool and it was great!! Reading the comments from Lynne makes me excited to know that we will be going after putting up with old man winter. Would love to hear the comments from Mike after he gets back. Have a great cruise and Happy Thanksgiving to all.
I am also sailing on the Sun Princess in January. I was first on the Sun in February of 2000 and loved her then. She was in drydock for a week in September this year and I wonder if anyone can comment on the work that was done. I'd love to see a better internet area. All she had was a small "business center" that wasn't open much of the time, but in recent years the internet cafes have become quite popular on ships. I'd like to see them use the pizzeria area as an internet cafe and serve the pizza up by the pool like most other Princess ships do.
Hi Carol P,
Nice to catch up with you again. I have a friend who left today for a return cruise to Hawaii.She went last year, too. It's nice to have two incomes to do that! Another went on Friday on her cruise, and I have more friends going in December and January. Unless, "our ship comes in", and we win the lottery, we'll have to wait until next fall again. I know you'll have a great time on the Sun. She was one of the newest ships when I first sailed on her.
Thanks for the Thanksgiving wishes to all of us. You have a wonderful holiday, too! Lynne
I'm glad to read these posts! I've never been on the Sun class ships but had a hunch I would like them because of their size!
I loved the Golden but still prefer something a little smaller when I'm traveling alone!
I've booked the Sea Princess for 21 days, September 2005, reading these posts I know I made the right choice!
Eve, I notice the Sea Princess has internet by the library now, area was previously called checkers! Diagram shows internet cafe and alot more tables. I would think all the Sun class ships would have internet now.
Thanks for the information, Susie! Perhaps they modified the Sun in this manner as well. I know the area you mean, and this would certainly be preferable to what the Sun had before. I'll take a look at the Sea. Thanks again!