Sun Princess joined the Princess Cruises' fleet in December 1995 and is the sister ship to Dawn Princess and Sea Princess. This large, family-friendly resort-style ship underwent a refurbishment in April 2106 and now presents 11 passenger decks lined with luxurious staterooms, tasty restaurants, chic bars, three pools, the Lotus Spa, and vibrant daytime and evening entertainment options. Highlights such as the Movies Under the Stars screen, the adult-only The Sanctuary, and the Discovery at SEA programmes enhance your cruise experience. Sun Princess drops anchor most mornings at an eclectic mix of ports of call where you can step ashore and explore independently or join an organised excursion.
Savour round-the-world flavours at the restaurants and eateries on Sun Princess. Regency Dining Room presents fixed time Traditional Dining and the Marquis Dining Room hosts Anytime Dining options; both offering the same multi-course menu and themed events. Tuck into serve-yourself dishes at breakfast and lunch and bistro-style fare for dinner in Horizon Court. Discover fast food and burgers during the daytime and also authentic Aussie barbecues at lunch on sea days at Terrace Grill. Stop by the 24-hour International Cafe for light bites, tasty desserts, and speciality coffees and teas. The trio of speciality restaurants add to your culinary delights - book a table at SHARE by Curtis Stone for an exquisite dining experience, enjoy Japanese sushi, sashimi, and fruits of the sea at Kai Seafood Bar, or feast on freshly-grilled premium steaks and seafood at Sterling Steakhouse.
The bars and lounges are open for everything from your morning espresso to late-night cocktails. Relax with a cup of speciality tea or coffee, light bites, and sweet baked treats at Amuleto Cafe. Riviera Bar and Topsiders Bar refresh you with cold drinks by the water's edge or enjoy cocktails with a view at Sundowners. Sip ice-cold beers as you watch sporting events on the big screens in Legends Sports Bar or chat with new-found friends over drinks in the Wheelhouse Bar. Crooners Bar is the perfect spot to sip a signature martini cocktail as the resident pianist tinkles the ivories or to dance around the inviting dance floor.
There is plenty to entertain you both day and night on Sun Princess. Visit Riviera Deck to sunbathe by the Riviera Pool, relax in the Jacuzzi, or indulge in a hot stone massage in Lotus Spa. Step up to the Sun Deck to unwind in style at the adult-only The Sanctuary. Get active with a workout in the fitness centre or join in a game of volleyball at the Sports Court. There is also endless fun for tots to teens at The Tree House, The Lodge, and The Beach House. After dinner, Princess Theatre hosts Broadway-style production shows or discover cabaret acts on stage in Vista Show Lounge. Watch feature films at the Movies Under the Stars screen or enjoy a spot of star-gazing with the Discovery at SEA programme. Chance your luck at the blackjack tables at Grand Casino & Bar before dancing the night away at Shooting Stars Nightclub.
Day 1: UK to Adelaide, Australia
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Adelaide. On arrival be privately transferred to your four-star hotel for your three-night stay.
Day 2 - 3: Adelaide, Australia
Step ashore in Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. North Terrace is the cultural hub of the city and home to Government House, Migration Museum, South Australia Museum, Art Gallery of South Australia, and Adelaide Botanic Garden. Spend some time in Elder Park and take a boat trip on River Torrens or the Adelaide Oval Tour is perfect for cricket fans. Indulge in retail therapy at over 700 retail stores at Rundle Mall and pick up a bargain at the bustling outdoor Adelaide Central Market. See the giant pandas at Adelaide Zoo or hold a koala at Cleland Wildlife Park. Hop on the tram to Glenelg for family-fun at The Beachhouse amusement park or delve into all things wine-related at The National Wine Centre of Australia.
Day 4: Adelaide, Australia
After check out, be privately transferred to the rail station to board Great Southern Rail's Indian Pacific train for your two-night scenic journey to Perth.
Day 5: Scenic Rail Journey
Day 6: Perth, Australia
On arrival into Perth be privately transferred to your four-star hotel for a three-night stay.
Day 7 - 8: Perth, Australia
Perth is the capital of Western Australia and combines vibrant city living with beach life. This city has an eclectic mix of cafes, bars, vintage boutiques, and designer cutting-edge fashion to discover. Head to Cottesloe Beach for a picnic under the pines. Escape to tranquil Kings Park and Botanic Garden and take in the stunning views of the Swan and Canning Rivers and the city skyline. Pay a visit to Perth Zoo and see an exciting range of animals from kangaroos to platypus. Explore the world of planes at the Aviation Heritage Museum or admire the exhibits at Art Gallery of Western Australia and Western Australia Museum.
Day 9: Perth (Fremantle Port), Australia (Embarkation Day)
After check out, be privately transferred to the port to board Sun Princess for your four-night getaway cruise to Western Australia.
Day 11: Albany, Australia
Located on Western Australia's southern coast; Albany is famous for its dramatic coastal scenery and fascinating history. Explore Torndirrup National Park with its rugged sea cliffs that plunge down to the Great Southern Ocean. Visit the secluded Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve and walk the Heritage Trail; keeping your eyes peeled for the endangered Gilbert's potoroo and scrub bird. Discover the rich history of the Anzacs and the lives of those who fought in the First World War at the National Anzac Centre. Nearby you will find the stunning King George Sound where you can discover whales and exotic birds on a boat trip through the calm waters.
Day 12: Margaret River (Busselton), Australia
The city of Busselton sits on the shores of Geographe Bay on the south-western tip of Western Australia. Visitors flock here to enjoy its 30km stretch of sheltered beach and to view the seasonal visit of humpback whales. Walk along the 19th-century Busselton Jetty that stretches 2km into the ocean to the Underwater Observatory to observe colourful coral reefs and fish through the viewing windows. Combine culture and art at ArtGeo Cultural Complex, explore local history at The Busselton Museum, or pay a visit to the 18th-century school and historic home at Wonnerup House. Delight in family-friendly fun at Nautical Lady Entertainment Park or have splashing times at Aquatastic Water Park. Travel out of the city to Naturaliste Reptile Park to see turtles, water lizards, and baby crocodiles or keep your eyes peeled for two species of possum in the towering tuart trees at Tuart Forest National Park.
Day 13: Perth, Australia to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and be privately transferred back to airport for your flight back to the UK.