Back when it was built in 1995, Sun Princess was the flagship steering Princess Cruises into a new era of modern oceangoing resorts – a task it duly accomplished with flying colours. Many refurbishments later, it is now one of the smaller ships in the Princess Cruises fleet but is no less popular, regularly filling with Australian passengers for journeys around the continent, to the South Pacific and around the Pacific Ocean in general.

With a capacity of just over 2,000 guests per sailing, there is a wide variety of activities to enjoy on Sun Princess, for adults, teenagers and kids alike.


Being one of the smaller ships in the Princess fleet, not everything you might read about or have experienced on the line’s larger ships will necessarily be available on Sun Princess, however there’s certainly no shortage. In fact, as new features are rolled out and installed, Sun Princess is often one of the first to receive them.

Over the course of a day at sea, your daily delivered ‘Princess Patter’ onboard guide will be handy to keep in your pocket or handbag for quick reference as to what is happening where and when.

Evening shows will rotate regularly throughout a sailing and will often be performed twice nightly – earlier to suit passengers scheduled for the late dining seating and then again after the earlier diners finish their meals and head for the theatre.

Additional entertainment both during the day and later at night can be found in other showrooms and lounges including the Vista Show Lounge, Wheelhouse Bar, Crooners Martini Bar, the Atrium Lounge and Shooting Stars Nightclub. These can vary from lounge singers and their supporting musicians through to jazz troupes and DJ’s spinning a variety of tunes.

By day, the Shooting Stars Nightclub doubles as Legends Sports Bar, newly installed following a recent refurbishment in Singapore. As the ship is based in Australia year-round, this bar screens popular sporting matches including NRL, AFL, cricket and other global sport events.

If you’re seeking a quieter evening, check your daily schedule as to whether a movie will be playing at the top deck on the giant ‘Movies Under The Stars’ screen. This option will be largely dependent on weather conditions – you’re not likely to find an outdoor movie screening on a rainy or overly windy night, much like you likely won’t find guests there either. For those feeling lucky, the Grand Casino might draw your attention, however this will be a popular evening nightspot for adults, so finding a seat or an available machine may be tricky.

Over the course of the day, especially on sea days, a number of games and activities will take place across the ship’s lounges and pool deck including trivia, karaoke and many more.