Round The World and other travels

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This is: Japan 2014

Cruise Ship 'Sun Princess'

Sun Princess Facts (provided by Princess Cruises)

Built: Monfalcone, Italy
Named: 1 December 1995 at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, by Lady Dorothy Sterling
Inaugural cruise: 2 December 1995
Registered in: Hamilton, Bermuda
Guest capacity: 1,998
Crew: 924
Tonnage: 77,441
Length: 856 feet
Height: 185 feet
Beam: 105 feet (131 feet, including bridge wings)
Draft: 27 feet
Decks: 15
Lifeboats: 10 lifeboats, 6 tenders, 2 rescue boats
Guest accommodation:
12 suites with private balconies
26 mini-suites with private balconies
372 balcony cabins
193 ocean view cabins
408 inside cabins
Pools: 3 pools and 5 whirlpools
Dining and snacks:
Two main dining rooms
Sterling Steakhouse
Verdi’s Pizzeria
International Café
Kai Sushi (sushi and seafood restaurant)
Horizon Court (buffet restaurant)
Terrace Grill (barbecue grill)
Swirls (ice cream bar)
Princess Theater
Vista Show Lounge
Wheelhouse Bar
Crooners (Martini bar)
Atrium Lounge and Bar
Shooting Stars Nightclub
Passenger Services:
The Sanctuary (quiet area on deck)
Movies Under the Stars (poolside screen)
Lotus Spa and fitness centre
Kids' and teens' centres
Sports deck
Internet café
Library and writing room
Photo/video gallery
Art Gallery
Duty-free shops
Passenger Services desk
Shore Excursions desk
Medical centre

Stateroom B321

We were allocated a comfortable and relatively spacious mini-suite on Baja deck, in which the living room and bedroom were separated by an archway and curtain. The mini-suite featured a double-length balcony, accessible from either room. The bathroom had a Japanese-style toilet, a full-length bath and a separate shower compartment.