Our First Cruise Experience

Posted October 24th, 2011

By Jeanette Grimes

In 2009 my husband Wayne and I decided to take our children, then 12 and 10 on a cruise. This was something that I had never experienced myself but my husband had been on a couple of P&O Cruises as a boy.

For our first cruise as a family, we booked a 16 night cruise of Asia on the Sun Princess. It was the best decision we ever made. The cruise and kids club staff were phenominal making our whole cruising experience one to remember. The educational benefits for our children was fantastic as we visited alot of 3rd world countries so they got to experience first  hand how other people live (which was a huge eye opener to 2 city kids from Perth).

There was not one thing we could fault with Princess Cruises and loved it so much we did the same cruise the following year this time taking along another 2 families to show them how awesome cruising was.

We are now totally hooked, my 16 year old daughter is convinced she wants to join the cruise staff of Princess as soon as she is old enough and we are looking forward to our next cruise. This time the Diamond Princess' Christmas Cruise to NZ at the end of 2011.

I am so pleased that I let my husband convince me that cruising was an awesome family holiday and love Princess Cruise Lines. They have impecable customer service and their ships are first class.

Jeanette Grimes is a Guest Blogger for Cruiseabout.

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