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Sapphire Princess Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Sail Date: January 01, 2007
Ship: Sapphire Princess
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 years ago
This was our 15th cruise, 5th time on Princess. Flew to Auckland, stayed one night precruise for 1/23/07 sailing NZ-australia. The ship itself is beautiful and clean. The cruise director was useless and there was no information on the ports. It was all do it yourself. Luckily, we were prepared and had already booked private excursions. We had anytime dining which worked out well. the weather was not the best, we had very rough seas crossing the Tasman Sea and were late to Hobart by 8 hours.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
the food was typical cruise fare, nothing special . The buffet was very limited for breakfast and too small for the ship size. Beverages were very limited.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Entertainment could use improvement. The theater was always standing room only--too small for the number of passengers.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Found this area lacking

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
very large ship somewhat confusing, but lots of pools, and good fitness center. the casino could use more slot machines, its seemed empty in spots. The shops onboard had a good variety of items.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Stateroom was small but adequate.

Pros: the itinerary

Cons: the service

Recommends Sapphire Princess? Yes!

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