Beautiful scenery, a mediocre cruise

Sapphire Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Sail Date: July 01, 2007
Ship: Sapphire Princess
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 10 years ago
There are plenty of onboard activities to keep yourself busy but the entire staff, except for some waiters/waitresses in the buffet, were not very friendly. It seemed like you were bothering them when you asked for something. In any case, you the Alaskan coastline is beautiful and not to be missed. I, however, would recommend another cruise line.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food at the buffet was okay at best. The dining room offered better food. Ice cream/juices were extra except juices were served during breakfast. The snack bars (the trident grill and pizza parlor) closed at 6pm.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
I remembering going on a Royal Carribean cruise where it seemed like there was a DJ or band playing music daily at the outdoor pool. On this cruise it happened only once when we left Vancouver. By the way, we had great weather throughout, only rained once the entire cruise.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
More like daycare but it's better than nothing. My son had fun!

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Majority of the staff, especially, wait-staff at dining rooms, were not friendly. For example, the shower curtain in our stateroom stank up the whole room. I asked the steward to see if he could replace it. Obviously, it was not replaced. Another example is that we indicated that we were celebrating our anniversary when we registered, however, we had to ask the steward if we were getting balloons b/c he apparently forgot...

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Big ship. Lots of places to explore.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Bigger then Royal Carribean staterooms.

Pros: Scenery

Cons: Staff was not friendly, buffet food is so-so, had to pay for juices/ice cream

Recommends Sapphire Princess? No.

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