A very nice First Cruise

Sapphire Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: July 01, 2010
Ship: Sapphire Princess
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago

Well this was our first cruise and we enjoyed ourself very much! It was a special cruise for us as it was our 20th Anniversary. We loved the experience and the many things to do. We will definitely cruise again and probably on Princess. It seems like an anniversary could have been celebrated a bit more than just balloons on our door. We did not get any other recognition unless of course we wanted to spend more money.

When we got into our stateroom, we immediately noticed that one of the bedside lamps was broken. The post of the lamp was no longer screwed into the base, so it easily could have damaged the cord. We called our steward right away and was told that he would send somebody but it likely wouldn't be that day. Needless to say, they came on the 6th day of the cruise in an inconvenient time for us so of course it never got fixed. The vanity in the room was chipped up, the window was dirty and the picture's glass was dirty. It seems like there could have been a bit more attention to details such as cleaning the un-expected things like the picture, the window and window seal and of course recognizing special events in a bigger fashion. We were a bit disappointed, but it was likely due to our first time cruising and not being very assertive.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Most of the food was good, but some of the buffet food lacked taste.


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Once the health warning went to yellow and then red, you could read the frustration on the staffs faces. Their smiles disappeared. You could tell they were not happy to be doing everything for the passengers such as dishing EVERYTHING out for EVERYBODY!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Again, mostly good. Suprisingly roomy... expected to feel a bit more cramped in the room, but some more attention to detail could be used.

Pros: The friendliness of the staff

Cons: The in-attention to details and being nickle and dimed on everything

Recommends Sapphire Princess? Yes!

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