Sapphire Princess Cruise Review to U.S. - Pacific, Northwest

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3 out of 5

Relaxing Cruise

Sail Date: May 07, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Room Type: Balcony

A city traveling across water...

Pros: Ports we visited! Time was given for exploration

Cons: Service in the 'makeshift' premium dining room. Server disappeared for long stretches. We spent 2 1/2 hours, much of which was waiting for service.

Recommends Sapphire Princess? Yes!

Ship Quality
A large ship which is very well maintained. The central atrium is opulent. After a week, I was still using the map to find specific areas. The gangplanks were not appropriate for Americans with Disabilities. We had several wheelchair users and quite honestly - I don't know how they came ashore at certain ports. Elevators would pass floors while you waited - with 15 floors, people will use elevators.
Food and Dining
We used anytime dining. I'd give the food a B rating. Menu had limited options, but always included vegetarian dishes and a sugar free dessert!
Service and Staff
Would have scored higher except for dining room service issues.
Cabin / Stateroom
Mini suite with balcony were spacious, by cruise ship standards. Balcony was uncovered on Dolphin Deck(deck 9) with decks above peering down. Had several problems with room and steward had all issues resolved in a timely manner. Biggest concern was the shower/tub - need to be agile to step out of tub - also height above tub was approx. 6 feet .
San Francisco, California
So much to see! Alcatraz, Disney Family Museum, dining . . . just beautiful!
Astoria, Oregon
Liberty Theatre, trolly
Victoria, British Columbia
Empress Hotel, Parliament, Museum across the street from Parliament
Santa Barbara, California
Must sees! Court House is beautiful! Beach, shopping area and art show
Seattle, Washington
Pikes Market, Space Needle, Music Experience, Seattle Children's Theatre

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