Great cruise not so great ship

Sapphire Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska Inside Passage (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 22, 2011
Ship: Sapphire Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Reviewed: 6 years ago
We we not impressed with this cruise ship. Before I start I would recommend this to older couples who dont want to do anything on the ship. First of all we were very surprised that the ship closed the ice cream , snack , and pizza bars at 7pm. We found it somewhat wierd that the ice cream shop closed so early since most people would like ice cream after dinner for a dessert and closing at 7pm doenst give much opportunity to do so. Secondly, the production shows to us seemed sub-par to the others we have seen . We ran into a photographer on our first formal night that was EXTREMELY rude and I had actually notified the service staff and it seemed nothing was done about it. There were couples standing in line that left because of his attitude. Lastly our steward was not as personal as most are. He never called us by name just asked how our room was. We had bought some etched souvenir champagne glasses on the ship and our steward took them out of our room. It took 3 DAYS to get them back!! We really enjoyed the actual cruise itself but not necessarilly the ship.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5


1 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
1 out of 5

Pros: Great staff. Thats about it.

Cons: closing certain things early. Production shows not impressive. Some staff was rude. Steward not very personal.

Recommends Sapphire Princess? No.

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