Sapphire Princess - California Coastal

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

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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7 Night California Coastal (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 31, 2012
Ship: Sapphire Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago
Great cabins. The recent refit of Sapphire really makes it shine. This ship is a great choice for west coast cruises.

Likes: food quality is fairly good. Great stewards and deck staff. Cabins are nice. Really liked the speciality restaurants, cafe and coffee bar, pools, deck chair options.

Dislikes: spa staff; passenger demographic; art and boutique sales; performers.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Don't miss Alfredo's pizza, Sterling Steakhouse, Sabatini's, International Cafe. Main dining rooms are so so and the Horizon's buffet is weak.


3 out of 5
Shows were all missable. Indigo is a solid cruise ship band. Other acts were fine. Nothing special in terms of activities.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
My 15-year old really enjoyed hanging out in the teen center until 1 a.m. each night.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Excellent stewards and waiters on deck. Waiters in the anytime dining rooms were hit and miss. Princess needs to work a lot on making that dining system work better so that staff aren't overwhelmed.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Terrific layout. The whole ship is in great shape.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Mini-suites are a great option.

Pros: Beautiful ship, fun itinerary

Cons: Ensenada is a terrible port; lots of seniors on this cruise

Recommends Sapphire Princess? Yes!

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