Good choice for a short cruise on the west coast.

Sapphire Princess Cruise Review to Mexico


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
4 Night West Coast Getaway (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 23, 2014
Ship: Sapphire Princess
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

Nice short cruise with at least one good port. I'm a fan of Princess and this was a pretty average experience for a Princess cruise. The boat was getting ready to head out to the Orient and it seemed like they were starting to prepare for that cruise at the expense of this itinerary to some degree. The poker table had been removed from the casino in preparation as well as a few other things. 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Lots of choices, good meals, and better desserts.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Not quite as good as I expected based on past Princess experience. I think they were a bit stressed getting ready for the ship to move.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
This class of Princess ship is on the top of my list. Easy to navigate and they are all the same, so if you've been on one you know you're way around.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Nice size for an interior room and the closet/bath layout keeps you out of each others way.

Ship Tip

The rear adult only pool is a great place to relax in relative peace. My favorite spot on the ship.

5 out of 5
We stayed in the Long Beach area, close to the ship and lots to do.
5 out of 5
Great little town to walk around in. Check Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives for a good Mexican lunch walking distance to the ship, as well as a couple local microbreweries in walking distance as well.
1 out of 5
Might be a nice place to do an excursion, but not a nice place for walking around.
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