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Sapphire Princess Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 34

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Sapphire Princess

17 Night Grand Asia (Singapore To Beijing)

Sail date: March 22, 2016

Ship: Sapphire Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: B505

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

We liked the places that we went but in Shanghai, the excursion was a race against time. Also, the cost pour the excursion on your own of Ho Chi Minh City was too much expensive. We didn't understand a word of our guide. Finally the organisation of the ship was very poor. We had no information about where or when we could get out of the ship and many hours were lost because of that.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Compare to other cruises of Princess, I was not happy about the food served.


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
The rug was dirty and all changes made on the ship were for the Asian and no consideration for Americans.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The rug was dirty.

Ship tip

We took the Sapphire two years ago and we should have been informed that it has been changed to accomodate Asian passangers. The Casino, the food, all were changed to be adapted to them. We understand that only the Asian were important on the ship.

Ports of call


5 out of 5
We arrived two days before the cruise and enjoyed it.

Laem Chabang (Bangkok), Thailand

3 out of 5
The excursion was not very good for the price.

Phu My (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam

1 out of 5
We paid 200 $ US so that Princess brings us to the city with a guide that barely spoke English. The price was ridiculous.

Hong Kong

5 out of 5

Shanghai, China

1 out of 5
The excursion was a a race against time. Nobody appreciated the tour.

Nagasaki, Japan

5 out of 5
We went by our own and had time to visit all the places that we wanted.

Busan (Pusan), South Korea

5 out of 5
Very nice place. We visited by our own and really appreciated.

Tianjin (Beijing), China

5 out of 5
We took a postcruise tour offered by Princess and it was excellent. We really appreciated the 3 days and all the places visited. Our guide Ken was exceptional.
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