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

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4 out of 5

Trip to Asian

Sail Date: March 22, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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.

Cabin / Stateroom
The rug was dirty.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
The disembarkation at Beijing took over than 2 hours because of the immigration. They knew that we would be there and were not organised to receive us.
Ship Quality
The rug was dirty and all changes made on the ship were for the Asian and no consideration for Americans.
Destinations and Excursions
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Compare to other cruises of Princess, I was not happy about the food served.
We arrived two days before the cruise and enjoyed it.
Laem Chabang (Bangkok), Thailand
The excursion was not very good for the price.
Phu My (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam
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
Shanghai, China
The excursion was a a race against time. Nobody appreciated the tour.
Nagasaki, Japan
We went by our own and had time to visit all the places that we wanted.
Busan (Pusan), South Korea
Very nice place. We visited by our own and really appreciated.
Tianjin (Beijing), China
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.


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.

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