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

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall rating:

3.6 out of 5
Sapphire Princess

38 Night Indian Ocean & Europe Grand Adventure (Singapore To London)

Sail date: March 28, 2018

Ship: Sapphire Princess

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Although some of the ports were dirty overcrowded and had very little appeal, the overall cruise was fantastic and exceeded our expectations. We made some great friends onboard and were sad to depart.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
A very smooth and quick experience, but the cruise port in Singapore is so well equiped to handle this

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
For the first time for us we ate every meal ouside the back of the Lido in the fresh air. The weather was so beautiful and the evenings so balmy that we skipped the dining room experience completely

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Swimming and socialising were the main activities.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Although the ship was old it was kept in faultless condition, although it does lack the glitz and sheer luxury of the more recently built ships.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship tip

Although this is an older ship it is so suited to longer cruising. We chose a budget stateroom with no balcony but in retrospect it was OK. If you choose a stateroom close to the lifts it's a very quick trip up to the lido deck. Noise certainly wasn't an issue for us.

Ports of call

Singapore

1 out of 5

Phuket, Thailand

1 out of 5

Colombo, Sri Lanka

1 out of 5

Cochin, India

1 out of 5

Dubai, U.A.E.

4 out of 5

Aqaba (Petra), Jordan

2 out of 5

Suez Canal Transit

1 out of 5

Santorini, Greece

5 out of 5

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

4 out of 5

Valletta, Malta

5 out of 5
We caught the hop on hop off bus, but we were overwhelmed by the sheer number of visitors. The port area was beautiful as was the old parts of the city accessed by the lift.

Naples, Italy

1 out of 5
We spent a fantastic day on the isle of Capri

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

1 out of 5

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
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