Norwegian Fjords were 100% perfect! Princess cruise line....not so much.

Sapphire Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Sapphire Princess

7 Night Norwegian Fjords (London Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 21, 2018

Ship: Sapphire Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: B519

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

The ports of call and natural beauty of the fjords is unmatched. One of our top 3 cruises EVER! Princess Cruise lines has made a lot of cutbacks....it seems. Things that seemed a little off: No activities around pool on sea days, smaller food selection in buffet, cleanliness in public restrooms and elevators not up to par, lackluster entertainers--except for Bravo--last night of cruise.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship tip

Our 7th Princess cruise....we have been sailing with Celebrity most recently.....Princess was not quite up to the standards of Celebrity. Lots of cutbacks since we last sailed Princess. Food choices and quality in buffet. Nightly entertainment--a little ho hum--except for last night. Still got those showers with a shower curtain--yuk! Towels not as plush as Celebrity. Casino --no fun at all--might as well just give the $$$ away. Public restrooms....kind of dirty. Elevator....napkin in one corner, plate in another and shore excursion sticker stuck to wall. Not as meticulous about little things as Celebrity. The staff was excellent but wee will be sailing Celebrity and Royal in the future....unless Princess makes some changes because little things count.

Ports of call

Southampton (London), England

3 out of 5
Didn't stay in London but our coming home airport experience was awful. No one around to answer questions for our BA flight and when we did find someone who worked there he was rude, Rude, RUDE!!!

Stavanger, Norway

5 out of 5
Loved Stavenger but the shore excursion Flavors or Stavenger said the walk would be 3km.....it was more like 6.

Olden, Norway

5 out of 5
Did glacier and skylift. Great!

Hellesylt, Norway

5 out of 5
Did not get off ship here.....was a drop off for full day excursions ending in Geiranger. The scenery---waterfalls, mountains, fjords were spectacular!!!

Geiranger, Norway

5 out of 5
Our favorite port! Went on the winter farm excursion and was hosted by a Norwegian goat farmer and family for coffee and Norwegian pancakes. Then went to summer farm to learn about "brown cheese" and goat farming. Best excursion of the trip because my husband's grandmother's family were farmers in Norway in the late 1800s.

Bergen, Norway

5 out of 5
Beautiful Bergen! Did the city walking tour and ice bar visit. Only complaint is that the walking part of the trip was off and it is a LONG fast walk....no stops along the way for historical trivia. 3km was 6km.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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