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Sapphire Princess Cruise Review to Europe

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Sapphire Princess

11 Night Canary Islands (London Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 08, 2019

Ship: Sapphire Princess

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: A725

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Bay of Biscay twice both times rough,took the shine off a lovely cruise.The Canary islands and Madeira were wonderful we just wished there was a port on the return journey,3 days at sea with the sea state as it was was too much.


5 out of 5
Embarkation was brilliant,no need for priority boarding,arrived 30 minutes before embarkation time,checked in Sent through security and on the ship in 20 minutes .absolutely brilliant.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We used horizon court for breakfast,a!ways a great choice of food,always seating available.We had 1specialty night in sterling steakhouse,it was very good but not worth the extra 29$.All our other evening meals we used Pacific moon,food and choice was excellent,service not as good as our previous cruise on sapphire.

Pacific Moon Dining Room

5 out of 5

Food and service very good.

International Cafe

5 out of 5

Apart from not enough seating and staff not as good as previous year,food choice fantastic.

Ice Cream Bar

5 out of 5

Used 3 times , never had to wait.

Horizon Court

5 out of 5

Excellent choice of food.

Calypso Cove

3 out of 5

Expensive,selection limited.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
All activities i.e.pools,hot tubs,table tennis and mini golf were good.

The Conservatory

5 out of 5

Very comfortable.

Terrace Pool

5 out of 5

Great views off the back of ship,pity smoking area in an adult only area was removed.

Hot Tubs

5 out of 5

Really nice and warm,but busy.


3 out of 5
Stage shows seemed as if the cast were rushing,not up to the standards we expected,resident band xtesea were very good,but disappointed with the general entertainment,it was said by several guests "Pontins at sea",which summed it up quite well.

Princess Theater

2 out of 5

Shows lacking again compared to last year.

Movies Under The Stars

5 out of 5

Good choice of new films.

Explorers Lounge

2 out of 5

Pontin s at sea.

Club Fusion

4 out of 5

Not utilised enough,always quite empty.

Churchill Lounge

5 out of 5

As a smoker it was good when weather was bad.


5 out of 5

Not enough seats

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Generally very good as always.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Lovely ship always clean and tidy.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Adequate size,plenty of storage space,good layout.

Ship tip

If rough seas are expected take extra sea sick remedies,the sapphires stabilizers are not the best.

Ports of call

Southampton (London), England

5 out of 5
Embarkation only , great port.

Vigo, Spain

5 out of 5
Easy to walk straight off ship ,some lovely local shops and eateries.

Funchal, Madeira

5 out of 5
Did a princess exursion,the best of Madeira ,coach up to a spectacular viewing point then to a basket weaving outlet which was expensive,we then went up to the mountains through the clouds,fantastic scenery ,but I would hate to have to drive here.We then went for a three course lunch with port on arrival then red and white wine followed by brandy.local entertainment was also laid on which was dancers and musicians - they were absolutely brilliant.We then went to the tabogan,fantastic.2km of downhill in a wicker basket guided by 2 strapping men.On our way back to the ship we stopped at a winery for tasting.Overall a great excursion well worth the money.

Santa Cruz De Tenerife, Canary Islands

5 out of 5
Walked off the ship into town,a really good and large market which we bought lots at a very reasonable price.

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

5 out of 5
Again walked off the ship to local shops and beach.

Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

5 out of 5
Lovely easy walk into town,lots of local stalls , loved it.


5 out of 5
Got off 15 minutes problem.
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