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

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall rating:

3.6 out of 5
Sapphire Princess

16 Night Mediterranean & Middle East Grand Adventure (Rome To Dubai)

Sail date: November 10, 2019

Ship: Sapphire Princess

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Buffet area needs to be cleaned and the bars sanitized frequently as mentioned before.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Dining rooms felt alright. Buffets not so good. No cleanliness. Passengers did not comply with hand washing and it was not enforced upon them. Norwegian cruise line personnel stands by the entrance as well to spray hands for those who do not want to wash the hands. Waiters use to same hands to pick up dirty dishes and then to serve next passengers drinks with same hands. Servers do not have wash basin to wash their hands where they take the dirty dishes to dispose off. Every time they pick up dirty dishes, they need to use gloves if they cannot wash the hands. Drinks should be served with clean hands with clean gloves. Best things would be to have a server serve the food at the serving stations. This way the handles are not dirty by those who do not wash hands, When a passenger in front of me did not wash hands, I brought it to one attendant's notice that the passenger in front of me did not wash hands, I was told that I can tell that person to wash the hands because he cannot do anything if passenger does not want to wash the hands,. He did not even ask that person to wash the hands when passed by.

Prego's Pizzaria

5 out of 5

Nitine, food and Beverage supervisor, was extremely helpful, Always smiling.

Alfredo's Pizzeria

5 out of 5

Great tasting pizza

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Need more facilities for more activities.

Future Cruise Sales

1 out of 5

The person working behind was rude and not helpful.


2 out of 5
Some comedians were not funny. Some shows were repeats.

Movies Under The Stars

3 out of 5

OK. Would have like some more great action movies.

Churchill Lounge

1 out of 5

Smokey of course due to cigar smokers. But the the cruise bar tender person working behind the bar is exposed to smoke which is against the law.There should be a separate bar with order placed by passenger and bar tender is behind the glass not exposed to smoke. It is a health hazards to that bar tender.

Children's Programs

Solo travelers with friends.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Waiter Arnel. Asst Waiter Jacob Head Waiter Eduwardo Intentnet provider Zoryana Brian Cabin Stewart Isabelle at Effy store Every one at Clothing store. Danielle etc. Nitine, Food and Beverages Manager Melissa at Reception desk.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Handrails should be cleaned every 30 minutes or more often as everyone is touching them going up and down. I am in health authority and work with infection control.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The twin mattress was uncomfortable as it was tilted on one side. I found myself sliding to the side so did my sister. And we are average size people. Mattress was not comfortable as I have known sleep mattress for princess in past. Supposed to be the best but it was not this time. I am a platinum member and I have used these mattresses before.

Ship tip

Infection control. Almost 50% or more were sick with flu and cold so there must be something done about this to circulate the clean air in cabins and outside. Pillows to be plastics which can be washed before new passengers comes in since many are coughing on the same t be some thing done about this to control this.

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
Yes. Great Ho Ho Bus and Vatican city excursion.

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5
Yes.. Ho Ho Bus

Messina, Sicily

1 out of 5
Bad Weather. Ship did not stop.

Valletta, Malta

1 out of 5
Not part of itinanary.

Rhodes, Greece

1 out of 5
Not good weather. Ship did not go.

Suez Canal Transit

5 out of 5
Beautiful sailing through Canal.

Aqaba (Petra), Jordan

5 out of 5
Felt the Middle East atmosphere which was enjoyable.

Dubai, U.A.E.

5 out of 5

Muscat, Oman

5 out of 5
Excellent shopping for spices and other things.

Colombo, Sri Lanka

2 out of 5
Very humid. Disorganized port info. No one to guide once dropped by the shuttle as where to go and got caught in with harassed by tuk tuks who cheated us with money. Charged more than other passengers.

Port Klang (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia

5 out of 5
Yes. Very humid though so did not enjoy outdoor part.


5 out of 5
Yes. and Ho Ho bus.


5 out of 5
Very well organized.
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