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Sapphire Princess Cruise Review to World Cruise

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Sapphire Princess

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

Sail date: October 31, 2019

Ship: Sapphire Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: D232

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 6 months ago

Review summary

We have been on other short cruises. This is first one for 37 nights. We were not disappointed at all. The high standard of training for the crew ensures maximum enjoyment for the guests. We have already placed a deposit for our next cruise.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Well organised

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
All the dining rooms provided similar menus with usually a daily 'special'. Everything is beautifully served and a choice of seating either with other guests or an intimate dinner for two. We mostly dined at the buffet which provides a varied menu catering for different tastes including vegetarian and vegan options.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Trivia, shows, Princess Pop Choir, Zumba, Line Dancing, Ballroom Dancing, Fitness Centre, Spa, Steam and Sauna, Library. Everything well organised and always fun.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
World Class Entertainment plus on board talented crew members. There are several locations for entertainment from early evening until the wee small hours. Occasional matinee performances provided in the Princess Theatre too. We particularly enjoyed the lectures which were presented by experts in their particular area - medieval history, unsolved sea mysteries, music though the ages, and all kinds of different subjects. The art lectures were most interesting and the art gallery was a good place to wander through and appreciate the different genres.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Amazing staff. Great cabin steward, thoughtful and friendly. Cruise Director, Entertainment Director and their teams were fantastic. Restaurant staff, waiters, everyone was really great. Friendly and professional in their approach to their work. Do not have any negative comments about the service or staff on the ship.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very Clean. Everything was constantly being serviced and cleaned.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had a mini suite which provides a very spacious cabin and large balcony. The room was cleaned and restocked daily. Chocolates in the evening when the bed was turned down.Fresh crisp linen and fluffy large towels. Plenty of coat hangers and good storage.

Ship tip

Be prepared for the variety of activities awaiting you. I was totally unprepared but loved every minute.

Ports of call

Le Havre (Paris), France Did not visit port

Bad weather prevented us calling here.

Lisbon, Portugal

5 out of 5
We did our own excursion. Lisbon is a great place to visit. We planned our own tour with local people and were not disappointed.

Gibraltar (U.K.)

5 out of 5
Love love love Gibraltar. Plenty to do. Again planned our own excursion

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
Loved the history. The architecture is fantastic. We shall return to Barcelona.

Toulon, France

3 out of 5
Poor weather prevented us from exploring this destination.

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5
We love Italy and the food is amazing.

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

4 out of 5
Did our own tour again.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
We disembarked in Singapore. We enjoyed the other ports in particular Jordan and Petra, Oman, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and finally beautiful Singapore.
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