Sapphire Princess Reviews

303 reviews




5 out of 5

Sapphire Princess by EileenCheng

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I loved this cruise because of the itinerary, it is nicely space out between at sea and at port. One day at sea and one day at port. It is very relaxing meanwhile you can see a lot. I will definitely go again if there is a similar itinerary.  

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4 out of 5

excellent by ThelmaDonato

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Food  was all good and the service from the dining  and cabin steward

Are excellent. Enjoyed the dance lessons and the shows.

played bingo and I won.meet a lot of people from different places

all over the world.

we would love to take Princess cruises in the future

maybe next year.

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4 out of 5

Trip to Asian by boutinlouise

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We liked the places that we went but in Shanghai, the excursion was a race against time. Also, the cost pour the excursion on your own of Ho Chi Minh City was too much expensive. We didn't understand a word of our guide. Finally the organisation of the ship was very poor. We had no information about where or when we could get out of the ship and many hours were lost because of that.

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4 out of 5

Great time by koryrichard

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Everything was fantastic on the cruise. Got on the boat quickly, luggage arrived at the room quickly. Crew were amazing. Always great when the crew remembers your name from day one not to mention your preferred cocktail. The food was good but not great. All the dining rooms had the same menu which I get from a logistics point of view but with some 4-5 dining rooms for the anytime dining option I hoped for some variety. 

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3 out of 5

Disappointing by lgcrabbe

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Fiasco in boarding procedure. 

Stateroom dingy. 

Bed linens, mattresses, and pillows badly need replacing. 

Excursions disappointing. Not much to see in some ports, so excursion a real reach. 

Dining room service too slow. 

Buffet food okay, repeated too often. Buffet desserts very disappointing. 

TV service inadequate. 

Ship needs redo. 

Staff courteous. 

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4 out of 5

Review of this trip by chanpb

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room and table for dinner assigned not as requested.Room services are not as good as before. Services in the dinning room is excrescent,Very good coordination of embarkation and dis-embarkation.Land excursions are very interesting.Food and dinning quality have been down graded,not paying too much on presentation at all.

Over all this trip is very good

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2 out of 5

April 10-24 Asia cruise by vdes

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It was my least favorite cruise of the last 12 cruises. Ports were mostly commercial. Communication from senior staff was limited. Guest relation staff did not have up-to-date information. The specialty restaurant was part of the all day dining buffet and very cold as the doors kept opening and closing causing a draft. Overall we did not have a great experience as we had on other cruises, including cruises on Princess.   

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4 out of 5

Comments by judiknope

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Woman that handled the tour talks was rude on a one to one basis. One of the waiters was rude. Cabin steward was so so.

The cities visited were great and the area guides were excellent.

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5 out of 5

My first cruise :) by christinadavis

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The only issue i had with the cruise is that the atm went down and i was unable to get cash :(

LOVE THE SHIP, CREW, AND THE TRIP. Next trip will be a seven day cruise for sure.

Thank You for a great experience.

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4 out of 5

fare feeling for the cruising this ship. by sandrayongkim

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It was farely good. I wanted travel to relaxing at the ship. But unfortunately many little kids on board. and swimming pool was very noisy and crowded most the time. It was my first time with Princess Cruise. passinger service was little different then other's. I was little confused that made me busy back and force to the desk. I saw many people was standing on  line at the desk till midnight maybe they are as confuse as I was. The  ship was little smaller then I was expacted.

other then that the food was good. and room service was good. if you want to relax at the cruise. make sure check the school break time.

 

Thank You.

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3 out of 5

ensenada cruise by marlynp

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Food was good entertainment was  bad.

I didn't get my receipt for the cruise so I can turn it in to Cruise 411

Cabin was nice so was the ship.

Cabin steward needs more training dealing with handicap passengers. 

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5 out of 5

A great "Late Winter" cruise by Redheadnanax4

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My husband and I truly enjoyed every aspect of this cruise.  Everything about a Princess cruise is top notch.  The wonderful service from everyone on board.  The crew are truly amazing.  The food was superb, whether it was in one of the beautiful dining rooms, the buffet, or out by the pool.  The five ports were all very interesting and I feel had something for everyone.  San Diego has so much to see, the zoo, Sea World, Lego Land, Old Town, the harbor area with some great WWII memorabilia and statues.  Cabo San Lucas, very busy, a beautiful coastline, great fish tacos and great water activities.  La Paz, very rustic, beautiful cathedral and the most beautiful ocean.  Loreto was our favorite (plan to go back).  Once again, a beautiful cathedral, very clean, no big box stores, beautiful beach and ocean.  The people were very warm and friendly.  Puerta Vallarta has a gorgeous boardwalk with shops and small restaurants with great food.  The beaches were fantastic.  The only thing we didn't care for was to see a Sams Club and a Walmart off the balcony of our ship.  The days at sea, you could relax and enjoy with a book, or go to different lecture series.  My husband enjoyed the Photography group.  The nightime entertainment was as good as Las Vegas, if not better.  Great singing and dancing groups; comediens were hilarious.  We really enjoyed this trip. 

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5 out of 5

A Family Reunion Like No Other! by DMEvarts

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My wife and I live in Colorado, my sister and her husband live in Tennesse and my brother and his wife live in California. My elderly mother wanted to get all her kids together in one place at one time for a family reunion. It was suggested that we could all go on a cruise. At first I had a number of concerns, but once we all boarded the ship and were settled in, it didn't take long for me to realize what a great experience this would be for the entire family. We spent more quality time together eating, visiting, and going on excursions together in one week than we had done since we were kids, and we didn't have to cook, clean, or do any driving! We now have current professionally photographed family pictures and memories that will last our lifetimes. Our cabin steward, named "Wilson" and our dinner waiter "Marc Mora" made our cruise absolutely wonderful with their top-quality service and professionalism by taking care of our needs in every way. The ship's general staff treated us to smiles and all around exceptional service. The Sapphire Princess was literally a floating resort hotel with many enjoyable activities. We especially enjoyed participating in Chris Rickets' ukulele classes that concluded with over 30 passengers performing a fun concert in the Piazza for the entire boat - it was a smashing success! Kudos to Chris Rickets for undertaking these classes on this short Mexican cruise. We received many compliments by the passengers on how fun the ukulele concert was for them as well. Also, the best entertainment on the ship in our opinion was the mariachi band, Los Brillantes, that resulted in great dancing in the Piazza. Their standing-room-only performances were due to their classical Mexican rhythms and interaction with the crowds. The only downside to this cruise was the limited amount of time we had available at each port. Overall a very enjoyable cruise experience.

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2 out of 5

Not What Was Expected by Brett7762

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The accomadations were great. The constant attempt at attempting to sale us something was extremely frustrating. Also the hidden charges, such as the additional daily "hotel" charge and the mandatory 15% gratuity. Coffe was ridiculous. One place it would be free and another you had to pay for it and another would be half the price, i just don't get it. And the ports were very disappointing. As soon as you got off the ship you were bombarded by local vendors that just did not understand the word no and were very rude as well. I can find better ways to spend my money.

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2 out of 5

First time cruiser was disappointed by landlover1234

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The cruise, and cruising in general, did not meet my expectations.  Few of the on board activities were of interest to me, service on the ship was mediocre, I considered only one of the meals to be really good.  The rest were on par with eating at Denny's.  

 

My first, and quit likely, last cruise.

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3 out of 5

Always a good time by Alwaysfun

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The service and crew were great but every time we cruise the food gets worse. I think they are wanting you to start paying for your food at the specialty resaraunts. The lido deck was worse than cafeteria food. 

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5 out of 5

Great Cruise by ECHEVESTE

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We had a Great Relaxing, Fun time! We bought a shore excursion for Puerto Vallarta and we also bought one for Cabo San Lucas. We had never bought any in the past and so, we are really glad that we did! It was well worth it! We are looking forward to becoming Elite Members with Princess.

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4 out of 5

Very good experience by mwood55

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I have always been hesitant to take a cruise. Something about being out in the middle of the ocean on something as my grandaughter would say,"Is big and heavy all the more to sink" has always held me back. My daughter expressed how she felt I would enjoy a cruise because my husband and I love to travel to see different entertainment. So I gave it a try, and must say i was pleatsantly surprised, and had a super time. Princess Cruise Line is excellant in customer care and satisfaction. I can't wait to book another cruise right away.

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4 out of 5

A great intro to cruising with Princess by Chatalaine

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You will find the trip too be short. You won't want to say good bye to the ship and her crew. The Sapphire Princess is a grand lady! Her crew wants your vacation to be perfect and they make every effort to accommodate your ever wish.  The food is excellent in the dinning room and the buffet.  Try it! I know you will love it!

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4 out of 5

Fun Time by Lynstephlee

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LoveIt was relaxing and yet fun! There were times we wanted to stay in the cabin and just be together and it was surpising how quiet and peaceful that could be. When we wanted to be around people, there was always something to do onboard. We went to classes and learned some new things, participated in new dances, ,met new people and tasted new foods. It was a truly an amazing experience.

 

I was a little disappointed we couldn't go to Puerta Vallarta. There was a very ill person onboard who needed a hospital so we turned around and went back to Cabo. I was really bummed but of course, understood. We were on our 29th anniversary and looking forward to ziplining in the jungle. Next time I guess.

 

We also were introduced to Acupuncture on the ship. We both went each day and fell in love with the experience. I will definately do that on land as well.

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