Although this is an older ship it is so suited to longer cruising. We chose a budget stateroom with no balcony but in retrospect it was OK. If you choose a stateroom close to the lifts it's a very quick trip up to the lido deck. Noise certainly wasn't an issue for us.
May 28, 2018
Be polite to the staff. Pays dividends
Jun 05, 2018
Don't buy optional Lotus Spa access to steam rooms and hot slabs, there cold and saunas way way too hot.
Jun 16, 2018
I would have no hesitation in recommending the sapphire princess and we are looking to go on again next year
Jul 25, 2018
The pools are always popular. Pick your pool and your spot daily...and early. The shore excursions on the Baltic Cruise is a must. These are not "go it alone" destinations.
Jul 31, 2018
The international dining room can be a challenge to get to if you are on the wrong side of the ship
Jul 31, 2018
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.
Aug 04, 2018
Pack light because there are laundromats on the ship! Make time to enjoy all the shows and onboard activities!
Aug 04, 2018
Don't be afraid to call housekeeping 1st! Fawcet in the bathroom sink started dripping Someone came within 15 minutes of my call to housekeeping and had it replaced in 10 minutes.
Aug 06, 2018
Take advantage of all that the ship has to offer.
Aug 15, 2018
The Sapphire is a lovely ship but be aware that there are no tables for two in the International Restaurant. The ships was full yet there was always room in the main dining areas and on the decks with loungers. One of the swimming pools is covered as though in a conservatory, a real asset on hot or rainy days.
Aug 17, 2018
This is our fifth cruise on this ship and the staff make it very enjoyable
Aug 25, 2018
Make savings by pre- ordering before sailing ie photo,extra water ,coffee cards and beverage package.
Aug 26, 2018
Relax and enjoy the cruise, book to go to Sabaitini and the steak house. Don’t forget the pizza restaurant all 1st class
Sep 03, 2018
Make a fixed dining in Santa Fe Restaurant, it’s very good!
Sep 10, 2018
The pizza on deck 5 really is the best! Take advantage of the shows and tours. The people are THE best.
Sep 12, 2018
Cabin E422 advertised as having a obstructed view but actually it is partially obstructed quite a good sea view.
Oct 09, 2018
220v hair straightens will not work on board. My big wand hair tongs did, they are 110/220v. If you like a good coffe in your room, take your own. There are laundry rooms on most levels. Free irons and ironing boards there too. Washing machine/dryers cost $3 each paid by your card.
Oct 10, 2018
Cleanliness & Hygiene are top priority encouraging everyone to be responsible and hopefully prevent spread of any illness
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