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The 116,000-ton, 2,670-passenger Sapphire Princess debuted in 2004 as the fifth of nine ships in Princess Cruises' wide-ranging Grand class. The series has evolved significantly between Grand Princess ...
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744 Princess Sapphire Princess Cruise Reviews

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ETdreamer
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
8 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Embarkation at Singapore was smooth and trouble free, with the exception that we ended up with one suitcase belonging to someone else delivered to our stateroom and our suitcase which had obviously been delivered elsewhere showed up just ... Read more
wgb7428
Member Since 2009
10 reviews
94 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
Princess has become our favorite cruise line. We always get great service in both the dining room, lounges and cabin attendant. I do however wish that during their new guest Captain Circle welcome they would give new cruisers some do's and ... Read more
cllucas44
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
This was our ninth cruise, fourth to MR, first time on Princess and many of the things we have come to take for granted on Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, and NCL were not there. Small things admittedly but they add up after 10 days. (1) ... Read more
sandyr53
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Good: The mini-suite was comfortable for two adults. Our suite was considerably smaller than what we have encountered on other cruise lines. The food varied from average to excellent. If you like Asian cuisine, the selection and ... Read more
CocoPhoebe
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
We thought this cruise was great. We're a couple with no children, aged 54 and 48. Demographics were all over the the place. Given it was a Christmas Cruise - there were a lot of kids - apparently 800 - but we never saw them! All the kids ... Read more

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Nattl3s
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
4th cruise - previous 2 on Holland America and once on Pride of America. Ship was great, in good condition. Cabin was excellent. Service was exceptional. Food was good. All staff we encountered were nothing but helpful and polite. ... Read more
Sunandfunseeker
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
Cruising from Singapore to Brunei, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and back to Singapore in December is not recommended because it is the wet season. We were unable to visit Nha Trang due to choppy seas. But let's get back to embarkation.... ... Read more
jeck
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
58 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
Many of the previous reviews of this ship and cruise have been negative so we approached this cruise with a few reservations. However, we found the cruise was very good. The quality of the meals was very high and the production shows were ... Read more
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AliensHusband
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Ages m 61 f 58 Past cruises Princess 7 P&O 2 Celebrity 1 Regions: - Caribbean. Northern Europe, Mediterranean, South America and Alaska. Cabin Baja Balcony Grand Asia We took a short land tour before joining the ship from ... Read more
islandgirlmeg
Member Since 2013
1 review
99 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
We had never cruised in Asia and my husband was a little leery of taking this cruise. But then he did a complete turnaround and decided we had to do it. We loved the cruise itself and our destination port. Beijing we were not enthralled ... Read more

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kamilsmom
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
I am an experienced cruiser. Princess Cruises has totally disappointed me in many areas. I would say that Princess has not taken the time to understand the demographics and do not do the right data mining to understand their clients. 1. ... Read more
anjolini
Member Since 2009
1 review
204 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
After a few days in Beijing at the Grand Mercure (very nice quiet room and great buffet breakfast) and a transfer to the port (Both not booked with Princess) we were onboard without too much waiting and straight to our cabin, which was ... Read more
ybb
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We've been on a fair few cruises on five different lines. One thing you realise is people love to complain about any minor niggle and to take a lot of the complaints with a grain of salt. For that reason I'll start with the positives ... Read more
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Arielriley
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our cruise aboard the Sapphire Princess was my second and my husband's first cruise. It was however a first for both of us on the line. We toured south east Asia, on an eight night journey from Hong Kong to Singapore. Unfortunately ... Read more
MagneticM
Member Since 2014
1 review
14 forum posts
0 helpful votes
As experienced cruisers, In our opinion, whilst the Sapphire Princess is a lovely ship the food and entertainment is below an acceptable standard of any comparable 4 star cruise ship. We found compared to other cruises, the food choice ... Read more

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Zedjp3
Member Since 2013
1 review
236 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the dream destinations--Beijing and Xi'an, Nagasaki, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Singapore. Unfortunately, the itinerary changed three times, the last time being on embarkation day. The first change was due ... Read more
Stancer
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have sailed on a few of Princess Cruises but it was disappointing this time. The good part was the pre cruise tour we took with Catherine Lu Tours. We stayed at Park Plaza Wangfujing at her recommendation and it was a nice hotel and ... Read more
Cabin11
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We were attracted to this cruise because of the itinerary, and we had an enjoyable cruise previously around the Greek islands on the Ruby Princess. We had a couple of nights in Beijing at the start visiting the Great Wall and Tienanmen ... Read more
valpeter
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2014
I have recently returned from the Grand Asia tour from Beijing to Singapore. After a tiring day embarking we were informed that our ship would not be calling at Nagasaki or Shanghai due to super cyclone Yongpong heading in south of Japan. ... Read more
sue mc
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
We booked a 9 night cruise from Beijing to Hong Kong via Busan Shanghai and Nagasaki. Unfortunately due to a typhoon we never went to Shanghai and Nagasaki even though the typhoon was nowhere near Shanghai. This decision was made before ... Read more

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Harvey1939
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
851 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I are long time cruisers. We have reached Elite status on Princess. The pre-cruise extension to Xian was booked with Princess because we expected a first class experience. The hotel in Beijing was the Great Wall .Marriott. How ... Read more
rclooking
Member Since 2007
1 review
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
Although other reviews highlight that the Sapphire Princess is not a "new" ship, I found the ship was in a very acceptable state of repair and looked good visually. The most outstanding characteristic for me was how clean the ship was. Day ... Read more
mcphail
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
This was to be our 7th cruise with Princess and when I stepped into my stateroom I felt like I had come home again. Stayed 2 nights in Shanghai in the Radisson New World which was very central for sightseeing around this fabulous city, ... Read more
pointpetre
Member Since 2005
14 reviews
156 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2014
Repositioning cruises tend to be unique and don't provide good information for more routine and repetitious cruises. This repositioning cruise went from San Pedro port in L.A. to Honolulu, Guam, Taiwan, Okinawa, Shanghai, Kogoshima and ... Read more
Holomoku
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
918 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2014
We have sailed on the Sapphire now three times and with this move to Asia we new it would probably be a long time before we sailed on her again. Also, this cruise went to Guam where my DW grew up and she had not been back in over 40 years. ... Read more

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