Meets Expectations: Sapphire Princess Cruise Review by vvacation
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Food was usual Princess fare. We had anytime dining(party of 6)and tried each of the anytime venues.Never had to wait for a table. Each venue has the regular menu, then one special entree. Savoy- grilled pork chop(none of us tried). Santa Fe had fajitas which were good,Pacific Moon had an Asian noodle dish we liked, Vivaldi-lasagna. The More service seemed rushed. The waiter in Santa Fe was cordial, but the waiters in the other dining venues didn't seem happy. In fact most of the ship's personnel didn't seem happy,(but never rude) in contrast to our other Princess cruises where the crew seemed happy to be there.
We avoid the buffet. Frequented the International Cafe several times daily, for pastries, small panini, salads, coffees and desserts, which were all excellent.The pizza in the Prego pizzeria was good, but not the Trident Grill pizza.
We saw more whales from the ship than our two previous Alaska cruises, the naturalist tried her best to point them out for all to see.
The entertainment was okay, we missed the comedian who, by reports of others, was very good. Less
Cabin review: BAC605 Balcony
We had cabins Starboard BA categories- Caribe 605,607,609. I choose mid ship balconies with some roof covering, especially nice in Alaska with cool, rainy weather. We saw many whales from our balconies, as well as glaciers. Adequate closet space, with more clothes hangers than we've had on other ships. Many people don't realize that you can put your empty suitcases under the beds on most ships.Read All Balcony (BA) Reviews >>
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