Average Cruising Experience: Sapphire Princess Cruise Review by kendie345
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Average Cruising Experience
The Casino is a poor excuse for a cruise ship casino. They permit smoking in the casino, which seems to be the gathering place for everyone who wants to smoke since the rest of the ship is non-smoking. The casino is directly behind the passenger service desk, and the smoke invades this entire area and much of the piazza when the casino is in operation. There are very few slots and table games,along with a very tired apprearance, so the area definitely seems like an afterthought. We did use the spa, and felt it was not only very expensive, but the services were not as good as we expected. The pedicurist seemed very uninterested in her work, was rather rough, and seemed eager to finish her tour and return home to Jamaica! We cruised Alaska with Holland America several years ago, and the crowd on Princess is younger with quite a few children. We chose Princess primarily because of their offerings on the land portion of the cruisetour. The weather was great and we could get quite close to the glaciers. We spent quite a bit of time on the balcony. We did enjoy our week, but will definitely book with another line when cruising in the future. Less
Cabin review: OS425C
Spacious, well furnished balcony. Not much storage for hanging clothing in the closet. Plenty of drawer space. Balcony does not provide much privacy, as the top floor can look down on our balcony, as we could view the balcony below us. Comfortable bed and furniture. Bathroom was nice. Separate area with shower and jacuzzi tub worked well. There was always plenty of hot water.
Port and Shore Excursions
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