Sapphire Princess Cruise Review by tulefogg: Cruise aboard the Sapphire Princess
Member Since 2011
Compare Prices on Sapphire Princess Hawaii Cruises
Cruise aboard the Sapphire Princess
The cruise started off nicely enough. We thought great we are on the top deck right near the Horizon Court and the swimming pools. What more could we ask for. Well, the first two days were horrible, because we were on the top deck the water was rougher than usual, we swayed back and forth until I finally got so seasick that after two days I went to Medical and requested the shot. After that I was great. The thing we noticed about having a room on the Lido Deck was not only did you feel the rocking more, but when you walked the hall way you could smell cigarette smoke. Since we aren't smokers it seemed very heavy. We talked to the desk about the heavy smell of smoke and we were told that every room is a smoking room and that they will spray the hall way for us. If they did spray, we didn't notice it. When we walked across the deck to the Horizon Court for breakfast, we had to encounter Gail force winds.
But that wasn't the worst of it. The theaters held around More 1,000 people - but there were over 2000 on the ship, so if we wanted to get a seat and see the show, we would have to get there 30-45 minutes early. sometimes up to 1 hour just to get a seat. We did sign up for traditional dining and thought maybe we should sign up for anytime dining so that could meet more people.We cancelled our traditional dining reservations. We came to find out that anytime dining actually means - Anytime you can get up at 8 am and make reservations for dinner three days in advance, then you can get a seat. My suggestion is to make reservation for traditional dining, even if you decide to try the anytime dining go for it. Don't cancel your traditional dining reservations.
The ship didn't seem to have all that much to do. They did have a lawyer than gave some talks about the law (which was interesting) and a woman who talked about the Hawaiian Islands that was good as well). Other types of activities were limited. Less
Read more Sapphire Princess cruise reviews >>
Read Cruise Critic's Sapphire Princess Review >>
Cabin review: Sapphire Princess Oceanview Doulbe with Balcony Caribe L204
Cabin was located on 14Th floor Lido Deck. Smokers on that deck. Heavy smoke.
Port and Shore Excursions
Dirty Ship and Horrible Room
Wonderful lazy days to Hawaii
A little disappointing--so, so...
The good, the bad and the ugly...
Sapphire Princess Very Big Dis...
Lovely trip to Asia on the Sap...