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Princess Beijing Cruise Reviews

I had this meal at Sur La Mer. None of it was well-prepared, and sending it back did no good. Salmon and veggies were overcooked. Meal was terribly unexciting. Something you might expect at Hometown Buffet, but not on a cruise ship.
King crab legs in the MDR were so old and tired, they had almost no flavor. Very unexciting meal. Poorly-prepared, and poorly-presented.
I think this was supposed to be New York steak. It was tough and full of gristle. Not well-presented or well-prepared.
Did not enjoy the food on Princess. What you see here is the worst lobster tail ever. They were all like shoe leather, and were so salty they were not enjoyable.
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Not Up to Past Princess Standards

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terdee
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We went with Princess again largely because of the 5-day pre-cruise land content in Beijing (for the Great Wall and other attractions) and Xian (for the Terracota Army). We enjoyed the experience with an excellent guide, top hotel accommodation and many fine meals. Well organised and highly enjoyable, Unfortunately the cruise that followed was not up to our past Princess experiences. High ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Cabin Type: Oceanview (obstructed view)


A must do but weather can be wearing!

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MICKWEST
10+ Cruises

Chose cruise for fabulous ITINERARY-Beijing China, Busan South Korea, Nagasaki and Kagoshima Japan, Shanghai and Hong Kong China, Ho Chi MInh City (Saigon) Vietnam, Bangkok Thailand and Singapore. Weather changed from 60F to 100F, cool to uncomfortably hot and humid, and no rain except in Singapore. Some did pre cruise to Xian and Terracotta warriors but said they were worn out! We had 3 days in ...
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Sail Date: April 2016


Worth Booking!

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Pappaleadfoot
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We typically travel suite class. Because it has been going where we want to go, when we want to go, we've been traveling Princess. The Sapphire Princess is a large ship! The disadvantage is that it often is berthed in a cargo area of the port Vs. "in/nearer town". Despite the number of passengers, there is enough space on the ship so you don't think it is crowded. The dining rooms serves good ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Cabin Type: Grand Suite with Balcony

Traveled with disabled person


my first cruise! come back new! I was happy to just come back!

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disgruntled70
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

In keeping with the baby boomer penchant for cruising! and my wife's gentle persuasion(she had done a cruise to Europe);I decided to go on a cruise on the Sapphire Princess in April of 2016! quite a few setbacks e.g. embarkation,visa problems,lack of communication, shore excursions. Embarkation: endless wait,form filling;chaotic! a young staff member suffered a seizure! mass confusion! no ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


A Little Disappointed

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emlyr
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

For the most part, liked the remodeling, especially the closet - more room and ease of unpacking. Did not like losing the hand held shower nozzle though in the tiny shower. Found the food less enjoyable - seemed like too much mushy stuff - though there were a few good nights with prime rib and lobster. Cannot complain about service. Excursions were ok but quite expensive. Drink prices ...
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Sail Date: November 2015

Cabin Type: Balcony


Ma ma hu hu

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peter grant
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

In Mandarin slang, ma ma hu hu means so so, not very good, or a bit of a mess. This cruise surely met that kind of definition. It ranks in the bottom five of the 40+ cruises we've taken. We joined the ship in Tianjin (aka the middle of nowhere, at least for now), exhausted and suffering from chest colds, after an outstanding eight-day pre-cruise tour in China. As with most pre-cruise tours ...
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Sail Date: April 2015


Extremely Disappointed in Princess

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ylca47
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

I'd like to add a voice of agreement with the negative critique entitled "Ma ma hu hu" posted April 2015. My husband and I also were on the same cruise, and it really was a major disappointment from our past experiences with Princess. We had the same experience and opinions as stated in "Ma ma hu hu" as it relates to service, itinerary, excursions, Hong Kong Terminal and especially the Buffet ...
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Sail Date: April 2015


Sapphire Princess Very Big Disappointment

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AliensHusband
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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 Beijing. The land tour was very rewarding and enjoyable. Our tour director Spike was excellent and involved everyone. Partly because Spike had set a very high bar we ...
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Sail Date: November 2014

Cabin Type: Balcony


One of Our Best Cruises

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anjolini
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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 clean and comfortable with and excellent steward, The following day we had our CC meet and greet so were able to arrange several trips ashore with fellow ...
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Sail Date: November 2014

Cabin Type: Oceanview (obstructed view)


I expected better of Princess

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ybb
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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 because there were several. Embarkation and disembarkation was smooth and painless, maybe because we had priority but I think it flowed wherever you were in the ...
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Sail Date: November 2014

Cabin Type: Balcony


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