This one went to the Sea of Cortez. The ports were San Diego, Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, Loreto and Puerto Vallarta. Embarkation at the San Pedro pier went fast easy. We had no waiting and walked right on. We have been on the Sapphire before so we were pretty familiar with the lay out. We went right to our room which was ready and clean. It was a standard balcony setup. The room Steward was friendly and took good care of us. There is also a new Widescreen LED TV setup. You can watch many movies and TV shows "On Demand" now and for free. They offered movies that were fresh off the screen.
FOOD: We selected "Anytime" dining so we could choose when and where we wanted to eat each night. There are four "Anytime" Dining rooms. The all have the same menu, however, each has it's own specialty dish. We tried all four and never had a wait for a table for two. We celebrated an Anniversary and they sang and brought a cake with a candle. The food was excellent. We also enjoyed the Sterling Steak House one evening with a table for two placed with a wonderful ocean view. The steaks were perfectly prepared and rival any fine steak house. The Horizon Court Buffet always had a great selection of good food. We like that they have a separate desert bar with a wide selection. We went to Alfredo's Pizza for one lunch. It's good for specialty pizza, but, didn't really have the selection we wanted. The international Café next to it always has a nice selection of deserts, sandwiches, etc.
ENTERTAINMENT: We spend most of our time in The Wheelhouse dancing. They had a very good ballroom band called "Sun Down Duo". They took requests and played every night. The Explorer Lounge had a group called "Sol Provider". They were a good party band and also fun to dance and listen to. The main shows in the Princess Theater were good. There was one that we had seen before, but two others we hadn't. They also had a couple hilarious comedian acts during the cruise.
This is a pretty standard balcony. The balcony is a little smaller than the deck below, but, you have total privacy when on it. The room has a brand new LED TV. It also has the standard safe and refrigerator. Like most rooms, the shower is tiny.