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Sapphire Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
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972 reviews
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Excellent, as always

Review for Sapphire Princess to the Mexican Riviera
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auntielala81
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

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Sail Date: Mar 2014
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This was my third adventure aboard the Sapphire Princess, although the first with only 4 nights. As usual, the ship is beautiful, the service impeccable, and the crew delightful. Our room steward, Alex, was polite and helpful and kept our room looking great. Our waiter, Geronimo, at table 61 in the International Dining room was great, always willing to give us tips on what was especially good that night and what he thought we'd enjoy. Love building a report with the staff so we always go for the set, late seating.

Movies Under the Stars is a great addition to the Princess experience and the movies selected were great choices, although it was slightly chilly up top. It would be great to maybe have that same movie playing on the sets in the room at the same time too for those nights when it is too windy/cold to be up top for extended periods of time.

Food was great as always. I branched out and tried a few items I wouldn't typically order which is great to do on a cruise since the food is included in the price you pay (unless of course you choose to visit one of the specialty restaurants for a surcharge, which we didn't).

Cabin Review

Its a fairly long walk down the hallway from the back elevators for dinner, but that is sort of a bonus when you factor in how much delicious, rich food you'll be eating. Nice to have to work some of it off.

Port Reviews

Ensenada

We decided to stay close to the ship and not bother with an excursion for such a short cruise. The little marketplace where the ship docks is pretty much exactly the same stuff you can purchase at any other port in Mexico. If you're a fan of brightly painted pottery pieces, tooled leather, sterling silver, vanilla (with distilled water as the first ingredient), or cheap meds, then Mexico is the place for you. I'm fairly sure everything for sale in Mexican tourist locations must come from the same factory somewhere since it genuinely is all the same stuff.

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