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Decided to try Princess after a cruise with P&O.We spotted a nice little cruise from Singapore ,Bangkok ,and Ho Chi Min City.,so booked it in Sept. Booked the cabin,traditional dinning, and told we receive credits,being ex forces. Alls well, got my personnel organiser, and looked through it. After a couple of weeks my dinning came up,anytime dinning,wrong.no credits,no cabin.Returned to the travel agents,who contacted Princess on 3 occasions,still no change.We were booked to fly on the 3rd March, but by the 2nd no labels for the cruise.The travel agent sorted it all out,so off we went. We flew Emerates to Singapore ,with no problems, and arrived to be greeted by a taxi to the hotel. We were booked into the Village Hotel,which was loverly. Spent the day in Singapore and come the next day the taxi arrived to take us to the terminal. Now we come to the cruise, embarkation was smooth with no problems,and as traditional up to the buffet for lunch.Went to the cabin to find dinning was still anytime dinning,that's got to change, after spending 30 mins. in line with 20 others with the same problem final year got sorted.Now l find out l had no credits ,.Was told these are only given to American and Canadian. Well not having much luck up to now,but that soon changed, from our steward,right through the crew,we were treated like royalty, (l am not joking )nothing was too much trouble. Dinning traditional was special ,with the meals delicious, entertainment,was good, and loved the sky screen at night. We arranged our own tours as we found the ship tours expensive (take note)and it wasn't too long before disembarkation,this again was trouble free,.All in all , we spent our 47 th wedding anniversary on a loverly ship. I will congratulate the captain and crew for a wonderful cruise. Why the title ?? If Princess sort their administration out before hand they would have received 5 stars all the way, but that went to the crew.

Tale of Two Departments

Sapphire Princess Cruise Review by alwynne hulme

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2016
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Interior
Decided to try Princess after a cruise with P&O.We spotted a nice little cruise from Singapore ,Bangkok ,and Ho Chi Min City.,so booked it in Sept. Booked the cabin,traditional dinning, and told we receive credits,being ex forces.

Alls well, got my personnel organiser, and looked through it. After a couple of weeks my dinning came up,anytime dinning,wrong.no credits,no cabin.Returned to the travel agents,who contacted Princess on 3 occasions,still no change.We were booked to fly

on the 3rd March, but by the 2nd no labels for the cruise.The travel agent sorted it all out,so off we went.

We flew Emerates to Singapore ,with no problems, and arrived to be greeted by a taxi to the hotel. We were booked into the Village Hotel,which was loverly. Spent the day in Singapore and come the next day the taxi arrived to take us to the terminal.

Now we come to the cruise, embarkation was smooth with no problems,and as traditional up to the buffet for lunch.Went to the cabin to find dinning was still anytime dinning,that's got to change, after spending 30 mins. in line with 20 others with the same problem final year got sorted.Now l find out l had no credits ,.Was told these are only given to American and Canadian.

Well not having much luck up to now,but that soon changed, from our steward,right through the crew,we were treated like royalty, (l am not joking )nothing was too much trouble. Dinning traditional was special ,with the meals delicious, entertainment,was good, and loved the sky screen at night.

We arranged our own tours as we found the ship tours expensive (take note)and it wasn't too long before disembarkation,this again was trouble free,.All in all , we spent our 47 th wedding anniversary on a loverly ship. I will congratulate the captain and crew for a wonderful cruise.

Why the title ??

If Princess sort their administration out before hand they would have received 5 stars all the way, but that went to the crew.
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