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This cruise had the ports of call we were interested in and left from Southampton so it gave us a chance to spend time with our daughter who now lives in the UK. Great ports but too many of them pushed in one after the other and a lot of people were very tired after that.. Probably one too many formal nights with only a night or two between the last two. We were very disappointed that now cruisers are expected to pay for shuttles to the city when ship "elects" to berth further out to decrease port charges, or so we were told. Have never had to pay for this service before. There appears to be considerably less staff than when we last cruised on the Diamond Princess 18 months ago. Guest artists were wonderful and I think once I saw the Bravo show that I could see the cruise singers talents were more toward classically trained than rock. This cruise is probably not an easy one for people with disabilities. The cobblestone streets everywhere and lack of disability acess in st Petersburg meant some people just had to stay on the ship.

Sapphire Princess Baltic Heritage June 2018

Sapphire Princess Cruise Review by KJQLD58

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2018
  • Destination: Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Oceanview (obstructed view)
This cruise had the ports of call we were interested in and left from Southampton so it gave us a chance to spend time with our daughter who now lives in the UK.

Great ports but too many of them pushed in one after the other and a lot of people were very tired after that.. Probably one too many formal nights with only a night or two between the last two.

We were very disappointed that now cruisers are expected to pay for shuttles to the city when ship "elects" to berth further out to decrease port charges, or so we were told. Have never had to pay for this service before.

There appears to be considerably less staff than when we last cruised on the Diamond Princess 18 months ago.

Guest artists were wonderful and I think once I saw the Bravo show that I could see the cruise singers talents were more toward classically trained than rock. This cruise is probably not an easy one for people with disabilities. The cobblestone streets everywhere and lack of disability acess in st Petersburg meant some people just had to stay on the ship.
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Oceanview (obstructed view)
Cabin OW E319
Cabin was good and we had a wonderful room steward. Had no problems with the plumbing unlike the people in the next cabin who had two overflows - one in the early morning so we woken early to thumping and banging which was not a good thing.
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