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Sapphire Princess Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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1,054 Reviews

No faults from start to finish

Sapphire Princess Cruise Review by Dannycarter1990

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Sep 2018
  • Destination: the Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Interior

Food

The sapphire has one main dining restaurant, The International Restaurant for traditional dining and three anytime dining restaurants. The Pacific Moon, The Vivaldi, and The Savoy. There is also The Santa Fe for Club Class. Horizon court is the buffet restaurant and the ship has other eateries such as trident grill, prego pizzeria and international cafe, which are fast food style places. There is an ice cream bar and a sit down Alfredo’s Pizzeira too.i can’t fault the food anywhere on board ship. Can feed myself 24/7 with quality, tasty food.

Cabins

We had an inside cabin and my fiancé expected to feel claustrophobic. This didn’t happen. We were happy with a steward, William who we didn’t see much of, but he cleaned twice a day, leaving little chocolates on our pillows in the evening. It was a warm cosy feel with the lamps on. We had on demand movies to watch after our evening round he ship too. Bed was so comfy and didn’t take long to drift off. Good wardrobe area to store plenty and tea and coffee were available in the cabins too.

Amenities

Gym and studio were over looking the sea. There was a free sauna and steam room in the changing rooms and a thermal suite to use for a hefty charge. This was near he adults only pool and jacuzzis. This area was called The Sanctuary and wasn’t really used. Just the gym really. There was a small library and on deck games.

Entertainment

Plenty of entertainment going on in bars and the main piazza(music, champagne waterfall, sail home party) It was the real hub of the ship and never quiet. Bars, restaurants, shops and events always happening here. I thought the production shows were just okay. Maybe just not my cup of tea. The comedian and the soprano were good.

Ports of call.

Exactly what we wanted.

Zeebrugge, Copenhagen, Skagen and Oslo. Enough time in each port and then two days at sea.

Ship as a whole

The ship gets a 5/5. For those of you that see negative reviews on here, ignore them. I genuinely don’t get what hey are after. It was a high standard from start to finish. The ship is not worn which some reviews suggest(someone even complained a free gift she was given. Thing some people go on holiday to complain. It’s crazy). Concentrate on the positive reviews as they clearly aren’t looking for faults. Everyone we spoke to onboard didn’t have a bad word to say about the ship and it’s staff. And we would happily set sail on her again if the itinerary suited us.

The only downfall we had is that we couldn’t stop longer!


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Cabin Review

Interior
Cabin IC D722

Cabin had a warm cosy feel with temperature setting and bed side lamps. Tv had on demand movies etc, and port information. Big space for wardrobe area and out of view once in bed. Steward was good. Didn’t see much of him but cleaned twice a day.


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Southampton

Easy embarkation. Was on board ship in half an hour.

Brugge (Bruges)

There are available taxis and trains into centre. Trains were every hour and our taxi cost us 55 euros each way. Being with elderly people it was easiest way. About a 15 minute journey to Bruges. Bruges itself is lovely.

Copenhagen

A bit hectic with everyone getting off ship. There was a free shuttle bus into the city centre, and a hop on hop off bus too. Was slow getting out of port because of traffic. Can’t be helped. I recommend Copenhagen to anyone so go and explore.

Skagen

Quick shuttle bus as you get off ship. Little town full of shops and restaurants as soon as you got off bus. Really clean and friendly. Would recommend! There is a bus that takes you up to Grenen just where the shuttle bus takes you too. This was a great experience.

Oslo

My least favourite of our four ports but the best organised. Plenty of hop on buses right outside the ship but easily walked into the centre. If you wanted to see most things I’d get on the hop on hop off bus as Vigeland Park, the Fram museum etc are quite a walk.


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