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We really wanted to see St Petersburg, this cruise fell on a significant birthday, and the price was right, so the Sapphire Princess won. This was a great cruise. The Itinerary was good. Due to poor weather at one port, they changed ports - they kept us informed and the port, Wermunde Germany, was a great jumping off spot for nearby towns - it was an unexpected jewel of a stop. The ship, the ship. Loved the room, loved the staff. Food in the dining room was a little disappointing for a few of the meals, but hey, the price, ship and staff were great. I was being fed and pampered so we can handle the odd meal disappointment. This ship had a lot of activities. The onboard entertainment was some of the best I have experienced (the Princess singers and dancers were great, but their shows were OK - normally I would have said they were great but we were on a Holland America Cruise earlier in the year - another significant birthday, and the shows were out of this world - first time in 15 cruises I was part of a standing ovation for a cruise line singers and dancers show). The house band on this cruise was exceptional. There is a jewel of a pizza cafe on the 5th floor that we absolutely loved. Overall it was a very positive experience. I would highly recommend this ship.

An Overall Great Cruise, and Love the Ship

Sapphire Princess Cruise Review by Mike Lawrence

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2018
  • Destination: Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Oceanview
We really wanted to see St Petersburg, this cruise fell on a significant birthday, and the price was right, so the Sapphire Princess won. This was a great cruise. The Itinerary was good. Due to poor weather at one port, they changed ports - they kept us informed and the port, Wermunde Germany, was a great jumping off spot for nearby towns - it was an unexpected jewel of a stop. The ship, the ship. Loved the room, loved the staff. Food in the dining room was a little disappointing for a few of the meals, but hey, the price, ship and staff were great. I was being fed and pampered so we can handle the odd meal disappointment. This ship had a lot of activities. The onboard entertainment was some of the best I have experienced (the Princess singers and dancers were great, but their shows were OK - normally I would have said they were great but we were on a Holland America Cruise earlier in the year - another significant birthday, and the shows were out of this world - first time in 15 cruises I was part of a standing ovation for a cruise line singers and dancers show). The house band on this cruise was exceptional. There is a jewel of a pizza cafe on the 5th floor that we absolutely loved. Overall it was a very positive experience. I would highly recommend this ship.
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