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This ship should be based on the U.K. more often, it is perfect for the UK with an enclosed conservatory with swimming pools. I have read a few reviews of this ship and this cruise - we travelled as a party of 6 - my parents and our daughters aged 11 and 8. Many reviews comment on how it would be unsuitable for children - not true. Our girls loved it, the shows, the food and the swimming pools. You don’t have to be over 50 to enjoy breathtaking scenery! Embarkation - smooth and wohkitnissue A’s is usual with Princess. We had dining at 6pm in Santa Fe, the waiter service was fantastic, many comment on rude staff or not being able to speak English. We found the opposite - indeed we found passengers to be the rude ones whilst staff had to deal with ignorance. The cabin was a balcony and as expected with two uppers. Yes it is difficult to move around but part of the fun - we loved it! We did have to get to shows early, frustrating but it tended to be older guests that saved multiple seats and not following requests from staff to not reserve seats. We love Princess because it is not RCI and in your face. The ports of call we fantastic - our girls loved the ice bar in Honningsvag and seeing real reindeer! They also loved the cable car to the top of the mountain in Bergen. The one stop they Princess need to resolve is Tromso - porting on a Sunday when everything is closed does not show the port in its best light. The highlight of the cruise was Honningsvag and the North cape - I long to visit again.

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Sapphire Princess Cruise Review by Truscon

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This ship should be based on the U.K. more often, it is perfect for the UK with an enclosed conservatory with swimming pools.

I have read a few reviews of this ship and this cruise - we travelled as a party of 6 - my parents and our daughters aged 11 and 8. Many reviews comment on how it would be unsuitable for children - not true. Our girls loved it, the shows, the food and the swimming pools. You don’t have to be over 50 to enjoy breathtaking scenery! Embarkation - smooth and wohkitnissue A’s is usual with Princess. We had dining at 6pm in Santa Fe, the waiter service was fantastic, many comment on rude staff or not being able to speak English. We found the opposite - indeed we found passengers to be the rude ones whilst staff had to deal with ignorance. The cabin was a balcony and as expected with two uppers. Yes it is difficult to move around but part of the fun - we loved it! We did have to get to shows early, frustrating but it tended to be older guests that saved multiple seats and not following requests from staff to not reserve seats. We love Princess because it is not RCI and in your face. The ports of call we fantastic - our girls loved the ice bar in Honningsvag and seeing real reindeer! They also loved the cable car to the top of the mountain in Bergen. The one stop they Princess need to resolve is Tromso - porting on a Sunday when everything is closed does not show the port in its best light. The highlight of the cruise was Honningsvag and the North cape - I long to visit again.
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Balcony
Cabin BD B630
A balcony cabin with room for 4 with two uppers. Lots of space - we wondered if everything would fit on a two week cruise it did easily! Beds were v comfortable following the 2018 refit. TV is huge but cannot be seen fully once the upper beds come down.
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