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We chose this cruise because of the price and cabin. Having sailed with Princess before and in a rear-facing cabin which we loved. The only thing that was not as expected was the restaurant. We normally opt for Any Time dining and usually eat late 8.30pm and have not had much trouble getting a table for two, but on this cruise, everybody seemed to want to eat at that time and tables for two. The system when this happens is that you are given a pager and they call you when a table becomes available. This worked very well as the bar is adjacent to the restaurant and was handy for pre-dinner drinks. I think the longest we had to wait was 15 minutes, no time at all. The shows were a bit low on the quality side and having cruised with Princess many times we have noticed that the resident dancers seem to be doing less and less.

BALCONY SIZE D741

Sapphire Princess Cruise Review by Rayandbee

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2019
  • Destination: Europe
  • Cabin Type: Premium Balcony
We chose this cruise because of the price and cabin. Having sailed with Princess before and in a rear-facing cabin which we loved. The only thing that was not as expected was the restaurant. We normally opt for Any Time dining and usually eat late 8.30pm and have not had much trouble getting a table for two, but on this cruise, everybody seemed to want to eat at that time and tables for two. The system when this happens is that you are given a pager and they call you when a table becomes available. This worked very well as the bar is adjacent to the restaurant and was handy for pre-dinner drinks. I think the longest we had to wait was 15 minutes, no time at all.

The shows were a bit low on the quality side and having cruised with Princess many times we have noticed that the resident dancers seem to be doing less and less.
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Cabin Review

Premium Balcony
Cabin B4 741
The cabin was a bit tired, but then being an older ship one has to expect that. I know some cruisers worry about the size of the balcony and also smells coming from the exterior air vents. The balcony is partially covered but enormous it does have a support girder to the right which really does not spoil the view, and as for smells occasionally one did get a whiff of the smell of food when the wind was in the wrong direction but nothing that would spoil the holiday and certainly not wanting to change cabins.
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