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Sapphire Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Good First Experience

Review for Sapphire Princess to the Baltic Sea
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Iankrasner
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jun 2019
Cabin: Mini-Suite with Balcony

This was our first cruise and we picked both Princess and this particular itinerary having talked to friends who had years of cruising experience and also wanted to see places we had not been to before. We were keen to find a ship which was neither full of kids or senior citizens and were not disappointed as there was a good spread of ages amongst the passengers.

Although there were embarkation problems in Southampton which were not the fault of Princess Cruises (mainly severe road works on the route to the docks and a fire alarm going off in the terminal we were lucky to be one of the first to check in and found things well organised as it only took 15 minutes from parking the car to being in our cabin.

We had booked a mini suite and were not disappointed. The cabin was extremely spacious with lots of storage and would suggest that four adults would be able to occupy the cabin without feeling too claustrophobic. The cabin was immaculately clean and we felt that all the fittings were more than acceptable. We note that some people have stated on here that the bathrooms are either poor or "tired" but we would say that whilst looking a bit dated the bathroom was certainly acceptable and again lots of well thought out storage.

Cabin Review

Mini-Suite with Balcony

Cabin ME

The cabin was excellent with a large balcony with loungers and ottermans. Due to the weather being poor some days at sea we spent more time than envisaged in the cabin which we found very relaxing.

Port Reviews

Brussels

As our son lives in Belgium we have visited many times so we arranged to meet him in Blankenberge which is a pretty resort and spent the day there.

Copenhagen

We really enjoyed Copenhagen and visited the Royal Palace (don't miss the crown jewels) and a general tour of the centre as we were late docking.

Oslo

The weather didn't help but we walked the roof of the Opera House in the evening sun and did the Explorers museum in the wet cold day (would recommend).

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