This is where it goes a little off course---so to speak. Do to this being the first time the Sapphire did this route. Well the weather dictated the what, when and how the cruise would unfold. We wanted and did the cruise for 2 reasons: To see the Eiffel Tower ---weather made us bypass that port---the the Vatican---Oh guess what "closed" on our tour date.
That made our trip of a lifetime with a party of 10 almost unbelievable to say the least.
The ship was great---people, food and entertainment ---expected and near 5 stars.