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Our first cruise came from a recommendation and it was something new we wanted to experience. Overall you are very limited to variety and most days seemed like ground hog day. Cabin was beautiful and 5* treatment from our steward. The gym was the best I've been too but had nobody to supervise the users and the equipment, leading to children running around and treating it like a playground, also many adults in the wrong attire eg frocks, sandals, thongs and just playing with the equipment causing OHS issues. Dining was very comfortable and good with great service and food. Most of the cabaret shows were very colorful and professional with great singers and dancers. Ports and shore excursions were sometimes too far from the place of interest eg Bangkok 5 hour round trip, Kuala-Lumpur and Saigon both 4 hour round trips which is too long for your stay over. The drinks are expensive so we took the package not being told that there is a limit and also cans of soft drink not included. The WiFi is very expensive and you also have inbuilt gratuities added to your account for the staff.

First time cruising - Very expensive

Sapphire Princess Cruise Review by t.mills

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2020
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
Our first cruise came from a recommendation and it was something new we wanted to experience. Overall you are very limited to variety and most days seemed like ground hog day. Cabin was beautiful and 5* treatment from our steward. The gym was the best I've been too but had nobody to supervise the users and the equipment, leading to children running around and treating it like a playground, also many adults in the wrong attire eg frocks, sandals, thongs and just playing with the equipment causing OHS issues. Dining was very comfortable and good with great service and food. Most of the cabaret shows were very colorful and professional with great singers and dancers. Ports and shore excursions were sometimes too far from the place of interest eg Bangkok 5 hour round trip, Kuala-Lumpur and Saigon both 4 hour round trips which is too long for your stay over. The drinks are expensive so we took the package not being told that there is a limit and also cans of soft drink not included. The WiFi is very expensive and you also have inbuilt gratuities added to your account for the staff.
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