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Sapphire Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
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990 reviews
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Great Cruise But Cut Short

Review for Sapphire Princess to Asia
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Feb 2020
Cabin: Mini-Suite with Balcony

For my spouse and myself a Southeast Asia Cruise has been on our Bucket List for some time. We were excited when we saw Princess offering this 21 night cruise at a reasonable price. Overall, we had a very positive experience aboard this ship but unfortunately, due to concerns regarding the possibility of the Coronavirus, the cruise was cut short.

We arrived in Singapore a few days early and really enjoyed what the city has to offer. Singapore is a city that's easy to navigate due to its highly efficient public transportation system which is inexpensive and safe. It should be noted that Singapore itself is an expensive city and accommodation costs can really put a dent in one's budget. Food costs can be lower if one eats at the Hawkers Markets which are readily available throughout the city. These markets are regulated by the government, and the health standards are of a high level which makes them safe and fun. I would highly recommend spending a few days in this city prior to a future cruise, if the budget permits.

As to the ship itself, the overall impression is that it is in dire need of a complete overhaul as it's showing its age and is in need of updating. The ship's decor is more representative of a bygone era. Fortunately the ship is due for a refit in April 2020 which will hopefully bring new life to it.

Cabin Review

Mini-Suite with Balcony

Quite spacious with plenty of storage. Furniture v old and dated. Bathroom needs upgrading.

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