SAPPHIRE PRINCESS: Sapphire Princess Cruise Review by Jimretired

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Sail Date: December 2011
Destination: Hawaii
Embarkation: Los Angeles
Having just completed our 6th cruise with Princess on the Sapphire, the suggestion is don't waste your money on this cruise line. Each time the quality, service and general attitude of staff declines. This was our first time with Anytime dinning and the service was terrible in all venues, with the exception of Savoy and one waitress by the name of Paula Rodriques. After three nights of trying each one and on one occasion waiting over 30 min. to get a butter dish refilled - we went back to the Savoy and Paula for the remainder of the cruise. One exception, we ate one night in the Sterling Steak House and that was a waste of money. That venue is on deck 14 in a draped off area of the Horizon Court. The lack of ambiance, coupled with being directly one deck below the kids play area and frankly poor food presentation - just does not measure up to specialty restaurants aboard other cruise line ships. We also understand that as this ship goes into dry-dock shortly there is no plan on More relocating the Sterling Steak House as the company has done on other ships. Don't waste you $20.00 a piece folks for this venue.

Production Shows and Headliner Entertainment was sub-standard and again not comparable with other cruise lines.

Our enjoyment was strictly the four sea days going to Hawaii and the five days returning - although the ship could have returned in four days, overnighting in Hawaii and arriving in Ensenada at 2 am, satisfying the Jones Act as other cruise lines have done, rather than stopping for four hours during the day on December 30th like happened on this cruise.

The other pleasurable aspects involved personnel, Waitress Paula Rodriques (previously mentioned), Stateroom Attendant, Francisco Garcia and Head Waiter, Rafeeq Ruies Less

Published 01/04/12

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