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Princess Sapphire Princess First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Princess
Sapphire Princess
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

19

Very Good

6

Average

4

Poor

4

Terrible

1

Cruise type

Family Cruises

192

Senior Cruises

93

Romantic Cruises

71

First-Time Cruisers

35

Entertainment Cruises

17

35 Princess Sapphire Princess First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


mnuttall avatar

mnuttall

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Below average food, Poor entertainment, not what I expected for 1st Cruise

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My son chose this Cruise as he had sailed with NCL and Royal Carribean and had nothing but praise for those two companies and the brilliant time I was going to have. He chose it as it seemed comparable with those ...
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Sail Date May 2019


setenaj avatar

setenaj

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First cruise - but not our last

We'd been interested in cruising for a while and some friends recommended Princess for a quiet cruise with good food and not too many party animals! When this came up at a very good price for the 7 nights ...
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Sail Date February 2016


DesBetty avatar

DesBetty

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Time Aussie Cruisers

From the moment we set eyes on Sapphire Princess we new we would have a great time Been 67 and 72 years old we coud not fault anything, The food was fantastic - the buffet great selection of foods - at night we ...
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Sail Date February 2016


leck57 avatar

leck57

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Excellent

I could not have been happier with our cruise on Sapphire Princess which departed Singapore on 27 Jan 2016. The quality of the ship was first class and all bars and eating areas were different in their own way. ...
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Sail Date January 2016


michael C avatar

michael C

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great ship let down by patchy service.

This was our first cruise and so we can't really compare with anything else. The cruise was SE Asia in January 2016. Depart Singapore 8/01 arrive back in Singapore 19/01. Positives The ship was great. ...
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Sail Date January 2016


SirHorse avatar

SirHorse

1 Review Written

Huge ship, let down by staff

For our honeymoon we decided to get a glimpse of another part of the world with the comfort of a cruise. Princess had both the itinerary and timing right. The ship came directly from 10 days in dry-dock but not a ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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thehemmetts

1 Review Written

First Time Lucky...

For years I have wanted to go on a cruise, but my husband was very reticent. Finally, in this our 49th year of marriage, the decision was made and I found the cruise that fit us perfectly: Sapphire Princess to the ...
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Sail Date February 2014


aphytis avatar

aphytis

1 Review Written

Princess, Not whaat they used to be

Just got back from a 4 day costal cruise (LA, Catalina, Ensenada) Boy has the cruising industry changed. 3rd trip on Princess, 9 cruises over 35 years. I once thought Princess was the best line I had been on. I'm ...
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Sail Date March 2014


kmilano avatar

kmilano

1 Review Written

Fantastic extended family trip!

Our group consisted of my 70-something year old parents (who treated the rest of us to this cruise), my husband & me (in our 40s), our 2 sons (ages 10 & 12) and my brother, a single 40-something. I had cruised once ...
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Sail Date March 2013


momkrk avatar

momkrk

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very dissapointed for my first cruise.

My mother pruchased my sister and I along with her a one week cruise on the Princess Sapphire for her 70th birthday. I must say though the staff was awesome. The staff especially our room person (Carlito) took such ...
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Sail Date November 2013


Peaker4k avatar

Peaker4k

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

CruiseTour Expectations Not Met

We were first time cruisers, at least on a big ship. We?d previously only gone on windjammers, so our expectation of amenities was not that high. Service was a different story. We had been told Princess was top ...
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Sail Date August 2013


Terrano6 avatar

Terrano6

1 Review Written

The Caithness Highlanders

we were delighted when we joined the cruise in Whittier, the send-off was with fireworks and it was great to see. The sail down to Skagway was quite nice too but it was always quite misty on the shores so we were ...
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Sail Date September 2013


markvchs avatar

markvchs

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

ALASKA

Took our third cruise so far and first to Alaska on Sapphire Princess departing the 7th of September. Not to downgrade Princess but Alaska would at least be a 10 on a tug boat. We ran out of adjectives to describe ...
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Sail Date September 2013


Chris555 avatar

Chris555

8 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

We think we saw everything!!

We took a couple days before the cruise to tour the Vancouver, BC area. We arrive from Chicago to a lovely airport about 1 hour from Canada Place ' the cruise dock. We took a private car from Aero shuttle ...
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Sail Date July 2013


cfowle1 avatar

cfowle1

1 Review Written

Land of the Midnight Sun

My husband and I have always been reluctant to cruise but decided to try an Alaskan cruise with friends. We tend to be independent travelers and like to wander through towns taking in the sights in a leisurely ...
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Sail Date July 2013


ensignway avatar

ensignway

1 Review Written

Princess Hawaii Cruise

My wife and I first decided on Princess 14nt Hawaii cruise, then decided to also invite my wife's 90 yr old mother along as visiting Hawaii was a bucket list item for her and because the cruise was round trip out of ...
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Sail Date February 2013


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johnlfromdevon

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Alaska in a bucket list trip.

We had always wanted to visit Alaska and we were not disappointed. The cruise up the inside passage is fantastic and the trips into Glacier Bay and College Fjord are awesome. The ship goes right up to the ...
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Sail Date July 2012


Mr. Snarky avatar

Mr. Snarky

1 Review Written

Cruisin'

As a stone cold cruising rookie, I really did not know what to expect from this adventure so my expectations were pretty low. So, here are my "likes" and "dis-likes" about this cruise: Likes: Weather was ...
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Sail Date June 2012


WallE avatar

WallE

1 Review Written

First time Cruising Very impressed with Princess

Took my wife on a cruise for our 10th anniversary. We are more on the quiet side so we chose Princess. Overall this was an excellent cruise with great entertainment and great food and service from the staff. ...
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Sail Date September 2011


frustfield avatar

frustfield

1 Review Written

Huge disappointment

Just returned from a 7 day Alaska cruise visiting Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, and Victoria. Also a morning scenic cruising in Tracy Arm Fjord. Very disappointed in the ports of call except for Victoria where we only ...
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Sail Date August 2011


SJSJ avatar

SJSJ

1 Review Written

Are we cruise people? July 10-17

We arrived in Seattle the night before our cruise, staying at the Maxwell Hotel on Roy Street in the Queen Ann neighborhood. Cost was around $2oo.oo per night. They provided a car service, are a new hotel (and ...
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Sail Date July 2011


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schatzidog

1 Review Written

Sapphire Princess Alaska - Read this

I just got back from a week long cruise to Alaska on the Sapphire Princess. We left from Seattle, and visited Ketchikan, Tracy Arm, Juneau, Skagway, and Victoria. Being first time cruisers, and traveling with my ...
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Sail Date July 2011


Leslieblonde avatar

Leslieblonde

1 Review Written

My FAQ from our First Alaskan Cruise on Sapphire Princess.

I enjoy a well thought out and planned vacation. I had so many questions about our first cruise and didn't feel that I had figured it all out until the cruise was over! So - hopefully this will help any of you on ...
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Sail Date June 2011


Abbiet33 avatar

Abbiet33

1 Review Written

WOW!!!

First cruise along with brother, sister and her husband. My sister had a suite next door to my balcony cabin both aft facing. We were able to open the door between balconies to make one large expanse. Although ...
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Sail Date May 2011


motownjay avatar

motownjay

1 Review Written

Something missing?

Let me preface this by saying that this was my first cruise. I decided to go big and take an Alaskan cruise. My girlfriend has been on other cruise lines and was excited to experience this with me.Embarkation - It ...
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Sail Date May 2011


Sapphire Princess Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.3
Dining4.03.9
Entertainment4.03.6
Public Rooms4.04.3
Fitness Recreation4.03.9
Family5.04
Enrichment4.03.5
Service5.04.2
Value For Money4.03.8
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