Welcome to our focus ship of this week…it’s Princess’ vessel, Sapphire Princess!
Inaugural cruise: May 16th 2004
Last Refurbished: February 2012
Guests: 2,670 lower berths
Gross Tonnage: 115,875
Staterooms: 1,337 total
(Balcony: 522 Outside: 216 Inside: 366 Family-connected suites: 2 Suites with private balcony: 28
Mini-suites with private balconies: 186 Wheelchair Accessible: 27)
Whirlpool Spas: 8
The Best Bits
Movies Under the Stars: it’s exactly as magical as it sounds…an open-air poolside ampitheatre!
Head here to watch feature films and sports events like live football games. Wait for someone to come to your deckchair with a blanket, popcorn and drink (day and night!)
The Princess Luxury Bed: rest assured you will experience the best night’s sleep at sea. No, seriously. Princess teamed up with an actual sleep expert to design a bed with the ultimate comfort!
We’re talking scientifically-engineered mattresses, two-inch pillow tops and European-inspired duvets. You can’t afford to miss out.
Festivals of the World: You might not always want to disembark the ship to experience the exciting events of the port of call so fortunately for you, Princess bring traditions from around the world onboard!
They bring the party to you with dancing, music and performances from the likes of Oktoberfest and Rio Carnival. The energy is infectious; you won’t be able to say no…
There are several enticing options included in your Princess fare when cruising with Sapphire.
Start with Alfredo’s Pizzeria for hand-tossed pizza (hot out of the oven) and Horizon Court for favourites from around the world that change throughout the day.
You can also choose from Trident Grill for burgers and hot dogs on the go, or the International Cafe for another ever-changing array of small meals and treats throughout the day.
Don’t forget there’s 24-hour room service for breakfast in bed when you don’t fancy the buffet, or a late-night snack after a session in the karaoke bar, or just suits you to have lunch brought to your door!
If you fancy a taste of Italy, pick Sabatini’s. Expect signature pastas and Italian wines in this venue voted one of the Best Cruise Ship Speciality Restaurants!
Or if steak is your game, definitely dine in Sterling Steakhouse for the highest quality cuts of premium, grain-fed beef. Choose from New York strip steak, Porterhouse and Filet Mignon…
If it’s exclusivity you’re after, then the Chef’s Table Experience is right up your street. Your executive chef will describe the specially designed menu to you at an intimate table set up for the main course!
Views can be very important when dining for some- this is where Ultimate Balcony Dining steps in. You’ll be served a multi-course meal on the privacy of your own balcony by the line’s dedicated waitstaff!
In August 2018, Brits rejoiced and called it a “brew-tiful moment” as Sapphire Princess added tea and coffee making facilities to its cabin.
Princess understood how important a hot drink in the morning at the ease and comfort of your own cabin is to passengers, so kettles were added!
Make every moment brew-tiful with tea & coffee making facilities now available in every stateroom on Sapphire Princess! ☕ pic.twitter.com/F0T5jJWiKk
— Princess Cruises (@PrincessCruises) August 14, 2018
Where She’s Headed
It’s been a year since Sapphire Princess’ two-week refit in Singapore (with the addition of luxury beds onboard, spa upgrades, retail enhancements and a new large LED screen in the theatre!)
From April until October 2019, she will be offering Mediterranean & Northern Europe cruises with a 24-day Canada & New England cruise too.
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