Cruising gorgeous destinations in the Mediterranean, northern Europe, Canada and New England, Sapphire Princess is the second of only two Princess Cruises ships to have been built in Japan. She may boast a more exotic background than most of the Princess fleet, but she doesn't lose out on any of the cruise lines signature features, incredible food and personal choice cruising. Whether you're looking to enjoy a relaxing getaway or a memorable family holiday, Sapphire Princess has everything you need for the voyage of your dreams.
Dining onboard Sapphire Princess is as spectacular as can be found on any of Princess Cruise’s ships. Choose from traditional set dining in the International Dining Room or the personal choice dining option with the Anytime Dining restaurants. Treat yourself to Princess Cruise’s signature restaurant Sabitini's Italian Trattoria, or try out the Sterling Steakhouse for the finest steaks and freshest seafood.
For a quick bite, head to Horizon Court and take in the panoramic views from this fantastic venue, or check out the outdoor pizzeria and hamburger grill on the deck. Whatever your mood, Sapphire Princess has the perfect eatery for you.
Traditional Fixed Dining: International Dining Room
Anytime Dining : Vivaldi Dining Room, Pacific Moon and Santa Fe
Sapphire Princess offers a combination of elegant entertainment with the glamour of Broadway- inspired shows at the theatre, or other live performances such as cabaret at the Vista Lounge. Dress to impress at the Captain's cocktail party or sit back and enjoy the live music in the Wheelhouse bar each night. There’s even an onboard nightclub for anyone who doesn’t want their night to end early.
If your holiday spirit has got you feeling lucky, check out the ship’s casino and see if you can hit the jackpot on one of the many slot machines and games tables.
Churchill's Cigar & Spirits Lounge
Bombay Sapphire onboard
Princess Cruises have partnered up with well-known gin manufacturers Bombay Sapphire, to bring guests a bespoke new cocktail, the Sapphire Princess. Not only can guests order a glass of this extra-special drink onboard, but they can also learn how to make it while attending an exciting gin-tasting session. Available only on Sapphire Princess while she is based in Southampton, guests will have the opportunity to sample a range of different gins - both popular brands and some lesser known varieties - and learn about this tasty drink.
Treat yourself to an afternoon in the adult-only Asian inspired Lotus Spa for a selection of relaxing therapies and treatments or just to take in dip in the peaceful Lotus Pool. There is also a full beauty salon if some special holiday pampering is on the agenda.
For those looking to keep to their daily routine, or in need of burning off some of the incredible food, head to the state of the art fitness room. With the latest equipment and fully trained staff on call, there is everything you need to keep your fitness regime up, or even start a new one at sea. If you prefer to exercise in a group, there are various classes available, from yoga to spinning.
Why not try out one of Princess Cruises enrichment programs or pop into the Art Gallery and enjoy the fabulous pieces on show? The Kids and Teens centre offers children great activities and a place to escape. For your duty-free shopping, head into the Boutiques on sea days.
Onboard Sapphire Princess, the dress code is both informal and formal, depending on the evening’s theme. Formal nights, such as the Captain's cocktail party, are often the highlight of the week while informal nights onboard are a smart casual dress code. On quiet evenings, where you don't fancy dressing for dinner,or you are tired after a day of shore excursions, you can head to the buffet restaurant.
Baltic Cruise was excellent. Loved that they went to Gdansk as it was charming and a complete surprise. Need to make Hop on Hop Off options clear - ie - which line is actually picking you up from the ship/ working with Princess Ship older but still good. Love the Rotunda area. Excursions expensive and need to be chosen selectively. Entertainment and food excellent.
Good holiday. First time I have booked through Iglu Cruises but was very satisfied with the booking and arrangements. Will certainly use Iglu in the future. Being an Elite passenger with Princess Cruises I was not disappointed. Everything went smoothly thanks to Iglu.
Very pleased and great deck/balcony. Accomodation was great, thank you. I found Sapphire Princess a lovely ship but I wouldn't travel with them again as it is too expensive when it comes to excursions, and drinks. I was surprised that there was no supervision around the inside pool, where a lot of youngsters all congregated (because weather was awful) and in groups which ignored notices and dived/jumped into pool, spoiling it for everyone else.
Fantastic organisation throughout cruise right from check in. Lovely spacious cabin. Swimming pools were nice temperature but very deep, as some people can't swim it was a shame that they were deep, one pool was 7 foot! Great food, steak every night if wanted. Mostly great entertainment, enjoyed movies under the stars-blankets, pillows and popcorn all available. Free ice cream bar. We bought soft drink package very reasonably but there was always access to lemon squash, orange and apple juices and water too.