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Sapphire Princess Reviews

As one of just two ships built in Japan for the Princess Cruises fleet, the Sapphire Princess is both a rarity and a beauty. Find out all you want to know about what it’s like to cruise on her with our passenger reviews.

The basics

The Sapphire Princess is a large ship with 18 decks, capable of carrying up to 2,678 guests. She is 952 feet long and 205 feet high, and was built in Nagasaki, Japan before her inaugural cruise in May 2004.

Journeys include cruises to exotic locations such as Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, Taiwan, Japan, China and Vietnam.


Cabins on board vary from affordable inside rooms to lush suites with private balconies. There are 1,337 cabins in total, and a huge 75 per cent of those have private balconies attached.

Families can opt for one of the interconnecting suites, and those on a budget may prefer to stay in one of the 216 ocean view cabins or one of the 366 inside cabins. If you need a room that has wheelchair access, there are 27 such cabins in total.


On a ship of this size, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to activities and entertainment.

There are four pools and four hot tubs to choose from, as well as the adults-only Sanctuary for a spot of tranquility. The Lotus Spa is where to go for massages and other spa treatments, and the centre court, jogging track and gym are the place to be to keep fit while on holiday.

You can wander amongst the boutique stores, take a tour of the art gallery and make a purchase of a favourite piece at auction, learn something new through the ScholarShip@Sea programme or while away the hours in the library.

Nightly entertainment includes live performances, movies on the big screen, nightclubs, lounges and a casino.


Dine the way you want with anything from a casual meal to a multiple-course dinner on board.

There are four anytime dining rooms for meals when you want them, or you can visit the traditional international dining room for scheduled meals. Speciality restaurants serve sushi, Italian cuisine, steakhouse fare and stunning balcony views, but there are plenty of casual eateries available as well.