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  • Mini-Suit with Balcony

  • Suit With Balcony

  • Oceanview Stateroom With Balcony

  • Mini-Suite With Balcony

  • Interior Stateroom

  • Grand Suite with Balcony

  • Deluxe Oceanview

  • Sabatini's

  • International Dining Room

  • Santa Fe Dining Room

  • Churchill Lounge

  • Casino

  • Calypso Pool & Reef

  • Wheelhouse Bar

  • Skywallkers nightclub

  • Club Fusion

Sapphire Princess - Princess Cruises

Sapphire Princess - Princess Cruises

Sapphire Princess itinerary and upcoming sailing dates
Nov 27 2017 Malaysia and Thailand and Vietnam, 15 nights from $2888
Nov 27 2017 Malaysian Peninsula, 5 nights from $946
Dec 2 2017 Malaysia and Thailand and Vietnam, 13 nights from $2640
Dec 2 2017 Southeast Asia, 10 nights from $1981
Dec 12 2017 Malaysia, 3 nights from $494
Dec 15 2017 Malaysia, 4 nights from $757
Dec 15 2017 Malaysia and Thailand and Vietnam, 15 nights from $3186
Dec 19 2017 Southeast Asia, 21 nights from $4548
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Sapphire Princess Overview

Built in Japan, the Sapphire Princess set out on her maiden voyage in 2004. Since then this vessel has dazzled passengers with her comfortable rooms, exquisite cuisine and impeccable service, not to mention her array of activities and entertainment options.

She is one of nine 'Grand' Princess vessels and shares many similarities with her near-identical twin vessel, Diamond Princess (also built in Japan). Both ships were constructed in the Mitsubishi shipyard and debuted a few original features, such as the Club Fusion nightclubs.


Facts and figures: Sapphire Princess specs

At 952 feet long and 205 feet high, the Sapphire Princess is on the larger end of the spectrum. The ship can accommodate a maximum of 2670 passengers and 1100 crew.


Inside the Sapphire Princess

Last refurbished in 2012, the Sapphire Princess' interior decor is elegant and contemporary. The dining rooms and public spaces are warm and welcoming and often feature sculptures, murals and paintings, while the cabins are of a tasteful understated design, with cream and blue colourings and wooden finishings. The vessel's Japanese heritage is also prevalent in certain rooms, especially the Grand Casino and Lotus Spa.


Sapphire Princess restaurants and bars

With four dining rooms, one main restaurant, two pizzerias, a buffet and several specialty eateries, there's no shortage of places to enjoy a meal on board the Sapphire Princess. Most restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, providing guests with ample choice day and night. The menus tend to be relatively traditional, offering one or two standouts per restaurant. For something truly special, reserve a table at Sabatini's or try Ultimate Balcony Dining.

There are also several bars and lounges to choose from, with each venue catering to different tastes and interests. Those who enjoy live music and entertainment will do best to claim a seat at Club Fusion or the Explorers Lounge, while those who prefer a quiet, relaxed atmosphere will feel right at home in the Churchill's Lounge.


Activities & entertainment: things to do on the Sapphire Princess

With four freshwater pools, a spa and fitness centre, a lawn court, a library, an internet cafe, a casino, a sports court and more, guests will be well entertained in one of the Sapphire Princess' many public rooms.

Passengers can also choose from many organised activities, such as the Scholarship@Sea programme, ceramic classes, card games and trivia competitions. When in doubt, the Piazza is always a good starting point. Known as the heart of the ship, the Piazza is often buzzing with live entertainment and is the gateway to a selection of boutique shops.


Sapphire Princess itineraries and shore excursions

The Sapphire Princess primarily travels to ports in Southeast Asia, including but not limited to Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City. Shore excursions therefore vary depending on your destination, but are likely to be centred around food, culture or scenery. For example, in Singapore you could opt for a trip to the beautiful Botanic Gardens, or in Ko Samui you might like to visit the Na Muang waterfall.



Cabins on board the Sapphire Princess cruise ship

The ship has a total of 1,337 guest cabins, the majority of which offer a sea view. Staterooms are a comfortable, affordable option, with interior cabins measuring at 168 square feet. Those looking for more space and a view of the sea will find the oceanview and balcony cabins more than adequate.

The next step up from a balcony cabin is a mini-suite, of which there are 186. Alternatively, guests may prefer a larger suite with a private balcony, or a family suite with interconnecting cabins.

All rooms are equipped with basic amenities such as a mirror, mini-fridge, private safe, desk area and flatscreen television.



Sapphire Princess Food and Dining

Dining included in your Sapphire Princess ticket:

  • Four anytime dining rooms: the Savoy, Pacific Moon, Santa Fe and Vivaldi
  • International Dining Room (fine dining restaurant with fixed time and seating)
  • Horizon Court (buffet restaurant)
  • The International Cafe
  • Alfredo's Pizzeria
  • Prego Pizzeria
  • Sundaes ice cream bar
  • Wheelhouse Pub


Specialty dining (not included in your fare):

  • Sterling Steakhouse
  • Sabatini's
  • Ultimate Balcony Dining
  • 24 hour room service



Entertainment on board the P&O Sapphire Princess cruise ship

Sapphire Princess by day

Where to begin? The range of daytime activities available to Sapphire Princess guests is nothing short of impressive. From the ship's extensive Scholarship@Sea programme through to public rooms such as the library, internet cafe and art gallery, there are plenty of places to pass the time.

One area of particular interest is the Sanctuary, an all-day retreat open exclusively for adults. Make yourself comfortable in a plush lounge chair and listen to an array of relaxing soundtracks on a private mp3 player. Also home to a great cafe serving light, healthy meal options, you won't even need to leave the Sanctuary for meal times.


Sapphire Princess pools, gyms and spas

Each of the four freshwater pools on board offer something slightly different. The Neptune Pool doubles as the venue for Movies Under the Stars, creating a relaxed atmosphere during screenings. The Calypso Pool has a retractable roof, the perfect retreat for rainy days. When the sun is shining, however, you can't beat the Terrace Pool, which offers stunning views from the back of the ship. Last but certainly not least, the Lotus Spa Pool is the ideal spot for relaxing.

Near the Lotus Spa Pool you will also find the Lotus Spa itself, home to some of the best treatment options at sea. Guests can also make use of a fitness centre, a ping pong court, a jogging track, a mini-golf course and a range of other recreational facilities.


Sapphire Princess nightlife

Of the several bars and lounges on board, there are a few standouts. The Princess Theater is home to some amazing hallmark production shows, a must-visit during your cruise. Another great option is the Vines Wine Bar, where you can sample a range of high quality whites and reds in a warm, relaxed setting.

However Club Fusion is where the night really comes alive. Featuring 42 video screens and a large dance floor, this is the place to be if you're in the mood to bust out some of your best moves. Alternatively, take your dancing shoes to the Wheelhouse Bar; this nautical-themed watering hole plays host to some of the best live jazz bands at sea.


Sapphire Princess for families

The Sapphire Princess is the perfect cruise to enjoy some quality time with your loved ones. Families are often found by the poolside, at the sports courts or perhaps enjoying a film at Movies Under the Stars. These are just some of the many activities that everyone can enjoy together.

Children have their own designated areas to hang out. They can choose from The Fun Zone, the Splash Pool and the Teen Center, depending on their age group. The Princess Sapphire also offers several organised activity programmes; the Princess Pelicans for ages 3-7, Shockwaves for ages 8-12 and Remix for ages 13-17. From video games and jukeboxes to pizza parties and pajama nights, there are activities to suit all ages and interests.
 

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Balcony Stateroom

The spacious approximately 237-square-foot Balcony stateroom is appointed with fine amenities and outstanding views from an approximately 46-square-foot private balcony. Some staterooms also have pullman beds to accommodate 3rd and 4th passengers.

These features and fine amenities are standard in the Balcony stateroom:

  • Balcony with patio furniture
  • Twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed*
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion
  • 100% Egyptian cotton linens
  • Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk
  • 110V, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Evening bed turn-down, chocolates on your pillow

*Due to some cabin configurations, the two twin beds may not convert to a queen size bed.

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Anytime Dining

Anytime dining is a fantastic feature on any Grand Class Princess Cruise ship. What this means is that you can dine with whom you like, when you like, and where you like in a choice of four different restaurants..

  • Savoy Dining Room
  • Vivaldi Dining Room
  • Pacific Moon Dining Room
  • Santa Fe Dining Room

Casual Dining

  • Lobby Bar andd Patisserie
  • Prego Pizzeria
  • Trident Grill(burgers and hot dogs)
  • Sundaes ice cream bar
  • 24-hour dining in the Horizon Court
  • Afternoon tea
  • 24-hour room service

Specialty Dining - Balcony Dining

  • If you have booked a balcony cabin, why not make the most of the experience by having dining served to you on your balcony as the sun sets on the water. Bookings for this experience are essential. Cover charge applies.

Specialty Dining - Sabatini's

  • Sabatini's (Italian restaurant) is a signature restaurant onboard selected Princess ships. It is a truly memorable dining experience that you will not forget! Bookings are essential, as the restaurant usually books out.. A cover charge of US$20 per person applies.

Specialty Dining - Sterling Steakhouse

  • Sterling Steakhouse is a signature restaurant onboard selected Princess ships.  A cover charge of US$15 per person applies.

Traditional Dining

  • Traditional dining works with two different dinner sittings, named first and second dinner sitting. First dinner sitting starts at 6pm and the second dinner sitting starts at 8pm.

Swimming

Calypso Reef and Pool (plus hot tubs)

  • Pool area with simulated coral reef, covered by a retractable crystal dome.
     

Neptunes Reef & Pool (plus hot tubs)

  • At the main pool, Neptune's Reef, families and friends can laugh, splash, and horse around without a care in the world.

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