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Sapphire Princess - Princess Cruises

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Sapphire Princess itinerary and upcoming sailing dates
Nov 28, 2018 Malaysian Peninsula and Indonesia, 10 nights from $2485
Dec 8, 2018 Southeast Asia, 10 nights from $2627
Jan 19, 2019 Malaysia and Thailand and Vietnam, 11 nights from $2817
Nov 26, 2019 Sri Lanka and Malaysia, 11 nights from $2716
Apr 27, 2019 Scandinavia, 7 nights from $2942
Jan 23, 2019 Malaysia and Thailand and Vietnam, 11 nights from $3143
Dec 21, 2018 Christmas and New Year, 15 nights from $3468
May 18, 2019 Norwegian Fjords, 7 nights from $3505
May 25, 2019 Spain and France, 7 nights from $3505
Jun 29, 2019 Scandinavia, 7 nights from $3679
Apr 6, 2019 European Explorer, 10 nights from $3811
Jul 6, 2019 Norwegian Fjords, 7 nights from $3873
Aug 10, 2019 Norwegian Fjords, 7 nights from $3878
Oct 31, 2019 European Explorer, 10 nights from $4042
Jan 30, 2019 Malaysia and Thailand and Vietnam, 11 nights from $3891
Feb 3, 2019 Malaysia and Thailand and Vietnam, 12 nights from $3875
Oct 8, 2019 Canary Islands, 11 nights from $4610
Apr 16, 2019 Canary Islands, 11 nights from $4610
Feb 28, 2019 Malaysian Peninsula and Indonesia, 10 nights from $5143
May 4, 2019 Baltic Heritage, 14 nights from $5396
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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.

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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Cost Included Dining Options

Main Dining Rooms

Dine with the same waitstaff and tablemates each evening in the same dining room. Choose from two seating options at 5:30pm and 7:45pm. Or just like a restaurant on land, dine when and with whom you wish anytime from 5:30pm to 10:00pm, in elegant, upscale venues.

*Crafted by Curtis Stone* Savour fresh new cuisine designed by award-winning Chef Curtis Stone during every voyage.  Be enticed by dishes featuring delicious meats and seafood, fresh produce and vibrant, bold flavours.

Club Class Dining (Only available for Club Class and Full Suite guests)

An exclusive area of the Main Dining Room for Club Class and Full Suite guests featuring expedited seating with minimal to no wait. Enjoy expanded menu options, dedicated waitstaff, uniquely styled decor, table-side preparation and more!

Alfredo's Pizzeria

Named for Master Chef, Alfredo Marzi and voted "Best Pizza at Sea" by USA TODAY, this charming sit-down venue offers an enticing menu of freshly prepared individual-size pizzas along with beer and wines by the glass. The open kitchen design allows you to watch as the chefs create pizza by hand and serve them straight out of the oven.

Horizon Court (Buffet)

A tantalizing selection that changes throughout the day, to satisfy the most discriminating palate

Trident Grill

Grilled Burgers and Hot Dogs to Go.  Burgers are flipping and the hotdogs roasting, served with a variety of toppings and crisp fries. Veggie burgers, bratwurst and grilled chicken breast are also served and all are sure to hit the spot when you are relaxing out on deck.

International Cafe

Open 24-hours a day, the International Café located in the Piazza is the place for an ever-changing array of small bite meals, treats and gourmet beverages. Grab a freshly baked croissant to start your day, snack on pies and quiche or choose from a wide variety of salads and sandwiches at lunchtime, and indulge in decadent desserts in the evening. Coffee and tea fans will love the New Grounds Crafted Coffee menu featuring a variety of specialty espresso-based drinks made from a custom blend of coffee beans, as well as iced tea fusions.

Cost Required Dining Options

Specialty Dining

Dining on board a Princess® cruise ship is a joyful celebration and our specialty restaurants always deliver an extraordinary experience. They are among the best at sea – or anywhere. We serve dishes made with the freshest ingredients, and our menus reflect regional flavors from around the world. You'll find our specialty restaurants are the perfect place to celebrate any occasion.

Sabatini's Italian Trattoria

Treasured family recipes curated from our Italian chefs inspire the menu at this specialty restaurant. You are welcomed into a modern interior with a rustic flavor. Unique, handmade pasta courses, prepared fresh daily, invite you to experience the culinary magic of Chef Angelo Auriana - executive chef of renowned Los Angeles restaurants The Factory Kitchen and officine BRERA—who delights in sharing the Northern Italian flavors of his hometown, Bergamo.  Additional charge applies.

Sterling Steakhouse

Sterling Steakhouse serves the highest quality cuts of premium, grain-fed beef including New York strip steak, Porterhouse and Filet Mignon. Voted among the “Best Cruise Ship Steakhouses” by USA TODAY. You’ll delight at the selection of meats presented for your choice, or perhaps you’ll opt for fresh seafood selections, such as tiger prawns and sea bass, all prepared to your exact specifications. Additional charge applies.

Chefs Table

Taking dining to a new level, the Chef’s Table Experience includes pre-dinner cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the galley for you and a limited number of fellow guests. After your executive chef describes the specially designed menu for the night, participants are escorted to an intimate table for the main course, including pairing suggestions. Each couple receives a personalized autographed copy of Princess’ best-selling cookbook, a handwritten copy of the special menu and a complimentary photo.

Bars and Lounges

Bars & Lounges on Sapphire Princess

Crooners Bar

A classic 1960s-style martini bar based on the Las Vegas "Rat Pack" era. Offers a full menu of more than 50 creative specialty martinis. Talented mixologists impress with their cocktail-making prowess and tequila and whisky tastings that will turn you into a connoisseur.  

Wheelhouse Bar

With Nautical themed paintings and overstuffed leather chairs, relax among the heritage from Princess lines P&O history.

Churchills Lounge

Churchill’s is a hidden gem where the cozy, pub-like atmosphere invites cigar and cigarette smokers to sit down with a refreshing drink, their favourite smoke and enjoy the evening.

Club Fusion

One of three main lounges onboard, this nightclub/cabaret features a high-tech look and capabilities, including 42 high-definition video screens.   Karaoke contests, live performances and theme-parties like “60s British Invasion” are just a few of the nightly events that will have you on your feet.

Skywalkers Nightclub

Hot music and cool cocktails set to a DJ spinning popular club tunes is the ideal setting for a night of dancing. Gleaming, ultra modern and ultra cool, this hot spot invites a little stargazing while the colourful neon dance floor invites everyone to get up and boogie down. Boasting panoramic views from its vantage point 15 decks above the sea, it’s the perfect place for dancing and socializing.

Other bars that can be found around the ship include:

  • Explorers Lounge
  • Vines Wine Bar
  • Outrigger Bar
  • Calypso (Pool) Bar
  • The Mermaids Tail (Pool) Bar
  • Oasis (Sports Deck) Bar
  • Tradewinds Bar