06 Oct 2018
Southampton, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Cherbourg, Southampton
06 Oct 2018
Southampton, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Cherbourg, Southampton
Sapphire Princess is an impressive ship featuring spacious interiors and a wide range of attractive public rooms and intimate places. It offers plenty of activities for adults and children and easily absorbs the large number of passengers carried. Sapphire Princess passengers tend to be Mixed Ages and American and British depending on region and ship.. When all cabins have double occupancy, the ship provides a space ratio of 43.8 tons per passenger and a crew to passenger ratio of one for every 2.4 passengers. At full capacity the space ratio is 37.4 tons per passenger and the crew ratio is one to 2.8 passengers.
Movies Under the Stars - Poolside outdoor cinema with Hollywood movies against a backdrop of sea and sky. Staff provide comfortable chaise lounges, blankets in the evenings and complimentary popcorn, warm cookies and milk.
Ultimate Balcony Dining - Available to guests with balcony cabins, a dedicated waiting team will serve your private dinner party on your balcony.
This Suite staterooms include a spacious cabin and large balcony along with special suite-only benefits. As well as a separate seating area with a sofa bed, and walk-in closet, they feature balcony furniture with room for four, two comfortable loungers, a table and two chairs, Complimentary mini-bar set-up, CD/DVD player with access to a complimentary DVD library, Comfortable luxury pillow-top mattress, Twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, Upgraded bathroom amenities and hair dryer, Two flat-panel satellite TVs, Evening bed turn-down, chocolates on your pillow, Refrigerator, Writing desk and phone, 110V, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings, Daily housekeeping service, and an enhanced nightly turn-down service.
This Suite stateroom includes a spacious cabin and large balcony along with special suite-only benefits. As well as a separate seating area with a sofa bed, and walk-in closet, they feature balcony furniture with room for four, two comfortable loungers, a table and two chairs, Complimentary mini-bar set-up, CD/DVD player with access to a complimentary DVD library, Comfortable luxury pillow-top mattress, Twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, Upgraded bathroom amenities and hair dryer, Two flat-panel satellite TVs, Evening bed turn-down, chocolates on your pillow, Refrigerator, Writing desk and phone, 110V, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings, Daily housekeeping service, and an enhanced nightly turn-down service.
The luxurious Mini-Suite offers a separate seating area with a sofa bed for lounging or sleeping a third passenger. The bathroom offers a combination tub and shower with Shampoo, conditioner and body lotion. Other features include, a welcome glass of champagne, Balcony with patio furniture, Twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed, Evening bed turn-down, chocolates on your pillow, Two flat-panel televisions, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk, 110-volt, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings, daily housekeeping service. Some Mini-Suites also have a pullman bed to accommodate a 4th passenger.
The Premium Balcony and Balcony staterooms are appointed with fine amenities such as Balcony patio furniture, Twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed, Private bathroom with shower and Shampoo, conditioner and 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. Premium staterooms feature a large balcony of 54 to 109 square feet and/or have a rear-facing balcony from which to enjoy dramatic wake views. Some staterooms also have pullman beds to accommodate 3rd and 4th passengers.
Featuring a picture window for memorable views, the Oceanview stateroom is richly appointed with fine amenities. Some also have pullman beds to accommodate 3rd and 4th passengers.
The Interior staterooms are richly appointed with fine amenities such as Twin beds convertible to a queen-size bed, Private bathroom with shower, Shampoo, conditioner and body lotion, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk, 110V AC electrical outlet with U.S. plug fittings, daily housekeeping service, and nightly turn-down service. Some also have pullman beds to accommodate 3rd and 4th passengers.
The Princess chefs are true culinary artists who insist on serving the very finest cuisine - and it shows. The entire fleet has been inducted into the prestigious Chaîne des Rôtisseurs gastronomic society. Each chef's menu is creative and the selections change every day. Pair that with impeccable service and you're in for an unforgettable gourmet experience.
For guests who prefer the traditional cruise ship dining experience, the ship offers a main dining room option in which they can enjoy having the same dining time, waiter and table mates each evening.
The International Dining Room on the 6th Deck serves open seating breakfast and lunch and traditional seating for dinner.
Open from around 7am to 9am for waiter served breakfast and 12 to 1.30pm on sea days for lunch, dinner seating is either 5.30pm or 8pm.
This Italian restaurant is a refined yet casual dining establishment rich in atmosphere, showcasing an Italian and Mediterranean menu with a heavy emphasis on premium seafood. Sabatini's is open for dinner from 6pm.
The Vivaldi Dining Room is open for traditional dining at 5.30pm or anytime dining between 8pm and 10pm.
The Vivaldi Dining Room is on the 5th Deck of the Sapphire Princess.
The Savoy Dining Room on the Sapphire Princess is one of the dining rooms open on certain days for lunch serving a traditional British pub style lunch, and for anytime dining at dinner time between 5.30pm and 10pm.
The British style pub lunch is served between 11.30am and 2pm and includes classics such as steak and kidney pie and bangers and mash with bread and butter pudding for dessert and a selection of drinks ranging from Bass and Guinness to Strongbow cider.
The Pacific Moon Dining Room on the ship is open for afternoon tea from 3.30pm to 4.30pm and anytime dining at dinner time between 5.30pm and 10pm.
Want to maximise your pool time and minimise your mealtime? Get a quick and satisfying bite whenever you like at our Casual Dining eateries, or get take-out and dine by the pool.
Trident Grill– The Grill overlooks the pool deck and offers an array of burgers, hot dogs, kebabs and pies amongst other choices.
Pizzeria– A perennial Princess passenger favourite, here they serve up freshly made Italian-style pizza by the slice, featuring classic flavours and a daily special.
Sundaes Ice cream bar – Passengers can enjoy a refreshing soft-serve cone complete with dipping sauces and sprinkles or splurge on other ice cream treats.
International Café- The International Café is the place for an ever-changing array of snacks and coffee selections from cappuccino to café au lait. Guests may enjoy freshly baked croissants or beignets in the morning, gourmet paninis and salads at lunchtime, or homemade gelato in the evening. Coffee lovers will find an expanded coffee program featuring a variety of specialty coffee drinks made from a selection of six different coffee beans.
An expanded top-deck buffet featuring multiple live stations, Horizon Court offers a wide selection of buffet meals or snacks. A primary feature of Princess ships, the top-of-the-ship restaurant features floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning sea views as a backdrop for a quick breakfast or casual dinner.
At night, the Horizon Court becomes Café Caribe. This themed buffet captures the flavours of the Caribbean. This elegant but casual dining option presents a changing menu of Caribbean themes with specialties such as Paella-Style Prawns, Whole Roast Suckling Pig, Jerk Chicken, Guiana Pepperpots and Curries, and many more local favourites. The buffet court features an open kitchen where guests can order their meal cooked to their specifications.and offers a casual, self-service buffet.
Casual Dining at its best, a Wine, sushi and tapas bar. Voted one of the 'Best Wine Bars at Sea' by USA Today!
This wine bar offers an extensive menu with more than 30 wines available by the glass plus a series of wine flights. Wine lovers can pair their selections with fresh bites including seafood treats, tapas and artisan meats and cheeses. On some vessels, the adjacent wine shop offers guests the opportunity to purchase their favoUrite bottle.
Choose a luxurious breakfast or experience the "ultimate" romantic dinner at sea: a sumptuous four-course meal, including succulent lobster tail and juicy steak, your beverage of choice, hors d’oeuvres, all served right on your balcony served by our dedicated waitstaff!
All ships offer Princess’ trademark British-style afternoon tea daily, complete with tablecloths, gleaming Samovars, easy listening music in the background, and tea boxes for herbal and specialty teas. Guests can enjoy freshly prepared finger sandwiches, cookies, biscuits and cakes served by white-gloved waiters in smart, formal attire.
Tea service can also be enjoyed al fresco on the Promenade Deck as waiters stroll the deck with a fully stocked tea cart.
The International Café, located on the 5th Deck, is open 24 hours a day and serves a selection of teas and coffees along with a range of pastries, doughnuts, cakes, desserts, sandwiches, salads and soup.
Its location by the central plaza area with its own entertainment makes it a good place for a drink and light snack during the day and night.
The Chef's Table experience provides the chance to tour the ship's busy galley during dinner service, where the ship's executive chef previews the evenings menu with a selection of hors d'oeuvres and Champagne for guests to enjoy.
Guests are then taken to a private table in the main dining room to enjoy a specially created multi-course menu accompanied by selected wines to complement each course.
During the dessert course the chef re-joins the table to discuss the evenings menu and share their culinary knowledge.
Alfredo's Pizzeria on the 5th Deck opens from 11am to 11pm and serves complimentary whole hand made pizza's with a sit down waiter service.
The Sterling Steakhouse, located on the 14th Deck within the Horizon Court is open from 6.00pm to 11pm. Guests can choose from a range of appetisers, soups and salads, seafood or steak and dessert.
Menu examples are as follows:-
The Santa Fe Dining room is open for anytime dining at dinner time between 5.30pm and 10pm.
Santa Fe's speciality is chicken or steak fajitas.
The option of an 'always available menu' is also provided including steaks, chicken breast and salmon, along with healthy options.
The Santa Fe Dining Room is on the 6th Deck of the Sapphire Princess.
To say the night-life on-board is entertaining is an understatement. Illuminating the stage in captivating productions, Princess Cruises performers are some of the most talented musicians, singers and dancers at sea. Our Princess Signature Shows, lounge performers, movies and casinos are just some of the entertainment our guests enjoy as they escape completely.
Princess Cruises largest theatre yet, with sophisticated architectural lighting. West End-style shows are on every cruise, with more than one performance each evening allowing passengers the flexibility to see a show before or after dinner. With lively music, stunning choreography and some of the largest casts at sea.
The 300 square foot outdoor movie theatre offers a unique opportunity to enjoy blockbuster movies against a backdrop of twinkling stars. Personal touches include comfortable chaise lounges, complimentary popcorn, warm cookies and milk, with cosy blankets in the evenings.
Choose from 17 table games in this spacious casino, located on Deck 6.
Featuring games tables including roulette, poker, craps and blackjack it also hosts a range of slots and video poker machines as well as the ships daily bingo sessions.
Complimentary gaming sessions are available for newcomers.
The Casino also has its own bar and is open to over 21's only.
Explorers Lounge on the 7th Deck is Sapphire Princess' second entertainment venue with its own dance floor, bar serving wine and cocktails and stage.
Entertainment on offer ranges from trivia quizzes during the day to comedians, live bands and themed nights in the evening.
A popular, top-deck nightclub up on Deck 18.
During the day its location makes it an ideal observation lounge to sit and enjoy the ever changing scenery.
Offering a selection of Latin and Rhythm & Blue music, this show lounge is host to Karaoke contests and themed parties.
With plenty of seats, guests can also opt to sit and enjoy the entertainment with a drink from the bar.
The Wheelhouse bar, located on the 7th Deck outside the theatre, serves premium beers, wines and spirits and is decorated in the style of a gentleman's club with leather armchairs and nautical artefacts.
It has its own dance floor, bar and stage where live music is played from.
The Crooners Lounge and Bar, located midship on deck 7 opens from 1pm onwards and is reminiscent of a classic Martini bar.
Evening entertainment features live piano music with requests and name that tune elements. Here they also offer an enticing menu of 75 martinis, plus entertainers at spectacular duelling glass pianos.
A small lounge with a relaxing atmosphere, providing guests with a place to relax with a glass of single malt whiskey or vintage port in one hand and a Montecristo Cigar in the other.
It also airs some sporting events on the screens behind the bar making it the ship's unofficial sports bar.
The internet is available onboard the ship either in the Internet Café on Deck 5 or via passengers' personal wi-fi devices. Charges apply.
The boutiques onboard offer more than just accessories and sundries you may have left at home. Shop onboard and benefit from incredible tax-and duty-free savings off suggested U.S. retail prices on fragrances, cosmetics, jewellery and gifts, apparel and liquor.
In addition to everyday savings, they bring you special promotions throughout the cruise.
The Platinum Studio, located on the 19th Deck in between the sports court and Princess Links mini golf, provides guests with the opportunity to have natural black and white portrait pictures taken using creative lighting.
The sessions are free with no obligation to purchase the photos which guests can look through and select their favourite if they do wish to buy it.
The Wake View Bar is a quiet, mainly unstaffed bar located aft of the Promenade Deck behind club fusion.
As such it makes a quite venue for a game of cards or to catch up on a book.
The Mermaids Tail bar serves the Neptune pool area and is located forward of the 14th Deck.
It also sells a small selection of sweets and chocolates, for guests to purchase whilst watching the movies under the stars at night on the large overhead TV screen.
The Oasis Bar serves the Sports Deck (16) and is located aft of the deck in between the two hot tubs.
Outrigger Bar is an outside bar aft of the 14th Deck serving the Horizon Terrace sundeck and pool below.
Calypso Bar serves the Calypso pool midship on the 14th Deck also.
Tradewinds is an outdoor bar serving the 17-18th Deck.
The many activities on-board our ships are designed to stimulate, educate, entertain, inspire and sweat - not necessarily in that order. But, guests can be sure crew onboard will do their best to cover all the bases. From art auctions to The Sanctuary Spa, this ship is loaded with fun things to do.
Sometimes floating serenely just isn't enough - splash around, ride the waves, swim against the current in the Lap Pool or take a dip in one of this ship's bubbling hot tubs. Pools to visit include the Calypso Reef pool, Neptune's Reef Pool, the Terrace pool and the Lotus Spa Pool.
There are two splash pools on the Sun Deck behind the children's centre. The smaller one is covered and specifically for children whilst the second one is a larger round pool suitable for adults too.
This ship will keep you on the run, literally, with basketball, paddle tennis, jogging tracks and state-of-the-art gyms equipped with machines that'll keep your heart rate pumping.
The Fitness Centre pairs a state-of-the-art gym with spectacular ocean views. This multi-tiered facility offers something for all fitness levels, so everyone from beginner to expert can find challenging exercise options.
Passengers can use the latest in exercise equipment like treadmills, recumbent bicycles, elliptical machines, strength equipment, as well as a selection of free weights.
Most equipment features personal TV screens, and some even offer an interactive, virtual experience that makes exercising a bit more fun and engaging.
The Lawn Court, also on the Sports Deck is an astro-turfed area used for golf putting, boules and croquet.
Leave stress at the door when you enter this blissful signature haven exclusively for adults. Perfect for that al fresco massage, feel the gentle breeze on your skin and listen to the ocean waves wash your cares away as you enjoy refreshing drinks and healthy snacks settled on a comfy lounger.
This oasis of tranquility includes all the special touches that have made The Sanctuary so popular since it was first introduced in 2006, plus a number of new features. The Sanctuary has Cabanas for more luxurious experience, plus two Lotus Spa Cabanas offering an elegant private space for a range of spa treatments. Featuring the air of a romantic hideaway under its distinctive white canopy cover, The Sanctuary design includes strategically placed rock gardens and special topiary planting with atmospheric lighting. These elements create an inviting path leading to a new central pavilion. Passengers can relax on luxurious plush lounge chairs or circular daybeds, while Serenity Stewards provide healthy refreshments and music players with peaceful music. Space in The Sanctuary can be reserved for $20 for a half day/$40 for a full day, per person.
Adjacent to The Sanctuary, the Retreat Pool provides an exclusive area for adults to relax and rejuvenate. The Retreat Pool is open to all adults, and Retreat Pool Cabana rental is available beginning at $50 for a half day. At night, this area turns into the “Chill Lounge,” offering passengers a relaxed outdoor space to enjoy the night with drinks and music.
In the Lotus Spa, cruisers will find a welcoming feel and contemporary, sophisticated décor, New features include private Couples Villas and The Enclave thermal suite. Here passengers can totally decompress with new relaxing options such as the Hammam (a Turkish-style steam room), the Caldarium (an herbal steam room), the Laconium (a dry heat sauna) and the hydro-therapy pool.
The Lotus Spa provides guests with everything from facials, massages and scrubs to body wraps and acupuncture.
Within the spa, there is a unisex beauty salon offering a range of services from hair cuts and styling to manicures, teeth whitening and barber services.
When is a cruise an opportunity to enrich? When it's a Princess cruise. This ship offers area lectures, art exhibits and classes taught by local experts.
Princess Cruises believe learning is fun. Through their exclusive partnership with the California Science Centre, their Youth Staff are trained to deliver exciting interactive science activities for kids ages 3-12. Whale watching, roller-coaster building, chemistry experiments, and squid dissection are just some of the activities that may be offered.
Also on offer is the Pete’s Pals Program as a way for Princess kids to learn more about threatened and endangered species in the areas in which Princess sails. Children participating in this program will receive a limited-edition plush animal to take home as a souvenir.
Expand your mind with an array of engaging Scholarship@sea opportunities. There are up to 40 classes on every cruise. Tantalise your taste buds on the Culinary Arts course or take a Wine Tasting seminar. Discover your crafty side and create a wonderful holiday keepsake.
Fancy a little enlightenment on your holiday? Learn to navigate a cruise ship at an engaging presentation. Embrace the digital age and tackle technology at one of the
Princess Fine Arts auctions* are fun, fast-paced, and offer an exciting opportunity to collect exceptional works of art. You’ll find some of the art world’s biggest stars, from Picasso, Chagall, and Rockwell to Peter Max, all represented, with hundreds of works available from contemporary art’s most popular figures.
Any purchased pieces from new collections are shipped to your door.
Passengers ages 3 to 17 will enjoy many exciting on-board activities. The Youth Centres and Teen Lounges are staffed by experienced counsellors, who are ready to ensure the youngest cruisers stay happy all day long. There’s everything from art projects, game tables, the latest movies, pizza parties, talent shows, video games, and much more.
Children under the age of 3 are welcome to visit the Youth Centre, if accompanied and supervised by a parent at all times.
Ages 3-7- There’s an exciting toddler area, a mini air hockey table, great arts and crafts stations, plus a space for group activities like movie nights.
Offering dance parties, movies and cartoons, along with ice cream and pizza parties, your little ones can enjoy t-shirt colouring, theme nights and getting creative with art projects.
Ages 8-12- Offering games and activities like air hockey, skeeball, and video game stations – not to mention a dedicated lounge with a giant TV and arts and crafts tables.
There are plenty of exciting activities for older kids to enjoy, including kids-only dinners, movies, PS2/PS3, Wii (and all the latest games), along with scavenger hunts, talent shows and sports tournaments. California Science Centre workshops and junior chef@sea educational classes are also on offer.
Ages 13-17- Featuring a new lounge area, perfect for meeting new friends, with skeeball, foosball, and great video games. In the teen-only exclusive lounges, junior cruisers can come and go as they please.
Make new friends whilst enjoying PS2/PS3 and Wii games, football tables, sports competitions and late night movies. Take part in the shipboard Olympics, mocktail parties, DJ workshops, or check out the hot tub parties and formal dinners.