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Sapphire Princess Cruise Review

Fresh from a February 2012 makeover, the Sapphire Princess has an array of new features

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Introduction

A member of Princess Cruises’ Grand Class of ships, Sapphire Princess (and her twin, Diamond Princess) arrived on the scene with much fanfare in 2004. Despite the ship’s size—116,000 gross tons—Sapphire Princess was designed with a number of more intimate spaces that help distract from the sheer number of passengers aboard (2,670 at double occupancy). Still, the ship works hard to cater to as broad an audience as possible, from newlyweds to seniors and all the families in between. Following a January 2012 renovation that revamped the lobby and added a pizzeria, wine bar, top-deck outdoor cinema, and an adults-only retreat called the Sanctuary, it was time for a fresh look at Sapphire Princess.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Cabins
  3. Interior Cabin
  4. Other Cabins
  5. Cabin Amenities
  6. In-Room Dining
  7. Dining
  8. Drinks
  9. Recreation
  10. Cafés
  11. Lounges and Public Spaces
  12. Lotus Spa
  13. Sports and Fitness
  14. Retail
  15. Other Activities
  16. Shows and Other Entertainment
  17. Nightlife and Shows
  18. Grand Casino
  19. Pools and Decks
  20. Pools
  21. Decks and Sun Areas
  22. Services and Staff
  23. Deck Plans
  24. Staff and Ship Policies
  25. Health and Safety
  26. Vs. Celebrity Eclipse
  27. Vs. Ruby Princess
  28. Vs. Disney Wonder
  29. Conclusion
  30. International Dining Room
  31. Pacific Moon Dining Room
  32. Santa Fe Dining Room
  33. Savoy Dining Room
  34. Vivaldi Dining Room
  35. Horizon Court
  36. Sabatini’s
  37. Sterling Steakhouse
  38. Alfredo’s Pizzeria
  39. Trident Grill and Prego Pizzeria
  40. International Café
  41. Bar Piazza
  42. Vines Bar
  43. Explorer’s Lounge
  44. Wheelhouse Bar
  45. Crooners Bar
  46. Churchill Lounge
  47. Outrigger Bar
  48. Calypso Bar
  49. Tradewinds Bar
  50. The Oasis and Oasis Bar
  51. Skywalkers Nightclub
  52. Club Fusion
  53. Mermaid’s Tail Bar
  54. Neptune’s Reef and Pool
  55. Calypso Reef and Pool
  56. Splash Pool
  57. Terrace Pool
  58. Lotus Pool
  59. Lotus Spa and Fitness Center
  60. The Sanctuary
  61. Lawn Court
  62. Sports Court
  63. Grand Casino
  64. Facets
  65. Essence
  66. Meridien Bay
  67. Calypso Cove
  68. Photo-Video Gallery
  69. Art Gallery
  70. Library
  71. Internet Café
  72. Hearts and Minds
  73. Princess Theater
  74. Promenade Deck
  75. Movies Under the Stars
  76. Deck 15
  77. Deck 17
  78. Youth and Teen Centers
  79. Lobby Atrium
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