The recently-refurbished Sapphire Princess is a cruise ship for food lovers, adventurers and anyone who loves a little luxury at sea. The ship has over 700 balconies, world-class gourmet dining inspired by local and regional cuisine, all the thrills of a casino and the sumptuous Lotus Spa. A favourite feature aboard Sapphire Princess cruises is The Sanctuary, the adults-only top-deck retreat. The youngest travellers are taken care of too, with Sapphire Princess offering a fantastic kids’ club and plenty of family-friendly activities. Find out more about what you can look forward to on Sapphire Princess cruises, below.
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- Balcony Two Lower Beds
- Club Class Mini-Suite
- Family Suite with Balcony
- Grand Suite with Balcony
- Interior Two Lower Beds
- Mini Suite with Balcony
- Oceanview Two Lower Beds
- Oceanview Two Lower Beds (Obstructed View)
- Owner's Suite with Balcony
- Penthouse Suite with Balcony
- Premium Balcony Two Lower Beds
- Premium Oceanview Two Lower Beds
- Premium Suite with Balcony
- Vista Suite with Balcony
Sapphire Princess Onboard Experiences
Dining and bars
Sapphire Princess cruises offer both Included and Specialty Dining, with countless ways to satisfy your appetite at every hour of the day. Included Dining offers up endless buffet choice, gourmet pizza, frosty treats and decadent desserts, as well as signature dishes by award-winning Chef Curtis Stone on the menu in the Main Dining Room. Specialty Dining includes the Chef’s Table Experience, which gives you and a select group of friends a glimpse into the Princess Kitchen before being treated to an unforgettable gastronomic adventure. Specialty dining also includes Italian restaurant Sabatini’s, Sterling Steakhouse and Vines Wine Bar – regarded as one of the best wine bars at sea.
Sapphire Princess cruises invite you to take part in as many – or as few – activities as you like. You won’t find a climbing wall or surf simulator on this ship; things to do align more with the traditional model of cruising, which is what Princess devotees love about this cruise line. Enrichment is a big part of the activities on offer. Discovery at SEA programs are a signature activity on Sapphire Princess cruises, and the exclusive partnership with Discovery makes experiences like stargazing on the top deck truly unforgettable. For art lovers, Sapphire Princess offers Champagne Art Auctions, the Vegas-style casino will keep you enthralled, and the photo and video gallery gives you the chance to create some priceless mementos.
Kids and families
The kids’ club aboard Sapphire Princess – Camp Discovery – is one of the best of the best on a ship this size, having been updated in the recent refurbishment. Camp Discovery has been created for children aged 3 to 12, and is further divided into The Treehouse, for the littlest guests aged 3 to 7, and The Lodge, for children aged 8 to 12. For teens aged 13 to 17, the Beach House is where they can escape from the grown-ups, and Club 1820 is for young adults aged 18 to 20. Families can also enjoy plenty of activities together, such as stargazing on the top deck and Discovery at Sea programs like Shark Week. Sapphire Princess also offers room configurations designed for all types of family groups, as well as complimentary dining for families.
Fitness and wellbeing
There are a stack of ways to stay active aboard Sapphire Princess. For an energising workout, head to the Lotus Spa Fitness Centre and take advantage of the state-of-the-art equipment and classes such as yoga, Pilates or Body Sculpt Boot Camp. If indulgent pampering is more your style, the Lotus Spa offers a variety of relaxing treatments such as facials, detoxifying ocean wraps, manicures, pedicures and hair treatments in the salon. For rejuvenation of another kind, Sapphire Princess also offers the Conservatory: an enclosed climate-controlled top-deck recreation area with two hot tubs, a freshwater pool, poolside shower, bar and a range of comfortable loungers on which you can unwind.
Shows and nightlife
Once the sun starts to go down over the sea, Sapphire Princess turns on the nightlife. The two-storey Princess Theatre showcases Broadway-style productions of modern hits and timeless classics, with performers from all over the world. A drinks service is available and the Theatre often fills up so make sure you arrive early. You’ll find live music nightly in the Wheelhouse Bar, Crooners Lounge and Explorers Lounge, with Karaoke an evening staple in Club Fusion. If the skies are clear, you can also look forward to Sapphire Princess’s Movies Under the Stars in the open-air poolside amphitheatre. The Grand Casino offers world-class gaming, and Skywalker’s Nightclub is the place to be if you want to hit the tiles later in the night.
Services and accessibility
Sapphire Princess offers a good range of features for passengers with special needs. In terms of accessibility, several staterooms provide full wheelchair-turning space, as well as a roll-in shower equipped with grab bars, plus other accessible features. While Princess Cruises makes every effort to accommodate all guests, lift-equipped transportation options are limited so arrangements must be secured in advance. Please consult your Flight Centre Cruise Expert for more information regarding accessibility on Sapphire Princess cruises.
Aboard your Sapphire Princess cruise, staterooms fall within the classes of Suite, Club Class, Mini-Suite, Balcony, Oceanview, Interior and Two-Bedroom Family Suite. Wheelchair-accessible cabins are also available. At the most luxurious end of the scale are the Suites, which give you extensive living space, separate seating areas, a Princess Luxury Bed and extra services such as priority embarkation and disembarkation. Two-Bedroom Family Suites are perfect for large groups, with each suite sleeping up to eight people. The most economical cabins are the Interior cabins, within which you have the choice of twin single beds or a queen size bed.