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We are not rookies to cruises by any means, as we have traveled with Carnival in the past. This time though, we decided to try something different due to a recommendation from our travel agent, and took on an Alaska cruise on the Princess Sapphire. Unfortunately, we were disappointed in what we got for our money.

The ship itself was very well-kept, as it had a nice classy feel to it, especially compared to the Carnival cruise ships we had been on in the past.

Our cabin though left a lot to be desired as it came across as very small, with no full couch or anything of that nature, pretty much just the bed.

Overall this was a real disappointment and needless to say we will not be traveling on Princess cruise lines again, especially not on the Sapphire.

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The best part of the cruise was what was offered on land in Alaska, as seeing all of these wonderful nature sights really made up for what the cruise was lacking. If you do not get off the ship in Alaska, you are really missing out on a lot.

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One thing that really did irk me on this cruise was that we received our statement balance on the morning of disembarkation. This makes it very difficult to figure out what you had spent the whole week. If you want to keep up with your bill, the only way to do it is to go to guest services and get printed documentation.

The lack of announcements over the speakers also made it difficult to keep up with the current happenings on the ship, as this was not heard in the room at all.

Room stewards got in the way a lot of times with getting ready for the day, and towels were a rare commodity.

There was just too much hassle here to get anything that you wanted, even the dining service was lackluster.

I would reccomend this cruise to others.

I think this cruise is suitable for Young Families.

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commentsAbout The Ward Family

Date of Birth: 09/Nov/1977
Country: Seattle, Washington
Sail Date: 01/Sep/2012

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