Princess Cruises
 

Sapphire Princess® from Princess Cruises®

Sails From: Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Tianjin (for Beijing)

Sails to: Asia / Far East, Asia Cruisetour

Sapphire Princess was built in 2004, and fitted with over 700 balconies from which passengers can step out and enjoy the refreshing ocean breeze. Warm, welcoming crew members enhance your experience on board, from your friendly stateroom steward’s attentive service and white-gloved waiters adorning your plate with freshly-baked pastries during Afternoon Tea, to sommeliers recommending the perfect wine to accompany your dish.

 
 
Quick Statistics:
Year Built: 2004
Year Refurbished: 2012
Year Entered Present Fleet: 2004
Previous Name: N/A
Country of Registry: Bermuda
Tonnage (GRT): 115,875
Guests (Lowers): 2,670
Total Guests:
Passenger Decks: 14
Number of Crew: 1,100
Officers' Nationality: British/Italian
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International
Quick Statistics:
Total Rooms (all categories): 1337
Suites: 216
Balconies: 522
Ocean/River View: 216
Interior: 366
Accessible: 27
 

Shipboard Policies

  • Special Dietary Needs - Advance Notice Required
    Princess is happy to meet your request for low-sodium, low-fat, low-sugar, and vegetarian diets. Guests may visit Cruise Personalizer® on the Princess website (https://book.princess.com/cruisepersonalizer/) to indicate dietary preferences.

    In addition, kosher meals and baby food are available upon advance written request. Any other special diet requests must be authorized in advance by the Princess corporate office.

    Guests or their travel agent must advise Princess, in writing, of any special diet, allergies, or medical needs. Requests must be received no later than 35 days prior to departure for cruises to Alaska, Canada/New England, Caribbean, Hawaii, Mexico, Panama Canal and Coastal Getaways. For all other cruises, requests must be received no later than 65 days prior to departure. Once onboard, please check with the Maitre D' to confirm the request.

  • Internet Access
    Internet access is available on all Princess vessels through the 24-hour onboard internet café and wireless network, which is available in staterooms and various public areas.

    Guests can use the state-of-the-art computer systems located in the internet café to access their web-based email accounts or to browse the internet. Guests may also use their own wireless-enabled laptops to access the internet through the onboard wireless network.

    Guests may contact the Internet Café Manager onboard for information regarding the charges that apply to internet and wireless services, and any other specific requirements.

    Please note that internet access via satellite is significantly slower than high-speed connections on shore. Princess reserves the right to filter content accessed via the ship's internet services. High bandwidth consuming applications - such as voice over IP telephony, peer-to-peer file sharing, and streaming media - may be restricted onboard Princess vessels.

  • Medical Emergencies
    The shipboard medical centers are primarily intended to provide acute care for illness and accidents that may occur while on vacation and are not intended to provide long-term care for patients with chronic illnesses or as a substitute for regular health care.

    The medical centers are intended to provide quality maritime medical care for guests and crew members aboard the ships; initiate appropriate stabilization, diagnostic and therapeutic maneuvers for critically ill or mentally unstable patients; support, comfort and care for patients onboard; and facilitate the timely medical evacuation of patients, if appropriate.

    Charges for medical services will be added to guests' shipboard account. Guests will be provided with an itemized account to submit to their insurance company. Please note that Princess ships are registered in Bermuda. Guests should verify with their insurer if coverage applies outside the United States, or purchase appropriate travel insurance.

  • Pregnancy Policy
    Pregnant women entering the 24th week of pregnancy by the last day of the cruise are not allowed to sail.

    All pregnant women are required to produce a physician’s letter stating that mother and baby are in good health, fit to travel and the pregnancy is not high-risk. The letter must also include the estimated date of delivery (EDD) calculated from both Last Menstrual Period (LMP) and ultrasound (if performed).

    It is strongly recommend that pregnant guests review their health insurance coverage before cruising. Many policies, including Medicare, will not pay for services or hospitalization outside of the country or for emergency evacuation.

    Guests may want to consider Princess Vacation Protection, which is available for purchase up to the time of final payment of the cruise fare. If the guest did not secure Princess Vacation Protection, it is recommended that they secure other travel protection.

  • Smoking Policy
    Keeping the comfort of guests a priority, Princess has implemented the following smoking policy:

    Designated Smoking Areas
    Clearly marked "Designated Smoking Areas" are available onboard and include a sufficient number of ashtrays that are emptied regularly. Generally, these areas include cigar lounges, a section of the nightclub and casino, as well as a portion of the open decks. As a safety precaution, passengers are reminded to properly dispose of cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco, which are never to be thrown overboard as this may be sucked back into the ship and cause fires.

    Stateroom Smoking Policy
    Smoking is prohibited in all passenger staterooms and on stateroom balconies. Violations to this policy will result in a $250 fine for each occurrence, which will be charged to the guest's stateroom account.

    Electronic Cigarettes
    The use of electronic cigarettes is permitted in all areas onboard with the exception of dining areas and the Princess Theater. However, should a fellow guest in the vicinity feel inconvenienced and complain, even after being told the difference between electronic and real cigarettes, the guest will be asked to refrain from smoking the electronic cigarette.

  • Wheelchair Access & Special Needs
    Princess makes every effort to accommodate guests with disabilities. Guests can ensure a successful trip by working with them in advance. Guests or their travel agents should notify Princess of wheelchair usage, special needs, and/or service animals before the voyage. Notices and requests must be made in writing and faxed to the Princess Access office at 661-284-4408 at least 30 days prior to sailing. For answers to any questions about the program, please call the Princess Access office at 661-284-4521.

    All Princess ships have wheelchair-accessible staterooms, but it is highly recommended that guests bring collapsible wheelchairs, as the widths of the stateroom doors vary. Guests may bring their own, or they can pre-reserve a wheelchair and have it and other medical equipment delivered to the ship by contacting Special Needs at Sea at 800-513-4515 (outside the US 954-585-0575), or by visiting Special Needs at Sea's website (http://www.specialneedsatsea.com/). Alternatively, guests may contact CareVacations at 877-478-7827 or cruiseshipassist.com. Some areas on some ships are not wheelchair accessible.

    Passengers utilizing mobility devices with batteries are advised that the batteries must be a dry cell type, and must be stored and recharged in the stateroom. Mobility devices of any kind, like any other items, may not be left outside the stateroom. Because of staffing limitations, it is recommended that guests travel with a companion who is physically able to assist them both onboard and onshore.

    Travelers with disabilities should check in with the onboard Tour Office to ensure all shore excursions can accommodate them. Not all port facilities are accessible for those using mobility devices. Ports may be accessed by a variety of methods including a ramped gangway, a series of steps or by tender. In some cases, you may be able to access the tender, but the shoreside facility will not be accessible. Many ports of call use a mechanism known as a “stair climber” to assist passengers up and down the gangway. Passengers must transfer to a Princess wheelchair, which is connected to the stair climber and operated by the ship’s personnel. Guests may be precluded from going ashore if they cannot transfer or if their personal mobility device cannot be easily disembarked. With the safety and comfort of guests in mind, the decision to permit or prohibit passengers from going ashore will be made on each occasion by the ship’s Captain, and the decision will be final. Ports that normally use tenders to access the shore are noted on the itinerary.

    The maximum weight of the wheelchair including guest cannot exceed 600 lbs. on transportation lifts. If the guests has purchased a Princess Transfer at the start or end of the cruise, they must be made aware that lift-equipped transportation may not be available in their port of embarkation or disembarkation.

    Tender Port Policy
    The goal of Princess Cruises is to provide a safe comfortable cruise experience for all guests. If a guest will be using a mobility device during their sailing, it is strongly recommended that they travel with a person physically fit to assist with the guest's needs both onboard and ashore. Embarking and disembarking can be challenging for those with limited mobility. Many major ports of call provide easy access for wheelchairs and scooters. However, due to various conditions - steepness of the gangway, weather, shore-side facilities, tidal and sea conditions - passengers using mobility devices may be required to transfer to a stair climber or be precluded from going ashore. Princess staff will make every effort to assist but are not allowed to individually physically lift more than 50 pounds (22 kg).

    Some ports of call require the ship to anchor off shore. Passengers are then taken to shore by small boats or tenders. When tendering is required, passengers using mobility devices will not be transferred into or out of the tender, if lifting in excess of the above limitation is required. Many tender ports do not provide wheelchair access so even if the passenger can board the tender they may not be able to disembark ashore. Again the shore-side facilities, movement of the tender, weather and tidal conditions can also preclude tendering.

    The decision to allow any passenger to board a tender or disembark the vessel will be made by the Captain on the basis of the safety and welfare of all involved and is final. If passengers are unable to tender or disembark because of circumstances outlined above there will be no refund or credit for missed ports. While Princess recognizes guests' disappointment, the safety of both guests and crew takes precedence.

    Entry regulations for service animals vary by port. Passengers are advised to consult authorities at each port prior to departure for more information. Princess does not have food onboard for animals. The choice of dog litter material is limited and varies by ship.

    Electronic Assistance Devices
    Princess ships are equipped with “All-in-One Kits” with TTY that can be used in most passenger cabins and at Princess wilderness lodges. Most televisions onboard provide closed captioning and most onboard theaters have assisted listening devices. Electric outlets in most staterooms are limited to one and it is helpful to travel with an extension cord for electrical equipment. Princess also offers JAWS Professional software with a KOSS-TD/80 headset on one terminal in each Internet Café on every ship.

Public Rooms

  • Bar(s)/Lounge(s)
  • Multi-Level Atrium
  • Cigar Bar
  • Library
  • Internet Café
  • Chapel / Wedding Chapel
  • Art Gallery
  • Show Lounge
  • Casino
  • Disco/Nightclub

Stateroom Amenities

  • Television / Radio
  • In-Stateroom Movies
  • Private Safe
  • Direct Dial Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Minibar and/or Refrigerator
  • Bath Amenities/Toiletries
  • Nightly Turndown Service
  • Showers and/or Bath Tubs
  • Suites

Entertainment

  • Art Auctions
  • Classes and Workshops
  • Educational/Enrichment Programs
  • Live Bands
  • Movies Under the Stars®
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Wine Tasting Seminars
  • Dancing

Dining

  • Dining Style: Anytime Dining
  • Dining Style: Traditional Dining
  • Ice Cream Bar
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Dining Style: Formal Nights and Casual Evenings
  • Formal Restaurant(s)
  • Casual Dining Venue(s)
  • Alternative Specialty Restaurant(s)
  • 24-hour Room Service

Other Facilities

  • Elevators
  • Beauty Salon
  • Boutique(s) (duty-free)
  • Photo Processing Shop
  • Tuxedo Rental
  • Self-Service Laundromat
  • Concierge Desk
  • Infirmary / Medical Center
    The onboard medical facilities meet or exceed the standards established by the American College of Emergency Physicians. Facilities are staffed by full-time registered doctors and nurses. In addition to twice-daily office hours, they are available 24 hours a day in the event of an emergency.
  • Business Services
  • Safe Deposit Boxes
  • Laundry Service (nominal fee)

Sports, Health and Fitness

  • Personal Training
  • Putting Greens
  • Fitness Center
  • Yoga and/or Pilates Instructionsses
  • Outdoor Swiming Pool(s)
  • Full Service Spa
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Whirlpool(s)
  • Aerobics and/or Cardio Instruction
  • Weight Machines
  • Free Weights
  • Cardio Equipment
  • Volleyball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Ping Pong
  • Basketball

Children and Teens

  • Dedicated Children's Center
  • Dedicated Teen Center
  • Teen Programs
  • Youth Counselor Staff
    Princess offers entertaining options for kids ages 3-17. Scheduled activities are supervised by a specially trained staff of dedicated Youth Activities Coordinators. However, Youth Center staff cannot administer medication, bottle-feed, change diapers, provide meal service, or offer individual one-on-one supervision. Children must be 3 years of age or older and fully potty trained to participate in the youth program.
  • Youth Programs
Sail Date Departs Destination Price From  
Wed 11/5/2014 Shanghai 5-night Shanghai to Beijing Cruise $734
Mon 11/10/2014 Tianjin (for Beijing) 17-night Grand Asia Cruise $1,398
Mon 11/10/2014 Tianjin (for Beijing) 9-night Beijing to Hong Kong Cruise $CALL
Wed 11/19/2014 Hong Kong 8-night Hong Kong to Singapore Cruise $1,176
Thu 11/27/2014 Singapore 11-night Southeast Asia Cruise $1,499
Thu 11/27/2014 Singapore 21-night Southeast Asia Grand Adventure Cruise $2,799
Mon 12/8/2014 Singapore 10-night Malaysian Peninsula & Indonesia Cruise $1,199
Mon 12/8/2014 Singapore 21-night Southeast Asia Grand Adventure Cruise $2,899
Mon 12/8/2014 Singapore 6-night Malaysian Peninsula & Indonesia Cruise $599
Sun 12/14/2014 Kuala Lumpur (Port Kelang) 4-night Southeast Asia Cruise $1,479
Thu 12/18/2014 Singapore 11-night Southeast Asia Cruise $1,699
Thu 12/18/2014 Singapore 21-night Southeast Asia Grand Adventure Cruise $3,149
Mon 12/29/2014 Singapore 10-night Malaysian Peninsula & Indonesia Cruise $1,549
Mon 12/29/2014 Singapore 15-night Thailand, Indonesia & Malaysia Grand Adventure Cruise $2,049
Thu 1/8/2015 Singapore 15-night Thailand & Indonesia Grand Adventure Cruise $1,799
Thu 1/8/2015 Singapore 5-night Thailand Cruise $599
Tue 1/13/2015 Singapore 10-night Indonesia Cruise $1,299
Tue 1/13/2015 Singapore 13-night Indonesia & Strait of Malacca Grand Adventure Cruise $1,739
Fri 1/23/2015 Singapore 3-night Strait of Malacca Cruise $439
Mon 1/26/2015 Singapore 11-night Vietnam, Thailand & Malaysia Grand Adventure Cruise $1,179
Mon 1/26/2015 Singapore 4-night Malaysia Cruise $479
Fri 1/30/2015 Singapore 10-night Vietnam, Thailand & Malaysia Grand Adventure Cruise $1,239
Fri 1/30/2015 Singapore 7-night Vietnam & Thailand Cruise $799
Fri 2/6/2015 Singapore 3-night Strait of Malacca Cruise $439
Mon 2/9/2015 Singapore 4-night Malaysia Cruise $479
Fri 2/13/2015 Singapore 10-night Vietnam, Thailand & Malaysia Grand Adventure Cruise $1,539
Fri 2/13/2015 Singapore 3-night Strait of Malacca Cruise $439
Mon 2/16/2015 Singapore 12-night Vietnam, Thailand & Malaysia Grand Adventure Cruise $1,749
Mon 2/16/2015 Singapore 7-night Vietnam & Thailand Cruise $1,199
Mon 2/23/2015 Singapore 15-night Vietnam, Thailand & Malaysia Grand Adventure Cruise $1,949
Mon 2/23/2015 Singapore 5-night Thailand & Malaysia Cruise $599
Sat 2/28/2015 Singapore 10-night Southeast Asia Cruise $1,299
Tue 3/24/2015 Singapore 17-night Grand Asia Cruise $1,799
Tue 3/24/2015 Singapore 22-night Asia-Best of China Cruisetour #1B $3,799
Tue 3/24/2015 Singapore 25-night Asia-Yangtze Experience Cruisetour #2B $5,199
Tue 3/24/2015 Singapore 31-night China & Southeast Asia Grand Adventure Cruise $3,549
Tue 3/24/2015 Singapore 9-night Singapore Cruise $2,546
Thu 4/2/2015 Beijing 22-night Asia-Yangtze Experience Cruisetour #2E $4,849
Thu 4/2/2015 Hong Kong 8-night China Cruise $2,546
Sun 4/5/2015 Beijing 19-night Asia-Best of China Cruisetour #1E $3,449
Fri 4/10/2015 Tianjin (for Beijing) 14-night China & Southeast Asia Cruise $1,649
Mon 9/28/2015 Beijing 25-night Asia-Yangtze Experience Cruisetour #2C $5,399
Thu 10/1/2015 Beijing 22-night Asia-Best of China Cruisetour #1C $3,999
Tue 10/6/2015 Shanghai 17-night Grand Asia Cruise $2,199
Fri 10/23/2015 Singapore 17-night Grand Asia Cruise $2,099
Fri 10/23/2015 Singapore 22-night Asia-Best of China Cruisetour #1B $3,899
Fri 10/23/2015 Singapore 25-night Asia-Yangtze Experience Cruisetour #2B $5,299
Sun 11/1/2015 Beijing 25-night Asia-Yangtze Experience Cruisetour # 2A $5,199
Wed 11/4/2015 Beijing 22-night Asia-Best of China Cruisetour #1A $3,799
Mon 11/9/2015 Tianjin (for Beijing) 17-night Grand Asia Cruise $1,999
Thu 11/26/2015 Singapore 15-night Vietnam, Thailand & Malaysia Grand Adventure Cruise $1,999
Thu 11/26/2015 Singapore 5-night Thailand & Malaysia Cruise $649
Tue 12/1/2015 Singapore 10-night Southeast Asia Cruise $1,449
Tue 12/1/2015 Singapore 13-night Malaysia, Thailand & Vietnam Grand Adventure Cruise $1,749
Fri 12/11/2015 Singapore 3-night Strait of Malacca Cruise $399
Mon 12/14/2015 Singapore 15-night Malaysia, Thailand & Vietnam Grand Adventure Cruise $2,099
Mon 12/14/2015 Singapore 4-night Malaysia Cruise $499
Fri 12/18/2015 Singapore 11-night Southeast Asia Cruise $1,699
Fri 12/18/2015 Singapore 21-night Southeast Asia Grand Adventure Cruise $3,149
Tue 12/29/2015 Singapore 10-night Malaysia Peninsula & Indonesia Cruise $1,549
Tue 12/29/2015 Singapore 21-night Southeast Asia Grand Adventure Cruise $3,049
Fri 1/8/2016 Singapore 11-night Southeast Asia Cruise $1,599
Fri 1/8/2016 Singapore 15-night Malaysia, Thailand & Vietnam Grand Adventure Cruise $1,889
Tue 1/19/2016 Singapore 4-night Malaysia Cruise $389
Sat 1/23/2016 Singapore 15-night Malaysia, Thailand & Vietnam Grand Adventure Cruise $1,889
Sat 1/23/2016 Singapore 4-night Malaysia Cruise $389
Wed 1/27/2016 Singapore 11-night Southeast Asia Cruise $1,599
Sun 2/7/2016 Singapore 17-night Malaysia, Thailand & Vietnam Grand Adventure Cruise $2,149
Sun 2/7/2016 Singapore 7-night Vietnam & Thailand Cruise $799
Sun 2/14/2016 Singapore 10-night Malaysia Peninsula & Indonesia Cruise $1,449
Sun 2/14/2016 Singapore 21-night Southeast Asia Grand Adventure Cruise $2,949
Wed 2/24/2016 Singapore 11-night Southeast Asia Cruise $1,599
Sun 3/6/2016 Singapore 11-night Malaysia, Thailand & Vietnam Grand Adventure Cruise $1,489
Sun 3/6/2016 Singapore 7-night Vietnam & Thailand Cruise $1,199
Sun 3/13/2016 Singapore 4-night Malaysia Cruise $389
Sun 3/13/2016 Singapore 9-night Malaysia, Thailand Grand Adventure Cruise $789
Thu 3/17/2016 Singapore 5-night Thailand Cruise $499
Tue 3/22/2016 Singapore 17-night Grand Asia Cruise $1,999
Fri 4/8/2016 Tianjin (for Beijing) 17-night Grand Asia Cruise $2,099
Mon 4/25/2016 Singapore 17-night Grand Asia Cruise $2,099

 
Deckplan Overview Please click on the appropriate deck below for more information.

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of March 2014. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

 

Dining

  • Traditional Dining
    Traditional dining is the classic cruise experience, allowing you to dine at set times with the same table mates and wait staff each evening.
     
  • Anytime Diningsm
    With flexible Anytime Diningsm, you dine when you choose, with whomever you want. Eat early with new friends one night, and enjoy a late dinner for just the two of you the next.
     
  • Sabatini's
    With a menu specializing in Italian cuisine and premium seafood, Sabatini's offers a refined yet casual atmosphere that includes extensive personal attention from the wait staff, and is sure to leave you feeling like you just stepped into an Italian ristorante.
     

Entertainment

  • Casino
    Games of chance worthy of Las Vegas - including blackjack, roulette, craps, and slot machines - beckon in the casino.
     
  • Churchill Lounge
    A sophisticated ambiance, created by the interaction of dark, rich tones mingling with beautiful wood paneling and furniture, pervades the Churchill Lounge. Guests are welcome to pass the evening socializing over a selection from the extensive menu of premium spirits, wines, beers, and cocktails.
     
  • Skywalkers Nightclub
    Boasting panoramic views from its vantage point on the Sky Deck, Skywalkers Nightclub invites you to spend an evening dancing, socializing, and enjoying a few cocktails in a cosmopolitan environment.
     
  • Wheelhouse Bar
    Sit down with some fellow travelers for a social drink at the Wheelhouse Bar. This comfortable establishment welcomes you with plush sofas and chairs, gorgeous wood furniture, friendly service, and a complete menu of top-quality beers, wines, and spirits.
     

Other Areas of the Ship

  • Freshwater Swimming Pools
    Cool off with a refreshing dip in one of the freshwater swimming pools, where you can splash around, swim against the current in select pools, or simply relax and let your cares fade away.
     
  • Fitness Center
    Whether it's time spent utilizing the state-of-the-art gym equipment, or participating in instructor-led Zumba and yoga classes, the shipboard fitness center keeps your heart pumping.
     

Youth Facilities

  • Princess Pelicans® (Ages 3-7)
    Princess' youngest program participants enjoy a boatload of activities, which now offer a series of fun and interactive science activities from the California Science Center. Facilities for Princess Pelicans include toddler play areas, art corners, game tables, splash pools and jukeboxes.

    Activities Include:

    • Arts and crafts
    • Disco nights
    • Movies and cartoons
    • Talent shows
    • Educational workshops
    • T-shirt coloring
    • Kids Fun Fair
    • Klutz® craft activities
    • Kindermusik® at Sea
    • Birthday parties
    • Kids dance parties
    • Pajama parties
    • Afternoon ice cream
    • Kids-only dinners
    • Pizza and ice cream parties
     
  • Shockwaves® (Ages 8-12)
    Activities Include:

    • Karaoke
    • Playstation®2/3 and Wii tournaments
    • Movies and cartoons
    • Scavenger hunts
    • Talent shows
    • ‘Science on the Seas’ program
    • Sports tournaments
    • Jr.CHEF@Sea
    • Kids Fun Fair
    • Klutz® craft activities
    • Birthday parties
    • Kids dance parties
    • Pajama parties
    • Afternoon ice cream
    • Kids-only dinners
    • Pizza and ice cream parties
     
  • REMIX® (Ages 13-17)
    Activities Include:

    • Sports Competitions
    • Late-night movies
    • Talent shows
    • Casino night
    • DJ workshops
    • Casino night
    • Hip-Hop dance classes
    • Teen makeovers
    • Playstation®2/3 and Wii tournaments
    • Scavenger hunts
    • Dance parties
    • Hot Tub parties
    • Pizza parties
    • 'Mocktail' parties
    • Teens-only formal dinners
     

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