Sapphire Princess, by Princess Cruises, was built in 2004 and refurbished in 2012 and is part of the company's Grand-class. The Sapphire Princess carries 2,670 passengers and 1,100 crew and measures 952 feet long. While a majority of guests are mature couples, the ship is also popular among families with young children.
The adventurous passenger can set sail on an impressive 38-night voyage on Sapphire Princess, departing from Singapore and sailing around Thailand, Sri Lanka, and India before crossing the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean. Following stops in Greece, Malta, Italy, and Spain, this tour enters the Atlantic and finishes in Southampton, England.
In terms of shore excursions, the Grand Adventure itinerary offers the chance to explore several distinct cultures. For a truly varied trip, guests can spend time at a tea plantation in Sri Lanka, explore the Lost City of Petra in Jordan, and visit the famous Monte Carlo Casino in Monaco, among many more.
Sapphire Princess has 1,337 cabins, including 377 inside rooms and 960 outside rooms. 748 cabins feature private verandahs, and all cabins have a flat screen TV showing classic movies, a refrigerator, safe, and desk. Suites feature walk-in closets, a wet bar, and a whirlpool tub, for added luxury.
Sapphire Princess boasts 5 pools, including one exclusively for adults and another just for kids, a casino, a disco, a spa, and a high-tech fitness center. The ceramics studio is a fun way to pass time, as well as regular enrichment lectures. There are activities for kids and teens aged 3 to 17 years old, including an arcade and a crafts room, so everyone is entertained at all times, while at sea.