Monday, 26 February 2018

Sapphire Princess - February 2018 - Post 1

I flew to Singapore on January 27th. to join Sapphire Princess the next day, for 3 weeks around South East Asia (two cruises). I'd been to all these ports many times before so I spent most of the time on the ship enjoying the facilities and hot, humid weather throughout. I flew home on February 20th. Both the flights, with Singapore Airlines, were excellent with great food, wine and service. The cruises too, were excellent with the very high standard of obliging and friendly service and great food, as I always experience in Princess ships. The ship itself, soon to to dry dock for hull and technical work as well as a refresh (new carpets etc.) was spotless inside, very comfortable and in very good condition.

Flight to Singapore

I was very fortunate to be the only passenger in the front cabin for this flight from Melbourne to Singapore.

Lovely offerings on the menu.
Sailing from Singapore

The new Chinese cruise ship Genting Dream.

Some much appreciated Welcome Aboard treats delivered to my cabin. The chocolates, made on board, were especially delicious.
Early morning on deck.

Arriving at Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Sailing from Nha Trang, Vietnam

Bar staff Kay (L) from Thailand and Melody (R) from the Philippines - friends from previous cruises.

The ship's party band, from UK, were very enjoyable throughout.

I got an award for being the third most frequent Princess cruiser on board this voyage.


  1. Beautiful photos of another memorable cruise, Tim!

  2. We are always envious of your cruising Tim. Keep it up. Love your blogs.

    1. Thanks Steph - see you and Graeme in August.

  3. Gorgeous photos of what seems to have been a luxurious and enjoyable cruise!

  4. Wow! What a grand time you had! Thank you!