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12 night cruise sailing from Southampton aboard the Sapphire Princess.

Travel Dates: 19 October 2019

Departing From: Southampton

Duration: 12 nights

Cruise Line: Princess Cruises

Cruise Ship: Sapphire Princess

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Date Port Arrive Depart
19 Oct 19 London (Southampton), England 16:00
20 Oct 19 At Sea
21 Oct 19 At Sea
22 Oct 19 Alesund 07:00 18:00
23 Oct 19 At Sea
24 Oct 19 Tromso 08:00 23:59
25 Oct 19 Alta 10:00
26 Oct 19 Alta 23:00
27 Oct 19 At Sea
28 Oct 19 At Sea
29 Oct 19 Stavanger 08:00 18:00
30 Oct 19 At Sea
31 Oct 19 London (Southampton), England 07:00
** Itinerary may vary by sailing date.

Sapphire Princess

Top five reasons to cruise on the Sapphire Princess

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12 night cruise sailing from Southampton aboard the Sapphire Princess

Visit Alesund, Tromso, Norway, Alta, Stavanger, Norway and Southampton.

Southampton

The south of England boasts a dramatic coastline that encloses some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain. The landscape of hills and heaths, downs and forests, valleys and dales, is without rival. Southampton serves as your gateway to the countryside - and to a wide variety of historic sites, national landmarks and charming. And of course, London is a two-hour drive by modern highway. The United Kingdom's premier passenger ship port, Southampton was home for many years to the great transatlantic liners of yesteryear.

Aalesund

The island of Giske is the reputed birthplace of the great Viking Rollo, who laid siege to Paris and founded the Duchy of Normandy. William the Conqueror was his grandson. In 1904, a massive fire destroyed 800 buildings in this fishing port. Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm II responded with immediate aid, and Ålesund was reborn. Not surprisingly, the town was rebuilt in the then-popular Art Nouveau style known as Jugendstil. The result is one of the prettiest ports in Norway. Buildings with elegant turrets and spires can be seen lining the streets of the city center. Today, the city is one of Norway's most important fishing harbors and the world's largest supplier of stockfish (Klippfisk) - dried cod. Alesund's major attractions are the surrounding fjords and the stunning Sunnmøre Alps.

Tromso

Lying north of the Arctic Circle, Tromsø has been a departure point for Arctic explorers and hunters since the 18th century. Today, this town of some 50,000 individuals is home to the northernmost university in the world, which gives Tromsø a lively cultural and street scene, highlighted by the annual Midnight Sun Marathon. Ride the cable car to the summit of Mt. Storsteinen for dramatic views of Tromsø city and Troms Island. Enjoy refreshments at the panoramic restaurant.

Alta

Alta is known as the "City of the Northern Lights" and people from around the world come here to watch the spectacular phenomenon known as the Aurora Borealis. In 1899, the world's first Northern Lights observatory was built on Halddetoppen just outside of Alta. But Finnmark's largest city has more to offer than bright dancing lights. Alta's the gateway to unspoiled beauties such as the Finnmarksvidda plateau and the Sautso, often called Northern Europe's Grand Canyon. From the UNESCO-protected rock carvings at the Alta Museum to the fascinating Sami culture, Alta is a tantalizing treasure just waiting to be discovered.

Stavanger

Norway's fourth largest city, Stavanger lies at the mouth of the Gandsfjord. The old port, attests to the sea's enduring role in Norwegian history. Here, Vikings once sailed on voyages of conquest and exploration. In later centuries, the port served as a major hub for Norway's mercantile and fishing fleets. By the mid-20th century, however, Stavanger had fallen on hard times as the fishing grounds dwindled. In 1969, the discovery of North Sea oil opened a new chapter in Stavanger's history. At the "Sword in the Rock" Monument, three giant crossed Viking swords commemorate King Harald Fair Hair's unification of Norway in 872 following his victory at the Battle of Hafrsfjord.
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Princess Cruises

From its modest beginnings in 1965 with a single ship cruising to Mexico, Princess has grown to become one of the premiere cruise lines in the world. Today, its fleet carries more than a million passengers each year to more worldwide destinations than any other major line. Considered one of the most recognized cruise lines in the world, Princess Cruises was catapulted to stardom in 1977 when Pacific Princess was cast in a starring role on a new television show called "The Love Boat." The weekly series, which introduced millions of viewers to the still-new concept of a sea-going vacation, was an instant hit and both the company name and its seawitch logo have remained synonymous with cruising ever since.

Sapphire Princess

Top five reasons to cruise on the Sapphire Princess


  1. Lotus Spa
    At the tranquil Lotus Spa you can sip on iced cucumber water before being pampered with a facial, detoxifying wrap or relieving acupuncture. The spa also performs botox and other skin treatments to have you looking and feeling your best before you disembark.

  2. At Play
    In the mood to have some fun? Perfect your aim on the ship’s nine-hole putting course (Princess Links), master your swing using the virtual golf simulators, enjoy some fresh sea air while playing shuffleboard, or enjoy some friendly competition with a range of court sports.

  3. Princess Theatre
    The lavish, two-story Princess Theatre puts on a range of energetic and entertaining shows each night including live music, dance performances and the latest movies.

  4. Take A Dip
    You’re spoilt for choice with swimming options on the Sapphire Princess. Take your pick from the Calypso Reef and Pool, Neptune's Reef and Pool, Terrace Pool, Swim-against-the-current lap pool, and a range of hot tubs.

  5. Tie the Knot
    Couples wishing for a wedding at sea can get hitched at the ship’s Hearts & Minds Wedding Chapel.

Facilities

Golf Simulator, Library, Shuffle Board, Card Room, Swim-against-the-current lap pool , Cyber Golf, 9-hole Mini Golf, Skywalkers NightClub, Kids Club,

Horizon Court, Sabatini’s Italian restaurant, Wheelhouse Bar, 24-hour Room Service, Patisserie, Churchill Lounge, Crooners Bar, Wine bar, Trident Grill, Sports Bar, Fabio's, Hamburger Grill, Pacific Moon Dining Room , Santa Fe Dining Room, Savoy Dining Room, Vivaldi Dining Room, International Dining Room, Wake View Bar, Ultimate Balcony Dining, Sterling Steakhouse, Ice Cream Bar,

Princess Theatre, Explorers Lounge, Show Lounges, Skywalkers Nightclub, Club Fusion, Night Club,

ScholarShip@Sea, Art Gallery, Wedding Chapel, Atrium, Writing Room, Duty-free shop, Guest Relations Office,

Ocean View Gymnasium, Jogging Track, Sports Court, Fitness Center,

Churchill Lounge, Lotus Spa,

Dining

Perhaps the most impressive aspect of dining on a Sapphire Princess cruise is the consistently high quality of dishes. Passengers can opt for Traditional Dining, which offers the classic cruise experience – a set, reserved sitting and the same waitstaff and dining companions for the duration of the cruise. Traditional Dining cruisers enjoy meals in the lavish surroundings of the ship's main dining hall.

Anytime Dining (available on most ships) is for passengers who prefer a bit more flexibility in when, where and with whom they dine each evening between 5.30pm and 10pm. Whichever dining option you select, you'll be spoilt for choice with top quality meat and seafood dishes, a range of vegetarian and healthy lifestyle options, and expertly prepared appetisers and desserts – it's like eating out in a different restaurant every night.

For rare, medium or well done succulent steaks cooked to perfection, the Sterling Steakhouse is a New York style restaurant well worth a special night out. Prefer something a little more intimate and romantic? The Ultimate Balcony dining experience includes a multi-course meal served on your balcony by a team of wait staff just for you. The Ultimate Balcony is available at breakfast or in the evening, if you're staying in a balcony cabin. A per-person service charge applies in all speciality restaurants.

When you don't have time for a three-course meal, the ship has a range of casual eateries including Prego Pizzeria, Trident Grill, Sundaes ice cream bar and more.

The Rest

24 hour room-service is available for all passengers from a special room-service menu; additional per-item charges apply.

Passengers with allergies or special dietary needs are advised to inform their travel agent at the time of booking. Kosher meals are available on request and subject to availability. Vegetarian, low-sugar, low-sodium and low-fat dining options can be preselected online prior to departure.

The evening dining dress code is smart casual and there are formal nights on all cruises of four days and longer.

Kids

Onboard kids and youth programs cater for cruisers age 3 to 17 years. Activities are arranged according to three age groups, each enjoying activities designed specifically for them. Princess Pelicans aged 3 to 7 years and Shockwaves aged 8 to 12 years take part in arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, theme parties, disco nights, talent shows, behind-the-scenes ship tours, afternoon ice cream, kids-only dinners and more. Remix is cruising that 13 to 17 year olds will love – sports competitions, late-night film screenings, hip hop dance lessons, PlayStation 2 games, casino nights, DJ workshops, dance parties, mocktail parties and more will mean you might not see much of your teenagers at all.

The Princess Teen and Youth Program is staffed by youth activities coordinators as well as youth security staff during peak times for parents' peace of mind.

Babysitting

Group sitting is available for children aged 3 to 12 years between 10pm and 1am for a nominal per-child charge. Onboard Teen and Youth Centres are open on port days between 8am and 5pm, no additional charge.

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