Cookies on the Thomas Cook Website

This site uses cookies, as explained in our Privacy Policy. If you use this site without adjusting your cookies settings, you agree to our use of cookies.

Why choose Sapphire Princess?

For those of you who like to cruise in style, the Sapphire Princess was built to satisfy your every need. The ship's elegant profile disguises the size of this vast ship and the huge range of accommodation and entertainment on offer within. There is a wide range of public rooms with spacious interiors, as well as intimate spaces that comfortably absorb every passenger.

Destinations and Itineraries

For the remainder of 2013 and the first part of 2014, the Sapphire Princess sticks to the west coast of the North American Continent. A 14-night cruise sets off and returns to Vancouver in Canada, before sailing to the northernmost American state of Alaska. A total of five ports are visited, the first is Ketchikan after a day at sea. The next port of call is Juneau, where the natural beauty of Alaska's glaciers can first be witnessed. There plenty more opportunities en route including Glacier Bay, Skagway, College Fjord and the Alaskan capital Anchorage. The ship then calls at the same ports on its return journey and shorter cruises are available on this voyage between Anchorage and Vancouver.

This itinerary is repeated until the last week of September when the Sapphire Princess heads for warmer waters. A seven-night cruise entitled Win County Coastal takes the ship from Vancouver to Los Angeles, the ship's new home until May next year. The British Colombian Capital Victoria is the first port of call at the southern tip of Vancouver Island. The ship then sails to Seattle, Astoria in the US state of Oregon, the iconic city of San Francisco and the other Californian cities of Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, its final destination. Once in LA, the ship sticks mostly to short cruises along the Californian coast with a single foray to Hawaii, American Samoa, French Polynesia and Tahiti on a four-week cruise on November 30.

Such is the wealth of food and fun on board the Sapphire Princes, passengers will be torn between staying on board, or venturing forth and exploring the world-famous destinations that form the itinerary of this beautiful, elegant ship.

A good choice of entertainment and sports facilities ensure that the ship never feels overcrowded and there is always something to do - even on a long voyage. There are four swimming pools, one with a sliding glass roof and beach-like surroundings. There are nine jacuzzis on board and the Sanctuary, which is an adults-only area. The Lotus spa is another temple of peace where many alternative health therapies are offered. Staying with the health theme there is a lap pool, a jogging track, shuffleboard and a tennis court. Deck chess, mini golf and a gold simulator are other attractions and the gym has aerobics, a sauna and a steam room. While the adults relax in the Sanctuary, youngsters can avail themselves of the wealth of activities on offer that are geared towards teenagers and children. There is a fully supervised children's play centre which includes a doll’s house, a play area, a splash pool, a computer video games area and a teen disco. As with all ships in the Princess Cruises fleet there is a good promenade deck with sunbathing space always available.

Built in 2004, the Sapphire Princess has 1,323 attractively decorated cabins, 744 of them with balconies and a further 212 with an ocean view. There are another 367 cabins on the inside of the ship. All are a good size and are well-equipped with a fridge, safe and TV. When all the cabins have double occupancy the ship carries 3,100 passengers, making a ratio of one crew member for every 2.8 passengers. The grand suites on board have their own separate sitting room, two televisions and personal computers. Balcony suites have a walk-in closet and the bathrooms have separate bathtub and shower. Two balcony suites can be connected to create a family suite which can sleep up to six people

The Sapphire Princess is a gourmet's dream with no less than five main dining rooms offering cuisine from around the world. Food, presentation and service are all good. There are less formal dining options including the Horizon Court and a New Orleans style restaurant plus a pizzeria and burger grill. Dress code on the ship is casual and comfortable during the day and ranges from a semi-formal jacket and tie, to formal evenings of a dinner suit or dark suit for men, and a cocktail dress for ladies.

Sapphire Princess Grand Suite w/Balcony

✔ Queen-size bed
✔ Separate sitting room with convertible double sofa bed
✔ Dining area
✔ Large balcony
✔ Two televisions
✔ Personal computer
✔ Refrigerator and wet bar
✔ Walk-in closet
✔ Bathroom with corner tub (equipped with whirlpool jets)
✔ Multi-directional brass-fitting shower
✔ Aproximately 1,329 square feet, including balcony.

Suite w/Balcony

✔ Twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed
✔ Separate sitting area with sofa bed and desk
✔ Expansive balcony
✔ Two televisions
✔ Refrigerator with wet bar
✔ Walk-in closet
✔ Bath with separate tub and shower
✔ Approximately 525 to 706 square feet, including balcony

Family Suite w/Balcony

✔ Each suite is actually two self-contained staterooms
✔ Interconnecting through a large living room
✔ Oversized private balcony
✔ Each suite sleeps up to eight people.

Mini-Suite w/Balcony

✔ Twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed
✔ Separate sitting area with sofa bed and desk
✔ Balcony
✔ Two televisions
✔ Refrigerator
✔ Walk-in closet
✔ Bath with tub and shower
✔ Approximately 354 square feet, including balcony.

Oceanview Double w/Balcony

✔ Twin beds that make up into a comfortable queen-size bed
✔ Balcony
✔ Refrigerator and TV
✔ Spacious closet and desk
✔ Bath with shower
✔ Approximately 237 to 307 square feet, including balcony.

Oceanview Double

✔ Twin beds that make up into a comfortable queen-size bed
✔ Picture window (categories E-HH obstructed)
✔ Refrigerator and TV
✔ Spacious closet
✔ Bath with shower
✔ Approximately 183 - 194 square feet.

Interior Double

✔ Twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed
✔ Refrigerator and TV
✔ Spacious closet
✔ Bath with shower
✔ Approximately 168 to 182 square feet.


Maximum Capacity:    2670 (3100)
Year Entered Service:    01/01/2004
Beam (Ship Width):    123 ft
Draught(Ship Depth):    26 ft
Length:    952 ft
Tonnage:    113000
Crew:    1100
Cruising Speed:    21 kts
Number of Decks:    13
Number of Lifts:    14
Number of Pools:    3
Number of restaurants:    4
Formal nights:    Yes
Adult Only:    No
Kids Club:    Yes

Why Cruise Thomas Cook?

With cruises available to suit everyone, look no further than Thomas Cook for your next cruise!

  • Cruise Experts with up to 20 years experience
  • Cruise-dedicated phone lines
  • Over 1000 itineraries to choose from
  • Over 175 years cruise experience
  • Our Price Match Guarantee

Cruise Thomas Cook

With some of the best deals on everything from cheap cruises to Luxury Cruises, we pride ourselves on a range that caters to everyone. Whether a first time cruiser looking for a Mini Cruise, a family wanting to browse our Family Cruises or you’re keen to find out more about Cruise and Stay and Fly and Cruise - we’ve got the holiday for you.

Cheap Cruise Holidays

With great offers on a range of cruises, booking with Cruise Thomas Cook is a must. If you’re keen to set sail check out our Last Minute Cruises. For those setting sail from the UK there’s a number of cruises from Southampton to choose from.

The Best Cruise Destinations

Thomas Cook offer many types of cruise, from relaxing Caribbean Cruises and culture-rich Mediterranean Cruises to the visually stunning Norwegian Fjords Cruises. Discover a range of dream destinations and cheap cruise deals today.

Visit Us

Visit one of our Cruise Stores

View Nearest Cruise Store

Book Online

Choose from thousands of Cruises

Search Online

Contact Us

Call now on 0800 169 4557

Want us to call you?
email signup


Plus sign up and we'll give you £20 off your next holiday

Sign up
and enter