Sapphire Princess Cruise Ship: Expert Reviews & Passport Information


Sapphire Princess Overview

Length Overall 952 Feet(290 meters)
Under Flag of Bermuda
Built By Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Width (Beam) 157 feet(48 meters)
Tonnage 115875 Gross Ton
Year Built 2004
The cost to Build at Time $400,000,000
Owner and/or Operated by Carnival Corporation & PLC
Speed in Knots/mph 22 knots, 25 mph
Number of Passengers 2678 – 3214
Number of Crew 1100
Decks 16
Decks with Cabins 7
Last Refurbishment 2017

The Sapphire Princess took cruise ships to an entirely different level and not just due to their luxury cruise style and onboard activities. The Sapphire actually made waves over its unique power plant that propelled the ship. A diesel-electric, gas-turbine hybrid that was designed specifically to provide a cleaner-energy ship in the environments. The ship functions in remote parts of Alaska.

Sapphire Princess

The ship features a variety of design themes throughout the public spaces, giving every room a new ambiance. The Wheelhouse Bar offers an Old World feel, with nautical decor, cozy leather couches, and oversized chairs. The Explorer’s Lounge gives a more exotic blend. Featuring decor center around an African or Middle Eastern theme. While the main portions of the public spaces encompass a more West Coast look and feel.

Departure and Destination Information

Carnival Sapphire Princess:

The Carnival Sapphire Princess is owned by Carnival Corporation & PLC.

Carnival Corporation & PLC is a cruise line company established in Santa Clarita CA in the U.S and currently is based in Bermuda.

The Carnival Sapphire Princess cruises from Singapore and China. This ship typically cruises to port destinations including Bali, Penang, Langkawi, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Saigon, Nha Trang, Phuket, Ko Samui, Bangkok, Sihanoukville.

The ship sails under the flag of Bermuda.


Two large-scale swimming pools flank the ship. One encased in a conservatory-type glass roof for inclement weather while the other is a tiered pool located directly at the front of the ship overlooking the open seas.

While expansive in size, the ship manages to keep an intimate feel. It offers many semi-private areas for guests to get away from it all. Places such as the Wake View Bar and the Internet Cafe give the guest a hideaway from the bustling decks of the ship’s upper areas. Children also have their own sacred space with overly-equip playrooms with age-appropriate entertainment. Making the Sapphire a perfect choice for a family cruise.


California-inspired decor in the staterooms gives voyagers a calming place to unwind at the end of the day. Earth tones and light woods give a harmonious, tranquil ambiance to the private rooms in comparison to the brightly colored, boisterous public spaces. When combining with the ample square footage, the staterooms offer a luxury cruise feel to the Sapphire Princess.

If you are looking for luxury, family-friendly activities, and a touch of class, book a cruise aboard the Sapphire Princess.