Alaska: 2023 Kirkland Signature™ Denali Explorer Cruisetour - Tour #26S

Princess Cruises

Alaska Cruisetours are the ultimate Alaska experience – a vacation combining an unforgettable Alaska land experience with a 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise. Two of the state's top attractions are included – pristine Glacier Bay National Park and picturesque Denali National Park, home to North America's tallest peak. Explore Denali National Park on a Natural History Tour, watching for glimpses of Denali as well as Denali's "Big Five"; bears, moose, caribou, wolves, and Dall sheep. Enjoy optional excursions or sit and gaze at the majesty from the lodge. Set your sights on sensational views and board the exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness® rail service for the journey to Whittier and your waiting ship. Sapphire Princess will indulge your every whim with gourmet dining and dazzling entertainment options. Dance the night away, enjoy casino gaming or relax and rejuvenate body and mind at the Lotus Spa®.

Included Extras

  • Receive exclusive Costco member rates**

  • Direct-to-the-Wilderness® rail service to Whittier

  • Included Natural History Tour into Denali National Park

  • Sternwheeler Riverboat Cruise on the Chena River

Executive Member Benefit

  • Executive Members earn an annual 2% Reward on Costco Travel purchases

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Sailing Itinerary

Note: Cruise itineraries are subject to change. Please verify ports and times directly with the cruise line.

Day 1Fairbanks

Overview

If the storey of the founding of Fairbanks had happened anywhere else, it wouldn't be told so proudly, for the city's father was a swindler, and its undignified birth contained an element of chance not usually admitted in polite society. As the popular storey goes (and the historians' version is fairly close), it seems that in 1901, E. T. Barnette decided to get rich by starting a gold-mining boomtown like the others that had sprouted from Dawson City to Nome as the stampeders of 1898 sloshed back and forth across the territory from one gold find to the next. He booked passage on a riverboat going up the Tanana with his supplies to build the town, having made an understanding with the captain that, should the vessel get stuck, he would lighten the load by getting off with the materials on the nearest bank. Unfortunately, the captain got lost. Thinking he was heading up a slough on the Tanana, he got sidetracked into the relatively small Chena River. That was where the boat got stuck and where Barnette got left, and that was where he founded Fairbanks. Fortunately for Barnette, an Italian prospector named Felix Pedro had been looking for gold in the hills around the new trading post, and made a strike on the Tanana. On that news, Barnette dispatched his Chinese cook off to Dawson City to spread the word. The cook's storey showed up in a newspaper that winter, and a stampede of hundreds of miners ensued, heading toward Fairbanks in weather as cold as -50°F. Barnette's town was a success, but the cook nearly got lynched when the stampeders found out how far he'd exaggerated the truth. Much more gold was found later, however, and half the population of Dawson City came down river to Fairbanks. Barnette had made it big. The town's future was assured thanks to a political deal. Barnette did a favour for the territory's judge, James Wickersham, by naming the settlement for Wickersham's ally in Congress, Sen. Charles Fairbanks of Indiana, who later became vice president. Wickersham then moved the federal courthouse to Fairbanks from Eagle--he loaded his records on his dogsled and mushed here, establishing the camp as the hub of the region. Wickersham's storey is interesting, too. He was a notable explorer, Alaska's first real statesman as a nonvoting delegate to Congress, and father of the Alaska Railroad. Houses he lived in are preserved at Alaskaland in Fairbanks and in Juneau just up the hill from the capitol building. Barnette didn't do as well in history's eyes: He was run out of the town he founded for bank fraud. Fairbanks is Alaska's second-largest city now, with a population of about 30,000 in the city limits and 82,000 in the greater metropolitan area, but it has never learned to put on airs. It sprawls, broad and flat, along big highways and the Chena. It's a friendly, easygoing town, but one where people still take gold and their independence seriously. They're still prospecting and mining for gold around here, fighting off environmental regulation, and maintaining a traditional Alaskan attitude that it's us against the world. Fairbanks is the birthplace of strange political movements, including the secessionist Alaskan Independence Party. It's an adamant, loopy, affable place; it doesn't seem to mind being a little bizarre or residing far from the centre of things. And that makes it an intensely Alaska city, for those are the qualities Alaskans most cherish in their myth of themselves. Fairbanks can strike a visitor a couple of ways, depending on what you expect and what you like. Fairbanks can come across as a provincial outpost, a touristy cross between Kansas and Siberia. Driving one of the franchise-choked commercial strips, you can wonder why you went out of your way to come here, and the deserted downtown area can be downright depressing. Or you can relax and take Fairbanks on its own terms, as a fun, unpretentious town that never lost its sense of being on the frontier. My children love it here. There's plenty for families to do in Fairbanks, much of it at least a little corny and requiring drives to widespread sites at the university, on the Chena River, in the gold mining area north of town, and at a big town park called Alaskaland. (You must have wheels in Fairbanks.) There are good opportunities for hiking and mountain biking, and great opportunities for canoeing and slow river float trips.

Day 2Denali Princess Lodge

Overview

Located only one mile from the Park entrance, Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge is the premium riverside accommodation in the Denali area. An expansive deck overlooks Denali National Park and the Nenana River - the ideal spot to relax, visit with friends and savour the exquisite landscape. The Denali Princess Lodge features a luxurious lobby, extensive viewing deck with hot tubs, and a highly rated dining experience on the bluff above the Nenana River, looking out towards Denali National Park. All Park tours and activities depart from the Denali Princess Lodge. In addition to fine dining, there are also casual dining options and an entertaining dinner theatre performance each evening. Whether you are visiting in spring, summer or fall, the Denali Princess Lodge offers exceptional quality and value.

Day 3Denali Princess Lodge

Overview

Located only one mile from the Park entrance, Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge is the premium riverside accommodation in the Denali area. An expansive deck overlooks Denali National Park and the Nenana River - the ideal spot to relax, visit with friends and savour the exquisite landscape. The Denali Princess Lodge features a luxurious lobby, extensive viewing deck with hot tubs, and a highly rated dining experience on the bluff above the Nenana River, looking out towards Denali National Park. All Park tours and activities depart from the Denali Princess Lodge. In addition to fine dining, there are also casual dining options and an entertaining dinner theatre performance each evening. Whether you are visiting in spring, summer or fall, the Denali Princess Lodge offers exceptional quality and value.

Day 4Mount McKinley Princess Lodge

Overview

From the moment you arrive at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge you know you're somewhere special. Bordering the south side of Denali National Park on the banks of the Chulitna River, this Lodge is a true wilderness retreat. RELAX IN STYLE Each of the bungalow-style guest rooms is nestled peacefully in this wilderness getaway. Relax in comfort and style in rooms with one king, or two double beds, lofty, nine-foot ceilings with fans, a sitting area, a television and a telephone. In addition, each of our suites features a sitting room, bedroom, wet bar, and jacuzzi bath -- the perfect choice to make any occasion extra special. "THE GREAT ONE" In the main lodge there's a room so spectacular we've named it The Great Room. An irresistible haven with an impressive stone fireplace, The Great Room features cozy sitting areas, tables for card and board games, and enormous floor-to-ceiling windows that look out upon majestic Mt. McKinley and the Alaska Range -- with one of the most inspirational views of The Mountain found anywhere. OUTDOOR ADVENTURES Experience our serene surroundings from the comfort of the Lodge or venture outdoors to explore the wilderness. To assist you, we have a Tour Desk staffed with Princess professionals who are available to help you get an insider's look at this special part of Alaska. A variety of exciting outdoor adventures await you including fishing tours, river rafting, a jetboat safari and even a thrilling flight that takes you to the base of Mt. McKinley. FINE FOOD, FABULOUS VIEW Anytime you travel with Princess, you're sure to sample outstanding cuisine in remarkable settings. The Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge carries on that tradition with a dining experience for every taste. Enjoy sophisticated cuisine and panoramic views in the Mountain View Restaurant or casual fare in the Cub Café. Choose appetizers and your favourite refreshment in Grizzly's Bar or while relaxing on the outdoor terrace. At Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge we cater to your every mood.

Day 5Mount McKinley Princess Lodge

Overview

From the moment you arrive at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge you know you're somewhere special. Bordering the south side of Denali National Park on the banks of the Chulitna River, this Lodge is a true wilderness retreat. RELAX IN STYLE Each of the bungalow-style guest rooms is nestled peacefully in this wilderness getaway. Relax in comfort and style in rooms with one king, or two double beds, lofty, nine-foot ceilings with fans, a sitting area, a television and a telephone. In addition, each of our suites features a sitting room, bedroom, wet bar, and jacuzzi bath -- the perfect choice to make any occasion extra special. "THE GREAT ONE" In the main lodge there's a room so spectacular we've named it The Great Room. An irresistible haven with an impressive stone fireplace, The Great Room features cozy sitting areas, tables for card and board games, and enormous floor-to-ceiling windows that look out upon majestic Mt. McKinley and the Alaska Range -- with one of the most inspirational views of The Mountain found anywhere. OUTDOOR ADVENTURES Experience our serene surroundings from the comfort of the Lodge or venture outdoors to explore the wilderness. To assist you, we have a Tour Desk staffed with Princess professionals who are available to help you get an insider's look at this special part of Alaska. A variety of exciting outdoor adventures await you including fishing tours, river rafting, a jetboat safari and even a thrilling flight that takes you to the base of Mt. McKinley. FINE FOOD, FABULOUS VIEW Anytime you travel with Princess, you're sure to sample outstanding cuisine in remarkable settings. The Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge carries on that tradition with a dining experience for every taste. Enjoy sophisticated cuisine and panoramic views in the Mountain View Restaurant or casual fare in the Cub Café. Choose appetizers and your favourite refreshment in Grizzly's Bar or while relaxing on the outdoor terrace. At Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge we cater to your every mood.

Day 6Whittier

Overview

Whittier is a city at the head of the Passage Canal in the U.S. state of Alaska, about 58 miles southeast of Anchorage. The city is within the Valdez–Cordova Census Area.

Day 6Port of CallWhittierDeparture 8:30pm

Overview

Whittier is a city at the head of the Passage Canal in the U.S. state of Alaska, about 58 miles southeast of Anchorage. The city is within the Valdez–Cordova Census Area.

Day 7Port of CallHubbard GlacierArrival 3:00pmDeparture 8:00pm

Overview

Stretching over 90 miles long and covering over 1,350 square miles in area, Hubbard Glacier is the largest tidewater glacier in North America. It is also one of the most impressive, a 300-foot wall of ice rising sheer and jagged from the ocean. You may hear the rumble and see the monumental splash as the glacier severs into great ice chunks, known as "calves."

Day 8Port of CallGlacier BayArrival 9:15amDeparture 7:30pm

Overview

It grinds, cracks and moans as massive pieces of ice split off and crash down. This is not your automatic icemaker on the blink. This is Glacier Bay doing what it's been doing for two centuries. The bay, once covered by sheets of glacial ice, is now a bay revealed. As the glaciers continue to recede, the bay enlarges. Back in 1879, naturalist John Muir was the first to note the glacial movement. Comparing charts from European explorers made 85 years earlier, he determined that the glacial ice had receded by more than 30 miles. Designated a National Park in 1910, today Glacier Bay is a 3.3 million-acre expanse that was buried under a mile-wide wall of ice only 200 years ago. Its natural environment includes five major land ecosystems including wet tundra, coastal western hemlock and spruce forest, alpine tundra, glaciers and icefields, and post-glacial meadows. Each week, dozens of ships traveling the Inside Passage spend the day cruising the 65-mile long bay. As each ship arrives, a National Park Service ranger boards the cruise vessel to provide a running commentary of the treeless mountains, icy fjords, hidden inlets and glacial landscapes as the ship passes by. Glacier Bay isn't just about ice. The ranger will also point out the killer and grey whales, sea otters, porpoises, moose, coyotes, wolves and bears visible in the sea or on the land. Leave your ice pick at home. But don't forget your binoculars.

Day 9Port of CallSkagwayArrival 7:00amDeparture 8:30pm

Overview

Skagway, with a population of 862, is located in the Upper Lynn Canal at the northernmost point on the Inside Passage in Southeast Alaska, 100 air miles north of Juneau and 110 road miles south of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. The City of Skagway is geographically the largest city in Alaska with 455 square land miles. Skagway's history and spectacular natural setting combine to create unparalleled sightseeing and recreation opportunities. Poke around on your own, or select from a variety of commercial tours. Either way, you will be amply rewarded with the sights and activities in and around Skagway.

Day 10Port of CallJuneauArrival 6:30amDeparture 4:00pm

Overview

Considered the "gem" of Southeast Alaska, the city is nestled against the ocean, tucked tight against the mountains and back-dropped by the lush green of the largest national forest in the United States, the Tongass. Visitors will find that Juneau is not only the state's capital, but it's also a melting pot of history, unique topography and jaw-dropping scenery that is found nowhere else on the planet. Whether it's wildlife viewing, glacier trekking, ziplining or just shopping for locally created artwork, visitors to this remote yet extraordinary region will certainly find a bit of "Alaska" to take home.

Day 11Port of CallKetchikanArrival 10:00amDeparture 6:00pm

Overview

A city of southeast Alaska on an island in the Alexander Archipelago. A supply point for miners during the gold rush of the 1890s, it is now a major port and tourist centre on the Inside Passage. Population: 7,450.

Day 12 Cruising
Day 13Port of CallVancouverArrival 7:30am

Overview

Vancouver, a bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia, is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities. A popular filming location, it’s surrounded by mountains, and also has thriving art, theatre and music scenes. Vancouver Art Gallery is known for its works by regional artists, while the Museum of Anthropology houses preeminent First Nations collections.

Tour Highlights

Day 1 Fairbanks

Alaska's "Golden Heart City" of Fairbanks is a great introduction to the heart of this unique state. Check in to your hotel and get ready for the beginning of your adventure.

Day 2 Fairbanks/Denali

A cruise along the Chena River on a Sternwheeler Riverboat is about as authentic as it gets. Later, you'll head for Denali National Park via a scenic motor coach trip to the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge®. Check in with the Guest Service Desk for help in planning your own Denali adventure (additional fees apply). Or you may enjoy the spectacular main lodge, river view deck, and Princess Village with the popular Christmas cottage and sugar shack. Be sure to check out Fannie Q's Saloon, named after a famed local homesteader.

Day 3 Denali

Start your morning with a quick stop at Fannie Q's saloon for a hearty buffet breakfast. Explore Denali National Park on a Natural History Tour, watching for glimpses of Denali as well as Denali's "Big Five"; bears, moose, caribou, wolves and Dall sheep. Later today, you may want to simply relax with a glass of wine on the deck overlooking the Nenana River. Visit the Grizzly Burger to indulge in the Ernesto Burger, or grab a slice at Lynx Creek Pizza.

Day 4 Denali/Mt. McKinley

This morning you'll travel by motor coach to Denali State Park for two nights at the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge®. Take in the sensational views of Denali and the Alaska Range with a glass of wine in the Great Room or on the expansive deck. Hear stories about climbing Denali in the Hudson Theatre or roast a marshmallow at the fireside patio.

Day 5 Mt. McKinley

You have a full day to plan however you choose. Stop by the Tour Desk to book a variety of optional excursions (additional fees apply). Walk the nature trails around the lodge or sit and gaze at the majesty of "The Great One" from the lodge's treehouse, designed and built by Pete Nelson of Animal Planet's Treehouse Masters.

Day 6 Mt. McKinley/Whittier

After a morning enjoying the lodge, you'll transfer to the historic town of Talkeetna to board the Direct-to-the-Wilderness® rail service for the journey to Whittier and your waiting ship.

Onboard the Sapphire Princess

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4.3 of 5 stars4.3/5 (12 Reviews)

Ship Rating

3.5/5

Swim in one of four sparkling pools, shop the boutiques or get a massage in the Lotus Spa®. Dine casually on pizza and burgers or more elegantly in one of the many formal dining rooms and specialty restaurants. And with nearly 750 balcony staterooms, there's a room with a view for you.

Onboard Activities

Activities & Services (included in cruise)

Show Lounge

  • Card Room
  • Casino
  • Disco/Nightclub
  • Game Arcade
  • Movies Under the Stars®
  • Theatre/Show Lounge
  • Beauty Salon
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fitness Classes
  • Sauna/Steam Room
  • Miniature Golf
  • Pool - Adults Only
  • Pool - Children's
  • Pool - Outdoor
  • Pool - Indoor
  • Sports Facilities
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Art Gallery
  • Bars/Lounges
  • Library
  • Children's Indoor Play Area
  • Children's Outdoor Play Area
  • Educational Classes
  • Organized Age Specific Activities
  • Teen Centre or Disco
  • Teen Programs
  • Business Centre
  • Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
  • Elevators
  • Infirmary/Medical Centre
  • Religious Services
  • Self-Service Laundromat
  • Wedding/Vow Renewal

Activities & Services (available for an extra fee)

Full-Service Spa

  • Full-Service Spa
  • Spa Services/Massage
  • Educational Programs
  • Internet Centre
  • Babysitting
  • Dry Cleaning/ Laundry Service

Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the cruise line without notice. Staterooms designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Dining

Dining Room

Main Dining

International Dining Room: After final payment, through the MedallionClass® app, you may request your dining preference with Dine My Way℠. Customize your dining experiences nightly by choosing your seating time, dining companions and dietary needs.

Pacific Moon Dining Room: After final payment, through the MedallionClass® app, you may request your dining preference with Dine My Way℠. Customize your dining experiences nightly by choosing your seating time, dining companions and dietary needs.

Santa Fe Dining Room: After final payment, through the MedallionClass® app, you may request your dining preference with Dine My Way℠. Customize your dining experiences nightly by choosing your seating time, dining companions and dietary needs.

Savoy Dining Room: After final payment, through the MedallionClass® app, you may request your dining preference with Dine My Way℠. Customize your dining experiences nightly by choosing your seating time, dining companions and dietary needs.

Vivaldi Dining Room: After final payment, through the MedallionClass® app, you may request your dining preference with Dine My Way℠. Customize your dining experiences nightly by choosing your seating time, dining companions and dietary needs.

Sabatini's

Specialty Dining

Chef’s Table Experience: Taking dining to a new level, the Chef’s Table Experience includes pre-dinner cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the galley for you and a limited number of fellow guests. After your executive chef describes the specially designed menu for the night, participants are escorted to an intimate table for the main course, including pairing suggestions. This restaurant is available for an additional cost. Limited capacity, reservations required.

Sabatini's℠: An upscale authentic Italian dining experience in a remarkable eight-course meal. The menu features both local seafood specialties and other regional favourites. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Sterling Steakhouse℠: An upscale and more refined approach to the traditional steakhouse, this venue features some of the best, most tender cuts of beef, such as New York and porterhouse, plus a prime rib carving station. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Vines: Vines boasts an extensive collection of wines, like Opus One, Super Tuscans, fine sparkling wines and regional offerings for purchase. The menu also includes wine flights and a selection of wines by the glass.

Alfredo's Pizzeria

Casual Dining

Alfredo's Pizzeria: This charming sit-down venue offers an enticing menu of freshly prepared individual-size pizzas along with beer and wines by the glass. The open kitchen design allows you to watch as the chefs create pizza by hand and serve them straight out of the oven.

Chocolate Journeys℠: There are few foods that inspire as much passion as chocolate, and master chocolatier Norman Love has designed some of the most decadent, hand-crafted treats exclusively for Princess' Chocolate Journeys℠ program. Trained in France, and named the Inaugural Inductee into the Chocolatier Hall of Fame by Dessert Professional Magazine, Chef Love combined premium quality chocolate with unique flavours and artful designs to mastermind his exclusive creations found throughout the ship.

Crafted by Curtis Stone: In the Main Dining Room, savour fresh new cuisine designed by award-winning Chef Curtis Stone during every voyage. Personal reflections on the menu by Chef Stone elaborate on each "Crafted" selection, prepared with the most authentic ingredients. Be enticed by dishes featuring delicious meats and seafood, fresh produce and vibrant, bold flavours.

Horizon Court: Horizon Court offers a buffet selection that changes throughout the day to satisfy the most discriminating palate. Indulge in a delightful array of worldwide cuisine, freshly baked breads and regional comfort foods, in a casual setting at breakfast, lunch or dinner. Enjoy fresh fruits, signature pastas and desserts galore along with your favourite beverages and customizable features like create-your-own salads and sandwiches.

International Café: Open 24-hours a day, the International Café located in the Piazza is the place for an ever-changing array of small bite meals, treats and gourmet beverages. Grab a freshly baked croissant to start your day, snack on pies and quiche or choose from a wide variety of salads and sandwiches at lunchtime, and indulge in decadent desserts in the evening. Coffee and tea fans will love the New Grounds Crafted Coffee menu featuring a variety of specialty espresso-based drinks made from a custom blend of coffee beans, as well as iced tea fusions.

Trident Grill: Follow your nose to the Trident Grill where the burgers are flipping and the hotdogs roasting, served with a variety of fixin’s and crisp fries. Veggie burgers, bratwurst and grilled chicken breast are also served and all are sure to hit the spot when you are relaxing out on deck.

Room Service: Complimentary 24-hour dining in the comfort of your stateroom.


Times, costs and other specifics are outside the control of Costco Travel. All information is at the sole discretion of the cruise line and is subject to change without notice. Dining time and table size preferences are submitted to the cruise line on a first-come, first-served request basis and are confirmed aboard ship. Questions, concerns and/or special needs regarding dining arrangements must be addressed with the maitre d' hotel aboard ship. Every effort is made to accommodate travelers' preferences; however, Costco Travel cannot guarantee dining arrangements. In specialty restaurants, space is limited and reservations are recommended. A cover charge and dress code may apply.

Staterooms

Staterooms feature a refrigerator, spacious closet and bathroom with shower.

Interior (Category: IA)

Category: IA
Approximately 168 sq. ft., this well-appointed interior stateroom provides fine amenities.

Interior (Category: IB)

Category: IB
Approximately 168 to 182 sq. ft., this well-appointed interior stateroom provides fine amenities.

Interior (Category: IC)

Category: IC
Approximately 168 to 182 sq. ft., this well-appointed interior stateroom provides fine amenities.

Interior (Category: ID)

Category: ID
Approximately 168 sq. ft., this well-appointed interior stateroom provides fine amenities.

Interior (Category: IE)

Category: IE
Approximately 168 sq. ft., this well-appointed interior stateroom provides fine amenities.

Interior (Category: IF)

Category: IF
Approximately 168 sq. ft., this well-appointed interior stateroom provides fine amenities.

Nicely-appointed staterooms feature a picture window, spacious closet and bathroom with shower.

Premium Oceanview (Category: O5)

Category: O5
Approximately 200 sq. ft., this well-appointed stateroom features a forward-facing cabin for memorable views.

Oceanview (Category: OC)

Category: OC
Approximately 183 to 194 sq. ft., this well-appointed stateroom features a picture window for memorable views.

Oceanview (Category: OF)

Category: OF
Approximately 183 to 194 sq. ft., this well-appointed stateroom features a picture window for memorable views.

Oceanview (obstructed view) (Category: OV)

Category: OV
Approximately 183 sq. ft., this well-appointed stateroom features a picture window with an obstructed view.

Oceanview (obstructed view) (Category: OW)

Category: OW
Approximately 183 sq. ft., this well-appointed stateroom features a picture window with an obstructed view.

Oceanview (obstructed view) (Category: OY)

Category: OY
Approximately 183 sq. ft., this well-appointed stateroom features a picture window with an obstructed view.

Oceanview (obstructed view) (Category: OZ)

Category: OZ
Approximately 183 sq. ft., this well-appointed stateroom features a picture window with an obstructed view.

Staterooms feature a private balcony, spacious walk-in closet, desk and bathroom with shower.

Premium Balcony (Category: B2)

Category: B2
Approximately 277 sq. ft. including balcony, this cabin provides outstanding views from a private balcony.

Premium Balcony (Category: B4)

Category: B4
Approximately 237 to 277 sq. ft. including balcony, this cabin provides dramatic wake views from a rear-facing private balcony.

Balcony (Category: BA)

Category: BA
Approximately 237 sq. ft. including balcony, this cabin provides outstanding views from a private balcony.

Balcony (Category: BB)

Category: BB
Approximately 237 sq. ft. including balcony, this cabin provides outstanding views from a private balcony.

Balcony (Category: BC)

Category: BC
Approximately 237 sq. ft. including balcony, this cabin provides outstanding views from a private balcony.

Balcony (Category: BD)

Category: BD
Approximately 237 to 277 sq. ft. including balcony, this cabin provides outstanding views from a private balcony.

Balcony (Category: BE)

Category: BE
Approximately 237 to 277 sq. ft. including balcony, this cabin provides outstanding views from a private balcony.

Balcony (Category: BF)

Category: BF
Approximately 237 sq. ft. including balcony, this cabin provides outstanding views from a private balcony.

Features private balcony and sitting room, two TVs, walk-in closet and bathroom with tub and shower.

Premium Club Class Mini-Suite with Balcony (Category: M1)

Category: M1
Approximately 354 sq. ft. including balcony, this spacious cabin provides a seating area with sofa bed, and full bath with combination tub and shower.

Mini-Suite with Balcony (Category: MB)

Category: MB
Approximately 354 sq. ft. including balcony, this spacious cabin provides a seating area with sofa bed, and full bath with combination tub and shower.

Mini-Suite with Balcony (Category: MD)

Category: MD
Approximately 354 sq. ft. including balcony, this spacious cabin provides a seating area with sofa bed, and full bath with combination tub and shower.

Mini-Suite with Balcony (Category: ME)

Category: ME
Approximately 354 sq. ft. including balcony, this spacious cabin provides a seating area with sofa bed, and full bath with combination tub and shower.

Grand Suite with Balcony (Category: S1)

Category: S1
Approximately 1,329 sq. ft. including balcony, the Grand Suite features an expansive cabin and oversized aft-facing balcony. Enjoy exclusive suite-only upgrades and benefits.

Owner's Suite with Balcony (Category: S2)

Category: S2
Approximately 692 sq. ft. including balcony, the Owner's Suite features an expansive cabin and oversized aft-facing balcony. Enjoy exclusive suite-only upgrades and benefits.

Penthouse Suite with Balcony (Category: S3)

Category: S3
Approximately 525 to 572 sq. ft. including balcony, the Penthouse Suite features a spacious cabin and aft-facing balcony. Enjoy exclusive suite-only upgrades and benefits.

Penthouse Suite with Balcony (Category: S4)

Category: S4
Approximately 555 sq. ft. including balcony, the Penthouse Suite features a spacious cabin and separate seating area with a sofa bed. Enjoy exclusive suite-only upgrades and benefits.

Premium Suite with Balcony (Category: S5)

Category: S5
Approximately 705 sq. ft. including balcony, the Premium Suite features a spacious cabin and separate seating area with a sofa bed. Enjoy exclusive suite-only upgrades and benefits.

Vista Suite with Balcony (Category: S6)

Category: S6
Approximately 525 to 548 sq. ft. including balcony, the Vista Suite features a spacious cabin and aft-facing balcony. Enjoy exclusive suite-only upgrades and benefits.

Two-Bedroom Family Suite with Balcony (Category: S8)

Category: S8
Approximately 613 sq. ft. including balcony, the Two Bedroom Family Suite features 2 bedrooms to accommodate up to 6 passengers. Enjoy exclusive suite-only upgrades and benefits.

Deck Plan

Cruise Ship
Sky Deck
Key to Symbols
SymbolDescription
Two-bedroom family suite (connecting staterooms with private balcony, accommodate up to six persons)Two-bedroom family suite (connecting staterooms with private balcony, accommodate up to six persons)
Will accommodate third personWill accommodate third person
Two lower beds not convertible to queen, shower onlyTwo lower beds not convertible to queen, shower only
Queen bed not convertible to two twin bedsQueen bed not convertible to two twin beds
Balcony access when in port onlyBalcony access when in port only
Will accommodate third and fourth personWill accommodate third and fourth person
Connecting stateroomsConnecting staterooms
Fully accessible stateroom, roll-in shower onlyFully accessible stateroom, roll-in shower only
Will accommodate third and fourth person, fourth berth is a rollaway bedWill accommodate third and fourth person, fourth berth is a rollaway bed

Ship Facts

Sapphire Princess ship image
  • Ship Name: Sapphire Princess
  • Year Built: 2004
  • Year Refurbished: 2018
  • Year Entered Present Fleet: 2004
  • Ship Class: Diamond
  • Maximum Capacity: 2,670
  • Number of Passenger Decks: 18
  • Number of Crew: 1,100
  • Officers' Nationality: British/Italian
  • Ocean-View without Balcony: 216
  • Ocean-View with Balcony: 522
  • Total Inside Staterooms: 366
  • Tonnage (GRT): 115,875
  • Capacity Based on Double Occupancy: 2,674
  • Country of Registry: Bermuda
  • Total Staterooms: 1,337
  • Suites with Balcony: 214
  • Crew/Hotel Staff Nationality: International
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*Price shown is per person based on double occupancy and is valid for select stateroom categories only. Click on the Terms & Conditions link below for details.

**Kirkland Signature exclusive rate is capacity controlled and certain exclusions apply. May not be combinable with any other public or past guest discount, is not transferable, and may not be combinable with Interline/Travel Agent/Friends and Family rates. Exclusive savings are per guest, non-air, cruisetour only, based on double occupancy, and apply to the first two guests in a stateroom. Fares do not apply to singles or third/fourth-berth guests in the stateroom.

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