Monday, June 1, 2009

Sapphire Princess Cruise Review: The "Swine Flu" Itinerary

As veteran cruisers who sail two or three times per year, you might think that George and Linda Hall have seen more than their share of itinerary changes. Surprisingly enough, they have not.

The Halls already knew the May 2nd itinerary for their Sapphire Princess cruise departing from San Pedro had been altered due to the CDC warning about going to Mexico. They also knew that the cruise before theirs had been diverted and passengers aboard it probably had a worse time accepting the sudden change. George said, "We boarded knowing that we were sailing to San Diego, Santa Barbara, and San Francisco, with the required Passengers Services Act stop at Ensenada. We were also aware that Princess granted us a voucher for half our paid fare against a future cruise. We were not aware that California is darn chilly in May! Still can't fault Princess, they did excellent job and even set up some tours at these locations. The refund for a future cruise was also greatly appreciated and we will be sailing Emerald Princess in October partly on their dime and with a smile on our face to the WARM Caribbean."

For more details about their unusual cruise itinerary, and a more than satisfactory experience with "sick bay" (no, not for the flu!), read George and Linda's Sapphire Princess Cruise Review.

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