In a royal rendezvous marking the end of the Princess Cruises' ship Singapore homeporting season, Sapphire Princess berthed alongside Cunard's RMS Queen Mary 2 at Marina Bay Cruise Centre. QM2 made an overnight stay in Singapore arriving from Hong Kong.
Following a successful Southeast Asian season, Sapphire Princess embarked on the 37-night Indian Ocean & Europe Grand Adventure cruise on Sunday, March 10, and is due to arrive in Southampton UK on April 16 to commence the second season of European voyages.
In 2019, Sapphire Princess will offer new sailings allowing passengers to experience some of nature's great wonders like the 12-day Search For the Northern Lights itinerary with an overnight in Alta and a late-night departure in Tromso in order to increase the chance of seeing Aurora Borealis.
The 14-night Land of the Midnight Sun sailing will visit far-flung destinations in Norway which are not easily accessible, including Flam that is a village of 400 people surrounded by mountains and other Viking settlements. The visits of Sapphire Princess to other awe-inspiring destinations include Iceland, Norwegian Fjords, Scandinavia & Baltics, the Canaries, and other Mediterranean ports.
For the first time, the vessel will make a transatlantic crossing roundtrip from Southampton UK on a 24-night New England and Eastern Canada Cruise including calls in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Boston, New York, Halifax.
Sapphire Princess ends her European cruise season on October 31 and sets sail for Singapore from Southampton UK on the return leg of another 37-night Indian Ocean & Europe Grand Adventure. On December 1, she is due to commence her 6th Singapore cruise homeporting season. The highlight is an 11-night Grand Southeast Asia itinerary where guests will watch the solar eclipse on Boxing Day December 26 along the Straits of Malacca.