Princess Cruises Sapphire Princess France & Guernsey Mini Cruise – 6th October 2018
Jump on this rare chance to enjoy a mini cruise on a Princess Cruises ship from the UK.
Sapphire Princess will sail on a three-night cruise from Southampton to Guernsey and France in early October 2018.
About this cruise
Weighing in on the larger side of the mid-sized cruise ship category, Sapphire Princess is big but not enormous, making it ideal for a first-time cruise. If you are a seasoned sailor who has tried lines like Royal Caribbean, P&O Cruises, and Holland America, this would be a great opportunity to see how Princess Cruises compares.
The cruise begins on a Saturday, so it is also a great excuse for a long weekend break, returning early on Tuesday morning. You will board Sapphire Princess in Southampton and sail overnight to Guernsey. It will be a slow meander to St Peter Port, where the ship will anchor offshore. Tender boats will ferry passengers back and forth from the picturesque island.
In the evening, the ship will start its journey to its next port of call of Cherbourg in France. Again, this should be a very gentle sailing as the distances covered are not so great.
Spend the day immersed in French culture. Take an optional shore excursion, enjoy lunch in a bistro, or for a lazy day, head next door to the La Cité de la Mer Maritime Museum and spend the rest of the day on the ship. After all, the following morning it will arrive back in Southampton so you will want to make the most of being on Sapphire Princess.
The itinerary for this mini cruise is:
|1||Saturday 6th October 2018||Southampton||4pm|
|2||Sunday 7th October 2018||St Peter Port||7am to 5pm|
|3||Monday 8th October 2018||Cherbourg||7am to 6pm|
|4||Tuesday 9th October 2018||Southampton||7am|
Why choose this taster cruise?
- 3 nights on Princess' family-friendly ship, Sapphire Princess
- Voyage H827 departs on Saturday 6th October 2018
- Sail round-trip from Southampton
- Spend a day in Guernsey and another in France
So you know, the map above shows point-to-point lines which may cross land. Don't worry, your cruise ship will not sprout legs and run across dry land. Instead it's water all the way! Mapping is approximate, and the scheduled times are estimates. Your trip is subject to change as, occasionally, operators have to alter itineraries due to bad weather or unforeseen events.
On Wednesday 25th April 2018, I found a starting price from £364 per person based on two sharing the cheapest cabin (usually this is an inside cabin). 3 days prior it started from £359 per person, a hike of £5 per person.
What's that per night?
Want to compare this short break to a hotel stay? A starting price of 'from £364 per person' equates to 'from £121.33 per person per night'.
Here's a trend line showing the movement of the lead-in price for this cruise. I aim to check prices daily and this graph shows only those readings. I love geeky stuff like this and thought it might be handy when planning when to book your next cruise.
In my last 9 checks, the cheapest I have seen this cruise start at is from £299 per person, and the highest I've seen it go is from £364 per person.
Are there any extras?
This price normally includes some meals but excludes drinks, gratuities, optional shore excursions, and any applicable flights and transfers (if needed and if excluded). If you want a cabin or suite with a view, these come at a premium (if available).
Cruise prices are based on supply and demand so the more spare cabins there are closer to the sail date, the cheaper the prices often become. After all, no cruise line likes sailing with empty cabins and this cruise sails in 5 months.
I regularly check for price changes by hand, but as they can occur rapidly, please use the link below to get the latest prices.
Remember, prices were correct when I last checked, but may have since changed. Prices are usually based on two adults sharing the cheapest available cabin.
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