familycruiser, we are also sailing on the Sapphire Princess Oct. 11, and plan to fly in the day before. We're hoping to stay on the Queen Mary which is now permanently docked at the port and is a hotel.
Please post here again if you find a great deal, as the QM is expensive!
Also, who (family or friends) will you be travelling with?
We are a middle-aged couple (50-60), and will be sailing with my sister and cousin, 2 single females in their 40's and 50's.
Hope to meet you onboard!