I have just booked a Mexican Riviera cruise on the Sapphire for 2/25/06 and I am a little nervous after reading some of the reviews. We are in our early 30's and it sounds like the ship will be sleeping after 9:00??? Please tell me I am wrong! We are hoping to meet some people around our age and live it up a little. Thank you in advance for any input.
We were on the Sapphire for 10 nights last November out of San Francisco to the Mexican Riviera. There were 22 of us in all for a family reunion. I would say that a majority of the people were in their 40's, but there were a lot of 30 somethings also, as well as several from the "older" crowd. It's a HUGE boat, so I don't think you will have any problem meeting people your age....I met people at the pool, in the hot tub, in the elevators.....I was 39 at the time, and for me the nightlife was great...a lot of people having fun!! There were very few children on our cruise, I think they said only about 50 total, and 8 of those were with our group, so I don't think you will find too many kids. The Sapphire is a beautiful ship, my favorite one so far. Make sure you participate in the pool olympics if you can....that was a blast!!! And no worries, you will have a great time!!!
I cruised on a 10-day Mexican Riviera cruise on the Sapphire last October and loved it! I am in my 30's and traveled with 10 family members ranging in age from 9 months to 63. Everyone had a great time and we all agree that the Sapphire is now our favorite ship (that's saying something since it's usually impossible to get us all to agree on anything). Since it was during the school year, there were only about 50 kids on our cruise, but the one's traveling with us still had a great time in the kid's program. As for the adult passengers, I think just about every age group was well represented on this cruise. We had no problem finding entertainment late into the night. Our favorite hangouts were the casino and Club Fusion and they were both hopping well past midnight. Skywalkers (disco) also seemed to be pretty lively into the wee hours. The buffet on Lido Deck was very popular between about midnight and 2am.
totally agree with others! you will find all ages onboard. There are plenty of hopping night spots on board- there are shows, comics, the casino, always a dance/show band in the main lounge, smaller bars/lounges for a quiet drink if you want and the disco- which doesn't get hopping until around 10pm.
Being a fairly seasoned Princess cruiser it still amazes me that many folks seem to think that Princess is an ole-folks cruise, i don't know where this comes from. The ONLY Princess cruise that we went on that had a significantly "older" crowd was a 12 day full-Panama Canal transit cruise,on an older, smaller ship, which is to be expected- because most of the "young" cruisers with families can't take a 12 day cruise, they only cruise during school breaks and they head for the Caribbean.- We were in our early 30's on that Panama Canal cruise, traveled with 2 other couples the same age range, we had a blast, meet some very interesting people, it was kind of neat having the disco, hot tubs and the show lounge basically to ourselves with a few other couples here and there after 10pm- got to know the bands really well, they got to know what we liked and didn't.
Its all in what you make of it. Have a blast!!