To Dick Stein - Thanks for your review of Sapphire inaugural cruise. We are booked in early September on Sapphire and as first time cruisers, we are very excited about our upcoming trip. After having read your review, am I safe to continue being excited and eager and hopeful that perhaps the inaugural cruise could also be considered a kind of "shake down cruise" and that perhaps in Sept. our cruise will be smooth and a little more organized.
Also would you recommend booking shore excursions in advance, but book our time for a few hours after the ships is scheduled to dock as a precaution so as to avoid tender troubles etc. Thanks for your help. Scooter
p.s. I'll probably have more questions later - I hope that's okay