I am taking the exact same cruise the same week in 2013 so I look forward to what my fellow cruise mates say about tendering in Santa Barbara, the weather in all port cities, what to do in Astoria, and being in those ports from 7-4. Thank God I will have 10 hours in San Francisco, 13 hours in Seattle, and 16 hours in Victoria.
Did you know the Sapphire Princess currently is sailing for the first time since she was remodeled extensively? She now has the Piazza Atrium with the International Cafe and Vines wine bar, Alfredo's Pizzaria, and Sundaes; the Crown Grill, the Sanctuary, better tiles and carpets, and MUTS? She is now like every other ship in the Princess fleet but the new Royal Princess currently being built. I am excited about that.