Sapphire Princess has arrived in Singapore for her sixth homeporting season.
To mark her arrival in Singapore more than 100 children and their families from six underprivileged homes and organisations were invited onboard for a ship’s tour and lunch. They also met Captain Paul Slight.
Highlight of the day was a photography workshop conducted by the youth photographers who shared their tips on operating digital, single lens reflex cameras. They then took part in a photo challenge.
“This year we have also invited children with chronic illnesses to spend the day enjoying themselves with their families onboard Sapphire Princess. Our aim is to touch the lives of the people in the places we travel to and support local communities,” Farriek Tawfik, director of Southeast Asia, Princess Cruises.
Highlight of Sapphire Princess season in Singapore is an 11-night Grand Southeast Asia cruise where guests can watch the solar eclipse on Boxing Day when she cruises on the Straits of Malacca.
Sapphire will then go into drydock in April before sailing on two Grand Asia voyages between Shanghai and Singapore until May. She will then be homeported in Shanghai until October 2020 when she sets sail for Melbourne to start her inaugural season in Australia.
Meanwhile the Grand Princess will make her maiden call to Singapore and homeport there from December 2020 to March 2021. The Grand Princess will be the first MedallionClass ship to homeport in Asia.
With the Ocean Medallion, a wearable device, passengers will be able to expedite arrival, order food, beverages, find travel companions and have access to one of the best WiFi at sea.