On the Ship
(click on photos if you want to see a larger view)
The Sapphire Princess - interior pictures

It was just about Noon when we got back to the L.A. Harbor Hotel. Our plan was to wait until about 1pm to take the free shuttle to the ship. But, when we took our luggage to the lobby and checked out, there was an empty shuttle. So we took it.

After checking in with Princess, we waiting in the "holding area" for about 20 minutes or so, then boarded the ship.

Our cabin was a mini-suite on the Dolphin (9th) deck, D614. We were very happy with the room
and our great cabin steward, Michael. The upgraded bedding was very nice, including the choice of pillows.
The ship was decorated for the holidays. Above and below is the atrium area.
Below left is Crooners bar, below right is one of the shopping areas.
Below are photos of the Purser's desk, although it's now Customer Services.
More shops below.
Below are photos of the Grand Casino. The biggest casino we've seen on a ship.




I guess if you don't want to gamble, you can always find something else to do in the casino!