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Review Sapphire Princess - California Costal - Apr/May 2012

Discussion in 'Princess Cruises' started by Cruizer, May 6, 2012.

  1. Cruizer

    Cruizer Well-Known Member

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    The outside of the hotel ...

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  2. Cruizer

    Cruizer Well-Known Member

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    And finally to the former winery ...

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    It looks like this machine was used to the put the corks in the bottle ...

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    Look how big these barrels are ...

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    San Francisco will follow soon.
     
  3. TexasSue

    TexasSue Well-Known Member

    Beautiful photos. Thanks so much Susan
     
  4. Cruizer

    Cruizer Well-Known Member

    Well, it looks like I've posted Santa Barbara, San Diego and Ensenada, which just leaves San Francisco ...

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    Good morning San Francisco ...

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    Golden Gate Bridge ...

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  5. Cruizer

    Cruizer Well-Known Member

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    In the bay on the way to pier 35 ...

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  6. Cruizer

    Cruizer Well-Known Member

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    We have arrived at pier 35 ...

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  7. Cruizer

    Cruizer Well-Known Member

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    The bridge ...

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    Alcatraz ...

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    The view from Coit Tower ...

    Regent Seven Seas Navigator on the left, Sapphire Princess on the right ...

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    Alcatraz ...

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  8. Cruizer

    Cruizer Well-Known Member

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    Downtown from the Coit Tower ...

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    Alcatraz from the Coit Tower ...

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    Pier 39 from the Coit Tower ...

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    Alcatraz and Pier 39 from the Coit Tower ...

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    Sapphire Princess as seen while walking back to the ship from the Coit Tower ...

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  9. Cruizer

    Cruizer Well-Known Member

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    Sunset ...

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    Night time in San Francisco ...

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  10. Cruizer

    Cruizer Well-Known Member

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    If I posted all my pictures, there should be 216. Next I'll see if I can post my videos.
     
  11. Donna - dsw

    Donna - dsw Well-Known Member

    Loved the review and all the photos!
     
  12. Funnel

    Funnel Sweden Unleased - Special Contributor

    Great review and great photos! :doubleup:
    I really enjoyed reading and looking at all the photos. Now I'm looking forward to the videos too!
    Thanks, Cruizer!


    If I have done all conversions litres/gallon and km/miles/feet correct I think the figures for a 58 000 GRT ferry between Sweden and Finland is about 100 feet per gallon. It is very dependent of speed though - a couple of years ago the crossing took about 15 h in one direction and 17 h in the other (one hour time difference between Sweden and Finland and they had the same departure and arrival times - local time - in both ports) and the difference in fuel consumption was 50% (40 metric tons versus 60 metric tons).

    I think your estimation (or was it a scientific calculation maybe?) of 50 feet per gallon is reasonable for a cruise ship.

    Interestingly enough, this little baby...

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    ...at 8600 GRT only makes about 90 feet per gallon. She's tiny compared to the big ferries or cruise ships, but speed costs a lot of fuel (she makes 40 knots).
    By the way - she is not sinking, just all cars in the forward part have been offloaded. :whistle:

    I think the one to the left is called Bob and the one to the right is Jim... :whistle::biggrin:

    /Erik
     
  13. Cruizer

    Cruizer Well-Known Member

    Now lets see if the videos work ...

    These two are of the Sapphire Princess on a normal sea day (very small waves in the ocean). Also, the first one is my first video ever ...

    Sapphire videos :: RRI.mp4 video by ZefH - Photobucket

    Sapphire videos :: RRII.mp4 video by ZefH - Photobucket

    Here is the one of the Sapphire Princess on a really smooth day ...

    Sapphire videos :: Smooth.mp4 video by ZefH - Photobucket

    Here is the wake from the Sapphire Princess taken on the same day as the smooth video ...

    Sapphire videos :: Wake.mp4 video by ZefH - Photobucket

    And here are a couple of the seals in Ensenada ...

    Sapphire videos :: Lotsofseals-action.mp4 video by ZefH - Photobucket

    Sapphire videos :: Sealsswimming.mp4 video by ZefH - Photobucket
     
  14. Cruizer

    Cruizer Well-Known Member

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