There were four main shops flanking the lobby atrium that offered a fairly standard selection.
As the name implies, Facets is dedicated to glittering things including watches and jewelry.
We found watches from Citizen, Philip Stein, Fossil and Guess, Murano glass figurines, Swarovski crystals, and jewelry from Oriana, Asher and Tara.
Essence is the fragrance and beauty shop on Sapphire Princess.
Some of the major lines were carried, including Chanel, Calvin Klein, Chloé, Bvlgari, and Davidoff, and skin care by Lancôme, Clinique, Clarins, Prevage and StriVectin—all at duty-free prices.
More jewelry and handbags were found here.
Jewelry included pieces by Brighton, Camrose & Kross and Guess, and there was a small selection of handbags by Calvin Klein and Guess.
The was the informal shop on Sapphire Princess.
We found liquor at duty-free prices (purchases collected at final disembarkation), binoculars, snorkel gear, Princess-branded merchandize, sunglasses, T-shirts and informal clothing, handbags, and basic drug store sundries including sun block and pain and cold remedies.
Photographers onboard Sapphire Princess were snapping away at guests at many points of the cruise, and their photos were on display here. Photos in 8×10 size were sold at $19.99 for “candids” and portraits were $24.99.
In addition to selling photos, picture frames and albums, binoculars and cameras (Fuji, Nikon), and common batteries and memory cards were available.
A collection of art for sale was showcased on Deck 5, and at several points of the cruise, art auctions were held in the Explorer’s Lounge. We didn’t see much we’d want to bring home.
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