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Princess Cruises

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About Princess Cruises

Princess offers a casual yet refined traditional cruise experience with an emphasis on dining, Broadway-style entertainment and live music. Princess is renowned for its expertise in Alaska cruising, though Princess sails all over the world with ships ranging from 672 passengers to 3,560.

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Royal Princess

13 Night
Hawaii Cruise

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Royal Princess

36 Night
Transpacific Cruise

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Discovery Princess

7 Night
U. S. Pacific Coast Cruise

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Majestic Princess

5 Night
U. S. Pacific Coast Cruise

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MSC Cruises

3 Night
U. S. Pacific Coast Cruise

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33 Night
South Pacific Cruise

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20 Night
Transcanal Cruise

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2 Night
U. S. Pacific Coast Cruise

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15 Night
Far East Cruise

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7 Night
Alaska Cruise

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31 Night
Transpacific Cruise

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U. S. Pacific Coast Cruise

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Alaska Cruise

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Southeast Asia Cruise

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Hawaii Cruise

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Princess Cruises Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on Princess cruise ships?

Princess Cruises attracts a wide passenger base, but the majority are North Americans. There are real differences depending on ships and itineraries, but the bulk of Princess' passengers are 40-plus, although with new family offerings, the line is catering to a more diverse age range, particularly on Princess cruises to Alaska and the Caribbean. If you sail on the larger Princess ships, you'll meet a range of passengers from solo travelers to big multigenerational family groups. The smaller Princess ships cater to more mature travelers who want longer, more exotic itineraries and need fewer family-friendly elements.

Find more info on the history of Princess Cruises from our industry experts.

Do I have to dress up on a Princess cruise?

Princess is fairly traditional with their dress code. Depending on the length of the cruise, there are a varying number of formal nights, where women wear evening gowns and cocktail dresses and men wear tuxedos, dinner jackets or dark suits with a tie to dinner.

On Smart Casual evenings, the line advises passengers to dress similarly to what they would wear to a nice restaurant at home. Pool or beach attire, shorts, baseball caps and casual jeans are out for the dining rooms, and diners must wear shoes even in the buffet.

Is everything free on Princess cruises?

No. Fares for a Princess cruise include complimentary dining in a handful of venues, as well as room service and water, tea and coffee, and select juices. A variety of theater productions, Movies Under the Stars and deck parties are also complimentary, and there is no fee for onboard activities with partners like Discovery at Sea, or for youth and teen activities, except late-night group babysitting. Enrichment lectures, classes and presentations are also free with a few exceptions.

Specialty restaurants, gratuities, spa and salon services, internet access (MedallionNet), laundry, alcoholic drinks and soda, and shore excursions all cost extra.

What are Princess’s most popular activities?

What types of activities are available vary from ship to ship, but generally speaking, cruisers typically gather around the pools by day and hang out day and night in the Piazza to enjoy spontaneous performances, live music and dancing. The line's signature Movies Under the Stars is also popular. On select ships theatrical productions by the creator of "Wicked," Steven Schwartz, draw a crowd in the evening.

Most of the ship also turns out for deck parties, and partnerships with Discovery and Animal Planet bring families together on special shore excursions and activities like stargazing at sea.

Why go with Princess?

  • Innovative features: Anytime Dining, Movies Under the Stars.
  • Globetrotting line that visits hundreds of ports.
  • Great option for multigeneration groups.

Best for: Couples and multigenerational families more interested in destination-intensive itineraries than activity-packed ships

Not for: Energetic families, couples and groups who want a spirited vacation, or those looking for active shipboard pursuits

Princess Cruises Cruiser Reviews

So, so

This was my 3rd Princess Cruise, I will stay with a couple of others that I have cruised with in theThe internet was a problem for most of the cruise.Read More
Beachbreeze

10+ Cruises

Age 67s

Luxury, Cuisine, and Convenience

Despite exploring other bars onboard, I found myself returning to Good Spirits time and again, drawn by their extraordinary level of service.Fresh off the ship, I wanted to share my experience, especially if you are scheduled or planning to sail on the Majestic Princess 2024 season out of Seattle.Read More
suzyh

2-5 Cruises

Age 55s

Great first Princess Cruise experience!

Overall food had been ok but probably not as nice as celebrity and we had a pretty lacklustre experience in Crown Grill - but the main dining rooms have been good and service has been great in those.Some things that have been good but not great include the room - we had an aft facing balcony room which had a nice big balcony but the room itself does seem a little smaller than I’d expect (maybe due to the layout of the closet space area) and yep… there’s that shower curtain.Read More
ILoveLagunitas

6-10 Cruises

Age 45s

The worst ship ever

The dome never had a place to sit.The famous dome that they talk about Has vitually no seating for guest.Read More
bbramanb

10+ Cruises

Age 67s

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