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Princess Cruises

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Discovery Princess at Sea (Photo: Princess Cruises)

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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Majestic Princess

2 Night
U. S. Pacific Coast Cruise

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Majestic Princess

5 Night
U. S. Pacific Coast Cruise

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Grand Princess

7 Night
Alaska Cruise

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Nachi Cocom Beach Club

15 Night
Far East Cruise

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7 Night
U. S. Pacific Coast Cruise

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3 Night
U. S. Pacific Coast Cruise

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U. S. Pacific Coast Cruise

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11 Night
Pacific Northwest Cruise

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Alaska 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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U. S. Pacific Coast 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

Memorable Family Vacation to Alaska

5-2 hours to eat in the dining room which was challenging with our young kids, so we only ate there for dinner and frequented the buffet, pizza, burger bar, etc.Our room was a good size and layout.Read More
KKLS

couple2-5 Cruises

Age 35s

June in the Caribbean is HOT, HOT, HOT

Gigi's Pizzeria had a 30 minute wait the one night that we tried to eat there so we gave up and went back to the MDR.They would say "Good Morning" or greet us in some fashion every time they walked by us, but there was little in the way of any personality by anyone but the Events staff.Read More
robbinsca

many10+ Cruises

Age 66s

2 week cruise. 1 week tolerable. 2nd week prison

Also, is you bidded to upgrade your room you can NOT change back.DO NOT bid to upgrade your room.Read More
Zzzzzz2cruisenot

couple2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Spectacular Ship and great overall experience.

Cons: *Large buffet shut on the earlier side (but pizza, burgers, hot dogs, and ice cream open later) *Theater productions were hit or miss in our 18-55 family demographic (juggler comedian so-so, Spotlight Bar amazing, no interest in Lionel Ritchie show, NO ONE in our group liked the 5 Skies video gaming show, Rock Opera quite good, Variety Farewell show pretty good) *more shade/air flow near pool decks Overall the positives far outweighed the*ADULT only retreat pool and hot tubs *Wakeview pool that wasn’t labeled adult only, but basically was *Well maintained (painting and varnishing being done) *very smooth ride and very timely at docking *pools and hot tubs open late *80’s Day -every event *overall great Caribbean party vibe(music, steel drums, etc.Read More
Love cruising 5Stars

few6-10 Cruises

Age 51s

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