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Pacific Princess
Ranked #1 of 20 Princess Ships
90% Loved It
  • The line's smallest ship is a globe-trotter
  • Intimate size means fabulous service
  • Resembles a stately manor house or country inn
  • Launched: 1999; Passengers: 680
Island Princess
Ranked #2 of 20 Princess Ships
80% Loved It
  • Pro: Comfortable, mid-sized ship; peaceful adults-only sun deck; good variety of food.
  • Con: Ship generally feels cramped; bathrooms and standard balconies are also small.
  • Bottom Line: Ideal for those looking for a traditional cruise ship experience with no surprises.
  • Launched: 2003; Passengers: 2,214
Coral Princess
Ranked #3 of 20 Princess Ships
80% Loved It
  • Lectures and workshops via ScholarShip @ Sea
  • One of Princess' mid-sized ships
  • Relax at adults-only Sanctuary sun deck
  • Launched: 2003; Passengers: 1,970
Diamond Princess
Ranked #4 of 20 Princess Ships
80% Loved It
  • Pro: Lovely mix of Eastern and Western cultures and passengers
  • Con: Can be a little quiet for those looking for a party atmosphere
  • Bottom Line: Laid back ship with lots to do at a slow pace
  • Launched: 2004; Passengers: 2,670
Ruby Princess
Ranked #5 of 20 Princess Ships
80% Loved It
  • Pros: Excellent service and array of dining and entertainment options
  • Cons: Upselling is a bit excessive
  • Bottom Line: Friendly ship, with more free dining and activities than for-fee alternatives
  • Launched: November 2008; Passengers: 3,084
Sapphire Princess
Ranked #6 of 20 Princess Ships
79% Loved It
  • Top-notch option for multi-generation families
  • Personal Choice Dining offers numerous options
  • Enjoy a multi-course feast at Sabatini's Trattoria
  • Launched: 2004; Passengers: 2,670
Star Princess
Ranked #7 of 20 Princess Ships
77% Loved It
  • Pro: Activities and cuisine are themed around the ship's itinerary.
  • Con: Nightlife and evening entertainment can be lacking, especially the main stage shows.
  • Bottom Line: Enrichment, food and drink are strong suits, but you need port days to keep from getting bored.
  • Launched: 2002; Passengers: 2,600
Golden Princess
Ranked #8 of 20 Princess Ships
76% Loved It
  • Piazza is social hub of ship
  • Traditional and flexible dining options available
  • High ratio of cabins with verandahs
  • Launched: 2001; Passengers: 2,590
Caribbean Princess
Ranked #9 of 20 Princess Ships
75% Loved It
  • Fourth in Princess Cruises' Grand class
  • Introduced poolside movie screen concept
  • Shaded Sanctuary is adults-only retreat
  • Launched: 2004; Passengers: 3,080
Grand Princess
Ranked #10 of 20 Princess Ships
74% Loved It
  • High percentage of cabins have balconies
  • Chill out on the adults-only Sanctuary sun deck
  • Programs for both teens and younger kids
  • Launched: 1998; Passengers: 2,594
Regal Princess
Ranked #11 of 20 Princess Ships
74% Loved It
  • Pros: Excellent dining options abound
  • Cons: Small cabins and balconies feel tight
  • Bottom Line: Modern and sophisticated decor, entertainment and dining
  • Launched: 2014; Passengers: 3,560
Dawn Princess
Ranked #12 of 20 Princess Ships
73% Loved It
  • Mid-size ship geared toward Australians
  • Refurbished in 2015 with a new and revamped venues
  • Big-screen outdoor movies and adults-only sun deck
  • Launched: 1997; Passengers: 1,950
Crown Princess
Ranked #13 of 20 Princess Ships
72% Loved It
  • Pros: Good value for money; impressive breadth of activities, programming and excursions
  • Cons: Stumbles on service occasionally; add-on costs and upselling irritate some passengers
  • Bottom Line: Tries to be everything to everyone -- and largely succeeds
  • Launched: 2006; Passengers: 3,080
Sun Princess
Ranked #14 of 20 Princess Ships
72% Loved It
  • Pro: New venues added in 2016, interesting itineraries, good food and welcoming crew

  • Con: No longer the innovative pioneer it once was, young couples may find the ship a bit quiet

  • Bottom Line: The elegant midsize ship offers varied cruise options and outstanding service

  • Launched: 1995; Passengers: 2,010
Sea Princess
Ranked #15 of 20 Princess Ships
71% Loved It
  • Small size gives it an intimate vibe
  • Less-traveled itineraries include Australia/NZ, Hawaii and world cruises
  • 2015 refurb introduced The Sanctuary and other new features
  • Launched: 1998; Passengers: 1,998
Emerald Princess
Ranked #16 of 20 Princess Ships
71% Loved It
  • Varied dining options from tapas to T-bones
  • Lively Italian-style Piazza offers mix of food and entertainment
  • Shore excursions are well constructed and executed
  • Launched: 2007; Passengers: 3,100
Royal Princess
Ranked #17 of 20 Princess Ships
66% Loved It
  • First TV studio at sea, Princess Live!
  • SeaWalk walkway cantilevered over the side
  • Massively expanded Piazza and adults-only pool
  • Launched: June 2013; Passengers: 3,600
Majestic Princess
Ranked #18 of 20 Princess Ships
0% Loved It
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  • Sister ship to popular Royal Princess and Regal Princess
  • Based in China year-round
  • Innovative features: Anytime Dining, Movies Under the Stars
  • Launched: 2017; Passengers: 3,560
Royal Class 4
Royal Class 4
Ranked #19 of 20 Princess Ships
0% Loved It
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  • Part of Princess' innovative Royal Class
  • Will feature the popular adults-only Sanctuary with padded loungers and cabanas
  • 80 percent of cabins will have balconies
  • Launched: 2018; Passengers: 3,560
Royal Class 5
Royal Class 5
Ranked #20 of 20 Princess Ships
0% Loved It
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  • Will be the fifth ship in Princess' innovative Royal Class
  • Eighty percent of cabins will have balconies
  • Will feature the line's popular Movies Under the Stars
  • Launched: 2019; Passengers: 3,560
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Princess Member Reviews

76% Loved It

Our travel agent told us Princess was the best cruise line for a trip to Alaska. The ship was nice, but there were a few problems that will likely ... Read more
by csmith_44
This cruise was so much fun and so relaxing. The food onboard was absolutely sensational. Every meal ordered in the dining room was out of this ... Read more
by marsy07
Food - The food on Anytime Dining was far from fine dining. The Ribeye that my husband had ordered was ok & another night he had Fillet Mignon ... Read more
by Misto827
Our family group of 16 just got off the Grand Princess after ten wonderful days in Alaska and Victoria. This was my second time to Alaska and it was ... Read more
by rocklinmom
Couple in our late 40's. My 2nd cruise, reluctant husbands first. My first cruise was also a sampler on the Pacific Jewel so thats where I am coming ... Read more
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