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Pacific Princess
Ranked #1 of 18 Princess Ships
91% 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
Coral Princess
Ranked #2 of 18 Princess Ships
81% 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
Island Princess
Ranked #3 of 18 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
Diamond Princess
Ranked #4 of 18 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 18 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
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Sapphire Princess
Ranked #6 of 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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
Sun Princess
Ranked #12 of 18 Princess Ships
74% 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
Dawn Princess
Ranked #13 of 18 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 #14 of 18 Princess Ships
73% 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
Sea Princess
Ranked #15 of 18 Princess Ships
72% 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 18 Princess Ships
72% 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 18 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 18 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
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