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92% of cruisers loved it
  • The line's smallest ship is a globe-trotter
  • Intimate size means fabulous service
  • Resembles a stately manor house or country inn

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Pacific Princess Overview

Pacific Princess, with its sister "R-class" ship, Ocean Princess, offers some of the line's more exotic itineraries in Europe, Asia and South America, including a 107-night World Cruise beginning each January from Ft. Lauderdale to Venice. The 30,277-ton, 680-passenger pair were acquired in 2002 from now-defunct Renaissance Cruises, and are by far the smallest ships in Princess' fleet.

With its dark wood and plush interiors, Pacific Princess resembles a stately manor house or country inn. The more intimate size facilitates friendliness; don't be surprised if the staff knows your name and says hello when you pass by.

Unlike Princess' larger ships, Pacific Princess does not feature a flexible dining option; there are early and late shifts at 6:15 and 8:15 p.m. But the ship does feature the line's two popular alternative restaurants. Sabatini's, the signature Italian venue, asks you to choose your main entree only, and a parade of hot and cold appetizers, salads, and pastas are served automatically. The Sterling Steakhouse offers traditional favorites, focusing on top-quality steaks complemented by an international wine list. (Note: Due to the small size of the ship, the restaurants alternate the nights they are open.)

Accommodation-wise, 92 percent of the ship's cabins are outside, 75 percent of which have verandahs. There are only five categories -- Interior Double, Oceanview Double, Oceanview Double with Balcony, Mini-Suites and Owner's Suites -- but there is significant variety within the categories, so consult deck plans and cabin reviews before booking.

Evening entertainment revolves around the Cabaret Lounge, which is equipped with a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system and presents a full schedule of options, including first-run movies, live music, variety shows and more. Live piano music is available at the Casino Bar, and the adjacent casino offers table games and slot machines. Sea days may include destination-specific lectures, and classes on photography and computer technology (all are part of Princess' enrichment-focused ScholarShip@Sea program).


Pacific Princess Member Reviews 99 Reviews
   Pacific Princess Cruise October 9, 2014
October 2014

We picked this cruise for its' itinerary and it was way less money than the Paul Gaugin. We also upgraded to an Owner's Suite and had high expectations for the ship, cruise, and suite amenities.

Flew into Papeete a day early and had a ...continue


   Better Than We Hoped!
October 2014

This was a wonderful back to back cruise. We started in Honolulu and sailed to Tahiti and did a round trip there for the second segment. Embarkation was super-easy in Honolulu. We had a mini-suite that provided us with more than enough storage ...continue


   Awesome Pacific Princess
September 2014

My wife and I along with another couple were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and out friends 65th birthday.

Sailed from Vancouver under the Lions Gate Bridge under glorious sunny skies.

The first 6 days were at sea ...continue


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