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Princess Cruises

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Majestic Princess

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As the world continues to react and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic to protect lives and help the sick, our thoughts and hearts are with everyone impacted by this illness. We remain grateful for the continued support of the Cruise Critic community and hope you find the resources available here helpful when you’re ready to dream of future travel. We look forward to brighter days and smooth seas ahead for us all. https://www.princess.com/

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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. It's 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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Caribbean Princess
Caribbean Princess (Photo: Princess Cruises)

10 Night
Canada / New England CruiseDetails

2,649 Reviews
Leaving:Quebec City
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Royal Princess
Royal Princess

3 Night
U. S. Pacific Coast CruiseDetails

1,704 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Sep 24, 2022
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Grand Princess
Grand Princess (Photo: Princess Cruises)

27 Night
Transpacific CruiseDetails

1,553 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Sep 23, 2023
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Diamond Princess
Diamond Princess

16 Night
Hawaii CruiseDetails

900 Reviews
Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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7 Night
Mexico CruiseDetails

900 Reviews
Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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7 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

1,699 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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5 Night
Alaska CruiseDetails

2,141 Reviews
Leaving:Seattle
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Sep 17, 2022
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16 Night
Antarctica CruiseDetails

976 Reviews
Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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3 Night
U. S. Pacific Coast CruiseDetails

1,553 Reviews
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Apr 28, 2023
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7 Night
Pacific Northwest CruiseDetails

1,898 Reviews
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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7 Night
U. S. Pacific Coast CruiseDetails

1,898 Reviews
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Oct 1, 2022
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25 Night
Transpacific CruiseDetails

652 Reviews
Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Sep 24, 2022
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24 Night
Europe CruiseDetails

1,173 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Oct 21, 2022
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23 Night
Transpacific CruiseDetails

1,553 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Sep 23, 2023
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2 Night
U. S. Pacific Coast CruiseDetails

1,704 Reviews
Leaving:Seattle
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Sep 23, 2023
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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 in 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.

Do I have to dress up on a Princess cruise?

Princess is fairly traditional in dress. 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

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Discovery Princess- great experience!

Medallion: Great for entering your room, going on and off ship.Our groups favorite was Crooners, awesome service, great vibe and view- tied with Wakeview of the back of the ship.Read More
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solo50

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Truly a "Majestic" experience!

I really wasn't sure if I was a "cruise person," but after this trip, I want to come back for more!My in-laws planned and purchased this cruise for our family, and it was the first cruise for four of the six of us.Read More
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ILDawn

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

The "rusted" Crown

The cruise director has probably been the most hard working cruise director we have ever encountered on a Princess vessel, we have had multiple encounters with her and she is always visible and out there, very engaging.The ship was very "worn", and many things throughout the ship were not working, or as Princess states on their signage, "We are on it"....Read More
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NurseBetty1967

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Cruise was great but Internet sucked!!!

But the Fire Dept Museum and nice and I was able to get a T-shirt.I didn't talk to anyone because I already knew they would not be able to do anything and my past experience with the "Ocean navigators" left a lot to be desired.Read More
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mrstmaxx

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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