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Princess Cruises

19,505 Reviews
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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Diamond Princess

7 Night
Far East Cruise

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Crown Princess

3 Night
U. S. Pacific Coast Cruise

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Caribbean Princess

10 Night
Canada / New England Cruise

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Sun Princess

10 Night
Europe Cruise

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Transcanal Cruise

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11 Night
Mediterranean Cruise

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12 Night
Europe - Western Cruise

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Caribbean - Eastern Cruise

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Southeast Asia Cruise

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U. S. Pacific Coast Cruise

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Canada / New England Cruise

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South America Cruise

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U. S. Pacific Coast Cruise

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7 Night
U. S. Pacific Coast Cruise

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Hawaii 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

Great crew

We had to keep the bathroom door closed so we could sleep at night and it wasn’t odor from human waste.Our bathroom stunk from floor drains that are never cleaned.Read More
Boz50

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Beautiful Ship

The bar on the back of the boat the service was so good!Great service and loved the bar tender.Read More
Deelyons61

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Fun with great friends but the ship needs work

My friend kept telling me that Princess had much better food than Royal, but you'd never know it by this cruise.They did a good Linda Ronstadt tribute but the singer didn't have Ronstadt's range and was much better covering Stevie Nicks.Read More
baileymouse

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Nice ship - food and entertainment need serious upgrading

To add insult to injury we had to listen to the cruise director, Micca, promote infomercials on every morning show and in the final one try to influence review scores with statements like "anything below a 6 means we didn't feed you or didnt give you a bed".This was our first cruise since the restart after covid.Read More
srwade01

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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