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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
Transcanal CruiseDetails

2,574 Reviews
Leaving:Fort Lauderdale
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Crown Princess
Crown Princess (Photo: Princess Cruises)

28 Night
South Pacific CruiseDetails

2,042 Reviews
Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Nov 9, 2022
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Royal Princess
Royal Princess

3 Night
U. S. Pacific Coast CruiseDetails

Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Sep 24, 2022
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Regal Princess
Regal Princess (Photo: Princess Cruises)

14 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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14 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Mar 18, 2023
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10 Night
Transcanal CruiseDetails

Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Caribbean - Eastern CruiseDetails

Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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13 Night
Canada / New England CruiseDetails

Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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15 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Nov 17, 2022
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15 Night
Hawaii CruiseDetails

Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Apr 14, 2023
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10 Night
U. S. Pacific Coast CruiseDetails

Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Sep 22, 2022
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28 Night
South Pacific CruiseDetails

Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Mar 17, 2023
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14 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Oct 29, 2022
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15 Night
Hawaii CruiseDetails

Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Oct 18, 2022
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7 Night
Alaska CruiseDetails

Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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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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Part-timeruiser

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

New ship. Good but not great cruise.

Discovery Princess is a beautiful ship and she gave us a good cruise.Discovery Princess is a brand new ship and we thought it would be fun to be among the first passengers to cruise on a new ship.Read More
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Jammu2

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Fantastic cruise on a great ship

Maybe not quite as good as previous years , but still up market food - Drinks package is great.Absolutely worth having - Ship was early into all ports - Communication from the captain was great Cons...Read More
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Eastboundanddown

10+ Cruises

Age 30s

Almost felt like being robbed...

So we got on the horn immediately with the 3rd party and now CANCELLED our whale watching excursion in Juneau, were unable to add anything in Ketchikan because it was too late (after cancelling our first excursion, keep in mind) and we now learned that our 8am Skagway White Pass Train trip would be moved back to a later departure because, well, we were now supposed to arrive at noon instead.Once finally on board, we found out a number of different things that hadn't been disclosed prior to us setting foot on the ship, among these: -Salty Dog Gastropub would not be open for the duration of our trip -4 of the 6 hot tubs were out of order entirely, including the two at the back of the ship -The 2 hot tubs that 'worked' were in the 90* range -No pools would be heated whatsoever -The ship was having electrical issues and couldn't properly power everything throughout due to one of the engines being offline So we pushed off.Read More
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Kninkovich

6-10 Cruises

Age 30s

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