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Princess Cruises

18,901 Reviews
8 Awards
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.

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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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Royal Princess
Royal Princess

7 Night
Hawaii CruiseDetails

1,714 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Sep 25, 2023
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Crown Princess
Crown Princess (Photo: Princess Cruises)

3 Night
U. S. Pacific Coast CruiseDetails

2,166 Reviews
Leaving:Seattle
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Oct 16, 2023
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Crown Princess
Crown Princess (Photo: Princess Cruises)

16 Night
Hawaii CruiseDetails

2,166 Reviews
Leaving:Seattle
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Sep 30, 2023
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Crown Princess
Crown Princess (Photo: Princess Cruises)

28 Night
South Pacific CruiseDetails

2,166 Reviews
Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Mar 17, 2023
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5 Night
U. S. Pacific Coast CruiseDetails

1,714 Reviews
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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27 Night
Transpacific CruiseDetails

1,714 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Sep 25, 2023
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14 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

1,713 Reviews
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Apr 16, 2023
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20 Night
Transpacific CruiseDetails

1,714 Reviews
Leaving:Honolulu
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Oct 2, 2023
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15 Night
Hawaii CruiseDetails

1,714 Reviews
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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13 Night
Canada / New England CruiseDetails

2,676 Reviews
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Jul 22, 2023
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2 Night
U. S. Pacific Coast CruiseDetails

1,714 Reviews
Leaving:Seattle
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Sep 23, 2023
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10 Night
Transcanal CruiseDetails

2,676 Reviews
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Jan 17, 2023
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15 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

1,713 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Oct 9, 2023
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3 Night
U. S. Pacific Coast CruiseDetails

1,714 Reviews
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Apr 30, 2023
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3 Night
U. S. Pacific Coast CruiseDetails

1,714 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
May 3, 2023
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Princess Cruise 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 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

Princess Cruises Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Overloaded and excursion guide was 45 min late

When I found a real top person and complained, the manager of the excursion stated all was on time.It’s a real money maker for the cruise line.Read More
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Tibban

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Overcrowded, understaffed and terrible service

what we got was 4000 people on the ship, Long lines for everything and poor service' Dining: We were forced to book 7:10 before we left on the cruise asw nothing early was available.Dinner took two hours with no time for desert.Read More
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oskidunker

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Would be a solid 5 if Princess could get creative with their entertainment

App works great when it works Ship looks clean/maintained despite her age getting on/off ship very efficient civilized fellow passengers best bed at sea The eh: There was a vibration that would happen which would wake us in the middle of the night The toilet stopped working - fixed while we were off ship Some bar staff overwhelmed - especially by pools The bad: I already mentioned -As with the cruise in April the entertainment is just lack luster, boring and with little creativity.Read More
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firefighter4u

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Expected More

I heard nothing but good reviews about the princess cruises that is why I decided to give it a try The food, the waiters, room service was great , but I was very disappointed with entertainment It was lacking BIG TIME !I heard not all Princess Cruises are the same I suspect they adjust as to what age group crowd is scheduled to board, and they shuffle their entertainment staff accordingly to other ships, there was many people on this ship with canes and walkers I would say 90 percent 75 - 80 + age group I have cruised with NCL, RC, Celebrity, so far this Enchanted Princess was in last place as for entertainment .Read More
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oceancatman

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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