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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

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Leaving:Quebec City
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Royal Princess
Royal Princess

21 Night
Transpacific CruiseDetails

Leaving:Honolulu
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Oct 2, 2022
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Crown Princess
Crown Princess (Photo: Princess Cruises)

15 Night
Hawaii CruiseDetails

2,019 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Oct 18, 2022
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Caribbean Princess
Caribbean Princess (Photo: Princess Cruises)

16 Night
Canada / New England CruiseDetails

Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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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
Nov 3, 2021
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14 Night
Canada / New England CruiseDetails

Leaving:Quebec City
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Oct 20, 2022
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28 Night
South Pacific CruiseDetails

Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Nov 9, 2022
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21 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Mar 12, 2022
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19 Night
Panama Canal CruiseDetails

Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Mar 19, 2022
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14 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Mar 18, 2023
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5 Night
Caribbean CruiseDetails

Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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18 Night
Transcanal CruiseDetails

Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Apr 26, 2022
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10 Night
U. S. Pacific Coast CruiseDetails

Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Sep 22, 2022
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12 Night
Canada / New England CruiseDetails

Leaving:Quebec City
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Oct 19, 2023
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7 Night
Caribbean - Western CruiseDetails

Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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10 Night
Transcanal CruiseDetails

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4 Night
U. S. Pacific Coast CruiseDetails

Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Apr 3, 2022
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17 Night
Transpacific CruiseDetails

Leaving:Honolulu
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Oct 2, 2022
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29 Night
Transpacific CruiseDetails

Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Sep 24, 2022
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14 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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15 Night
Hawaii CruiseDetails

Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Apr 14, 2023
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16 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Mar 12, 2022
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14 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Oct 29, 2022
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8 Night
Caribbean CruiseDetails

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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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We chose this simple 4 day cruise just to get back to cruising again after 5 cruise cancellations this past year. We wanted to see for ourselves the new protocols and procedures that are currently in place. We... Read More
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seahorse42

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

An almost complete let down compared to prior princess cruises

We had decided to cruise on princess for our third time this October and brought a friend for their first cruise on princess. Prior to going we talked up the wonderful experiences we’ve had on princess before.... Read More
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mkapson

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Awesome time on the Grand Princess Again!

We didn’t want to get off the Grand Princess ship after completing a five day trip to Cabo! We had enjoyed ourselves so much with staff we didn’t want to go home so quickly! The Facet Salesmen were so fun to... Read More
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Nancy Jean yarbrough

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Princess is Back and Keeping Us Safe!

So great to be be back! This is actually my second cruise back. I went on one 2 weeks ago. Ships are running at reduced capacity. Everyone is vaccinated and tested before they board. Not crazy about all of the... Read More
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Annssis

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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