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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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Coral Princess
Coral Princess (Photo: Princess Cruises)

14 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

1,008 Reviews
Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Coral Princess
Coral Princess (Photo: Princess Cruises)

21 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

1,008 Reviews
Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Aug 15, 2024
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Grand Princess
Grand Princess (Photo: Princess Cruises)

14 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

1,558 Reviews
Leaving:Melbourne
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Oct 28, 2023
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Caribbean Princess
Caribbean Princess (Photo: Princess Cruises)

13 Night
Canada / New England CruiseDetails

2,665 Reviews
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Jul 22, 2023
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Virgin Voyages

14 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

177 Reviews
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Mar 18, 2023
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3 Night
U. S. Pacific Coast CruiseDetails

1,558 Reviews
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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7 Night
Pacific Northwest CruiseDetails

1,908 Reviews
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Apr 30, 2023
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7 Night
U. S. Pacific Coast CruiseDetails

1,708 Reviews
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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27 Night
Transpacific CruiseDetails

1,558 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Sep 23, 2023
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16 Night
Hawaii CruiseDetails

900 Reviews
Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Jan 6, 2023
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15 Night
Hawaii CruiseDetails

2,153 Reviews
Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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25 Night
Transpacific CruiseDetails

900 Reviews
Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Feb 12, 2023
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7 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

655 Reviews
Leaving:Adelaide
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Mar 28, 2023
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15 Night
Transcanal CruiseDetails

1,180 Reviews
Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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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

Excellent Cruise- the opposite of every negative review I read on this site

The room service food was not great (with the exception of the pizza) but good enough to keep us fed.The food was ok in the main dining room and buffet- good enough.Read More
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pgorman

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

Worst cruise ever.

Food in the dinning room was not good to my taste.The singers were for the most part not very good.Read More
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ArthurPutman

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

A first class cruise

Our ports of call were St Peter Port Guernsey, La Rochelle France, Getxo ( Bilboa) and La Caruna Spain.Shuttles to and from La Rochelle from the port was very efficient with staff guiding you at the return shuttle point.Read More
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flowerpot54

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Tested positive for COVID when we got home

We are avid cruisers We have only been on One Princess cruise.Good Staff on a whole was great Room was adequate but the shower was very small and the curtain was bad design Food was good only one meal we couldn’t eat The dining room staff are very receptive Excursions were hit and miss Canada is simply not yet prepared for tourist The bravo show was great Miss Dining room staff are hit and miss On the third day we found an exceptional waitress and asked the dining room mgr to let us stay with her the rest of the cruise and they complied Wine list for plus is rediculous In the dining room there isn’t any brand names just the type of wine Mixed drinks again not much options We came home and tested positive for COVID and we wore a mask except eating and drinking I wiped down the cabin with Lysol wipes and sprayed it with microban No one but staff wear a mask The bus on excursion was packed and only a handful wearing masksRead More
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Mother Mary

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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