Princess Cruises

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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. 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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Ruby Princess
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3 Night
U. S. Pacific Coast Cruise

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Royal Princess
Royal Princess

33 Night
Transpacific Cruise

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Grand Princess
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16 Night
Hawaii Cruise

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Crown Princess
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15 Night
South Pacific Cruise

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16 Night
Hawaii Cruise

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31 Night
Transpacific Cruise

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36 Night
Transpacific Cruise

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11 Night
Pacific Northwest Cruise

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2 Night
U. S. Pacific Coast Cruise

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11 Night
U. S. Pacific Coast Cruise

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17 Night
Antarctica Cruise

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18 Night
South America Cruise

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Transcanal Cruise

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22 Night
Far East Cruise

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Canada / New England 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

Loved the land portion, the boat's a bore

another weird thing about this ship is that there is no food after 11pm.there are so few food and activity options, that it's a bore.Read More
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ladychater

oneFirst Time Cruiser

Age 52s

Disappointed

The pool was overcrowded.The pool singer was terrible.Read More
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Sunflowertoad1

oneFirst Time Cruiser

Age 47s

Give Regal a pass for another Princess ship

Just what you want to hear when you have to fly.daily events the same each days, and the enrichment speaker just tales about planes, mostly accidents.Read More
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cancruise2

oneFirst Time Cruiser

Age 66s

Just....meh

We have had a couple of really good cruises on Celebrity and are going back with them to Alaka in July.The room was very nice and clean but one huge deal breaker was the balcony maintenece schedule for early in the moring while we were in port.Read More
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Mynamegoeshere

couple2-5 Cruises

Age 57s

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