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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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Discovery Princess
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15 Night
Far East Cruise

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Crown Princess
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14 Night
New Zealand Cruise

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Sapphire Princess
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17 Night
Antarctica Cruise

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Ruby Princess
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5 Night
U. S. Pacific Coast Cruise

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Virgin Voyages

7 Night
U. S. Pacific Coast Cruise

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5 Night
U. S. Pacific Coast Cruise

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Transcanal Cruise

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13 Night
Hawaii Cruise

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8 Night
Australia Cruise

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33 Night
South Pacific Cruise

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5 Night
U. S. Pacific Coast Cruise

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18 Night
Antarctica Cruise

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7 Night
U. S. Pacific Coast Cruise

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Europe - Northern Cruise

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South America 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

Not an Enchanted time. Go Carnival

The medallion was only good to open cabin door and track my husband on board the ship.No good souvenirs on board except for charm bracelet.Read More
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AnnBenson

couple2-5 Cruises

Age 53s

Total disappointment

" My sister spent more than an hour trying to get her glass of wine, even speaking to customer service, and still had no luck.The waiters have no idea why and will not help resolve any issues.Read More
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IuliaT

many10+ Cruises

Age 39s

Kudos to security and medical teams

I want to thank you the emergency and security teams for their professionalism and prompt response.Their swift actions ensured everyone’s safety and provided a sense of security during a critical time.Read More
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IuliaT

many10+ Cruises

Age 39s

Trip of a lifetime with wonderful memories!

The Princess Premium package is worth the money so get it!We loved it and plan on going on other Princess Cruises.Read More
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Dozer gal

couple2-5 Cruises

Age 53s

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