Not everybody wants to dine at the same table every night on their cruise, with the same people, or at the same time. Enter Freedom Dining, P&O Cruises’ solution for passengers who want more flexibility and the option to have dinner where they like, when they like and with whom they like. ##
From alcohol and gambling to massages and excursions, you have lots of ways to run up a large bill onboard. Cruise Critic offers resources that can help you learn about these hidden costs and how the cruise lines might be nickel-and-diming you. But just because certain things cost extra doesn't mean you should avoid them completely -- nor does it mean they are definitely worth the extra fee. Want to know which extra-fee items are worth the upcharge -- and which are best avoided? Based on our experience, we share our opinion on whether that alternative restaurant fee is actually a great deal and if it's wise to spend your hard-earned dollars on yet another souvenir T-shirt.
Pacific Princess is Princess Cruises' only R-class ship. The term R Class is a leftover from the days of Renaissance Cruises, which had a fleet of eight nearly identical ships. When the line went out of business, the ships were bought up by a number of other cruise lines, including Princess Cruises.
Princess Cruises' fleet consists of 17 ships (with an 18th coming at the end of 2019) spread across five physical ship classes, plus an additional class -- MedallionClass -- tied to the use of next-generation tech. Classes tend to be more similar than dissimilar, with the most noticeable