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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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Royal Princess
Royal Princess

13 Night
Hawaii Cruise

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Ruby Princess
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16 Night
Hawaii Cruise

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Grand Princess
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4 Night
U. S. Pacific Coast Cruise

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Royal Princess

36 Night
Transpacific Cruise

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7 Night
Alaska Cruise

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Canada / New England Cruise

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15 Night
Far East Cruise

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31 Night
Transpacific Cruise

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Hawaii Cruise

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U. S. Pacific Coast Cruise

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Pacific Northwest Cruise

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U. S. Pacific Coast Cruise

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Antarctica Cruise

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Far East Cruise

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Transpacific 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

Don’t waste your money

Our waiter at dinner and cabin steward are the best two things on the cruise.I have been on other cruise lines where they sanitize things hourly and make sure to have hand sanitizer and masks available.Read More
Cruisemom1234

few6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Just okay

The staff is friendly and the food is quite good for cruise ship food.I am sad to say I think Princess missed the boat when designing this ship and the entertainment.Read More
Awhitey7

many10+ Cruises

Age 54s

Great for Older Adults, Only Okay for Younger Ppl.

I definitely wish there were more shows and entertainment and more for younger people to do.For anyone younger, get ready to be surrounded by the elderly with minimal activities.Read More
cruise3199

couple2-5 Cruises

Age 25s

Wonderful ship great staff great service, and food

In fact it was my very first time staying in a suite because of that extra amount of space My parents loved their balcony cabin their cabin had a nice bathroom with a shower, a lovely princess luxury bed And a nice TV with a desk area But the most highlight, that was very nice was the beautiful curved balcony, which gave us a Nice view on the Starboard side for my sister and I Our cabin, we enjoyed the beautiful king size princess luxury bed, the beautiful sofa with two TVs and a nice bathroom with a shower and tub combo But we also like the balcony as Well, it was a nice size The venues that we enjoyed were the wheelhouse bar The horizon court The Centercourt The splash pool, the Lido pool, the conservatory and the princess theater as well as many more we had no complaints about anything.We kind of enjoyed the food there and our servers were so nice and very knowledgeable about the recommendations special thanks to Edward for recommending his food choices on the first leg of the cruise.Read More
jstella

many10+ Cruises

Age 16s

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