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Princess Cruises

Cruise Style: Premium

Quietly elegant, Princess vessels set the stage for cruising in style and comfort. Passengers enjoy understated yet lovely public rooms and lounges, dramatic atriums, and fully equipped spas on the newest vessels in the fleet and multimillion-dollar art collections grace all ships. A highlight of every “Love Boat” cruise is the festive champagne waterfall. Princess Cruises offers a large number of staterooms with private balconies, yet even the least expensive inside categories have ample storage and the use of bathrobes and hairdryers.

Special Features

Personal Choice Cruising is a new Princess innovation. The option of either selecting from one of the two traditional dinner “seatings” or open seating in the ships’ dining rooms affords passengers the choice of dining when they wish and with whom they please. Casual alternative dining options, specialty restaurants, a Pizzeria, and 24-hour room service offer selections as diverse as those available in resorts ashore. Personal Choice Dining has been introduced throughout the fleet, with the exceptions of Pacific Princess, Royal Princess, Crown Princess, and Regal Princess.

Formal attire is suggested for select evenings.  As a special treat, during the week of February 14th, a “Love Boat National Holiday” is scheduled with Renewal of Vows ceremonies and other Valentine’s Day activities.

Princess Cruises’ ships are some of the most accessible at sea and physically challenged passengers find staterooms in a variety of categories that are tailored for their special needs.

Cruise Itineraries

Eastern, Western, and Southern Caribbean; Alaska; Canada; Bermuda; Panama Canal; Mexico, Hawaii; Tahiti; South Pacific; The Orient; South America; Europe; Africa; The Holy Land; Transatlantic.

Princess was a pioneer in developing Alaska cruises and cruise/tours; operating pre- and post-cruise land tours in two level domed rail cars and offering accommodations in the company’s own lodges in Kenai Peninsula, Mt. McKinley, and Denali Park. Princess offers some of the most outstanding tours in the Alaska market.

Your Shipmates

Princess Cruises attracts American cruise passengers, mostly couples ranging from their mid-30’s to mid-50’s.  Families enjoy cruising on the Princess fleet, particularly in the Caribbean and Bermuda during holiday seasons and summer months.  Alaska is also becoming a popular family destination.  Longer cruises and more exotic itineraries generally attract veteran passengers in the over-60 age group. 

Junior Cruisers

For youngsters aged 2 to 17, each Princess vessel has a playroom and a program of supervised activities designed for different age groups. A special schedule of teen activities is offered. For a nominal charge, group babysitting is available in the evenings and when ships are in port; however, there is no in-cabin babysitting. Youth counselors are only available on the Royal Princess when 15 or more children are sailing. Conveniences for families are the large self-service laundry facilities and two-way family radios that are available for rent at the Purser’s Desk.

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Los Angeles, California  90067

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