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About Princess Cruises:

Princess-Cruises_CBN_Vert_Blue_RGBPrincess’ more than 100 different itineraries offer travelers the opportunity to literally cover the globe, with sailings to all seven continents that call at approximately 350 ports and destinations around the world.  Destinations include the Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal, Europe, Mexico, South America, Australia/New Zealand, South Pacific, Hawaii, Asia, India, Africa, Canada/New England, and world cruises.  Princess passengers can enhance their cruise experience through the Adventures Ashore program, featuring nearly 4,000 in-port excursions worldwide, and the company’s expanding cruise tour offerings enabling passengers to combine their cruises with full land tours.

Princess Cruises ships are pleasingly designed, with a variety of major features and intimate spaces.  They call it “Big Ship Choice, Small Ship Feel,” which means ships are outfitted with all the deluxe amenities that you’d expect from a first-class hotel from 24-hour room service to chocolates on your pillows at night.  Families especially love the Movies Under the Stars, where they can watch movies at night on deck.

Best for:

Couples, families and older singles that prefer a large ship and an active environment with a multitude of entertainment options.

Those seeking a private island experience:

Princess Cruises visits Princess Cays, which is located on the southern portion of Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas, approximately 80 miles from Nassau.  This lovely island features white-sand beaches and turquoise waters that make for great snorkeling and swimming.  Water lovers can also rent aqua bikes, seaboards, paddle boats, clear-hull kayaks, sailboats or floats rafts.  Guests looking for pure relaxation can do some shopping, taste the island cuisine and exotic cocktails or just soak up the warm Caribbean sun.  There are plenty of beach umbrellas, tiki huts and hammocks hung beneath dozens of shady trees.

Princess Cruises Ships:

  • Caribbean Princess (3,080 passengers)
  • Coral Princess (1,970 passengers)
  • Crown Princess (3,080 passengers)
  • Dawn Princess (2,000 passengers)
  • Diamond Princess (2,670 passengers)
  • Emerald Princess (1,800 passengers)
  • Golden Princess (2,600 passengers)
  • Grand Princess (2,590 passengers)
  • Island Princess (1,970 passengers)
  • Majestic Princess ( 3,560 passengers)
  • Pacific Princess (680 passengers)
  • Regal Princess (3,600 passengers)
  • Royal Princess (3,600 passengers)
  • Ruby Princess (3,100 passengers)
  • Sapphire Princess (2,670 passengers)
  • Sea Princess (1,950 / 2,010 passengers)
  • Star Princess (2,600 passengers)
  • Sun Princess (2,020 passengers)

Atmosphere and experience onboard:

Princess features an active large-ship atmosphere with varied dining and activity options.  The ships are clean and pleasant with an open feel and neutral color schemes.

Destinations served:

  • Alaska
  • Asia, India, and Africa
  • Australia and New Zealand
  • California Coastal
  • Canada and New England
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Hawaii
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Panama Canal
  • South America
  • Tahiti and South Pacific Cruises
  • World Cruise


Almost everyone loves Princess Cruises, from couples to families to older singles who enjoy the amenities of a large ship with friendly pricing.

Policies regarding children onboard:

The minimum passenger age is 6 months on Alaska, Canada/New England, Caribbean, Europe, Mexico, Trans-canal and Australia/New Zealand cruises, and 12 months on all other cruises, including transatlantic and transpacific itineraries.  Children under the age of 3 are welcome to visit the Youth Center, if accompanied and supervised by a parent at all times.

All Vessels, with the exception of the Ocean and Pacific Princess, have dedicated Youth Centers and Teen Lounges.  These two vessels offer youth programs when 20 or more children, ages 3-17, are traveling on a given voyage.  Children under the age of 3 are welcome to visit the Youth Center, if accompanied and supervised by a parent at all times. For more information on Princess Cruises Children’s Program:

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