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Eleven Things You Need To Know About Princess Cruises

29 October 2021

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As the third largest cruise line in the world and welcoming more than 2 million passengers on board each year, it's no surprise that guests love seeing the world with Princess Cruises. However, if you're new to the cruise line or simply want to learn a little more about them, keep reading to find out everything you need to know before booking a cruise.

1. There Are 14 Ships In The Fleet

After setting sail in 1965 with just one ship, Princess Cruises has grown over the following decades to boast a 14 strong fleet. From the smallest ship Coral Princess with space for just 2,000 guests to the largest, Sky Princess, welcoming 3,660 passengers on board, you can choose from mid-sized and big ships for a holiday that suits you best. And with new ships on the horizon, the first of which arrives in 2022 (as well as Sun Princess that sets sail in 2024), it won't be long before there's even more to choose from.

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Princess Ship

2. You Can Upgrade To All-Inclusive For £30pp Per Day

Want to get even more out of your cruise? Upgrade to Princess Plus for just £30 per person per day and you'll get a premier drinks package, Wi-FI and tips included. Worth $95.28 per day, this is the perfect way to save money and indulge in stress-free voyaging during your time on board.

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Princess Plus

3. There's MedallionClass Technology On Every Ship

With a modern fleet comes modern innovations, and when you sail with Princess Voyages MedallionClass technology is on hand to streamline your cruise. Using a small, wearable device combined with an easy-to-use app, everything you could need is just a swipe or a tap away. From contactless payments and touch-free boarding to simplified safety training and finding friends and family on board, let MedallionClass technology enhance your experience.

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MedallionClass Technology

4. Eating Is Made Easy With Dine My Way

As part of the MedallionClass app, dining is made easy on your Princess Cruises' voyage. From choosing where you want to eat and making reservations to ordering your dishes, notifying staff of dietary requirements, setting your dining pacing and choosing who you dine with, once meal times arrive all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the food.

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Princess Cruises Dining

5. Speciality Dining Is A Must

While the Main Dining Rooms, International Café and World Fresh Marketplace are all included in your cruise fare, there's also plenty more to try on board your cruise. Speciality restaurants vary by ship, but from refined steakhouses to Sabatini's Italian Trattoria, Steamer's Seafood or Kai Sushi, you'll get the chance to sample perfectly prepared dishes from around the world.

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Specialty Dining

6. Kids Are Welcome On Board

Princess Cruises aren't just for adults; they are also a fantastic family-friendly option. As well as shore excursions and entertainment designed for guests of all ages, younger cruisers can make the most of the kid's clubs during their time on board. Camp Discovery gives babies, toddlers, tweens and teens from 6 months to 17 years the chance to have fun and make friends through age-appropriate activities.

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Kids Club

7. You'll Find Luxury Escapes On Every Ship

Kids aren't the only ones with their own spaces on a Princess Cruises' ship. If you're looking for the ultimate in rest and relaxation, why not head to one of the luxury hideaways on board? Pay a visit to adult-only The Sanctuary, a peaceful, al fresco haven complete with light meals, drinks and even outdoors massages, or if it's even more pampering you're after, the Lotus Spa is always on hand for facials, acupuncture, aromatherapy and much more.

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8. You Can Book The Largest Balconies At Sea

No matter where you choose to stay on a Princess Cruises' ship, it's sure to be a relaxing place to wind down after a busy day. But if you're looking for extra-spacious accommodation, be sure to check out the Sky Suites on Sky Princess and Enchanted Princess. Boasting the largest balconies at sea, these impressive suites bring you even closer to the ocean with stunning views and tasteful décor.

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Princess Ship

9. You Can Explore Destinations Around The World

No matter where in the world you want to travel, you're sure to find a Princess Cruises' voyage which will take you there. From Alaska and North America to the sunny Caribbean or Australia, nowhere is too far away. Meanwhile, if you want to stay closer to home, you'll also find a variety of cruises in Northern Europe and the Mediterranean. And with cruises from Southampton on offer, you won't even have to go to the airport to kickstart your holiday!

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10. They Even Have Their Own Private Island Resort

Floating in the Bahamas on the island of Eleuthera, you'll find Princess Cays, the cruise line's very own slice of paradise. With its white sandy beaches and sparkling Caribbean Sea, you might want to simply lay back and soak up the sun. Alternatively, get stuck into an array of activities while ashore, from Stingray encounters and snorkelling to bike riding or climbing the observation tower, there's lots to see and do on Princess Cays.

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Princess Cays

11. You Can Join The Loyalty Club To Get Even More Out Of Your Cruises

After your first voyage with Princess Cruises, you'll automatically become a member of the Captain's Circle, unlocking exciting benefits to enhance your future cruises. Starting with exclusive savings and members-only events, as you climb the tiers you'll gain access to even more offers, including priority boarding after 5 cruises and a complimentary mini-bar, afternoon tea and more after 15 cruises.

Find out more on our blog - A Quick Guide to Princess Cruises’ Captain's Circle.

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Meeting the Captain

Now you know what to expect from a Princess Cruises voyage, all that's left to do is browse our Princess cruise deals and choose the perfect getaway.

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