As you'd expect from the name, Crown Princess is a royal treat of a ship with long, spacious decks and stunning, carefully decorated interiors. Renowned for offering excellent cruises everywhere from the Caribbean and North America to the cities of Europe, this spectacular Princess Cruises' ship provides the perfect combination of relaxation and adventure. Beautifully designed and an impressive size, guests will never be short of ways to stay busy during their time onboard. Whether it's a family holiday or a romantic break, the exciting daytime activities, glamorous evening entertainment and variety of dining venues means that a voyage to remember is guaranteed.
If it's sophisticated dining you want, then you've come to the right ship. There are three main dining rooms onboard Crown Princess and two speciality restaurants, giving guests an extensive choice when it comes to mealtimes. The Michelangelo Dining Room is the place to be for a cosy evening meal with its delectable cuisine and efficient staff. For a more relaxed eating experience, you'll be more comfortable in the Botticelli Dining Room where booking isn't necessary.
Traditional Fixed Dining: Botticelli Dining Room
Anytime dining: Michelangelo Dining Room, Da Vinci Dining Room
Crown Princess is home to one of the largest casinos at sea. Gatsby's Casino is the perfect stop for an entertaining night of games with a few cocktails to accompany your hand of cards. Elsewhere on the ship, the Movie's Under the Stars cinema is ideal for a laid back evening. You can settle back with a beverage and some popcorn under a beautiful clear sky, and watch the latest flicks in style. Not forgetting the world-class art gallery and Las Vegas style shows at the Princess Theater, you'll never be short of fun onboard.
Before or after your meal, drinks are also a must on this calming, prestigious cruise ship. The Wheelhouse Bar is a great meeting point to chat and enjoy the soft atmosphere with your favourite tipple. It's also a good place to finish the day with a nightcap. If you're looking for something a little more lively, Skywalkers Nightclub is where the crowd gathers to dance, while the Explorers Lounge is the best spot for drinks in a more bustling and social environment.
Princess Cruises has partnered with Discovery Communications and two of the most trusted names in the world of travel, Discovery and Animal Planet, to provide you and your family with one of the most captivating and enriching experiences at sea. From Stargazing on the top deck, to shore excursions, and new encounters with Discovery at Sea speakers, could you or a member of your party discover a new interest? Featuring Discovery hit shows including Finding Bigfoot and Sharkweek, this is an opportunity not to be missed.
The active cruisers out there will be delighted with how Crown Princess caters to their needs with modern equipment, while the beauty conscious will feel at home in the upgraded salon and treatment rooms.
The Sports Court offers a whole array of games from basketball to tennis, whilethe onboard 9-hole putting green will please golfers. The modern gym and jogging track are perfect for a morning wake-me-up, or perhaps try the unique pool with a current, so you can swim with a bit of a challenge. After working out, the Lotus spa will provide all your relaxation needs with Asian-inspired treatment to ease any stress. This full-service spa and beauty salon offers traditional hairdressing, beauty services, massages, sensuous wraps, hydro and aromatherapies.
There’s no chance of guests being bored onboard Crown Princess. With a great array of activities available across the ship, find the perfect place to spend your time during the cruise:
Art Gallery and Auctions- peruse the broad art collection onboard, or attend an art history lecture which highlights some of the world's greatest artists. See something that takes your fancy? Make sure to attend one of Crown Princess' thrilling Champagne Art Auctions, where you can personally bid on an extensive range of fine art.
Sports Court- Serve your competitive spirit with a game of basketball or volleyball on the on-deck Sports Court.
Tax and duty-free shopping- Princess Cruises has been awarded ''Best Onboard Shopping'' by Porthole magazine for several years. Onboard, you can find a fabulous range of merchandise from fine brands such as Chanel, Calvin Klein, and Swarovski, saving you up to 30% off suggested retail prices.
Photography Studio- capture a stunning moment in the Platinum studio, and take home some professionally printed portraits taken by skilled photographers.
The dress code onboard Crown Princess combines the elegance of formal evenings with an informal atmosphere on other nights. During the informal evenings, smart casual attire is expected in the dining rooms and restaurants. The formal nights are when you can dress to impress, while for those who prefer not to dress for dinner, the buffet dining room always offers a casual dress code, ideal after a long day of shore excursions.
I find myself with conflicting views on recent holiday. I have been with Princess a number of times I enjoy the ships food ,staff are good, entertainment is generally very good,etc etc..... But......20 percent service charge on all drinks every order, photographs are silly prices, trips like all ships seem to be expensive . So when i see the latest offer? or wow what a price , book today , I find myself challenging the idea to book again. I write this as a warning what appears to be too good often is, and I suspect like all companies they seek to maximize income. Sad thing is I believe they have a great product which is let down by management and its desire to rip off the public.
I've been on Crown princess many times so happy with the boat, food, service, entertainment. The new medallion system is great, you can find your shipmates on the screens around the boat. No pool slides for the kids. Avoid room E104 as it's next to a workshop. Mostly the noise is in the day, but twice on a 12 day trip the noise started before 8am. And I'm talking about loud grinding work/hammering. Princess offered no resolution so putting it on here to warn others.
The cruise was excellent. From the food to the service and the cleanliness and entertainment inboard, Princess surely do know how to be a great cruise line. Would really recommend the cruise line, the ship and the British Isles itinerary.
Food was awful. Greasy, uninspiring, and minimal. Without the Salty Dog grill and Slice pizza on deck it would have been worse. Cabin noisy, right at the front but we were not told this until a few days before the cruise and too late to do anything. Movies at Sea is excellent, casino excellent. Sadly not enough to make us book with Princess again.
Nice ship typical of its type. Well maintained and very clean. Service excellent in all departments. Food could have been hotter, but good to normal standard for this type of cruise. Entertainment poor to very basic. Not up to standard of comparable cruises. Not a smart crowd, formal nights around 60% of passengers made an effort, the rest never bothered to comply to the dress codes which is a shame for the passengers that make an effort. Not like this on a British cruise, but out of the USA seems fairly normal nowadays. Overall slightly disappointing. Not to standards of sister lines like P&O and Cunard.
Just got back from the caribbean. Great itinerary. The Crown Princess is a fairly old ship but has the charm that the newer ones don't have. Nooks & crannies. Plenty of loungers & seats. No waiting for a dining table. The crew are very friendly & helpful. Also the food was excellent.