After 18 years of unforgettable voyages, it's sadly time for Pacific Princess to leave the fleet. However, with so many other Princess Cruises' ships to choose from, the perfect cruise awaits.
Pacific Princess is one of Princess Cruises smaller, more boutique-style ships, perfect for heading to less accessible destinations and a more intimate experience all while boastingthe fleet's same incredible standards. Less is more with Pacific Princess and her smaller size means more intimate restaurants, less crowds- there's only 680 people onboard- and of course, Princess’s great entertainment.
Onboard Pacific Princess, the Club Dining Room offers traditional fixed dining times, chosen at the time of booking, though for evenings where you fancy something a little different and more flexible you can head to the speciality restaurants for a small cover charge. The signature Sterling Steakhouse offers the finest steak and fantastic seafood, while the ever popular Sabatini's Italian Trattoria has remained a Princess favourite for a reason.
For casual dining head to Horizon 24 hours a day for a fantastic selection of food, with different themes throughout your cruise, or head to the hamburger grill and pizzeria on deck for your fast food fix.
Traditional Fixed Dining: Club Dining Room
Two specialty restaurants: Sabatini's Italian Trattoria and Sterling Steakhouse
Pacific Princess has crammed in as much entertainment for you as possible. The Show Lounge does exactly what it says on the tin, with great live music and entertainment every night. There is also a sports bar and the Observation Lounge, which doubles as the onboard night club, perfect for anyone who wants to make their night stretch out into the early hours.
The Asian inspired Lotus Spa offers a superb selection of massages, treatments and beauty therapies, so whether dealing with those aches and pains or pampering yourself, the staff will more than look after you onboard.
The ship also features a state of the art fitness centre with professional staff, weight and aerobic conditioning equipment, sauna and solarium. Though this gym may be a little more intimate than those on other ships, it still offers everything you need to burn off all the fantastic food and cocktails.
Boutique-style ships doesn't mean less onboard, just more elegant and intimate amenities. Head to the Art Gallery or library for some cultured relaxation, pop into the duty free shopping, or send the children to the Youth Centre for some peace and quiet. Before you leave, don't forget to try out the pool, spa, casino and lounges sprinkled across the ship.
Duty Free Boutique
Library and Card Room
Youth centre (when 20 or more children are sailing)
Easy wheelchair access staterooms and most public areas
The dress code onboard Pacific Princess combines smart casual and elegantly formal on one of the cruise lines most intimate ships, with black tie evenings taking place on some nights and a more relaxed, yet still smart casual affair on others.
If a long day ashore, in the spa or a leisurely lunch means you don't fancy dressing for dinner, you can head to the buffet, where casual dining takes place every night.
Friendly crew, not too large a ship, good food, amply-sized cabins. A few small gripes: they're very wasteful of paper, their shows are rather out-dated (song and dance format) and -- the daily irritant for me -- the desk chair in the cabin didn't have a back. Best crew member: Randy the lively pianist and singer.
This was my first cruise. I'm 59 and I was among the youngest on board. Not many peers to hang with. The food was horrible. I can't wait to get off so I can eat a good meal. We had to eat in the steakhouse at $60 for both of us to get a decent meal. They say their pizza is award winning (best on a cruise). Trust me....no way. The cheese is bad, bad, bad. I'm from Phila and that's NOT a good pizza. I don't eat a lot of meat. So I ended up having Fettuccini Alfredo almost every night. The only good dish the chef made was his pasta with tomatoe sauce. My boyfriend is a chef of 40 years and will eat a wide range of foods. He's been on 3 other cruises and thought the food was very dissappointing. Won't sail them again. I starved!!!!!!!!!
Just back from Norwegian fjords cruise on Pacific Princess, it was fabulous. The ports of call, all the fjords and right up to Svalbard and the Northern Cape were fascinating, but best of all were the crew and the ship -definitely the best in the fleet.