Offering affordable, luxury voyages, perfect for first-time cruisers and experienced travellers alike, Princess Cruises are loved for their relaxed atmosphere, fantastic food and impeccable standards. One of the largest cruise lines at sea and with itineraries sailing to all 7 continents, a Princess Cruises holiday offers you the opportunity to explore more ports of call with an extensive variety of shore excursions. Back onboard and the elegant fleet of ships blend an impeccable level of service together with an informal and cosmopolitan ambience.
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Freshness is at the heart of every dish onboard a Princess ship. Serving up everything from gourmet dining to hand-tossed pizzas, every mealtime is a joy for the senses.
When it comes to what’s included in your fare, there are a mix of casual restaurants and fine dining venues for guests to enjoy. Popular casual dining choices include the Burger and Hot Dog Grill, the pizzeria and Horizon Court where the choices are as delicious as they are endless.
Alternatively, if you’re looking for more of a sit down affair, the main dining rooms offer multi-course meals, sophisticated décor and attentive service.
For those willing to splash out on something a little more intimate, Princess Cruises’ speciality restaurants are bound to please. Options include Sabatini's Italian Trattoria, Bistro Sur La Mer and Kai Sushi.
Princess Cruises offer three drinks packages to keep you hydrated during your holiday:
Thanks to Princess Cruises, entertainment on their fleet of incredible ships is second to none and once the sun goes down, the fun really begins.
Prepared to be dazzled by the talent on stage thanks to performers from around the world bringing their skills to the stage in the Princess theatre on each ship. Ranging from Broadway-style productions to comedy shows and even rock opera, there’s something to please every member of the family.
Music lovers will definitely be amused on a Princess Cruises’ ship. For something interactive, head to The Voice of the Ocean where guests can compete to be crowned the winner. In addition, there are performances from live bands, as well as piano sing alongs at venues across the ship.
Offering colourful cocktails, tasty beers, international wines and everything in between, the bars and lounges on Princess Cruises are designed to meet every guests’ needs. Whether you want to sit back, relax and enjoy some interesting conversation, or you’d rather be on your feet dancing to some of the best tunes of the last couple of decades, there’s a spot waiting for you to discover.
Discover our recent blog - Cruise Ship Entertainment - How to Plan Your Evening to find out more! Alternatively, for information about Princess' drinks packages, see our blog - What’s Included in Princess Cruises’ Drinks Packages?
Princess Cruises offer fantastic, elegant family cruises, with Grand Princess one of the most popular ships sailing from Southampton. Offering a great variety of entertainment, a choice of suitable family-friendly cabins and an understated approach to American-style cruising, they are sure to offer something for every family member onboard.
Childcare and the youth club are open from 9am until midday, then 2pm until 5pm and from 7pm until 1pm during the evenings. On port days the opening hours are from 8am until 5pm, with a supervised complimentary lunch service available with parental consent.
Group babysitting is also available for children 3 to 12 years between 10pm and 1am, though this service does incur an additional charge. More information on the baby sitting and group sitting service is available onboard.
Note: Age groups may differ on Caribbean Princess, Diamond Princess, Sapphire Princess, Star Princess, Pacific Princess and Tahitian Princess.
With Princess Cruises you have plenty of choice when it comes to family-friendly staterooms, ranging from luxury to value options. For great value there are the three and four berth inside and outside staterooms, though you have to remember these cabins consist of pull down beds, meaning a twin bed option is available but a king size configuration is not. The balcony cabins usually consist of a king/twin bed option and a double sofa bed. This is usually suitable for adults, though sometimes cabins can involve pullman beds so it is always worth double checking with your cruise specialist at the time of booking.
You can also choose from a variety of interconnecting cabins which are usually two cabins of the same grade, so inside to inside or balcony to balcony. To book interconnecting cabins an adult is required to be booked into each stateroom and they are often booked up very quickly during school holiday periods.
Princess Cruises offer several cruises from Southampton to the Mediterranean and Baltic so that guests can enjoy a Princess cruise without the need to fly. Other exciting destinations visited by Princess Cruises include Alaska, North America, Caribbean and Asia. Fly Cruises are available from a range of airports including Glasgow, Sheffield, Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham.
Crown Princess, Island Princess, and Regal Princess will offer cruises around the UK, to North Europe and Scandinavia, the Mediterranean, and the Canary Islands. The rest of the fleet will be offering itineraries in Asia, the Caribbean, and North America as well.
Explore Japan on one of Diamond Princess’ exciting Asian itineraries, on which you could discover a Miso Brewery in Gamagori, taste delicious ramen noodles in Wakayama, or take in UNESCO world heritage site, Himeji Castle. Alternatively you could see more of the UK’s own beauty onboard Crown Princess, Sea Princess, or Pacific Princess.
Certain ships within the fleet also visit Iceland. Read our recent blog - Top Things to do in Iceland for some useful travel inspiration! Alternatively, check out our blog - 10 Must-Visit Cruise Line Private Islands to find out more about Princess Cays, Princess Cruises' private island.
With so much to do onboard a Princess Cruises’ ship, you’ll never have to worry about being bored. Spend your free time lounging about, refreshing in the pool or try something a little more active. No matter your tastes and interests, there’s fun to be had onboard for every guest.
There are plenty of ways to stay active or be pampered during your holiday. The Sanctuary is an adults-only retreat where you can relax in the peace and quiet, while the Lotus Spa has an extensive menu of treatments which will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Meanwhile, if you enjoy some exercise, the onboard gym on each ship is modern and well equipped and even host zumba, yoga and tai chi classes.
If you want to enrich your cruise, there are classes available onboard the ships to help you learn something new, including the ultimate ship tour where you get to see behind the scenes on the vessel, while the art gallery, auctions and art history seminars are perfect for art lovers. Other options include presentations by local destination experts, cooking demonstrations, dancing classes, pools and hot tubs.
Princess Cruises introduce their new 3-tier package option system, comprising of Princess Standard, Princess Plus and Princess Premier, on cruises booked from 1st June 2022 departing after 25th June 2022. See more information on Princess Standard, Princess Plus and Princess Premier packages here and choose the best option for you.
No matter where in the world you're cruising, do so in the utmost comfort, style and luxury by opting for one of Princess Cruises' incredible suites:
Princess Cruises presents its innovative new onboard technology: the Ocean Medallion. This is a small, wearable gadget that guests will reap all kinds of benefits from.
The Ocean Medallion devices weigh only 1.8 ounces, and are about the size of a ten pence piece - making them convenient and discreet. They can either be carried in a pocket or wallet, or worn in the form of a bracelet or necklace.
Read more about the Ocean Medallion on our blog - Simone Clarke's Medallion-Class Experience.
How does it work?
The Ocean Medallion contains sensors which collect a range of data from guests. This data is safely stored on a digital platform known as the Ocean Compass. You can access your information stored in the Ocean Compass cloud in the following ways:
What are the advantages?
The technology has a plethora of uses which many guests will find helpful. Some of our favourites include:
For information on Princess Cruises' rewards and benefits scheme, see our dedicated Captain's Circle page.
Depending on the class of ship, Princess Cruises offer up to 31 accessible staterooms onboard — including inside, outside and balcony cabins, mini-suites and one suite. Princess will make a case by case decision as to whether wheelchairs and scooters are allowed onto tenders.
Overall a value for money cruise, with very helpful and cheerful staff. The onboard activities and visiting speakers could do with some consideration of more variety and quality. No excursions taken, so rating only as completion is required to submit the review.
Great value for money - Fabulous ship.
Excellent ship, superb service and great entertainment.
Yes, Princess Cruises' cabins have North American style plugs, so you will need to bring an adaptor to use anything with a British plug such as phone chargers or hair straighteners.
Any guests with disabilities are advised to mention these at the time of booking. Princess Cruises pride themselves on making their cruise holidays accessible to people with all kinds of abilities. There are more than 350 wheelchair accessible cabins across the fleet, as well as widened doorways and corridors throughout the ships. Assistance dogs are permitted onboard, and the ships are fitted with helpful equipment such as Braille elevator buttons and infrared listening assistance systems, and ADA (Americans with Disability Act) compliance kits are available upon request.
Princess Cruises have a fairly relaxed dress code, expecting casual attire during the day, and smart casual at mealtimes. Swim/beachwear, shorts, caps, and frayed jeans will not be accepted in restaurants. On formal nights, guests are expected to wear tuxedos or dark suits, and gowns or cocktail dresses.
Princess Cruises' ships use the US dollar onboard, apart from on selected ships which are based in Australia which use Australian dollars.
As part of the Princess Standard fare package gratuities are not included in the fare, they can be prepaid up to two days before. However, as part of the Princess Plus and Premium packages “daily crew appreciation”, as it is known, is included. See here for more information on Princess Standard, Princess Plus and Princess Premier packages and choose the best option for you.
Dietary needs such as vegetarian, kosher, low sodium, ceoliac, and diabetic-friendly can all be accomodated by Princess Cruises. Guests with these requirements should make their cruise consultant aware at least 35 days before cruises in the Americas, and 65 days before cruises in all other areas. When onboard, guests are advised to reiterate their needs to the Maitre D'.
Yes, tea and non-speciality coffee is included in the cruise fare. Find stations providing these in the buffet restaurant.
Guests on a vegan or vegetarian diet are advised to inform their cruise consultant at the time of booking, and then mention it again to the Maitre D' when onboard. There are many vegetarian options available - especially at the buffet - but fewer vegan options.
Complimentary room service is available 24 hours a day, however the offerings are moderate. Expect things like club sandwiches, soups, salads, and pub-style hot meals like lasagne and burgers.
Room service is open 24 hours a day, as is the popular International Café. This latter option offers things like salads and paninis.
Yes, Princess Cruises have Camp Discovery, which includes clubs for mini cruisers aged between 3 and 17 years. The club areas are divided into age groups, with appropriate games and activities found in each one.
Babies below the age of six months are not permitted onboard any cruise with Princess, and babies below the age of one year are not permitted on cruises to Asia, South America, and Africa.
Little ones between 6 months and 2 years are welcome to Camp Discovery however they must be supervised by a parent at all times.
Unfortunately Princess Cruises do not stock nappies or other baby products onboard.
Yes, complimentary jars of baby food are available onboard, as are freshly pureed fruit, vegetables, and rice in most restaurants. Simply speak to staff onboard for assistance with this.