Princess Cruises - princesses of the seas!18 ships - from small to large - guarantee that your dream destination is in the travel industry. Whether with the Caribbean Princess, Pacific Princess, Regal Princess or the Diamond Princess, just to name a few - with Princess Cruises there is much to discover. Over 50 years of experience means traveling with the destination expert. Each year, over 360 ports are visited on 150 cruise routes. The excursions were carefully selected and then optimized to ensure you a maximum length of stay in the destination area. It goes without saying that the excursion program offers a variety of interests - from historic tours, sightseeing trips or excursions to sporty amateurs.
The cruise line Princess Cruises
Food and drinks
Leisure time on board
Families and children
Destinations and shore excursions
Entertainment on board
Specials and service
All ships, routes and prices.
|Ship||Construction year / Renovations|
|Caribbean Princess||2004 / 2017|
|Coral Princess||2003 / 2016|
|Crown Princess||2006 / 2015|
|Diamond Princess||2004 / 2017|
|Emerald Princess||2007 / 2015|
|Golden Princess||2001 / 2018|
|Grand Princess||1998 / 2016|
|Island Princess||2003 / 2017|
|Pacific Princess||1999 / 2017|
|Regal Princess||2014 / 2017|
|Royal Princess||2013 / 2016|
|Ruby Princess||2008 / 2015|
|Sapphire Princess||2004 / 2018|
|Sea Princess||1998 / 2017|
|Star Princess||2002 / 2017|
|Sun Princess||1995 / 2018|
|Caribbean Princess||21,5 Knots|
|Coral Princess||21,5 Knots|
|Crown Princess||21,5 Knots|
|Diamond Princess||22 Knots|
|Emerald Princess||21,5 Knots|
|Golden Princess||21,5 Knots|
|Grand Princess||21,5 Knots|
|Island Princess||21,5 Knots|
|Majestic Princess||22 Knots|
|Pacific Princess||20 Knots|
|Regal Princess||22 Knots|
|Royal Princess||22 Knots|
|Ruby Princess||21,5 Knots|
|Sapphire Princess||22 Knots|
|Sea Princess||21 Knots|
|Sky Princess||22 Knots|
|Star Princess||21,5 Knots|
|Sun Princess||21 Knots|
Bewertung der Schiffe
4.2/ 5Caribbean Princess
4.2/ 5Coral Princess
4.3/ 5Crown Princess
3.6/ 5Dawn Princess
4.5/ 5Diamond Princess
4.5/ 5Emerald Princess
4.0/ 5Golden Princess
4.1/ 5Grand Princess
4.6/ 5Island Princess
4.8/ 5Majestic Princess
4.4/ 5Ocean Princess
4.1/ 5Pacific Princess
4.4/ 5Regal Princess
4.4/ 5Royal Princess
4.2/ 5Ruby Princess
4.1/ 5Sapphire Princess
3.7/ 5Sea Princess
3.8/ 5Star Princess
3.5/ 5Sun Princess
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The cruise line: half a century of luxury cruise
In the anniversary year 2015 Princess Cruises celebrated the big 50: exactly five decades ago, the cruise line went onto the road to success - the ship Princess Patrizia set out to sea for the first time for the young cruise company. The Mexican Riviera was then the destination. Today, the luxury liners cruise to all continents of the world, from Alaska to South America and from Europe to New Zealand. Of course, Princess thereby continues the program to the beautiful coasts of Mexico.
The cruise line company enjoys especially among those passengers a good reputation, who want to see all amenities of a modern cruise ship combined with an exclusive atmosphere. Comfortable lounges, small cafes and restaurants offer plenty of privacy. Of course, the offers on board – regarding leisure, entertainment and onboard service – leave nothing to be desired. About 1.3 million passengers per year bring the company on more than 150 different routes to nearly 350 ports on six continents. Also cruises around the globe, lasting more than 100 days, belong to the program.
In 2014 the new flagship of the cruise line, the Regal Princess, went on her maiden voyage. Since then Princess Cruises has 18 luxury ships on the way. The next liner is already on order at the Italian shipyard Fincantieri. Around 600 million euros invests the US cruise line in the next sprout of the Royal Class, which will be presented in 2017
Today the cruise line has its headquarters in Los Angeles and is part of Carnival Corporation & plc. Thus Princess Cruises is an important brand of World's Leading Cruise Lines and the largest cruise groups worldwide. The head of a sea witch with wavy hair is the distinctive logo.
Looking back: from Mexico to the top of the world
Stanley B. McDonald, businessman from Seattle, had the brilliant idea in 1962: because in his hometown were not enough hotel rooms for the time of the World Exhibition, he unceremoniously provided a passenger ship at short notice. As a floating hotel, it cruised between the Caribbean and Seattle - and the visit to the exhibition was included.
McDonald had come to the taste and finally laid with the Princess Patrizia in 1965 the foundation stone for his new cruise line. The ship was the inspiration for the name of the company. As a relatively small liner, the Princess Patrizia had no own laundry. This circumstance led to an anecdote fondly told today: In Mexican Acapulco, the crew gave the guest laundry to a local company - and got back a big mountain of unsorted clothes. The Princess crew put up tables in the ship lobby and spread each piece of clothing on it. Then hundreds of passengers individually gathered their clothes.
Of course, since this "dress code" in the year of foundation many things have changed - and not just the dress code. Princess Cruises with an ever-growing offer and always new luxury liners became a pioneer among the cruise companies. As early as 1968 cruises to Alaska became part of the program. In the 1970s the company gained worldwide fame with the now legendary television series "The Love Boat".
The model for the German "Dreamboat" series was filmed among others on the passenger ship Pacific Princess. At this time, the company had long been one of the latest and most exclusive cruise fleets in the world. And it continues to expand: in 1981 the cruise line buys its first Caribbean island (Palm Island in the Grenadines) and opened in 1987 the first lodge in Alaska. There, the company also commissioned the construction of the first panoramic glass train from Anchorage to Fairbanks. Shortly before, Princess Cruises had explored the Mediterranean Sea. Many other dream destinations followed.
The US cruise line also sets standards in terms of environmental impact. For years, the company has takes care to reduce impact of cruises on the environment. During the lay times at the ports the ships of Princess Cruises fleet turn off the on-board diesel engines and switch to current from the mainland . A project, which is associated with great effort. The commitment brought the cruise line, among other things, in 2014 the Green Gateway Award of the Port of Seattle (USA). Waste reduction, waste water purification and recycling of used cooking oil to biodiesel are other environmentally friendly measures.
This green politics has long since also been applied to the ship design: The Royal Princess and Regal Princess are built energy efficient and consume less fuel than their predecessors. Also in terms of shio engineering energy-saving concepts have been implemented.
The fleet: 18 radiantly beautiful princesses
Each vessel of the cruise line bears the nickname Princess. It stands for maximum comfort and luxury on board. The luxury liners are designed with sophisticated accommodation for demanding guests.
For example, the Regal Princess with its construction year 2014: with a length of 330 meters, the newest ship to the fleet - as well as the sister ship Royal Princess offers - generous space for 3,560 passengers. Among the highlights are the great atrium over three decks extending and the Sea-View Bar Portside with the overwhelming views through a glass floor at 40 meters below sea. Both ships of the Royal class also shine with special oases of comfort, the relaxation area for adults The Sanctuary and the exclusive The Enclave at Lotus Spa. A novelty at sea is the onboard TV-Studio Princess Live! which presents interactive culinary shows, live concerts, comedy and game shows.
To the fleet belongs another ship called the Pacific Princess. The name is indeed borrowed from the liner, which was the backdrop for the "Love Boat" TV series several decades ago, but the ship is of course a lot more modern. Its maiden voyage took place in 2003. It belongs with the Ocean Princess to the smaller ships in the fleet and brings 670 passengers to the most beautiful islands of the Pacific. Greatest comfort in a manageable circle - which makes for a fantastic sense of space. Elegant dining rooms and specialty restaurants as well as 200 balcony cabins leave nothing to be desired also on the "little ones" of the fleet.
A gem at sea is the Sapphire Princess. The vessel first presented in 2004 was extensively modernized in 2015 and offers 2,670 passengers cruise pleasure at the highest level. It is mainly on the way in Asia.
After Europe, Australia and New Zealand it’s off with the Sea Princess of 1998 (also modernized in 2015). Like its sister ships Sun Princess and Dawn Princess it can accommodate nearly 2,010 guests and thus accommodates fewer passengers than cruise ships of comparable size. This means more space per guest, and thus an incomparable feeling of size and luxury.
Built in 2004, Caribbean Princess again offers 900 luxury balcony cabins and an entire deck with mini suites. Thus the cruise line sets new standards in terms of accommodation. The ship equipped for 3,182 guests is also on the way in Europe and Canada and perfectly suited for ocean crossing. The Princess ships are perfectly adapted to their environment and tourist destinations and especially to the needs of their guests.
Floating hotels: cabins on board
Aboard the Princess ships, the rooms are trimmed for comfort and wellness atmosphere. According to the example of the Regal Princess: the inside cabins are a good 16 square meters and feature a double or two single beds, shower, hair dryer, writing and dressing table, TV, Wi-Fi, telephone, minibar, safe and air conditioning.
The balcony cabins offer more space with approximately 20 square meters. On the balcony seating furniture invites you to enjoy the view of the sea. It gets even bigger - with the deluxe balcony cabins (21 to 27 square meters) and a cozy sitting corner. The suites on board have separate living and sleeping areas as well as walk-in closets. They are available as a mini suite with balcony (over 28 square meters) and as luxurious balcony suites between 41-60 square meters.
Also the smaller ships of the fleet are not less inferior to the listing of the flagships in nothing. They are more spacious only in their dimensions and just this way they are liked by many cruise fans. Thus the Ocean Princess also has chic inside cabins (well 15 square meters) as well as attractive outside cabins with porthole or window (13 to 15 square meters). The premium outside cabins have panoramic windows and nearly 20 square meters of space. With the same size, but an outdoor space, the balcony cabins await. And also on this comfortable luxury liner there are mini-suites (30 square meters) and with 70 to 85 square meters very spacious suites including balcony. Comparably beautifully furnished and greatly comfortable are the rooms on the other ships of the fleet.
Food & drink: New Orleans, Italy and sea
Whoever discovers the world,sets out traveling not just with the eyes also body and soul want to be pampered. Nothing easier than aboard the Princess Cruises ships. As for the art of the palate, you are in the best of hands there. The wide variety of food, snacks and specialties makes it possible. In addition to the personal cabin service around the clock. In the cabin, a small menu with snacks await you. Also for breakfast there is room service. The fortifying meal for the morning will be served at the desired time.
À la carte restaurants: classical or flexible dining
Bon appetit at the main restaurants of Princess, where guests are pampered with excellent 4-course menus. For each course, you can choose between several alternatives; vegetarian meals are also on the menu. The selection will change every day; and in the evenings other dishes are served for lunch. At the à la carte restaurants set meal times (Traditional Dining) are possible. Ideal for everyone who likes punctuality and places great value on set meal times. Many passengers like it more flexible and book the Anytime Dining. You decide on a daily basis, when, where and with whom you dine at night. The free-to-use beverage dispenser as well as the various drinks packages also leave nothing to be desired in this respect and contribute for the cost to keep within reasonable bounds.
Specialty restaurants: look over the shoulder of top chefs
Distinctive and versatile are the specialty restaurants of the Princess fleet. In posh ambiance you dine there (for a reservation fee). Therefore now and then change your surroundings while eating - and experience, for example, the finest beef steaks in the Sterling Steakhouse. There you select the desired piece of meat yourself and watch the chef preparing it (aboard the Dawn, Diamond, Ocean, Pacific, Sapphire, Sea and Sun Princess). At Crown Grill besides tender beef also fresh seafood from an open kitchen is served where top chefs do their best (aboard the Caribbean, Crown, Emerald, Golden, Grand, Regal, Royal, Ruby and Star Princess).
A wonderful mix of French, Spanish and African influences is the cuisine of New Orleans. It is to be experienced at the Bayou Café aboard the Coral and Island Princess - including live jazz bands and fancy drinks.
Do you like Italian cuisine? Then you are absolutely right in Sabatini's. Mediterranean dishes and delicacies from the sea come in a sophisticated atmosphere on the table (Caribbean, Coral, Crown, Diamond, Emerald, Golden, Grand, Iceland, Ocean, Pacific, Regal, Royal, Ruby, Sapphire and Star Princess).
Casual dining on the Princess ships
Noble multi-course menus and a stylish atmosphere are one thing. But also use on board the many opportunities to pursue unconstrained a good meal on board. There are at the buffet restaurant or at the pizzeria no formal evenings with a predetermined dress code: simply dress as you want.
The buffet restaurant Horizon Court keeps ready a fine selection of food around the clock. Depending on the time of day you pick out your favorites. Aboard the Ocean, Pacific and Royal Princess, the buffet restaurant is closed overnight for several hours. On the Lido Deck the onboard Pizzeria prepares fresh and hot delicacies in the open air. Hearty snacks are hamburgers and French fries, which are served on deck.
Drinks packages: no-limit enjoyment
Whether coffee, water, iced tea and tea - simply help yourself around the clock from the free drink dispensers at the buffet restaurant. If you want to enjoy your favorite thirst quencher flexibly or have special drink requests, the Princess drinks packages are a great choice.
With the Unlimited Soda Package you can choose from various soft drinks. It applies for all bars and restaurants with drinks dispensers (except room service).For the Unlimited Soda Package and More Package still added is a selection of non-alcoholic beverages such as juice, hot chocolate root beer and non-alcoholic cocktails.
With the All Inclusive Beverage Package you are on the safe side, if you can let your thirst decide. You enjoy drinks as much as you like. In addition to soft drinks and non-alcoholic drinks also coffee, espresso, cocktails and a selection of beer and wine are included in the price. Even ice cream and some snack offers are contained here (minimum age is 21 years, the package is not available on the ships Dawn, Sea and Sun Princess).
Coffee lovers like to use the Coffee Card Promotion. With this package you can enjoy a selection of 15 coffee specialties and save cash money compared to a single purchase. Included are all hot and cold beverages (except Green Tea Fusion Smoothies) from the Cafe Selects menu.
Exciting combination of bar, shop and restaurant: the wine bar
On deck 5, at the Piazza of the ships Caribbean Princess, Crown Princess, Emerald Princess, Golden Princess, Ruby Princess, Star Princess and Sapphire Princess hungry and thirsty guests await the Vines Wine and Seafood Bar, that at any time of the day keeps ready fine wines and excellent coffee specialties. The Vines Wine and Seafood Bar, which reminds with its dark wood paneling and the wine barrels as standing tables of quaint wine cellar, convinces as a great combination of bar, shop and restaurant which offers in addition to numerous wines and fresh seafood also great cheese and delicious meat delicacies, Sushi or tapas. In the affiliated store many of the excellent wines are also available as well as books about wine or high-quality products from the cooking and the food industry.
Leisure time on board: enjoy life to the fullest
That travels educate cruise passengers have known for generations. Because body and mind dive deep into new worlds and regions, because life on board brings something every day and because beautiful encounters with new friends are possible. Princess Cruises has also launched a class program conveying new skills for interested guests. And of course also available on the Princess luxury cruise liners are lots of offers around sports, wellness and entertainment. Whenever you feel like discoveries, activity or recreation, you will be more than satisfied aboard Princess ships.
Sports: whether yoga or tennis - you keep moving
Should you want to exercise you fully get aboard Princess ships your money’s worth. The sports activities are numerous and usually already included in the travel price. These include running tracks, gym, mini golf as well as the riot on basketball and volleyball fields. These ball courts are on selected ships. In addition, on most ships you will find tennis table, shuffleboard, golf simulators and an ocean-going 9-hole golf course. The latest luxury liner of the Royal-class convince with golf driving range, aerobics studio, a tennis court and a laser shooting range. Try out your fitness once at the Lotus Spa. Tailored to beginners and advanced the spa area offers an extensive fitness program. Thereby you can be assisted by experienced fitness professionals. In addition to the free training, the modern equipment allows even the most demanding and innovative classes in which you can participate. All that can be adapted perfectly to your needs and requirements. Book for example an individual private practice in connection with a metabolic analysis. Yoga and Pilates complement the classic exercises on the equipment.
Lotus Spa: wellness in harmony
Let yourself be pampered on your cruise once a day, either after exercise or after extensive shore excursions. At the Lotus Spa a variety of treatments is available to choose from. For example, rejuvenating facials, gentle massage in combination with hot-stone therapy, Ionithermie Cellulite Reduction or pampering marine packs - including algae and a mixture of pine and rosemary oils. For better balance and a pleasant feeling also wellbeing and acupuncture sessions are possible. They can be found on almost all vessels, except the Dawn, Ocean, Pacific, Royal, Sea and Sun Princess.
The two ships of the Royal class still have an extra surprise aboard: the enclave at Lotus Spa is an exclusive area which welcomes its guests with warm stone loungers, experience bath and a rainfall shower.
Adults only: the Sanctuary
On most Princess ships awaits the adults-only wellness oasis The Sanctuary with some extras. The unique open-air spa offers gentle massages, refreshments and snacks in a relaxed atmosphere and attentive service. The use is possible for a fee.
Beauty Center: service for any occasion
Is your hairdo right, do you need to shave your beard or do you feel like a new hair color? After all, it is necessary for excursions ashore, sightseeing tours, evening events or gala dinners to arrange for the right appearance. The beauty center on board offers a lot of treatments for men and women. Also pedicures and manicures are possible.
ScholarShip @ Sea: broaden the horizon
There is plenty to learn aboard cruise ships. Princess Cruises has launched with the ScholarShip @ Sea program a sophisticated training concept. You can choose from over 40 classes. Computer courses and the popular scrapbooking, during which photo books are created. Or create during the ceramics course unique memorabilia. Special courses on the potter's wheel are also aboard the Island and Coral Princess. Travel photography, introduction to the digital photography and creative photography - even such workshops are popular on cruises from Princess.
Shopping, casino and auctions: lucky moments on board
There are sometimes important things that are just not there. Have you forgotten something at home or have you lost something, then you are sure to find something at the onboard shops which have a large selection, including everyday objects. Of course, the stores also offer beautiful mementos, gifts, souvenirs and international designer brands. Customs-free and tax-free can you shop at the Duty Free shop. Jewelry, accessories, elegant fragrances and cosmetics as well as and fashion can also be had in the shops.
A strong touch of Las Vegas spread the Princess game casinos with their gaming tables of roulette to poker, the most modern slot machines and tournaments. Game courses help beginners on the jumps.
With Princess Cruises, you are also on the track of beautiful art. In this case, not the impressive cultural excursions ashore are meant but the art galleries aboard the vessels. At art auctions many attractive works come under the hammer during the cruise. And that for good prices.
Families and children: everyone gets their money’s worth
Princess Cruises makes holidays at sea an unforgettable experience. This is true for adults, but also for the younger guests on board. With its own children and youth program, the cruise line complements the already attractive recreational opportunities on its ships. Stimulating and exciting is the offer of gaming fun and entertainment. Trained personnel is in charge of the leisure youth - divided into different age groups - throughout the day. Fully equipped children and teen centers are available on almost all ships of the Princess fleet. An exception are the smaller luxury liners Ocean and Pacific Princess. But even there, a child care program is offered (as of 20 children).
There's vibrant city center is for children between three and twelve years. The Fun Zone is completely furnished with everything you need for exciting games, common watching of movies, theme parties, scavenger hunts, educational games and PC games. The youngest passengers travel in two age groups: as Princess Pelicans (up to seven years) and Shockwaves (up to twelve years). On the ships Diamond, Caribbean, Sapphire and Star Princess, the ages may differ.
The "youth room" aboard most Princess ships is the perfect place for teens to get in touch with their peers and to do something together. Music, card games, playstation, movies, karaoke and table tennis - the offer is varied. Also in the Teen Center caregivers are anxious to offer age-appropriate activities. This clears the way for entertaining pizza parties, talent shows, sports tournaments or dance parties and hip-hop classes. That certain extra awaits aboard the Grand and Golden Princess: both ships are equipped with jacuzzi and sun deck, which are solely reserved for adolescents.
Aboard parents also want to be alone for once. For such hour there is a babysitting service (for a fee) aboard almost all Princess ships, except Pacific and Princess. The supervision is done in groups for children between three and twelve years and is possible from 22-1 o’clock at night. The reservations can be made on the respective day until 20 o’clock in the Fun Zone.
Destinations and shore excursions
Start out, explore the world. With Princess Cruises you start from attractive ports worldwide on a cruise to the most beautiful places of the continents. To around 350 destinations travels the cruise line with its fleet and it is expanding its program continuously. Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Africa, North, Central and South America - which sailing area should it be? Those who really like to take their time, can also go on world tour with Princess and explore on a more than 100-day-long cruise, for example, the US East Coast, the Pacific Arhipelago, Australia, Indonesian waters, India, the Red Sea and the Suez Canal, crosses the Mediterranean Sea, crossed over the Atlantic and come back through the Panama Canal to the starting port again: just the right thing for explorers!
Beautiful combinations of seafaring and extended tours on land are the sea-land-tours (cruisetour). Thus even several-day journeys are possible in the destination countries. Such tours take you, among others, to China, to the southwest of Ireland, to Machu Picchu in Peru or to the mountains of Alaska.
Shore excursions: dive into the blazing life
Princess Cruises makes the voyage at sea as pleasant as possible for its guests. But also on land the company turns on properly to allow passengers a great holiday. With the subsidiary line Princess Tours guests in Alaska go on extensive discovery tours. Princess has in Alaska's beautiful nature its own lodges. Using the example of Alaska one can understand how the cruise line maintains its destinations and makes them more intensive: much authenticity is offered to Alaska holiday makers because Princess Cruises allows, among other things, encounters with shrimp fishermen or loggers and brings regional specialties onto the table. On trips with experienced travel guides you get know the country and people, dive in the local culture and enjoy the natural beauties on site. Snorkel on the beaches of Tahiti, explore Boston in the United States or go cycling in a Norwegian fjord. On selected cruises also shore excursions with German-speaking guide are possible.
Entertainment on board: diversion under the starry sky
Of course, everything can be experienced during one night; dancing under the open sky, attendance of cinema and theater, the drink in a cozy lounge and a live concert. Princess Cruises makes this possible with its entertainment program aboard the luxury liner. But you can also approach the entire cruise in a relaxed manner, eventually there is a lot going on every night.
Bars and lounges
For comfort provide Aperitif and Digestif Lounges, the ships offer the Wheelhouse Bar, a cigar lounge as well as a nightclub and many other bars and lounges a nice selection of options. From ship to ship the offer varies. Aboard the Regal Princess greets you Bellini's with an Italian ambiance; in the Crooner's Lounge & Bar you can choose from 75 different martinis.
Stages, dance and karaoke
A comedy night, ballroom dancing in the ballroom or karaoke - the best entertainment is provided for aboard the Princess fleet. Take part in the folk dance theme night, be inspired at the disco by the rhythm or demonstrate your agility at the Caribbean Limbo Competition. At the Princess Theater you experience every evening a new stage show with costumes, choreography and good music. Two times a day awaits you the ensemble. The outdoor cinema Movies Under the Stars features on the upper deck recent movies. You enjoy them from your comfortable deckchairs, with popcorn and refreshments under the stars. Whether you sit back and enjoy or even want to become active yourself: everything is possible.
Rely on the good customer reviews
That the expectations roused by the comprehensive range of Princes Cruises are more than satisfied is also reflected in numerous positive reviews in the testimonies of the passengers. So says Lisa, user of kreuzfahrten.de forum of "long hoped for dream vacation". Lisa, who traveled to the Caribbean, praises the "insanely beautiful route with great islands" and "the particularly favorable ratio of land and sea days.".
User Niklas, who traveled by the Emerald Princess, is enthusiastically delighted by the quality of the ship : "Everything was very, very clean and classy furnished. The decor was rather classical in contrast to the other ship by which I have sailed before (including AIDA Luna, Costa Fortuna, AIDAAura) "And also of the meals on board Niklas was more than impressed:". The food was a dream. At the main restaurant as well as at the buffet restaurant the food has left nothing to be desired, nothing lacked there. The breakfast and dinner at our main restaurant was uniquely great.Gourmet food at its finest, special requests were gladly accepted. There is nothing more to say. Simply class. At least 5 star. ".
"Very clean and comfortable with plenty of space (even in an inside cabin)", this is the positive review of user Helga Gabriele about the accommodation. Especially impressed was she "every evening by the sweet night gift 'in the form of a small chocolate figure - simply a nice gesture."
Specials and service: tips for the great holiday
For the holidays aboard Princess ships with booking the journey you already best provided for. In the travel price - in addition to the cabin and the 24-hour room service - a wide range of services and activities are already included, so you do not have to reckon with unmanageable additional costs. Enjoy 4- or 5-course meals at the à la carte restaurants and visit to the buffet restaurant, the Burger & Hot Dog Grill or Pizzeria. Also the drinks at the self-service stations at the buffet restaurant are there. You have free admission to all clubs, bars and lounges, to stage shows at the theater, the comedy evening, at the nightclub and at the casino. Available for use are the fitness facilities and wide range of wellness areas and sports facilities. Included are also swim pools, children programs and the open-air cinema.
Through tour operators such as kreuzfahrten.de you moreover have the possibility to book cruise packages. These travel packages always include the flight to the ship, so that passengers can travel stress-free on holidays without having to organize external transports or transfers.
Language on board and board manifest
Princess Cruises is an American cruise line, the board language is usually English. Since summer 2014, however, the company makes the embarkation for German-speaking passengers very easy. The check-in is possible via the internet; the submission of the necessary data for the on-board manifest is possible in German. On selected tours, there is also for German-speaking guests an exclusive boarding service which includes, among others, embarkation and disembarkation conversations, German-speaking contact persons, German menu cards and a boarding newspaper in German.
Wedding with Princess Cruises
Great memories for life offer wedding packages of Princess. Simply marry on board, in a harbor or in one of the exotic destinations, that Princess Cruises has in the program. Depending on the location, he boat captains or officials from the region visited before perform the wedding ceremony. The wedding specialists of the cruise line will take care of flowers, wedding cake and champagne. If you like, you can enjoy one of the most beautiful moments in your life during a dream journey
Dress code: well dressed on board
The dress code is casual on Princess ships. Feel well and best dress the way you would also do on land. For restaurants that means: please no shorts or swimwear. With sporty chic clothing such as skirts or dresses as well as long trousers and T-shirt you are right. On special occasions, elegant fashion is welcome; with evening and cocktail dress as well as suit for the lady and suit or tuxedo for men. On all cruises Princess Cruises also rents evening clothes, if necessary.
Enjoy your stay at the specialty restaurant, by the pool or in a bar, you feel well looked after by the cabin steward or know that your children in the youth centers are in good hands. Do you want to reward the good service of the staff with a tip? Princess Cruises makes it possible quite comfortably with a daily rate which you can correct up or down during the cruise at your discretion. The beauty of this system: the tips are divided among all employees on board. Even among those who look after the welfare of our guests but whom you often do not see in person. With the flat rate you do justice to the matter.
Of course, smokers can enjoy their tobacco on board; but this in the specially designated areas and specially equipped bars. In the cabins, the cabin private balconies as well as at the restaurants, bistros, lounges and theaters smoking is not allowed.
When the 24th week of pregnancy is terminated at the time of journey, a pregnant woman is not allowed to take part in the cruise. From the perspective of the cruise line that is not possible because of the risk of premature labor. Who is not yet so far, requires a written confirmation from a doctor in English, that mother and child are able to travel and that it is not a high-risk pregnancy.
Children who travel with their parents to Alaska, Europe, Canada, New England and the Caribbean and Mexico, must be at least six months old. For all other travels the minimum age is one year. Baby cots, please request prior to departure. Basically,the following applies: passengers under 21 years may only attend the cruise if accompanied by a person who is older than 21.
Telephone and internet
Even at sea you can be reached. On board there are telephones. Even your own mobile phone can be used (roaming charges). On all Princess ships you have internet connection, for example, at the Internet Café open 24-hours a day. Via Wi-Fi you can dial in various public areas from your own device. Princess Cruises offers several fee-based internet packages.
Advantages for loyal guests
After the first cruise Princess guests join the Captain's Circle Club. Who is member of this circle, can expect attractive benefits and attentions as the owner of the Princess Gold Card already from the second cruise with Princess Cruises. For example, with invitations to exclusive events and discounts. Owners of the Princess Platinum Card enjoy, among other things, a preferred check-in and get credit for the purchase of internet packages. A range of additional services and discounts get owners of the Princess Elite Card (as of the 16th cruise or more than 150 cruise nights).
- The languages offered on board differ depending on the cruise line. In addition to the German cruise lines AIDA, TUI Cruises and PHOENIX, cruise lines such as Costa and MSC also offer German-speaking contact persons and shore excursions. The offered onboard languages are usually specified in the travel advertisement. It is also possible to filter for a desired boarding language.
- Do you travel alone? With the whole family? Do you prefer the big adventure in nature or do you want to be entertained so well? There is a suitable lid for every pot - and that's just the same with cruises: apart from a variety of routes, the various cruise lines also show their own individual orientations.
If you are traveling alone, a single cabin will be important to you. Only a few cruise lines offer pure single cabins, usually a single cabin surcharge is calculated for the double cabin used alone. You will find what you are looking for on Norwegian Cruse Line, the cruise line offers extra single cabins. You may also find offers without extra charge at Hapag Lloyd Cruises or at Royal Caribbean.
Whether baby, toddler or teen - on a journey with children different requirements apply than on a cruise alone or in pairs. So the little ones want to be active. If you are planning a family cruise, make sure that there is an entertainment program for children. For example, AIDA Cruises or Costa Cruises are very child-friendly. But also many other cruise lines have specialized on the smallest guests, worthwhile an individual consultation with kreuzfahrten.de is worthwhile.
And as far as entertainment and shore excursions are concerned, cruises are as varied as a journey can be. If you do not want 24-hour entertainment, you will surely choose a different ship than the one who expects a selection of great shows, possibly several a day. We are happy to help you in your search for the right ship!