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Princess Cruises

LA-based Princess Cruises, established in 1965 offers a quality cruising experience at an affordable rate with a focus on providing a good balance between excitement, relaxation, tradition and innovation. The third largest liner in the world carrying over 1.7 million passengers per year.

Princess sails to The Caribbean, Alaska, Mexican Riviera, Hawaii, Canada/New England, Panama Canal, Europe, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, South America, South Pacific.

Are Princess Cruises for me?

Princess Cruises cater to a varied clientele and passengers are aged throughout their 40s, 50s and 60s with a growing number of those in their 30s choosing to cruise with Princess. The mix of tradition and innovation means there is something for everyone including pottery classes, outdoor big screen cinema or formal meals in the Grand Dining room.

The princess does contain a range of facilities for children and families but it is in no sense a family-centric liner and traditionally carries 30-50% less children than Carnival and Royal Caribbean cruises.

Princess Cruises’ Fleet

The fleet consists of 17 ships, which provides customers with a range of cruising options from the more intimate Pacific Princess to the Royal Princess, the largest cruise ship which is able to hold up to 3,600 passengers.

Activities and Attractions

Princess Cruises are known for their romantic activity offerings and were host to the long-running American television series Love Boat.  Couples are able to propose to their prospective fiances via the Engagement Under the Stars package, which includes a personalised proposal video that is played over the giant movie screen.

There is also romantic four-course champagne balcony breakfast for two, starting at just $35USD. Other notable activities include

  • Vegas style shows
  • Extravagant on-deck light shows
  • Three separate kid zones
  • Beauty and spa demonstrations
  • Casinos

Get Insured Before you Cruise

It’s important to get travel insurance, as soon as you put down deposits or pay for your cruise, up to 12 months in advance. Travel insurance doesn’t cost any more if you purchase it earlier, but it does cover you for any cancellations or if you injure yourself prior to your holiday and it inhibits you from going (e.g. breaking your leg prior to a big family cruise).