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One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises first set sail in 1965 with a single ship cruising to Mexico. Today, the line has grown to become the third largest cruise line in the world, renowned for innovative ships, an array of onboard options, and an environment of exceptional customer service.
A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess has been awarded ?Best Cruise Line Itineraries? by Recommend magazine for eight consecutive years.
Princess offers approximately 1.3 million passengers the opportunity to escape completely to the world?s most intriguing destinations. Cruise with Princess and you can be sure to experience the best of the Caribbean including 4- to 5-day Caribbean Getaway cruises from Fort Lauderdale.
Princess Cruises, one of the best-known names in North American cruising, is a global cruise and tour company. It operates a fleet of 16 ships on 115 different itineraries traveling to more than 350 destinations around the globe.
Princess itineraries span the globe, with cruises ranging from seven to 107 days in length. Destinations include the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe, Panama Canal, Mexico, South Pacific, South America, Hawaii/Tahiti, Asia, India, Africa, Canada/New England and World Cruises. Princess is one of the leaders in Alaska Cruisetour vacations, and owns five riverside wilderness lodges, plus a fleet of railcars and luxury motorcoaches, which take passengers through the heart of the 49th state. Princess additionally operates cruisetours in China, Australia, Africa, India, Europe, the Canadian Rockies and the eastern United States.
Princess Cruises offers passengers the opportunity to escape completely from the routine by being the consummate host in settings of awe and beauty.
Princess offers a variety of signature programs and features, including Movies Under the Stars poolside screens; The Sanctuary, an adults-only oasis of tranquility; the street caf?atmosphere of the Piazza; and a variety of popular programs such as a unique Chef?s Table dinner.
Throughout your cruise, whether you love activity or crave tranquility, Princess offers everything you could need for a relaxing, rejuvenating retreat, including a wide variety of freshly prepared cuisine and innovative experiences all designed to help you escape completely.
Once you step onboard the choices are all yours ? including what and when to eat.
Fresh, flavorful cuisine cooked with passion and care
At any hour, wherever you go on your Princess ship, their chefs are busy baking, grilling and saut?ng the ingredients of your next meal. Bread and pastries are baked fresh three times a day, and sauces are prepared by hand.
Dining options to match any mood
On tonight's menu' A signature Princess pasta ? served with freshly-prepared sauces. Or perhaps grilled halibut, perfectly complimented by a chilled glass of chardonnay. Another night, it could be homemade Italian pizza by the pool. That's the beauty of dining on a Princess ship ? there's always something to match whatever your mood might be.
Your choice of Anytime or Traditional Dining
A sumptuous variety of dining options awaits you on every voyage. Princess offers you the choice of Traditional Dining with fixed time and seating, or Anytime Dining with the flexibility to dine when and with whom you choose.
? Traditional Dining is the classic cruise experience, allowing you to dine at set times with the same table mates and wait staff each evening.
? Anytime Dining* offers more flexibility, giving you the freedom to dine with whom you choose, anytime between 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. in a selection of elegant, upscale restaurants.
Both options offer menus featuring creatively-prepared appetizers, entrees and desserts that change each day of your voyage - as well as several healthy Lotus Spa selections.
* Not available on Sun, Dawn, and Sea Princess (while in Australia), Ocean, or Pacific Princess.
Variety is the spice of life, especially when it comes to dining. That's why Princess offers several specialty restaurants for you to choose from on every ship, perfect for special occasions.
Sabatini?s captures the heart of Italian cuisine in a truly authentic atmosphere, while The Crown Grill serves premium aged beef and fresh seafood items in a theater-style kitchen. All their specialty restaurants promise an experience you?re sure to remember. *A modest cover charge will apply
Looking for something a bit more casual' Drop by the Piazza-style Atrium and visit the International Caf?for fresh-baked pastries, paninis, and gelato. Or grab a seat in the Vines Wine Bar for an intriguing selection of sushi, tapas and, of course, wine.
Other Casual Dining Options
Enjoy delicious entr?s, salads, sides and desserts in the Horizon Court, or step out by the pool on deck and order a slice of hand-tossed Naples-style pizza, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, or perhaps bratwurst.
For an enchanted evening, dine alfresco style, with Ultimate Balcony Dining ? a romantic, multi-course dinner, served on your balcony by a dedicated waitstaff. Or if you prefer, a refreshing breakfast option is also available.
Find your passion. Take a ScholarShip@Sea? class on cooking, ceramics, photography and more. Shop the Duty-Free Boutiques or log on to the Web with your wireless laptop. For something physical, take an exercise class at the gym, practice your putt on the green, or get a massage at the Lotus Spa?. It's all here, exclusively on Princess.
Select ships feature the inviting Piazza-style grand atrium -- the stunning centerpiece of each ship. The majestic atrium spans several decks and features the International Caf? Vines Wine Bar, a spiral staircase and several glass-walled lifts that provide panoramic overviews of the ship.
There are endless ways to spend the day on a Princess cruise. Even if you never leave the ship during your days in port, you can always find something new to do onboard.
Princess ships offer multiple entertainment venues and performances, allowing you the flexibility to go see a show before or after dinner, or on another night entirely.
Get pampered from head to toe for an hour of bliss or the entire day. Or spend some time limbering up with a personal trainer in their world-class floating gyms.
Cards, Bingo, slots and more! Whether you've got a favorite game or you're just a beginner, everyone is welcome when the chips are down.
Designer brands and duty-free combine for a great shopping experience. Plus, get great Princess promos on jewelry, T-shirts and souvenirs from all your ports of call.
Discover the world of art onboard Princess. Every ship has art experts and world-class caliber artwork to enrich your cruise experience, or perhaps, even to take home.
Youth and Teens
Princess Cruises fully equipped Youth Centers and Teen Lounges are staffed with experienced counselors, ready to entertain kids and teens all day and evening.
Princess Cruises Book Club
The Princess Cruises Book Club offers an opportunity for fascinating literary discussions among passengers.
Princess Cruises Ultimate Ship Tour?
Princess passengers can get an exclusive glimpse at the behind-the-scenes action onboard a Princess ship with the Princess Cruises Ultimate Ship Tour? ? a cruise industry first. Available on all ships except for Pacific Princess and Ocean Princess.
For every preference and budget, there is a stateroom to match on each Princess ship. Ranging from spacious suites to comfortable interiors, here?s an overview of the stateroom options available.
Interior Double: Features two twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed. Other amenities include a refrigerator, hair dryer, TV, closet and bathroom with shower. Approximately 158 to 162 square feet.
Oceanview Double: Includes all the amenities of an Interior Double, plus a picture window, providing added ambience and memorable views. Approximately 146 to 206 square feet.
Deluxe Oceanview: A larger version of an oceanview double stateroom with the same fine amenities including a picture window. Approximately 206 to 217 square feet.
Balcony: Princess pioneered the affordable balcony stateroom, and still offers one of the largest percentages of such accommodations in the industry. Other amenities include a spacious closet, desk and a bathroom with shower. Approximately 214 go 279 square feet, including balcony.
Family Suite: Each suite is actually two self-contained staterooms interconnecting through a large living room which leads to an oversized balcony. Approximately 595 to 606 square feet.
Mini-Suite with Balcony: A mini-suite with balcony is substantially larger than a balcony stateroom. It includes all the amenities of a balcony stateroom and these added luxuries: welcome glass of champagne, separate sitting area, sofa bed, luxury mattress and pillows, two flat panel TVs, a spacious closet, desk, bathroom tub and massage shower head. Approximately 323 square feet, including balcony.
Suite with Balcony: Surrounding you with luxurious accommodations, a spacious suite with balcony includes all the amenities of a min-suite, plus incredible premiums. These include luxury balcony furniture, deluxe canap?, fresh flowers, DVD/CD player, free access to a DVD library, two flat-panel TVs, one complimentary mini-bar set-up, a roomy walk-in closet, upgraded bathrobe and amenities, laundry and professional cleaning services, and web access in the Internet Caf? Approximately 460 to 932 square feet, including balcony.