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Blog Series: There’s a Cruise Line for Everyone – Princess Cruises

Princess cruises are elegant and relaxing affairs. A chance to recharge your batteries while embracing new cultures and experiences. You will enjoy exceptional cuisine prepared by world-renowned chefs, as well as exciting evening entertainment on each and every cruise ship in the 18-strong fleet.

Princess Cruises is an innovative cruise line. They offer guests the perfect mix of fun, excitement, indulgence and relaxation. The fleet has one of the highest percentages of balcony cabins in the industry, across all cabin categories. You will be in control of your holiday experience. You’re able to take advantage of flexible on-board facilities, amenities and services including 24-hour dining in a revolutionary ’round-the-clock’ restaurant, and Anytime Dining. This is where you can eat when and with whom you choose. Add contemporary decor, a sophisticated atmosphere and features like the dramatic over-water SeaWalk® to the mix, and you have a recipe for cruise heaven.


Who are Princess Cruises?

Princess has been sailing around the globe since 1965. They take millions of guests on life-transforming journeys on board a fleet of 18 magnificent ships, to over 380 destinations. In 1965, company founder Stanley B. McDonald chartered Princess Patricia and forms Princess Cruises. It’s first winter season of Mexico cruises started in November. Today they’re owned by the Carnival Corporation & plc. A British-American cruise operator, which also owns P&O Cruises. And is currently the world’s largest travel leisure company, with a combined fleet of over 100 vessels across 10 cruise line brands.

Today, on board, you’ll be immersed in the culture, colors and flavors of the places you’ll visit. With authentic folkloric shows, regional cuisine and enlightening presentations by local experts. On shore, Princess introduces the bucket-list sights you want to see most – as well as hidden jewels not found in travel books. They have award-winning Discovery™ and Animal Planet™ Exclusive shore excursions.

Recommend Magazine awarded  Princess ,“Best Cruise Itineraries” 12 times! See the world in a whole new way – and come back new®.

How many ships do Princess Cruises have?

8 ships across the fleet serve over 1.8 million passengers yearly. Sky Princess arrives in October 2019 and just announced is the Enchanted Princess whose launch date is still to be confirmed.

Where do Princess Cruises sail?

Princess® brings the world closer with voyages to over 380 destinations across more than 100 countries, on all 7 continents. Explore tranquil beaches, visit historic temples, glimpse incredible wildlife and more with award-winning ships and shore excursions. Princess work with locals in each destination to bring you experiences that are authentic, exciting and enriching. They have over 170 unique itineraries ranging from one day to 111 days. These include more than 500 More Ashore late night calls across 98 ports and 70 overnight calls across 16 ports. As well as access to over 100 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

What makes Princess Cruises different?

Princess has ushered in the next wave of vacation travel with MedallionClass Vacations™. This offers you a more effortless and personalized experience than you could ever imagine. MedallionClass is enabled by the OceanMedallion™, a complimentary wearable device that unlocks countless enhancements to the cruise experience. Such as hassle-free embarkation to get you from curbside to poolside in a breeze, beverage delivery on demand using your personal smart device, the Best Wi-Fi at sea! Visit princess.com/ocean-medallion to learn more.

What are Princess cruise ships like?

All Princess cruise ships are designed with comfort and relaxation in mind. They focus on spacious rooms and public areas plus modern features to help you relax and enjoy a wonderful cruise holiday.

There are 18 ships in Princess Cruises’ fleet, two of which are small cruise ships offering a more intimate experience. Every vessel offers exciting on-board entertainment and activities as well as high quality dining. Look forward to an excellent cruise regardless of your chosen ship or where you go.

Younger passengers love Princess too. All Princess cruise ships have clubs on-board for children and teenagers, except for the smaller ship Pacific Princess. Which does run activities when more than 20 children are sailing. This ship is tailored for adults looking for a relaxed cruise holiday to Italy, France, Spain, Miami, Vancouver, Copenhagen and more.

Want to know a little bit more about life on-board? Check out my vlog from our family ship visit to the Caribbean Princess in 2017.

Who goes on a Princess cruise?

Princess Cruises attracts a widespread passenger base. As its ships vary so widely in style and services, choosing carefully is a good idea. The large and mid-sized ships attract broad, multi generational demographics — everyone from solo travellers to family groups will find something they like.

Pacific Princess caters to more mature travellers who want longer itineraries, more offbeat ports of call and fewer family-friendly elements.

What are the dress codes for a Princess cruise?

You should dress for a cruise with Princess the same way you would for any stylish land-based resort.

Casual sportswear, including shorts, lightweight pants and jogging suits, is the order of the day both at sea and ashore in hotter climates.

We recommend you bring a sweater, a jacket or an all-weather coat for cool evenings. And for shore excursions, depending on your destination. Due to unpredictable weather, don’t forget a hat or visor and a collapsible umbrella. Please be sure to bring proper clothing for visits to religious sites. You’ll also want low-heeled, rubber soled shoes for strolling on deck, as well as comfortable walking shoes or sandals to wear.

Princess makes it easy to know what to pack and what to wear when you’re dining on board. There are two designations for dress codes: Smart Casual and Formal.

Smart Casual
Guest attire should be in keeping with what they would wear to a nice restaurant at home.

Skirts/dresses, slacks, and sweaters for ladies
Pants and open-neck shirts for men
Not welcome in the dining rooms are pool or beach attire, shorts, ball caps and casual jeans (with fraying and/or holes). Shoes must be worn.

Formal
On formal nights guests observe the dress code in the Traditional Dining and Anytime Dining venues for the enjoyment of everyone.

Evening gowns and cocktail dresses for women
Tuxedos, dinner jackets or dark suits with a tie for men

Want to learn more about the Princess Cruises experience, or cruising in general? Then get in touch with our reservations team. We’re on hand to answer any additional questions!
enquiries@strawberryholidays.co.uk | 01254 205300

About the Author
I've worked in travel for 13 years. As a marketer I've worked for Thomas Cook, Going Places, Direct Holidays, Gill's Cruises, Virgin Holidays and cruise brands, Cruise118.com, sixstarcruises.co.uk and rivervoyages.com. Strawberry Holidays was born because I LOVE TRAVEL. In the last 5 years my family and I have been to 39 places and 17 countries.