There are many ways to travel, but no one helps you truly discover the world’s great destinations, its best-kept secrets, and the soul of its people, like Princess Cruises® – the Destination Leader.
Princess has been sailing around the globe since 1965, taking millions of guests on life-transforming journeys on board a fleet of 18 magnificent ships, to over 380 destinations. 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 – with our award-winning Discovery™ and Animal Planet™ Exclusive shore excursions.
And now, Princess has ushered in the next wave of vacation travel with MedallionClass Vacations™, which offer 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 like 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, that lets you stream, text and share your memories, and so much more! Visit princess.com/ocean-medallion to learn more.
Enjoy an array of signature features throughout each cruise, from world-class cuisine by award-winning chefs to live production shows created by Broadway legends, to a true Princess original experience – enjoying a Hollywood film while relaxing poolside, with Movies Under the Stars®. There are also a variety of ways to rejuvenate body and mind, from the Lotus Spa® to the Sanctuary – a tranquil retreat reserved just for adults, and when the night ends, luxuriate in the ultimate night of sleep with the Princess Luxury Bed, awarded Best Cruise Ship Bed by Cruise Critic.
Discover why Princess has been awarded “Best Cruise Itineraries” 12 times by Recommend Magazine; see the world in a whole new way – and come back new®.
In addition to incorporating a wide range of choices, vessels in the Princess fleet are specifically designed to provide the ultimate in affordable luxury, with an emphasis on “big ship choice with small ship feel.” No matter the size of the ship, public spaces are designed to feel intimate and are decorated in a contemporary style, allowing passengers to enjoy themselves in an informal, relaxed onboard atmosphere that mirrors today’s lifestyles.
The company has also long been the leader in building ships specifically designed to accommodate an extensive number of the most sought-after shipboard luxury — the private balcony. In the mid-1980s Princess pioneered the concept of the affordable veranda, once an exclusive feature incorporated in only the most expensive suites. Today, Princess’ fleet offers one of the highest percentages of balcony cabins in the industry, across all cabin categories.
The physical design and decor of the ships, coupled with Princess’ hallmark service excellence, creates an onboard atmosphere of relaxed luxury in which passengers can enjoy their perfect vacation experience.
Building on past success, Princess is continually evolving to meet the needs of the today’s vacationer. In the mid-1990s the company pioneered the concept of putting passengers in control of their own cruise experience with the introduction of its Sun-class ships. These revolutionary vessels gave passengers the freedom to choose from a wide range of flexible onboard facilities, amenities and services in order to create a personal vacation experience that takes the regimentation out of the cruise experience and suits each passenger’s own needs and preferences.
Today, the line’s emphasis on choice is apparent across the fleet, with each vessel offering its own unique version of a host of multiple dining options and locations; flexible and varied entertainment selections; renowned customer service; and a full complement of onboard activities including a variety of [email protected] enrichment classes featuring computer training, ceramics, culinary arts, finance and photography. Some vessels even sport a giant Times Square-style “Movies Under the Stars” LED screen showing poolside movies and concerts. Often imitated but never duplicated, the Princess concept of cruise vacation customization has since been adopted as the touchstone of new ship design for the entire cruise industry.
As befits the cruise line that starred in “The Love Boat,” Princess continues to emphasize romance with a variety of special onboard features designed to help couples celebrate their love. Princess was the first ” and is still currently the only ” major North American cruise line on which passengers can be wed at sea by the ship’s captain. In addition, the line regularly hosts vow renewal ceremonies, anniversaries and even dramatic marriage proposals with the unique “Engagement Under the Stars” program for passengers who want to “pop the question” on the ship’s 300-square-foot LED Movies Under the Stars screen. Special room service packages help passengers enjoy time alone together with all the ingredients for a romantic evening.
Princess Cruises is part of Carnival Corporation (NYSE: CCL and CUK), one of the largest vacation companies in the world.
Princess’ philosophy of choice is also reflected in its sailing schedule. Offering voyages to more worldwide cruise destinations than any other major line, Princess has nearly 100 itineraries ranging from seven to 102 days. The line sails to all seven continents and calls at approximately 280 ports around the world. Princess passengers can enhance their cruise experience through the Adventures Ashore® program featuring more than 2,000 in-port excursions worldwide, and the company’s expanding cruise tour offerings enable passengers to combine their cruise with a full land tour. Destinations include the Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal, Europe, Mexican Riviera, South America, Australia/New Zealand, South Pacific, Hawaii, Tahiti/French Polynesia, Asia, India, Africa, Canada/New England, Antarctica and world cruises.
Having led the way in Gulf of Alaska cruising, Princess maintains a strong presence in Alaska. Through its Seattle-based Princess Tours division, the company operates a wide variety of spectacular land and sea experiences in the majestic “Land of the Midnight Sun.” The largest cruise and tour operator in the state, Princess operates as many as eight cruise ships, five riverside wilderness lodges, luxury Princess Rail domed rail cars, and a fleet of deluxe motor coaches; allowing cruise passengers to connect seamlessly to a landside tour and experience several distinctly unique facets of the Alaska wilderness in a single trip.