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Everything To Know About Princess Cruise Line
April 12, 2024

UPDATED 2024. Here at Get Away Today, we love setting sail to explore the world and Princess Cruises are no exception! If you’re ready to see tropical locations and far off destinations, Princess Cruise Line is the perfect place to start.

When step aboard a Princess cruise, you’ll experience a destination that in itself including:
  • MedallionClass® experience for everyone
  • Broadway-style shows, comedy acts and bands
  • Comfortable staterooms featuring the Princess Luxury Bed
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Princess Cruise Line Quick Look

Princess Cruises are the recipients of many awards like “Best Cruise Line for the Money” and “Best Cruise Line Itineraries”. But here are a few more things to note about Princess:
  • Seventeen ships in the fleet
  • Four different classes (Coral, Grand, Royal and Sphere) add plenty of options
  • Worldwide destinations and very popular for Alaska, Asia, Australia and more
  • Select Caribbean itineraries include a stop at the private island, Princess Cay

Princess Cruise Line Ships and Classes

There are so many Princess Cruise Line ships, but with four distinct classes it’s easier to break down your choices. Let’s take a look at each of them in more detail.

Princess Cruise Coral Class

Excel is the newest class of Princess Cruise Line ships and also boasts the newest ships with fresh amenities, more dining and entertainment options and even the first roller coaster on a cruise ship!
  • Coral Princess (2002)
  • Island Princess (2003)
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Princess Cruise Line Grand Class

The Grand Class is known for its relaxing, slower pace. These ships have smaller, more intimate spaces aboard with the essential, almost classic elements of cruising.
  • Grand Princess (1998)
  • Diamond Princess (2004)
  • Sapphire Princess (2004)
  • Caribbean Princess (2004)
  • Crown Princess (2006)
  • Emerald Princess (2007)
  • Ruby Princess (2008)

Princess Cruise Line Royal Class

The Royal Class is known for being a bit more spacious in every way with more cabin room space, more onboard dining options and beautiful spas on each ship.
  • Royal Princess (2013)
  • Regal Princess (2014)
  • Majestic Princess (2017)
  • Sky Princess (2019)
  • Enchanted Princess (2020)
  • Discovery Princess (2022)

Princess Cruise Line Sphere Class

The Sphere Class hosts the largest ships ever built for Princess at 175,500 tons and carrying 4,300 guests. Some of the newest features include The Dome, a transformational entertainment Princess Arena, and a majestic dining room positioned aft of the ship to deliver unforgettable wake views.
  • Sun Princess (2024)
  • Star Princess (2025)

Princess Cabins and Suites

There are a variety of staterooms available on Princess Cruises depending on the ship and class you sail:
  • Interior
  • Premium Oceanview
  • Balcony
  • Deluxe Balcony
  • Mini Suites (Reserve Collection)
  • Suites

Please note that not every stateroom type is available on every ship. Let’s take a closer look at each of the staterooms and what they offer.

Princess Cruise Line Interior Stateroom

The most affordable option, featuring two twin beds or a queen-size bed. Other amenities include a refrigerator, hair dryer, TV, closet and bathroom with shower.
  • Sleeps up to two
  • Approx. 158 to 162 sq ft.
  • One queen or two twins
  • Refrigerator
  • Flat-panel television
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • 100% cotton, high-thread count linens
  • Spacious closet
  • Desk with chair
  • Hair dryer & bathroom amenities
  • Digital security safe

Princess Cruise Line Ocean View Stateroom

Enjoy the added benefit of a view of the ocean from either a picture window or porthole that brings in natural light. This stateroom includes all the amenities of an interior room.
  • Sleeps up to two
  • Approx. 146 to 206 sq. ft.
  • One queen or two twins
  • Refrigerator
  • Flat-panel television
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • 100% cotton, high-thread count linens
  • Spacious closet
  • Desk with chair
  • Hair dryer & bathroom amenities
  • Digital security safe

Princess Cruise Line Balcony Stateroom

This impressive stateroom offers the added indulgence of a balcony and gives you more space than a standard stateroom. Enjoy your own private outdoor space with a table, two chairs, and a relaxing view of the inspiring scenery surrounding you, whether a beautiful sunset over the ocean or a new city to explore. It’s also perfect to enjoy cocktails before dinner or a leisurely breakfast.
  • Approx. 214 to 222 sq. ft., including balcony
  • Balcony with 2 chairs and table
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Sleeps up to two
  • One queen or two twins
  • Refrigerator
  • Flat-panel television
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • 100% cotton, high-thread count linens
  • Spacious closet
  • Desk with chair
  • Hair dryer & bathroom amenities
  • Digital security safe
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Princess Cruise Line Suite

Surrounding you with deluxe accommodations, a spacious Suite with balcony (with most suites) includes all the amenities of a Reserve Collection Mini-Suite, plus incredible premiums. Enjoy more living space, a sofa bed and separate seating areas, and wonderfully enhanced amenities that range from priority embarkation and disembarkation to a complimentary mini-bar setup in suite and so much more.
  • Sleeps up to two
  • One queen or two twins
  • Approx. 460 to 932 sq. ft., including balcony
  • Luxury balcony furniture including 2 loungers, 4 chairs, table and ottoman
  • 2 floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Separate sitting area with sofa bed, chair and 2 tables
  • One complimentary mini-bar setup and free daily bottled water
  • Spacious closet
  • Complimentary laundry and professional cleaning services
  • Complimentary Specialty Dining Dinner on embarkation evening on select sailings
  • Priority specialty dining and shore excursion reservation
  • Priority disembarkation at tender ports
  • Refrigerator
  • Two flat-panel televisions
  • Private bathroom with tub and separate shower
  • 100% cotton, high-thread count linens
  • Desk with chair
  • Hair dryer & fine bathroom amenities
  • Digital security safe

Princess Cruise Line Dining

Princess offers Personalized Dining so you're in control. Fit in a formal dinner before a show. Explore the possibilities of our casual eateries whenever it works for you. Use OceanNow® to order a burger and beer that finds you while watching Movies Under the Stars®. Make reservations so you can make the most of mealtime with more options to enjoy and less waiting.

Below we’re listing some of our favorite dining choices so you can sample all the foodie finds.

Get Away Today’s favorite free dining on Princess Cruises:

  • World Fresh Marketplace or Horizon Court, you'll find easy (and easy-to-please) dining any time of day – breakfast, lunch or dinner.
  • The Pastry Shop in Horizon Court, World Fresh Marketplace and Amuleto. Cookies, pies, cakes, pastries … not to mention desserts that are a revelation in themselves. They’re too tempting to resist, aboard the Princess Cruise line.
  • Top-Deck Pizza by the Slice serves Neapolitan-style pizza that is hand-tossed and freshly baked right on deck.
  • Fresh food fast – right on deck. Enjoy a juicy cheeseburger, perhaps a brat with sauerkraut, or even a grilled chicken sandwich and other cruise food daily specials.

Each Princess Cruise ship is outfitted with tons of included dining spots (including unlimited free, soft serve ice cream) in addition to optional, paid dining experiences. Be sure to check your ship for the exact dining options available, but one thing is for sure—you won’t go home hungry.

They also offer various beverage packages to enhance your cruise.
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Princess Cruise Line Entertainment

When it comes to entertainment, Princess Cruises is ready for you! You can participate in as many or as little as you’d like. From sunup to well past sundown, there’s something for everyone.
  • Live shows like Rock Opera, Fiera, Encore and more
  • Live musical entertainment, like “I Love This Party!”, Spotlight Bar and more depending on the ship
  • Live game shows like Deal or No Deal andVoice of the Ocean
  • Magicians, Comedians, and Street Entertainers
  • Casinos
  • Wine Tastings
  • Mini Golf and sports courts
  • Pools and hot tubs
  • Shopping and so much more
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Princess Cruise Line Camp Discovery

In partnership with Discovery™, Princess has developed engaging new youth programming and wonder-filled centers designed for even the youngest guests.

Places for young explorers to learn about the world and discover new interests. Invitations to meet new friends and enjoy memorable experiences while sailing.

Ages 6 months to 2 years

Princess welcomes babies, toddlers and preschoolers to the world of cruising with services and amenities that make life easier for their families as well. These young guests are welcome in Camp Discovery when accompanied by a parent. Mini-Suites and Full Suites offer full-sized bathtubs, and wash bins for showers are available. Staterooms with balconies are perfect for naptime. You can request high chairs, booster seats and cribs. We also provide complimentary jarred baby food. And fresh, pureed foods (fruits, veggies and rice) are available in the main dining room, specialty restaurants, and Horizon Court or World Fresh Marketplace.

The Treehouse — Ages 3-7

This bright, whimsical, forest-themed center for children features hands-on activities and programs surrounded by captivating creatures.
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The Lodge — Ages 8-12

Inspired by the great outdoors, this cozy center is filled with sports activities and comfortable places for kids to explore, hang out and lounge.
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The Beach House — Ages 13-17

This contemporary beach-themed lounge is "the" place for teens to hang out, socialize and connect. Teens can also participate in activities just for them like competitions, dance classes and movie nights.

Princess also hosts Rock the Boat Party. It’s the occasion to dress up, stroll down the red carpet and flash your VIP badge, then enjoy an evening of mocktails, awards and celebrating with your friends.

Book Your Princess Cruise Line Vacation

Now that you know almost everything about stepping aboard a Princess Cruise, let us help take you there! We can help narrow down which dates and itinerary options are best for you. Our agents are waiting to help at 877-510-2929 or you can browse cruise vacations online. Remember, when you book with Get Away Today, you lock-in the lowest prices, plus you get access to our exclusive specials.

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