There are a few words which are generally included in any description of a Princess cruise: elegance, romance and innovation. The line has long been associated with sweethearts due to its stint as a setting for the popular “Love Boat” TV series, but that’s not the only reason this global cruise line has built a reputation for providing top-notch yet affordable cruise holidays which are perfectly suited to couples, while still appealing to all.
Princess has an array of beautiful ships, in a range of sizes to suit all kinds of cruise itineraries. Clean, bright, and modern, they are known for their refined vibe and fun, educational activities. The following is the section of the fleet which graces the South Pacific waters on a regular basis:
• Sea Princess - A mid-sized ship, the Sea Princess offers traditional sea voyages from Sydney and Brisbane.
• Majestic Princess - This modern new-build ship has all the classic Princess features and more. You can get on board in Sydney.
• Sun Princess - A friendly Aussie favourite with famously great service, the Sun Princess cruises regularly from Fremantle and Sydney.
• Golden Princess - This sizeable Princess ship offers all kinds of entertainment, and sets sail from Melbourne on the regular.
Service and amenities
You’ll be lacking no creature comforts on board a Princess ship! The staterooms, which range from inside and quad cabins to luxurious suites, are stocked with toiletries, equipped with luxury beds, and benefit from 24-hour room service. You’ll even find a chocolate on your turned-down pillow! Ships boast a spa facility, a fitness centre, and many more amenities to meet all your wellness desires.
The staff and crew on any Princess ship are experienced in catering to the needs and wants of valued passengers. Particularly on the smaller vessels, expect friendly and personalised service with a smile.
Dine like a Princess
While the dining experiences and options vary widely from ship to ship in the Princess fleet, there are a few classic restaurants and favourite eateries which feature widely across the different ships.
Included in your cruise fare is an elegant main restaurant and a varied buffet, along with smaller eateries such as pastries at the International Cafe, famously delicious pizzerias, and casual bites on deck like pizzas and hot dogs. Anytime Dining and Traditional Dining work together to give passengers a choice in how their evenings go.
Princess is also known for innovative and exceptional specialty restaurants. This includes the relatively new SHARE by Curtis Stone, a collaboration which delivers not only exquisite dishes but a fantastic, communal mealtime experience. From Sabatini’s Italian to Kai Sushi, Princess ships are a treasure trove of restaurants that offer a memorable night out.
The evening entertainment onboard is of course centred around Broadway-caliber shows, many of which are created exclusively for the line by Grammy and Oscar-winning composer Stephen Schwartz. Princess ships also have plenty of spaces for a low-key night out, with bars and lounges which facilitate socialising and often host live music.
During the day, cruisers can take advantage of the Princess commitment to offering some of the best enrichment activities at sea. Teaming up with onshore media and educational organisations, they have created programs like Discovery at Sea, Festivals of the World and many more, offering classes, seminars and activities to complement the typical cruise staples: pool, gym, quizzes, trivia and culinary demonstrations, to name just a few.
A Princess cruise is a fantastic choice for anyone, whether they be new to cruising or a veteran oceangoing holidaymaker. Get onboard!