Princess Cruise Line’s claim to fame began when it appeared in the 1977 hit television show, “The Love Boat.” Princess Cruise Lines blends indoor and outdoor amenities with style. Ships feature multiple pools and hot tubs, adult-only sun decks, plenty of fitness facilities, and spacious accommodations. At night, guests can watch movies under the stars while enjoying free complimentary popcorn.

 

Rank Chart
Price
Total Ships
Our Score
#1
$149
3,652
7.5
#2
$91
6,296
7.4
#3
$279
4,248
7.0
#5
princess
$349
3,560
6.5

The Good

Plenty of nighttime entertainment options are available. Live bands play at 3 separate show times in the indoor lounges and bars. Strolling performers entertain guests at the Piazza. Diners can enjoy magicians, sword-swallowers, and guitarists while sampling vintage wines and dining on gourmet meals.

Even though certain ships can host over 3,000 passengers, the atmosphere never feels crowded or cramped. The friendly and professional staff are always ready to assist the needs of traveling guests. Accommodations are spacious and guests are sure to appreciate the luxurious amenities. Princess Cruise Lines feature the best facilities for persons with disabilities.

At least 2 or more formal nights are required on board for cruises lasting 7 days or longer. The rest of the time, the dress code is casual. Specialty restaurants require slacks, suits, and dresses when dining. Be sure to pack accordingly. There are also a number of destinations to choose from when traveling with Princess Cruises, which include:

  • Alaska
  • Asia
  • India
  • Africa
  • Australia and New Zealand
  • California and Pacific Coast
  • Canada and New England
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Hawaii
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Panama Canal
  • South America
  • Tahiti
  • South Pacific

There are plenty of activities for kids and teenagers to enjoy. Programs for both are available. Kids and teens can compete against each other in many sports competitions. There are plenty of pools. Kids will never get bored when sailing Princess Cruise Lines. Also standard on all ships for adults to enjoy include:

  • Your choice of Anytime or Traditional Dining
  • The Piazza
  • Casino
  • Boutiques
  • Art Auctions
  • Lotus Spa

Guests can choose traditional dining times with prearranged scheduling and seating or anytime dining, which allows for flexible dining at any restaurant until 10 p.m. Princess Cruises contain a wide selection of tasty cuisine to choose from. Options include Italian, Cajun-Creole, steaks and seafood, and Japanese Cuisine.

The Bad

Cover charges apply at specialty restaurants. You will want to make reservations prior to boarding, especially if you want to dine on a formal night. Princess also provides a five-course private balcony stateroom dinner and a Champagne balcony brunch for an additional fee. Exclusive meals at the Chef’s Table cost $95 per person.

With so many cruise ships and destinations to choose form, one would think that there would be more specialty cruises available. Princess only offers two unique featured trips which include:

  • 7 Days From Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy to Barcelona, Spain from $498 per person
  • 10 Days From Fairbanks to Vancouver, British Columbia $898-$4000 per person

Long lines are normal on Princess Cruise Lines. Since the ships are very large, it is easy to get lost aboard the ship. Offshore excursions are not included in the price of the cruise. Be aware that not all activities are included in the price of your cruise.

The Bottom Line

Princess Cruise Lines is perfect for travelers of all ages. There is plenty of activities for children and teenagers to enjoy. Persons with disabilities will find Princess Cruise Lines to be the best fit for their unique medical needs.

Adults can relax kid-free on specific areas of the ship. Prices are affordable for any budget. Packages and special offers are available online.

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Audience & Convenience

  • Princess Cruises appeals to travelers of all ages.
  • Cruises last anywhere from 1-113 days and are available year round.
Destinations for 2015 and 2016

Alaska, Asia, India, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, California and Pacific Coast, Canada and New England, Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, Japan, Mexico, Panama Canal, South America, Tahiti, and the South Pacific.

Transportation services from airports to the ports

  • Transfers are available for purchase.

Safety

Do they have any security?

  • Yes

How do they prevent theft?

  • All crime is reported to local authorities.
  • Personal Property can be protected through travel insurance.

What precautions do they take for disease prevention? None

Vacation Protection
  • Princess Cruise Lines provides travel protection for unforeseen circumstances.

Price

Featured Cruise Trips

  • 7 Days From Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy to Barcelona, Spain from $498 per person
  • 10 Days From Fairbanks to Vancouver, British Columbia $898-$4000 per person.

Activities/Services

Standard on all their cruise ships

  • Your choice of Anytime or Traditional Dining
  • The Piazza
  • Casino
  • Boutiques
  • Art Auctions
  • Lotus Spa

What services/activities are unique?

  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Production Shows
  • Tribute Bands
  • Dancing, Karaoke & Comedy
  • Parties
  • Bars & Lounges
  • Enrichment Lectures
  • Poolside Activities
  • Library
  • Sports

Service Fees

Do any of the services on the boat cost?

  • Offshore Excursions
  • Internet Access

Contact Information

Call: 1-800-774-6237

 

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    July 7th, 2015 Dayton, OH

    We love Princess and have a cruise planned for Fall, 2015. We cruised three times on Princess and feel the service and amenities are great. Never had a bad experience.

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