Princess Cruises, founded in 1965 as "the little cruise line that could“, is now a cruise industry giant, taking people to top destinations all over the world. Be it a laid-back domestic around Australia; a sail to the vanilla plantations of Raiatea in the South Pacific or an exploration of the tranquil shores and bustling boulevards of Asia – Princess Cruises has the itinerary to suit.
Wherever your Princess cruise holiday takes you, you will come back refreshed and enlightened. Onboard activities like “Discovery at Sea” and “Movies Under the Stars” or cabin amenities like the “Princess Luxury Bed” are bound to keep you occupied and comfortable during the days at sea. “Anytime Dining”, a Princess Cruises innovation, will make for relaxed cruising.
To add to the comfort of your cruise holiday, some Princess Cruises ships are based in Australia and some relocate Down Under depending on the season.
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Cruising with Princess is like being at a stylish resort, you will want to look your best. Days are pretty relaxed, so you are welcome to wear whatever you feel comfortable in. There are only two guidelines you are asked to observe when dressing for dinner. Smart casual attire is called for on ordinary evenings, so slacks, skirts, dresses, blouses, collared or dress shirts – whatever you’d wear to a nice restaurant on land. Formal evenings, of which there will be a few, depending on the duration of your cruise, require guests to dress accordingly: evening/cocktail dresses, smart suits, Tuxedo, slacks and a dinner jacket.
Onboard payments are made with your personal OceanMedallion, which will either be sent to you via mail or given during check-in.
Princess Cruises’ brand new Dine My Way concept means you can customize your dining times for every day, be it in the main dining room or at a specialty restaurant. There are plenty of eateries that are included in the price of your cruise holiday, like the main dining rooms, the 24-hour International Cafe, Alfredo’s Pizzeria or the Pastry Shop. Whether celebrating a special occasion or just treating yourself to a beautiful meal, select one of the specialty restaurants that come at an extra cost but are well worth it. Go with the Crown Grill for the finest steaks and premium seafood or check out Sabatini’s for award-winning Italian, treat yourself to the exclusive Chef’s Table experience and much more.
All ships offer a great array of entertainment, from dazzling stage sets to lavish production shows, all performed by professionals from around the world. Enjoy Broadway-caliber productions like ‘Rock Opera’ and ‘The Secret Silk’ or check out the Voice of the Ocean – a spin on the TV show. Movies Under the Stars brings you all the latest blockbusters and classics. There are also magicians and illusionists, comedy shows, street entertainers in the Piazza and live music to satisfy all tastes.
Discovery at Sea is an enrichment programme created together with Discovery™. Take part in Festivals of the World celebrations and activities, cooking demonstrations and wine tastings. Casinos, art galleries and courses, shopping, dance classes, golf and the Princess Book Club are also on offer.
Princess Cruises ‘Come Back New’ motto is supported by the numerous mind and body rejuvenation possibilities on board. Check out the Lotus Spa Fitness Centre that offers a well-equipped gym as well as a range of classes like spinning, open-air Zumba, Yoga on deck and Tai Chi or the jogging track right above the waves. The adult-only Sanctuary – a spa-inspired deck is provided for some grown-up R&R, including open-air massages. The Lotus Spa‘s menu is filled with treatments like aroma stone therapy massages and detoxifying ocean wraps, while the onboard Salon offers beautiful manicures, pedicures and much more.
Sleeping well is part of rejuvenation. Princess’ collaboration with a sleep expert has paid off, the award-winning Princess Luxury Bed was named the Best Cruise Ship Bed by Cruise Critic.
The cruise line has paired up with Discovery™ and Animal Planet™ to bring you unique and innovative experiences: exclusive shore tours, stargazing on the top deck or at the indoor planetarium, local animal meet-and-greet sessions and more. Camp Discovery is divided according to age groups: the Tree House for ages 3 to 7, the Lodge for kids 8 to 12 and the Beach House for teens aged 13-17.
Eating as a family is easy – try something from the kids’ menus at the Main Dining Rooms, or place an individual order at one of the specialty eateries. Big families have a couple of different accommodation possibilities: Mini-Suites, Suites or Family Suites that are made up of inter-connecting rooms and sleep up to 8 people.
When it comes to inclusions, Princess Cruises follows a standard cruise line model. This is what you can expect to be included in the price of your cruise holiday: