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Cruises with Princess Cruises

With decades of industry experience and over 380 destinations to discover around the globe, Princess Cruises have established themselves as a premium cruise line with affordable prices. A Princess cruise will see you enjoying authentic cuisine, vibrant cultures and luxury service, making it a fantastic option for seasoned cruisers and new travellers.

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Princess Cruises: Life on-board

  • Total cruises 1,161
  • Fleet: 15 Ships
  • Destinations: 29

A cruise is not just about the destinations you'll visit, but also the memories you'll make onboard, and with Princess Cruises your time onboard will be filled with luxury dining, endless activities and time to relax and unwind.

Family

A cruise holiday is a fantastic time to enjoy activities with all the family, and what better way than with Princess Cruises? Establishing themselves as the 'Best Cruise Line for Multi-Generational Family Travel' by Porthole Cruise Magazine in 2018, a Princess cruise is a great way to bring all members of the family together. From family-friendly suites, delectable kids' menus to entertainment that everyone will love, you're guaranteed even the fussiest of travellers will be delighted!

What's more, Princess Cruises offer kids and teen clubs at Camp Discovery, with engaging, age-appropriate activities, allowing the little ones to make friends and new memories while grown up's enjoy their free time.

  • The Treehouse - For kids aged 3 to 7, the Treehouse's forest theme is a vibrant and exciting space for hands-on activities.
  • The Lodge - For kids aged 8 to 12, the Lodge inspires kids to get active in sports as well as relax and socialise.
  • The Beach House - Stylish and relaxing, the Beach House will quickly become every teenager's favourite place to hang out with newfound friends.

Dining

Whenever you dine onboard a Princess Cruises ship, you'll be delighted by fresh food lovingly made to please all cruisers. Princess were awarded "Healthiest Cruise" by Shape Magazine and it's easy to see why - a team of expert chefs use only the best ingredients to create exquisite dishes inspired by the regions you'll visit on your cruise.

Dining can be as casual or formal as you wish thanks to the wide range of eateries. Begin your day with a delicious breakfast, follow up with a room-service lunch and indulge in a gourmet dining experience at dinner. No matter what your preferences or dietary requirements are, Princess Cruises are proud to offer the best options to suit you.

In addition, thanks to Anytime Dining, you'll also be able to eat at a time that suits you between 5.30pm and 10pm. Flexibly choose where and when to dine, though, if you're a fan of the more traditional approach, don't worry - Princess Cruises also offer a first and second seating time in the main dining room.

Princess Cruises specialty dining venues:

  • SHARE by Curtis Stone
  • The Salty Dog Gastropub
  • Sabatini's Italian Trattoria
  • Harmony
  • Bistro Sur La Mer
  • Crown Grill
  • Sterling Steakhouse
  • Chef's Table
  • Kai Sushi
  • Bayou Cafe

Entertainment

When night falls, the fun just gets better and better! Be dazzled by one-of-a-kind theatre productions such as Rock Opera and 5-Skies, be enchanted by mind-blowing illusions in Magic to Do, and test your singing skills on the Voice of the Ocean. Like your evenings to be a little more laidback? Discover the extensive art galleries across the Princess fleet where you can get immersed in art history and even bid on your favourite pieces. Alternatively, simply find a seat at one of the many bars and lounges and enjoy your favourite drink just the way you like it.

Other night-time activities include:

  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Stand up comedy
  • Jim Henson's Inspired Silliness
  • Musicals such as Fiera, Fantastic Journey, Born to Dance and Encore

Recreation

No matter where you are onboard, you'll never be too far from the talents of live musicians. From string quartets to mariachi bands, there are numerous chances to get your toes tapping and hips moving. Looking for something educational? Discovery at SEA hosts enriching presentations from destination experts, providing fantastic insight into the places you'll visit on your Princess cruise.

Other daytime activities include:

  • Escape Room
  • Culinary classes and wine tastings
  • Destination themed activities
  • Casino games
  • Ship tours
  • Shopping

Keen to stay active? At the state of the art Lotus Spa fitness centres you'll be able to jog and spin your way to wellness, all with the sweeping ocean views in front of you. You can also make the most of the brilliant sunshine at the outdoor jogging track, or join friends at a yoga, zumba or tai chi class.

When it's time to wind down after a day of exploring onshore (or just to treat yourself!), head to the Lotus Spa. With a variety of treatments on offer, from hot stone massages to manicures, you'll feel rejuvenated and ready for a whole new day of activities.

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Princess Cruises Ships

Built to travel the world in comfort and style, every Princess ship boasts stunning features, luxurious cabins and ocean views that will stay with you forever.

Princess Cruises ship classes explained

  • Grand Big ships with plenty of space for entertainment, dining and relaxing.

  • Royal The largest ships in the fleet boasting all the latest innovations.

  • Coral Mid-sized ships built specifically to navigate the Panama Canal.

Princess Cruises Highlights

Princess Cruises Destinations

Princess Cruises offer itineraries across all 7 continents, offering expedition cruises, world cruises and even quick getaways. From the impressive glaciers of Alaska to the sun-soaked sands of the Caribbean, you'll find the perfect itinerary for you.

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Top FAQs

  • No, all Princess Cruises excursions come at an additional price.

  • With over 350 accessible cabins across the fleet, as well as wider corridors and doorways throughout the ships, Princess Cruises are able to cater for disabled guests. Assistance dogs are also welcome onboard. Guests who require further assistance can request ADA compliance kits.

  • Guests can expect a relaxed dress code with casual attire being worn during the day, and smart casual attire at mealtimes (no shorts, caps, scruffy jeans or beachwear). Formal nights require gowns and cocktail dresses, and suits or tuxedos.

  • Yes, regular Princess Cruises guests are encouraged to join the Captain's Circle loyalty club . Depending on how many times you cruise, members will get all kinds of benefits from the Captain's Circle magazine, to complimentary wine tasting.

  • In addition to the formal nights, Princess Cruises sometimes host other themed nights during cruises. These include the Country & Western Party, an Island Night party, and Princess Pop Star karaoke party for all those budding singers.

Dining

  • Dietary needs such as vegetarian, kosher, low sodium, ceoliac, and diabetic-friendly can all be accomodated by Princess Cruises. Guests with these requirements should make their cruise consultant aware at least 35 days before cruises in the Americas, and 65 days before cruises in all other areas. When onboard, guests are advised to reiterate their needs to the Maitre D'.

  • Yes, tea and non-speciality coffee is included in the cruise fare.

  • Guests on a vegan or vegetarian diet are advised to inform their cruise consultant at the time of booking, and then mention it again to the Maitre D' when onboard. There are many vegetarian options available - especially at the buffet - but fewer vegan options.

  • Complimentary room service is available 24 hours a day, however the offerings are moderate. Expect things like club sandwiches, soups, salads, and pub-style hot meals like lasagne and burgers.

  • Room service is open 24 hours a day, as is the popular International Café. This latter option offers things like salads and paninis.

Family

  • Children aged between 3 and 17 can participate in Camp Discovery, which provides clubs for kids. Divided into age groups, each club area offers fun and safe games and activities.

  • Yes, complimentary jars of baby food are available onboard, as are freshly pureed fruit, vegetables, and rice in most restaurants. Simply speak to staff onboard for assistance with this.

  • Children between 6 months and 2 years may participate at Camp Discovery as long as they are supervised by a parent.

  • The main dining room has a kid's menu full of tasty and nutritious meals, but not only this, kid's have the chance to dine parent-free with the Princess Youth Staff. Mini-cruisers can go along to pizza and ice cream parties and attend kids-only and teens-only dinners.

  • Yes it is possible to bring a pram onboard, however please inform your cruise consultant of this when booking.

Princess Cruises Covid-19 safety measures

Vaccination and Testing Requirements

Given the advanced progress of the UK vaccination programme and strong expressed preference on the part of our guests for this limited series of UK coastal cruises these cruises will be for UK resident, COVID-19 vaccinated guests only. For these cruises the definition of “vaccinated” is a minimum of fourteen days following the second dose of the currently approved COVID-19 vaccines being administered or 14 days following the recently approved single-dose Janssen COVID-19 vaccine being administered. Proof of vaccination and the dates given will be required (approved forms of evidence will be confirmed closer to time of departure) and this will be required to be shown at the terminal prior to boarding. Failure to provide this evidence will result in denial of boarding. There is no age restriction on this series of UK coastal cruises but all guests of all ages must meet the requirements of the COVID-19 vaccination policy.

Further detail around requirements specific to your cruise will be provided to you prior to departure and can be checked on the cruise line pages here.

Health and Safety Procedures

Crew

From strict testing and quarantine before boarding to regular testing once they are onboard, all Princess Cruises' crew are required to follow stringent health and safety protocols.

Onboard

To keep guests and crew safe, social distancing will be required onboard. This will be done through managing timings and group sizes onboard, at check-in and embarkation. There will also be enhanced cleaning measures, including more frequent sanitation of high touch points.

Face Masks

Princess Cruises strongly recommends that all guests wear face masks in indoor public areas. All guests must wear face masks in the lifts and designated indoor public areas, all shops and the casino, except when eating and drinking. In the main restaurants and buffet restaurant area, and occasionally in other areas where a large number of guests are present, passengers must wear face masks before taking their seats. Face masks are mandatory during embarkation and disembarkation at the terminal and should also be worn during the debarkation process on board. Masks may also be mandatory during shore excursions. Here, the individual countries in which the shore excursion takes place decide. Passengers will be informed of this in advance onboard.

Medical

Princess Cruises' medical crew are trained to deal with coronavirus. Should anyone develop treatment they will receive screening and treatment during the cruise.

Excursions and Going Ashore

On UK staycation cruises, guests who are fully vaccinated are able to go ashore indepedently.

Please see the itinerary page for exact details that apply to your sailing.

Passport and Insurance Requirements

Insurance

Princess Cruises' guests must have travel insurance which includes:

  • a minimum of £2 million medical and repatriation cover
  • emergency evacuation cover
  • medical expenses cover related to Covid-19

Passports

Even for sailings which do not leave British waters, all guests must have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity to travel.

Please see the itinerary page for exact details that apply to your sailing.

Cancellations and FCC Vouchers

Cancelled Cruises

All Princess Cruises' sailings are cancelled through 14th May 2021. The following cancellations are also in place:

  • Diamond Princess Cruises including Japan through 8th November 2021
  • Cruises from Seattle through 27th June 2021
  • Cruises from Los Angeles, Ft. Lauderdale and Rome through 30th June 2021
  • 2021 Europe Cruises to and from Southampton through 25th September 2021. Sky Princess and Regal Princess will be offering UK cruises this summer.
  • 2021 Cruises to/from Vancouver (Gulf of Alaska Cruises, Alaska Cruisetours and Pacific Coastals)
  • 2021 Canada & New England Cruise from Southampton
  • Cancellations Related to the Sale of Pacific Princess
  • California Coast and Mexico sailings on Ruby Princess through 21st August 2021
  • Caribbean sailings on Caribbean Princess through 21st August 2021
  • Remaining 2021 Mediterranean season on Enchanted Princess
  • Roundtrip Seattle cruises to Alaska sailing on Majestic Princess through 18th July 2021 and Emerald Princess through 18th September 2021
  • Emerald Princess cruise on 25th September 2021
  • Caribbean Princess on 20th November 2021
  • Ruby Princess sailings from Los Angeles from August through September 2021
  • Ruby Princess on 17th October 2021
  • Island Princess Europe sailings from October through November 2021. This ship's 2021/2022 South America season and 2022 world cruise are also cancelled.
  • Emerald Princess December 2021 to March 2022 season

If affected, we will be in touch soon with details on your options.

Future Cruise Credit

Guests can choose a future cruise credit (FCC) equivalent to 100% of the cruise fare paid plus an additional non-refundable bonus FCC equal to 10% of the cruise fare paid (minimum £25).

The cruise line have also added a Covid-19 Protection Programme. Should a guest test positive for Covid-19 within 30 days of departure, or who may be denied boarding for other covid-related reasons, they will be given an FCC for 100% of the cancellation fees, plus a refund for all additional monies recieved. If onboard, the guest will recieve an FCC worth 100% of the per-day cruise fare for the days missed and refundable credit for any missed pre-paid onboard and shore experiences.

These offers apply only to the cruise element of bookings where PlanetCruise.com are the tour operator of the holiday.

Flexible Booking Terms


Book with Confidence- for Princess Cruises bookings made up to and including 31st December 2021 departing through 30th April 2022 you can cancel up to 30 days before sailing. You will receive any cancellation fees in the form of Future Cruise Credit which can be used on any sailing made by or sailed by 31st December 2022.

T&Cs apply - please see the itinerary page for details


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