Princess Cruise Line Overview

Over the years, people have come to expect the world of Princess. And that is exactly what they deliver with more cruises to more destinations than any other cruise line. This is the kind of vacation of which most people only dream. Sailing to fascinating ports of call. Enjoying fine dining served with Italian flair. Applauding nightly Broadway-style entertainment. And choosing from an intriguing array of activities from ship to shore. Whether you're sunning at the pool, placing your bets in the casino, dancing to the sound of live bands, or relaxing in your comfortable stateroom, Princess will pamper you with gracious service from morning to night.

Recommended For

Modestly affluent first-timers, frequent cruisers who want easy-paced travel, are not demanding, prefer an even balance between sea and land time, and who understand that the Love Boat was only a television show.

Cruise Line Highlights


  • Bridge, backgammon, shuffleboard
  • Cruisercise program classes and activities
  • Dazzling array of dining options
  • Expansive decks for swimming and sunning
  • First-run afternoon and evening movies
  • Fully-equipped gymnasium
  • High space-to-guest ratio
  • High staff-to-guest ratio
  • Lively bingo, casinos, horse racing
  • Member of Chaine des Rotisseurs
  • More balconies than any other fleet
  • On-deck golf net
  • Spas with massage and aromatherapy


During your cruise, regardless of which Princess ship you choose, you will meet staff who provide you with excellent service. Crew members often rotate to different vessels within the Princess fleet which helps to maintain our high standards on every ship. These dedicated workers reflect our philosophy that all crew on all ships are but one family who share in our success.

To simplify the tipping process for our guests, a discretionary gratuity of $12 per person for mini-suites and suites, and $11.50 per guest in all other staterooms per day (including children) will be automatically added to your shipboard account on a daily basis. This gratuity will be shared amongst those staff who help provide and support your cruise experience, including all waitstaff, stateroom stewards, buffet stewards, and housekeeping staff across the fleet.

For all sailings departing on or after January 1, 2016, the price of the gratuities will be as follows:

  • Inside, Oceanview & Balcony: $12.95 per person per day.
  • Mini-Suite & Suite: $13.95 per person per day

A 15% gratuity is added to bar charges, dining room wine accounts, and Lotus Spa® services. This is shared amongst the beverage staff, their support staff and Lotus Spa® personnel.

Casino dealers and youth staff do not share in these gratuities. We know you will find these services onboard exemplary.

Please note gratuities will be deemed undisputed unless a request to modify is received prior to disembarking the ship.

All policies are subject to change at the discretion of the cruise line. (10-12-15)   


princess cruises recommend stylish, casual sports wear for during the day. For dining, Princess designates dress codes as either “Smart casual” or formal.

Note: Dress Codes are subject to change.
Updated June 21, 2010