PRINCESS CRUISES



PRINCESS CRUISES

Renowned for their excellent service and delicious fresh food Princess Cruises is affordable luxury at sea. The American owned cruise line are one of the largest at sea, and it’s continuously growing.

In June 2013, the Royal Princess was officially christened by The Duchess of Cambridge, and set sail on her Iberian maiden voyage. Regal Princess is already set to enter service in 2014, holding around 3600 passengers and includes the beautiful Seawalk which gives guests a 360 degree ocean view, along with integrating the largest ever Princess Cruises deck pool.


Princess Cruises

But with innovative features such as Movies Under the Stars, an abundance of onboard activities, and a night life that could give off-shore bars a run for their money, you can be sure that Princess Cruises will offer a healthy platter of fun and relaxation.

On board dining is informal and quite cosmopolitan, with an array of fine-dining or casual buffet options available to cater to every taste. Cruises are available from airports such as Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield and Glasgow.

The cruise line sails to all 7 continents so there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy different shore excursions and new destinations every cruise. Visit the MGM Grand in Las Vegas one day, and surf a wave in Hawaii the next. Be amazed by the glaciers on an Alaska cruise, or sip a cocktail by the coast of St Lucia in the Caribbean.

Cruise Destinations include Caribbean Cruises, Alaska Cruises, Panama Canal Cruises, Cruising Europe, Mexican Riviera Cruise, South America Cruise, Australia/New Zealand Cruises, South Pacific Cruises, Hawaii Cruise, Tahiti/French Polynesia Cruise, Far East Cruises, India Cruise, Cruising Africa, Cruises to Canada/New England, Antarctica cruises and world cruises.

PRINCESS CRUISES LIFE ONBOARD


Lotus Spa Onboard Princess Cruise Ships

Revel in the luxury of time, with the Lotus Spa treatments. You can book each ritual separately. Or you can indulge in an entire day of personalized pampering. Choose from the following treatments:

  • La Thérapie HydraLift Facial
  • Aroma Stone Therapy
  • Ionithermie Cellulite Reduction Program
  • Cellutox Aroma Spa Ocean Wrap
  • Musclease Aroma Spa Ocean Wrap
  • Acupuncture Treatments
  • Botox, Restylane, & Perlane Treatments

Princess Cruises Lotus Spa

Princess Cruises Onboard Lotus Fitness

Suitable for guests of all fitness levels, Princess Cruises Lotus Spa offers a comprehensive fitness programme consisting of world class fitness experts, state-of-the-art equipment, body assessments, and innovative classes that will help you achieve your goals for healthier living. Tailored to your needs, the fusion of traditional exercise and cutting-edge fitness services will help you discover the results-driven exercise your body needs to look and feel its best.

Core.Balance.Strength. Fitness Program, offered exclusively on Princess Cruises, offers specialized classes, nutritional guidance, and lifestyle counselling to help you cultivate a more balanced lifestyle.

Tour de Cycle - Three course spinning course, themed after the Tour de France, will support Lance Armstrong's Livestrong Foundation in the fight against cancer, offered on all ships (except Royal Princess Cruises).


Princess Cruises Onboard Salon Services

  • Exotic Hand Ritual with Manicure
  • Sole Delight Foot Treatment with Pedicure
  • GoSmile Tooth Whitening
  • Nails
  • Hair Styling

Scholarship@Sea Onboard Princess Cruise Ships

A voyage with Princess Cruises is so much more than just the cruise destinations you visit. For each Princess cruise ship is a destination in itself — with unlimited opportunities to learn and enjoy. Imagine, for example, learning to use your digital camera to take professional-quality photos of your cruise. Or perhaps, creating a hand-painted vase in the first ceramics studio at sea. Welcome to the Princess ScholarShip@Sea Program. Choose from up to 40 classes on every voyage including:

  • Culinary Arts
  • Wine Tasting
  • Scrapbooking
  • Photography
  • Ceramics
  • Computers

Princess Cruises Onboard Enrichment Lectures

On select voyages and vessels, onboard cruise enrichment speakers bring you the best lectures at sea. Noted experts in their fields present intriguing talks and Q&As on a wide variety of subjects ranging from cruise ports and destination highlights, to maritime history, theatre, art history, politics, science and more. These stimulating presentations bring a wealth of information to enhance your ScholarShip@Sea experience.


Princess Cruises Pool Side

Princess Cruises Onboard Poolside Activities

Swim, sun and enjoy yourself in the many pools onboard Princess Cruise ships. Relax effortlessly underneath a retractable glass dome, on a terrace above the rolling wake, or work up a sweat and make some of your own waves in a swim-against-the-current pool.


Princess Cruises Onboard Library

Princess cruises have stocked their ships with an extensive library, including contemporary titles in a wide range of categories and books related to specific cruise itineraries. Princess cruises onboard libraries have collections of up to 2,000 books.


Sports Onboard Princess Cruises

Princess cruises offers a variety of sporting activities for you to enjoy. Test your golf skills in the golf simulator or nine-hole putting green. Most ships also offer ping pong, shuffleboard, a jogging track and a sports court for basketball and volleyball.


Princess Cruises Onboard Art Auctions

Princess cruises has created a special opportunity for their guests to acquire great works of art — at substantial savings. You can bid on a wide variety of great artwork just by raising your hand when you're so inclined.


Princess Cruises Onboard Nightlife

The night is yours to have fun. Spend the evening dancing under the stars, watch an award-winning movie or catch a live theatre production. Whatever you choose, you'll have an endless array of ways to escape completely.


"Movies Under the Stars" Onboard Princess Cruise Ships

"Movies Under the Stars", the 300-square foot, 69,000-watt poolside movie-theatre, offers passengers the unique opportunity to enjoy blockbuster Hollywood movies against a backdrop of sea and sky. Located on the ship's top deck, Princess Cruises makes this experience even more special with personal touches including comfortable chaise lounges, complimentary popcorn, warm cookies & milk and cosy blankets in the evening.


Princess Cruises Onboard Production Shows

Every cruise features lavish Broadway style productions with some of the largest casts at sea, performing today's show hits and long-running classics.


Dancing, Karaoke, Comedy & Parties Onboard Princess Cruise Ships

Move to the rhythm of the disco beat or take a spin in the ballroom. And, for some belly laughs, catch a stand-up comedy act or belt out a song in the karaoke lounge. The Princess Cruises parties are known for fun that goes well into the night, with themes that add to the festivities, from Caribbean limbo contests to country western hoedowns — yee-hah!


Princess Cruises Onboard Bars & Lounges

Evening cocktails in one of the ship's cosy lounges or swanky bars is a perfect place to meet up with shipboard friends and swap stories about the afternoon's adventures


Boutiques Onboard Princess Cruise Ships

Princess Cruises Boutiques offer you the ideal gifts to create a lasting memory of your cruise. They bring you tax and duty-free savings up to 30% off of U.S. suggested retail prices. They feature the finest brands, including Lladro, Swarovski, Calvin Klein, Lancome, Clinique, Estee Lauder, and Fossil.


Princess Cruises Onboard Casino

Princess Cruise CasinoIn the Princess Casinos offer the latest in exciting slots as well as slot tournaments. Princess Cruises offers all of the popular table games with Las Vegas style rules including Craps, Roulette, Blackjack, Caribbean Stud, Let It Ride, and Three Card Poker. Anyone can join the Princess Cruises Players Club. Bingo is offered throughout your cruise with varying ticket prices. And remember, when you win shout "BINGO!"


Princess Cruises Book Club Onboard Princess Cruise Ships

The Princess Cruises Book Club offers an opportunity for fascinating literary discussions among passengers. Book selections are drawn from the New York Times best-sellers list offering a variety of titles that are reflective of the interest of the ship's passengers.

PRINCESS CRUISES DRESS CODE


What to Wear on a Princess Cruise Ship

You should dress for a cruise with Princess Cruises the same way you would for any stylish land-based resort. Casual sportswear, including shorts, lightweight trousers and jogging suits, is the order of the day both at sea and ashore in hotter climates.


Princess Cruise Dress Code

Princess Cruises recommend you bring a sweater, a jacket or an all-weather coat for cool evenings, and for shore excursions, depending on your cruise destination. Due to unpredictable weather, don't forget a hat and a collapsible umbrella. Please be sure to bring proper clothing for visits to religious sites. You'll also want low-heeled, rubber soled shoes for strolling on deck, as well as comfortable walking shoes or sandals to wear.

Princess makes it easy to know what to pack and what to wear when you're dining onboard their spectacular cruise ships. There are two designations for dress codes: Smart Casual and Formal:-


Smart Casual Clothes Onboard a Princess Cruise Ship

  • Passenger attire should be in keeping with what they would wear to a nice restaurant at home.
  • Skirts/dresses, slacks, and sweaters for ladies
  • Trousers and open-neck shirts for men
  • Inappropriate dinner-wear such as pool or beach attire, shorts, ball caps and casual jeans (with fraying and/or holes) are not permitted in the dining rooms. Shoes must be worn.

Princess Cruises Onboard Formal Clothes

  • When formal nights are held, please observe the dress code in the Traditional Dining and Anytime Dining venues for the enjoyment of all guests.
  • Evening gown, cocktail dress, or elegant trouser suits for women
  • Tuxedo, dark suit or dinner jacket and smart trousers for men
  • Number of formal evenings per cruise:
    • 1-3 Days - 0
    • 4-6 Days - 1
    • 7-13 Days - 2
    • 14-20 Days - 3
    • 21-28 Days - 4
    • 29+ Days - 5
  • Princess Cruises offers formal wear rental on all cruises; this can be arranged prior to embarkation

PRINCESS CRUISES DINING OPTIONS

Fresh, flavourful cuisine cooked with passion and care. At any hour, wherever you go on your Princess cruise ship, the chefs are busy baking, grilling and sautéing the ingredients of your next meal. Bread and pastries are baked fresh three times a day, and sauces are prepared by hand.


Princess Cruise Dining

Dining options to match any mood Onboard Princess Cruises

A signature Princess cruise pasta served with freshly prepared sauces or perhaps grilled halibut, perfectly complimented by a chilled glass of chardonnay. Another night, it could be homemade Italian pizza by the pool. That's the beauty of dining on a Princess cruise ship – there's always something to match whatever your mood might be.


Your choice of Anytime or Traditional Dining Onboard Princess Cruises

A sumptuous variety of dining options awaits you on every voyage. Princess cruises offers you the choice of Traditional Dining with fixed time and seating, or Anytime Dining with the flexibility to dine when and with whom you choose.

Traditional Dining is the classic cruise experience, allowing you to dine at three set times with the same table mates and waiter staff each evening.

Anytime Dining* offers more flexibility, giving you the freedom to dine with whom you choose, anytime between 5.30 pm and 10 pm in a selection of elegant, upscale restaurants.

Both options offer menus featuring creatively prepared appetizers, entrees and desserts that change each day of your cruise, as well as several healthy Lotus Spa selections.

* Not available on Sun Princess, Pacific Princess, Royal or Ocean Princess Cruise Ships.


Princess Cruises Onboard Specialty Restaurants

Princess Cruise Specialty RestaurantsVariety is the spice of life, especially when it comes to dining. That's why Princess Cruises offers several specialty restaurants for you to choose from on every cruise ship, perfect for special occasions.

Sabatini's captures the heart of Italian cuisine in a truly authentic atmosphere, while The Crown Grill onboard Princess Cruises serves premium aged beef and fresh seafood items in a theatre-style kitchen. Sterling Steakhouse features premium, cooked-to-order aged beef, along with other steakhouse favourites. Live music ushers you into the New Orleans-style restaurant, the Bayou Café & Steakhouse – a first of its kind at sea. A spicy mixture of French, Spanish and African influences, New Orleans cuisine is one of the oldest culture-driven cooking styles in American history. All the specialty restaurants promise an experience you're sure to remember.

* A modest cover charge will apply


The Piazza Onboard Princess Cruise Ships

Looking for something a bit more casual? Drop by the Piazza-style Atrium and visit the International Café for fresh-baked pastries, Panini's, and gelato. Or grab a seat in the Vines Wine Bar for an intriguing selection of sushi, tapas and, of course, wine.


Other Casual Dining Options Onboard Princess Cruise Ships

Enjoy delicious entrées, salads, sides and desserts in the 24-hour buffet, Horizon Court, or step out by the pool on deck and order a slice of hand-tossed Naples-style pizza, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, or perhaps bratwurst.


Ultimate Balcony Dining Onboard Princess Cruise Ships

For an enchanted evening, dine alfresco style, with Ultimate Princess Balcony Dining – a romantic, multi-course dinner, served on your balcony by dedicated Princess waiters. Or if you prefer, a refreshing breakfast option is also available.

Note: Dining options vary by cruise ship. Once onboard Princess Cruises, you may switch from Traditional Dining to Anytime Dining (subject to availability) with 24 hours notice to the Maître d'hôtel. Actual meal times are subject to change based on itinerary and season. Specialty Dining and Casual Dining venues vary by cruise ship and charges may apply. Ultimate Princess Balcony Dining available in select staterooms.


PRINCESS CRUISES LOYALTY CLUB - CAPTAIN'S CIRCLE

After your first cruise you will automatically be enrolled as a member of the exclusive Mariner Society. Each day you cruise with Princess Cruises, you'll earn Cruise Day credits that entitle you to special gifts and invitations to exclusive onboard events. Plus, you'll earn additional Cruise Day credits just for doing all the things you look forward to while at sea. Like enjoying a gourmet dinner in any of the intimate specialty cruise restaurants, indulging in a relaxing massage at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon or booking shore excursions. As you collect more Cruise Day credits, you'll move up to higher Star levels and earn even greater rewards and discounts on future cruises.


Star Mariner

Your loyalty deserves exceptional rewards and recognition – that's why Princess Cruises designed the Princess Captain's Circle program. The more you sail, the more benefits you are entitled to:

Princess Cruises Gold Member Benefits

  • Members only onboard Events with Princess Cruise Lines
  • Princess Cruises Passport with Princess Cruise Lines
  • Access to a Circle Host Onboard with Princess Cruise Lines
  • Member Benefits Card with Princess Cruise Lines
  • Princess Cruises Captain's Circle Quarterly Magazine with Princess Cruise Lines
  • Gold Member Recognition Pin
  • Princess Cruises Free Cruise Photo Competition

Platinum Princess Cruises Members Additional Benefits Include:

  • All the benefits of Gold Members PLUS:
  • Free Cruise Atlas – mailed upon request
  • Preferred Check-In
  • Platinum Members Lounge
  • Complimentary Internet Packages
  • 7 days or less - $75
  • 8-20 days - $100
  • 21+ days - $200
  • Exclusive Phone Line

Elite Princess Cruises Members Additional Benefits Include:

  • All the benefits of Platinum Members PLUS:
  • Priority Ship to Shore Tender Embarkation
  • Priority Disembarkation
  • Shoe Polishing Service
  • Your shoes will be polished upon request - this service is complimentary.
  • Complimentary Laundry and Professional Cleaning Services***
  • Elite Stateroom Amenities Package:
  • Complimentary Mini Bar Set Up
  • Deluxe Canapes Selection
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Upgraded Bathroom Amenities
  • 10% Boutique Discount
  • Complimentary Grapevine Wine Tasting

Members are eligible for a higher tier on the next cruise following completion of necessary cruises and/or cruise days.

Note: Each time you book and sail in a full suite or sail alone in a cabin in which you pay the exclusive occupancy fare Princess will count it as two cruises!

PRINCESS CRUISES TIPS & GRATUITIES

A discretionary Stateroom and Dining charge of $11 per person for cruise mini-suites and cruise suites, and $10.50 per passenger in all other staterooms per day (including children) will be added to your shipboard account on a daily basis. This charge will be shared amongst those Princess staff who help provide and support your cruise experience, including the waiter staff, stateroom stewards, buffet stewards, galley staff, laundry staff and others.

A 15% gratuity is added to bar charges and dining room wine accounts. This is shared amongst the beverage staff and their support staff, including cleaners and utility staff. They know you will find these services onboard exemplary.

Casino dealers and Lotus Spa personnel do not share in the Hotel and Dining charge, as not all passengers utilize these services.

PRINCESS CRUISES SPECIAL OCCASIONS

When you're celebrating on a Princess Cruises holiday, you're surrounded by a crew that cares and is dedicated to making your event a truly memorable one. They've created a collection of Personal Choice Celebrations that will make your special occasion unforgettable.

Princess Cruises Onboard Weddings at Sea

Princess Cruise Weddings

The experienced wedding coordinators will design a wedding that is truly extraordinary. Whether your wedding is an intimate ceremony for two or a grand event with many guests, Princess Cruises will guide you in every way - from the destination to dining to décor and down to the smallest detail.


Renewal of Vows at Sea Onboard Princess Cruises

This cruise package includes:

  • A renewal of vows ceremony
  • Orchid bouquet and boutonniere for ceremony
  • Commemorative certificate for "renewal of vows" signed by the Captain
  • One bottle of champagne in your stateroom
  • Two Princess Cruises engraved souvenir champagne glasses
  • A framed formal portrait
  • 14-piece Godiva heart-shaped box of chocolates

Deluxe Renewal of Vows Onboard Princess Cruises

This cruise package includes all the benefits of the Renewal of Vows Package plus these fabulous extras:

  • Champagne breakfast in bed - a half bottle of French champagne delivered with breakfast to your stateroom the morning of your choice
  • Two Princess Cruises waffle robes - gifts for you to take home
  • A visit to the Lotus Spa® - one 25-minute therapeutic massage or facial per person
  • Canapés or petit fours delivered to your stateroom on a selected evening
  • A personalized invitation from the Captain to visit the bridge while in port

Honeymoons & Anniversaries at Sea Onboard Princess Cruises

This cruise package includes:

  • One bottle of champagne in your stateroom accompanied by two long-stemmed roses
  • Two Princess Cruises engraved souvenir champagne glasses
  • A framed formal portrait
  • Chocolate-dipped strawberries delivered to your stateroom the first evening you arrive onboard
  • A personalized anniversary or honeymoon card from the Captain

Deluxe Honeymoon / Anniversary Onboard Princess Cruises

This cruise package includes all the benefits of the above Honeymoon/Anniversary Package plus these fabulous upgrades:

  • Champagne breakfast in bed - a half bottle of French champagne delivered with breakfast to your stateroom the morning of your choice
  • Two Princess Cruises waffle robes - gifts for you to take home
  • A visit to the Lotus Spa® - one 25-minute therapeutic massage or facial per person
  • Canapés or petit fours delivered to your stateroom on a selected evening
  • A personalized invitation from the Captain to visit the bridge while in port
  • 4-piece Godiva heart-shaped box of chocolates

Special Occasions Cruise Package, Grand Occasion Cruise Package and Sweetheart Cruise Package also available, please let us know at the time of booking.

PRINCESS CRUISES KIDS CLUBS


Family Cruise with Princess Cruises

Junior cruisers ages 3 to 17 can enjoy a boatload of exciting onboard activities. The dedicated youth centres are staffed by trained staff, who are ready to ensure the young sailors stay happy all day long.

On all Vessels except Ocean Princess and Pacific Princess Cruises you'll find completely equipped Youth & Teen Centres. There's everything from arts and crafts corners, games tables, movies, and splash pool area.

Princess Cruises operates youth programs on Ocean Princess or Pacific Princess, when 20 or more children ages 3 to 17 are travelling on a given voyage. Children under the age of 3 are allowed to visit the Youth Centre, if accompanied and supervised by a parent at all times.


"Fun Zone" Activities Onboard Princess Cruise Ships

Princess cruises "Fun Zone" activities are divided into two age groups:

Princess Cruise Kids Clubs
  • "Princess Pelicans" (Children ages 3-7)
  • "Shockwaves" (Children ages 8-12)

On all cruise ships except Tahitian Princess and Pacific Princess cruises you'll find completely equipped youth centres.

The Princess Cruises Pelicans and Shockwaves programs offer activities such as:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Discos
  • Movies and Cartoons
  • Exclusive Kids Only Dining
  • Video Games
  • Education Programs
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Karaoke and talent shows
  • Afternoon Ice Cream Parties
  • Pizza Parties
  • Hall of Fame Tournaments
  • Shipboard Olympics
  • T-Shirt Colouring
  • Pyjama Parties
  • Theme parties

Please note that on Diamond princess, Caribbean princess, Sapphire princess, and Star Princess Cruises , age groups for the children's program may differ from those advertised.


Princess Cruise Onboard Teen Centre

The astounding "Teen Centres" are packed with Playstation 2, the latest movies & music, Karaoke, giant screen TVs, card games, board games, ping pong tables and juke boxes. In addition to all these features, on Grand Princess and Golden Princess Cruises , teens have a separate Jacuzzi and sun deck area made just for teenagers.

They also offer the teen-age passengers a wide range of activities such as: teens-only dance parties, the Dating Game, T-shirt painting, sports tournaments, Karaoke and talent shows, Casino night, pizza parties, mocktails, hip hop dance classes, and teen dinners.

Please note that the Pacific Princess and Tahitian Princess Cruises do not have a dedicated "Teen Centre".


Princess Cruises Onboard Group Kid-sitting

The Youth and Teen Centres are open while in port from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm. A supervised complimentary lunch service is available with parental consent.

As part of the Princess Cruises Kids program, Junior cruisers will also be able to participate in two special dinner evenings designed for each age group.

Younger passengers will enjoy dinner without parents and in the company of newfound friends and youth staff in one of their cruise ship's many eateries.

For teens, one of the two evenings will feature a special evening get-together in one of the main dining rooms, complete with group photograph and a night out to enjoy Princess Cruises ' many evening offerings.


TV Programming Onboard Princess Cruises

TV programs appropriate for children, including cartoons, movies and award-winning programs may be shown on the in-stateroom television during the early morning hours, midday and early evening. The Youth and Teen Centres are also equipped with giant screen TVs for late-night movie gatherings, featuring the latest kids & teen films.


Edutainment Onboard Princess Cruises

Scheduled on select seasonal sailings, the California Science Centre will deliver entertaining interactive science activities for children aboard Princess cruise ships. Whale watching, coral reef studies, building and racing sailboats, marine biology studies, chemistry experiments, and squid dissection are just some of the new activities that may be offered onboard Princess Cruises.

They also offer the Pete's Pals Program, as a way for Princess Cruise kids to learn more about threatened and endangered species in the areas in which Princess Cruises sails. Each year Princess Cruises will issue a limited edition plush animal depicting a species in danger for all children participating in this program.

For Alaska cruises, the National Park Service Junior Ranger Program teaches kids about glaciers, endangered wildlife & other animals native to the region. Park Rangers provide special presentations and activities for kids & teens, giving them an opportunity to earn a Jr. Ranger badge.

PRINCESS CRUISES SPECIAL NEEDS

The company initiated its award-winning "Princess Access" programme in 1992 to raise the standards of cruise ship accessibility across the fleet,Princess Cruise Special Needs while keeping in mind the constraints and special considerations inherent to a cruise ship at sea. Even before this time, however, Princess Cruises well-recognized passenger service extended to accessible cruising. In 1984, Royal Princess cruise ship debuted as the line's first ship designed with facilities specifically for passengers with physical disabilities and between 1989 and 1992, three more cruise ships debuted with accessible staterooms co-designed by the physically challenged. Princess Cruises has continued to enhance the award winning "Princess Access" throughout the entire Princess cruise fleet.


Princess Cruises Awarded for Shipboard Access

Princess Cruises' efforts on behalf of passengers with disabilities have received recognition from several organizations. In 2002, The Western Law Center for Disability Rights honored Princess Cruises as the first organization in the travel industry to earn its prestigious annual Corporate Award, which recognizes a company's commitment to making its services accessible to people with disabilities. And in 1999 Princess Cruises received the National Business & Disability Council's "Valued Customer Silver Award of Honour" in recognition of the line's program to improve shipboard access and cruise accommodations for all passengers. Princess Cruises again led the way as the only cruise line ever to be honored by this organization, which is the leading national resource for the successful integration of persons with disabilities into the workplace and consumer marketplace.


Wheelchair-Accessible Cabins Onboard Princess Cruises

Today, the Princess cruises fleet offers 264 wheelchair-accessible cabins. Each cruise vessel features up to 28 accessible cabins, across a variety of stateroom categories. These rooms all follow guidelines set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and are designed for wheelchair maneuverability, with widened doorways into both the cabin and its bathroom; wheel-in showers, hand-held showerheads and bath distress alarms; as well as lowered closet railings, sinks, and handrails; and removed or revamped thresholds. Additional equipment is also available on request, such as toilet seat raisers, shower stools and bed-boards.

Wheelchair users will find access-friendly design across most of the Princess cruise fleet, making it easy to enjoy each vessel's restaurants, theatres, spas, lounges and open cruise deck space. Elevators have generous 36- to 42-inch doorways, and wheelchair seating is available in show lounges and other public spaces. Princess Cruises renowned customer service efforts ensure that guests with disabilities not only receive the assistance they need, but also offer plenty of opportunities for independent exploration.


Sight and Hearing Disabilities Onboard Princess Cruises

Guests with sight and hearing disabilities will find Princess Cruise ships equipped with such helpful features as Braille elevator call buttons, audible arrival sounds and infrared listening assistance systems in the Princess Cruises theaters. ADA "all in one" kits are available upon request featuring telephone amplifiers, visual smoke detectors, door knock sensors, text telephones (TDD) and other aids. In-cabin movies feature close captioning, and ship libraries feature a selection of books on tape.

Princess Cruise ships also welcome service animals, and have hosted a variety of such special helpers, including seeing-eye dogs, hearing-assistance dogs, and even a "helping hands" monkey.


On Shore with Princess Cruises

On shore, Princess Cruises continues to innovate in respect to accessibility for passengers. Special gangway mechanisms on most ships simplify embarkation and disembarkation for wheelchair passengers in many world-wide ports. While onshore facilities and levels of access vary, Princess cruises has made efforts to expand accessible offerings by working with local service providers. In St. Thomas, for example, Princess Cruises was instrumental in developing tours featuring the island's only accessible trolley. The line's own private beach call in the Bahamas, "Princess Cays", features ramps for easier access. Passengers will find guidelines in Princess Cruises' shore excursion listings to indicate the level of access for each tour.

Alaska cruise tour passengers will find their holidays accessible as well. All of Princess Cruises custom-built Alaska wilderness lodges meet ADA guidelines, with accessible rooms and public spaces. The company's exclusive Midnight Sun Express railcars also offer access to the lower levels of the car, including dining areas and outside observation platforms.

PRINCESS CRUISES THEMED CRUISES

Are you single and dreaming of a cruise holiday, but unsure what to expect? You're not alone! Many single travellers wonder which cruises will have the most singles on board, how they'll meet other cruise singles, what the cruise will cost and whether they'll enjoy themselves. Relax. Cruising is ideal for singles and no other form of travel affords as many opportunities to meet people and make friends. After all, Princess Cruises was the first line to popularise cruising for singles with the hit TV series, "The Love Boat".

On a hosted singles cruise you'll enjoy exclusive cocktail parties, mixers, games, group excursions, single-mingle dining and more! Plus, a high-energy host will be on hand to make introductions and organise events. Complimentary T-shirts and wristbands will be provided for entrance to private singles cruise events. Once you've reserved your cruise, Princess Cruises will also give you private access to a singles chat site where you can get to know other singles before you depart.

If you're looking for a roommate to cut costs, the Match Program can pair you with a same-sex single in one stateroom (on singles sailings only), enabling them to offer you the same per-person pricing that couples receive with princess cruises. If you prefer the privacy of your own stateroom, single-occupancy cabins are also available at the single-supplement rate. Roommate matching is provided upon request as a courtesy to clients who confirm their reservations at least 70 days before departure. If you request a match within 70 days of your sail date, we cannot guarantee you a roommate.


The singles Princess Cruises package includes:

  • Organised singles activities with a Singles Host
  • Private singles cocktail parties/mixers (with complimentary cocktails)
  • Single-mingle dining
  • Singles T-shirt
  • All meals and selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • Lavish buffets and complimentary room service
  • Nightly Vegas-style shows and comedy routines
  • Dancing nightly
  • Live music nightly on deck and in clubs and lounges
  • Lotus Spa featuring fitness, beauty & spa facilities
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