Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises
  • Overview
  • Dining
  • Family

Renowned for their excellent service and delicious fresh food Princess Cruises is affordable luxury at sea. A Princess cruise will have you come back new. 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.

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.

With Princess cruise you can sail 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.

Onboard 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.

What's included

  • Movies under the stars including popcorn
  • Lectures and ScholarShip at Sea programmes
  • Youth and Teen programme
  • Afternoon tea daily
  • Princess deck parties
  • All meals
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Sports activities

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Princess Cruises offer an exceptional dining experience. Restaurants and eateries may differ between ships, but all offer a huge variety of cuisine and each have their own culinary prowess – with something new to try every hour as well as 24 hour room service. From the dynamic main dining rooms, to sophisticated steakhouses and poolside hot dogs; you will not want to miss a meal.

Traditional Dining

Dine with the same companions daily within the three allocated seating options – usually 5.15pm, 6pm & 8.15pm. This is a great way for you to become familiar with your fellow passengers and the waitstaff will really get to know you and your needs.

Anytime Dining

For something a little more irregular, choose when you would like to dine anytime between 5.30pm to 10pm daily.

Speciality Dining

Head to one of Princess’ speciality restaurants at a small cover charge; share special moments with your loved ones under the attentive care of Princess’ waitstaff or share a meal with the chef himself at the Chef’s Table. Princess ships are home to culinary delights and industry firsts – you will not be disappointed.

  • Crown Grill – classic American Steakhouse cuisine
  • Sterling Steakhouse – premium selection of juicy steaks
  • Sabatini's – authentic Italian restaurant
  • Bayou Café & Steakhouse – the first New Orleans-style restaurant at sea
  • Ultimate Balcony Dining – enjoy a meal served course-by-course in your balcony stateroom
  • Chef's Table – receive a guided tour of the galley operations with the Chef himself and enjoy an exclusive meal with a small group – booking is required in advance

Casual Dining

Princess Cruises offer a variety of casual dining options from light bites, coffee and cake to hot dogs and ice cream.

  • Vines Wine Bar – selection of wines and gourmet delicacies
  • The International Café – Open 24-hours, the café serves up a variety of pastries, desserts, coffee and speciality drinks
  • Horizon Court/Panorama Buffet – A tantalizing selection of cuisine from across the globe
  • Café Caribe – themed dinners on select evenings with global flavours
  • Pizzeria – homemade Neapolitan style pizza, also available for delivery
  • Burger & hot dog grill – poolside all-American favourite
  • Ice cream bar – cool down with a complimentary ice cream…or two
  • 24 hour room service available

Dress Code

The general dress code for Princess Cruises is casual during the day and smart casual in the evening, with some formal nights too.

Smart Casual
Females: Skirts/dresses, trousers and sweaters
Males: Trousers and open-neck shirts

Formal Evenings
Females: Evening gowns, cocktail dresses or an elegant two-piece/suit
Males: Tuxedos, dark suits or dinner jacket and trousers

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Britain’s favourite Cruise line has four ships in the fleet that are particularly family friendly: Azura, Aurora, Oceana and Ventura. All are excellent for families and welcome children with fantastic entertainment, multiple swimming pool and sports areas and of course a great range of kids’ clubs to suit all ages.

The ReefOpen 9.00-22.30 for 2-8yrs and 10.00-24.00 for 9-17yrs.
Supervised by Reef Rangers.
Night nursery and group babysitting is also available free of charge, further information is available onboard.

Splashers (2-4yrs)
This club caters for the youngest of the kids’ club members. Singing, dancing, playing games. and winning prizes keeps the little ones entertained. Puppet shows are put on and snacks are provided during the day.

Surfers (5-8yrs)
This age group have fun activities such as face-painting, three legged races and a cookery corner where Surfers can create their own delicious flavours. They will play themed games such as pirate gladiators, and pin the parrot on the pirate to keep them happy and out of mischief!

Scubas (9-12yrs)
At this age the children tend to lie in a little longer, so Scubas gets going at 10.00 and stays open until midnight. Giant Jenga and Playstations are provided, as are drama workshops, table tennis competitions, pool parties and karaoke sessions.

H2O (13-17yrs)
This is the teen club and they can enjoy their own TeenSpa and of course Playstations® and other age appropriate games. They can join Rock School and form their own band, or play a table football competition or they can take advantage of the free arcade hour and of course there is a teen disco. Trying to drag them back to the cabin at midnight is the only foreseeable problem!

Family Dining
Children generally eat with their families for breakfast and lunch but because P&O Cruises recognise that parents sometimes need a special evening “off” there is a children’s tea every night with favourites such as sausages, fish fingers, pizza and many healthy options including salads, soups, fruit, vegetables and pasta.

Family Staterooms
There are plenty of options for family staterooms with P&O Cruises and the best advice is to speak to our experts at Planet Cruise to discuss your particular needs. In the school holidays the family cabins are booked up fast, so it is worth planning ahead and booking early.

There is great value to be had in the three and four berth inside and outside staterooms and if you are travelling in a party of more than four then interconnecting rooms are the answer. There are also cabins with four to six berths and mini suite options available.

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