Top 10 Activities to do on Princess Cruises
Princess Cruises believes that a holiday should be about more than just getting away - you should return rejuvenated and renewed, with new memories, new perspectives and possibly even new friends. While you are out at sea, exploring the sparkling blue waters and the endless horizons, you can also be exploring new things to do, so we have compiled a list of the top 10 activities you can do on a Princess cruise to do just that.
But, with so many things to do on a cruise - you may have a different top 10, and we would love to hear what some of your favourite activities are.
1. Celebrate Princess Cruises' "Love Boat" heritage at a top-deck party
The popular television show, The Love Boat, has been widely credited with introducing millions of people to the concept of a contemporary cruise holiday, and the 1977 pilot show was shot onboard Princess Cruises' original Sun Princess in Mexico. Princess Cruises soon became a household name as the star of the popular show, and even today continues to be known as the "Love Boat" line.
Princess Cruises is honouring this iconic TV show with a Love Boat Disco Party on each cruise. This 70's themed party includes messages from the original Love Boat cast, special show montages, sing-a-longs, show trivia and a live kiss cam. What could be better?
2. Explore behind the scenes with Princess Cruises "Ultimate Ship Tour"
Very few people get the opportunity to get an up-close look at the inner workings of a cruise ship, but with this Ultimate Ship Tour, you get an exclusive opportunity to experience an array of "back of house" areas that are key to the ship's daily operations. Go beyond the public areas and visit the ship's engine control room, medical centre, incinerator room, print shop, laundry, photo lab, bridge and other spaces for a rare insider's view of many areas typically seen only by crew.
Lasting around 3 hours in total, this tour is offered only once or twice per cruise on a sea day, on most Princess ships. Space is limited, and there is a per person fee for participation.
3. Dine at Crown Grill or The Sterling Steakhouse
The Crown Grill offers premium beef and seafood items, plus upscale appetisers and special desserts. This unique concept offers a showplace eatery with an open, theatre-style kitchen where the chefs custom-prepare steamed shellfish such as lobsters, scallops, clams and mussels, and cooked-to-order steaks and chops. The Crown Grill can be found on the Royal, Ruby, Emerald, Crown, Caribbean, Golden, Grand and Star Princess, and can be booked for a nominal cover charge.
The Sterling Steakhouse showcases prime cuts of Sterling Silver grain-fed beef, presented to you on a silver tray. Indulge in a traditional American Steakhouse experience, with special table settings, decorative linens, signature cutlery and table lanterns. This speciality restaurant can be found on Diamond, Sapphire, Dawn, Sun, Sea, Ocean and Pacific Princess, and a nominal cover charger applies.
4. Treat yourself to The Chef's Table Experience
The Chef's Table* is designed as a gourmet experience for dining enthusiasts, and offers you the rate opportunity to be welcomed into the inner workings of the ship's galley to enjoy a full evening of memorable sights, tastes and conversation hosted by the ship's executive chef. Get behind the scenes during the height of dinner preparation, and enjoy Champagne and hors d'oeuvres, followed by a multi-course tasting dinner paired with complimentary wines in the dining room. This special experience is a memory of a lifetime, and is offered to only a limited number of guests on each cruise.
*Fee applies. Not available on Sun, Dawn and Sea Princess while in Australia.
5. Indulge in Princess Chocolate Journeys
With an industry-first, Princess Cruises has introduced a premium-chocolate experience onboard its entire fleet - Chocolate Journeys. This program offers a variety of opportunities to taste the inspired creations crafted by one of the world's foremost experts in chocolate, Norman Love, including chocolate and wine tastings, chocolate cooking demonstrations and chocolate spa treatments.
6. Steal peace-and-quiet in the adults-only, spa-inspired Sanctuary
Escape completely in this plush, outdoor spa-inspired setting with signature beverages, light meals, massages, attentive service and relaxing personal entertainment. It is the perfect place to get some "me-time", escape from the kids (yours or those of other guests), and spend time relaxing and unwinding.
7. Experience Movies Under the Stars with complimentary fresh popcorn
Movies Under the Stars® is a poolside movie-theatre, offering you 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 lounge chairs, complimentary popcorn, warm cookies and milk and cozy blankets in the evening.
8. Enjoy original music productions, exclusive to Princess
Every Princess cruise includes lavish production shows with some of the largest casts at sea, performing modern Broadway hits as well as long-running classics. This is a definite must-do on each and every cruise!
9. Try Princess' distinctive Seawitch craft beer, crafted specially for the cruise line
For their 50th Anniversary (in 2015), Princess Cruises have had a special beer craft beer created just for them - the distinctive Seawitch beer. And it is definitely worth trying!
10. Stroll on the glass-floor SeaWalk on Regal and Royal Princess
Now this one is ship-specific, and is only available on Regal and Royal Princess at the moment, but we just couldn't leave it out! At 60 feet long and hovering 128 feet above the ocean, the SeaWalk offers an exciting experience you won't forget. With a dramatic glass-bottomed walkway, the SeaWalk provides you with unparalleled view of the sea below.
If you are ready to discover your top 10 activities on a Princess cruise, then call one of our Cruising Specialists on 1300 954 661 today. Alternatively, check out the latest Princess Cruises' deals on our website, and send us an email with your request. Your next cruise holiday is only a click or a call away.