Get to Know Princess Cruises
Iconic, innovative and dedicated to providing passengers with unforgettable holidays, Princess Cruises is one of the most well-known cruise lines in the world. For over 50 years, this industry heavyweight has moved from strength to strength, bringing classic features such as the Movies Under the Stars poolside screen and The Sanctuary, an adults-only retreat, to lucky cruisers. So, have you sailed with Princess Cruises? Are you a cruise industry buff? Read on and get to know this famous cruise line inside out.The iconic Pacific Princess
Did you know?
Princess Cruises was launched in 1965 with a single ship cruising to Mexico.
The cruise line is now the third largest in the world.
Approximately 1.7 million guests travel with Princess Cruises each year on trips ranging in length from 3 to 114 days.
In 1977, a then-new television show called ‘The Love Boat’ featured the Pacific Princess and the cruise line was instantly catapulted into the limelight.
With over 150 itineraries to choose from, passengers can sail to six continents and call at more than 300 ports.
Princess Cruises is the largest cruise and tour operator in Alaska, boasting eight cruise ships, five riverside lodges, and various deluxe motor coaches and rail cars.
Princess’ fleet features one of the highest percentages of balcony cabins in the industry.
The cruise line pioneered 24-hour dining with the very first all-day-and-night restaurant. This was followed by the move to offer passengers a choice between traditional seating and Anytime Dining, which allowed them to eat with whomever and whenever they wished.
The first wedding chapel to host weddings at sea was aboard a Princess Cruises’ ship.
Princess Cruises belongs to Carnival Corporation’s portfolio of cruise brands. It is joined by big names such as Cunard, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Seabourn and P&O Cruises Australia.
Princess Cruises’ Fleet
There are 17 ships of various sizes in the fleet.
The most recent additions to the fleet are the Regal Princess and the Royal Princess. These state-of-the-art vessels introduced a new generation of ships to the fleet.
Due to set sail in April, 2017, the 1,083-foot-long Majestic Princess will be a ‘Royal Princess’ class vessel, will carry 3,560 guests and will boast 19 decks.
The smallest ship in the fleet is the Pacific Princess, which offers a more intimate cruising experience. On board this 592-foot vessel, 375 crew members are joined by up to 672 passengers.
The Regal Princess and Royal Princess feature a 50% larger atrium, the exciting SeaWalk® (a glass-bottomed walkway which extends over eight metres beyond the edge of the ship), a mesmerising light and water show, the Princess Live! Television studio, a pastry shop and balconies on all outside staterooms.
The Majestic Princess will offer expanded shopping with nearly 12,000 square feet reserved for shops.
The oldest ship in the fleet is the Sun Princess (1995), while the newest is the Regal Princess (2014).
Want to get firsthand experience of Princess Cruises? Call us on 1300 954 661 today to make a booking – our friendly cruise consultants are very familiar with this popular cruise line and can help you choose the right ship and itinerary.
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