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Featuring Princess Cruises

Headquartered in Santa Clarita, Princess Cruises has been at the forefront of bringing cruising to the digital age. They introduced the Medallion Class, a wearable device that lets you open your cabin, touchless experience during boarding and onboard, find your teenager on the ship, or have your waiter bring you a drink anywhere on the ship.

Besides seamless integration of technology, one key feature of Princess is the changing itineraries from year to year. Itineraries constantly change based on the guest's feedback.

If there is an itinerary you would love to experience, it may or may not be there for the next year. For example this year on November 27th, the Diamond Princess will be doing a round-trip 20-day cruise from San Diego to Central America.

Also with Princess like many other cruise lines, there are not many triple and quad cabins nor connecting rooms. Each stateroom is equipped with a mini-fridge, safe, flat-screen television (each suite/mini-suite is equipped with two televisions), a telephone, conditioning shampoo, shower gel, bar soap, lotion, and a hairdryer. Mini-Suites and the above categories will receive extra bathroom

m amenities. There are grab bars in the bathrooms in the shower as well as near the toilet. Some in-stateroom items such as an extension cord, Sharps container, shower stools, and raised toilet seats can be requested.

Ship in the Princess Fleet

Click on each ship to see the YouTube video

Royal Class - Discovery 3660 (March 2022), Enchanted 3660 (November 2021), Sky 3660 (October 2019), Majestic 3560 (March 2017), Regal 3560 (May 2014), and Royal 3560 (June 2013 refurb December 2018).

Grand Class - Caribbean 3140 (April 2004 ref May 2019), Crown 3080 (June 2006 refurb April 2018), Emerald 3080 (April 2007 refurb April 2019), Grand 2660 (May 1998 refurb March 2019), and Ruby 3080 (November 2008 refurb October 2018)

Gem Class- Sapphire 2670 (May 2004 refurb March 2018) and Diamond 2670 (March 2004 refurb Feb 2019)

Coral - Coral 2000 (January 2003 refurb January 2019) and Island 2200 (July 2003 refurb December 2017)

Documentation as of June 1, 2022 (check the website for more up to date protocols)
  • Passport Book: US and Canadian Citizens, must provide valid passport book names as it appears on your passport with your dates of birth such as Keanu Charles Reeves, DOB: 9/02/1964. A valid passport book does not expire 6 months after your cruise ends. A passport card does not allow you to fly internationally.

  • Visa: Some countries will require a visa based on the itinerary such as to Asia, Australia, Russia, Turkey, or India.

  • Vaccination Card: 12 years and older to required to be vaccinated + 1 booster but guests 5-11 can either be fully vaccinated or show proof of negative Covid test results 3-days prior to schedule embarkation.

  • Pre-Cruise Testing for Vaccinated Guests: Negative Covid result (printed or digital) within 3-days prior (PCR Test) and within 2-day prior (Antigen Test) to scheduled embarkation time. Check your embarkation time when on your Cruise Personalizer. Fully vaccinated guests can take a test at the terminal for $60 per person charged to your stateroom folio account. Home test kits are not acceptable unless monitored by the telehealth technician/nurse. You can also check with your healthcare facility or a local CVS for appointments. Kids not vaccinated will need a PCR Negative Test Result 3-days prior to sailing.

  • Post-Cruise Testing: When coming home, US passport holders require a negative Covid testing 1-day prior to returning back home to the United States. Check with Princess Guest Relations if complimentary testing is available.

  • Health Questionnaire: You will need to fill out the 24-hour health questionnaire via the MedallionClass app on your phone/tablet.

  • Insurance Coverage: Check if your insurance will cover you for testing positive on the cruise, quarantine, or post-cruise. Princess insurance will refund if you test positive the day before or at the cruise terminal. If you do not have Covid but feel unwell, Princess will offer Future Cruise Credits instead of a refund. Princess Standard or Platinum Plan will cover up to $1500 per person for trip delay for expenses like meals/hotels if you are delayed getting to the ship or coming home (quarantine). Covid or other medical expenses covered up to $10K per person for Standard and $20K per person for Platinum. For more details click here: Princess Standard Plan vs Princess Platinum Plan

TIP: Captain’s Circle members who have achieved Ruby, Platinum or Elite status who elect to purchase Standard Plan automatically receive a complimentary upgrade to Platinum Plan.

Exclusive Experiences on Princess

Try out Chef's Table or Chef's Table Lumiere for $115 per person with wine and $100 per guest without wine. This exclusive dining experience by the executive chef includes pre-cocktails and hors d'oeuvres followed by a multi-course tasting with a galley tour. The guests will have a chance to talk with the executive chef regarding the meal or culinary questions. At the end of the experience, each guest at the 10-person private table will receive a copy of the souvenir they just experienced as well as a complimentary photo with the chef. The Chef's Table reservation can only be reserved onboard and preferably on the first day. On a 7-day cruise, this can be reserved twice, three times on an 8-12 day cruise, and four times on a 14-day or longer cruise.

One of the perks of having a balcony is that you can enjoy a special night on your balcony or suite. This indulgence can be pre-reserved on Cruise Personalizer or onboard the ship.

Deluxe Balcony Breakfast for $45 per person includes:

  • Sparkling wine

  • Oven fresh breakfast pastries

  • Cold smoked salmon

  • Medley of fresh fruits and forest berries

  • Quiche Lorraine

Ultimate Balcony Candle Lit Dinner for $100 per person includes:

  • In-suite flower arrangement

  • Four-course meal

  • Champagne

  • 8'' x 10'' professional portrait

Additional Information

Healthy Protocols

Deck Plans

Online Check-In with Cruise Personalizer

Princess Captain's Circle Membership Benefits

Princess for First Time Cruisers

Princess Frequent Asked Questions (FAQ)

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