Princess Cruise Line, from its modest beginnings in 1965 with a single ship cruising to Mexico, Princess® has grown to become one of the premiere cruise lines in the world. Today, its fleet carries more than a million passengers each year to more worldwide destinations than any other major line.
Princess Cruise Line is a cruise line owned by Carnival Corporation & plc. The company is incorporated in Bermuda and its headquarters are in Santa Clarita, California. As of 2018, it is the second largest cruise line by net revenue.
Destinations include Alaska, Asia, Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific, California Coast, Canada & New England, Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, Japan, Mexico, Panama Canal, South America & Antarctica, Tahiti & French Polynesia and World Cruises.
There are many ways to travel, but no one helps you truly discover the world’s great destinations, its best-kept secrets, and the soul of its people, like Princess Cruises® – the Destination Leader.
Princess has been sailing around the globe since 1965, taking millions of guests on life-transforming journeys on board a fleet of 18 magnificent ships, to over 380 destinations. On board, you’ll be immersed in the culture, colors and flavors of the places you’ll visit, with authentic folkloric shows, regional cuisine and enlightening presentations by local experts. On shore, Princess introduces the bucket-list sights you want to see most – as well as hidden jewels not found in travel books – with our award-winning Discovery™ and Animal Planet™ Exclusive shore excursions.
And now, Princess has ushered in the next wave of vacation travel with MedallionClass Vacations™, which offer you a more effortless and personalized experience than you could ever imagine. MedallionClass is enabled by the OceanMedallion™, a complimentary wearable device that unlocks countless enhancements to the cruise experience like hassle-free embarkation to get you from curbside to poolside in a breeze, beverage delivery on demand using your personal smart device, the Best Wi-Fi at sea, that lets you stream, text and share your memories, and so much more! Visit princess.com/ocean-medallion to learn more.
Enjoy an array of signature features throughout each cruise, from world-class cuisine by award-winning chefs to live production shows created by Broadway legends, to a true Princess original experience – enjoying a Hollywood film while relaxing poolside, with Movies Under the Stars®. There are also a variety of ways to rejuvenate body and mind, from the Lotus Spa® to the Sanctuary – a tranquil retreat reserved just for adults, and when the night ends, luxuriate in the ultimate night of sleep with the Princess Luxury Bed, awarded Best Cruise Ship Bed by Cruise Critic.
Discover why Princess has been awarded “Best Cruise Itineraries” 12 times by Recommend Magazine; see the world in a whole new way – and come back new®.
What Sets Princess Apart
Immersive Exploration – Being chosen as the “Best Cruise Line Itineraries” by Cruise Critic and awarded “Best Cruise Ship Excursions” by Global Traveler Magazine is the result of Princess’ dedication to immersion and exploration. With our Local Connections program, Princess partners with local experts to create shore excursions that give the feel and flavor you’ll desire from a cruise. Princess teamed with Discovery™ to create the Discovery at SEA program, offering you an array of fascinating on-board programs for the whole family, based on hit programs like Deadliest Catch, Shark Week and Gold Rush. Princess also crafts our itineraries to offer more time in port with More Ashore late night (9 pm or later) and overnight stays in every region, allowing you to see the sights during the day and experience the nightlife.
Freshly Prepared Cuisine – Food is interwoven with travel. From discovering the unique flavors of a new city to watching a dish come together, some of the best travel memories revolve around food. That is why Princess has partnered with world-renown chefs like Curtis Stone, Ernesto Uchimura, Angelo Auriana, Richard Chen, Emmanuel Renaut and master chocolatier Norman Love to bring unique and authentic dining experiences on board in our main dining rooms and in our specialty restaurants. With fresh regional cuisine made from scratch and culinary tours in every region, we feed your body and your sense of wonder. Whether it’s a trip to Ben Thanh market in Ho Chi Minh City to gather ingredients for a Vietnamese cooking class or a decadent six-course dinner on board at SHARE, you will make memories that last a lifetime.
Rejuvenation – A cruise isn’t just one adventure after another from dawn ’til dusk. With cruising, your resort travels with you and offers a blend of excitement and rejuvenation not found elsewhere. CNBC ranked Princess the “#1 Cruise Line for Relaxation” in 2018, and you will understand why, with amenities like the Sanctuary, a retreat for adults that offers al fresco massages, refreshing beverages and Serenity Stewards to attend to your needs. If deeper relaxation is needed, you can indulge in the award-winning Lotus Spa® with a hot stone massage, aromatherapy sauna or detoxifying facial. When the day is done, you retire to the Princess Luxury Bed, designed in partnership with sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus to provide the ultimate night’s rest.
Engaging Entertainment – First-time cruisers sometimes wonder what there will be to do on days at sea. We love the moment on board when you discover that each ship is filled with so much engaging, exciting and varied entertainment that it would take many cruises to experience it all. Through Festivals of the World, you’ll celebrate the food, culture and music of the region you are sailing, while on-board programs like Rhythm of the Caribbean, Aloha Spirit and North to Alaska fully immerse you in local life. We have also teamed up with Oscar®, Grammy® and Tony® award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz to bring Broadway-quality stage shows aboard. Topping it all off you can experience the excitement of being on the hit show The Voice from the comfort of your voyage with The Voice of the Ocean, a floating singing competition just like the one on television.
Princess at a Glance
18 ships across the fleet that serve over 1.8 million passengers yearly.
Over 380 destinations across more than 100 countries on 7 continents.
Over 170 unique itineraries ranging from one day to 111 days.
More than 500 More Ashore late night calls across 98 ports and 70 overnight calls across 16 ports.
Access to over 100 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.