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How to Plan the Perfect Princess Cruise
Planning a Princess cruise can be a daunting task thanks to all the amazing destinations you can visit, but with a little bit of guidance, even the planning process can be more enjoyable than you might anticipate. Just think: You’ll have a vacation to look forward to, and you’ll get the satisfaction of knowing everything’s planned out to a T. In this article, we will provide tips on how to choose the right cruise and make the most of your voyage so you can focus on the fun of Princess Cruises.
Starting Your Research
If you’re planning to take a cruise, be prepared to take care of a little work. There are many different types of cruises to choose from, so it can take some time and research to find the one that best suits your needs and interests.
Before you book your cruise, be sure to read through the many available reviews. This will help you get a good idea of what kind of Princess cruise you want to take and what to expect. Remember to take into account your budget when booking your cruise. There are many different options available, some of which are designed for budget-conscious travelers, so find the one that fits your needs and budget.
Finally, be sure to remember to have fun while on your cruise! Cruising is a great way to enjoy a holiday and see some amazing sights.
Choosing the Right Cruise
There are a few things to consider when planning your cruise: what type of voyage will be best for you, what ports of call will you visit, and what types of activities are available.
When choosing a cruise, it’s important to consider what type of voyage you want to take. There are three main types of cruises: all-inclusive, port-only, and mixed-type cruises.
All-inclusive cruises allow you to experience the destination without having to worry about budgeting for meals or other expenses. The ticket price you pay covers multiple aspects of your cruise. This is a popular type of cruise, and they often offer the widest variety of activities and ports of call.
Port-only cruises focus on a single port of call and allow travelers to experience that city or country in depth. They’re great for travelers who want to explore a new destination without having to worry about transportation costs.
Mixed-type cruises combine elements of all three types of cruises into one trip. This allows passengers to have the best of all worlds: all the convenience of an all-inclusive cruise, the variety of ports offered by a port-only cruise, and the opportunity to experience a country or city on a mixed-type cruise.
No matter which type of cruise you choose, be sure to research the different ports of call available. Some destinations offer more than one port of call, so be sure to plan your trip based on your interests and preferences.
Of course, one of the most important factors when planning a cruise is budget. Remember that there are no limits to how much you can spend on a cruise, as long as you’re willing to pay for amenities such as food, drinks, and entertainment if you don’t purchase an all-inclusive ticket. Just be sure to research prices ahead of time so you don’t get caught off guard by any hidden charges when you go to book. Get familiar with the possible fees and taxes you’ll need to pay, too, so you can budget for them accordingly.
Once you’ve chosen your cruise, be sure to research the available activities. There are plenty of options for active travelers, from parasailing and diving to tours and cultural experiences. Be sure to ask about specific activities available before booking your cruise so you can maximize your enjoyment.
Planning your first Princess cruise can be overwhelming, but with a little bit of guidance, it can be a fun and exciting experience. Different types of cruises and their benefits make cruising a great way to enjoy a holiday.
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Royal Princess Overview
Royal Princess was christened by the lovely and royal Duchess of Cambridge, formerly Kate Middleton. This ship offers many incredible features, most notably the SeaWalk, a glass enclosed hallway that extends 28 feet beyond the edge of the ship giving passengers a spectacular and unobstructed view of the ocean below. Royal Princess features dozens of food options and an area to play bocce ball, croquet and golf, along with an expanded atrium with a tea tower where passengers can brew their own tea blend - a very royal experience, indeed.
- Passenger Capacity: 3,560 (double occupancy)
- Year Built: 2013
- Last Refurbished: 2018
- Balconies Royal Princess has abolished oceanview cabins. Princess made all of their outside cabins balconies, which gives passengers not only great views of the ports they're in and the oceans they are traversing, but with a balcony you get to experience cruising with all of your senses. You’ll hear the sea birds squaw, you’ll smell the fresh air and feel the breeze on your face. A balcony offers a step up, fit for the Royal Princess’ esteemed passengers.
- The Atrium The Royal Princess takes Princess Cruises to a new level. With an expanded size and lots of new features, the design team on the ship reinvented many of Princess’ core features. The Atrium, which is the center piece of the ship, is 50 percent larger than any Atrium before her. The Royal Princess’ Atrium connects three stories of the ship with beautiful staircases and presents the perfect spot to grab a cup of coffee or catch an interactive show.
- Godmother To honor the Royal Princess , none other than the Duchess of Cambridge christened the ship when she debuted in the spring of 2013. The Duchess, formerly known as Kate Middleton, christened the ship just over a month before giving birth to the heir to the British throne, Prince George. Middleton carries on an important family tradition as the original Royal Princess was christened by her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana.
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Royal Princess Cruise Destinations
Princess Cruises offers a wide array of cruising destinations, as well as a Cruisetour program that is revered in the cruising industry. This impressive selection includes over 100 itineraries reaching over 300 ports all across the world. Whether cruise to take in the beautiful fall foliage of Canada and New England or a splendid voyage to sunny Tahiti, Princess Cruises can offer you a great value with an exceptional experience. Other destinations include, but are not limited to: Asia, Hawaii, Mexico, the Panama Canal, Australia, and more.
Choose an Alaska cruise, where you can explore the tundra or view the natural beauty, take a dog sled ride or kick back in some hot springs!
A Princess Cruises Alaska Cruisetour is the best choice for a full, in-depth adventure in the Last Frontier.
Bring the Far East and the oriental treasures it holds a little closer with a cruise to Southeast Asia and India.
Satisfy your hunger for the unique and intriguing, whether it’s a rarely seen whale or a quirky new sport, with an Australia and New Zealand cruise.
Australia/New Zealand Cruisetours
Encounter out-of-this-world beauty, rich Aboriginal cultures and thrilling adventures on an Australia and New Zealand cruisetour.
Hawaii holds cultural delights and tropical pleasures in store for your cruise vacation.
South Pacific / Tahiti
French Polynesia’s animated culture and natural, gorgeous landscapes are the highlight of each and every day of a cruise to Tahiti and the South Pacific.
Cross the world’s largest ocean while visiting tropical islands and lively cultures along the way.
U. S. Pacific Coast
From San Francisco treats to Hollywood streets, it’s call about the West Coast—choose a California Coastal cruise.
Royal Princess Departure Ports
Princess Cruises has one of the most extensive set of sailings. Their ships travel the world embarking from popular ports like New York City, Vancouver, Venice and Los Angeles. They also have cruises that sail from smaller, more exotic ports like Kobe in Japan and Valparaiso in Chile. We’ll help you find a Princess cruise you’ll love, give us a call today.
Brisbane with its lazy subtropical aura is quickly becoming one of Australia’s most popular cruise destinations.
If you are looking for a relaxing, tranquil and laid-back vacation spot – Hobart is the place for you!
The near perfect days, beautiful scenery, pristine beaches and sparkling water offer the perfect backdrop for any dream adventure in Sydney, Australia.
Tokyo is a dazzling city where you might be overwhelmed at first by its modernity but will find lots of interesting subcultures in its various neighborhoods.
Auckland, New Zealand
The mild temperatures in Auckland enhance an outdoorsy cruise destination. Tour the many beaches, hike beautiful mountain ranges or just wander Auckland’s city streets.
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Honolulu, with its near perfect weather every day and beautiful mountains and tropical landscapes, is a destination not to be missed.
The possibilities are endless when cruising to or from the City of Angels. Let your inner rock star shine as you explore the many wonders of Los Angeles, California.
Known as The Emerald City, Seattle is a beautiful, luscious city with incredible views of the Cascade Mountains and Elliott Bay. The city is full of activities for both water lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.
Whether it’s your cruise destination or a launching point, Vancouver is a beautiful destination in itself with a sophisticated downtown and lots of natural elements to explore.
Experience the best of the Last Frontier in quaint Whittier, Alaska. Enjoy the clear water filled with salmon, red snapper and trout along with the freely roaming wildlife, all combining to make Whittier a treat to visit.
Royal Princess Deck Plans
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Choose this enhanced version of a Balcony stateroom with more space and a comfortable sofa bed. Enjoy a larger balcony with more room to view the beautiful scenery as you sail from destination to destination and take in the ocean breeze for a wonderful and romantic evening or morning. This stateroom also includes some of the amenities offered in a Mini-Suite stateroom.
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Choose this enhanced version of a Balcony stateroom with more space and a comfortable sofa bed. This cabin has an obstructed view balcony from which to enjoy the fresh sea air. Enjoy a larger balcony with more room to view the beautiful scenery as you sail from destination to destination and take in the ocean breeze for a wonderful and romantic evening or morning. This stateroom also includes some of the amenities offered in a Mini-Suite stateroom.
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Larger than a Deluxe Balconcy Suite. Choose this enhanced version of a Balcony stateroom with more space and a comfortable sofa bed. Enjoy a larger balcony with more room to view the beautiful scenery as you sail from destination to destination and take in the ocean breeze for a wonderful and romantic evening or morning. This stateroom also includes some of the amenities offered in a Mini-Suite stateroom.
This impressive stateroom offers the added indulgence of a balcony and gives you more space than a standard stateroom. Enjoy your own private outdoor space with a table, two chairs, and a relaxing view of the inspiring scenery surrounding you, wimpressive stateroom offers the added indulgence of a balcony. Enjoy your own private outdoor space with a table, two chairs, and a relaxing view of the inspiring scenery surrounding you, whether a beautiful sunset over the ocean or a new city to explore.
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These staterooms are the perfect place to recharge your batteries. Our most affordable option, featuring two twin beds or a queen-size bed. Other amenities include a refrigerator, hair dryer, TV, closet and bathroom with shower.
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A premium stateroom category featuring our best located Mini-Suite staterooms, as well as the great amenities found in all Mini-Suites plus premier dining benefits and luxurious perks. Each night, enjoy Club Class Dining, an exclusive dining area featuring expedited seating with no wait, expanded menu options, dedicated wait staff and tableside preparations. Other amenities include priority embarkation and disembarkation, a complimentary one-time wine set-up and so much more!
Choose a luxurious Mini-Suite with balcony which is substantially larger than a Balcony stateroom and receive a complimentary welcome glass of Champagne. Mini-Suites include a separate sitting area with sofa bed, premium bathroom amenities and two flat-panel televisions. For families or groups needing a little extra space, Mini-Suites offer an appealing and affordable option.
Penthouse Suite features a spacious cabin and balcony. Enjoy exclusive suite-only upgrades and benefits. Surrounding you with deluxe accommodations, a spacious Suite with balcony includes all the amenities of a Club Class Mini-Suite, plus incredible premiums. Enjoy more living space, a sofa bed and separate seating areas, and wonderfully enhanced amenities that range from priority embarkation and disembarkation to a complimentary mini-bar setup in suite and so much more.
Surrounding you with deluxe accommodations, a spacious Suite with balcony includes all the amenities of a Club Class Mini-Suite, plus incredible premiums. Enjoy more living space, a sofa bed and separate seating areas, and wonderfully enhanced amenities that range from priority embarkation and disembarkation to a complimentary mini-bar setup in suite and so much more.
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Top 10 Royal Princess Cruises
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- Royal Princess 20 NIGHT NEW ZEALAND TOUR 1403 Departing From Sydney, Australia (Jan 2024)
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- Royal Princess 19 NIGHT NEW ZEALAND TOUR 1404 Departing From Sydney, Australia (Jan 2024)
- Royal Princess 13 NIGHT Australia CRUISE Departing From Sydney, Australia (Feb 2024 - Feb 2025)
- Royal Princess 14 NIGHT South Pacific CRUISE Departing From Sydney, Australia (Mar 2024)
- Royal Princess 8 NIGHT Australia CRUISE Departing From Sydney, Australia (Mar 2024)
- Royal Princess 2 NIGHT Australia CRUISE Departing From Sydney, Australia (Apr 2024)
Learn More About Princess Cruises
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Savor dining aboard Princess Cruises, including the Main Dining Room, Sabatini's, Sterling Steakhouse, Crown Grill, Bayou Café, International Café, Chef's Table, room service and more.
Enjoy Princess Cruises' onboard entertainment, including Movies Under the Stars, stage shows, dancing, karaoke, comedy shows, casino games, bars and lounges.
Engage in Princess Cruises' onboard activities, including movie nights, ScholarShip classes, pools, hot tubs, poolside activities, sports courts, art auctions, ship tours, duty-free shops and more.
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Unwind at Princess Cruises' spa and fitness programs from the Lotus Spa and Lotus Fitness centers. Relax with a massage, facial, pedicure or Botox, or get a workout with a gym class.
From holidays to weddings, make your Princess Cruises vacation even more special by celebrating at sea.
Explore Princess Cruises' premium staterooms, including suite, balcony, oceanview and inside staterooms. Princess Cruises' family- and mini-suites give you room to spread out.
Learn about cruising with children aboard Princess Cruises. Most ships have youth programs for ages 3+, including kidsitting, youth dining, youth centers and teen lounges.
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Royal Princess current position
Royal Princess current location is at East Australia (coordinates -42.55446 S / 148.58201 E) cruising at speed of 14.6 kn (27 km/h | 17 mph) en route to Hobart. The AIS position was reported 38 seconds ago.
Current itinerary of Royal Princess
Royal Princess current cruise is 4 days, round-trip Tasmania Seacation . The itinerary starts on 15 Nov, 2023 and ends on 19 Nov, 2023 .
Specifications of Royal Princess
Royal Princess Itineraries
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The 2013-built Royal Princess cruise ship is the 1st Royal-class vessel in the Princess Cruises fleet, together with the fleet mates Regal Princess (2014), Majestic Princess (2017), Sky Princess (2019), Enchanted Princess (2021) and Discovery Princess (2022). From the same class is also the P&O UK ship Britannia (2015).
The vessel (IMO number 9584712) is currently Bermuda- flagged (MMSI 310661000) and registered in Hamilton .
History - construction and ownership
Princess Cruises is a USA-based passenger shipping company headquartered in Beverly Hills CA. A former subsidiary of P&O Princess Cruises (1977-founded), in 2003, the company merged with Carnival Corporation - the world's largest cruise shipowner. Among Princess Cruise Lines Ltd's assets is the Caribbean private island resort Princess Cays (on Bahamas Eleuthera Island's southern end), located approx 80 km (50 mi) from Nassau .
The 3600-passenger ship Royal Princess debuted in June 2013 with a series of 12-day Mediterranean voyages out of homeports Barcelona (Spain) and Venice (Italy) . The sistership Regal Princess was inaugurated in May 2014. These ships are among the world's largest passenger ships , being built by Fincantieri Italy. Royal Princess features 17 decks, 14 bars, a large-sized premium Spa, SeaWalk (glass-enclosed walkway). The glass-bottomed SeaWalk offers stunning sea and port views from 128 ft / 39 m above waterline.
An interesting fact is that one of the newest ships of Princess Cruises features in a BBC program - the upcoming ‘Sea Cities’ series. The 3-part documentary based in Southampton UK visits several ports across the United Kingdom to view their events and activities, as well as meet seafarers and staff. Princess Cruises’ Royal Princess appears in ‘Sea Cities: Maritime Liverpool’ episode, highlighting what goes on behind the scenes of the 19-deck cruise vessel during a visit to the city. The 60-minute episode airs on BBC2 on February 18, 2016.
Royal Princess was christened in 2013 by HRH, The Duchess of Cambridge. The ship called in Liverpool 7 times in 2015 on round Britain cruises.
Decks and Cabins
Royal Princess staterooms (1780 total, in 38 categories) include 350 Suites, 1088 Balcony and 342 Inside cabins, in 38 categories. The ship has no Oceanview cabins. Most outside accommodations (1438) have private step-out balconies. The ship also has 36 wheelchair-accessible cabins. The largest are the Balcony Suites (470 ft2 / 44 m2 plus 210 ft2 / 20 m2 terrace).
The boat has 18 decks , of which 15 are passenger-accessible and 8 with cabins.
Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks
Onboard Royal Princess, there is a big emphasis on dining with a total of 16 spots to eat. For the MDR (main dining room) experience, Royal offers "anytime" and "traditional" evening dining in 3 different restaurant venues. The Allegro offers set-tablemates and set-seating options, while Concerto and Symphony are open seating (between 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.). All of the MDRs offer the same menu, with the most special items occurring on formal nights. All the three main dining rooms offer heart-healthy,
Lotus Spa and vegetarian menu items for passengers with dietary restrictions. Food and service are generally excellent at all meals. One of the greatest improvements on Royal Princess is the Horizon Court. The buffet area offers double the number of seats found on Emerald Princess, Ruby Princess and Crown Princess; Royal provides space for 350 outdoors and 900 indoors and also offers a bigger variety of table styles, including 2-tops and bistro-style "counter-height" dining tables.
Follows the complete list of Royal Princess restaurants and food bars.
- Sabatini’s Restaurant (Italian specialty restaurant, a la carte: offers 3-course Italian/seafood menu; open between 6 p.m. -11 p.m., reservations recommended)
- Symphony Restaurant (midship location; offers “Anytime Dining” for Dinner; with “Wine Cellar” area serving “Wine Maker’s Dinner” for $40, capacity 12 guests)
- Alfredo’s Pizzeria (121-seat; the largest complimentary pizzeria at sea)
- Concerto Restaurant (forward Dining Room; offers “Anytime Dining” 5:30 pm -10 pm; serves “Wine Maker’s Dinner” package for $40)
- Allegro Restaurant (aft Dining Room; offers formal dining and two fixed dinner seatings at 6 pm or 8:15 pm; “Chef’s Table” private dining for $115, 12 guests)
- Ocean Terrace (specialty seafood bar)
- Crown Grill (160-seat steakhouse/seafood restaurant, reservations recommended; on select days serves British Pub Lunch, complimentary)
- Trident Grill & Prego Pizzeria (self-service, complimentary fast food bar)
- Calypso Cabana (food bar offering picnic baskets, desserts, champagne and wine packages)
- Horizon Court (self-service buffet restaurant, complimentary); Horizon Buffet and Horizon Terrace
- Swirls Bar (ice cream).
Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport
Royal Princess ship introduces more of an evolution than a revolution for the line. The sole big move forward by the cruise liner, that is being named Royal Princess in tribute to Princess' 1st purpose-built ship, is the innovative SkyWalk, which is a cantilevered, glass-enclosed walkway extending 28 ft/8,5 m beyond the edge of the vessel and 128 ft/39 m over the water. On the opposite side of the deck, the similarly designed 20-seat Seaview bar welcomes those who want to mix vistas with their vodka.
The bulk of performance action takes place in Royal's Princess Theater, situated on decks 6 and 7. The show lounge features palladium-style seating. It's deep, and if you don't arrive early, you might find yourself in the back, which is far from the stage. However, there aren't any obstacles or bad sightlines. The entertainment is excellent and varied, with a beat that is quite innovative. Passengers are entertained while sailing with top-rated production shows performed live in Princess Theater: The Secret Silk (via a partnership with award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz) and Encore (inspired by “Bravo!”, the cruise line’s top-rated show, and accompanied by onstage orchestra). In addition to the production shows, the Princess Theatre hosts other acts including vocalists and instrumentalists.
Follows the complete list of Royal Princess lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.
- The Piazza Atrium (3-deck open floor area; features live performances entertainment and lobby Bar Piazza)
- Princess Fine Arts Gallery; Photo Gallery & Shop; Limelight photo studio; Platinum Studio
- International Cafe (24-hour specialty coffee bar and patisserie)
- Vines Bar (wine/seafood/sushi bar)
- Gelato (the largest ice cream bar at sea)
- Library (with Internet stations); Internet Cafe (24-hour)
- Princess Royal Theatre (2-level musical and show productions; hosts workshops, seminars, game shows)
- Celebrations Shop; Calypso Cove Shop; Essence Shop; Meridian Bay Shop; Facets Shop
- Club 6 Disco & Bar; Churchill’s Lounge & Bar (cigar bar); Bellini’s Bar; Crooners Lounge & Bar; Princess Live Lounge; Vista Lounge; Concierge Lounge (Suite guests only); SkyLight Bar; Seaview Bar
- Princess Royal Casino
- Wheelhouse Bar (piano bar during the day and an English pub nightly)
- Royal’s Lotus Spa complex; Beauty Salon; Fitness Center (with Aerobics Studio)
- Wedding Chapel
- Movies Under the Stars (LED screen outdoor cinema)
- The Game Lounge (Video Games Arcade); Teen Center; Youth Center; Remix Disco & Lounge (teen club)
- The Sanctuary (adult-only open-air area)
- SeaWalk (glass-bottomed cantilevered walkway, 18 m/60 ft long)
- Fountain Pool area; Retreat Pool area
- Watercolor Fantasy, located on the top deck, captivates guests with brightly colored lights illuminating the water and offering a show of pirouettes, waltzes and fountains shooting water up to 33ft high choreographed to music.
- Princess Royal Sports Central - Center Court (volleyball, basketball, European football); Tennis Tables, Game Lounge virtual gaming, The Greens golf nets, Golfing Cage, Laser Shooting; Jogging Track.
Royal Princess itinerary program was initially based on Mediterranean and Caribbean voyages (alternating seasonally) with departures from homeports Fort Lauderdale FL USA, Civitavecchia-Rome , Venice , Barcelona .
In 2019-2020, the ship operated Mexican Riviera roundtrips from Long Beach-Los Angeles CA USA . The new itinerary program included 27x voyages (5-days and 7-days long) visiting Cabo San Lucas , Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta . All 5-day "Cabo San Lucas Getaway" itineraries were with an overnight in Cabo.
Due to the Coronavirus crisis, the Royal Princess ship was paused for 2+ years (March 2020 thru April 2022). Operations were scheduled to restart on April 8, 2022, with homeporting in Vancouver BC Canada and voyages to Alaska and California. The Alaskan deployment replaced the previously planned Australia-New Zealand 2021-22 winter program (based on homeporting in Sydney NSW ) which was rescheduled for winter 2022-23.
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The Fincantieri Monfalcone -built liner debuted in June 2013 with a 2-day maiden voyage from Southampton to Channel Islands ( Guernsey ). This "preview cruise" (itinerary June 9-11, 2013) was roundtrip from Southampton to St Peter Port (Guernsey Island). The “Inaugural Cruise” (maiden voyage) was on June 16 (Mediterranean roundtrip out of Southampton) visiting ports in Portugal and Spain - Vigo , Lisbon , Gibraltar , Malaga , Barcelona .
The liner was christened by godmother Kate Middleton (Duchess of Cambridge). The naming ceremony was in Port Southampton England , held on June 16, 2013. Followed the maiden voyage to Iberia.
The vessel's powerplant includes four Wartsila marine diesel engines (model 46F, 2x 12V and 2x 14V) with combined power output 62,4 MW (83,700 hp). The propulsion system is based on two azipods with combined power output 18 MW (24,000 hp).
The ship has Fincantieri Monfalcone yard/hull number 6223, volume 142714 GT-tons, DWT-deadweight tonnage 12512 tons, LOA length 330 m, beam 38 m (max width 47 m/including the Navigation Bridge's wings), max draught 8,6 m.
Fun facts: It takes 3 million man-hours to build a Royal-class liner. For its construction are used 37000 tons of steel. For instance, about 12,000 tons of steel were used for constructing the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles . The paint used for the vessel is 95,000 gallons (360,000 L), which is two times more than the quantity consumed for Golden Gate Bridge (re-painted annually). The electrical cables wiring the whole vessel are long 2484 mi (4000 km) which is enough to link NYC with LA .
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A welcoming atmosphere and innovative service create the perfect way to see the world
- Size: Large
- Style: Resort
- Type: Ocean
- Year of launch: 2013
- Year of last refit: 2018
- Gross tonnage: 142229t
- Length: 330.0m
- Width: 39.0m
- Speed: 22kts
- Language: English
- Currency: US Dollar ($)
- No. of passengers: 3560
- No. of crew: 1346
- No. of cabins: 1800
- -wheelchair access: 38
Princess Medallion Class vacations offer the ultimate hassle-free customized cruise experience. It starts with Medallion®, a quarter-size wearable device that enables everything from touch-free boarding to locating loved ones anywhere on board. We also offer enhanced services such as: B. Delivery of everything you need. Stay connected and spend more time doing what you love during a Princess Medallion Class® vacation.
The Cruising Medallion Class® is meant to make your vacation hassle-free. It turns out that the cutting-edge technology behind our smart ships also helps reduce physical contact. From staged boarding to contactless payments, you can continue to enjoy excellent service while staying safe at sea, giving you complete control over your vacation experience.
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Walk down the hallway and voila! The door will open as you approach and may even greet you personally. Enjoy keyless entry with automatic door locks every time you enter the cabin.
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You can buy groceries, drinks and other things, even laundry tokens. – Contactless with MedallionPay™. The crew will verify your identity by matching your photo with your location without having to hand over your card or enter your PIN. Worried about how much you (and your family) spent on your cruise? Easily monitor your onboard spending by accessing your portfolio on your smart device.
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With MedallionNet® Wi-Fi, you can access the internet from anywhere on board, allowing you to:
- Check email, text, video chat, and exchange pictures
- Stream your favorite shows, movies, music and sports
- Stay in touch with loved ones
You can buy packages for 1 or 4 devices at low daily prices.
Dine When, How and Where You Like
Customize your dining experience with Dine My Way reservations. Customize your meal times each day and choose from the main dining room or specialty restaurants. Eat dinner at the same time each night, or change it to suit you. Choose from a variety of options while avoiding lines and waiting times.
* Reservation time will be determined according to the capacity and availability of the venue.
To simplify the passenger tipping process, daily tipping fees are automatically credited to your onboard account at our discretion. The daily gratuity is $16.50 per person for suites, $15.50 per person for mini-suites and club class rooms, and $14.50 per person for inside, ocean view and balcony staterooms. This tip will be shared among all waiters, cabin stewards, buffet stewards, housekeeping staff throughout the fleet, and others who have made and supported your cruise experience. An 18% gratuity is added to bar charges and wine bills in the dining room.
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Along with her sister ships Regal Princess and Majestic Princess, Royal Princess represents Princess Cruises next generation of cruise ships
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