Princess Cruise Ships: Photos & Information

When you sail with Princess Cruises, you'll discover that your ship is more than your home away from home...it's a relaxed, rejuvenating retreat at sea. From the friendly service to the comfortably elegant venues, every detail is designed for you to Escape Completely.

The Princess fleet is renown for its innovate signature features, which are listed on the follow pages. Onboard every ship, you'll also enjoy these fine amenities.

  • Lotus Spa & Fitness Center
  • Casino, Bars & lounges
  • Internet Cafe & library
  • Musical production shoes, comedians & performers
  • Art gallery & auctions
  • Photo/video gallery & services
  • Onboard shops
  • ScholarShip@Sea enrichment programs
  • Choice of flexible Anytime Dining or Traditional Dining
  • Casual dining venues including a pizzeria & buffet
  • Sparkling freshwater pools & hot tubs

The world renowned Cruise Liner, Princess Cruises, didn't gain its status by any means other than incredible service and always improving ships. All 16 ships in the Princess Fleet have been refurbished at some point during the last 4 years.

Princess Cruises will also be introducing a new ship, the Royal Princess in June of 2013. This will be the largest of the Princess ships and will have new venues and amenities.

Picking the Right Princess Ship

Do you want a larger ship with extra dining options, a private area for adults, a larger spa or Movies Under the Stars? Do you prefer a newer ship or perhaps? The charts below help you easily choose the right Princess Cruise ship based on the size of the vessel or onboard amenities.

Ship Statistics

Ship
Passenger Capacity
Balconies
Tonnage
Date of Refurbishment
Royal
3,560
1,438
141,000
BRAND NEW 2013
Caribbean
3,080
900
112,894
Nov 2011
Crown
3,080
900
113,561
Oct 2011
Emerald
3,080
900
113,561
Dec 2009
Ruby
3,080
900
113,561
Dec 2011
Diamond
2,670
740
115,875
Oct 2010
Sapphire
2,670
740
115,875
Jan 2012
Golden
2,590
700
108,875
Apr 2009
Grand
2,590
700
107,517
Apr 2011
Star
2,590
700
108,977
Nov 2011
Dawn
1,990
400
77,441
Jun 2009
Sea
1,990
400
77,499
Sep 2009
Sun
1,990
400
77,441
Apr 2010
Coral
1,970
700
91,627
Oct 2009
Island
1,970
700
91,627
Sep 2010
Ocean
680
200
30,277
Dec 2009
Pacific
680
200
30,277
Jan 2010

Ship Entertainment and Venues Checklists*

Ship
The Piazza
Movies Under the Stars
The Sanctuary
Lotus Spa
Night Clubs
Royal
1
Caribbean
2
Crown
2
Emerald
2
Ruby
2
Diamond
 
2
Sapphire
2
Golden
1
Grand
1
Star
1
Dawn
 
1
Sea
 
1
Sun
 
1
Coral
 
1
Island
 
1
Ocean
 
 
 
0
Pacific
 
 
 
0

Ship Feature and Dining Venues Checklists*

Ship
Sabatini's
Crown Grill
Sterling Steakhouse
Bayou Cafe & Steakhouse
Vines Wine Bar
International Cafe
Royal
 
 
Caribbean
 
 
Crown
 
 
Emerald
 
 
Ruby
 
 
Diamond
 
 
 
 
Sapphire
 
 
Golden
 
 
Grand
 
 
Star
 
 
Dawn
 
 
 
 
 
Sea
 
 
 
 
 
Sun
 
 
 
 
 
Coral
 
 
 
 
Island
 
 
 
 
Ocean
 
 
 
 
Pacific
 
 
 
 

Where Does Each Ship Sail?

Royal - Eastern and Southern Caribbean, Western Europe, British Isles, Canada and New England

Source

Ruby - Caribbean and Europe

Emerald - Canada, New England, Caribbean, and Europe

Crown - Caribbean and Europe

Caribbean - Canada, New England, Caribbean, and Europe

Diamond - Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, India, and Africa

Sapphire - Alaska, Pacific Coastal, Hawaii, and Mexican Riviera

Star - Alaska, Pacific Coastal, Hawaii, Mexican Riviera, and South America

Golden - Alaska, Pacific Coastal, and Hawaii

Grand - Caribbean and Europe

Dawn - Australia, New Zealand, Asia, India, Africa, Hawaii, and South Pacific

Sea - Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, India, Africa, and South Pacific

Sun - Australia, New Zealand, Asia, India, Africa, South Pacific, and World Cruise

Coral - Alaska, Pacific Coastal, and Panama Canal

Island - Alaska, Pacific Coastal, and Panama Canal

Ocean - Australia, New Zealand, Asia, India, Africa, Europe, Hawaii, and South Pacific

Pacific - Pacific Coastal, South America, and World Cruise

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Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

Sounds great.I will do that. Thanks for the tip! I've never been to Hawaii before so this ought to be an amazing adventure.


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AtlasSue 4 years ago Author

Thanks Karen. The itinerary on the Hawaii cruise for October looks amazing! While onboard keep an eye out for special programs called "Aloha Spirit," where they will teach the Hawaiian culture including some language, cooking and even lei making classes.


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Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

Wow, what a great hub. I am a cruise fanatic and have cruised on Princess, Holland America and Norwegian cruise lines. Princess is my favorite. We are taking a cruise on the Princess Sapphire in October to Hawaii. We can't wait. Great hub here and I love the pictures and the stats! Good work, voted up and awesome!

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