Smaller ships lead to itineraries veering away from the well-trodden path, and Princess, generally a contemporary cruise line, has introduced a fleet specifically for this purpose. The Small Ships of Princess®, including the Ocean Princess, sail to some of the world’s most exotic destinations. This could be ports along the coast of Southeast Asia, letting you into the worlds of French-influenced cities, jungle, and ancient Buddhist temples, or along Africa’s grand perimeter. The Ocean Princess further takes less-traveled routes through Europe and the South Pacific, offering glimpses into tropical islands and historic Baltic ports. The size makes the Ocean Princess stand out. Rooms on this R-Class ship accommodate up to 680 passengers, and activities and attractions span over 11 decks.
Background & BasicsThe Ocean Princess differs from the rest of the cruise line’s fleet in a few ways. For one, while the ship has been in use since 1999, originally as the R-Four, it became part of the Princess lineup in 2002, in which it was introduced as the Tahitian Princess. The smaller size means living arrangements are selective, with the following options available: • 10 suites with private balconies • 52 mini-suites with private balconies • 170 balcony cabins • 80 ocean view cabins • 26 inside cabins 232 total rooms offer balconies, and four provide wheelchair accessibility. The Ocean Princess further presents a choice of three dining options to all passengers, with all meals made fresh by seasoned gourmet chefs: Traditional: The typical cruise meal experience, of scheduled times and seating arrangements, can be had in the Club Restaurant. Specialty: Princess’ most popular option across all ships here includes Sabatini’s, the cruise line’s well-known Italian chain, the Sterling Steakhouse, and Ultimate Balcony Dining. Casual: Have your pick of meal times, choices, and where to eat. Make a decision with the Panorama Buffet, Deck Barbecue, afternoon tea, or 24-hour room service.
Activities on BoardThe Ocean Princess takes travelers like yourself to some of the world’s most exclusive destinations, but in between sightseeing and exploring in port, what can you do on the ship? The Main Pool, featuring two hot tubs, offers that type of fun-in-the-sun, versatile activity for the whole family. Or if it’s specifically relaxation you’re seeking, head over to the Thalasso Spa Pool. But to prepare for that hike or long tour, get pumped up first in the Lotus spa, gym, and fitness center or the jogging track. For more leisurely exercise, consider the golf practicing cage or the shuffleboard court. Part of seeing so many great destinations across the world is learning about the cultures, so prepare a bit beforehand with Scholarship@Sea enrichment opportunities or researching in the internet café or library. Nighttime brings a change of scenery, so decide where you would like to be: In the club or at a show. The Ocean Princess enhances both popular options with performances and more happenings in the Cabaret Lounge, the Casino, the Club Bar, the Casino Bar, or the Tahitian Lounge. When you’ve got much of the world to see, sit back and experience it in comfort. The Ocean Princess creates such an atmosphere, so find the right itinerary today through Direct Line Cruises.
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