Christened in 2013, the Royal Princess is the premier vessel in the cruise line’s new class. The Royal Class – consisting of the Regal Princess and Royal Princess – expands Princess’ standard features. For one, the Atrium takes socializing and dining up several notches, with new lounges and restaurants, while entertainment now includes more shows and exercise activities. Among these are the largest deck pool for the cruise line, the new Princess® WaterColor Fantasy, the SeaWalk, and an expanded Movies Under The Stars® screen. Since its debut, the Royal Princess has been called one of the “Most Popular Ships At Sea” and has won five Travel Weekly Magellan Awards. The ship now makes several European trips, including to the British Isles and the Mediterranean.
The new ship design presents more cabins with balconies, with all staterooms now offering them. All living accommodations include: • 1,438 suites with balconies • 314 mini suites • 358 deluxe balcony suites • 730 balcony cabins • 342 inside cabins • 780 additional/upper berths 36 rooms across this spectrum provide wheelchair accessibility.
Since its maiden voyage, the Royal Princess earned the distinction as the “Best Cruise Ship for Foodies.” Even with expanded restaurants, for both casual and specialty selections, Princess presents a range of ways to dine: Traditional: As you opt for the standard cruise meals, with fixed times, tablemates, and waiters, add a bit more luxury with the Chef’s Table Lumiere, which creates a more intimate and extravagant experience with a softly-lit curtain. Any Time: Have your meal in a choice of dining rooms at your leisure, but consider taking your party down to the wine cellar. There, experts will tell you which wines go well with dishes on the menu. Specialty: Get fresh, highly-sought after meals in Sabatini’s, Princess’ popular Italian restaurant, or the Crown Grill, the cruise line’s well-known steakhouse. Casual: Enjoy staples in the Horizon Court, International Café, Pastry Shop, and Alfredo’s Pizzeria, but don’t forget to expand your palate with the new Ocean Terrace seafood bar, Gelato, and Vines, with wine, sushi, and tapas.
What to Do
Princess took its entertainment foundation and strengthened it with the Royal Princess. First, the Princess Theater offers a larger size, while Princess Live! lets you into a world of broadcast shows, including comedy programs, game shows, live music, and culinary demonstrations. Then, Movies Under The Stars® -- Princess’ quintessential feature – is now 30-percent larger. Expanding the nighttime outdoor activities are the SeaWalk, a glass walkway taking you directly over the ocean, and the Princess® WaterColor Fantasy, a stunning display created through dancing fountains, lights, and sounds. For something a bit laidback, the lounges are your go-to destination in the evenings. See performances and grab a cocktail or two in the Vista Lounge, Bellini’s, Crooner’s Lounge and Bar, or the Wheelhouse Bar. During the day, find the perfect spot to relax in the Lotus Spa, Retreat, or Fountain Pool, or opt for the adults-only Sanctuary. If you prefer to sweat a bit more, the Fitness Center and private aerobics studio add a bit more intensity to the offering of the putting green, jogging track, golf practice range, table tennis, or laser shooting range. Whatever your preferred activity level, the Royal Princess has something fitting your fancy. With your children, drop them off in the several spaces geared for those under 17 years of age. Princess divides children into three age groups and, in addition to the standard arcade, Fun Zone, and splash pools, now offers a DJ booth amongst all activity choices. Give your vacation on the seas a new level of luxury with the Royal Princess. Find an itinerary and start planning today with Direct Line Cruises.