About Princess Cruises
Princess Cruises offers classy cruises with an international atmosphere. The cruise line, which now has one of the largest fleets with 18 ships, startet its success story more than 50 years ago with a single ship cruising along the Mexican Riviera. Meanwhile, the ships of the cruise are sailing on all of the seven seas and cruise along varied routes at all continents. The atmosphere on board the ships is relaxed and comfortable, instead of large rooms you will find also on the larger ships rather smaller cafes and bars. However, the stylish ambience and the excellent cuisine ensure a classic cruise feeling. More and more German guests are also discovering Princess Cruises, so there is German-speaking on-board assistance on selected voyages. Nevertheless, you should have a basic knowledge of English.
The Island Princess was christened in 2003 and last renovated in 2017. At a length of 294 meters, the ship can accommodate 1974 passengers. The Island Princess offers 700 cabins with balconies, fine dining, great service and many differently designed lounges. The ship has the same variety of event rooms as the famous larger ships of the Princess fleet, but spread over two decks and with fewer passengers on board. The Island Princess and its sister ship Coral Princess are designed slim enough to pass the Panama Canal or the fjords of the Alaskan coast. The additional costs are comparable, if not lower than on German ships. The board currency is the US dollar. All services are subject to a service charge, as is standard on international ships.
All cabins on Island Princess are very comfortable and cosy furnished, and designed quite spacious. Many cabins have their own balcony. The inside cabins are 14-15 square meters in size, outside cabins 15-20 square meters and balcony cabins 16-25 square meters. The size of the suites varies between 28 and 122 square meters depending on the category.
Atmosphere on Board
You will enjoy all the amenities and varied possibilities of a large ship while you feel secure and personally cared for, as if you were crossing the seas on a small ship. Contributing to this are the many small bars and lounges as well as the good, unobtrusive and personal service of Princess Cruises. Comfortable casual wear is recommended during the day, matching the visited destination. In the evening, the guests also like to dress a little more chic and choose sporty chic or elegant clothes.
Food and Beverages
One of the cruise lines quality features is its excellent cuisine. In addition to the main restaurant with various dining rooms, there are also four different specialty restaurants on board, where you can enjoy delicacies from all over the world at an extra cost. Our tip: If you do not want to be tied to fixed table times, please note the "Anytime Dining". Then you can eat in a separate area of the main restaurant whenever you want. For that you relinquish a "fixed table" for a fixed table time in the main restaurant.
Entertainment, Sports and Relaxation
Whether you prefer calm relaxation or want to dance the night away in the disco: From piano music over a live band to disco - on board the Golden Princess every guest gets their money's worth. Evenings feature elaborate Broadway-style shows in the grand theater. One of the cruise line's trademarks is the open-air cinema "Movies under the stars", where you can enjoy outdoor cinema blockbusters in a unique atmosphere. In the Hot Spots life pulsates also late at night. Hot spots on board are for example the casino or the Skywalkers Nightclub. The Lotus Spa offers a large fitness area with stunning sea views, a pool with relaxation area, numerous courses, a jogging course and a 9-hole golf course. The spa also offers numerous pampering and beauty treatments *. Some more pools and some whirlpools on deck invite you to swim and relax. * For a fee
Despite its size you can orientate yourself easily onboard the Golden Princess. You will experience a classy cruise at high quality and a very attractive price. The onboard language is English, so we recommend basic English skills. Overall, a well-organized cruising experience awaits you with numerous activities and relaxation possibilities.
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