Princess Cruises News Center
One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global cruise and tour company taking more than one million passengers each year to more than 300 worldwide destinations on six continents.
Our company operates a fleet of 18 modern ships renowned for their innovative design and wide array of choices in dining, entertainment and amenities, all provided in an environment of exceptional customer service.
A Destination Expert:
A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess travels to destinations around the globe including Alaska, Caribbean, Panama Canal, Mexican Riviera, Europe, South America, Australia/New Zealand, South Pacific, Hawaii, Tahiti/French Polynesia, Asia, Africa, India, Canada/New England and world cruises.
A Consummate Host:
Princess passengers enjoy warm and gracious service in an atmosphere of comfortable elegance. Princess crew members are dedicated to providing exceptional service to ensure guests can escape the everyday with an unforgettable vacation.
A Relaxed, Rejuvenating Retreat at Sea:
Princess ships offer an atmosphere of comfortable elegance, with public spaces designed to feel intimate, even on the largest vessels. Our ships feature a variety of signature “escape” venues and amenities, enabling passengers to enjoy themselves in an informal, relaxed atmosphere whether they’re seeking quiet time to rejuvenate or want to keep active with a full array of onboard activities.
A History of Innovation:
Princess is recognized as an industry innovator, having introduced many new features and programs through the years that were so well received they were later adopted by other lines, becoming standard throughout the industry. Among them are affordable balconies on many of the ship’s outside cabins, 24-hour dining, and a choice dining venues and flexible dining times. Princess ships also debuted features such as Movies Under the Stars poolside theaters, The Sanctuary adults-only oasis, a Chef’s Table dining experience and a behind-the-scenes Ultimate Ship Tour. The line's newest ship, Royal Princess, debuted features such as an over-water SeaWalk, a new Princess Live! television studio; and a special Chef’s Table Lumiere dining space that surrounds diners in a curtain of light.
“The Love Boat”:
Princess Cruises and our “seawitch” logo first became famous in 1977 when one of our ships, Pacific Princess, was cast in a starring role on a new television show called “The Love Boat.” The weekly series, which introduced millions of viewers to the concept of a sea-going vacation, was an instant hit and Princess has remained synonymous with cruising ever since. The show, which can still be seen around the world, has been widely credited with fueling the dramatic expansion of the cruise industry.