Activities

Activities

A wealth of diversions for nearly every interest – and mood

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Discovery at sea enrichment programs

Princess has joined forces with Discovery CommunicationsTM to bring enriching new experiences on board and ashore with Discovery at SeaTM.

  • On Board: There’s Stargazing on the top deck and activities inspired by hit shows, such as Shark Week, Finding Bigfoot, Deadliest Catch and more.

  • Ashore: Get the most out of your vacation with DiscoveryTM and Animal PlanetTM Recommended Tours- plus Exclusive tours only available from Princess.

Learn more about Discovery at SeaAlso see our Shore Excursions

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Live it up at the festivals of the world

Experience grand traditions and colorful cultures with our Festivals of the World celebrations and cruise ship activities! Depending on where you sail, you might experience:

  • Rio’s Carnival
  • Carnaval de Panama
  • Oktoberfest
  • Mardi Gras
  • Klondike Festival
  • Mexican Fiesta
  • Carnevale Di Venezia
  • King Kamehameha Festival
  • Matariki Festival
  • Midsommarfest
  • Celtic Festival

Learn more about Festivals of the World


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Destination-themed activities

Live performances, music and dance lessons, local foods and more will give you a deeper connection to the places you visit. Depending on your itinerary, cruise activity options may include:

  • Meet Alaskan lumberjacks with North to Alaska
  • Hula dancing and ukulele lessons in Hawaii
  • Street pan drum lessons in the Caribbean
  • Mariachis on deck in Mexico
  • Traditional Maori performance in New Zealand
  • Brazilian samba dancers in South America
  • Local dishes served in our main dining rooms
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Encounters with discovery at sea

Get more out of your travels with engaging multi-media presentations by local destination experts, plus naturalists and specialists in their fields, who will enlighten you about the places you’ll visit.

Learn more about Encounters

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Culinary demonstrations & wine tastings

Learn how to prepare the gourmet specialties served on board. Or indulge in a special wine tasting with selections from regional vineyards, as well as varietals from around the globe.

Learn more about Food & Dining

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Art gallery, courses & auctions

Peruse our extensive art gallery, or attend an art history lecture highlighting some of the world’s greatest masters. And don’t miss our exciting Champagne art auctions, where you can bid on keepsakes of your own.

Not available on Pacific Princess

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The ultimate ship tour

Get exclusive behind-the-scenes access with our Ultimate Ship Tour. As one of the most intriguing cruise activities, explore the engine control room, medical center, galley, laundry operations, and take in the dramatic views from the bridge’s wraparound windows – plus you’ll get to meet the captain!

Charges apply. Limited capacity

DELIGHTFUL DIVERSIONS

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The shops of princess cruises

It’s no surprise The Shops are awarded “Best Onboard Shopping” from Porthole magazine year after year. You’ll find fine merchandise from brands like Swarovski, Chanel, Estée Lauder, Clinique, Lancôme, Calvin Klein, Citizen and Tissot, plus local crafts, keepsakes and souvenirs.

Learn more about The Shops of Princess

Venues vary by ship and are subject to change.

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Pools, hot tubs and more

Take a dip in our sparkling freshwater pools or unwind in our hot tubs and padded loungers. You’ll also find Movies Under the Stars®, hilarious pool competitions, cocktails mixing demonstration, bars, our world-famous pizza and even complimentary soft serve ice cream.

Venues vary by ship and are subject to change.

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Sporting pursuits

  • Basketball sports court
  • Ping Pong
  • Miniature golf putting course
  • Golf Driving Range
  • Shuffleboard

Venues vary by ship and are subject to change.

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Princess book club

The Princess Cruises Book Club offers an opportunity to interact with fellow guests who share your passion for reading. Or you can visit our onboard library where you’ll find a wide selection, from classics to today’s best sellers.

Learn more about the Princess Book Club

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Dancing classes & hotspots

Add a new twist or two to your dance moves with a wide variety of fun classes like country line dancing, ballroom, salsa, and more. Get your heart pumping with a high energy Zumba class or take your sweetheart for a spin on one of our pulsating night clubs.
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Informed Onboard

With our free, award-winning mobile tool, Princess@Sea, you'll find the latest schedule of daily activities and events, from entertainment and dining to shopping and port information while you're onboard. You'll even have instant access to your stateroom account. Our onboard daily newsletter, The Princess Patter, is also available to keep you up-to-date on the latest happenings during your cruise.

Learn more about Princess@Sea

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