On a Princess cruise, captivating Discovery™ hit series come alive as unforgettable experiences. You can explore coral reefs teeming with life on a snorkeling adventure in the Caribbean, let centuries-old ceremonies at Edinburgh Castle in Europe transport you through time; or experience life aboard Alaska’s Deadliest Catch crab boats. Every cruise offers immersive activities the whole family can share: from Discovery and Animal Planet shore excursions, to onboard activities featuring favorites like MythBusters and Shark Week to guided Stargazing on deck. Don’t just see the world, Discover its wonders.
Immersive Activities and Experiences
Discovery, discovery family & animal planet shore excursions
We are proud to offer shore excursions that are not only fascinating experiences for the whole family, but recommended by two of the most trusted names in exploration – Discovery and Animal Planet.
Discovery and Animal Planet Exclusive Tours are unique tours that cannot be booked independently and are available only through Princess Cruises. Discovery & Discovery Family Recommended Tours provide enriching and immersive once-in-a-lifetime experiences, while Animal Planet Recommended Tours show you the coolest animals around the globe.
Stargazing with discovery at sea
Science Channel™ and Princess Cruises will take you on a cosmic voyage as you look to the skies from our top deck. On this interactive guided tour, a Princess Stargazing Specialist will teach you how to find your bearings and identify the major constellations, hear the secrets of the stars and the folklore around them. Great for explorers of all ages.
Contingent upon weather and light conditions. Excludes Alaska itineraries due to the midnight sun.
Shark week at sea
Inspired by Discovery’s popular Shark Week, Princess has designed special onboard experiences that will entertain adults and kids alike. See Shark Week exclusive programming and take part in games, crafts, trivia and more during your voyage. With a variety of shark-themed activities, there’s something fin-tastic for everyone to enjoy!
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High seas heist with detective joe kenda
Calling all mystery lovers. Go on the case with celebrity detective Lt. Joe Kenda, and see if you can solve a heist whodunit. This experience begins with the theft of a rare necklace and ends with the unmasking of the culprit. In between is a journey full of puzzles, clues and activities as you narrow down your suspect list with help from Lt. Kenda via video segments. Develop your theories, and uncover the thief. You could win a special prize package… or, at least, bragging rights.
A game beyond the ordinary
Would you be able to survive Alaska's frozen tundra or Australia's Outback? Now, you'll be able to find out if you've got what it takes! Compete with fellow guests in this survival-style game show celebrating some of Discovery's top survival tales. A game that's truly beyond the ordinary!
Encounters with discovery at sea
Learn the stories behind the destinations you’ll visit from regional residents who know the areas personally. Find out about native plants and animals from naturalists who have studied them for years. And gain insights into events from years past that shape the world we see today. Every Encounters onboard speaker offers enriching discoveries that add to the immersive experience through which Princess Cruises inspires you to come back new.
Animal planet's treehouse masters
On the recent season of Treehouse Masters, we saw Pete Nelson and his crew build a one-of-a-kind treehouse at Princess Cruises’ Mt. McKinley Wilderness Lodge. The build was highlighted on the finale episode in Denali State Park, Alaska. The treehouse, now open to visitors, is constructed for mountain high relaxation with spectacular views of Denali. Experience it only on a cruisetour with Princess.
Fun for the Whole Family
Voyage to the Stars Planetarium: Experience “Voyage to the Stars Planetarium” bringing a stunning indoor planetarium to the sea, displaying real-time images of constellations, planets and galaxies to complement our live stargazing with "Discovery at SEA" experience. Now available on Caribbean Princess, and Ruby Princess.
Discovery at Sea Trivia Challenge: Trivia is getting an upgrade with new questions, photos and video footage from MythBusters, Animal Planet, How It’s Made, Deadliest Catch and more!
Green Screen Experience: Step into a scene from hit shows Finding Bigfoot & Shark Week and capture a great souvenir.
How It's Made: Take a backstage tour and see how production shows come to life onboard a ship.
MythBusters: Kids will thrill in uncovering the truth behind popular shark myths and legends using scientific methods and everyday curiosity.
What can kids do?
Our Youth Centers and Teen Lounges are staffed by experienced counselors, who are ready to ensure your kids stay happy all day long. There’s everything from art projects, games, the latest movies, pizza parties, talent shows, and much more. In partnership with Discovery™, Princess has developed engaging new youth programming and wonder-filled center designs for cruisers ages 3 to 17 to play, discover and create.
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