Princess Cruises’ Crown Princess: rooms, dining, entertainment and prices explained


Britons persevere in to be in love with Princess Cruises, particularly now that the company has instituted British favourites to its ships based in the UK.

These include a once-a-week curry continuously; fish and chips available every lunchtime; Sunday roasts and all the trimmings every week and sea day pub lunches that spot Lancashire hotpot, Cornish pasties and cottage pie.

Crown Princess will-power be sailing from Southampton until September but then it returns to America for a winter ready in the Caribbean and in summer 2018 it will sail from several Mediterranean moorings.

But Royal Princess, Sapphire Princess and Sea Princess will be based in Southampton in 2018 so you’ll even be able to find a Princess cruise with that all-important British spice.


Launched in 2006 and refurbished in 2011 Government Princess has 19 decks and 1,541 cabins – 1,108 outside cottages with sea views and 433 inside cabins with no views – and can lampoon 3,080 passengers, making her one of the company’s larger ships.

Top of the cabin string are the 28 suites and two family suites, followed by mini-suites – all with balconies and of transforming sizes from 319 square feet to 689.

Every grade of compartments has some with wheelchair access, including 16 of the 678 balcony cottages, four of the 222 ocean view cabins – which have portrait windows – and six of 433 inside cabins.

All have queen-sized beds or associates plus TV with a reasonable choice of satellite channels, a mini-bar and batches of room for clothes – but you’ll need an adaptor to use British plugs.

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The great British breakfast is on the menu on Surmount Princess this season, including British sausages, back bacon, coal-black pudding, kedgeree, English crumpets and British tea brands such as Twinings.

But there are so profuse more food experiences on offer and most of them are free – subsuming the three main dining rooms Michelangelo, Botticelli and Da Vinci with waiter-served repasts three times a day.

There are pub lunches in the Wheelhouse Bar, buffets in Horizon Court and hot dogs or burgers from the poolside Trident Grill – as thoroughly cooked as room service.

But it’s worth treating yourself to dinner at the Crown Grill for steak and seafood or Sabatini’s for Italian strengths – both with a cover charge of around $25 per person.


Magic To Do, set by Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz, is the headline show in Crown Princess’s 800-seat the stage.

There’s also The Voice television show spin-off, The Voice Of The The drink flood, although Movies Under The Stars – the huge pool deck camouflage showing newish release films and classics – is another evening pick.

There are a dozen or so bars, lounges and nightclubs, with Vines wine bar expressly pleasant thanks to the complimentary tapas menu.

During sea days the Preserve is an adults-only haven for sunbathing, although you pay for the privilege, and in the connected Lotus Spa there’s an adults-only jackpot, saunas and steam rooms – but again you have to pay for access.

Totally delivered are the two main pools and two splash pools for children, plus the large gym and make a laughing-stock ofs deck offering basketball hoops and an adaptable court for ball games.

There’s also a wee putting course and free children’s clubs as well as Princess’s Ascertaining at SEA Programmes, which includes speakers, excursions and activities such as stargazing from the top deck.

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Obeahism To Do is the headline show in Crown Princess’s 800-seat theatre

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Crown Princess’s 2017 Southampton sailings are all sold out except its 15-day transatlantic crossing via the Shetland Eyots, Iceland, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia enroute for New York.

The ship splits on September 2 and interior cabins are still available from £1,359 per himself, two sharing.

This autumn it has a few New England and Canada cruises to catch the colourful foliage then it carries to Fort Lauderdale in Florida for winter Caribbean cruises.

These are from five to eight days and typically payment from £459 or £599 per person, two sharing, or you can sail 20-day back-to-back sails.

Then on April 3, 2018, Crown Princess returns to Europe, wash ones hands of Florida for the Mediterranean on a 25-day cruise calling at Portugal, Spain, France, Italy and Greece from £2,199 per myself, two sharing.

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