Considered one of the most recognized cruise lines in the world, Princess Cruises was catapulted to stardom in 1977 when 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 still-new concept of a seagoing vacation, was an instant hit and both the company name and its "seawitch" logo have remained synonymous with cruising ever since.
The line's emphasis on passengers' choice is apparent across the fleet, with each vessel offering multiple dining options and locations; flexible and varied entertainment selections; renowned customer service; and a full complement of onboard activities including a variety of [email protected] enrichment classes featuring computer training, ceramics, culinary arts, finance and photography. Some vessels even sport a giant "Movies Under the Stars" LED screen showing poolside films and concerts.
In addition to incorporating a wide range of choices, vessels in the Princess fleet are specifically designed to provide the ultimate in affordable luxury, with an emphasis on "big ship choice with small ship feel." No matter the size of the ship, public spaces are designed to feel intimate and are decorated in a contemporary style, allowing passengers to enjoy themselves in an informal, relaxed onboard atmosphere.
Princess has nearly 100 itineraries ranging from seven to 102 days. The line sails to all seven continents and calls at approximately 280 ports around the world. Destinations include the Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal, Europe, Mexican Riviera, South America, Australia/New Zealand, South Pacific, Hawaii, Tahiti/French Polynesia, Asia, India, Africa, Canada/New England, Antarctica and world cruises. Having led the way in Gulf of Alaska cruising, Princess maintains a strong presence in Alaska. Through its Seattle-based Princess Tours division, the company operates a wide variety of spectacular land and sea experiences in the majestic "Land of the Midnight Sun."