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Princess Cruise Ships by Size

With fifteen cruise ships currently in service and two more scheduled for delivery by the end of 2025, Princess Cruises is one of the smaller mainstream cruise lines at sea. The cruise line rose to prominence in part to the television series The Love Boat, which was a fictional show about the crew and different passengers onboard MS Pacific Princess that ran from 1977 until 1986. 

Comparing the Princess cruise ships sailing to Alaska in 2023

Princess Cruises will offer several sailings to Alaska in 2023, adding the Sapphire Princess this season, for a total of seven ships.

No matter which Princess ship you pick, each offers onboard activities, signature attractions, and specialty dining options that will be a perfect complement to a vacation to the Last Frontier.

In addition, the cruise line offers a number of add-on tours, giving guests a chance to stay at the cruise line's wilderness lodges and explore the natural beauty and wildlife of the region.

Princess Cruises overview of fleet

Princess Cruises broke into the cruise industry in 1965 with the debut of the Princess Patricia, the original Princess Cruises Love Boat. 

Since then, they’ve welcomed 38 other ships to their fleet. Today, however, Princess operates a fleet of 15 ships in three different classes – Coral, Grand, and Royal – that sail all over the world, from the Caribbean, to Japan, and even Antarctica. They pride themselves on carrying “more than a million passengers each year to more worldwide destinations than any other major line.” 

Holland America Line and Princess Cruises bring back face mask requirement on Alaska cruises

Holland America Line and Princess cruises will be requiring guests onboard their ships to wear face masks during sailings to Alaska.

“Out of an abundance of caution due to the rise in positive COVID-19 cases throughout Alaska, all guests will be required to wear face masks at all times while onboard, except when eating or drinking or in their own staterooms,” stated Holland America Line about the recent change.

Three more Princess Cruises ships return to service

Princess Cruises will be welcoming guests back onboard three of its ships, the Crown Princess, Island Princess, and Royal Princess.

With the addition of these three ships back in service, it means about 80% of Princess Cruises’ fleet is back in service following the shutdown of the pandemic. Currently Princess Cruise Line has 12 of its ships in service.

Princess Cruise Tips & Tricks

Are you sailing on an upcoming Princess Cruise and looking for the best tips and tricks to ensure you have a fantastic cruise? You’ve come to the right place!

Princess Cruises is one of the premiere cruise lines in the industry, similar to Celebrity Cruises and Holland America. You can expect a more upscale, refined experience when you sail onboard a Princess cruise ship. 

Princess Cays: What you need to know about Princess Cruises Private Island

Princess Cays is Princess Cruises' private island destination in the Bahamas. The 40-acre retreat is located in the southern part of Eleuthera, a 100-mile long island east of the capital Nassau.

Despite being an inhabited island, the resort is an oasis surrounded by trees, beaches and crystal clear water teaming with fish. There are numerous land and water activities to keep cruisers busy during a visit.

Comparing the Princess cruise ships sailings to Alaska in 2022

Princess Cruises will offer a number of sailings to Alaska in 2022.

From April to September, six Princess ships will sail on itineraries spanning 4 to 14 days from popular west coast ports.

Princess Cruises will bring back two more ships in 2022

Princess Cruises announced return-to-cruise dates for two more ships, Island Princess and Diamond Princess. Both ships will welcome back passengers in spring 2022, but as a result, Princess must cancel those ships’ previously announced 2021-2022 fall and winter itineraries.

“Following our successful restart in Alaska and the UK, we look forward to welcoming our guests back on board as we continue our return to cruise operations, keeping the health and safety of our guests and teammates our top priority,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president, in a press release.

Princess Captain's Circle Levels, Perks and Cruise Loyalty FAQ

If you're a frequent passenger on Princess cruises, you'll want to familiarize yourself with Captain's Circle, Princess' loyalty rewards program, which offers perks that grow in value for cruisers as they ascend up the ranks.

Members enjoy benefits that range from discounts on cruise fares and free recognition pins to exclusive onboard events, complimentary internet access and wine tastings.

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