Ocean Princess

Ocean Princess Ship Review Princess bucked the trend when it picked up the relatively diminutive Ocean Princess and Pacific Princess after the demise of their original owner, Renaissance Cruises. Rather clubby in character, they offer the Princess experience on a more personal scale. With just 670 passengers aboard, they carry only a fraction of the […]

  • August 27, 2009

Island Princess

Island Princess Ship Review The lovely Coral and Island Princess are the largest of the midsize ships in the Princess Cruises fleet. Just barely small enough to fit through the locks of the Panama Canal at 91,000 gross tons, they can be deployed on cruises to Alaska, the Caribbean, or anywhere else in the world […]

  • August 27, 2009

Grand Princess

Grand Princess Ship Review When the 109,000-gross-ton Grand Princess entered service in spring 1998, it was billed as the biggest, most expensive cruise ship ever built. Its debut even made headlines in the pages of The New York Times. As the first installment in what came to be known as the Grand Class, the Grand […]

  • August 27, 2009
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Golden Princess

Golden Princess Ship Review As the second installment in what came to be known as the Grand Class, the 109,000-gross-ton Golden Princess shared with its sisters an impressive list of seagoing achievements, including the first swim-against-the-tide lap pool at sea, the largest casino afloat, the first wedding chapel at sea, and more private balconies than […]

  • August 27, 2009
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Emerald Princess

Emerald Princess Ship Review What do you get if you take the Grand Princess and add another deck? Why, the Emerald Princess, of course. As the latest, greatest, and most amenity-packed ships in the Princess fleet, the Emerald Princess and her siblings feature everything that makes a Princess ship special. And while not the largest […]

  • August 27, 2009

Diamond Princess

Diamond Princess Ship Review Just as the Grand Class ships were instantly recognizable for their shopping-cart handle, so the 116,000 gross ton Diamond Princess and Sapphire Princess (launched just a few weeks apart) were distinguished by their trademark funnel, which sported two side-mounted pods that most people likened to jet engines. They really served no […]

  • August 27, 2009

Dawn Princess

Dawn Princess Ship Review At 77,000 gross tons, the Dawn Princess is today one of the smaller ships in the Princess fleet and helped introduce “Big Ship Choice, Small Ship Feel,” setting the standard for every ship in today’s Princess fleet. The Dawn Princess has also become something of a pathfinder for Princess, helping the […]

  • August 27, 2009
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Crown Princess

Crown Princess Ship Review What do you get if you take the Grand Princess and add another deck? Why, the Crown Princess, of course. As the latest, greatest, and most amenity-packed ships in the Princess fleet, the Crown Princess and her siblings feature everything that makes a Princess ship special. And while not the largest […]

  • August 27, 2009
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