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Royal Princess News

Power Outage

September 22, 2013

Royal Princess suffered a power outage while sailing between Mykonos and Naples in the Mediterranean. Emergency generators kicked in to provide hotel services to the guests and passengers on board.

Prior to the power outage, the anchor motor failed and left 90 feet of anchor hanging for over 4 hours until a new motor could be installed.

Royal Princess arrives in Port Everglades.

posted October 28, 2013

The Royal Princess has arrived in Port Everglades, making her Caribbean debut ahead of a winter cruising season. The ship will sail seven-day itineraries to Princess Cays, St. Thomas and St. Maarten. The ship will remain in Florida until the end of April.

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Itinerary

Seven-day sailings from Port Everglades, Ft. Lauderdale. Ports of call include Princess Cays, Bahamas, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands and St. Maarten.

CDC Ratings

Sanitation Report

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2013 Rating 100 (Nov)
2014 Rating 86 (Mar)
2015 Rating 96 (Jan)
2015 Rating 97 (Sep)
2016 Rating 97 (Apr)

Deck Plan

Sky Deck 19

Lawn Court, Sun Deck (midship)

Sports Deck 18

Sports Central (fitness area, batting cage, putting green, laser shooting range, sports courts, jogging track, golf practice cage), Movies Under the Stars (forward), Game Lounge

Sun Deck 17

Pelicans and Shockwaves, Platinum Studio, Remix, Fitness Center (aft) Retreat Pool & Bar, The Sanctuary, Vista Lounge, (forward)

Lido Deck 16

Horizon Terrace, Horizon Court, Horizon Bistro (aft), Fountain Pool area (midship), Mermaid's Tail, Outrigger Bar, Prego Pizzeria, Swirls, The Pastry Shop, Calypso Cabana, Trident Grill Balcony staterooms, Obstructed View balcony staterooms, Deluxe balcony Obstructed View, Deluxe balcony staterooms, Interior staterooms, Mini-Suites (forward)

Marina Deck 15

Balcony staterooms, Obstructed View balcony staterooms, Deluxe balcony Obstructed View, Premium and Deluxe balcony staterooms, Interior staterooms, Mini-Suites, Suites

Riviera Deck 14

Wedding Chapel, Concierge Lounge (aft) Balcony staterooms, Premium and Deluxe balcony staterooms, Interior staterooms, Mini-Suites, Suites

Aloha Deck 12

Balcony staterooms, Premium and Deluxe balcony staterooms, Interior staterooms, Mini-Suites, Suites

Baja Deck 11

Balcony staterooms, Premium and Deluxe balcony staterooms, Interior staterooms, Mini-Suites, Suites

Caribe Deck 10

Balcony staterooms, Premium and Deluxe balcony staterooms, Interior Staterooms, Mini-Suites, Suites

Dolphin Deck 9

Balcony staterooms, Premium and Deluxe balcony staterooms, Interior Staterooms, Suites

Emerald Deck 8

Balcony staterooms, Obstructed view balcony staterooms, Premium and Deluxe balcony staterooms, Interior Staterooms, Suites

Promenade Deck 7

Princess Theater (forward) Calypso Cove, Captain's Circle Desk, Crooner's Lounge, Essence, Facets, Limelight, Meridian Bay, Ocean Terrace, Fine Arts Gallery, Library, (midship) Crown Grill, Vista Lounge, Wheelhouse Bar (aft), Vista Lounge, Princess Live Cafe

Fiesta Deck 6

Alfredo's Pizzeria, Allegro Dining Room (aft), Bellini's, Casino (midship), Churchill's, Club 6, Concerto Dining Room, Photos, Princess Theater (forward)

Plaza Deck 5

Midship - Celebrations, Gelato, International Dining Room, Internet Cafe, Lotus Spa, Passenger Services, Plaza Court, Plaza Trattoria, Sabatini's, Shore Excursion Desk, Symphony Dining Room, The Piazza, The Enclave, Vines Bar

Gala Deck 4

Midship - Medical center, tenders

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Adults Only

The Sanctuary

Featuring the air of a romantic hideaway under its distinctive white canopy cover, The Sanctuary design includes strategically placed rock gardens and special topiary planting with atmospheric lighting. These elements create an inviting path leading to a new central pavilion. Passengers can relax on luxurious plush lounge chairs or circular daybeds, while Serenity Stewards provide healthy refreshments and music players with peaceful music. Space in The Sanctuary can be reserved for $15 for a half day/$25 for a full day, per person.

Sanctuary Cabanas

Within The Sanctuary, four new Sanctuary Cabanas offer an even more exclusive and special experience with amenities such as a personal television with noise-reducing wireless headphones, cushy sofas, luxurious robe and slippers, a welcome cocktail, and healthy snacks including nuts, and dried and fresh fruit. The cabana also features a fully stocked mini-bar with waters and sodas, as well as a choice of alcoholic options, including beer or wine. Sanctuary Cabanas will be available beginning at $80 for a half day.

Retreat Pool

Adjacent to The Sanctuary, the Retreat Pool will offer an exclusive area for adults to relax and rejuvenate. The Retreat Pool on Royal Princess will offer more space and seating than the adult pools on other Princess vessels, plus add new Retreat Cabanas that can be reserved for an enhanced experience. The Retreat Pool is open to all adults, and Retreat Pool Cabana rental will be available beginning at $50 for a half day.

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Royal Princess

royal princess

Royal Princess is the first of two new-generation ships for Princess which are being built by Fincantieri at their Monfalcone, Italy shipyard.  The prototype design is an evolution of the line’s classic style of ships, while including some new features and expanded signature spaces.

This will be the third time the name Royal Princess has been given to a Princess ship. The first Royal Princess debuted in 1984.  While she left the fleet in 2005, the name was passed to one of Princess’ small ships in 2007, and this vessel is being transferred to a sister company at the end of April.

The Royal Princess was the first of two new-generation ships for the line. Among the special features found on board is a dramatic multi-story atrium serving as the social hub of the ship offering a host of dining and entertainment options; an over-water SeaWalk, a top-deck glass-bottomed walkway extending 28 feet beyond the edge of the ship; plush private poolside cabanas that appear to be floating on water; the Princess Live! television studio; the largest pastry shop at sea; a special Chef’s Table Lumiere, a private dining experience that surrounds diners in a curtain of light; and balconies on all outside staterooms.

Princess Cruises video highlights of Royal Princess.

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Specs Dining Venues
News Accommodations
Itinerary Notable Rooms
CDC Ratings Outdoor Areas
Deck Plan Kid's Camps

 

Specifications

Ship Class: New Class

Launched: 2013

Maiden Voyage: June 2013

GRT: 141,000

Length: 1082 ft. (330 meters)

Speed: 26 Knots

Passengers: 3,600

Crew: 1,200

Accommodations

All outside staterooms on Royal Princess will have balconies, which means that 80 percent of the ship’s staterooms will include this desirable feature. All staterooms come with two side-by-side electrical outlets. Staterooms use an environmentally-friendly key card system that activates the lights in your stateroom and holds your key card.

Stateroom sizes

Inside 166-175 Sq. ft.
Balcony 222-233 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Mini-Suite 299 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Suite 440-680 Sq. ft. w/veranda

Interior

Interior staterooms come standard with twin beds that convert to a queen, private bathroom with shower, hair dryer, safe, desk, and refrigerator. Some staterooms include pullman beds for extra passengers.

Balcony

Balcony staterooms come standard with twin beds that convert to a queen, private bathroom with shower, hair dryer, safe, desk, refrigerator, and balcony with patio furniture. Some staterooms include pullman beds for extra passengers. Premium balconies are larger and have a sofa bed for a third passenger and pullman bed for a fourth passenger.

Mini-suites

In addition to standard amenities, mini-suite passengers receive a welcome glass of champagne, two televisions, a sitting area with a sofabed, two flat-panel televisions, and a spacious closet. Some mini-suites have a pullman for a fourth passenger. A separator curtain allows passengers to partition the room.

Suite Amenities:

In addition to standard amenities, suite passengers receive a DVD/CD player and free access to a DVD library, complimentary web access in the Internet Café, laundry and dry cleaning, use of the Lotus Spa® Thermal Suite (select ships), one-time free mini-bar setup, walk-in closet with a safe, soundstation with dock for iPod, two flat-panel televisions, upgraded bathroom amenities , and use of the Disembarkation Lounge. In suites with a balcony, the patio furniture accommodates up to four people. The rooms include marble or granite countertops and two 42" televisions.

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Dining Venues

($) = Specialty restaurant, surcharges apply

Three Main Dining Rooms

The two anytime forward dining rooms will include a circular wine cellar for private dining for up to 10 people. It includes a special Wine Maker's Diner pairing select wines with the courses.

The traditional aft dining room will offer the Chef's Table Lumiere, featuring a spectacular hand-carved glass table, surrounded by a curtain of light for privacy. 

Horizon Court Buffet

Now 35% larger, the Horizon Court will showcase an industry first 1,100 square foot artisan pastry shop — an astounding creation with custom-built displays of amazing desserts, a full-range coffee bar and stations where pastry chefs will demonstrate candy making, cake decorating and other skills. It features multiple live stations for fresh, made-to-order dishes.

Sabatini’s ($)

Also located in the Mini-Piazza will be Princess’ signature Tuscan-inspired specialty restaurant, Sabatini’s. Known for its celebrated pastas, seafood and Italian specialties, Sabatini’s features a fresh menu of sophisticated Italian favorites with an a la carte experience. Sabatini's will also feature an impressive wine tower of large bottles, such as magnums and jeroboams, and a walk-through to Vines Wine Bar, perfect for pre- or post-dinner drinks. Located on deck 5. A surcharge of $25 per person applies.

Crown Grill ($)

The Crown Grill and the Wheelhouse Bar will join forces for an incredible culinary experience with all-night entertainment plus steaks, chops and seafood.  A surcharge of $25 per person applies.

International Café

As on most Princess ships, the International Café will be serving fresh-baked pastries, Panini sandwiches, salads, fresh-baked cookies specialty coffees, and sweet desserts, but aboard Royal Princess this favorite venue will have an expanded seating area and an eye-catching new lighting feature, making it the perfect area to grab a light meal, meet friends for coffee or enjoy an a snack while watching the array of Piazza entertainers. Located on deck 5.

Horizon Court

At the forefront of 24-hour dining, the Horizon Court offers a round-the-clock venue for buffet meals or snacks.

Trident Grill and Prego Pizzeria

Serving burgers, hot dogs, pizzeria and more. Grab take-out and sit poolside.

Alfredo’s

After quickly becoming a passenger favorite since its debut aboard Grand Princess, Alfredo’s Pizzeria has kept up Princess’ reputation for serving the best pizza at sea. Aboard Royal Princess the sit-down restaurant will feature an expanded menu and more spacious seating, perfect for enjoying the fresh toppings and crisp crusts of a personal pizza right from the eatery’s stone oven. Located on deck 6 at the Atrium.

Gelato ($)

For a delicious desert or afternoon delight, Royal Princess’ gelateria will serve up a variety of tempting treats such as designer sundaes, sweet crespelle (Italian crepes), creamy fruit smoothies, frosty shakes, and delightful homemade waffle ice cream cones. A minimal surcharge applies.

Ocean Terrace ($)

The new Ocean Terrace seafood bar will offer pearls of the ocean, fresh from the sea. Seafood lovers can indulge in an array of treats, including sushi, sashimi, ceviche and caviar in a space that seems to be floating over the atrium levels below. Located on deck 7 at the Atrium. A minimal surcharge applies.

Vines ($)

A wine, sushi, and tapas bar. A minimal surcharge applies.

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Notable Rooms

The Atrium

Royal Princess’ expanded atrium is designed to enhance the lively street-café atmosphere passengers have become accustomed to on current Princess ships. With more open space for viewing live entertainment in the Piazza from decks 6 and 7, as well as venues that appear to float mid-air, this new atrium represents a prototype design that builds on the line’s classic style.

Princess Theater

Royal Princess features the line's largest Princess Theater (main show lounge) ever, with unobstructed sight lines from every seat.

Vista Lounge

A show lounge that offers comfortable seating, gracious drink service, and cutting edge lighting and sound.

Celebrations Gift Shop

A new shopping stop, Celebrations offers gifts especially for passengers celebrating a special occasion, or those looking for a well-deserved indulgence. Passengers will find premium chocolates, colorful flower arrangements, and other gift items perfect for someone enjoying a special day.

Vines

A Princess passenger favorite, Vines wine bar features as many as 30 different wines by the glass, plus a selection of tapas or sushi to accompany the many vintages. Passengers can also find favorite bottles for purchase or a gift for their favorite wine lover at Vines shop.

Bar Piazza and Tea Tower

This classic cocktail bar complements the Piazza vibe by offering an endless array of “anything you can think of” libations, complemented by a twin tea tower of artisan-crafted varieties and infusions for custom creations with over 300 possibilities.

Bellini’s

This brand new Italian-inspired cocktail venue is a perfect place to enjoy the lively atmosphere of the atrium’s activities, while indulging in a Bellini-inspired drink. Passengers will also enjoy views of the Piazza below in this “floating” space. Located on deck 6.

Crooners

An expanded Crooners Bar offers the venue’s famous menu of 75 different martinis and classic 1960s-style “Rat Pack” atmosphere, and also a new entertainment option with dueling glass pianos for a lively show. Located on deck 7.

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Features

Upper Deck

Outdoor entertainment features will be found on the top deck, including the dramatic SeaWalk, the pool areas, an evening light show and a 30 percent larger Movies Under the Stars poolside theater.

rendering of the upper deck on royal princess

Photo Credit: Princess Cruises

Sea Walk

Extending 28 feet beyond the starboard side of the ship, the SeaWalk is one of the ship’s most striking features. At 60 feet long and hovering 128 feet above the ocean, this dramatic glass-bottomed walkway offers unparalleled views available on no other ship. Just as the captain on the bridge can look through glass panels in the floor of the bridge to get a look at the sea conditions below, passengers will now have that same sense of stepping out from the side of the ship for a breathtaking experience.

Across the ship the SeaView Bar also extends over the waves for cocktails with unbeatable vistas.

Fresh Water Pools

Directly adjacent to the SeaWalk on the ship’s expansive top deck area, passengers will find a host of lounging options, beautiful palm trees, and two fresh water pools flanking an island area between them. During the day passengers can relax and rejuvenate poolside in a variety of seating options, including circular loungers, garden-style furniture, bar-height tables and stools, and chaise lounges. In the pool areas, entertainment options will include games and live music inspired by the ship’s ports of call.

Water and Light Show

At night, the top deck of Royal Princess will transform with architectural lighting effects to set the mood. The island area between the two pools will become a stage showcasing an interactive sound and light show featuring dancing fountains. With a sophisticated lighting and sound system, and a computerized fountain featuring 85 water jets, passengers will marvel as streams of water shoot 33 feet into the night sky.

Movies Under the Stars

Princess’ signature poolside theater will feature a 30 percent larger screen for true widescreen viewing, coupled with a high-tech visual and audio system for an unforgettable open-air movie-going experience. Passengers can enjoy movies, sporting events, and concerts while relaxing on a comfortable chaise lounge, complete with pillow, blanket, and free popcorn.

For those who’d like to watch from the water, the ship’s large whirlpool spas above the pools offer great sightlines for enjoying Movies Under the Stars while soaking.

Evening Entertainment

On select evenings, the island will be transformed into an outdoor dance floor and will play host to the popular Ultimate Deck Party. Perched two decks up on a special balcony, a DJ will get the crowd moving with an energetic music mix.

Princess Live! Studio

Located on Royal Princess' deck 7 just aft of the Piazza, Princess Live! is a 280-seat venue based on a television broadcast studio. Princess Live! will serve as a venue for daily broadcasts of "The Wake Show" and will host a live audience. The Princess Live! studio will also host a variety of events, including game shows, interactive cooking shows, art house films, enrichment classes, and more.

Café

Adjacent to Princess Live!, the Café surrounds passengers with interactive, wall-mounted screens showing the ship's position, ports of call, points of interest and even international newspapers. The café serves specialty coffees, teas and freshly squeezed citrus juice, plus a selection of fresh-baked croissants and pastries in the morning.

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Kids Only

Please note: To participate in the Youth Program, children must be at least 3 years old and potty trained. However, children under 3 are welcome to join in the fun if supervised by a parent at all times.

Princess Pelicans (ages 3-7): 

• movie nights

• mini air hockey table

• arts and crafts programs

• outdoor play area

• Jr. Chef@Sea program

• educational workshops,

• pajama and ice cream parties

• Kid's Fun Fair

Shockwaves (ages 8-12):

• air hockey, skeeball, and exciting game stations

• lounge with a giant TV, a DJ Booth, and arts and crafts tables with activities

• pizza and ice cream parties or kids-only dinners

Remix (ages 13-17):

• Princess DJ booth

• outdoor lounge & wading pool

• sports competitions

• late-night movies

• hip hop dance classes

• teens-only “mocktail” parties

• video game tournaments

 Pelicans, Shockwaves, and Remix are located on Sun Deck (17) aft. The adults only area is located on Sun Deck forward.

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