New Ship Guide: Enchanted Princess
When is Enchanted Princess slated to make its North American Debut?
Enchanted Princess sailed out on its inaugural passenger cruise on November 10, 2021. The ship is currently offering a number of 10-night Caribbean itineraries from Fort Lauderdale.
All guests sailing with Princess Cruises must have received a final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the cruise. In addition, to board the ship, each guest must present proof of vaccination and proof of a negative viral COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen) taken within two days of embarkation. According to Princess Cruises, there is no age restriction for sailing with the line, however they require ALL guests to be vaccinated.
Cruising on Enchanted Princess? Here’s our guide to everything you need to know before you board.
About the Ship: Enchanted Princess is the fifth vessel of Princess Cruises’ Royal class of ships. This extra-large vessel hosts a variety of world-class entertainment venues, special attractions, and unique dining experiences. At full capacity (excluding COVID-19 restrictions), Enchanted Princess accommodates up to 3,660 passengers and includes 1,830 total cabins.
Enchanted Princess offers the line's MedallionClass vacation feature. This program features contactless boarding, keyless stateroom entry, simplified safety training, wi-fi, dining reservations, touchless payment options, the ability to locate fellow passengers, and can serve as a tool to have anything delivered right yo you from a member of Princess' crew. MedallionClass features OceanMedallion wearable device for all passengers which enables these services.
Activities + Entertainment: Enchanted Princess is home to a number of activities guaranteed to please passengers of all ages. A selection of onboard highlights includes three pools, a Vegas-style casino, shopping arcade, sports courts, an art gallery, and the Discovery at SEA kids and teens programming. Come nighttime, guests can enjoy movies under the stars at the poolside theater, see featured guest entertainers and Broadway-style shows at the Princess Theatre, or enjoy cocktails at one of the numerous lounges and bars.
Dining: Enchanted Princess offers several dining options throughout the ship, from endless buffet choices to gourmet pizza, frosty treats, high-end cuisine, and everything in between. With Princess’ ‘Dine My Way’ guests can reserve when and where they would like to eat instead of a set time and location.
Included dining options are International Cafe, Chocolate Journey, The Salty Dog Grill, Gigi’s Pizzeria, Gelato, Ocean Terrace, and World Fresh Marketplace. For guests looking to splurge, specialty eateries include Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria, Crown Grill, Chef’s Table, Bistro Sur La Mer, Salty Dog Gastropub, and Ultimate Balcony Dining.
Enchanted Princess is home to a special Gelato bar that makes all of their products fresh daily. The gelato meets all guidelines to make it officially Italian. In addition, all the pastas are made fresh daily for the entire ship in the Sabatini galley along with fresh breads of all kinds (including hamburger and hotdog buns)!
Pricing: Sailings are filling up quickly for Enchanted Princess’ debut! Right now, you can expect to pay about $85 per person per night for entry-level accommodations. Consider booking a balcony cabin so that you can enjoy the spectacular views of the ocean from your private oasis. Balcony cabins currently start around $130 per person per night and go up from there based on location and category. We recommend booking NOW if you find a price you like - chances are it won’t last long!
What to Expect at Embarkation & Onboard Protocols
Princess Cruises’ pre-embarkation protocol includes several mandatory health screening checks. In order to board the ship, all guests must present proof of their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine (taken at least 14 days before the beginning of the cruise), as well as proof of a negative viral COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen) taken within 2 days of their embarkation.
Onboard, Princess will have protocols in place for social distancing in entertainment venues and restaurants. When physical distancing can’t be maintained, or when mandated by public health authorities, Princess will require masks onboard, on private islands, and during shore excursions. Masks are required in terminals, during embarkation and disembarkation.
To view all of the line’s COVID-19 health and safety protocol, visit: https://www.princess.com/plan/cruise-with-confidence/cruise-health/covid-19-guest-protocols/.
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