Return to Cruising Ship Guide: Majestic Princess

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When is Majestic Princess slated to resume operations?

Majestic Princess’ summer sailings mark Princess Cruises’ official return to cruising in the U.S. These 7-night Alaskan voyages will run from July 25 - September 26, 2021, sailing roundtrip from Seattle. Ports of call include Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan, as well as scenic cruising in Glacier Bay. 

All guests sailing on Majestic Princess with Princess Cruises must have received the COVID-19 vaccine prior to sailing and will be required to present proof before embarkation. This policy includes all children sailing with the line. Because of this requirement, children under the age of 11 (or any child who is not fully vaccinated) will be unable to sail. 

Princess is requiring all guests cruising with the line through the end of 2021 to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 2 days prior to sailing. 

Cruising on Majestic Princess? Here’s our guide to everything you need to know before you board. 

About the Ship: Majestic Princess is one of Princess Cruises’ larger-sized vessels. At full capacity (excluding any COVID-19 restrictions) the ship can accommodate up to 3,560 passengers and includes 1,780 total cabins. The ship debuted in 2017 and is among Princess’ Medallion Class of vessels. 

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Activities + Entertainment: Majestic Princess is home to a number of entertainment venues and activities guaranteed to please passengers of all ages. A selection of onboard highlights includes a Fine Art gallery, the Hollywood Conservatory indoor garden, a putting green area, freshwater pools and hot tubs, a Sports Center featuring basketball and tennis, shopping arcade, kids and teens centers, the Lotus Spa, and the Seawalk ocean glass walkway area.  

Come nighttime, guests can enjoy movies under the stars at the poolside theatre area, see featured guest entertainers and Broadway-style shows at the Princess Theatre, test their luck at the Grand Casino, enjoy cocktails at one of the numerous lounges and bars, belt out karaoke tunes at Sing on the Sea, or watch the Watercolor Fantasy Show water outdoor extravaganza. 

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Dining: Majestic Princess offers a number of dining options throughout the ship, from endless buffet choices to gourmet pizza, frosty treats, Michelin-star cuisine, and everything in between. With Princess’ ‘Dine My Way’ guests can reserve when and where they would like to eat as opposed to a set time and location. Included dining options are the World Fresh Marketplace, International Cafe, Alfredo’s Pizza, Burger & Lobster Grill, Chopsticks Noodle Bar, Symphony Dining Room, Allegro Dining Room, Concerto Dining Room, Swirls ice cream, and the Bakery. Specialty fine dining restaurant options include Harmony, Bistro Sur La Mer, and the Chef's Table Lumière. 

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Pricing: Sailings are filling up quickly with the return of Princess Cruises to Alaska for this summer, and prices are changing daily. Right now you can expect to pay about $100 per person per night for entry-level accommodations. Consider booking a balcony cabin, so you can enjoy the spectacular views of Alaska from your own private oasis. Balcony cabins on Majestic Princess currently start around $200 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! 

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What to Expect at Embarkation & Onboard Protocols

Princess Cruises’ pre-embarkation protocol includes a mandatory health screening of 100% testing for  COVID-19, touchless temperature checks, and health questionnaires. All Princess Cruises’ embarkation protocol will be set in accordance with the latest CDC guidelines. Secondary screenings and health checks will be performed throughout the cruise when necessary. Contact tracing is also planned for every cruise. 

For all cruises through the end of the year, Princess will require all guests (regardless of vaccination status) to present a negative viral COVID-19 test taken within 2 days of their embarkation. Fully vaccinated guests will be required to provide proof of this negative COVID-19 test along with proof of full vaccination at least 14 days prior to embarkation upon arrival in the terminal and can then proceed on board. In addition, all guests will be “strongly encouraged” to wear face masks when indoors and required to wear face masks in elevators and in designated indoor entertainment areas, all retail shops, and in the casino, except when eating or drinking. Guests will also have to wear face masks prior to being seated in all dining areas. 

Princess will have protocol 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 and on private islands, and during shore excursions. Masks must be worn 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/

Tips from Our Community Members:
The Majestic Princess is a beautiful ship, the rooms were comfortable and the staff was attentive and friendly and the entertainment was wonderful! - carrieanderson7

Great itinerary, beautiful ship, friendly staff, and good food made for an enjoyable trip. - jarmbrus

The Majestic is a wonderful ship and probably meets the expectations of most passengers. Those booking this for a cruise should expect an older crowd. - RonBertin

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Shore Excursions

With so much to see and do in Alaska, so be sure to book shore excursions as early as possible. The top-rated excursions by port are:

Juneau - Whales and Mendenhall Glacier, Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip, Whale Watching and Salmon Bake

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Skagway - Helicopter Glacier Discovery, White Pass Summit Railroad, Chilkoot Wilderness and Wildlife Viewing

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KetchikanSaxman Native Village and City Tour, Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour, Misty Fjords Flightseeing

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1 Comment

Posted by TexasRedGuy

So the Princess buffets are still up and running. Good to know. Are they crew-served or still passenger-served?

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