Pacific Princess Overview

 
Pacific Princess
Pacific Princess was refurbished in June 2019 and delivers a luxurious experience from cabins, dining and amenities.
   

With room for just 672 travelers, Pacific Princess is by far the smallest ship in Princess Cruises’ fleet. It's also consistently recognized as one of the world's best small ships. New and experienced cruisers, especially couples, appreciate the intimate atmosphere, personal service, and upscale amenities.

Built in 1999, Pacific Princess was refurbished June 2019. It has all of the latest creature comforts, abundant dining options, and industry-leading facilities, including a full-service spa and Vegas-style casino. From the cabins to the common areas, Pacific delivers a comfortable, luxurious onboard experience with lots of premium details.

Recent stateroom additions include the Princess Luxury Bed and expert-approved touches designed to promote restful sleep. Health and wellness is also the focus at the Lotus Spa, which is home to a fitness center, thermal suite, salon, and thalassotherapy area. Another unique Princess touch is the saltwater main pool and whirlpool. It creates a pleasant environment for relaxing or listening to music at the poolside stage.

For a small ship, there is an impressive array of lounge-style entertainment. Options include musical revues, live bands, stand-up comics, and special guest performers that appear in the Pacific Lounge. On select sailings, Princess hosts Festivals of the World events. These carnival-style parties feature international dancers, musicians, and cultural ambassadors from global destinations related to your itinerary.

Itineraries and Departure Ports

This nimble cruise ship explores lesser-known ports and slices across three of the world's great oceans: the Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic. Pacific Princess itineraries depart from the homeports of Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Whittier, Vancouver, and Dover, among others. The ship offers everything from 7-night Alaskan cruises to 100-day round-the-world voyages. Pacific cruises to northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, and South Pacific. Starting in 2020, the Pacific Princess will be homeporting in Australia.

Before You Book

This ship is best for: Choose this Princess ship for a romantic couple’s cruise or memorable vacation with friends. Like other small ships, it's best for travelers who enjoy mingling with fellow adventurers.

You should know: There aren't organized childcare programs or youth centers, which makes it less family-friendly than other Princess ships. When sailing to major cruise ports, some travelers may prefer the comprehensive amenities of a larger ship according to Pacific Princess reviews.

Activities on Pacific Princess

When you aren't touring picturesque seaside villages, take time to relax and discover some of the ship's many amenities. Start the morning with a brisk walk on the jogging track. Chip and drive in the golfing cage, or glide some pucks down the shuffleboard court on the Sun Deck. Between ports, take a Scholarship@Sea class, or check out the line's exclusive Discovery at Sea edutainment series. If relaxation is what you're after, check into the Lotus Spa, enjoy a poolside musical performance, or retreat to the library. The library is stocked with popular titles and destination-themed travel books. For adult entertainment, the Pacific Princess cruise ship has a fully equipped Vegas-style casino and a variety of nightclubs. You can choose to sip a mai tai at the tiki-style Pacific Lounge or cut loose on the Cabaret dance floor.

Highlights
  • Saltwater pool and three whirlpools
  • Sun Deck sports courts
  • Golf driving net
  • Shuffleboard
  • Jogging track
  • Poolside bandstand
  • Festivals of the World carnival parties
  • Cabaret main show lounge
  • Pacific Lounge & Nightclub
  • Piano Bar and Club Bar
  • Scholarship@Sea classes
  • Discovery at Sea edutainment
  • Lotus Spa and fitness center
  • Duty-free boutiques
  • Vegas-style casino
  • Card room
  • Library

Cabins

As the smallest member of the fleet, Pacific Princess has just 338 passenger staterooms. However, 75 percent of all accommodations feature ocean views. Balcony cabins are the most plentiful option with 170 rooms in this class. Additionally, the ship has 80 ocean view cabins and 52 minisuites. Cabins range from 160 square feet for interior staterooms to 580 square feet for balcony suites. Standard amenities include 24-hour room service and a nightly turndown visit. The ship's most recent makeover added the line's signature Princess Luxury Bed, a remarkably comfortable pillow-top mattress. Staterooms have a calming aesthetic and rest-promoting Sleep by Princess amenities developed by sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus and HGTV star Candice Olson.

Dining

Limited dining might be one of the few drawbacks of small-ship cruising, but that's not the case aboard Pacific Princess. This R-class cruise ship has nine dining options ranging from the casual Panorama Buffet to the top-rated Chef's Table experience. The Club Restaurant is a traditional fixed seating dining room featuring Princess classics like fresh pasta and grilled salmon. It also serves regionally inspired selections from Australian chef Curtis Stone, who is known for his use of seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients. Specialty venues include the upscale Italian restaurant Sabatini's and the Sterling Steakhouse, which serves top-quality surf and turf along with indulgent desserts. The poolside Trident Grill, La Patisserie café, and requisite Princess Pizzeria round out the ship's selection of complimentary eateries.

Pacific Princess Ship Stats

  • Price:
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  • Size: S
  • Total Passengers: 680
  • Total Crew: 373
  • Passenger to Crew Ratio: 1.82
  • Built: Jan 1999
  • Refurbished: Jan 2010
  • Number of Decks: 9
  • Total Cabins: 338
  • Cabin Categories: 25
  • Gross Tonnage: 30,277
  • Length: 592
  • Beam: 84

Ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.5
  • Children's Programs 2.9
  • Destinations and Excursions 4.7
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 4.7
  • Entertainment 4.1
  • Food and Dining 4.3
  • Onboard Activities 3.9
  • Service and Staff 4.6
  • Ship Quality 4.5

Cabins

338 cabins and 25 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
5.0
(1 Review)
Avg. Size: 158 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $158/night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
5.0
(4 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 176 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $160/night
Balcony Balcony
4.5
(14 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 216 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $229/night
Suite Cabin Suite
1.5
(5 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 555 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $323/night

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Dining

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Sterling Steakhouse Sterling Steakhouse
Sabatini''s Sabatini''s

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Onboard Activities

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The Library The Library
4.8
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Photo Gallery Photo Gallery
Shuffle Board Shuffle Board
Casino Casino

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Wonderful way to see Norway’s beauty by Mitchab

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I would recommend this cruise to everyone who is interested in the natural beauty, history, and culture of Norway. The best way to experience the midnight sun, fiords and waterfalls of Norway’s west coast. The small Pacific Princess ship is ideal because it can sail into the fiords and smaller towns. Also the ship is easy to navigate and the service is very good.

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It was our worst ‘vacation’ experience ever !!! by drcaligari

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The best part of our cruise was when we left the ship in Maui. The crew and management refused to address the fact that we were forced to be in a room that was inferior to what we had paid for !!! If this ship were used to transport troops to war zones — they would complain about these accommodations!!!

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Transatlantic Cruise on Small Ocean Cruise Ship by draronson

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This cruise was a wonderful experience for both my wife and me. We especially enjoy the "days at sea" and the transatlantic aspect included eight consecutive days at sea crossing the Atlantic Ocean. There is nothing like sitting on your balcony and seeing nothing but ocean waters all around you. It gives you a perspective on the world and the universe around you.

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42 Pacific Princess Tips

KonaJW
May 09, 2014

There are no lines, when you dine on the lido deck, and the only line is if you go to the dinning room early.

magikrun
Jan 08, 2016

You need to be ok with a more intimate shipboard experience, but I thought that added a special flavor to the trip.

rwiderman
Nov 20, 2015

Only take this ship if you are going somewhere that requires a small vessel. Bring a ton of sunblock and good velcro water shoes. I recommend Keen.

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