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The line's ships sail worldwide and are marketed to American and international travelers. Princess Cruises company was made famous by the TV series "The Love Boat", in which Pacific Princess was featured.
The 3600-passenger ship Royal Princess debuted in June 2013 with a series of 12-day Mediterranean voyages out of homeports Barcelona (Spain) and Venice (Italy). The sistership Regal Princess was inaugurated in May 2014. These ships is among world's largest passenger ships, being built by Fincantieri Italy. Royal Princess features 17 decks, 14 bars, a large-sized premium Spa, SeaWalk (glass-enclosed walkway). The glass-bottomed SeaWalk offers stunning sea and port views from 128 ft / 39 m above waterline.
An interesting fact is that one of the newest ships of Princess Cruises features in a BBC programme - the upcoming ‘Sea Cities’ series. The 3-part documentary based in Southampton UK visits several ports across the United Kingdom to view their events and activities, as well as meet seafarers and staff. Princess Cruises’ Royal Princess appears in ‘Sea Cities: Maritime Liverpool’ episode, highlighting what goes on behind the scenes of the 19-deck cruise vessel during a visit to the city. The 60-minute episode airs on BBC2 February 18, 2016.
Royal Princess was christened in 2013 by HRH, The Duchess of Cambridge. The ship called in Liverpool 7 times in 2015 on round Britian cruises.
Royal Princess itinerary program is based on voyages in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, as the cruises alternate seasonally. Departure ports include Fort Lauderdale FL,Rome, Venice and Barcelona.
In 2019-2020, the ship operates Mexican Riviera cruises leaving roundtrip from homeport Long Beach (Los Angeles). The new itinerary program includes 27 voyages (5-day and 7-day roundtrips from LA / ) to Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta. All 5-day "Cabo San Lucas Getaway" itineraries are with an overnight in Cabo.
Most Royal Princess staterooms are 220-ft2 balcony rooms (724). Almost 80% of all cabins (1438) have private balconies. The ship has no Oceanview cabins. There are a total of 1780 staterooms in 38 categories. Of all cabins, 36 are wheelchair-accessible (for disabled passengers). Ship's largest cabins are the Balcony Suites (440 ft2).
Onboard Royal Princess, there is a big emphasis on dining with a total of 16 spots to eat. For the MDR (main dining room) experience, Royal offers "anytime" and "traditional" evening dining in 3 different restaurant venues. The Allegro offers set-tablemates and set-seating options, while Concerto and Symphony are open seating (between 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.). All MDRs offer the same menu, with the most special items occurring on formal nights. All the three main dining rooms offer heart-healthy,Lotus spa and vegetarian menu items for passengers with dietary restrictions. Food and service are generally excellent at all meals. One of the greatest improvements on Royal Princess is the Horizon Court. The buffet area offers double the number of seats found on Emerald Princess, Ruby Princess and Crown Princess; Royal provides space for 350 outdoors and 900 indoors and also offers a bigger variety of table styles, including 2-tops and bistro-style "counter-height" dining tables.
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Royal Princess cruise ship, that is some 20 % larger than Princess' next biggest vessels, introduces more of an evolution than a revolution for the line. The sole big move forward by the cruise liner, that is being named Royal Princess in tribute to Princess' 1st purpose-built ship, is the innovative SkyWalk, which is a cantilevered, glass-enclosed walkway which extends 28 feet beyond the edge of the vessel and 128 feet over the water. On the opposite side of the deck, the similarly designed 20-seat Seaview bar welcomes those who want to mix vistas with their vodka.
The bulk of performance action takes place in Royal's Princess Theater, situated on decks 6 and 7. The theater features palladium-style seating; it's deep, and if you don't arrive early, you might find yourself in the back, which is far from the stage. However, there aren't any obstacles or bad sightlines. The entertainment is excellent and varied, with a beat that is quite innovative. Passengers are entertained while sailing with top-rated production shows performed live in Princess Theater: The Secret Silk (via partnership with award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz) and Encore (inspired by “Bravo!”, the line’s top-rated show, and accompanied by onstage orchestra). In addition to the production shows, the Princess theater hosts other acts including vocalists and instrumentalists.
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