Royal Princess

Princess Cruises


Year of construction




Number of passengers

330 m


38 m






Special Features

  • Pitching stabilizers

Cruise ship review

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.

Cruise itinerary program

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).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

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.

Follows the complete list of Royal Princess restaurants and food bars.

  • Sabatini’s Restaurant (Italian specialty restaurant, a la carte: offers 3-course Italian/seafood menu; open between 6 p.m. -11 p.m., reservations recommended)
  • Symphony Restaurant (midship location; offers “Anytime Dining” for Dinner; with “Wine Cellar” area serving “Wine Maker’s Dinner” for $40, capacity 12 guests)
  • Alfredo’s Pizzeria (121-seat; the largest complimentary pizzeria at sea)
  • Concerto Restaurant (forward Dining Room; offers “Anytime Dining” 5:30 p.m. -10 p.m.; serves “Wine Maker’s Dinner” package for $40)
  • Allegro Restaurant (aft Dining Room; offers formal dining and two fixed dinner seatings at 6 p.m. or 8:15 p.m.; “Chef’s Table” private dining for $115, 12 guests)
  • Ocean Terrace (specialty seafood bar)
  • Crown Grill (160-seat steakhouse/seafood restaurant, reservations recommended; on select days serves British Pub Lunch, complimentary)
  • Trident Grill & Prego Pizzeria (self service, complimentary fast food bar)
  • Calypso Cabana (food bar offering picnic baskets, desserts, champagne and wine packages)
  • Horizon Court (self service buffet restaurant, complimentary); Horizon Buffet and Horizon Terrace
  • Swirls Bar (icecream).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

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.

Follows the complete list of Royal Princess lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • The Piazza Atrium (3-deck open floor area; features live performances entertainment and lobby Bar Piazza)
  • Princess Fine Arts Gallery; Photo Gallery & Shop; Limelight photo studio; Platinum Studio
  • International Cafe (24-hour specialty coffee bar and patisserie)
  • Vines Bar (wine/seafood/sushi bar)
  • Gelato (the largest ice cream bar at sea)
  • Library (with Internet stations); Internet Cafe (24-hour)
  • Princess Royal Theatre (2-level musical and show productions; hosts workshops, seminars, gameshows)
  • Celebrations Shop; Calypso Cove Shop; Essence Shop; Meridian Bay Shop; Facets Shop
  • Club 6 Disco & Bar; Churchill’s Lounge & Bar (cigar bar); Bellini’s Bar; Crooners Lounge & Bar; Princess Live Lounge; Vista Lounge; Concierge Lounge (Suite guests only); SkyLight Bar; Seaview Bar
  • Princess Royal Casino
  • Wheelhouse Bar (piano bar during the day and an English pub nightly)
  • Royal’s Lotus Spa complex; Beauty Salon; Fitness Center (with Aerobics Studio)
  • Wedding Chapel
  • Movies Under the Stars (LED screen outdoor cinema)
  • The Game Lounge (Video Games Arcade); Teen Center; Youth Center; Remix Disco & Lounge (teen club)
  • The Sanctuary (adult-only open air area)
  • SeaWalk (glass-bottomed cantilevered walkway, 18 m/60 ft long)
  • Fountain Pool area; Retreat Pool area
  • Watercolor Fantasy, located on the top deck, captivates guests with brightly colored lights illuminating the water and offering a show of pirouettes, waltzes and fountains shooting water up to 33ft high choreographed to music.
  • Princess Royal Sports Central - Center Court (volleyball, basketball, European football); Tennis Tables, Game Lounge virtual gaming, The Greens golf nets, Golfing Cage, Laser Shooting; Jogging Track.


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