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 Princess Cruise Line

Launched in 1965 with a single ship, the chartered Princess Patricia, Princess Cruises was acquired by the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O) in 1974. In 1975 the company's Pacific Princess became the star of the world-famous TV series, "The Love Boat", making her one of the best-known cruise ships in the world. In 1988 Sitmar Cruises was taken over, adding four additional ships to the fleet. P&O's cruise division was demerged from the mother company in 2000 and is now named P&O Princess Cruises. In 2003, Princess was acquired by Carnival Corporation and will be operated as a separate brand within Carnival. With five new ships on order and two former Renaissance Cruises vessels about to join the fleet, Princess will further expand its popular "Personal Choice Cruising" experience.

 Recent Princess Reviews

  • Dave Augustine  Caribbean Princess  Western Caribbean

    5/10/16 My wife and I embarked on a 10 day cruise on the Caribbean Princess on March 20. 2016. We were very happy with the entire cruise experience – good food, good accommodations and... read more

  • Lou  Coral Princess  Panama

    Food and wine were poor at best. The wine selection was very limited and they must store the wines poorly as several had turned bad. The shore excursion to the Indian Village in Panama was a joke... read more

  • Linda  Caribbean Princess  Western and Eastern Caribbean

    My husband and I have been on 13 cruises on two different cruise lines. We decided on this cruise due to itinerary only. This was the first time we were on a Princess Cruise -- Western and Eastern... read more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • Thomas Grieco  Coral Princess  Aruba-Columbia-Panama Canal-Costa Rica-Grand Cayman Island

    This Cruise was our first on Princess. We've traveled on Royal Caribbean and Carnival previously and had absolutely fantastic voyages. Knowing that the Princess "Coral Princess" had just come out... read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Ramona Rood  Coral Princess  Panama

    This ship shouldn't have left the port. Our cruise set sail to Panama on February 5th, the sewage smell was horrible, crew members were in the hallway constantly on ladders which made moving... read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • John  Coral Princess  Caribbean

    They ship was launched from being in dry dock for the first 2 days the pools were empty and filthy and the hot tubs were also empty and filthy (they took the ship from dry dock in the Bahamas to... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Daniel Pavlotsky  Royal Princess  Virgin Islands and Barbados

    This cruise was quite easily the worst cruise myself and my family have ever been on. The number one BIGGEST problem this ship has is Customer Service, or should I say the substantial lack there... read more

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • Terry Krejci  Caribbean Princess  Caribbean

    We have cruised 20+ times on five cruise lines. This review is for our fourth Princess Cruise on 11-29-15 but it is the first time I have ever provided a review. Our cruise was delayed one day... read more

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • Betty  Star Princess  South America

    I needed to get away from a depressing time of the year (late autumn, holiday season, feeling cold) and leave some personal problems behind and get away from it all. Princess' slogan is... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • linda knott  Emerald Princess  fort lauderdale

    Just come back from a two week cruise round the Caribbean, it was wonderful, the food was excellent, the cabins were very nice and comfortable, the service was second to none. These dining room... read more

    8 users found this review helpful.
  • Patrick Murray  Royal Princess  Eastern Carriben

    When we booked a balcony cabin guarantee, we were warned that we may get an obstruction cabin. It turned out that we got the best balcony cabin - mid section and NO obstruction AT ALL on Emerald... read more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • Jerry  Emerald Princess  Caribbean Sampler

    Overall the experience was very good. Embarkation was smooth and very quick with little or no standing around waiting. We stopped for lunch before heading to our stateroom and our luggage was... read more

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • Louis Fried  Emerald Princess  Houston - Barcelona

    I wouldn't sail on Princess again. The cruise had too many things wrong, culminating in the fact that in port at Sardinia three of the tenders (lifeboats) had engine problems. LIFEBOATS WITH ENGINE... read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Thormodur  Emerald Princess  Western Caribbean

    This was our third cruise on Princess. We did two weeks, two 7-day back-to-back to the Western Caribbean. We have cruised for many years. Of the cruise lines still operating that we have used... read more

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • Hoyt  Emerald Princess  Western Caribbean

    We live in Houston and selected this cruise in part because of convenience. We traveled with Princess 12 years ago and enjoyed ourselves. We had a good time despite the cruise line. I would and... read more

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • Rachel Pinzur  Caribbean Princess  three nights

    Princess Cruises has always been synonymous with providing a premier experience with excellent service. It turns out this is just a farce. My husband and I were extremely disappointed by our recent... read more

    10 users found this review helpful.
  • Warren  Ruby Princess  Eastern Carribbean

    A fine cruise on a fine ship. We had sailed on the Ruby the year she was launched, and she still appears new. The interior was perfect, the exterior showed a little rust, but hey, it is a marine... read more

    9 users found this review helpful.
  • Ryann Matthews  Grand Princess  Alaska

    My husband and I decided to do a cruise to Alaska for our Honeymoon and we had such high hopes because we heard this was a great cruise to go on. Alaska was beautiful, but we were both extremely... read more

    26 users found this review helpful.
  • Richard  Golden Princess  Los Angeles to Ensenada

    Enjoyable short get away cruise but very disappointed in 1st cruise on Princess. RCCL and Celebrity much better. I even remember Carnival was better. Average food, desserts were good.... read more

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • Wes Gordon  Ruby Princess  British Isles

    My wife and I have cruised the Caribbean, Greek Isles, Bermuda, and Hawaii, and possibly other routes we can't remember right now! This one was the only disappointment, for reasons described below.... read more

    11 users found this review helpful.
  • Leroy  Royal Princess  Carribean

    The captain regularly forced all clients to listen to his irrelevant babbling by transmitting in each state room his loud status reports. It is true that most other cruises don't force paying... read more

    7 users found this review helpful.
  • Mikey  Regal Princess  East Mediterranean

    The ship is extraordinarily luxurious, the service and food excellent. Problems: o the cabin got too hot, the air-conditioning was week: needed a ceiling fan. o the exercise... read more

    11 users found this review helpful.
  • Megan Pales  Caribbean Princess  Eastern Caribbean

    My husband and I sailed on the Caribbean Princess to the Eastern Caribbean for our honeymoon. I have sailed on 2 other cruise lines and my husband was... read more

    35 users found this review helpful.
  • grumerz  Caribbean Princess  Western Caribbean

    Having taken four other cruises. (three of them with Carnival,) the selection of Princess brought a heightened expectation of better service, ambiance and perception of value than the competition.... read more

    19 users found this review helpful.
  • Howard Epstein  Ruby Princess  Grand Mediterranean

    Great Cruise but We stayed away from our stateroom except for showers. The room was not up to Princess Standards by any means. This was a two segment cruise aboard the Ruby Princess, Room B244. The... read more

    11 users found this review helpful.

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