The Crown Princess is one of the largest and newest ships in the Princess fleet. The ship followed in the footsteps of its near sister ship the Grand Princess when it made its debut in 2006. This ship weighs in at 113,000 tons and holds more than 3,000 passengers. The primary itineraries for the Crown Princess currently include the Caribbean and various destinations in Europe.
- More than half of the staterooms on the Crown Princess include balconies
- The ship provides a variety of dining options to accommodate everyone's schedule and preferences
- Smaller public areas offer a "small ship" feel with all the amenities and choices of a larger ship
- The Piazza is a three-story atrium with entertainment and refreshment options
- Wedding chapel is available for weddings at sea, officiated by the ship's captain
The Crown Princess offers personal choice dining that includes both traditional and restaurant-style seating. Passengers also have the option of dining in one of two alternative restaurants for a surcharge; Crowne Grille or Sabatini's. In addition, the ship offers buffet dining, a standard grill, pizzeria and cafe options along the Piazza.
- Boticelli is used for traditional dining in the evenings with two seatings available
- Michaelangelo and Da Vinci dining rooms provide restaurant-style dining throughout the evening
- Crowne Grille offers a variety of chops and seafood; sides are served family-style
- Sabatini's is Princess' Italian dining experience found on most of her ships
- The Horizon Court prepares a buffet for breakfast and lunch
- Cafe Caribe, located within the Horizon Court, cooks up local selections for dinner
- The wine and seafood bar is a popular gathering spot at the Piazza
- Limited 24-hour room service is provided
- Special in-room dining, including breakfast or a lobster dinner, is available for a per person charge
Entertainment and Nightlife
The Crown Princess boasts the standard Broadway-style shows in her Princess Theatre. However, there is also ample entertainment found in the lounges and nightclubs, as well as wandering performers lurking around the Piazza. Gatsby's casino is one of the largest at sea, and the Wheelhouse Bar is a popular spot to gather for drinks before and after dinner. The Explorer's Lounge sports a safari theme and is a hot spot for lectures and art auctions during the day, and cabaret acts and the occasional movie at night.
The large screen on deck offers movies under the stars and the popcorn is free, while other movie snacks are not. During the day, the screen is used to show family-friendly flicks for the younger passenger on board.
The cabins on the Crown Princess are quite compact, particularly the interior staterooms on lower levels. Mini-suites include a separate living space and about twice the square footage of a standard interior cabin. Family suites consist of two staterooms interconnecting through a large living room and over-sized balcony. More than half of all the cabins and 80% of ocean-view staterooms include balconies. The bedding for Princess ships has been recently upgraded to include plush duvets and thick, fluffy towels.
The Crown Princess sports four pools, including one for adults only. The large spa and fitness center provides a host of treatments and workout options and the sports court includes a dedicated jogging track. The Sanctuary is a new addition to Princess ships and provides a mostly covered space for ping pong, basketball and plenty of seating.