Pacific Princess Cruise Ship

Pacific Princess Cruise ship is perfect for people who want a cruise on a smaller ship, with alternative dining options and exciting itineraries. Originally launched in 1999 as a part of Renaissance Cruise’ fleet, Pacific Princess may be a big vessel, but the public spaces are designed to create small intimate places for passengers who prefer the clubby ambience of a smaller ship. Because of this, don’t expect to find Las Vegas style productions, various shops and onboard activities.

Highlights

One of the key attractions of Pacific Princess is the lounge area located on Deck 4, adorned with a dramatic staircase similar to that of the Titanic. The 30,200 ton, 594 feet long vessel can accommodate up to 684 passengers. In April 2002, the ship entered service for Princess Cruise lines. The staff, hailing from various parts of the world, is friendly and attentive to your every cruising need. Most of the officers on board are British and Italian. Extra spaces on board are not used to fit in more people but to create intimate areas.

Cuisine

Pacific Princess offers a wide array of dining venues serving breakfast and lunch buffets. There is a surcharge at the alternative restaurants but the dishes and service is terrific. Food is available on board 24 hours a day just as in other Princess ships. For a traditional dining experience, head over to the Club Dining Room where breakfast and lunch are served in open seating. Other fine dining places include Sabatini’s Trattoria and the Sterling Steakhouse.

Entertainment and Nightlife

The best place for quality entertainment is the Cabaret Lounge where singers, dancers, comedians and magicians perform every night. Other organized activities include bingo nights, bridge, and dance lessons. In some itineraries local folklore shows are featured to entertain the guests. You may also want to try your luck at the ship’s small casino which houses 30 slot machines and the usual table games such as roulette and blackjack. Insomniacs aboard will surely enjoy spending the night at the Nightclub disco.

Cabins

All the staterooms are designed for longer cruises. The closet and storage space is quite adequate, but the bathrooms are a bit tight especially in lower-priced categories. The total number of outside cabins on board is 308; 73 percent of which feature a balcony. Some of the amenities in the cabins include a hair dryer, a personal safe, and bath toiletries. Guests staying in the suites and mini suites will have the luxury of having a real bathtub.

Recreation

Pacific Princess offers various facilities for day time recreation. There is a well-stocked library which features an artificial fireplace, nice couches and cheery-finished bookshelves on the walls. There is also an Internet center, but it only has six workstations and the broadband connection is also quite slow. Guests who want some pampering may want to spend time at the Lotus Spa, Salon and Gym which offers fitness and wellness programs.

Onboard Fees

Each guest will be charged $10 a day for dining regardless of the dining plan chosen. Bar bills automatically include a 15 percent gratuity.

Taking the Kids

Pacific Princess Cruise ship is not intended for young cruise goers. The ship only offers kid’s programs during peak holiday periods, but there are no major children’s facilities on board.

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