Island Princess

Island Princess Review and Specifications

Specifications of Island Princess

Year built2003  /  Age : 15
Flag state Bermuda
BuilderChantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France)
ClassSun
Building costUSD 330 million
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorPrincess Cruises
Speed21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph
Length (LOA)294 m / 965 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage91627 gt
Passengers2214 - 2657
Crew900
Passengers-to-space ratio35
Decks15
Cabins1107
Decks with cabins9
Last Refurbishment2015
Christened byDavid Pelletier, Jamie Sale

Current itinerary of Island Princess

Island Princess current cruise is 22 days, one-way from Vancouver to Fort Lauderdale. Prices start from USD 1958 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 19 Sep, 2018 and ends on 11 Oct, 2018.

Date / TimePort
19 Sep      Departing from Vancouver, BC Canada   
20 Sep 11:00 - 20:00     Astoria, Oregon   
22 Sep 07:00 - 23:00     San Francisco, California   
24 Sep 07:00 - 18:00     Santa Barbara, California   
25 Sep 08:00 - 18:00     San Diego, California   
26 Sep 07:00 - 16:00     Los Angeles, Long Beach, California   
29 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Riviera   
01 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Huatulco, Mexico Riviera   
03 Oct 07:00 - 18:00     San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua   
04 Oct 07:00 - 19:00     Puntarenas, Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica   
06 Oct 07:00 - 18:00     Panama City, Fuerte Amador, Balboa   
07 Oct 06:00 - 16:00     Panama Canal   
08 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Cartagena, Colombia   
11 Oct      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   

Review of Island Princess

Launched in 2003, Island Princess is the second of the two Coral-class Princess ships, together with Coral Princess.

History - construction and ownership

Princess Cruises is an US cruise company headquartered in Beverly Hills CA. A former subsidiary of P&O Princess Cruises (founded 1977), in 2003, the company merged with Carnival Corporation - world's largest passenger shipping company. Among Princess Cruises assets is the Caribbean private island resort Princess Cays (on Bahamas Eleuthera Island's southern end), located approx 80 km (50 ml) Nassau.

Island Princess cruise ship

The 91,627-ton, 1,974-passenger cruise ship Island Princess, together with sister ship Coral Princess, is an aberration for Princess Cruises. The line launched only two cruise vesseles of this size before joining the rest of industry in building ever-more-massive ships (like those in the Grand class). Not part of either the group of biggest-in-fleet ships or the mid-sized Sun class vessels, Island Princess falls somewhere in the middle and in many ways, it represents the best of both. Island Princess mixes the exotic (international crew members, stylish Italian dining venues, celebrity-style spa treatments) and the familiar (cruising's ubiquitous buffets, poolside umbrella drinks, cocktails and bingo). The public spaces are shiny, and even though the vessel was launched in 2003, there's no suggestion of wear and tear. Service is very good, especially in the dining venues. And the amusement is top rate. But the thing which really stands out is the quality of life onboard. Island Princess does a notable job of creating a typical Alaska experience that's highlighted by a lecture series featuring a state naturalist, National Park Service "ranger talks" and a presentation by the 1st woman to win the Iditarod. There is even a Princess travel guidance and map which allow guests to detect their navigational locations while referencing tales, points of interest and photos of the route.

Cruise itinerary program

Island Princess itinerary program is based on Alaska sailings during the summer months and Panama Canal cruises during the rest of the years. Feature port destinations include Cabo San Lucas, San Juan del Sur, Puntarenas, Oranjestad/Aruba.

Cabins

Most Island Princess staterooms are 170-sq.foot balcony rooms (527). Almost 80% of ship's outside accommodations have private balcony views. There are a total of 987 staterooms in 34 categories. 20 are the wheelchair accessible rooms. The largest aboard Island Princess are the Balcony Suites (470 ft2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

The two main restaurants onboard Island Princess serve up traditional 5-course evening meals. The line offers set seating at 6 and 8:15 p.m. in the Bordeaux and flexible anytime dining in the Provence Restaurant. The menus in both venues are the same with favorites, such as Executive Chef Martial Diffor's fettuccine alfredo, beef wellington, deep-sea cod in coriander butter sauce, twin broiled lobster tail. All meals are prepared to order. Menus in the main restaurants also offer vegetarian choices and Lotus Spa innovative dishes, with healthier options like chilled yogurt and tamarind soup with grated lemon zest, filet of baby turbot with fennel pernod sauce and tropical fruit smoothie with lime. Guests who prefer more formal fare can choose the sit-down service in the Bordeaux dining room for breakfast and lunch.

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

  • Bordeaux Restaurant (ship's forward Dining Room; dinner only)
  • Provence Restaurant (ship's forward Dining Room for Breakfast 7-9 a.m., Lunch 12-1:30 p.m., Afternoon Tea 3:30-4:30 p.m.; features “Anytime Dining” for Dinner between 5:30-8 p.m. or 8-10 p.m. and "Chef's Table" private dining)
  • Sabatini’s Restaurant (Italian specialty restaurant; reservations recommended)
  • Bayou Cafe & Steakhouse (specialty restaurant)
  • The Bar & Grill (complimentary fast food)
  • Horizon Court (self service buffet restaurant, complimentary).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

On either side of the Fiesta and Promenade Decks are the two grandest venues of Island Princess: Princess Theater and Universe Lounge. Tucked between the two are the majority of lounges and bars, including the clubby Explorers Lounge, the Wheelhouse Bar which is more sedate, the retro Crooners martini bar, Churchill's cigar lounge and the casino, with its various table games like blackjack, poker, roulette and state-of-the-art slots. By day, ScholarShip@Sea program focuses on enrichment with a wide range of programming. There are dance classes, lectures on bridge and fashion, computer instruction. When Island Princess gets to the Panama Canal, passengers are provided with a lecture about canal's history and how it works.

Island Princess cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Island 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)
  • La Patisserie Bar (specialty coffee bar)
  • Princess Fine Arts Gallery; Photo Gallery & Shop; Photo Kiosk; Platinum Studio
  • Library (with Internet stations); Internet Cafe (24-hour); Card Room
  • Princess Island Theatre (2-level musical and show productions; hosts workshops, seminars, gameshows)
  • The Universe Lounge (2-level second show lounge, also used for dance lessons)
  • Churchill Lounge & Bar (smoking lounge and sports bar)
  • Calypso Cove Shop; Essence Shop; Meridian Bay Shop; Facets Shop
  • Princess Island Casino
  • Crooners Lounge & Bar (live music; also used for seminars)
  • Explorers Lounge & Bar (disco/show lounge; hosts karaoke, comedy, game shows and art auctions)
  • Wheelhouse Bar (piano bar during the day and an English pub nightly)
  • Wedding Chapel
  • Island’s Lotus Spa complex; Beauty Salon; Fitness Center (with Aerobics Studio)
  • Movies Under the Stars (LED screen outdoor cinema)
  • Video Games Arcade; Teen Center; Youth Center with Paddling Pool and outdoor playing areas
  • The Sanctuary (adult-only open air area)
  • Lido Pool area; Lotus Pool area
  • Central Court (volleyball, basketball, European football); Shuffleboard; Deck Chess; Princess Links mini golf course.

Island Princess wiki

  • The Princess Island ship is the 2nd of the line's Coral-class series. Her sister is Coral Princess.
  • Princess Cruises Island ship was launched on July 12, 2003. The ceremony took place in Vancouver BC, Canada. Unlike many ships she has a godmother and a godfather. These are the Canadian Salt Lake Olympic Games figure skating medalists, Jamie Sale and David Pelletier. They had to share that medal with the Russian skating couple which is a rarity in figure skating. This issue raised again discussion regarding assessment in this sport. Canadians made their skating with no flaws, but Russians argue that Russian performance was more complex and therefore deserves the gold medal, despite a minor flaw in their performance. As a diplomatic way out both couples were given gold medals.
  • Island Princess spends autumn, winter and spring sailing on 10-days or 2-week long transition cruises through Panama Canal visiting ports in Aruba, Costa Rica, Colombia, Mexican Riviera. During summer, the ship offers 7-day Alaskan itineraries from Vancouver Canada to Whittier Alaska. Island Princess offers the opportunity to experience the raw beauty of Alaska. The ship introduces a presentation of the first female to win the Iditarod and ranger talks with a representative of the state National Park Service. The Island ship's passengers can use a guide and map to find their location and mark it with photos and comments.
  • The two Princess ships Island and Coral are the only Panamax vessels in the fleet. Panamax ships cover all standards for transiting through Panama Canal.
  • In 2017, Caribbean Princess makes her maiden season of Panama Canal cruises through the new locks (inaugurated on June 26, 2016).

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Island Princess Itineraries

The below listed Island Princess cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Princess Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Jun 20 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier
2018 Jul 11 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver
2018 Jul 18 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier
2018 Aug 08 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver
2018 Aug 15 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier
2018 Aug 22 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver
2018 Aug 22 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver
2018 Aug 29 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier
2018 Sep 05 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver$698
2018 Sep 12 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier$898
2018 Sep 19 22 days, one-way from Vancouver to Fort Lauderdale Vancouver$1958
2018 Sep 19 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Los Angeles Vancouver$648
2018 Sep 26 15 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale Los Angeles$1348
2018 Oct 11 10 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica & Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1049
2018 Oct 21 10 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica & Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1499
2018 Oct 31 10 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica & Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1099
2018 Nov 10 10 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica & Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1039
2018 Nov 20 15 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco Fort Lauderdale$1449
2018 Dec 05 15 days, one-way from San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale San Francisco$1499
2018 Dec 20 10 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica & Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1629
2018 Dec 30 10 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica & Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1399
2019 Jan 09 10 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica & Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1079
2019 Jan 19 10 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica & Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$949
2019 Jan 29 10 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica & Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1079
2019 Feb 08 10 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica & Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1199
2019 Feb 18 10 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica & Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1349
2019 Feb 28 10 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica & Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1099
2019 Mar 10 10 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica & Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1259
2019 Mar 20 10 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica & Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1199
2019 Mar 30 10 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica & Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1199
2019 Apr 09 22 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Vancouver Fort Lauderdale$2739
2019 Apr 09 15 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles Fort Lauderdale$1699
2019 Apr 24 7 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Vancouver Los Angeles$769
2019 May 01 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage (with Glacier Bay National Park) Vancouver$849
2019 May 08 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver$799
2019 May 15 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier$798
2019 May 22 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver$928
2019 May 29 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier$978
2019 Jun 05 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver$998
2019 Jun 12 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier$948
2019 Jun 19 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver$998
2019 Jun 26 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier$1048
2019 Jul 03 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver$1028
2019 Jul 10 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier$948
2019 Jul 17 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver$1098
2019 Jul 24 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier$1099
2019 Jul 31 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver$1049
2019 Aug 07 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier$998
2019 Aug 14 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver$999
2019 Aug 21 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier$898
2019 Aug 28 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver$949
2019 Sep 04 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier$899
2019 Sep 11 5 days, round-trip Alaska Sampler Vancouver$599
2019 Sep 16 21 days, one-way from Vancouver to Fort Lauderdale Vancouver$2699
2019 Sep 16 6 days, one-way from Vancouver to Los Angeles Vancouver$699
2019 Sep 22 15 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale Los Angeles$2199
2019 Oct 07 10 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica & Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1249
2019 Oct 17 10 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica & Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1249
2019 Oct 27 10 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica & Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1249
2019 Nov 06 10 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica & Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1249
2019 Nov 16 10 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica & Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1249
2019 Nov 26 10 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica & Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1249
2019 Dec 20 10 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica & Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1699
2019 Dec 30 10 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica & Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1699
2020 Jan 09 58 days, round-trip Circle South America Fort Lauderdale$8999
2020 Jan 09 37 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Buenos Aires Fort Lauderdale$5999
2020 Jan 09 25 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to San Antonio Fort Lauderdale$3999
2020 Feb 03 33 days, one-way from San Antonio to Fort Lauderdale San Antonio$5999
2020 Feb 03 12 days, one-way from San Antonio to Buenos Aires San Antonio$2099
2020 Feb 16 20 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Fort Lauderdale Buenos Aires$3699
2020 Mar 07 10 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica & Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1449
2020 Mar 17 10 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica & Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1449
2020 Mar 27 15 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles Fort Lauderdale$2299
2020 Apr 11 28 days, round-trip Hawaii, Tahiti & Samoa Los Angeles$3599
2020 May 09 4 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Vancouver Los Angeles$349