Pacific Princess

Pacific Princess Review and Specifications

Specifications of Pacific Princess

Year built1999  /  Age : 20
Flag state Bermuda
BuilderChantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France)
ClassRenaissance / R-Class
Building costGBP 150 million (USD 200 million)
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorPrincess Cruises
Speed18 kn / 33 kph / 21 mph
Length (LOA)181 m / 594 ft
Beam (width)25 m / 82 ft
Gross Tonnage30277 gt
Passengers670 - 804
Crew373
Passengers-to-space ratio38
Decks11
Cabins335
Decks with cabins5
Last Refurbishment2017
Former namesR Three, R3
Christened byGabi Hollows

Current itinerary of Pacific Princess

Pacific Princess current cruise is 15 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale. The itinerary starts on 12 May, 2019 and ends on 27 May, 2019.

Date / TimePort
12 May 16:00    Departing from Los Angeles, Long Beach, California hotels
15 May 10:00 - 18:00    Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Riviera
17 May 12:00 - 20:00    Huatulco, Mexico Riviera
20 May 07:00 - 19:00    Quepos, Costa Rica
22 May 05:00 - 16:30    Panama Canal
24 May 07:00 - 16:00    Oranjestad, Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles
27 May    Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida hotels

Review of Pacific Princess

Launched in 1999, Pacific Princess is the 2nd of the two smallest ships of Princess Cruises R-class, together with Ocean Princess (Oceania Sirena since 2016).

History - construction and ownership

Princess Cruises is a 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.

Pacific Princess cruise ship

The 30,277-ton, 686-passenger cruise ship Pacific Princess offers some of the line's most exotic routes in Europe, Asia and South America, including a 107-night World Cruise, starting January to Venice, Italy from Ft. Lauderdale. The two ships were bought in 2002 from Renaissance Cruises (now-defunct), and are the smallest ships in the Princess' fleet. With its dark wood and luxury interiors, Pacific Princess resembles a stately manor house or country inn. The more intimate size facilitates amicability and passengers do not have to be surprised if the personnel know their name and says hello when they pass by.

Cruise itinerary program

Pacific Princess itinerary program is based on more exotic destinations compared to her larger fleet mates. Pacific sails on a World Cruise out of Fort Lauderdale FL, starting in January each year.

Cabins

Most Pacific Princess staterooms are 170-sq.foot balcony rooms (170). Almost 75% of ship's outside accommodations have private balcony views. There are a total of 338 staterooms in 25 categories. 5 are the wheelchair accessible rooms. The largest aboard Pacific Princess are the Balcony Suites (580 ft2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

As opposed to Princess' larger vessels, Pacific Princess doesn't feature a versatile dining option. There are early and late shifts at 6 and 8:15 p.m. But the vessel offers line's popular alternative dining venues: Sabatini's, the signature Italian restaurant, asks passengers to choose their main entree only, and a parade of hot and cold appetizers, salads, and pasta are automatically served; The Sterling Steakhouse offers traditional favourites, focusing on top-quality steaks complemented by an international wine list. (Note: Due to the small size of the cruise ship, the dining venues alternate the nights they are open).

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

  • Club Restaurant (aft Dining Room; offers open-seating Breakfast and Lunch, Afternoon Tea 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., and formal dining for Dinner with 2 fixed seatings at 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.; hosts “Chef’s Table” private dining)
  • Deck BBQ (fast food bar, poolside; complimentary)
  • Pizzeria (open for Lunch and Dinner; complimentary)
  • Panorama Buffet Restaurant (self-service casual eatery open for Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner ”Anytime Dining” - open seating 6 p.m. -11 p.m.)
  • Sterling Steakhouse Restaurant & Bar (speciality, dinner only restaurant; offers steaks and seafood; reservations recommended)
  • Sabatini’s Restaurant & Bar (Italian speciality restaurant; reservations recommended; open for Dinner /all passengers, and for Breakfast /Suite guests only)

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Evening entertainment revolves around ship's Cabaret Lounge, equipped with a state-of-the-art lighting and sound system. It presents a full schedule of options, such as variety shows, live music, first-run movies. Live piano music is offered at the Casino Bar. The adjacent casino provides slot machines and table games. Sea days include destination-specific lectures, as well as classes on computer technology and photography (all part of Princess' ScholarShip@Sea program).

Pacific Princess cruise ship

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

  • Cabaret Lounge (forward show lounge for grand show productions)
  • Pacific Casino
  • Club Bar (piano bar; serves the Club Dining Room)
  • Pacific Lounge & Nightclub (also serves British Pub Lunch)
  • Princess Fine Arts Gallery; Photo Gallery and Shop; Pacific Boutiques
  • Princess Pacific Lotus Spa & Gym (with four Treatment Rooms, two Steam Rooms, Beauty Salon, Fitness Center, Thalasso Spa Pool, Sauna)
  • Card Room (board games); Library (sudoku; board games)
  • Internet Cafe (24-hour Internet computers room)
  • Swimming Pool area (served by Pool Bar and Lido Bar), 3 Jacuzzis
  • Jogging Track; Sun Deck area; Golf Driving Net; Shuffleboard.

Pacific Princess 2017 refurbishment review

The ship's 2-weeks long drydock refurbishment (May 30 - June 8, in Freeport Bahamas) resulted in the following changes:

  • The Atrium was modernized - new millwork, renovated grand staircase, new ornamentation and a stained glass ceiling.
  • Sterling Steakhouse (on deck 10) was redecorated (new upholstery to chairs, new silk draperies, new artworks / B&W movie stars photos).
  • Sabatini’s Restaurant (deck 10) was updated (repainted walls, new Italian furnishings, reupholstered chairs, new carpeting, new lounge area, new millwork, arched windows).
  • The Club Bar Restaurant (deck 5, Club Dining Room) was updated and redecorated.
  • The Panorama Buffet (deck 9) was completely renovated (new tile work, new draperies and carpeting, updated furniture).
  • Lido-Pool Deck 9 was renovated (new teak flooring and tiling, new lounge furniture/lounge chairs, pool chaises, sofas).
  • All cruise cabins were upgraded with Princess Cruises signature "Princess Luxury Beds", new plush linens, new plush carpeting, upholstered headboards, new draperies, new decorative lamps, wall sconces with USB ports.
  • All cruise suites were updated with contemporary furniture (dining tables, chairs, lounge chairs, sofabeds, desks).
  • A new cabin category was introduced (Club Class Mini-Suite") offering exclusive perks and VIP amenities (dining, preferred seating. priority embarkation/disembarkation).

Pacific Princess wiki

Built under the name "R Three", Princess Cruises Pacific ship is the company's smallest (R-class) vessel bought from Renaissance Cruises (now defunct). Sisterships (from this series) are Oceania Cruises boat Insignia, Regatta, Sirena and Nautica, plus the Azamara Cruises ships Quest, Pursuit and Journey.

The ship was operated by Renaissance Cruises and was owned to a group of French investors. In 2001, Renaissance bankrupted and Princess purchased two of its vessels - R Three (Pacific Princess) and R Four (Ocean Princess, since 2016 - Oceania Sirena). Liner's godmother was Gabi Hollows - wife of Fred Hollows (eye surgeon, founding director of Fred Hollows Foundation). The naming ceremony was held in Port Sydney (NSW Australia) on December 8, 2002.

In January 2015, Pacific Princess started its first World Cruise leaving from Los Angeles CA. World Cruise 2015 itinerary visited ports in Australia, Asia, Europe (Mediterranean) and the Caribbean, with Suez Canal and Panama Canal transits, plus a Transatlantic crossing. Next table shows the ports sequence and times (arrival/departure) of ship's "World Cruise 2019" (112-day itinerary roundtrip from homeport Long Beach/Los Angeles.

Date / TimePort
20 Jan 20:00Departing from Los Angeles, Long Beach, California
26 Jan 07:00 - 23:00Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii
27 Jan 07:00 - 18:00Lahaina, Maui Island, Hawaii
02 Feb 09:00 - 23:00Papeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia
03 Feb 07:00 - 17:00Huahine Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia
03 Feb 20:30 - 04 Feb 18:00Raiatea Island, French Polynesia
09 Feb 07:00 - 16:00Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga
12 Feb 09:00 - 23:00Auckland, New Zealand
15 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Dunedin, Port Chalmers, New Zealand
16 Feb 07:00 - 16:30Stewart Island, Oban, Rakiura, New Zealand
19 Feb 09:30 - 22:00Sydney, NSW Australia
23 Feb 07:00 - 22:00Cairns, Queensland Australia
27 Feb 07:00 - 22:00Darwin, NT Australia
02 Mar 07:00 - 17:00Pulau Komodo Island, Indonesia
05 Mar 12:00 - 06 Mar 14:00Singapore
07 Mar 07:00 - 19:00Klang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
08 Mar 10:00 - 20:00Pulau Langkawi Island, Malaysia
09 Mar 08:00 - 20:00Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand
13 Mar 07:00 - 19:00Colombo, Sri Lanka
15 Mar 07:00 - 18:00Male, Kaafu Atoll, Maldives
19 Mar 08:00 - 22:00Mahe Island, Victoria, Seychelles
22 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Nosy Be Island, Madagascar
25 Mar 07:00 - 22:00Port Louis, Mauritius Island
26 Mar 07:00 - 22:00Saint-Denis, Reunion Island
30 Mar 07:00 - 17:00Durban, South Africa
31 Mar 11:00 - 18:30East London, South Africa
02 Apr 07:30 - 04 Apr 21:00Cape Town, South Africa
06 Apr 07:00 - 16:00Luderitz, Namibia
07 Apr 09:00 - 21:00Walvis Bay, Namibia
11 Apr 08:00 - 18:00St Helena Island, Jamestown, UK
16 Apr 07:00 - 17:00Natal, Brazil
17 Apr 09:00 - 19:00Fortaleza, Brazil
20 Apr 10:00 - 12:00Iles du Salut, French Guiana
22 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Bridgetown, Barbados
23 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Pointe-a-Pitre, Grande-Terre Island, Guadeloupe
24 Apr 07:00 - 17:00Marigot, St Martin Island
27 Apr 07:00 - 16:00Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida
30 Apr 09:00 - 18:00Oranjestad, Aruba Island
02 May 05:00 - 16:30Panama Canal
04 May 07:00 - 19:00Quepos, Costa Rica
07 May 07:00 - 15:00Huatulco, Mexico Riviera
09 May 07:00 - 15:00Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Riviera
12 MayArriving in Los Angeles, Long Beach, California

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Pacific Princess Itineraries

The below listed Pacific 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
2019 Jan 20 112 days, round-trip World Cruise - Roundtrip Los Angeles Los Angeles
2019 Apr 03 39 days, one-way from Cape Town to Los Angeles Cape Town
2019 Apr 27 15 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles Fort Lauderdale
2019 May 12 15 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale Los Angeles
2019 Jun 12 18 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Dover Fort Lauderdale $2938
2019 Jun 12 34 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Dover Fort Lauderdale $7243
2019 Jun 15 31 days, one-way from New York to Dover New York
2019 Jun 30 16 days, round-trip Land of the Midnight Sun Dover $2979
2019 Jul 16 14 days, round-trip Scandinavia & Russia Collection Dover $2299
2019 Jul 30 18 days, round-trip Greenland & Iceland (w/ Optional Edinburgh Military Tattoo) Dover
2019 Aug 17 8 days, round-trip Ireland, Scotland & Wales (with Optional Military Tattoo) Dover $1599
2019 Aug 25 15 days, round-trip Iceland & Norway Dover $2799
2019 Sep 09 14 days, round-trip Ireland, Scottish Highlands, and Wales Dover $2599
2019 Sep 23 14 days, round-trip Scandinavia & Russia Collection Dover $2299
2019 Sep 23 25 days, one-way from Dover to Civitavecchia Dover
2019 Oct 07 11 days, one-way from Dover to Civitavecchia Dover $1618
2019 Oct 07 23 days, one-way from Dover to Venice Dover $3579
2019 Oct 18 12 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $2462
2019 Oct 30 12 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $2239
2019 Nov 11 12 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $1589
2019 Nov 23 12 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $1839
2019 Nov 23 29 days, one-way from Venice to Fort Lauderdale Venice $3569
2019 Dec 05 17 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Fort Lauderdale Civitavecchia $1639
2019 Dec 22 14 days, round-trip Caribbean Connoisseur Fort Lauderdale $3109
2020 Jan 05 15 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles Fort Lauderdale $2329
2020 Jan 05 112 days, round-trip World Cruise - Roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $25839
2020 Jan 20 30 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Sydney Los Angeles $7779
2020 Jan 20 75 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Cape Town Los Angeles $23149
2020 Jan 20 97 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale Los Angeles $29199
2020 Jan 20 112 days, round-trip World Cruise - Roundtrip Los Angeles Los Angeles $24999
2020 Feb 19 45 days, one-way from Sydney to Cape Town Sydney
2020 Apr 04 22 days, one-way from Cape Town to Fort Lauderdale Cape Town $6654
2020 Apr 04 37 days, one-way from Cape Town to Los Angeles Cape Town $8169
2020 Apr 26 15 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles Fort Lauderdale $2329
2020 May 11 4 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Vancouver Los Angeles $399
2020 May 15 12 days, round-trip Inside Passage (with Hubbard Glacier) Vancouver $1899
2020 May 27 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $1099
2020 Jun 03 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1149
2020 Jun 10 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $1149
2020 Jun 17 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1249
2020 Jun 24 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $1299
2020 Jul 01 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1249
2020 Jul 08 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $1299
2020 Jul 15 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1349
2020 Jul 22 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $1299
2020 Jul 29 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1349
2020 Aug 05 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $1249
2020 Aug 12 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1249
2020 Aug 19 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $1099
2020 Aug 26 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1099
2020 Sep 02 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $1149
2020 Sep 09 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1149
2020 Sep 16 29 days, one-way from Vancouver to Papeete Vancouver $5129
2020 Sep 16 19 days, one-way from Vancouver to Papeete Vancouver $3079
2020 Sep 16 10 days, one-way from Vancouver to Honolulu Vancouver $1599
2020 Sep 26 9 days, one-way from Honolulu to Papeete Honolulu $1659
2020 Oct 05 10 days, round-trip Tahiti & French Polynesia Papeete $1999
2020 Oct 15 10 days, round-trip Tahiti & French Polynesia Papeete $2049
2020 Oct 25 10 days, round-trip Tahiti & French Polynesia Papeete $2049
2020 Nov 04 10 days, round-trip Tahiti & French Polynesia Papeete $1999
2020 Nov 14 35 days, one-way from Papeete to Fort Lauderdale Papeete $5099
2020 Nov 14 10 days, round-trip Tahiti & French Polynesia Papeete $2049
2020 Nov 24 25 days, one-way from Papeete to Fort Lauderdale Papeete $3259