Pacific Princess

Pacific Princess Review and Specifications

Specifications of Pacific Princess

Year built1999  /  Age : 19
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 12 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice. The itinerary starts on 11 Nov, 2018 and ends on 23 Nov, 2018.

Date / TimePort
11 Nov 18:00      Departing from Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy   
12 Nov 07:00 - 21:00     Genoa, Milan, Italy   
13 Nov 07:00 - 18:00     Monte Carlo, Monaco   
15 Nov 08:00 - 18:00     Naples, Italy   
16 Nov 08:00 - 18:00     Messina, Sicily, Italy   
17 Nov 08:00 - 22:00     Valletta, Malta   
19 Nov 08:00 - 18:00     Kotor, Montenegro   
20 Nov 08:00 - 17:00     Split, Croatia   
21 Nov 08:00 - 18:00     Ravenna, Italy   
23 Nov      Arriving in Venice, Italy   

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 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.

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 knows 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 fleetmates. 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 pastas are automatically served; The Sterling Steakhouse offers traditional favorites, 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 (specialty, dinner only restaurant; offers steaks and seafood; reservations recommended)
  • Sabatini’s restaurant & Bar (Italian specialty 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; boar 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 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 tilework, new draperies and carpeting, updated furniture).
  • Lido-Pool Deck 9 was renovated (new teak flooring and tiling, new lounge furniture / lounge chairs, pool chaisers, 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, the Princess Pacific ship is the 2nd of the line's smallest (R-class vessels) bought from the Renaissance Cruises fleet. Her sisters from this class are the Oceania ships Insignia, Regatta, Sirena and Nautica, also the Azamara ships Quest, Pursuit and Journey.
  • Princess Cruises Pacific ship was operated by Renaissance Cruises and was property 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).
  • Godmother of the vessel was Gabi Hollows - wife of eye surgeon Fred Hollows, also founding director of Fred Hollows Foundation. The naming ceremony was in Sydney Australia on December8, 2002.
  • In January 2015, Pacific Princess sailed on its first Around The World Cruise leaving from Los Angeles, California. World Cruise 2015 itinerary visited ports in Australia, Asia, Europe (Mediterranean) and Caribbean, with Suez Canal and Panama Canal transits, plus a Transatlantic crossing.

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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
2018 Nov 11 12 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia
2018 Nov 23 29 days, one-way from Venice to Fort Lauderdale Venice
2018 Nov 23 12 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice
2018 Dec 05 17 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Fort Lauderdale Civitavecchia$1599
2018 Dec 22 14 days, round-trip Caribbean Connoisseur Fort Lauderdale$2828
2019 Jan 05 112 days, round-trip World Cruise - Roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale
2019 Jan 05 15 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles Fort Lauderdale$2490
2019 Jan 20 112 days, round-trip World Cruise - Roundtrip Los Angeles Los Angeles$19499
2019 Jan 20 97 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale Los Angeles$19199
2019 Jan 20 73 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Cape Town Los Angeles$16499
2019 Jan 20 30 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Sydney Los Angeles$4999
2019 Feb 19 43 days, one-way from Sydney to Cape Town Sydney
2019 Apr 03 39 days, one-way from Cape Town to Los Angeles Cape Town$7949
2019 Apr 03 24 days, one-way from Cape Town to Fort Lauderdale Cape Town
2019 Apr 27 15 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles Fort Lauderdale$2289
2019 May 12 15 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale Los Angeles$1719
2019 Jun 12 34 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Dover Fort Lauderdale$9309
2019 Jun 12 18 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Dover Fort Lauderdale$4970
2019 Jun 30 16 days, round-trip Land of the Midnight Sun Dover$4259
2019 Jul 16 14 days, round-trip Scandinavia & Russia Collection Dover$3589
2019 Jul 30 18 days, round-trip Greenland & Iceland (w/ Optional Edinburgh Military Tattoo) Dover$6279
2019 Aug 17 8 days, round-trip Ireland, Scotland & Wales (with Optional Military Tattoo) Dover$2029
2019 Aug 25 15 days, round-trip Iceland & Norway Dover$4449
2019 Sep 09 14 days, round-trip Ireland, Scottish Highlands, and Wales Dover$3839
2019 Sep 23 14 days, round-trip Scandinavia & Russia Collection Dover$3309
2019 Oct 07 23 days, one-way from Dover to Venice Dover$5029
2019 Oct 07 11 days, one-way from Dover to Civitavecchia Dover$1956
2019 Oct 18 12 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia$3199
2019 Oct 30 12 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice$3249
2019 Nov 11 12 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia$2099
2019 Nov 23 29 days, one-way from Venice to Fort Lauderdale Venice$4032
2019 Nov 23 12 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice$2159
2019 Dec 05 17 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Fort Lauderdale Civitavecchia$1769
2019 Dec 22 14 days, round-trip Caribbean Connoisseur Fort Lauderdale$2559
2020 Jan 05 112 days, round-trip World Cruise - Roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale$25999
2020 Jan 05 15 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles Fort Lauderdale$2399
2020 Jan 20 112 days, round-trip World Cruise - Roundtrip Los Angeles Los Angeles$23999
2020 Jan 20 97 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale Los Angeles$21849
2020 Jan 20 75 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Cape Town Los Angeles$17049
2020 Jan 20 30 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Sydney Los Angeles$8239
2020 Feb 19 45 days, one-way from Sydney to Cape Town Sydney
2020 Apr 04 37 days, one-way from Cape Town to Los Angeles Cape Town$8909
2020 Apr 04 22 days, one-way from Cape Town to Fort Lauderdale Cape Town$7184
2020 Apr 26 15 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles Fort Lauderdale$2399