Royal Princess

Royal Princess Review and Specifications

Specifications of Royal Princess

Year built2013  /  Age : 6
Flag state Bermuda
BuilderFincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
ClassRoyal
Building costUSD 760 million
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorPrincess Cruises
Speed22 kn / 41 kph / 25 mph
Length (LOA)330 m / 1083 ft
Beam (width)47 m / 154 ft
Gross Tonnage142714 gt
Passengers3560 - 4272
Crew1350
Passengers-to-space ratio33
Decks18
Cabins1780
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2018
Sister-shipsRegal Princess, Majestic Princess, Sky Princess, Enchanted Princess, P&O Britannia
Christened byKate Middleton (Duchess of Cambridge)

Current itinerary of Royal Princess

Royal Princess current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera. Prices start from USD 748 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 23 Mar, 2019 and ends on 30 Mar, 2019.

Date / TimePort
23 Mar 17:00      Departing from Los Angeles, Long Beach, California   
25 Mar 11:00 - 20:00     Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Mexico   
26 Mar 08:00 - 18:00     Mazatlan, Mexico Riviera   
27 Mar 07:00 - 18:00     Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Riviera   
30 Mar      Arriving in Los Angeles, Long Beach, California   

Review of Royal Princess

Launched in 2013, Royal Princess cruise ship is the 1st Royal-class vessel in the Princess Cruises fleet, together with the fleetmates Regal Princess (2014), Majestic Princess (2017), Sky Princess (2019) and Enchanted Princess (2020). One more vessel of the same class will be constructed for Princess, with scheduled launch in 2022. From the same class is also the P&O UK ship Britannia (2015).

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.

Royal Princess cruise ship

The line's ships sail worldwide and are marketed to American and international travelers. Princess Cruises company was made famous by the TV series "The Love Boat", in which Pacific Princess was featured.

Princess Cruises new ship design

The 3600-passenger ship Royal Princess debuted in June 2013 with a series of 12-day Mediterranean voyages out of homeports Barcelona (Spain) and Venice (Italy). The sistership Regal Princess was inaugurated in May 2014. These ships is among world's largest passenger ships, being built by Fincantieri Italy. Royal Princess features 17 decks, 14 bars, a large-sized premium Spa, SeaWalk (glass-enclosed walkway). The glass-bottomed SeaWalk offers stunning sea and port views from 128 ft / 39 m above waterline.

Princess Cruises new ship design

An interesting fact is that one of the newest ships of Princess Cruises features in a BBC programme - the upcoming ‘Sea Cities’ series. The 3-part documentary based in Southampton UK visits several ports across the United Kingdom to view their events and activities, as well as meet seafarers and staff. Princess Cruises’ Royal Princess appears in ‘Sea Cities: Maritime Liverpool’ episode, highlighting what goes on behind the scenes of the 19-deck cruise vessel during a visit to the city. The 60-minute episode airs on BBC2 February 18, 2016.

Royal Princess was christened in 2013 by HRH, The Duchess of Cambridge. The ship called in Liverpool 7 times in 2015 on round Britian cruises.

Cruise itinerary program

Royal Princess itinerary program is based on voyages in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, as the cruises alternate seasonally. Departure ports include Fort Lauderdale FL,Rome, Venice and Barcelona.

In 2019-2020, the ship operates Mexican Riviera cruises leaving roundtrip from homeport Long Beach (Los Angeles). The new itinerary program includes 27 voyages (5-day and 7-day roundtrips from LA / ) to Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta. All 5-day "Cabo San Lucas Getaway" itineraries are with an overnight in Cabo.

Cabins

Most Royal Princess staterooms are 220-ft2 balcony rooms (724). Almost 80% of all cabins (1438) have private balconies. The ship has no Oceanview cabins. There are a total of 1780 staterooms in 38 categories. Of all cabins, 36 are wheelchair-accessible (for disabled passengers). Ship's largest cabins are the Balcony Suites (440 ft2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Onboard Royal Princess, there is a big emphasis on dining with a total of 16 spots to eat. For the MDR (main dining room) experience, Royal offers "anytime" and "traditional" evening dining in 3 different restaurant venues. The Allegro offers set-tablemates and set-seating options, while Concerto and Symphony are open seating (between 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.). All MDRs offer the same menu, with the most special items occurring on formal nights. All the three main dining rooms offer heart-healthy,

Princess Cruises new ship design (Lido restaurant)

Lotus spa and vegetarian menu items for passengers with dietary restrictions. Food and service are generally excellent at all meals. One of the greatest improvements on Royal Princess is the Horizon Court. The buffet area offers double the number of seats found on Emerald Princess, Ruby Princess and Crown Princess; Royal provides space for 350 outdoors and 900 indoors and also offers a bigger variety of table styles, including 2-tops and bistro-style "counter-height" dining tables.

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

  • Sabatini’s Restaurant (Italian specialty restaurant, a la carte: offers 3-course Italian/seafood menu; open between 6 p.m. -11 p.m., reservations recommended)
  • Symphony Restaurant (midship location; offers “Anytime Dining” for Dinner; with “Wine Cellar” area serving “Wine Maker’s Dinner” for $40, capacity 12 guests)
  • Alfredo’s Pizzeria (121-seat; the largest complimentary pizzeria at sea)
  • Concerto Restaurant (forward Dining Room; offers “Anytime Dining” 5:30 p.m. -10 p.m.; serves “Wine Maker’s Dinner” package for $40)
  • Allegro Restaurant (aft Dining Room; offers formal dining and two fixed dinner seatings at 6 p.m. or 8:15 p.m.; “Chef’s Table” private dining for $115, 12 guests)
  • Ocean Terrace (specialty seafood bar)
  • Crown Grill (160-seat steakhouse/seafood restaurant, reservations recommended; on select days serves British Pub Lunch, complimentary)
  • Trident Grill & Prego Pizzeria (self service, complimentary fast food bar)
  • Calypso Cabana (food bar offering picnic baskets, desserts, champagne and wine packages)
  • Horizon Court (self service buffet restaurant, complimentary); Horizon Buffet and Horizon Terrace
  • Swirls Bar (icecream).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Royal Princess cruise ship, that is some 20 % larger than Princess' next biggest vessels, introduces more of an evolution than a revolution for the line. The sole big move forward by the cruise liner, that is being named Royal Princess in tribute to Princess' 1st purpose-built ship, is the innovative SkyWalk, which is a cantilevered, glass-enclosed walkway which extends 28 feet beyond the edge of the vessel and 128 feet over the water. On the opposite side of the deck, the similarly designed 20-seat Seaview bar welcomes those who want to mix vistas with their vodka.

Princess Cruises new ship design (Theater Lounge)

The bulk of performance action takes place in Royal's Princess Theater, situated on decks 6 and 7. The theater features palladium-style seating; it's deep, and if you don't arrive early, you might find yourself in the back, which is far from the stage. However, there aren't any obstacles or bad sightlines. The entertainment is excellent and varied, with a beat that is quite innovative. Passengers are entertained while sailing with top-rated production shows performed live in Princess Theater: The Secret Silk (via partnership with award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz) and Encore (inspired by “Bravo!”, the line’s top-rated show, and accompanied by onstage orchestra). In addition to the production shows, the Princess theater hosts other acts including vocalists and instrumentalists.

Royal Princess cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Royal 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)
  • Princess Fine Arts Gallery; Photo Gallery & Shop; Limelight photo studio; Platinum Studio
  • International Cafe (24-hour specialty coffee bar and patisserie)
  • Vines Bar (wine/seafood/sushi bar)
  • Gelato (the largest ice cream bar at sea)
  • Library (with Internet stations); Internet Cafe (24-hour)
  • Princess Royal Theatre (2-level musical and show productions; hosts workshops, seminars, gameshows)
  • Celebrations Shop; Calypso Cove Shop; Essence Shop; Meridian Bay Shop; Facets Shop
  • Club 6 Disco & Bar; Churchill’s Lounge & Bar (cigar bar); Bellini’s Bar; Crooners Lounge & Bar; Princess Live Lounge; Vista Lounge; Concierge Lounge (Suite guests only); SkyLight Bar; Seaview Bar
  • Princess Royal Casino
  • Wheelhouse Bar (piano bar during the day and an English pub nightly)
  • Royal’s Lotus Spa complex; Beauty Salon; Fitness Center (with Aerobics Studio)
  • Wedding Chapel
  • Movies Under the Stars (LED screen outdoor cinema)
  • The Game Lounge (Video Games Arcade); Teen Center; Youth Center; Remix Disco & Lounge (teen club)
  • The Sanctuary (adult-only open air area)
  • SeaWalk (glass-bottomed cantilevered walkway, 18 m/60 ft long)
  • Fountain Pool area; Retreat Pool area
  • Watercolor Fantasy, located on the top deck, captivates guests with brightly colored lights illuminating the water and offering a show of pirouettes, waltzes and fountains shooting water up to 33ft high choreographed to music.
  • Princess Royal Sports Central - Center Court (volleyball, basketball, European football); Tennis Tables, Game Lounge virtual gaming, The Greens golf nets, Golfing Cage, Laser Shooting; Jogging Track.

Royal Princess wiki

The liner debuted in June 2013 with a 2-day maiden voyage from Southampton to Channel Islands (Guernsey). This "preview cruise" (itinerary June 9-11, 2013) was roundtrip from Southampton to St Peter Port (Guernsey Island). The “Inaugural Cruise” (maiden voyage) was on June 16 (Mediterranean roundtrip out of Southampton) visiting ports in Portugal and Spain - Vigo, Lisbon, Gibraltar, Malaga, Barcelona.

The liner was christened by godmother Kate Middleton (Duchess of Cambridge). The naming ceremony was in Port Southampton England, held on June 16, 2013. Followed the maiden voyage to Iberia.

Fun fatcs: It takes 3 million man-hours to build a Royal-class liner. For its construction are used 37,000 tons of steel. For instance, about 12,000 tons of steel were used for constructing Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. The paint used for the vessel is 95,000 gallons (360,000 L), which is two times more than the quantity consumed for Golden Gate Bridge (re-painted annually). The electrical cables wiring the whole vessel are long 2484 ml (4000 km) which is enough to link NYC with LA.

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Royal Princess Itineraries

The below listed Royal 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 Feb 02 49 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles Fort Lauderdale
2019 Feb 02 33 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to San Antonio Fort Lauderdale
2019 Feb 21 30 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Los Angeles Buenos Aires
2019 Feb 21 14 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to San Antonio Buenos Aires
2019 Mar 07 16 days, one-way from San Antonio to Los Angeles San Antonio
2019 Mar 23 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $748
2019 Mar 30 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $979
2019 Apr 06 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $799
2019 Apr 13 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $849
2019 Apr 20 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $899
2019 Apr 27 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $749
2019 May 04 7 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Vancouver Los Angeles $889
2019 May 11 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $619
2019 May 18 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $629
2019 May 25 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $679
2019 Jun 01 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $879
2019 Jun 08 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $929
2019 Jun 15 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $999
2019 Jun 22 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $949
2019 Jun 29 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $979
2019 Jul 06 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $989
2019 Jul 13 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1109
2019 Jul 20 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $909
2019 Jul 27 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1009
2019 Aug 03 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $979
2019 Aug 10 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $789
2019 Aug 17 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $929
2019 Aug 24 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $899
2019 Aug 31 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $869
2019 Sep 07 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $889
2019 Sep 14 3 days, one-way from Vancouver to Los Angeles Vancouver $299
2019 Sep 17 12 days, round-trip Inside Passage (Roundtrip Los Angeles with Glacier Bay) Los Angeles $1959
2019 Sep 29 5 days, round-trip Cabo San Lucas Getaway Los Angeles $549
2019 Oct 04 10 days, round-trip Baja Peninsula & Sea of Cortez Los Angeles $1109
2019 Oct 14 5 days, round-trip Cabo San Lucas Getaway Los Angeles $549
2019 Oct 19 7 days, round-trip Classic California Coast Los Angeles $1009
2019 Oct 26 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $809
2019 Nov 02 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $839
2019 Nov 09 7 days, round-trip Classic California Coast Los Angeles $909
2019 Nov 16 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $839
2019 Nov 23 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $1059
2019 Nov 30 5 days, round-trip Cabo San Lucas Getaway Los Angeles $599
2019 Dec 05 4 days, round-trip West Coast Getaway with Catalina Island Los Angeles $449
2019 Dec 09 5 days, round-trip Cabo San Lucas Getaway Los Angeles $549
2019 Dec 14 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $859
2019 Dec 21 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $1359
2019 Dec 28 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $1359
2020 Jan 04 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $809
2020 Jan 11 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $809
2020 Jan 18 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $809
2020 Jan 25 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $809
2020 Feb 01 5 days, round-trip Cabo San Lucas Getaway Los Angeles $599
2020 Feb 06 4 days, round-trip West Coast Getaway with Catalina Island Los Angeles $449
2020 Feb 10 5 days, round-trip Cabo San Lucas Getaway Los Angeles $549
2020 Feb 15 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $859
2020 Feb 22 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $859
2020 Feb 29 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $859
2020 Mar 07 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $859
2020 Mar 14 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $859
2020 Mar 21 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $859
2020 Mar 28 7 days, round-trip Classic California Coast Los Angeles $1009
2020 Apr 04 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $859
2020 Apr 11 7 days, round-trip Classic California Coast Los Angeles $1009
2020 Apr 18 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $859
2020 Apr 25 7 days, round-trip Classic California Coast Los Angeles $1009
2020 May 02 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $659
2020 May 09 7 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Vancouver Los Angeles $959
2020 May 16 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $849
2020 May 23 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $899
2020 May 30 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $949
2020 Jun 06 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $999
2020 Jun 13 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $1049
2020 Jun 20 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $999
2020 Jun 27 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $1049
2020 Jul 04 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1099
2020 Jul 11 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $1049
2020 Jul 18 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1099
2020 Jul 25 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $1049
2020 Aug 01 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1099
2020 Aug 08 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $999
2020 Aug 15 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $999
2020 Aug 22 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $949
2020 Aug 29 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $899
2020 Sep 05 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $849
2020 Sep 12 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $849
2020 Sep 19 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage (Roundtrip Vancouver) Vancouver $949