Royal Princess

Royal Princess current position

Royal Princess current location is at North America West Coast (coordinates 60.76994 N / -148.09531 W) cruising at speed of 16.6 kn (31 km/h | 19 mph) en route to US GB1. The AIS position was reported 42 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of Royal Princess

Royal Princess current cruise is 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier. Prices start from USD 451 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 18 May, 2024 and ends on 25 May, 2024.

Date / TimePort
18 May 16:00    Departing from Vancouver, BC Canada hotels
20 May 06:30 - 15:00    Ketchikan, Revillagigedo Island Alaska
21 May 08:00 - 21:30    Juneau, Alaska
22 May 06:00 - 20:30    Skagway, Alaska
23 May 06:15 - 15:15    Glacier Bay, Alaska
25 May    Arriving in Whittier, Alaska hotels

Specifications of Royal Princess

Year of build2013  /  Age: 11
Flag state Bermuda
BuilderFincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
ClassPRINCESS ROYAL
Building costUSD 760 million
Engines (power)Wartsila (62.4 MW / 83680 hp)
Propulsion power18 MW / 24138 hp
Speed22 kn / 41 km/h / 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-shipsDiscovery Princess, Enchanted Princess, Majestic Princess, Regal Princess, Sky Princess, P&O Britannia
Christened byKate Middleton (Duchess of Cambridge)
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorPrincess Cruise Lines Ltd (USA)

Royal Princess Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Apr 27 14 days, one-way from Yokohama to Whittier Yokohama $1398
2024 Apr 27 21 days, one-way from Yokohama to Vancouver Yokohama $1898
2024 May 11 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier
2024 May 18 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $451
2024 May 18 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $931
2024 May 25 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $399
2024 Jun 01 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $1549
2024 Jun 01 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $790
2024 Jun 08 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $399
2024 Jun 15 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $1649
2024 Jun 15 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $922
2024 Jun 22 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $449
2024 Jun 29 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $699
2024 Jun 29 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1221
2024 Jul 06 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $598
2024 Jul 13 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $698
2024 Jul 13 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1357
2024 Jul 20 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $629
2024 Jul 27 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $814
2024 Jul 27 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1376
2024 Aug 03 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $737
2024 Aug 10 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $678
2024 Aug 10 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1175
2024 Aug 17 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $598
2024 Aug 24 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $518
2024 Aug 24 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1028
2024 Aug 31 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $598
2024 Sep 07 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $678
2024 Sep 07 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $3171
2024 Sep 14 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $618
2024 Sep 21 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Los Angeles Vancouver $618
2024 Sep 21 13 days, one-way from Vancouver to Honolulu Vancouver $798
2024 Sep 21 31 days, one-way from Vancouver to Auckland Vancouver $2048
2024 Sep 21 37 days, one-way from Vancouver to Sydney Vancouver $2428
2024 Sep 28 24 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Auckland Los Angeles $1828
2024 Sep 28 30 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Sydney Los Angeles $2587
2024 Oct 04 18 days, one-way from Honolulu to Auckland Honolulu $1438
2024 Oct 04 24 days, one-way from Honolulu to Sydney Honolulu $1948
2024 Oct 22 6 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland $448
2024 Oct 28 13 days, round-trip Fiji Sydney $1097
2024 Nov 10 4 days, one-way from Sydney to Hobart Sydney $238
2024 Nov 10 6 days, round-trip Tasmania Sydney $469
2024 Nov 14 18 days, round-trip New Zealand Hobart $1641
2024 Nov 16 14 days, round-trip New Zealand Sydney $1198
2024 Nov 30 7 days, round-trip Tasmania Sydney $438
2024 Dec 02 5 days, one-way from Hobart to Sydney Hobart $238
2024 Dec 07 14 days, round-trip New Zealand Sydney $898
2024 Dec 21 14 days, round-trip New Zealand Sydney $1469
2025 Jan 04 5 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $298
2025 Jan 04 14 days, round-trip New Zealand Sydney $1018
2025 Jan 09 14 days, round-trip New Zealand Auckland $1578
2025 Jan 18 14 days, round-trip New Zealand Sydney $915
2025 Jan 23 14 days, round-trip New Zealand Auckland $1695
2025 Feb 01 14 days, round-trip New Zealand Sydney $898
2025 Feb 06 9 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland $868
2025 Feb 15 13 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $1198
2025 Feb 28 13 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland $1128
2025 Mar 13 3 days, round-trip Australia Seacation Sydney $178
2025 Mar 16 13 days, round-trip Fiji Sydney $878
2025 Mar 29 3 days, round-trip Australia Seacation Sydney $178
2025 Apr 01 10 days, round-trip Queensland Sydney $658
2025 Apr 11 5 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $368
2025 Apr 11 19 days, one-way from Sydney to Honolulu Sydney $1798
2025 Apr 11 26 days, one-way from Sydney to Los Angeles Sydney $2168
2025 Apr 11 32 days, one-way from Sydney to Vancouver Sydney $2638
2025 Apr 16 14 days, one-way from Auckland to Honolulu Auckland $1348
2025 Apr 16 21 days, one-way from Auckland to Los Angeles Auckland $1758
2025 Apr 16 27 days, one-way from Auckland to Vancouver Auckland $2238
2025 Apr 30 13 days, one-way from Honolulu to Vancouver Honolulu $1048
2025 May 07 6 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Vancouver Los Angeles $318
2025 May 13 4 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seattle Vancouver $327
2025 May 17 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $827
2025 May 24 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $847
2025 May 31 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $927
2025 Jun 07 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $997
2025 Jun 14 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $977
2025 Jun 21 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $997
2025 Jun 28 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $1047
2025 Jul 05 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $1027
2025 Jul 12 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $1067
2025 Jul 19 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $1047
2025 Jul 26 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $1067
2025 Aug 02 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $977
2025 Aug 09 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $967
2025 Aug 16 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $977
2025 Aug 23 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $927
2025 Aug 30 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $877
2025 Sep 06 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $897
2025 Sep 13 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $847
2025 Sep 20 7 days, one-way from Seattle to Vancouver Seattle $697
2025 Sep 27 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Los Angeles Vancouver $597
2025 Oct 04 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $647
2025 Oct 11 7 days, round-trip Classic California Coast Los Angeles $747
2025 Oct 18 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $647
2025 Oct 25 7 days, round-trip Classic California Coast Los Angeles $747
2025 Nov 01 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $597
2025 Nov 08 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $597
2025 Nov 15 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $597
2025 Nov 22 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Holiday Los Angeles $777
2025 Nov 29 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $597
2025 Dec 06 14 days, round-trip 60th Anniversary Mexican Riviera Voyage Los Angeles $1897
2025 Dec 20 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Holiday Los Angeles $897
2025 Dec 27 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Holiday Los Angeles $917
2026 Jan 03 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $517
2026 Jan 10 5 days, round-trip West Coast Getaway with San Francisco Los Angeles $447
2026 Jan 15 4 days, round-trip West Coast Getaway with San Diego Los Angeles $357
2026 Jan 19 5 days, round-trip West Coast Getaway with San Francisco Los Angeles $447
2026 Jan 24 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $517
2026 Jan 31 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $497
2026 Feb 07 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $527
2026 Feb 14 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $497
2026 Feb 21 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $497
2026 Feb 28 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $597
2026 Mar 07 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $597
2026 Mar 14 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $617
2026 Mar 21 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $597
2026 Mar 28 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $597
2026 Apr 04 7 days, round-trip Classic California Coast Los Angeles $747
2026 Apr 11 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $597
2026 Apr 18 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $597

Royal Princess Review

Review of Royal Princess

The 2013-built Royal Princess cruise ship is the 1st Royal-class vessel in the Princess Cruises fleet, together with the fleet mates Regal Princess (2014), Majestic Princess (2017), Sky Princess (2019), Enchanted Princess (2021) and Discovery Princess (2022). From the same class is also the P&O UK ship Britannia (2015).

The vessel (IMO number 9584712) is currently Bermuda-flagged (MMSI 310661000) and registered in Hamilton.

History - construction and ownership

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

Royal Princess cruise ship

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 are among the 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.

An interesting fact is that one of the newest ships of Princess Cruises features in a BBC program - 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 on 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 Britain cruises.

Decks and Cabins

Royal Princess staterooms (1780 total, in 38 categories) include 350 Suites, 1088 Balcony and 342 Inside cabins, in 38 categories. The ship has no Oceanview cabins. Most outside accommodations (1438) have private step-out balconies. The ship also has 36 wheelchair-accessible cabins. The largest are the Balcony Suites (470 ft2 / 44 m2 plus 210 ft2 / 20 m2 terrace).

The boat has 18 decks, of which 15 are passenger-accessible and 8 with cabins.

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 of the 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.

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 pm -10 pm; serves “Wine Maker’s Dinner” package for $40)
  • Allegro Restaurant (aft Dining Room; offers formal dining and two fixed dinner seatings at 6 pm or 8:15 pm; “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 (ice cream)

In April 2024 Princess Cruises announced that starting September 14th (2024) fleetwide would be introduced 3 distinct main dining/dinner table service options – Traditional, Reservable, and Walk-in Anytime. By the new program (introduced with Sun Princess) on each ship are allocated 3 separate dining rooms - one for Traditional dining (offering early and late dinner seating), one with Reservable times, and one for Walk-in Anytime (open-seating). The new options are integrated with the OceanNow service, allowing anything to be ordered anytime, and delivered anywhere onboard.

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Royal Princess ship 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 extending 28 ft/8,5 m beyond the edge of the vessel and 128 ft/39 m 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 show lounge 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 a partnership with award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz) and Encore (inspired by “Bravo!”, the cruise line’s top-rated show, and accompanied by onstage orchestra). In addition to the production shows, the Princess Theatre hosts other acts including vocalists and instrumentalists.

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, game shows)
  • 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.

Itineraries

Royal Princess itinerary program was initially based on Mediterranean and Caribbean voyages (alternating seasonally) with departures from homeports Fort Lauderdale FL USA,Civitavecchia-Rome, Venice, Barcelona.

In 2019-2020, the ship operated Mexican Riviera roundtrips from Long Beach-Los Angeles CA USA. The new itinerary program included 27x voyages (5-days and 7-days long) visiting Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta. All 5-day "Cabo San Lucas Getaway" itineraries were with an overnight in Cabo.

Due to the Coronavirus crisis, the Royal Princess ship was paused for 2+ years (March 2020 thru April 2022). Operations were scheduled to restart on April 8, 2022, with homeporting in Vancouver BC Canada and voyages to Alaska and California. The Alaskan deployment replaced the previously planned Australia-New Zealand 2021-22 winter program (based on homeporting in Sydney NSW) which was rescheduled for winter 2022-23.

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The Fincantieri Monfalcone-built 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.

Princess Cruises Royal-Class ship design

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.

Princess Cruises Royal-Class ship design

The vessel's powerplant includes four Wartsila marine diesel engines (model 46F, 2x 12V and 2x 14V) with combined power output 62,4 MW (83,700 hp). The propulsion system is based on two azipods with combined power output 18 MW (24,000 hp).

The ship has Fincantieri Monfalcone yard/hull number 6223, volume 142714 GT-tons, DWT-deadweight tonnage 12512 tons, LOA length 330 m, beam 38 m (max width 47 m/including the Navigation Bridge's wings), max draught 8,6 m.

Fun facts: It takes 3 million man-hours to build a Royal-class liner. For its construction are used 37000 tons of steel. For instance, about 12,000 tons of steel were used for constructing the 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 mi (4000 km) which is enough to link NYC with LA.