From its modest beginnings in 1965 with a single ship cruising to Mexico, Princess® has grown to become one of the premiere cruise lines in the world. Today, its fleet carries more than a million passengers each year to more worldwide destinations than any other major line.
Princess' more than 150 different itineraries offer travelers the opportunity to literally cover the globe, with sailings to six continents that call at more than 300 ports and destinations around the world. Destinations include the Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal, Europe, Mexico, South America, Australia/New Zealand, South Pacific, Hawaii, Tahiti/French Polynesia, Asia, India, Africa, Canada/New England and world cruises. Princess passengers can enhance their cruise experience with a wide array of in-port excursions worldwide, and the company's cruisetour offerings enable passengers to combine their cruise with a full land tour.
Princess' 18-ship fleet offers a range of sizes and amenities. The line's largest vessels include Regal Princess (2014), Royal Princess (2013) Caribbean Princess(2004), Crown Princess (2006), Diamond Princess (2004), Emerald Princess(2007), Golden Princess (2001), Grand Princess (1998), Ruby Princess (2008),Sapphire Princess (2004), and Star Princess (2002). Mid-sized vessels consist ofCoral Princess (2003), Dawn Princess (1997), Island Princess (2003), Sea Princess(1998), and Sun Princess (1995); while the line's small ships feature a more intimate cruising experience aboard Pacific Princess (1999) and Ocean Princess (1999).
The most recent additions to the fleet, Regal Princess and Royal Princess, introduced a new generation of ships to the fleet in 2013 and 2014. The ships feature a 50 percent larger atrium which is the social hub of the ship; a dramatic over-water SeaWalk®, a top-deck glass-bottomed walkway extending more than 28 feet beyond the edge of the vessel; plush private poolside cabanas that appear to be floating on the water; a dazzling water and light show; the new Princess Live! television studio; a dedicated pastry shop; more dining options including a special Chef's Table Lumiere, a private space that surrounds diners in a curtain of light; and balconies on all outside staterooms.
Princess has an additional ship on order and will add a new "Royal Princess" class vessel to the fleet in spring 2017. This as-yet unnamed 143,000-ton vessel ship is being built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and will carry 3,560 guests.
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