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Western Caribbean Princess Cruise 2016

12821521_553936600882_5279536164634086136_nThe Caribbean Princess ship leaves from Houston and we were lucky enough to take their Western Caribbean itinerary to Cozumel, Honduras and Belize for seven days. My friend and I had a nice direct flight on United from Cleveland to Houston the day before in case there were bad weather conditions. Being in Cleveland and planning on flying at the end of February, you have to be prepared for a cancellation or delay. They are now serving a snack on board which was from Solon’s very own King Nut factory although it was spicy pretzels so no nut allergies to worry about. The flight went perfectly and soon we were in the warm Texas weather. Being a day early allowed us to check out some local hot spots like World of Beer and Rudy’s BBQ.

12802843_553795169312_5318044778024896784_nThe Princess cruise terminal is about an hour outside the city, a different port than Galveston. This was smaller, so small that there could only be one ship in port at a time. This being the case, embarkation was very smooth. We had filled out our pre-cruise information online so really just had to show our passports, fill out one form and we were on our way.

12806205_553936211662_6787991350831150301_nThere were many fun things to do as soon as you boarded the ship. They handed you a card where you could check out different areas of the ship and get stamps at the locations like the casino and internet café. Once the stamp card was completed, you turn it in to be entered into a raffle for $1,000. I unfortunately did not win.

12821336_553936081922_6016918781776204706_nWe did not upgrade so were in an inside cabin. Although I was nervous about the closed-in conditions, the room ended up being more spacious than I was expecting. There was also a mini fridge next to the desk which was nice to keep drinks cold. Our room steward made sure to keep our ice filled throughout the trip. He must have cleaned our room at least 3 times a day, leaving little chocolates on the bed every night. The only thing that I was not expecting was to be completely confused on what time it was. There was no daylight coming in to wake you up. Another passenger gave us a little trick though. There was a station on the TV that showed a live feed of the ship and if you turned that on at night, it will brighten with the sunrise so acts as a “window”.

12802736_553935907272_8302676410619553966_nOur first complete day was onboard for a sea day. There were so many activities to do like a shopping presentation and trivia that you had to consciously plan your time to just sit back and relax. There was an adult only pool at the back of the ship that was quiet. We found a few lounge chairs up a couple decks from there. The two pools in the center of the ship were pretty crowded though. One had a video screen which played movies throughout the day and evening. During the late evenings, they played a movie and served popcorn with a blanket to keep the chill away which was nice. The other pool played music or had a live band on the stage above the pool. We did not go swimming though because the pools were VERY cold. There was also a wine tasting that evening where we sampled 6 wines from around the world, paired with canapés of lobster, caviar and prosciutto. It was our first formal night as well so the evening was extravagant in many ways.

12742148_553936366352_1794963794788627825_nOur first port was in Cozumel. I was most excited about this one because I have been there a few times so knew my way around. We decided not to do a shore excursion and use this as our shopping day. There were a lot of stores around our port but we took a taxi to the downtown area where there were even more shops. I was on a hunt for my favorite tequila and finally came across the store after showing multiple people the distinctive shaped bottle and getting directions.

12814152_553936715652_207735840608656508_nNow, there are plenty of tequila tasting tours offered on the island but you do not need to pay for any specialty tours. All you have to do is walk around and literally every little shop you pass will offer you shots of “the best tequila” to get you into their stores. After much of my shopping was complete, we went over to Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville for lunch. They have a beautiful deck out back where you can go swimming while you have lunch.

12802978_553834091312_5456951091519268233_nIt was a long morning so we headed back to the ship after we were finished and got ready for the evening. Princess sent canapés to the room before dinner and we were seated at our table as soon as we made our appearance. We opted for the anytime dining instead of picking an early or late seating. This worked out well because we did not have to worry about being down at a specific time. Although we did not sit with the same group of people the whole trip, we met different faces throughout the week which was fun too.

12033112_553940528012_5194442188821228084_nThe next day we arrived bright and early in our own port on Roatan, Honduras. There were a couple other ships in another port but Princess had their own including shops and a huge private beach that had enough lounge chairs to accommodate the entire ship. We did a bit of shopping before we met our tour guide to head over to another private island to snorkel in the Mayan ruins. Princess has partnered with the Discovery Channel which gives accreditation to some of their excursions and this was one of them. The bus ride was about 20 minutes and then we boarded a smaller boat for a few minutes. We landed at a small dock with a beautiful beach complete with dive shack and restaurant. After signing waivers, we were fitted for our gear and then taken on another little boat out into the coral reef. The water was especially calm that day so we went to the drop-off of the reef and then snorkeled our way to the ruins. Although they were reproductions, it was cool to see a different experience. There was even a circular Mayan calendar with a huge hole in the center. If you were brave enough, you could dive down and swim through the center. After about an hour, we were taken back to the beach where we were served local beers and fish tacos. There was time to play in the blue water before we had to leave and return back to the ship.

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The next day was off to Belize. The area is full of islands so we had to tender in on little boats to the main port. I have to admit that the shopping here was my favorite of all the ports. I did not realize that there would be so many stores or I would have brought more money! Our group was escorted to a large bus to go to Bacab Eco Park. There were two tours, one for horseback riding though the rainforest and one to kayak the smaller parts of the river. We were on the horseback one which was good because there was a crocodile sunning itself on a rock in the middle of the practice pond for the kayakers and I would not have gone.

1656204_553939400272_1183868446945579047_nThe riding was fun! The horses were older so did not go very fast which was nice but also meant that they were like cranky old men, not wanting the others to pass them but would stop in the middle of the trail to eat some plants. Our guide would smack them on the butt and yell “No McDonald’s break!” We were lucky enough to see a black howler monkey which was rare at the time we went. The monkeys usually came out in the morning to eat but then would hide and take a nap during the late morning. After our ride, we had a traditional lunch of rice, beans and chicken with an amazing local sauce.

12804728_553938322432_7054195356453559624_nThen it was time to walk the medicinal trail which was a self-guided tour through the forest. There were signs by different plants describing what they would cure; everything from fever to syphilis to diabetes. It is so amazing what these different plants can cure! There was still a bit of time so we went swimming in the pool that had a waterfall over the rocks and a waterslide down the edge. As I was about to go down the slide, I started chatting with the security guard and he was telling me that he was a medicine man too. He was working on curing his daughter of asthma. He already cured his brother and was going to the doctor next week to see if it was working on her. He even gave me some tips on plants they use to cure diabetes (made with hyacinth stem and root) and help stop cancer cells from forming (lemongrass). I think I need to go down there for a month or so to learn more…

12794339_553938392292_5167833802847140435_nThe next two days were sea days coming home. We relaxed by the pool and caught some shows. There was a great cooking demonstration given by the head chef and maître d‘. There was a tour of the galley after which was very interesting. Did you know that on a typical week of a Princess cruise, they use about 70,000 eggs?

12795549_553941022022_6875108499968093488_nAll in all, the trip was great and I would definitely recommend Princess to others. Their main demographics are retired and the LGBT communities but there were still a good handful of families and millennials as well. There were also many back-to-back cruisers continuing on to the next Eastern Caribbean cruise on the same ship. There were almost 400 people on-board doing that. Princess has a very streamlined experience for this as well. If guests are not moving cabins, all they have to do is exit the ship, go through customs and get back on. There was one lady with a broken arm who needed to move one room over but her room steward cleaned her new room first and moved all of her stuff so she would not have to do that. The ship did need some upgrades here and there but the service was spectacular down to the white gloves at afternoon tea service. I will definitely be looking forward to my next cruise with Princess in the near future. If you have any questions about Princess Cruises or this experience, please don’t hesitate to ask!

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Cruising on the Caribbean Princess

Caribbean Princess

The great customer service began during the boarding procedure in the Port Everglades. Even though you go through long and winding lines, the Princess staff kept the line quickly moving & someone was always available for questions. If your bags are small enough (carry on sized) to go through the x-ray machines they will let you carry them on board yourself. If your bags are the standard size they take them before you enter the building to check-in and board. Never fear, they have your bags to your room in about 20 minutes. This is where those bag tags they provide on the princess.com Cruise Personalizer really come in handy.

 

The balcony stateroom was very nice! They really did a great job at maximizing the space. The balcony itself was roomy with 2 chairs and a table. The queen bed was split into 2 twins as requested, and each bed had a night stand. The bedding & curtains were new and classy looking. There was a desk with chair in one corner by the balcony, and then an entertainment center containing the fridge, mini-bar, and flat screen TV in the other corner. The hanging closet was open and had plenty of space. They stateroom safe is contained in the closet with shelves and was easy to use. The restroom was very small requiring a step up and then down when entering or leaving, but it served its purpose. The sink had storage space underneath and then shelving to the left of the mirror. The shower had a nifty little retractable clothes line inside so you could hang your swimsuits to dry. The window and inside staterooms were similar in setup. Your mini-suites and suite staterooms are in some cases double in size from the standard staterooms. I only got a glimpse of the one of these. These mini-suite and suite rooms are located on various decks.

 

The ship has 19 decks and only 2 elevators reach the upper decks above 15.  The bottom deck 4 is your Medical Center only. The nurses informed me it is located there since that is the area of the ship that moves the least. Anything below Deck 4 was for staff only.

 

Your lower decks 5-15 are where the staterooms are located. Deck 5 has the larger Island dining room for Anytime Dining, the Art Gallery, the Internet Café/Library, the International Café, Vines Bar, and the Lobby Bar. This is the lower level of and the Piazza. The Piazza itself is 2 stories tall, and seems to be the hub of indoor activity: there are games in atrium & people just lounge in there to enjoy the view of the beautiful chandelier and elevator sculpture. Fair warning- It can get a little busy in this area around dinner time, and when there is a special shopping experience taking place.

 

Deck 6 part of the Piazza houses the Passenger Services Desk and the only 2 Princess Kiosks on board. The Excursion, Future Cruise, and Circle desks were located behind the Passenger Services desk. The Princess Theatre is very stunning and located forward of the Passenger Services desk just past the coolest of the indoor smoking lounges- the Churchill Lounge aka the Cigar Bar. The Crowne Grill was one of the specialty dining rooms on-board available for an additional cost per meal, but it was nice that they made this into a British pub on at seas days. The Coral & Palm dining rooms used for the Traditional dining were also located on this level.

 

Deck 7 contained several bars, Club Fusion, the photo gallery, one store, Sabatini’s specialty Italian restaurant (additional cost item), the upper level of the Princess Theatre, and most notably the Casino. There was also a nice Promenade Deck that wrapped around 3 of the 4 sides of the ship. You had to go up a flight of stairs to walk across the bow of the ship. This was the place to go to have a nice walk.

 

Your upper decks 15-19 were more casual. There were several pools and hot tubs on the 15th level, as well as the buffet dining, and a bar at each end. The fantastic Pizzeria, Burger & Hot Dog Grill, Ice Cream Bar, Café Caribe, Horizon Court (buffet), and Bayou Café & Steakhouse were also on this level. The only outdoor smoking lounge was on the 16th level and could only be reached by the stairs located near one of the bars on deck 15.  From deck 15 you can walk out through the buffet dining room to reach the Horizon Terrace. This was the hidden gem of an adults only pool. A very nice older couple turned me on to this destination. There is lots of shade in this area as well for lounging on the deck. Once you hit deck 15 everyone walks around in their swimsuit. Cover-ups seemed optional. People would even eat in the buffet room in their swimsuits. Deck 15 was the lowest deck you could sit on to watch Movies Under the Stars.

 

Levels 16-19 were various sun decks with bars, the fitness area, the centers for children of various ages, and the private Lotus Spa and Sanctuary. I never did figure out how to venture onto deck 18 & 19.

 

beachPrincess had a special sale in the dining room on both of the at days at sea, and those were very popular: $10 Only Sale & Clearance Sale. They also had a couple informational seminars/presentations on what to buy in the Caribbean and gem stone/silver quality.  There were also various shows in the Princess Theatre. They also had various games they involved the passengers in. One was throwing paper planes from the stair case in the Piazza through a hula-hoop hung above the baby grande piano. It was fun to watch the people enjoying themselves. There were also 2 art auctions in the art gallery. The makeup store offered a free 5 minute make over. Every day the Lotus Spa staff would be out selling specially priced packages, etc. They really tied to keep everyone involved in something.

 

Eating on-board was a learning experience. You have to figure out where and when… there are so many options you just have to find the best bet for you. Each traveler has an assigned type of dining based on what they chose using their Cruise Personalizer-  Anytime dining 5:30-10 with new companions each night & Traditional dining at a set time with the same companions. Above and beyond this there were places like the Café Caribe, the Trident Grill, the Prego Pizza Bar, the International Café (some items), and the and Horizons Buffet where you could eat any time they were open without incurring an additional cost. The only two true 24 hour places to dine were room service and in the International Café. The best food was by far found at the Anytime & Traditional dinners. They offered multiple courses to choose from & great service. I wish I would have skipped the buffet for this every night instead of just 2 nights. People actually dressed for dinner and it was nice to mingle with new people. Also I totally agree with the “best pizza on the sea” from the pizza bar & the hamburger grill was yummy! They made your burgers fresh to order, but you would also get hot dogs, brats, and chicken. It seemed like most people openly took food and drinks back to their room from all the places except the Anytime and Traditional dining rooms. I really wanted to try the Café Caribe, but it never seemed to be open every time I tried.

 

The beverages were rather expensive. If you’re a drinker opt for the drink package. It was $49.99 per day for drinks up to $10 unlimited. I did love the Paradise Punch, but once you paid the tip and 15% concession fee it was over $11 a drink. This would be why I only drank 3 drinks the entire voyage 😉 There was a soda package as well for $9.99. This would let you avoid paying $2.50 for a can of pop. Unfortunately none of the beverage packages included bottled water. (I did see some travelers bring cases of bottled water on-board however) With breakfast juice and coffee was free. The rest of the day poured water, lemonade, and unsweetened brewed iced tea was available free of charge.

 

Now let’s talk service. WOW!! You know learning about the CRUISE standard and seeing it in practice are two completely different things. Every single crew member was polite and kind to everyone. I didn’t witness one instance of a crew member ignoring someone or being rude. In fact it was like Bizzaro Land… they all stopped & said hi to wish you a nice day. Your room steward is very visible throughout the whole journey. Our room was cleaned 3 times a day including the turn down service. My steward was so amazing he worked around our schedules and it mainly because of him I felt so pampered. I would hands down recommend sailing on Princess to anyone. And you know the best little personal touch with crew members is their country is listed on their name badges. It makes it easier to start a conversation & to remember them individually.

 

atvShopping in the Port was nice. We did excursions outside of Princess (yep I ATV’d through the jungle, got to hold some cool animals, and snorkeled at a private beach J), but found out firsthand the port prices were the same if not cheaper than the street vendors. There are 3 reasons I would suggest someone only shop in port in Cozumel: Cost, the fact Princess backs your in-port purchases for 60 days, and doing so avoids the harassment from the locals trying to sell you items. The harassment can get out of hand. When someone is grabbing you trying to drag you into their tent that’s too much!!

 

In closing, I can also inform that their medical staff is very well trained and they go above and beyond as well. No one warned me the boat rocks constantly and seasickness is a most likely scenario J My roommate and I spent the first night in our cabin ill. I missed the welcome reception and everything which was disappointing. However kudos to the nurse who was nice enough to call us after his shift. He even called back later in the evening to check on us. When we showed up first thing the next morning he was like “Ahh yes, I was expecting you.” Anyone who cruises should take enough Dramamine to last the voyage just to be safe. The trick is to keep up on it and not let the effect lapse.

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Northern Europe Cruises

British Isles Roundtrip from London (Southampton), England – 12 days

Ports: London (Southampton), England | Paris/Normandy (Le Havre), France | Edinburgh (South Queensferry), Scotland | Inverness/Loch Ness (Invergordon), Scotland | Orkney Islands (Kirkwall), Scotland | Glasgow (Greenock), Scotland | Belfast, Northern Ireland | Dublin, Ireland | Cork, Ireland (Cobh – For Blarney Castle) | Guernsey (St. Peter Port), England

Caribbean Princess
Fares shown are for 2013: Jul 11
Other Dates Available – 2013: May 24; Jun 5; Jun 29; Jul 23

Interior Oceanview Balcony Mini-Suite Suite
Launch Fare
Your Fare
Onboard Credit
$2,439
$1,839
$25.00
$3,239
$2,139
$25.00
$3,439
$2,539
$50.00
$4,039
$3,439
$50.00
$6,539
$50.00
Air Savings $400 $400 $400 $400 $400

Gov’t Fees and Taxes included: $140 Currency: USD

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Ireland & Scotland Interlude Roundtrip from London (Dover), England – 8 days

Ports: London (Dover), England | Guernsey (St. Peter Port), England | Dartmouth, England | Waterford, Ireland | Dublin, Ireland | Edinburgh (Rosyth), Scotland

Ocean Princess
Fares shown are for 2013: Aug 30
Other Dates Available – 2013: Jul 29; Aug 6; Aug 14; Aug 22

Interior Oceanview Balcony Mini-Suite Suite
Launch Fare
Your Fare
Onboard Credit
$1,784
$1,469
$12.50
$2,234
$1,669
$12.50
$2,564
$1,969
$25.00
$3,264
$2,869
$25.00
$5,764
$25.00
Air Savings $400 $400 $400 $400 $400

Gov’t Fees and Taxes included: $170 Currency: USD

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Scandinavia & Russia Roundtrip from Copenhagen, Denmark – 11 days

Ports: Copenhagen, Denmark | Oslo, Norway | Aarhus, Denmark | Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany | Tallinn, Estonia | St. Petersburg, Russia | Helsinki, Finland | Stockholm, Sweden

Emerald Princess
Fares shown are for 2013: Aug 8
Other Dates Available – 2013: May 23; Jun 3; Jun 14; Jun 25; Jul 6; Jul 17; Aug 19; Aug 30

Interior Oceanview Balcony Mini-Suite Suite
Launch Fare
Your Fare
Onboard Credit
$2,419
$1,869
$25.00
$3,219
$2,169
$25.00
$3,449
$2,669
$50.00
$4,149
$3,169
$50.00
$6,369
$50.00
Air Savings $400 $400 $400 $400 $400

Gov’t Fees and Taxes included: $170 Currency: USD

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Scandinavia & Russia Roundtrip from Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany – 11 days

Ports: Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany | Tallinn, Estonia | St. Petersburg, Russia | Helsinki, Finland | Stockholm, Sweden | Copenhagen, Denmark | Oslo, Norway | Aarhus, Denmark

Emerald Princess
Fares shown are for 2013: Aug 11
Other Dates Available – : 2013: May 26; Jun 6; Jun 17; Jun 28; Jul 9; Jul 20; Aug 22

Interior Oceanview Balcony Mini-Suite Suite
Launch Fare
Your Fare
Onboard Credit
$2,348
$1,869
$25.00
$3,148
$2,169
$25.00
$3,358
$2,669
$50.00
$3,978
$3,169
$50.00
Sold Out
Air Savings $400 $400 $400 $400

Gov’t Fees and Taxes included: $170 Currency: USD

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North Cape & Summer Solstice Roundtrip from London (Southampton), England – 12 days

Ports: London (Southampton), England | Bergen, Norway | Flaam, Norway | Hellesylt, Norway | Geiranger, Norway | Honningsvag (North Cape), Norway | Tromso, Norway | Gravdal (Lofoten Islands), Norway | Stavanger, Norway

Caribbean Princess
Fares shown are for 2013: Jun 17

Interior Oceanview Balcony Mini-Suite Suite
Launch Fare
Your Fare
Onboard Credit
$2,404
$1,809
$25.00
$3,204
$2,109
$25.00
$3,404
$2,509
$50.00
$4,004
$3,009
$50.00
$6,504
$50.00
Air Savings $400 $400 $400 $400 $400

Gov’t Fees and Taxes included: $110 Currency: USD

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Land of the Midnight Sun Roundtrip from London (Dover), England – 16 days

Ports: London (Dover), England | Flaam, Norway | Tromso, Norway | Magdalena Fjord, Spitsbergen (Scenic Cruising) | Ny Alesund, Spitsbergen | Honningsvag (North Cape), Norway | Kirkenes, Norway | Gravdal (Lofoten Islands), Norway | Hellesylt, Norway | Geiranger, Norway | Bergen, Norway

Ocean Princess
Fares shown are for 2013: Jun 1

Interior Oceanview Balcony Mini-Suite Suite
Launch Fare
Your Fare
Onboard Credit
$4,479
$2,979
$25.00
$4,879
$3,179
$25.00
$5,259
$3,779
$50.00
Sold Out
Sold Out
Air Savings $200 $200 $200

Gov’t Fees and Taxes included: $180 Currency: USD

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Scandinavia & Russia Collection Roundtrip from London (Dover), England – 14 days

Ports: London (Dover), England | Copenhagen, Denmark | Klaipeda, Lithuania | Riga, Latvia | Tallinn, Estonia | St. Petersburg, Russia | Helsinki, Finland | Stockholm, Sweden | Kiel Canal, Germany | Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ocean Princess
Fares shown are for 2013: Jun 17
Other Dates Available – 2013: Jul 15

Interior Oceanview Balcony Mini-Suite Suite
Launch Fare
Your Fare
Onboard Credit
$4,089
$2,889
$25.00
$4,489
$3,089
$25.00
Sold Out
Sold Out
Sold Out
Air Savings $200 $200

Gov’t Fees and Taxes included: $390 Currency: USD

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Iceland & Norway Roundtrip from London (Dover), England – 14 days

Ports: London (Dover), England | Shetland Islands (Lerwick), Scotland | Faroe Island (Klaksvik), Denmark | Akureyri, Iceland | Isafjordur, Iceland | Grundarfjordur, Iceland | Reykjavik, Iceland | Skjolden/Sognefjord, Norway | Bergen, Norway

Ocean Princess
Fares shown are for 2013: Jul 1

Interior Oceanview Balcony Mini-Suite Suite
Launch Fare
Your Fare
Onboard Credit
$3,959
$2,709
$25.00
$4,309
$2,909
$25.00
Sold Out
Sold Out
$8,109
$50.00
Air Savings $400 $400 $400

Gov’t Fees and Taxes included: $210 Currency: USD

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Spitsbergen & North Cape Roundtrip from London (Southampton), England – 14 days

Ports: London (Southampton), England | Stavanger, Norway | Gravdal (Lofoten Islands), Norway | Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen), Norway | Honningsvag (North Cape), Norway | Tromso, Norway | Hellesylt, Norway | Geiranger, Norway | Bergen, Norway

Crown Princess
Fares shown are for 2013: Jun 29

Interior Oceanview Balcony Mini-Suite Suite
Launch Fare
Your Fare
Onboard Credit
$2,984
$1,939
$25.00
$3,784
$2,239
$25.00
$4,014
$2,739
$50.00
Sold Out
$7,134
$50.00
Air Savings $200 $200 $200 $200

Gov’t Fees and Taxes included: $140 Currency: USD

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Baltic Heritage Roundtrip from London (Southampton), England – 14 days

Ports: London (Southampton), England | Oslo, Norway | Gothenburg, Sweden | Tallinn, Estonia | St. Petersburg, Russia | Helsinki, Finland | Stockholm, Sweden | Copenhagen, Denmark | Brussels/Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium

Crown Princess
Fares shown are for 2013: Jul 13
Other Dates Available – 2013: Aug 18

Interior Oceanview Balcony Mini-Suite Suite
Launch Fare
Your Fare
Onboard Credit
$3,039
$2,439
$25.00
$3,839
$2,739
$25.00
Sold Out
Sold Out
$7,839
$7,234
$50.00
Air Savings $400 $400 $400

Gov’t Fees and Taxes included: $240 Currency: USD

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Norwegian Fjords Roundtrip from London (Southampton), England – 8 days

Ports: London (Southampton), England | Bergen, Norway | Flaam, Norway | Olden, Norway | Hellesylt, Norway | Geiranger, Norway | Stavanger, Norway

Crown Princess
Fares shown are for 2013: Aug 10
Other Dates Available – 2013: Sep 1

Interior Oceanview Balcony Mini-Suite Suite
Launch Fare
Your Fare
Onboard Credit
$1,669
$1,389
$12.50
$2,079
$1,589
$12.50
$2,299
$1,889
$25.00
$2,699
$2,289
$25.00
$4,339
$25.00
Air Savings $400 $400 $400 $400 $400

Gov’t Fees and Taxes included: $90 Currency: USD

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Mediterranean Cruises

Greek Isles between Venice, Italy and Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy – 12 days

Ports: Venice, Italy | Dubrovnik, Croatia | Corfu, Greece | Katakolon (Olympia), Greece | Athens (Piraeus), Greece | Mykonos, Greece | Kusadasi, Turkey (for Ephesus) | Santorini, Greece | Naples, Italy (for Capri and Pompeii) | Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Ruby Princess
Fares shown are for 2013: Aug 4
Other Dates Available – 2013: May 24; Jun 5; Jun 17; Jun 29; Jul 11; Jul 23; Aug 16; Aug 28; Sep 9; Oct 24; Nov 5

Interior Oceanview Balcony Mini-Suite Suite
Launch Fare
Your Fare
Onboard Credit
$2,371
$1,779
$25.00
$3,321
$2,079
$25.00
$3,371
$2,379
$50.00
$4,071
$2,879
$50.00
$6,571
$50.00
Air Savings $500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Gov’t Fees and Taxes included: $80 Currency: USD

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Mediterranean Interlude between Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy and Barcelona, Spain – 7 days

Ports: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy | Sicily (Palermo), Italy | Tunis (La Goulette), Tunisia | Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy | Genoa, Italy (for Milan) | Monte Carlo, Monaco | Barcelona, Spain

Ruby Princess
Fares shown are for 2013: Oct 5

Interior Oceanview Balcony Mini-Suite Suite
Launch Fare
Your Fare
Onboard Credit
$1,324
$1,279
$12.50
$1,724
$1,579
$12.50
$1,924
$1,679
$25.00
$2,324
$2,079
$25.00
$4,024
$25.00
Air Savings $250 $250 $250 $250 $250

Gov’t Fees and Taxes included: $80 Currency: USD

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Grand Mediterranean between Barcelona, Spain and Venice, Italy – 12 days

Ports: Venice, Italy | Athens (Piraeus), Greece | Kusadasi, Turkey (for Ephesus) | Istanbul, Turkey | Mykonos, Greece | Naples, Italy (for Capri and Pompeii) | Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy | Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy | Toulon (for Provence), France | Barcelona, Spain

Ruby Princess
Fares shown are for 2013: Oct 12
Other Dates Available – 2013: Nov 17

Interior Oceanview Balcony Mini-Suite Suite
Launch Fare
Your Fare
Onboard Credit
$2,001
$1,809
$25.00
$2,801
$2,109
$25.00
$3,001
$2,409
$50.00
$3,501
$2,909
$50.00
$6,001
$50.00
Air Savings $250 $250 $250 $250 $250

Gov’t Fees and Taxes included: $110 Currency: USD

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Grand Mediterranean with Cannes between Venice, Italy and Barcelona, Spain – 12 days

Ports: Venice, Italy | Athens (Piraeus), Greece | Kusadasi, Turkey (for Ephesus) | Istanbul, Turkey | Mykonos, Greece | Naples, Italy (for Capri and Pompeii) | Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy | Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy | Cannes, France | Barcelona, Spain

Royal Princess
Fares shown are for 2013: Aug 22
Other Dates Available – 2013: Jul 29; Aug 10

Interior Oceanview Balcony Mini-Suite Suite
Launch Fare
Your Fare
Onboard Credit
$2,291
$2,199
$25.00
Sold Out
$3,371
$2,799
$50.00
$3,991
$3,399
$50.00
$6,791
$6,799
$50.00
Air Savings $500 $500 $500 $500

Gov’t Fees and Taxes included: $100 Currency: USD

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Black Sea & Crimean Coasts between Venice, Italy and Athens (Piraeus), Greece – 12 days

Ports: Venice, Italy | Split, Croatia | Istanbul, Turkey | Nessebar, Bulgaria | Constanta, Romania | Odessa, Ukraine | Yalta, Ukraine | Volos, Greece | Athens (Piraeus), Greece

Pacific Princess
Fares shown are for 2013: Aug 7
Other Dates Available – 2013: Oct 6; Oct 30

Interior Oceanview Balcony Mini-Suite Suite
Launch Fare
Your Fare
Onboard Credit
$3,064
$1,969
$25.00
$3,664
$2,169
$25.00
$3,814
$2,569
$50.00
$4,614
$3,069
$50.00
$7,214
$50.00
Air Savings $500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Gov’t Fees and Taxes included: $270 Currency: USD

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Holy Land between Athens (Piraeus), Greece and Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy – 12 days

Ports: Athens (Piraeus), Greece | Patmos, Greece | Santorini, Greece | Kusadasi, Turkey (for Ephesus) | Nazareth/Galilee (Haifa), Israel | Jerusalem/Bethlehem (Ashdod), Israel | Port Said, Egypt (for Cairo and Giza) | Alexandria, Egypt (for Cairo and Giza) | Sorrento, Italy (for Capri and Pompeii) | Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Pacific Princess
Fares shown are for 2013: May 27
Other Dates Available – 2013: Jun 8; Jun 20; Jul 26

Interior Oceanview Balcony Mini-Suite Suite
Launch Fare
Your Fare
Onboard Credit
$2,851
$1,659
$25.00
$3,401
$1,859
$25.00
$3,681
$2,359
$50.00
$4,401
$2,759
$50.00
$7,001
$50.00
Air Savings $250 $250 $250 $250 $250

Gov’t Fees and Taxes included: $160 Currency: USD

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Mediterranean & Adriatic between Venice, Italy and Athens (Piraeus), Greece – 12 days

Ports: Venice, Italy | Ravenna, Italy | Dubrovnik, Croatia | Kotor, Montenegro | Santorini, Greece | Istanbul, Turkey | Kusadasi, Turkey (for Ephesus) | Mykonos, Greece | Athens (Piraeus), Greece

Pacific Princess
Fares shown are for 2013: Aug 31
Other Dates Available – 2013: Nov 11

Interior Oceanview Balcony Mini-Suite Suite
Launch Fare
Your Fare
Onboard Credit
$2,959
$1,659
$25.00
$3,409
$1,859
$25.00
$3,609
$2,359
$50.00
$4,409
$2,759
$50.00
$7,009
$50.00
Air Savings $250 $250 $250 $250 $250

Gov’t Fees and Taxes included: $160 Currency: USD

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Mediterranean between Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy and Athens (Piraeus), Greece – 12 days

Ports: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy | Portofino, Italy | Corsica (Ajaccio), France | Sorrento, Italy (for Capri and Pompeii) | Messina, Italy | Valletta, Malta | Venice, Italy | Kotor, Montenegro | Athens (Piraeus), Greece

Pacific Princess
Fares shown are for 2013: Oct 18
Other Dates Available – 2013: Nov 23

Interior Oceanview Balcony Mini-Suite Suite
Launch Fare
Your Fare
Onboard Credit
$2,714
$1,619
$25.00
$3,164
$1,819
$25.00
$3,464
$2,319
$50.00
$4,264
$2,719
$50.00
$6,864
$50.00
Air Savings $250 $250 $250 $250 $250

Gov’t Fees and Taxes included: $120 Currency: USD

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Canary Islands Roundtrip from London (Southampton), England – 11 days

Ports: London (Southampton), England | Gran Canaria (Las Palmas), Canary Islands | Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands | Lanzarote (Arrecife), Canary Islands | Madeira (Funchal), Portugal | Vigo, Spain (for Santiago de Compostela)

Crown Princess
Fares shown are for 2013: Jun 1

Interior Oceanview Balcony Mini-Suite Suite
Launch Fare
Your Fare
Onboard Credit
$2,134
$1,889
$25.00
$2,834
$2,189
$25.00
$3,064
$2,689
$50.00
$3,564
$3,189
$50.00
$5,984
$50.00
Air Savings $200 $200 $200 $200 $200

Gov’t Fees and Taxes included: $90 Currency: USD

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Mediterranean & Adriatic Roundtrip from London (Southampton), England – 17 days

Ports: London (Southampton), England | Seville (Cadiz), Spain | Valletta, Malta | Venice, Italy | Koper, Slovenia | Dubrovnik, Croatia | Corfu, Greece | Gibraltar, Great Britain

Crown Princess
Fares shown are for 2013: Jun 12
Other Dates Available – 2013: Sep 9

Interior Oceanview Balcony Mini-Suite Suite
Launch Fare
Your Fare
Onboard Credit
$3,454
$2,809
$25.00
$3,754
$3,109
$25.00
Sold Out
Sold Out
$7,604
$50.00
Air Savings $200 $200 $200

Gov’t Fees and Taxes included: $110 Currency: USD

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Mediterranean Medley Roundtrip from London (Southampton), England – 14 days

Ports: London (Southampton), England | Barcelona, Spain | Monte Carlo, Monaco | Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy | Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy | Naples, Italy (for Capri and Pompeii) | Corsica (Ajaccio), France | Gibraltar, Great Britain

Crown Princess
Fares shown are for 2013: Jul 27
Other Dates Available – 2013: Sep 30

Interior Oceanview Balcony Mini-Suite Suite
Launch Fare
Your Fare
Onboard Credit
$2,999
$2,799
$25.00
$3,699
$3,299
$25.00
$3,979
$3,599
$50.00
Sold Out
$7,099
$50.00
Air Savings $400 $400 $400 $400

Gov’t Fees and Taxes included: $100 Currency: USD

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Canary Islands Roundtrip from London (Southampton), England – 12 days

Ports: London (Southampton), England | Lisbon, Portugal | Gran Canaria (Las Palmas), Canary Islands | Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands | Lanzarote (Arrecife), Canary Islands | Madeira (Funchal), Portugal | Vigo, Spain (for Santiago de Compostela)

Crown Princess
Fares shown are for 2013: Oct 14

Interior Oceanview Balcony Mini-Suite Suite
Launch Fare
Your Fare
Onboard Credit
$2,049
$1,899
$25.00
$2,849
$2,399
$25.00
$3,079
$2,699
$50.00
$3,579
$3,399
$50.00
$5,999
$50.00
Air Savings $200 $200 $200 $200 $200

Gov’t Fees and Taxes included: $100 Currency: USD

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Alaska Cruises

Voyage of the Glaciers (Northbound) between Vancouver, British Columbia and Anchorage (Whittier), Alaska – 7 days

Ports: Vancouver, British Columbia | Ketchikan, Alaska | Juneau, Alaska | Skagway, Alaska | Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska (Scenic Cruising) | College Fjord, Alaska (Scenic Cruising) | Anchorage (Whittier), Alaska

Island Princess, Diamond Princess, Sapphire Princess, Coral Princess
Fares shown are for 2013: Jul 31
Other Dates Available – 2013: Jun 10; Jun 24; Jul 8; Jul 22; Aug 5; Aug 19; Sep 2; Jun 5; Jun 19; Jul 3; Jul 17; Aug 14; Aug 28; Sep 11; Jun 1; Jun 15; Jun 29; Jul 13; Jul 27; Aug 10; Aug 24; Sep 7; Jun 8; Jun 22; Jul 6; Jul 20; Aug 3; Aug 17; Aug 31; Sep 14

Interior Oceanview Balcony Mini-Suite Suite
Launch Fare
Your Fare
Onboard Credit
$1,259
$899
$12.50
$1,959
$1,059
$12.50
$2,189
$1,559
$25.00
$2,409
$1,859
$25.00
$3,309
$25.00
Air Savings $250 $250 $250 $250 $250

Gov’t Fees and Taxes included: $160 Currency: USD

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Voyage of the Glaciers (Southbound) between Anchorage (Whittier), Alaska and Vancouver, British Columbia – 7 days

Ports: Anchorage (Whittier), Alaska | Hubbard Glacier, Alaska (Scenic Cruising) | Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska (Scenic Cruising) | Skagway, Alaska | Juneau, Alaska | Ketchikan, Alaska | Vancouver, British Columbia

Island Princess, Diamond Princess, Sapphire Princess, Coral Princess
Fares shown are for 2013: Aug 12
Other Dates Available – 2013: Jun 3; Jun 17; Jul 1; Jul 15; Jul 29; Aug 26; Sep 9; Jun 12; Jun 26; Jul 10; Jul 24; Aug 7; Aug 21; Sep 4; Sep 18; Jun 8; Jun 22; Jul 6; Jul 20; Aug 3; Aug 17; Aug 31; Sep 14; Jun 1; Jun 15; Jun 29; Jul 13; Jul 27; Aug 10; Aug 24; Sep 7

Interior Oceanview Balcony Mini-Suite Suite
Launch Fare
Your Fare
Onboard Credit
$1,274
$879
$12.50
$2,024
$1,029
$12.50
$2,254
$1,629
$25.00
$2,474
$1,929
$25.00
$3,374
$25.00
Air Savings $150 $150 $150 $150 $150

Gov’t Fees and Taxes included: $130 Currency: USD

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Alaska Cruisetours

On Your Own – Tour AAX between Vancouver, British Columbia and Anchorage (Whittier), Alaska – 10 days

Ports: Vancouver, British Columbia | Ketchikan, Alaska | Juneau, Alaska | Skagway, Alaska | Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska (Scenic Cruising) | College Fjord, Alaska (Scenic Cruising) | Anchorage (Whittier), Alaska

Island Princess, Sapphire Princess
Fares shown are for 2013: Sep 2
Other Dates Available – 2013: Jul 8; Aug 5; Aug 10; Aug 19; Aug 24; Sep 7

Interior Oceanview Balcony Mini-Suite Suite
Launch Fare
Your Fare
Onboard Credit
$1,682
$1,202
$12.50
$2,202
$1,352
$12.50
$2,382
$1,902
$25.00
$2,602
$2,101
$25.00
$3,502
$25.00
Air Savings $150 $150 $150 $150 $150

Gov’t Fees and Taxes included: $179 Currency: USD

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*Restrictions:
Up to $1,000 ($500 per person) air savings applies to a per person discount off of roundtrip flights booked through Princess eZAir between April 4, 2013 and April 19, 2013, for selected voyages listed in communication only. Additional airline baggage, change and cancelation fees may apply. Please visit princess.com/ezair for information and to book your flights. This promotion is not combinable with past passenger offers. Not all fares are eligible for this offer — once you have selected your category, your fare will be calculated and your OBC, if any, will be displayed if the category is eligible for this offer. Save up to $1,600 ($800 per person) is based on a discount off applicable Launch Fares on a space available basis at time of booking. Launch Fares are offering fares and may not have been in effect for the past 90 days or resulted in actual sales in all categories. Intermediate discounts may have been taken and fares may remain at discounted levels after this promotion. Fares based on select departure dates only. Fares for other dates and categories may vary. Oceanview stateroom may have an obstructed view. Fares are per person, non-air, cruise- or  cruisetour-only, based on double occupancy and apply to the first two passengers in a stateroom. These fares do not apply to singles or third/fourth-berth passengers. This offer applies to new bookings only, is capacity controlled and may not be combinable with any other public, group or past passenger discount, including shipboard credits. Offer is available to residents of the 50 United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the District of Columbia who are 21 years of age or older and receive this offer. Fares quoted in U.S. dollars. Please refer to the applicable Princess Cruises brochure or princess.com for terms, conditions and definitions that apply to all bookings. Reference promotion code: RX4. Offer expires: April 19, 2013. Note: For assistance reserving a wheelchair-accessible stateroom, please contact customer service at 1-800-774-6237.
Free onboard spending money is in the form of onboard credit. Up to $100 USD onboard credit per stateroom applies to select sailings and varies according to category booked and sailing duration. Reservations must be made and deposited between 12:01am on April 4, 2013 and 11:59pm PT on April 19, 2013. Deposits made under this promotion are non-refundable and non-transferable. Offer is applicable to first/second-berth passengers only. Third/fourth-berth passengers are not eligible. Passengers with single occupancy will receive the per stateroom credit amount. Onboard credit may be used on a single voyage only and expires at the end of that voyage. Offer is not transferable, is not combinable with other select offers or other onboard credits and applies to legal residents of the United States or Canada who are 21 years or older. Onboard credit is quoted in U.S. dollars. Void where prohibited by law.

49 Day South America Grand Adventure Cruise with Princess

New! Princess Cruises - escape completely®
Rio de Janeiro and Tahiti
Announcing exciting new 49-day South America Grand Adventure sailing around Cape Horn!
Crown Princess® makes her debut and maiden calls to South America with an amazing 49-day South America Grand Adventure sailing on February 15, 2014, from Ft. Lauderdale to Los Angeles. This voyage is also available in shorter segments for those who don’t have the ability to take longer vacations.
You will experience a comprehensive navigation of the southern continent, which features overnight stays in Rio de Janeiro (during Carnival) and Buenos Aires, scenic cruising of Cape Horn and the Chilean Fjords, an optional Machu Picchu overland excursion, and calls in Central America and Mexico.You will have a variety of exciting South America sailings on Crown Princess to choose from, including:  49-day South America Grand Adventure Map
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19-day Brazilian Adventure: Feb 15
33-day Brazilian & Cape Horn
Grand Adventure: Feb 15
49-day South America Grand Adventure: Feb 15
30-day Andes & Cape Horn Grand Adventure: Mar 6
16-day Andes & South America: Mar 20
New relaxing 10-day Hawaiian Islands sailing on our small ship!
Pacific Princess® has added more Tahiti and Hawaii sailings during winter and spring 2014, highlighted by a new 10-day Hawaiian Islands crossing on April 23, 2014, from Honolulu to Vancouver, featuring ports of call in Kauai, Kona and Hilo.Her 2014 World Cruise will be replaced by new sailings, including:
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35-day South America & South Pacific (previously published and unchanged as Segment 1 of the World Cruise – Voyage K403): Jan 20
51-day South America, South Pacific & New Zealand Grand Adventure: Jan 20
16-day South Pacific & New Zealand: Feb 25
26-day South Pacific & New Zealand Grand Adventure: Feb 25
10-day Tahiti & Polynesia: Mar 12, Mar 22, Apr 1
12-day Hawaii & Tahiti: Apr 11
22-day Hawaii & Tahiti Grand Adventure: Apr 11
10-day Hawaiian Islands: Apr 23

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Hawaii Cruises with Princess

Princess Cruises - escape completely®
Fares from just $1,694* Hula Dancer Sapphire Princess® in Hawaii
With newly reduced fares, there’s no better time than now to sail on a Hawaii cruise vacation with Princess Cruises!Our Hawaiian Islands cruises are a superior value over typical land-based Hawaii vacations, as passengers can enjoy sweeping ocean views and visits to four islands, with ample time to enjoy the wide array of entertainment options available on board at no additional cost. Take a look for yourself:
14-day cruise with Princess® vs. a 14-day Hawaii land vacation
Princess Cruise Hotel stay in Waikiki
Per person costs Balcony stateroom
on Sapphire Princess®
Oceanview room at the Westin Moana Surfrider Waikiki
Accommodations
(tax included)
$1,694 $3,135
Roundtrip air from Los Angeles to Honolulu none $396
Meals included $560
Shows/
entertainment
included $200
Island hopping: 4 islands included $314
Total $1,694* $4,605*
Sailing roundtrip from Los Angeles or San Francisco, you can enjoy far more for their vacation dollar than you would on a land-based resort vacation and unwind aboard a relaxed, rejuvenating retreat at sea.

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