An industry trendsetter, Princess Cruises successfully balances cruising staples with popular innovations that suits a variety of travel styles. Products such as traditional seating or restaurant-style Anytime Dining that allows diners to eat when and with whom they chose and Princess' Movies Under the Stars (MUTS) redefine cruising entertainment and make Princess Cruises a huge hit with travellers.
Princess Cruises' line-up of innovations continued with the company being the first one to include a wedding chapel to host a wedding at sea. Another tremendously popular Princess inclusion is the Piazza. A concept that is loosely modelled after the custom of Italian towns as a place to gather, Princess' version offers a variety of temptations that include spontaneous performances, a wine bar, shops, and casual eateries like Alfredo's pizza and a 24-hour International Cafe. It was retrofitted onto several older ships in its fleet and vastly expanded on the newer ones.
In addition to the above, guests have the option of choosing from an array of traditional cruising activities such as talent shows, night clubs and bars, casinos, festive theme nights, musicals, on-board shopping, freshwater pools, hot tubs, and everything else that makes cruising the brilliant all-inclusive holiday that it is. Adult seeking reprieve can relax in the deluxe lounge chairs of the Sanctuary (a soothing on-deck retreat) or the Lotus Spa.
The Princess Cruises journey began on a 6000-tonne converted ferry chartered from the Canadian Pacific Railway for sailings between Los Angeles and Mexican Riviera in 1965. The company now boasts a line-up of sophisticated ships offering more than 100 itineraries around the globe visiting more than 300 ports.
The Princess' fleet includes a wide variety of ships that range from the smaller explore ships with a more intimate on-board experience and exotic itineraries to grand cruise liners such as the Royal Princess and the latest addition, Regal Princess, with features such as an expanded Piazza, the first ever SeaWalk (a cantilevered, glass enclosed walkway on the top deck) and an interactive television studio called Princess Live.
Princess Cruises prides itself in being the industry leader in building ships specifically designed to accommodate an extensive number of the most sought-after shipboard luxury – the private balcony. The company also pioneered the concept of the affordable veranda, so the feature was not restricted to expensive suites. Today the Princess' fleet offers one of the highest percentages of balcony cabins in the industry, across all cabin categories.
Princess Cruises is one of the only lines to feature the age-old cruising tradition where travellers can invite friends and relatives to visit them onboard before sail away and see them off on their grand voyage. Via the program, called the "Bon Voyage Experience," passengers' guests can join them onboard for approximately four hours, including lunch (with wine) for a small charge and a tour.
Making your holiday every bit memorable, Princess Cruises has a fantastic loyalty programme in the Princess Cruises Captain's Circle. Retired and active Australian and New Zealand defence personnel are also offered AU$250 as on board credit.
A voyage with Princess Cruises is more than a cruise; it is a celebration. Whether you are marking a special occasion, using the time to recharge or simply out to discover the world, the Princess Cruises facilities, service and crew will make it a holiday of a lifetime.
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