Princess Cruises

Princess Cruise Lines

Princess Cruises Information

Type Subsidiary
Industry Travel
Founded 1966
Headquarters Santa Clarita, California
Key People Alan Buckelew, CEO
Products Cruises
Parent Carnival
Website www.princess.com

Princess Cruise Lines History

Princess Cruise Lines based in Santa Clarita, California is a British-American owned cruise line, in the United States. It was a subsidiary of P&O Princess Cruises. Today the company has become one of ten cruise ship brands operated by Carnival Corporation & plc and accounts for around 19% share of its revenue. The credit for making this company popular goes to The Love Boat TV series, in which two of its ships, the Island Princess and Pacific Princess were featured. The company expects a new ship- Royal Princess becoming the flagship of Princess Cruises.

Princess Cruise Lines Current Fleet

Stanley McDonald founded Princess Cruises in 1965. The current fleet of Princess Cruise Lines includes three major classes- grand class, sun class and explorer class.

Grand Class

  • Grand Princess
  • Golden Princess
  • Star Princess
  • Diamond Princess
  • Sapphire Princess
  • Caribbean Princess
  • Crown Princess
  • Emerald Princess
  • Ruby Princess

Sun Class

  • Sun Princess
  • Dawn Princess
  • Sea Princess
  • Coral Princess
  • Island Princess

Explorer Class

  • Ocean Princess
  • Pacific Princess

Princess cruise lines expect Royal Princess and one more ship in the near future.

Princess Cruise Lines Onboard Experience

Throughout your cruise, Princess Cruise Lines offers everything necessary for a relaxing and rejuvenating retreat.  A multiple variety of freshly prepared cuisine and thrilling innovative experiences awaits you in Princess Cruise Lines.

Princess Cruise Lines Destinations

Princes cruise lines offer cruise ships to Asia, India Africa, Australia, new Zealand, Canada, new England, Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, Tahiti, south pacific, ,Mexico, panama canal and south America Alaska.  

Princess Cruises Current Fleet

Princess Cruises Grand Class

Ship Built Builder Entered service
for Princess
Gross Tonnage Flag
Grand Princess 1998 Fincantieri 1998 – Present 109,000 tons  Bermuda
Golden Princess 2001 Fincantieri 2001 – Present 109,000 tons  Bermuda
Star Princess 2002 Fincantieri 2002 – Present 109,000 tons  Bermuda
Diamond Princess 2004 Mitsubishi 2004 – Present 116,000 tons  Bermuda
Sapphire Princess 2004 Mitsubishi 2004 – Present 116,000 tons  Bermuda
Caribbean Princess 2004 Fincantieri 2004 – Present 113,000 tons  Bermuda
Crown Princess 2006 Fincantieri 2006 – Present 113,000 tons  Bermuda
Emerald Princess 2007 Fincantieri 2007 – Present 113,000 tons  Bermuda
Ruby Princess 2008 Fincantieri 2008 – Present 116,000 tons  Bermuda

Princess Cruises Sun Class

Ship Built Builder Entered service
for Princess
Gross Tonnage Flag
Sun Princess 1995 Fincantieri 1995 – Present 77,000 tons  Bermuda
Dawn Princess 1997 Fincantieri 1997 – Present 77,000 tons  Bermuda
Sea Princess 1998 Fincantieri 1998 – Present 77,000 tons  Bermuda
Coral Princess 2002 Chantiers de l'Atlantique 2002 – Present 92,000 tons  Bermuda
Island Princess 2003 Chantiers de l'Atlantique 2003 – Present 92,000 tons  Bermuda

Princess Cruises Explorer Class

Ship Built Builder Entered service
for Princess
Gross Tonnage Flag
Ocean Princess 1999 Chantiers de l'Atlantique 2002 – Present 30,277 tons  Bermuda
Pacific Princess 1999 Chantiers de l'Atlantique 2003 – Present 30,277 tons  Bermuda
Royal Princess 2000 Chantiers de l'Atlantique 2007 – 2012 30,200 tons  Bermuda

Princess Cruises Future Ships

Ship Builder Delivery Gross Tonnage Flag
unnamed Fincantieri 2013 141,000 tons TBA
unnamed Fincantieri 2014 141,000 tons TBA

Princess Cruises Former Fleet

  • Princess Italia (1967-1973)
  • Island Princess (1972—1999)
  • Sun Princess (1974—1989)
  • Pacific Princess (1975—2002)
  • Sea Princess (1979—1995)
  • Royal Princess (1984—2005)
  • Fair Princess (1988—1997)
  • Dawn Princess (1988—1993)
  • Star Princess (1989—1997 )
  • Golden Princess (1993–1996)
  • Regal Princess (1992—2005)
  • Crown Princess (1992—2002)
  • Sky Princess (1983—2000)
  • Ocean Princess (2000—2002)

Princess Cruises Destinations

  • Alaska
  • Asia
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Canada & New England
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Hawaii, Tahiti & South Pacific
  • Mexican Riviera
  • Panama Canal
  • South America

Princess Cruises Best Cruise Deals

Date Details Ticket Price Cruise Name
Apr 10, 2012 7 Night Classic Southern Caribbean Cruise From $344 Caribbean Princess
Apr 16, 2012 7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise From $579 Crown Princess
Apr 24, 2012 7 Night Classic Southern Caribbean Cruise From $431 Caribbean Princess
Jan 22, 2012 7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise From $644 Ruby Princess
Dec 03, 2012 7 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise From $865 Crown Princess
Jan 07, 2012 7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise From $648 Emerald Princess
Aug 06, 2012 7 Night Voyage Of The Glaciers Cruise From $1,047 Coral Princess
Oct 10, 2012 10 NIGHT PANAMA CANAL CRUISE From $1,005 Island Princess
Apr 27, 2012 27 Night Transatlantic Cruise From $3,508 Emerald Princess
Apr 16, 2012 10 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise From $962 Emerald Princess
Apr 08, 2012 35 Night Hawaii, Tahiti & South Pacific Cruise From $4,944 Dawn Princess
May 07, 2012 12 Night Holy Land Cruise From $2,684 Pacific Princess
Feb 18, 2012 30 Night Cape Horn & Andes Grand Cruise From $2,713 Star Princess
Nov 06, 2012 7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise From $605 Ruby Princess
Apr 24, 2012 18 Night Panama Canal Cruise From $2,200 Coral Princess
Nov 02, 2012 12 Night Greek Isles Cruise From $1,438 Star Princess
Jun 22, 2012 7 Night Voyage Of The Glaciers Cruise From $1,003 Island Princess
Jul 17, 2012 7 NIGHT INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE From $830 Sapphire Princess
Dec 10, 2012 7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise From $561 Crown Princess
Oct 19, 2012 18 Night Venetian Passage Cruise From $1,367 Ruby Princess
Nov 27, 2012 14 Night Southern Caribbean Grand Cruise From $1,018 Caribbean Princess
Apr 25, 2012 14 Night Hawaii Cruise From $1,536 Golden Princess
May 21, 2012 7 NIGHT IBERIA INTERLUDE CRUISE From $1,030 Grand Princess
Mar 20, 2012 12 Night China & Japan Explorer Cruise From $751 Ocean Princess