Princess Cruises® : Island Princess

Island Princess® is your own private retreat on the sea. Whether you crave relaxation or exhilaration, you'll find the soothing Lotus Spa,® live entertainment, gourmet cuisine, casino gaming and more.  And for a special treat, try the Bayou Café & Steakhouse? , which features New Orleans-inspired Cajun and Creole cuisine.

 

Youth Facilities

Princess youth programs make cruising fun for the whole family. With three distinct age groups and special enrichment programs, Princess offers younger passengers unique 'edutainment' opportunities.

Princess Pelicans

Princess' youngest program participants enjoy a boatload of activities, which now offer a series of fun and interactive science activities from the California Science Center. Facilities for Princess Pelicans include toddler play areas, art corners, game tables, splash pools and jukeboxes.

Activities Include:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Disco nights
  • Movies and cartoons
  • Talent shows
  • Educational workshops
  • T-shirt coloring
  • Kids Fun Fair
  • Klutz
Shockwaves

Activities Include:

  • Karaoke
  • Playstation
REMIX

Activities Include:

  • Sports Competitions
  • Late-night movies
  • Talent shows
  • Casino night
  • DJ workshops
  • Casino night
  • Hip-Hop dance classes
  • Teen makeovers
  • Playstation

Dining

Traditional Dining

Traditional dining is the classic cruise experience, allowing you to dine at set times with the same table mates and wait staff each evening.

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With flexible Anytime Diningsm, you dine when you choose, with whomever you want. Eat early with new friends one night, and enjoy a late dinner for just the two of you the next.

Bayou Caf

An elegant ambiance pervades the Bayou Caf

Entertainment

Princess Theater

Princess Theater features a full schedule of evening entertainment, including live music, stand-up comedy, and first-run feature films. With wonderful acoustics, a modern sound and lighting system, and great sight lines from every seat, you can settle in anywhere and enjoy the show.

Crooners Martini Bar

Stylish and sophisticated, Crooners Martini Bar is a popular place to unwind after dinner. Meet up with friends and fellow guests and partake in some lively conversation over a few drinks from the innovative martini menu.

Universe Lounge

Vibrating with two stories of live energy, the Universe Lounge's vibrant interior design, and state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems set the stage for exciting entertainment that ranges from live music to comedy to variety shows.

Other Areas of the Ship

The Sanctuary

Get a soothing massage, relax in a lounge chair with a complimentary MP3 player, and enjoy delicious spa fare and refreshing drinks served by the Serenity Stewards

Freshwater Swimming Pools

Cool off with a refreshing dip in one of the freshwater swimming pools, where you can splash around, swim against the current in select pools, or simply relax and let your cares fade away.

Churchill Lounge

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Vacation like never before with Ocean MedallionTM.

Be inspired to see and do more than ever. With Ocean Medallion, experience a truly personalized and seamless vacation. Available exclusively on Princess Cruises so you can dive into more of what you love. It all begins with an Ocean Medallion>sup>TM.

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Ocean Medallion

You carry an Ocean Medallion that holds your unique digital identity and communicates with readers throughout each ship and in select ports. It allows our crew to know who you are and serve you better. (For example, your food & drink preferences, or if you love snorkeling, we might suggest a popular snorkeling excursion at an upcoming port of call.) That

Ocean Concierge

Ocean Concierge builds an experience that

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The Ocean Medallion will speed up embarkation as travel documentation will be added to the guest profile in advance, along with other preferences provided by guests ahead of time. The Ocean Medallion will also unlock the guests' stateroom door, replacing the key card, and its sign and sail function.

Ocean Navigate

Ocean Navigate helps you find your way, so you

HERE & NOW<sup>TM</sup>

HERE & NOWTM allows you to place food and beverage orders and have them delivered to your current location. For example, by using the Ocean Compass, you can order select food and drinks from a lounge chair so as not to miss a moment of Movies Under The Stars

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For example, if you want to enjoy a glass of wine at the theater can place an order prior to the show and it will be delivered to your seat.

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INCLUDED DINING

 

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Just like a restaurant at home, Anytime Dining℠ enables guests the freedom to dine when and with whom they wish, at any time between 5:30 PM and 10 PM. Reservations are available through an onboard dining hotline, but not required, and diners may choose to eat only with their own group, or be seated with other guests. The choice is yours.

Traditional Dining

Harkening back to the Golden Era of sea travel, our Traditional Dining option allows you to dine at the same time each day and enjoy the same tablemates and waitstaff throughout your voyage. Choose from either early or late seating.

Crafted by Curtis Stone

In the Main Dining Room, savor fresh new cuisine designed by award-winning Chef Curtis Stone during every voyage. Personal reflections on the menu by Chef Stone elaborate on each "Crafted" selection, prepared with the most authentic ingredients. Be enticed by dishes featuring delicious meats and seafood, fresh produce and vibrant, bold flavors.

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There are few foods that inspire as much passion as chocolate, and master chocolatier Norman Love has designed some of the most decadent, hand-crafted treats exclusively for Princess’ Chocolate JourneysSM program. Trained in France and named the Inaugural Inductee into the Chocolatier Hall of Fame by Dessert Professional Magazine, Chef Love combined premium quality chocolate with unique flavors and artful designs to mastermind his exclusive creations found in the main dining room and select locations on board. 

Princess Pizzeria

The Princess Pizzeria is conveniently located poolside for a casual bite while relaxing on deck or while watching Movies Under the Stars®. Serving the "Best Pizza at Sea" by USA TODAY, you’ll delight in the classic favorites like pepperoni and margherita, as well daily specialty pizzas.

The Bar & Grill

Follow your nose to the Deck Barbecue where the burgers are flipping and the hot dogs roasting, served with a variety of fixin’s and crisp fries. Veggie burgers, bratwurst and grilled chicken breast are also served and all are sure to hit the spot when you are relaxing out on deck.

Horizon Court

Horizon Court offers an endless selection that changes throughout the day to satisfy the most discriminating palate. Indulge in a delightful array of worldwide cuisine, freshly baked breads and regional comfort foods, in a casual setting at breakfast, lunch or dinner. Enjoy fresh fruits, signature pastas and desserts galore along with your favorite beverages and customizable features like create-your-own salads and sandwiches. 

La Patisserie

For cappuccino, espresso, and other coffee specialties, as well as fresh pastries throughout the day, head to La Patisserie for quick treats in a comfortable, casual sidewalk café-style setting. Savor a buttery croissant or your favorite cookie while sipping on an aromatic coffees. For something a little stronger, specialty drinks, wine, and beer are available at current menu prices.

24-Hour Room Service

We offer 24-hour complimentary room service when you want to enjoy a quiet moment in your cabin eating a delicious club sandwich or maybe that slice of chocolate fudge cake you can’t forget. Treat yourself to breakfast in bed, or stay in for an intimate dinner, and perhaps even cocktails, in the comfort of your stateroom. 24-hour room service is just a phone call away. Charges apply on select menu items.

SPECIALTY DINING

 

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Our Italian specialty restaurant has been voted one of the “Best Cruise Ship Specialty Restaurants” at sea by USA TODAY. Savor Sabatini’s authentic offerings featuring signature pastas, Italian wines and an irresistible selection of delectable desserts, all celebrating our Italian culinary heritage. Additional charges apply. 

Bayou Caf

The first New Orleans-inspired specialty restaurant at sea, Bayou Café & Steakhouse offers fresh and authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine, N’Awlins crawfish “mud bug” bisque, peel-and-eat shrimp, chicken and chorizo jambalaya, Porterhouse steak, crawfish, and a host of fun drink selections. Enjoy one of the oldest culture-driven cooking styles in American history. Additional charges apply.

Chef's Table Experience

Taking dining to a new level, the Chef’s Table Experience includes pre-dinner cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the galley for you and a limited number of fellow guests. After your executive chef describes the specially designed menu for the night, participants are escorted to an intimate table for the main course, including pairing suggestions. Each couple receives a personalized autographed copy of Princess’ best-selling cookbook, a handwritten copy of the special menu and a complimentary photo. Limited capacity, reservations required. Additional charge applies. 

Crab Shack

Seafood lovers won’t want to miss this full crab shack experience. An intriguing bistro option housed within the Horizon Court buffet, Crab Shack diners can savor Bayou-style boiled crawfish and spicy sausage, popcorn shrimp, steaming clam chowder and a tantalizing mixed steamer pot filled with snow crab, jumbo shrimp, clams, and mussels. Cover charge applies.

Ultimate Balcony Dining

Choose a luxurious breakfast or experience the “ultimate” romantic dinner at sea: a sumptuous multi-course meal, including succulent lobster tail and juicy steak, your beverage of choice, hors d’oeuvres, all served right on the privacy of your own balcony by our dedicated waitstaff. Treat yourself to this unparalleled indulgence and savor food, views and memories that will never be forgotten. Additional charges apply.

ACTIVITIES

 

Discovery at SEA

Our exclusive partnership with Discovery™ lets you come back captivated with Stargazing on our top deck; activities featuring Discovery™ hit shows such as Shark Week and Finding Bigfoot; plus our new Encounters with Discovery at SEA speaker series. Get more out of your travels with shore excursions recommended by two of the most trusted names in world travel—Discovery™ and Animal Planet™.

Vegas-Style Casino

From gaming lessons to the latest slot machines to prize tournaments, our Casinos offer fun and excitement. If you enjoy blackjack, or “21,” and Texas Hold 'Em, our tables play by Vegas rules and if you relish the challenge of roulette, we offer the American version. 

The Atrium

The inviting piazza-style grand Atrium shines as the stunning centerpiece of each ship, the epicenter of luxury, excitement and fun. Stop by anytime, day or night, to find musicians, jugglers, acrobats, food carvers and a variety of other performers. Soaring multi-stories with a circular marble floor, stained-glass dome and magnificent floating staircase, the Italian-inspired Atrium is an ideal setting for relaxation, people-watching or simply having a cocktail or coffee with a friend.

The Shops of Princess

It’s no surprise The Shops are awarded “Best Onboard Shopping” from Porthole magazine year after year. On board, you’ll find a fabulous range of fine merchandise from brands like Swarovski, Chanel, Estée Lauder, Clinique, Lancôme, Calvin Klein, Citizen and Tissot, plus local crafts, keepsakes and souvenirs. And everyday tax- and duty-free savings can add up to as much as 30% off suggested U.S. retail prices.

Art Gallery & Auctions

Great art, like the destinations we visit, can be awe-inspiring. Peruse our extensive art gallery or attend an art history lecture highlighting some of the world’s greatest masters. And don’t miss our exciting Champagne Art Auctions, which give you the chance to view and bid on a wide range of fine art, including pieces by famous artists like Thomas Kinkade, Peter Max, and Michael Godard. There is no charge to attend these lively events.

Photo & Video Gallery

Our staff of digital photographers and videographers helps capture the highlights of your cruise including onboard events, ports and scenery for lasting memories of your trip. Our studio locations are set up in the Atrium each evening and all formal and casual portraits are on display in the gallery the following day. Please ask our staff about portrait packages, reprints and canvas reproductions of your favorite photos!

Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs

Take a dip in our sparkling freshwater pools and leave your everyday world behind. Unwind on a padded lounger and soak up the sun, catch up on reading, listen to music or dream of your next adventure on board or ashore. And what better way to relax and revitalize after a day exploring the world than a long soak in one of our whirling hot tubs. And don’t forget, there is always a server nearby to bring you a refreshing cocktail or favorite beverage.  

Sports Court

Feel the court under your feet and the thrill of victory as you sink the ball in for two points. No matter your athletic ability, there’s nothing like shooting a few hoops out in the middle of the ocean as you watch the sun set and the stars come out. Our Sports Court is not only set up for basketball but also for volleyball. Pick up a game, compete against fellow passengers for bragging rights, or start your own dream team.

Internet Caf

Our Internet Café is filled with computers so it’s easy to access your mail account or browse the Internet for world news, sports and stock trading. Or bring your own electronic devices and access the Internet through our improved onboard wireless service. The Internet Café is open 24 hours a day. For those looking to absorb more traditional media, our onboard library is fully stocked with up to 2,000 books, many specifically tailored to your itinerary as well as the classics and best sellers.

Music & Dancing

When it comes to music and dancing we’ve got everything that your musical palette may desire. Whether it’s tapping your toes to cover bands, singing along in the piano bar, relaxing to classical strings or dancing the night away in the nightclub, you’ll be satisfied.

ENTERTAINMENT

 

Featured Guest Entertainers

Grab a seat, order a cocktail and be prepared to be entertained by our lineup of world class entertainers. From magic to comedy, singers to instrumentalists, jugglers to balancing acts and much, much more, we search the globe for top talent to be featured on our ships. So get ready to be amazed, entertained, mesmerized or just laugh the night away!

Princess Theater

With dazzling stage sets, artists from around the globe, modern hits and timeless classics, the Princess Theater, our largest theater yet, showcases lavish, original productions with dynamic cast members in sumptuous surroundings. In this ultramodern theater, relax in a plush seat with unobstructed sight lines as the velvet curtain goes up, a state-of-the-art lighting system illuminates the stage, and it’s on with the show!

The Voice of the Ocean (live show)

Think you have what it takes to take the stage? Princess Cruises brings all the excitement and spectacle of TV’s hugely popular singing competition live and on stage with The Voice of the Ocean. Get ready to discover who among your fellow cruise passengers has what it takes to be a star! The contest features blind auditions, mentor sessions, the iconic “I Want You” chairs, three charismatic coaches and a grand finale performance where guests choose the winner. Rock to the songs. Thrill to the performances. Be a star!

Explorer's Lounge

Explorers Lounge offers cool vibes and nightclub-style performances. Put on your dancin’ shoes and get ready to get down. A rockin’ sound system, ceiling mounted dance floor lights, and live nightclub-style performances make the Explorers Lounge the perfect destination. Want to just sit back with a cocktail and people watch? There’s plenty of seating and the inviting atmosphere is laid-back.

Crooners

Step into Crooners bar and be transported to the classic Sinatra era, made complete with a top notch pianist croonin’ tunes and tinkling the ivories. The “Rat Pack” atmosphere and famous menu of signature martinis, old-school mixed drinks and frosty daiquiris, margaritas and coladas will have you singing. Talented mixologists impress with their cocktail-making prowess and tequila and whisky tastings that will turn you into a connoisseur. 

Music & Dancing

When it comes to music and dancing we’ve got everything that your musical palette may desire. Whether it’s tapping your toes to cover bands, singing along in the piano bar, relaxing to classical strings or dancing the night away in the nightclub, you’ll be satisfied.

Movies Under the Stars

Throughout the day and night, our exclusive open-air poolside amphitheater is the go-to destination for feature films, thrilling concerts and exciting sporting events such as live football games. Cozy up under a fleece blanket in the comfortable lounger and feast on complimentary fresh-popped popcorn in the evening or delicious cookies and milk during the day and enjoy that exciting car chase or mystery thriller on the giant screen.

Original Music Productions

Crafted by some of the world’s top directors and choreographers, our remarkable and dynamic Princess productions transport you to realms as exotic as the destinations we visit. Imaginative shows created in-house feature dazzling stage sets, Broadway classics, popular hits and original numbers performed by some of the largest and most talented casts at sea.

Festivals of the World

There’s nothing like a Princess party to bring people together. Our Festivals of the World hosts onboard events that celebrate timeless traditions from nearly every corner of the globe.* Parties and dancing, lively music and folkloric performances, enriching activities, themed movies and specialty shopping are just some of the ways our Festivals of the World come to life! From Oktoberfest to Rio’s Carnival, Festivals of the World is a gala event you won’t want to miss. On select sailings.

JOYFUL REJUVENATION

SLEEP by Princess

To prepare our guests for the ultimate night of restful sleep at sea, we consulted with board-certified sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus to optimize our staterooms for a sleep-friendly sensory experience, from the bedding to even SLEEP-friendly evening meals on board. He explains, "Sleep is a sensory experience. In fact, all five of your senses must be prepared for slumber in order for sleep to come easily and last all night long."

The Sanctuary

Take a break and indulge in a private getaway at The Sanctuary, our exclusive adults-only retreat offering a relaxing alternative to the myriad outdoor activities and entertainment available elsewhere on the ship. With signature beverages, light meals, and al fresco massages, Serenity Stewards attend to your every need, whether it’s to be on hand to provide chilled face towels or Evian water atomizers.

Lotus Spa

Named "Best Spa on a Cruise Ship" by Spafinder Wellness 365™, the Lotus Spa® offers a variety of relaxing treatments, such as facials, aroma stone therapy massages, detoxifying ocean wraps and an aromatherapy thermal suite. Or get ready for a night on the town at the salon which features women’s styling color, men’s haircuts and shaves, manicure and pedicure choices and teeth whitening.

Lotus Spa

The Lotus Spa Fitness Center offers fitness programs designed to help you maximize your wellness with Tour de Cycle, personal training and classes such as Pilates, Yoga, Body Sculpt Boot Camp, Results Based Training and TRX suspension training. The Lotus Spa Fitness Center also features state-of-the-art equipment so you can tone on your own.

The Princess Luxury Bed

With your overall wellness in mind, we’ve collaborated with leading board-certified sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus and HGTV designer Candice Olson to create the ultimate in blissful comfort. Our luxurious new beds feature a scientifically engineered mattress and bed springs, a plush two-inch pillow top, European-inspired duvets and 100% luxurious Jacquard-woven linens-to assure that at the end of your voyage, you come home feeling refreshed and renewed. 

KIDS, TEENS, & FAMILIES

 

The Treehouse (Ages 3

Even the littlest guests will delight in this whimsical, forest-themed world that inspires playtime and invites exploration. Kids, ages 3 to 7, can dance, enjoy pajama movie nights, create art projects like Animal Planet™ puppets and masks or compete in a Lego® boat-building contest. 

The Lodge (Ages 8-12)

Inspired by the great outdoors, this cozy center keeps kids busy with games, dancing and kid-sized Olympic competitions. Their minds stay busy, too, with California Science Center programs like rocket building, or they can explore outer space with Stargazing and learning how to build a model roller coaster. Exciting events like talent shows, theme nights, and treasure hunts encourage new friendships and family togetherness.  

The Beach House (Ages 13-17)

This contemporary lounge is "the place” for teens — perfect for hanging out and socializing with late-night movie viewing, hip hop dance classes, video game tournaments and sports competitions like dodgeball and basketball. But that’s just the beginning. They’ll dazzle on the red carpet with our Rock the Boat teens-only party, complete with awards and “mocktails”.

Family

Princess makes it easy to sail together in comfort. There is a wide selection of staterooms accommodating up to four guests, and you’ll enjoy substantial savings on your third and fourth guests. There are also connecting stateroom options, as well as Two Bedroom Family Suites, with room for up to eight guests, which offer more living space, a balcony and two bathrooms, including a full bath tub.