Pacific Princess is a comfortable ship with plenty of dining choices, but limited entertainment. The interior decor is stunning and elegant, a throwback to ship decor of the ocean liners of the 1920s and ’30s, executed in fine taste. This includes detailed ceiling cornices, both real and faux wrought-iron staircase railings, leather- and cherry wood-paneled wall, trompe l’oeil ceilings, and rich carpeting in the hallways. Pacific Princess is much more about relaxation than the larger Princess ships. But as with its sister ships, it is welcoming and family friendly.
There is a variety of about eight different cabin types to choose from, with prices linked to grade, location and size. Cabins have twin beds or queen-size bed, with sufficient under-bed storage areas, personal safe, vanity desk with large mirror, good closet and drawer space in rich, dark woods and bathrobe. TVs carry a major news channel, where obtainable, plus a sports channel and several round-the-clock movie channels. Suites are the most spacious accommodation, with large living spaces in the forward-most and aft-most sections of the accommodation decks. All suites/cabins located at the stern may suffer from vibration and noise, particularly when the ship is proceeding at or close to full speed, or maneuvering in port.
There are four different dining spots – three restaurants and one casual self-serve buffet. The Sterling Steakhouse has a fine selection of large, prime steaks and other meats. It has a set menu, together with added daily chef’s specials. The ship’s self-serve buffet restaurant is open 24 hours a day and has a small pizzeria and grill. All restaurants have open-seating dining, so you dine when you want, although reservations are necessary for Sabatini’s Trattoria and Sterling Steakhouse, where there are mostly tables for four or six.
Facilities, which are located in the forward part of the ship on a high deck, include a gymnasium with oceanview windows and state of the art muscle-toning equipment and treadmills. Some fitness classes, such as Stepexpress, Power Walk, Total Body Conditioning and Xpress Circuit, are free. Others, such as yoga and kick-boxing, cost extra. Revitalise at the beauty salon and enjoy the ocean view. Standard massages, facials, pedicures, and beauty salon treatments are offered here.
Kids are welcomed with fun-filled activities and they do not necessarily need their parents’ company. Parents need not to worry about their kids. Both Youth and Teen Centers are well equipped with excellent security, and access by adults is very strictly controlled. At the Fun Zone, kids are entertained with painting, colouring, making puppets, decorating masks and playing games.
Pacific Princess is good for adults who seek value for money.
– Cruise Passenger
“Pacific Princess offers some of the line’s more exotic itineraries in Europe, Asia and South America.”
– Cruise Critic
“English country house decor for mature-age cruisers.”
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