Crown Princess is set to be deployed in Australia this year on a year-round basis starting this October.
This 2006-built cruise ship is also scheduled to host the 2025 Princess World Cruise with scheduled departures from Auckland, Brisbane, and Sydney. In addition, Crown Princess is poised to be the largest ship to ever complete a world cruise.
For the 2025 Princess World Cruise, Crown Princess will visit 49 destinations in 28 countries across six continents.
This 3100-guest ship has a gross tonnage of 113, 561 and spans 290 metres in length and 59.4 metres in height.
This Fincantieri-built princess is the line’s seventh of the nine Grand-class series together with her sister ships Diamond, Emerald (sistership), Golden (Pacific Adventure), Grand, Caribbean, Ruby (sistership), Sapphire and Star (Pacific Encounter).
This Cruise Passenger’s Ultimate Guide to Crown Princess walks cruisers and cruise enthusiasts through one of Princess’ famous Grand-class lady of the sea.
Suites and staterooms
Crown Princess features 1, 545 cabins with 887 of which have balconies. In addition, the ship also boasts 31 wheelchair-accessible staterooms (1 suite, 4 mini-suites, 16 balconies, 4 outsides, and 6 insides).
Family and Balcony Suites
The ship’s two-bedroom Family Suite accommodates 6 passengers and measures 32 square metres with a balcony size of eight square metres. On the other hand, the 26-stateroom Balcony Suite ranges from 28 square metres to 38 square metres in area with a balcony size ranging from 14 square metres to 17 square metres.
Mini Suite and Balcony Cabin
There’s also a 168-stateroom Mini Suite which has a uniform area of 26 square metres and a balcony that measures 4 square metres. Meanwhile, the 677-stateroom Balcony Cabin has a uniform area of 16 square metres with a balcony that ranges from four to eight square metres.
Oceanview and Interior Cabins
On the other hand, the ship’s 222- stateroom Oceanview Cabin 15 to 18 square metres while the 436-stateroom Interior has a uniform area of 15 square metres.
Stateroom amenities and perks
The ship’s suites feature walk-in closets, living rooms and spacious bathrooms with whirlpool bathtubs, double sinks, and shower stalls. In addition, some suites’ living rooms have a sofa bed and floor-to-ceiling sliding doors leading to a large balcony.
Guests booked in suites enjoy upgraded bathroom amenities with massage shower heads and luxury bath products. Also, complimentary services such as access to the Spa Thermal Suite, Internet Cafe, laundry/dry cleaning, and a one-time mini-bar are also part of the perks.
Additionally, Balcony cabins feature sliding glass doors opening to a private verandah equipped with a table and chairs.
During the 2018 refurbishment, all Crown Princess staterooms were upgraded with the company’s new signature “Princess Luxury Bed,” developed in collaboration with “The Sleep Doctor” Michael Breus and designer Candice Olson. The new beds feature a luxury pillow-top mattress, individually wrapped coils to reduce surface sway, and hypoallergenic duvets.
This crown-class princess also highlights the “Club Class Mini-Suite” which was introduced in 2017. The cabin category offers complimentary services and amenities such as “Club Class Dining,” Elite Lounge exclusive access, and complimentary in-cabin dining. Embarkation, disembarkation, and tendering priorities are also part of the perks of cruisers booked in the said category.
This ultimate guide to Crown Princess ship will be updated the moment the vessel undergoes another refurbishment or offer another stateroom or cabin features.
Dining and culinary experience
Crown Princess offers a wide array of dining options to suit every taste and occasion. From casual dining hubs to specialty restaurants and elegant main dining rooms, cruisers are sure to find something to satisfy their gastronomic cravings.
Main Dining Rooms
Crown Princess‘ main dining rooms were named after Renaissance artists Da Vinci, Botticelli, and Michelangelo. The Da Vinci Dining Room is open for breakfast, lunch and even for afternoon tea.
Botticelli Dining Room on the other hand, is the ship’s traditional dining hub that allows guests to eat at the same time and at the same table every dinner. Meanwhile, Crown’s Michelangelo Dining Room also offers dinner between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. This dining hub features anytime seating arrangements which allow guests to be flexible in selecting their dining hours.
For guests craving for a freshly baked croissant, salad, and sandwiches, this dining hub is the perfect place to go to. Located in the ship’s Piazza, International Café also serves favorites like coffee and tea. The restaurant is open 24/7.
Horizon Court highlights buffet options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This dining hub also features culinary selection that changes throughout the day to fit every taste and palate. This restaurant also allows guests to create their own salads and sandwiches.
Sabatini’s is one awe-inspiring dining hub because of its Tuscan-inspired decor. This Italian specialty restaurant is tagged as one of the ‘Best Cruise Ship Specialty Restaurants’ at sea. In addition, Sabatini’s features authentic cuisines such as Seafood Linguine, Lobster Tortelloni, and the family favorite Spaghetti Polpette.
The Salty Dog
This specialty restaurant features innovative creations and mouth-watering burgers. For burger-fanatic guests, they shouldn’t miss the Beyond Burger which is a 100% plant-based protein patty and the SDG Burger which contains a multi-flavor stacked patty served with truffle-parmesan.
Tagged as one of the “Best Cruise Ship Steakhouses”, Crown Grill never disappoints in offering premium aged beef and fresh seafood meals. Guests may opt to order the restaurant’s exceptional chops like the Premium Beef Chop and the New Zealand Double Lamb Chops. In addition, Crown Grill’s steaks are also mouth-watering especially its Filet Mignon and the New York Strip.
Crab Shack is for food lovers who long for an ultimate four-course seafood meal. Cruise passengers may opt to order some favorites like The Shack’s Signature Seafood Pot which contains dungeness crab legs, shrimp, mussels, and crawfish or the Cajun Seafood Boil.
Crown Princess also offers this exclusive and intimate dining experience to guests aboard the ship. The Chef’s Table also includes pre-dinner cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while having intimate conversations with the executive chef.
Bars and lounges
Crown Princess features a diverse range of bars and lounges to cater to every mood and occasion. The Adagio Bar is a top spot to unwind with friends, enjoying light fare, premium beers, and spirits in a cozy atmosphere.
For a more lively scene, the Calypso Bar serves the Calypso Reef and Pool area, perfect for sipping cocktails on the Lido Deck.
Additionally, the Explorer’s Lounge provides a high-energy atmosphere with a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system.
For a regal evening, Crooners Martini Bar is the place to be. This stylish lounge is an ideal spot to socialize over a selection of martinis after dinner. Moreover, for those in the mood to dance the night away, the Skywalkers Nightclub offers panoramic views and cosmopolitan ambiance.
One of the well-loved entertainment features of Crown Princess is its state-of-the-art and engaging entertainment options for guests to enjoy. The Club Fusion for example, features 42 high-definition video screens and a spiral staircase. This creates the perfect avenue for showing off your dance moves late into the night in this upscale nightclub.
One of the most popular activities on board is the Movies Under The Stars outdoor theater. The theatre’s 300-square-foot and 70,000-watt screen offers a great schedule of the latest first-run feature-length films.
For passengers who prefer a quieter setting, the Library provides a tranquil atmosphere where you can curl up with a book or choose a board game from the shelves.
On the other hand, for cruisers who want the ultimate movie-watching experience, the Princess Theater boasts comfortable seating, and a state-of-the-art sound and video system.
Pools and spa
Part of the signature features of Princess ships are the breath-taking pools where guests of all ages get to cool off, soak up the sun, and socialize.
The Calypso Reef and Pool on the Lido Deck is the best venue to relax and settle. Nearby, the Neptune’s Reef and Pool area welcomes guests to enjoy the sun with facilities including two whirlpools and a freeform swimming pool. This also includes a spacious sundeck with a good number of lounge chairs.
For breathtaking views of the horizon and open ocean, the Terrace Pool is the one to go to. Located on the aft of the Riviera Deck underneath the Horizon Terrace, The Terrace Pool provides passengers with the opportunity to swim and bask in the sun.
Moreover, those seeking a tranquil oasis can escape to The Sanctuary. This is an adults-only facility offering a swimming pool, a whirlpool, and a sundeck with lounge chairs and umbrellas.
On the other hand, the ship also features the Lotus Spa for guests’ ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation.
Crown Princess also has a gymnasium with resistance machines, weights, and a room for fitness group events. In addition, the ship also has a jogging track located on Deck 19.
Moreover, Crown Princess offers Camp Discovery Center in partnership with Discovery Channel. This facility for kids is part of Princess’ ‘Discovery at Sea’ onboard enrichment program.
The Tree House provides fun programs for kids ages 3-7 such as pajama movie nights and art project-making.
Older kids aged 8 to 12 can enjoy the outdoor-themed Lodge, complete with video games, Skee-Ball, Foosball, air hockey, and an arts and crafts center. Kids also get busy with California Science Center programs such as stargazing and rocket building.
On the other hand, teens between 13 and 17 have their own hangout in the surf-themed Beach House, which offers a place perfect for late-night movies, dance classes, and socializing.
Crown Princess deck plan
Crown Princess boasts a total of 1531 cabins for 3062 passengers served by 1200 amazing crew-staff.
This Princess Cruises-owned ship has 18 decks, 12 restaurants and bars, eight lounges, four swimming pools, seven Jacuzzies and 14 lifts.
Deck 4 houses the ship’s Medical Center while Deck 5 features the Piazza and dining hubs such as Michelangelo Dining Room, the International Cafe, and the Vines Bar.
Deck 6 hosts the lower level of the Princess Theater, the Conference Room, Gatsby’s Casino, and the Speakeasy Cigar Lounge. In addition, the Da Vinci Dining Room, Calypso Cove, and Meridian Bay are also housed in the same deck.
Deck 7 features the Promenade Galleria and most of the ship’s bars like the Wheelhouse bar, Crooners Lounge and Bar, Explorers Lounge, and the Crown Grill.
Deck 8 through 14 house most of the staterooms. Also, the Terrace Pool is situated at Deck 14.
Meanwhile, Deck 15 features the Horizon Court, Cafe Caribe, Calypso Bar, Calypso Reef & Pool, and Neptune’s Reef & Pool. The Mermaid’s Tail, Trident Grill, and the Lotus Spa are also located on the said deck.
Deck 16 highlights the Aerobics and Fitness Center, Sabatini’s, Adagio, and the Movies under the Stars. Finally, Deck 8 houses The Sanctuary, Sun Terrace, and the Youth Center.
Crown Princess‘ deck plan can be viewed here.