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Island Princess

Background of Princess Cruises

With close to 15 ships part of the fleet, Princess Cruises which is now among the Carnival Corporation (world’s biggest cruise line company) brands, and has more than one hundred and fifty itineraries that go to more than two hundred and sixty harbors all over the world. The itineraries sailed by princess ships range from a seven day cruise to a stupendous 72 day madness. The personal choice cruising brand is a trademark, and is much promoted, and is extremely appreciated by passengers who love the opportunity for customized cruise experiences. The customization choices are inclusive in dining options, entertainment options, facilities as well as a whole range of other factors.

The Scholarship @ Sea is another innovation, and has got some raving reviews. Courses are given aboard on a plethora of subjects, and these are inclusive of cooking, movie making, money, computers and more. The increasing popularity of these courses has lead to it being extremely high on the choice list, and all ships now have incorporated the Scholarship @ sea program.  has proved so popular that it has expanded fleet wide and provides enrichment courses.

Innovation is not limited to these, an assortment of features, also inclusive of the first pottery kilns ever abroad a cruise ships, make for an extremely unique and rewarding cruise experience.

Overview of Island Princess . . .

Island Princess is also equipped with a range of facilities typical to Princess Cruises, and this is inclusive of staterooms which have exclusive balconies, the bayou Café, which is the first café that is styled like the New Orleans restaurants and has live jazz playing and Creole and Cajun as specialty. The Scholarship @ sea program is also included in the features.

Island Princess cruise ship

Quick Facts and Specifications about the Island Princess . . .
  • Year at which entered service : 2003
  • Port of Registry : Nassau, Bermuda
  • Gross Tonnage ( G R T ) : 92, 000 G T
  • Cruise Speed on Average : 24 knots
  • Capacity for passengers : 1, 970 passengers
  • No of passenger accessible decks : 11
  • No of Crew and Staff members: 900
  • Nationality of Officers : Italian / British
  • Nationality of Cruise or Hotel Staff : International
  • Destinations Traveled : Panama Canal and Alaska
Tipping and Gratuities on board the Island Princess . . .

A per day tip of ten dollars per person is by design added to you ship board account for meals and stewards. This sum can be increased or decreased according to your wish. You can also pay gratuities in the conventional way.

About the features of Island Princess . . .

State rooms
Accommodations total nine hundred eighty seven ( eight hundred seventy nine outside / hundred and eight inside). The available state rooms range from 16 private balcony Suites to 184 mini private balcony suites, 8 mini – suites without balconies, 527 Private balcony cabins, 144 outside standard cabins, and 108 cabins inside. 616 cabins are equipped with 3 r d and 4 t h berth beds, and 20 of the cabins are enabled to be accessed by wheel chair.

State rooms

Stateroom amenities

in – room movies, tv / radio, combination safe for valuables, direct dial telephone, hair dryers, mini bar/ frig.

On board Island Princess . . .

Dining and Wining Options

There are 2 chief dining halls, Bordeaux and Provence. There are also other dining options The Grill, Sabatini’s Trattoria, Princess Pizza ( pool side ), the Bayou Café and an Icecream shop.

Island Princess dining


Princess Theater main auditorium is where nighttime entertainment is showcased.

Dress codes

Smart casuals ( trousers, collared shirts, sweaters, blouses, skirts ) are the norm, except for two formal evenings where it is formal attire.

Fitness or Spa options

Lotus Spa, which is run by Steiners, offers spa treatments as well as beauty and hair treatments. Just make sure that you book these when you board the ship. There are lectures held on virtually every fitness related thing from spot reduction to metabolic activity to detox. A host of other facilities, inclusive of scalp massages Tahitian style, mud room, teeth whitener treatments, cellulite reduction program ( ononithermie algaec detox ). The gymnasium is small sized, but has some good equipment.

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