Crown Princess Cruise Ship Overview:
The Crown Princess looks similar to her sister ships the Golden Princess, Grand Princess, and Star Princess, but she has the most in common with the Caribbean Princess, Emerald Princess
, and Ruby Princess, including the ability to accommodate 500 more passengers than the other three siblings. An additional deck of cabins increases the passenger capacity. Those who have sailed on the Golden, Grand, or Star will notice the extra sailing companions. However, the ship is still a beautiful sailing resort, with plenty of activities.
Crown Princess Cabins and Accommodations:
The Crown Princess has 13 cabin categories, ranging from a 591-square-foot luxurious owner's suite to a 160-square-foot interior double cabin with no view. Pricing depends on size and location. All cabins include a bath with shower, television, refrigerator, and hair dryer, and suites have both a tub and shower. About 80 percent of the outside cabins have balconies, but many of the balconies can be seen from public areas of the ship, so they can't really be described as completely private.
Crown Princess Cuisine and Dining:
The Crown Princess features Personal Choice dining, meaning that passengers can choose either "traditional" fixed-time, fixed-table seating in the Michelangelo Dining Room or "anytime" dining in the Botticelli Dining Room and Da Vinci Dining Room. The Crown Princess also has two specialty restaurants with a cover charge -- Sabatini’s (Italian trattoria) and the Crown Grill (steak & seafood). The Crown Princess also has numerous casual dining venues, including a 24-hour Horizon Court buffet.
Crown Princess Entertainment:
The Crown Princess' show lounge is the Princess Theater, which features Las Vegas-style entertainment from the resident troupe. The outdoor movie screen near the pool spans 300 square feet and is used for first-run movies and sporting events. It's almost like being at a drive-in theater! Club Fusion and the Explorers Lounge feature cabaret acts, dancing, and other entertainment. The Crown Princess also has several other smaller lounges, some of which have live music.
Crown Princess Spa and Fitness Center:
The Crown Princess has three swimming pools and several hot tubs. The Lotus Spa includes all the traditional treatments, and the fitness center features the latest high-tech equipment accompanied by great ocean views. One intriguing feature on the Crown Princess is the new Sanctuary
, an adults-only, outdoor spa-inspired setting with signature beverages, light meals, massages, attentive service and relaxing personal entertainment.
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Crown Princess Cruise Ship Facts
Ship's Registry -- Bermuda
Passenger capacity -- 3,080 double occupancy
Crew members -- 1,200
Gross tonnage -- 116,000
Length -- 951 feet
Beam -- 118 feet
Draft -- 26 feet
Passenger Decks -- 15
Cabins (total) -- 1,557
Cabins (outside view) -- 1,105
Cabins (interior) -- 452
Cabins (wheelchair accessible) -- 25
Maximum speed -- 22 knots
Crown Princess Christening Date -- June 2006
Crown Princess Itineraries -- The Crown Princess sails to either the eastern or western Caribbean in the winter. The Crown Princess then moves to Europe for the summer months, sailing in both the Mediterranean and northern Europe. The cruise ship moves to New England and the eastern coast of North America for the fall months.