Pacific Princess

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Taking over the name of one of Princess’ most legendary ships, the new Pacific Princess is the perfect blend of a small-ship atmosphere with today’s modern amenities. Enjoy the comforts of a modern cruise ship with an intimate feel.

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4 NIGHT U. S. PACIFIC COAST CRUISE

Pacific Princess
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Departing Date: May 15, 2015
Departing From: LOS ANGELES
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Ports of Call: LOS ANGELES | VICTORIA | VANCOUVER
Interior

$493

Oceanview

$548

Balcony

$691

Suite

$933

  • Itinerary
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  • Deck Plans
  • Staterooms
  • Other Dates
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Itinerary: 4 NIGHT U. S. PACIFIC COAST CRUISE

Itinerary
Location
Arrival
Departure
Fri May 15, 2015 LOS ANGELES -- 4:00 PM
Sat May 16, 2015 At Sea -- --
Sun May 17, 2015 At Sea -- --
Mon May 18, 2015 VICTORIA 12:00 PM 11:59 PM
Tue May 19, 2015 VANCOUVER 7:30 AM --

Note: Cruise itinerary is subject to change. Please verify ports and times with the cruiseline directly.

Pacific Princess Facilities / On Board Activities

Dining / Dinner Entertainment / Recreation Gratuity Policies
No. of Dinner Sittings:
2

Usual Dinner Hours:
Personal Choice, 6:30pm & 8:30pm

Special Diet:
Available upon request

Dress Code:
May vary from Cruise Casual to Formal.
Bars/Lounges/ Night Clubs - 4
Card Rooms
Casino
CNN
Library
Nautica/Spa
Photo Shop and Photo Gallery
Pool Bar
Pools - Outdoor
Whirlpools
Suites and Mini-Suites
$11.00 per passenger per day

All Other Staterooms
$10.50 per passenger per day
Services Shopping Athletic/Exercise Facilities
Beauty Salon
Dry Cleaning
Laundry/Ironing/Dry Cleaning Service
Duty Free Shops Fitness Center
Jogging Track

Pacific Princess Onboard Experience

Princess CruisesPacific Princess is nothing like the original which was often the featured ship of the original series "Love Boat." It is the former Renaissance Cruises' not-so-romantically named R3. It was picked up by Princess in the aftermath of the Renaissance bankruptcy and deployed to the South Pacific where it sails six months for Princess Cruises and six months for British-based sister company P&O Australia.

The ship may be small by contemporary standards, but still sports an unusually high (73 percent) proportion of cabins with balconies, and plenty of alternative dining venues. The decor is mostly dark red curtains, crushed velvet furniture and dark cherrywood trim. It aspires to be elegant, but ends up being more cozy.

But you aren't there for the ship, you are there to see one of the most remotely beautiful places on earth; the South Pacific including Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora and more. They offer water sports, water sports, and more water sports, and a variety of four-by-four Jeep rides. By and large, you'll find most activities accessible to the ship's mostly over-60 clientele, though more adventurous activities such as helicopter tours and dolphin chasing are also on tap.


Pacific Princess Things to Do

Entertainment:
Princess CruisesThe 358-seat Cabaret Lounge presents shows performed by a team of singer/dancers, as well as performances by comedians and magicians. On some itineraries, there's a local folklore show. On cruises to French Polynesia cruises, such staple activities as bingo, bridge, and dance lessons are sharply curtailed because most of their potential participants are ashore. While you're docked in Raiatea, don't miss the musical extravaganza presented by several generations of locals.

The small casino has 30 slot machines and tables for blackjack and roulette. The Nightclub disco is a firm favorite of any insomniacs aboard.
 
Fitness:
The faintly exotic Lotus Spa, Salon, and Gym, operated, inevitably, by Steiner of London, offers a program of fitness and wellness. The fitness center, whose wall of windows makes it seem bigger than it really is, is well-equipped, with treadmills, bikes, and several weight machines. There are two steam rooms (for those who aren't hot enough in this part of the world to begin with!) and a walking/jogging track that circles the top of the ship. Instead of a 360-degree promenade, there are, on Deck 5, deck areas both port and starboard.

There's virtually never a wait for either of the two poolside Jacuzzi whirlpools, hardly surprising given how sweltering it can get in the South Pacific.
 
For Kids:
With over-60s predominating, this just isn't a cruise for young children; there are no dedicated kids and teens centers, except during peak holiday periods, when the Princess Kids program goes into effect for 20 or more minor passengers. That said, the ship's activities staff makes a real effort to keep amused the few kids it does get.


Pacific Princess Dining / Dinner

Cuisine:
The various dining areas offer a wide variety, the breakfast and lunch buffets being especially varied. The alternative restaurants are terrific, but there's a surcharge.
 
Restaurants:
As is the tradition on all Princess ships (and bless them for it), there is food available 24 hours a day. On this small ship originally designed to have one main dining room, a buffet and two specialty restaurants, someone went to extraordinary trouble to make dining about as confusing as possible. That doesn't mean the food isn't good, though. The very traditional Club Dining Room offers open seating for breakfast and lunch, and two seatings for dinner, when passengers are assigned tables and tablemates, at 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. There are only a few tables for two.

One of the alternative restaurants has been kept as such, but changes its identity every other night, beginning as the traditional Princess favorite, Sabatini's Trattoria, for Italian multi-course dining, and then on the next night becoming the Sterling Steakhouse, the carnivore's delight. Both levy a fee, $15 for Sabatini's and $8 for the steakhouse. This venue stays open until 10 p.m, closes for an hour and then re-opens as a bistro, and doesn't close until 4 a.m. The very casual Panorama Buffet serves up breakfast and lunch, including a pizzeria, BBQ, and an ice cream bar, and becomes the Panorama Pizzeria from 5:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., but serving nothing only pizza (which is to say, no salads or antipasti).

Room service is available, of course, around-the-clock. And a highly recommended late-night eating special event is the poolside Polynesian buffet.
 
Service:
The staff, from all over the globe, is helpful and attentive.

Tipping:
Regardless of which dining plan you choose, you'll be charged $10 per person per day for dining and stateroom personnel, even if you're a child. Consult the purser, at the reception desk, about raising or lowering this amount. All beverage tabs automatically include 15-percent gratuity. Tip the spa, casino, and other staff as you deem fit.
 
Attire:
Considering that your destination is the South Pacific, you'll want to pack a hat, sandals, sun block and a bathing suit. Grass skirts and loud Hawaiian shirts are at your own discretion. Aboard cruises of 10 to 14 nights, expect two formal nights and five to 12 "smart casual" evenings. Resort casual is the rule by day.


Pacific Princess Ambience

Decor:
Princess CruisesOnly the observation lounge/nightclub has been significantly refurbished since Tahitian Princess left Renaissance, though the characteristic comfortably aristocratic feeling has largely retained.
 
Public Areas:
The area most reminiscent of a classic ship is the purser's lounge area on Deck 4, featuring a grand staircase reminiscent of the Titanic. The lounges and bars are all comfortably inviting, with the Club Bar attracting most guests. There's a Polynesian nightclub (which old Renaissance passengers will be amused to recognize as the sports bar, lightly remodeled), an Internet caf?, and a remarkably popular self-service laundry with four washers and dryers, two ironing boards, and free soap. The library has a faux fireplace, overstuffed couches, and walls lined with cherry-finished bookshelves, even though it could use a few more books published after the ship changed hands.

The Internet room, do note, has only six workstations. And if you're accustomed to broadband at home, you'll find the connection maddeningly slow. Moreover, getting help from the staff isn't likely.
 
Cabins:
Of 308 outside cabins, 73 percent have a balcony. There are 26 inside cabins, four of them wheelchair-accessible (if available, these are some of the most spacious "bang for your buck" cabins, though they are inside and dark, they are incredibly roomy. Pleasantly furnished in Wedgwood blue fabrics and carpeting, with yellow drapes over the floor-to-ceiling windows, the staterooms are pleasant enough, but the suites are worth the extra money for the extra breathing room they provide, especially in the bathrooms. Ample closet/drawer space, a (woefully substandard) hair dryer, a personal safe, and color TV on which you can watch CNN, MSNBC, and Princess' own onboard news channels are all standard amenities. The smaller cabins have a bathroom with shower, while suites and owner's suites have bathtubs too.

In private veranda cabins, don't be shocked to find Astroturf where you might reasonably have expected teak. Inside cabins are the smallest at 158 sq. feet. Outside staterooms, from 146 to 206 sq. feet, have either portholes or big picture windows. Outside cabins with private balcony are 216 sq. feet, including a 45 sq. ft. balcony. Mini-suites with private balconies are a roomy 322 sq. feet, including a 17' x 4.5' balcony with two chairs and a table. Veteran voyagers, especially those accustomed to other lines' suites, are likely to find the bathrooms almost satirically tiny, virtually without counter space.

Two forward suites facing the front of the ship are view-less. The Category A Owner's Suites, ranging from 786 to 962 sq. feet, are all located either completely forward or aft. Forward owner's suites numbers 6002, 6003, 7004, 7005) have direct sight lines of the rope deck on the front of the vessel. And if you're in a forward cabin on Deck 6, you'd better hope you like the orchestra that performs (and rehearses!) in the Cabaret Lounge, as you're right above it, and will be hearing a lot of them!

What we like most about the ship's balconies is that they're wrought iron, and insert no glass between you and the view.

Deck Plans: Pacific Princess

Deck Plans
Room Category Legend

AA  Mini-Suite with Balcony
AB  Mini-Suite with Balcony
AC  Mini-Suite with Balcony
B4  Balcony
B5  Balcony
BA  Outside Double with Private Balcony
BA  Balcony
BB  Outside Double with Private Balcony
BB  Balcony
BC  Outside Double with Private Balcony
BC  Balcony
BD  Outside Double with Private Balcony
BD  Balcony
BE  Outside Double with Private Balcony
BE  Balcony
BF  Outside Double with Private Balcony
BF  Balcony (Partially Obstructed)
BX  Balcony (partially obstructed)
BY  Balcony (partially obstructed)
C  Oceanview Deluxe
CC  Oceanview Deluxe
D  Oceanview
E  Oceanview
F  Oceanview
G  Oceanview (Obstructed)
GG  Oceanview (Obstructed)
I  Interior
IA  Interior
IB  Interior
IC  Interior
IE  Interior
II  Interior
J  Interior
K  Interior
L  Interior
MB  Mini-Suite with Balcony
MC  Mini-Suite with Balcony
ME  Mini-Suite with Balcony
O5  Premium Oceanview
O6  Premium Oceanview
OB  Oceanview
OC  Oceanview
OF  Oceanview
OS  Suite With Balcony
OV  Oceanview (Obstructed)
PH  Suite With Balcony
S2  Suite With Balcony
S3  Suite With Balcony


Deck Three
Princess Pacific Princess Deck Plans

Staterooms: Pacific Princess

Princess Cruises - Pacific Princess : Balcony
Balcony
Twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed. Balcony. Sofa or sofa bed. TV and desk. Refrigerator. Spacious closet. Bathroom with shower
Princess Cruises - Pacific Princess : Balcony (Partially Obstructed)
Balcony (Partially Obstructed)
Twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed. Balcony. Sofa or sofa bed. TV and desk. Refrigerator. Spacious closet. Bathroom with shower
Princess Cruises - Pacific Princess : Interior
Interior
Twin beds that make up into a comfortable queen-size bed. Sofa. TV and desk. Spacious closet. Bath with shower. Approximately 158 square feet.
Princess Cruises - Pacific Princess : Mini-Suite with Balcony
Mini-Suite with Balcony
Twin beds that make up into a comfortable queen-size bed. Separate sitting area with sofa or sofa bed. Private balcony. TV and desk. Refrigerator. Spacious closet. Bath with tub and shower. Approximately 322 square feet including balcony.
Princess Cruises - Pacific Princess : Oceanview
Oceanview
Twin beds that make up into a comfortable queen-size bed. Sofa or sofa bed. Picture window. TV and desk. Spacious closet. Bath with shower. Views obstructed in categories GG and G. Porthole category F. Approximately 146 to 206 square feet.
Princess Cruises - Pacific Princess : Oceanview (Obstructed)
Oceanview (Obstructed)
Twin beds that make up into a comfortable queen-size bed. Sofa or sofa bed. TV and desk. Spacious closet. Bath with shower. Views obstructed in categories GG and G. Porthole category F. Approximately 146 to 206 square feet.
Princess Cruises - Pacific Princess : Oceanview Deluxe
Oceanview Deluxe
Twin beds that make up into a comfortable queen-size bed. Sofa or sofa bed. Picture window. TV and desk. Spacious closet. Bath with shower. Views obstructed in category F. Portholes categories GG and G. Approximately 146 to 206 square feet.
Princess Cruises - Pacific Princess : Outside Double with Private Balcony
Outside Double with Private Balcony
Twin beds that make up into a comfortable queen-size bed. Private balcony. Sofa or sofa bed. TV and desk. Spacious closet. Bath with shower. Approximately 216 square feet including balcony.
Princess Cruises - Pacific Princess : Premium Oceanview
Premium Oceanview
Twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed. Sofa or sofa bed. More space than a standard Oceanview. Picture window. TV and desk. Refrigerator. Spacious closet. Bathroom with shower.
Princess Cruises - Pacific Princess : Suite With Balcony
Suite With Balcony
Queen-size bed. Separate sitting room with dining area. Large private balcony. Sofa or sofa bed. Two televisions. Refrigerator. Spacious closet. Large bathroom with whirlpool tub. Guest bathroom. Approximately 786-962 square feet including balcony.

Other Dates: Pacific Princess

Date
Bonus
Itinerary Name
Inside From
Outside From
Select
September 28, 2014 --- 11 Night Hawaii Cruise $1098 $1208
October 9, 2014 --- 10 Night South Pacific Cruise $1699 $1799
October 19, 2014 --- 10 Night South Pacific Cruise $878 $988
October 29, 2014 --- 10 Night South Pacific Cruise $1450 $988
November 18, 2014 --- 10 Night South Pacific Cruise $1529 $949
November 28, 2014 --- 10 Night South Pacific Cruise $1318 $1428
December 8, 2014 --- 10 Night South Pacific Cruise $1263 $1373
December 18, 2014 --- 10 Night South Pacific Cruise $1659 $1758
December 28, 2014 --- 10 Night South Pacific Cruise $N/A $1802
January 7, 2015 --- 16 Night Transpacific Cruise $1199 $1399
January 23, 2015 --- 111 Night World Cruise $19798 $21998
January 23, 2015 --- 22 Night World Cruise $2899 $3399
January 23, 2015 --- 94 Night World Cruise $18698 $20898
February 15, 2015 --- 18 Night World Cruise $3848 $4728
March 5, 2015 --- 20 Night World Cruise $3899 $4799
March 25, 2015 --- 16 Night World Cruise $2999 $3799
April 10, 2015 --- 18 Night World Cruise $3199 $3499
April 28, 2015 --- 17 Night Panama Canal Cruise $2599 $2999
May 19, 2015 --- 6 Night Alaska Cruise $1109 $1186
May 25, 2015 --- 7 Night Alaska Cruise $998 $1128
June 1, 2015 --- 7 Night Alaska Cruise $1028 $1198
June 8, 2015 --- 7 Night Alaska Cruise $1148 $1348
June 15, 2015 --- 7 Night Alaska Cruise $1178 $1398
June 22, 2015 --- 7 Night Alaska Cruise $1298 $1548
June 29, 2015 --- 7 Night Alaska Cruise $1248 $1498
August 10, 2015 --- 7 Night Alaska Cruise $1228 $1458
August 24, 2015 --- 7 Night Alaska Cruise $1078 $1278
August 31, 2015 --- 7 Night Alaska Cruise $1048 $1178
September 7, 2015 --- 21 Night Hawaii & Tahiti Grand Adventure $3649 $3799
September 7, 2015 --- 9 Night Hawaii Cruise $1813 $1868
September 16, 2015 --- 12 Night Hawaii & Tahiti $2099 $2199
September 28, 2015 --- 10 Night South Pacific Cruise $1868 $1978
December 3, 2015 --- 14 Night Mexico Cruise $1999 $2099
December 17, 2015 --- 17 Night Transcanal Cruise $2799 $3299
January 3, 2016 --- 111 Night World Cruise $19999 $22999
January 20, 2016 --- 111 Night World Cruise $23978 $25298
January 20, 2016 --- 94 Night World Cruise $20898 $23098

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