Founded in 1965 plying a one ship trade up and down the west coast, Princess Cruises has evolved into a huge cruising giant.
Princess is, without doubt, now one of the top mass-market cruise lines, operating 15 ships, on more than 150 itineraries, more than any other cruise line.
There is a new ship, the Caribbean Princess 3 due in 2007.
With cruises from a week to nearly 3 months, Princess offers something for everyone under the 'escape completely' brand, to all seven continents.
Princess aims to deliver high standards of 'no problem' service, helping guests totally relax
Part of the industry’s giant Carnival Corporation, Princess Cruises is known for introducing innovative features, amenities and programs.
For Hawaii one of the main ships used is the ''Pacific Princess' from Vancouver, Los Angeles, Honolulu, whilst the Diamond Princess, Island Princess, Regal Princess, Sapphire Princess and Tahitian Princess all visit, often on their way to distant destinations across the Pacific.
And you can choose cruises varying in length from 9 to 20 days. See, I said there was something for everyone!
Hawaiian ports of call on 'Pacific Princess' are Hilo, Hawaii; Nawiliwili, Kauai; Honolulu, Oahu and Lahaina, Maui, depending on which of the options you choose.
Just in case you fancy a longer trip, some vessels go on to even more exotic destinations, like Tahiti; Christmas Island; Bora Bora; and Moorea.
Pacific Princess is nice and intimate in size - accommodating just 670 guests, and gives a genuine sense of space onboard. It's an great, relaxing way to enjoy the passing ocean views, as well as all the ship's exciting experiences.
Choose from a variety of elegant dining rooms and specialty restaurants, followed by live entertainment rivaling anything on shore.
What's the Food Like?
Chefs on the entire Princess fleet have been inducted into the prestigious Chaîne des Rôtisseurs gastronomic society.
The Princess chefs are absolute culinary artists insistent on serving the very finest food. Each chef's menu is creative and the selections change every day.
So guests can get ready for a real gastronomic treat! Wonderful cuisines and pastries, old and some new favorites even.
From outdoor dining to the traditional indoor cruise dining experience, the Pacific Princess will more than deliver your expectations.
The variety of eating experiences is excellent with just a few highlights below:-
several formal dining rooms, speciality options (with a cover charge) and plenty of casual and leisurely restaurants and cafes too, there is truly something for everyone, on any occasion.
What's There to Do?
During the day
Whether you're planning on spending your time being pampered from head to toe in a Spa or participating in every deck sport that you can find, Princess ships are capable of keeping even the most demanding busy.
From art auctions to virtual golf; through schedule activities by the crew; to shopping, exercise, games and much, much more, this ship is loaded with fun things to do.
ScholarShip@Sea® is a unique program that offers numerous educational and hobby-oriented learning experiences.
Princess Cruises is known for running one of the best supervised children's programs at sea, available on all ships during holiday and vacation periods.
With Princess, young kids and teens have loads of fun - and their own place to hang out onboard, with all the right support from the cruise staff.
Youth and teen centers have everything from the latest video games and movies, to arts and crafts, fooseball tables, board games and jukeboxes.
And for the youngest guests, activities like kids' karaoke, pizza parties, pajama nights and more.