Princess Cruise Lines' top-of-the-fleet Crown Princess spends some time each year cruising the Caribbean, exploring Scandinavia and Russia and venturing to New England and Canada just in time for leaf-watching. The big onboard entertainment venues are the Princess Theater and the outdoor Movies Under the Stars theater. Plenty of opportunities to maintain some physical activity, too, with several pools, gym and fitness areas, jogging track and basketball court. Golfers can work on their short game on the 9-hole putting course or hit the virtual fairways on the golf simulators.
Some Crown Princess ship facts:
Inaugural cruise in: 2006
Maximum number of passengers: 3782
Number of pools: 4
Number of bars and lounges: 8
You can definitely travel in style on Crown Princess, with the choice of spending your nights in one of the balcony suites or mini suites, each with most of the comforts of home. Oceanview staterooms come with nice balconies or a big window over the bed. Interior staterooms may not have much of a view, but are you really planning on spending a lot of time in your room? For families, there are a limited number of Family Suites comprising two staterooms connected by a large living room and private balcony.
Dining options vary from the very casual to the formal dining of the Botticelli Dining Room. You can drop by anytime you want to grab a meal in the Michaelangelo or Da Vinci dining rooms. Carnivores might enjoy an evening in the Crown Grill and Italian fare is the specialty at Sabatini's. Casual meals are available in the International Cafe, Horizon Court Buffet & Bistro, Cafe Caribe and Trident Grill. Or just settle in for room service. The inevitable diet-busting snacks (pizza, ice cream, etc.) are offered at several spots around the ship.