At 30,277 tons, these ships appear positively tiny beside their megaship fleet mates. In reality, they are medium-size ships that entered service for the now-defunct Renaissance Cruises. With their entry into the Princess lineup, real choice is available to Princess passengers—a true alternative for passengers who prefer the clubby atmosphere of a smaller boutique-style ship but with big-ship features galore.
These sister ships have cozy public spaces, a stunning observation lounge—where the view is visible through floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides— and the loveliest libraries at sea, with their domed trompe-l'oeil-painted ceilings, faux fireplaces, comfortable seating areas, and (most importantly) well-stocked bookshelves. Although the main showroom isn't particularly suited for glitzy production-company performances, it is ideal for cabaret shows.
Love 'em? Read moreRead more
Viking Ocean Cruises to debut in May 2015 with a small ship, all-inclusive experience in Scandinavia and Read moreRead more
A trifecta of celebrity chefs including Cat Cora, Jason Atherton, and Chantal Coady are set to head ou Read moreRead more
Free Fodor's Newsletter
Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.
- $2149 -- 7-Night All-Inclusive European Cruise in Suite MSC Cruises
- $399 & up -- Fall 7-Night Mediterranean Cruises MSC Cruises
- $1099 -- Balcony on New Ship to Curacao MSC Cruises
- $1799 -- 7-Nt. Luxe French & Italian Riviera Cruise, 70% Off Windstar Cruises
- $1999 -- British Isles: 7-Night Windstar Cruise, 70% Off Windstar Cruises
- View All Cruise Deals
We are on our very first cruise this June - setting off from Barbados. Read more
We will be landing in Rome around 9am on a Friday and taking a Mediterranean cruise leaving at 7pm the next day (so we need to be on board by 5:30pm). Read more
A girlfriend and myself might be taking a 3 or 4 day cruise this fall. Read more