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.
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