From computer classes to cooking demonstrations, digital photography workshops to ceramic painting lessons, Princess' ScholarShip @ Sea programs are designed to make learning fun. In Alaska, naturalists and rangers present an insider's look at the state's wildlife and culture.
Celebrities and Experts
Many ships feature celebrity guests or experts in subjects such as art history, culinary, destinations and a world of other disciplines, all ready to share their specialties with you.
Princess ships are stocked with an extensive library, including contemporary titles in a wide range of categories and books related to specific cruise itineraries. Princess onboard libraries have collections of up to 2,000 books.
Swim, lie out in the sun and enjoy yourself in the many pools. Relax effortlessly underneath a retractable glass dome, on a terrace above the rolling wake, or work up a sweat and make some of your own waves in a swim-against-the-current pool.
Princess offers a variety of sporting activities for you to enjoy. Test your golf skills in a golf simulator or nine-hole putting green. In addition, Princess' unique New Waves program offers full P.A.D.I. open water scuba certification and snorkeling instruction. Most ships also offer ping pong, shuffleboard, a jogging track and a sports court for basketball and volleyball.
Every cruise features lavish productions with some of the largest casts at sea, performing today's Broadway hits and long-running classics.
Dancing, Karaoke and Comedy
Move to the rhythm of the disco beat or take a spin in the ballroom. And, for some belly laughs, catch a stand-up comedy act or belt out a song in the karaoke lounge.
Princess parties are known for fun that goes well into the night, with themes that add to the festivities, from Caribbean limbo contests to country western hoedowns — yee-hah!
Bars and Lounges
Evening cocktails in one of the ship's cozy lounges or swanky bars is a perfect place to meet up with shipboard friends and swap stories about the afternoon's adventures.
The fleet's mixture of bars and lounges are designed to set the mood and stir up fun. Dance under a moonlit night 18 floors above the sea. Engage in stimulating conversation over wine and caviar. Or relax in the cigar lounge in the company of a glass of single malt whiskey or vintage port in one hand and a Montecristo in the other. The nights are always young onboard Princess.
Movies and TV
All ships show first-run films and each stateroom has a TV. Where satellite signals prevail, Princess Cruises offers ESPN, CNN, TNT, TCM, CNN Espanol, Cartoon Network, Boomerang Classic Cartoons and kid's programming, plus an onboard version of Discovery Channel.
Movies Under the Stars
A cruise ship innovation when it debuted aboard Caribbean Princess in 2004, Princess' "Movies Under the Stars" outdoor theaters have become one of the line's now-signature features, adding an innovative way for passengers to enjoy the latest films, family fare, sporting events, and other special programming throughout the day while relaxing at the pool.
The million dollar screen is currently installed aboard Caribbean Princess, Crown Princess, Emerald Princess, Grand Princess and Sea Princess. Each state-of-the-art Times Square-style LED (Light Emitting Diode) screen is more than 300 square feet in size with a 69,000-watt sound system and has sufficient lighting power to be seen clearly at mid-day and heard clearly even while the ship is moving at full speed -- offering passengers a movie experience comparable to the best shoreside movie theater.
Princess Cruise’s goal is to provide you with a fun-filled and exciting casino experience. Princess offers all of the popular table games with Las Vegas style rules including Craps, Roulette, Blackjack, Caribbean Stud, Let It Ride, and Three Card Poker. Princess Casinos offers the latest in exciting slots as well as slot tournaments. You can choose from video poker, slots, and novelty machines -- many of which have progressive jackpots! Bingo is also offered throughout your cruise.