Medical Emergencies - On board medical facilities meet or exceed that standards established by the American College of Emergency Physicians. In addition to twice-daily office hours, medical staff are available 24 hours a day in the event of an emergency.
Charges for medical services will be added to guests' shipboard account. Guests will be provided with an itemized account to submit to their insurance company. Please note that Princess ships are of Bermuda and British registry. Guests should verify with their insurer if coverage applies outside the United States, or purchase appropriate travel insurance.
Pregnancy Policy - Pregnant women entering the 24th week of pregnancy by the last day of the cruise are not allowed to sail.
Pregnant women who are less than 24 weeks of pregnancy, should ensure their obstetrician confirms that the other and baby are in good health, the pregnancy is not high-risk and mother is considered fit to travel to remote locations. Pregnancy related questions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 10 business days prior to the start of the cruise.
It is strongly recommend that pregnant guests review their health insurance coverage before cruising. Many policies, including Medicare, will not pay for services or hospitalization outside of the country or for emergency evacuation.
Guests may want to consider Princess Vacation Protection, which is available for purchase up to the time of final payment of the cruise fare. If the guest did not secure Princess Vacation Protection, it is recommended that they secure other travel protection.
Smoking Policy - Keeping the comfort of guests a priority, Princess has implemented the following smoking policy:
The legal purchasing and smoking age of 18 (19 while in Alaska) years or older is always observed on board and proof of age may be required. For guest on cruises originating from Japan, the minimum age limit for smoking is 20 years of age or older.
Designated Smoking Areas
Clearly marked "Designated Smoking Areas" are available onboard and include a sufficient number of ashtrays that are emptied regularly. Generally, these areas include cigar lounges, a section of the nightclub and casino, as well as a portion of the open decks. As a safety precaution, passengers are reminded to properly dispose of cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco, which are never to be thrown overboard as this may be sucked back into the ship and cause fires.
Stateroom Smoking Policy
Smoking is prohibited in all passenger staterooms and on stateroom balconies. Violations to this policy will result in a $250 fine for each occurrence, which will be charged to the guest's stateroom account.
Electronic Cigarettes Wheelchair Access & Special Needs - Princess makes every effort to accommodate guests with disabilities. Guests can ensure a successful trip by working with them in advance. Guests or their travel agents should notify Princess of wheelchair usage, special needs, and/or service animals before the voyage. Notices and requests must be made in writing and faxed to the Princess Access office at 661-284-4408 at least 30 days prior to sailing. For answers to any questions about the program, please call the Princess Access office at 661-284-4521.
The use of electronic cigarettes is permitted within the confines of the guest
All Princess ships have wheelchair-accessible staterooms, but it is highly recommended that guests bring collapsible wheelchairs, as the widths of the stateroom doors vary. Guests may bring their own, or they can pre-reserve a wheelchair and have it and other medical equipment delivered to the ship by contacting Special Needs at Sea at 800-513-4515 (outside the US 954-585-0575), or by visiting Special Needs at Sea's website (http://www.specialneedsatsea.com/). Alternatively, guests may contact CareVacations at 877-478-7827 or carevacations.com. Some areas on some ships are not wheelchair accessible.
Passengers utilizing mobility devices with batteries are advised that the batteries must be a dry cell type, and must be stored and recharged in the stateroom. Mobility devices of any kind (wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, etc.), like any other items, may not be left outside the stateroom.
In order to enter a standard stateroom, your mobility device cannot exceed a width of 22 inches. Any electrical plugs, extension cords or recharging devices must be provided by the guest. Please be sure that your mobility equipment is no wider than 22 inches if booked in a standard cabin or no wider than 31 inches if booked in a accessible cabin.
Travelers with disabilities should check in with the onboard Tour Office to ensure all shore excursions can accommodate them. Not all port facilities are accessible for those using mobility devices. Ports may be accessed by a variety of methods including a ramped gangway, a series of steps or by tender. In some cases, you may be able to access the tender, but the shoreside facility will not be accessible. Many ports of call use a mechanism known as a