Weighing in at over 140,000 tons, the Royal Princess is the biggest and best ship in Princess Cruises’ line. This behemoth first went out to sea in June of 2013, after it was christened by Kate Middleton in her last public appearance before giving birth. The ship is capable of carrying 3,560 passengers, and it offers amenities on top of amenities.
The Royal Princess has a total of 1,780 cabins, and the vast majority of those cabins come with their own private balconies. Although there are so many cabins, it’s worth noting that the Royal Princess never feels too crowded. That’s because the shipwrights who designed it placed a premium on the comfort of the ship’s passengers. Currently, the Royal Princess is operating out of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and is offering a variety of different cruises to and through various regions around the world, most frequently the Eastern Caribbean.
If you’ve been hearing all the fuss about the Royal Princess, then check out these 33 stunning pictures of the ship and its features. In them, you’ll get a feel for the ship’s startling opulence, which you’ll find perfectly befits the Royal Princess’ regal name. While you’re scrolling, be sure to pause on #11 and #12 so that you can take a peek at the ship’s most unique bar, which is unlike any other you’ve seen before.
1. The Royal Princes Heads Out to Sea
This stunning ship was built by Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani, which is based in Monfalcone, Italy.
2. The Party is Alive
On the top deck of the Royal Princess, there are many things to see and do. What’s that on the left?
3. It’s a Giant Movie Screen!
And, it’s not just any giant movie screen; it’s the largest one out to sea that you’ll in the world.
4. But, What About that Fountain?
You may find it hard to concentrate on the screen though, with the incredible water show taking place right before your eyes.
5. The SeaWalk
Of course, who wants to watch the water show up on deck when the beauty of the open ocean is calling your name? That’s what the SeaWalk is for.
6. The View from the SeaWalk
The SeaWalk is unique to the Royal Princess, and it offers stunning views of the ocean from a walkway the juts out 30 feet from the side of the boat.
7. If You’re Scared of Heights…
Then don’t look down, because there are glass panels in the floor of the SeaWalk.
8. There’s Plenty to See Inside, Too!
The focal point of the Royal Princess is without a doubt the grand atrium, which is called the Piazza.
9. Spiral Staircases
The main architectural highlights of the Piazza are the stunning spiral staircases, which link the three floors.
10. Have a Glass of Wine
You can take in all of the architectural brilliance of the Pizza from the wine bar that’s located there.
11. Or Try the Seaview Bar Instead
If you’d rather take in the natural beauty of the open ocean, then try the Seaview Bar. It mimics the SeaWalk that you saw earlier.
Just like the SeaWalk, if you’re scared of heights, then you may not want to look down while you’re enjoying your cocktail in the Seaview Bar.
13. Don’t Drink on an Empty Stomach
Instead, be sure to stop in at the Ocean Terrace Seafood Bar, where you can enjoy world-class cuisine in a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere.
14. And Now that You’ve Taken Care of that Empty Stomach
Why not treat yourself to a classy martini in the Royal Princess’ 1960s-themed martini bar. It’s called “Crooners”.
15. They Call it “Crooners” for a Reason
That’s because while you’re sipping your martini, you can enjoy live entertainment in the style of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.
16. And Like Frank Sinatra
After a martini, you may want to top things off with a trip to the Royal Princess’ onboard casino.
17. There Are Plenty of Slot Machines
The Royal Princess’ onboard casino offers a variety of slot machines, novelty machines and video poker games, among others.
18. And Table Games, Too
No matter what kind of table games you enjoy, you’ll find everything from blackjack to no-limit Texas hold ‘em.
19. Follow It Up With a Show
After you’re done gambling (or if gambling isn’t your thing), you can take in a show in the Royal Princess’ theater, which is aptly named “Princess Theater”.
20. There Are All Kinds of Shows
The Princess Theater features four rotating live shows, including “What the World Needs Now”, a tribute to the music and spirit of the 60s.
21. For Another Kind of Show
They film “Princess Live!” right on the boat in its own personal television studio. And you can be a part of the studio audience!
22. If That’s Not Lively Enough For You
Then dance the night way in Club 6, which is the Royal Princess’ own dance club and lounge.
23. Get Cultured
Maybe you’re not the partying type? Then, perhaps you’d enjoy taking in some of the artistic masterworks in the Royal Princess’ art gallery.
24. If You’ve Worked Up an Appetite
Then why not pay a visit to Alfredo’s Pizzeria? They serve complimentary handmade pizzas all day long!
25. But Where Do I Sleep?
The Royal Princess’ state-of-the-art cabins have been built with your maximum comfort in mind.
26. If You Opt for a Stateroom or a Suite
Then you can get access to your own private balcony, where you can sun yourself in private and take in the ocean breeze.
27. Although Not as Spacious…
You still have to appreciate the patios of the standard cabins on the Royal Princess.
28. Because You Can’t Knock the View
It certainly beats catching up on your email or reading the newspaper at your kitchen table!
29. And If You Need to Ditch the Kids
You can be sure that they won’t miss you. That’s because they won’t lack for entertainment in the Royal Princess’ youth center.
30. While the Kids are Away…
You and your significant other can head up to the deck and enjoy a romantic time in your own private cabana.
31. Visit the Spa
On the Royal Princess, you’ll find a world-class spa called the “Lotus Spa”. There, you can pamper yourself, or you can opt for an intimate couple’s massage.
32. You Can Even Stay in Shape
That’s because the Royal Princess offers a fitness center, which is part of the Lotus Spa, that’s fully stocked with all of the latest and greatest fitness equipment.
33. So What Are You Waiting For?
Take to the high seas and see for yourself why the Royal Princess is one of the finest cruise ships operating today. The staff onboard is waiting to deliver your dream vacation!