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When it comes to booking a cruise, there are a lot of options – where to go, which cruise line to go with, which ship to choose and more. Allow me to make one of your choices a lot easier – book with Princess Cruises. There are many, many reasons to book a Princess Cruise but in this post I’m going to limit myself to 10.
1) The Best Bed at Sea
There’s nothing better than collapsing into a comfy bed after a long day of exploring (or cocktails and sunbathing). Princess has you covered. The star of any cabin on board a Princess ship is the Princess Luxury Bed. This magical bed was named the best cruise ship bed by CruiseCritic.
After sleeping in one of these beds on multiple occasions I can confidently say that it provides the best sleep on the high seas. And I’m not the only one who loves the Princess Luxury Bed – in the USA you can actually buy the bed and get it delivered to your home. I literally just bought a house and I WISH I could have this bed in my house.
2) MedallionClass Technology
I cannot rave enough about the MedallionClass technology. I’m going to try to keep it short and sweet but it is, honestly, unbelievable. Essentially the Princess Medallion is your key to your entire cruise experience.
You can use your wearable Medallion to pay for everything on board and even some things in port (depending on your location). It automatically opens your cabin door when you get close, which reduces touch points. You can use it, along with the MedallionClass app, to order food/drink to your exact location on the ship. Seriously, your exact location – a member of staff brought me a can of Coke while I was browsing the lunch buffet.
It’s also a beautiful collectible memento of your cruise because each Medallion has your name, cruise date and ship name printed on it. There are also various accessory options of how to don your Princess Medallion. Everyone gets a lanyard to begin with but you can buy bracelets, clips, necklaces etc.
You can read more about the revolutionary Princess Medallion in my MedallionClass experience blog post.
3) Best Wi-Fi at Sea
The MedallionNet Wi-Fi on board Princess Cruises is shockingly fast and capable. It is, in fact, the fastest Wi-Fi at sea. During my cruises with Princess I’ve uploaded and streamed many a video at sea and the internet has been spectacular. Honestly, it felt the exact same as my Wi-Fi at home.
Don’t get me wrong, you’re still in the middle of the ocean so there can be an hour here or there where it might struggle, but 99% of the time it is flawless. So if you need to do a bit of work, or just stay connected while you cruise then Princess Cruises is the perfect cruise line for you. You’ll be uploading all your Reels, TikToks, Stories etc and making your friends jealous in no time.
4) Incredible Shows
The shows on Princess Cruises are astounding. The costumes, the sets, the songs – all perfect! Rock Opera is edgy, bold and full of flamboyant avant-garde numbers. There are quite a few different shows available depending on which ship you’re on board. You can read more about the shows onboard here.
The newest production is Spotlight Bar which I was lucky enough to see on board Discovery Princess recently. The set for Spotlight Bar is incredibly atmospheric and well-done. The musical numbers are a mix of current and classic that will have any audience dancing in their seats. I know because I personally laughed, cried and danced during Spotlight Bar. Trust me, there is a cowboy dance number is there that you do NOT want to miss.
Princess has actually been named as one of the best cruise lines for onboard entertainment at the Cruise Passenger Reader’s Choice Awards, so you know I’m not exaggerating!
5) The Princess Plus Package
The add-ons with cruises can add up, but not with Princess. They have an amazing package called the Princess Plus Package which costs just £30/€35 per day. It includes unlimited Wi-Fi,premium drinks and crew incentive(tips). It’s about €75 worth of value for just €35.
It really is incredible value when you consider that premium drinks includes beer, spirits, wine by the glass and cocktails. It also includes a whole bunch of non-alcoholic drinks such as specialty coffees and frappe’s from International Cafe (which is what I’m all about personally!).
If you think you’ll have more than 2 drinks in a day and you’ll want Wi-Fi then this package will save you a bunch of money. Plus it’s great to not have to worry about the tips. If you’re booking make sure to speak to your agent about the Princess Plus Package. It means you won’t get hit with any nasty unexpected charges at the end of your cruise.
6) Amazing Destinations
Princess Cruises visit 330 destinations on 7 continents so there is somewhere for everyone! No matter where you want to go, Princess can take you there. Personally, I’ve done one of their European itineraries and mostly recently their LA to Cabo cruise. My family have also done their Hawaiian Island cruise and absolutely loved it.
There are so many options and all of the itineraries have something special. In fact, Princess Cruises is a 14 time-winner of “Best Cruise Line Itineraries” by Recommend Magazine. Something really special about Princess Cruises is that they have exclusive Discovery and Animal Planet shore excursions available to book as well. Honestly, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to adventures, excursions and destinations.
7) Lotus Spa
If you like your holidays to be all about rest, relaxation and rejuvenation then Princess Cruises is definitely for you. The Lotus spa on board each ship is state of the art and absolutely HUGE. It was even voted “Best Spa on a Cruise Ship” by Wellness 365.
They have a huge range of treatments and their staff are experienced in all sorts of therapies. I had one of their detox wraps and it was sensational! The thermal suite, called the Enclave, is the perfect spot to chill and detox. Honestly, if you’re a spa person, you’ll truly love Lotus Spa.
8) The Food
Princess Cruises is known for its sensational culinary experiences. Princess was even named “Best Cruise for Food Lovers” by Food and Wine Magazine. Whether you’re a fancy foodie or just love great comfort food you’ll find something to suit you on board any Princess Ship. They have the best pizza at sea, truly. For me, I loved nothing more than grabbing a slice and cocktail and sitting by the pool.
If you’re a chocoholic like me you’ll adore their Chocolate Journeys desserts, pastries and gelatos. There’s fresh baked bread every day and even homemade ice cream. They use local ingredients tied to the ports they visit (fresh seafood from Alaska etc) so that you get the local experience.
The chefs are from all around the world and bring their local expertise with them to each Princess ship. Whether you’re dining in one of the specialty restaurants or just ordering room service, you’re in for a treat.
9) The Atmosphere
When you’re on board a Princess Cruise you feel like you’re part of a community. Everyone (guests and staff alike) is friendly and welcoming, whether you’re a first-time cruiser or a regular. There’s a sense of camaraderie on board the ship.
People will chat to you in the elevator, at the bar, wherever. Everyone is in high spirits and you’ll probably end up with a new friend or two before the end of the cruise. I ended up chatting to a couple who had been on over 35 cruises with Princess Cruises! Which I think is a true testament to how much people fall in love with the Princess Cruise experience.
Princess Cruises have been in the industry for over 50 years. So you can rest assured that you are in safe hands when on board a Princess ship. They know how to handle every situation and they have refined every process on board the ship, from check in and boarding to safety demonstrations, to be as smooth and effortless as possible.
Book Your Princess Cruise
This list could probably go on until the 100th reason, but I’ll wrap it up now. I’ve adored my experiences on board Princess Cruises and honestly cannot recommend them enough. I’d book another one in a heartbeat. If you want to see more of my experiences on board Sky Princess and Discovery Princess make sure to check out my highlights and posts on my Instagram and TikTok. That will give you a first hand, visual account of what it’s like on board a Princess Cruise. If you have any questions about Princess Cruises feel free to send me a message on social.