The Ultimate Guide to Princess Cruises


In this guide, you can find everything you need to know about Princess Cruises. Including Princess Cruises drinks packages, dining options, whats included in the price of your cruise, cruise entertainment, cruise desitinations and information on all the ships.

Dining on Princess Cruises

Find out more about complementary dining and specialty dining options on Princess Cruises here. 


Drinks Packages

Find out more about drinks packages on Princess Cruises here. 


Gratuities on Princess Cruises cost $15.50 USD per person/per night for suites, $14.50 USD per person/per night for mini-suites and club class, and $13.50 USD per person/per night for interior, oceanview, and balcony staterooms.

A 15% gratuity is added to bar charges, dining room wine accounts and Lotus Spa services.

For sailings departing from and returning to Australia and New Zealand gratuities are already included in the cost of your cruise.


The Sanctuary

The Princess Cruises Sanctuary Half-day pass costs $20 per person. This can be used from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1 to 5 p.m.

The Princess Cruises Sanctuary Full-day passes cost $40 per person.

During special cruise experiences, such as cruising through Glacier Bay or the Suez Canal, prices can vary. Check your cruise personiser prior to sailing.

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Additional Activities

Ultimate Ship Tour

The Princess Cruises Ultimate Ship Tour costs $150 USD per person and can be booked onboard at guest services.  

The guided tour takes guests behind the scenes and gives guests the chance to visit the Backstage Area where you can meet some of the singers or dancers, Galley and Food Production Areas where you will meet the chef, Engine Control Room, Incinerator Room, Print Shop, Photo Laboratory, Medical Center, Main Laundry, Funnel and Bridge.

As these are working areas the tour varies from time to time and you may not see all the areas listed here.

Wine Tasting  

The Grapevines Wine Tasting costs $9.95 USD per person. The experience features features 6 standard wines.

The Maitre ‘d Wine Tasting costs $25 USD per person. The experience features 6 premium wines and a selection of cannopays.

Royal Afternoon Tea

The Royal Afternoon tea is a white gloved premium afternoon tea experience.

Princess Cruises Royal Afternoon tea costs $10 USD per person or $20 USD per person with champagne.

A free afternoon tea experience is also available. Check the daily guide to see time and location.


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