Princess Cruises

Island Princess® from Princess Cruises®

Sails From: Barcelona, Ft. Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Paris, Rome (Civitavecchia), Venice, Zurich

Sails to: Europe, Europe Cruisetour, France, Greece/Greek Isles, Italy, Mediterranean, Panama Canal, Spain, Turkey, USA

Island Princess was built to offer you the exclusive experience of sailing through the Panama Canal. A high percentage of balcony staterooms give guests the chance to view this feat of engineering up-close, or take in stunning views of spectacular glaciers during cruises to Alaska. Featured on just one other Princess ship, the Bayou Café and SteakhouseSM is a unique dining venue onboard in which to enjoy authentic New Orleans cuisine accompanied by live jazz.

Quick Statistics:
Year Built: 2003
Year Refurbished: 2010
Year Entered Present Fleet: 2003
Previous Name: N/A
Country of Registry: Bermuda
Tonnage (GRT): 92,000
Guests (Lowers): 1,974
Total Guests: 2,586
Passenger Decks: 11
Number of Crew: 900
Officers' Nationality: British/Italian
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International
Quick Statistics:
Total Rooms (all categories): 987
Suites: 208
Balconies: 527
Ocean/River View: 144
Interior: 108
Accessible: 20

Shipboard Policies

  • Special Dietary Needs - Advance Notice Required
    Princess is happy to meet your request for low-sodium, low-fat, low-sugar, and vegetarian diets. Guests may visit Cruise Personalizer® on the Princess website ( to indicate dietary preferences.

    In addition, kosher meals and baby food are available upon advance written request. Any other special diet requests must be authorized in advance by the Princess corporate office.

    Guests or their travel agent must advise Princess, in writing, of any special diet, allergies, or medical needs. Requests must be received no later than 35 days prior to departure for cruises to Alaska, Canada/New England, Caribbean, Hawaii, Mexico, Panama Canal and Coastal Getaways. For all other cruises, requests must be received no later than 65 days prior to departure. Once onboard, please check with the Maitre D' to confirm the request.

  • Internet Access
    Internet access is available on all Princess vessels through the 24-hour onboard internet café and wireless network, which is available in staterooms and various public areas.

    Guests can use the state-of-the-art computer systems located in the internet café to access their web-based email accounts or to browse the internet. Guests may also use their own wireless-enabled laptops to access the internet through the onboard wireless network.

    Guests may contact the Internet Café Manager onboard for information regarding the charges that apply to internet and wireless services, and any other specific requirements.

    Please note that internet access via satellite is significantly slower than high-speed connections on shore. Princess reserves the right to filter content accessed via the ship's internet services. High bandwidth consuming applications - such as voice over IP telephony, peer-to-peer file sharing, and streaming media - may be restricted onboard Princess vessels.

  • Medical Emergencies
    The shipboard medical centers are primarily intended to provide acute care for illness and accidents that may occur while on vacation and are not intended to provide long-term care for patients with chronic illnesses or as a substitute for regular health care.

    The medical centers are intended to provide quality maritime medical care for guests and crew members aboard the ships; initiate appropriate stabilization, diagnostic and therapeutic maneuvers for critically ill or mentally unstable patients; support, comfort and care for patients onboard; and facilitate the timely medical evacuation of patients, if appropriate.

    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 registered in Bermuda. 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.

    All pregnant women are required to produce a physician’s letter stating that mother and baby are in good health, fit to travel and the pregnancy is not high-risk. The letter must also include the estimated date of delivery (EDD) calculated from both Last Menstrual Period (LMP) and ultrasound (if performed).

    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:

    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
    The use of electronic cigarettes is permitted in all areas onboard with the exception of dining areas and the Princess Theater. However, should a fellow guest in the vicinity feel inconvenienced and complain, even after being told the difference between electronic and real cigarettes, the guest will be asked to refrain from smoking the electronic cigarette.

  • 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.

    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 ( Alternatively, guests may contact CareVacations at 877-478-7827 or 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, like any other items, may not be left outside the stateroom. Because of staffing limitations, it is recommended that guests travel with a companion who is physically able to assist them both onboard and onshore.

    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 “stair climber” to assist passengers up and down the gangway. Passengers must transfer to a Princess wheelchair, which is connected to the stair climber and operated by the ship’s personnel. Guests may be precluded from going ashore if they cannot transfer or if their personal mobility device cannot be easily disembarked. With the safety and comfort of guests in mind, the decision to permit or prohibit passengers from going ashore will be made on each occasion by the ship’s Captain, and the decision will be final. Ports that normally use tenders to access the shore are noted on the itinerary.

    The maximum weight of the wheelchair including guest cannot exceed 600 lbs. on transportation lifts. If the guests has purchased a Princess Transfer at the start or end of the cruise, they must be made aware that lift-equipped transportation may not be available in their port of embarkation or disembarkation.

    Tender Port Policy
    The goal of Princess Cruises is to provide a safe comfortable cruise experience for all guests. If a guest will be using a mobility device during their sailing, it is strongly recommended that they travel with a person physically fit to assist with the guest's needs both onboard and ashore. Embarking and disembarking can be challenging for those with limited mobility. Many major ports of call provide easy access for wheelchairs and scooters. However, due to various conditions - steepness of the gangway, weather, shore-side facilities, tidal and sea conditions - passengers using mobility devices may be required to transfer to a stair climber or be precluded from going ashore. Princess staff will make every effort to assist but are not allowed to individually physically lift more than 50 pounds (22 kg).

    Some ports of call require the ship to anchor off shore. Passengers are then taken to shore by small boats or tenders. When tendering is required, passengers using mobility devices will not be transferred into or out of the tender, if lifting in excess of the above limitation is required. Many tender ports do not provide wheelchair access so even if the passenger can board the tender they may not be able to disembark ashore. Again the shore-side facilities, movement of the tender, weather and tidal conditions can also preclude tendering.

    The decision to allow any passenger to board a tender or disembark the vessel will be made by the Captain on the basis of the safety and welfare of all involved and is final. If passengers are unable to tender or disembark because of circumstances outlined above there will be no refund or credit for missed ports. While Princess recognizes guests' disappointment, the safety of both guests and crew takes precedence.

    Entry regulations for service animals vary by port. Passengers are advised to consult authorities at each port prior to departure for more information. Princess does not have food onboard for animals. The choice of dog litter material is limited and varies by ship.

    Electronic Assistance Devices
    Princess ships are equipped with “All-in-One Kits” with TTY that can be used in most passenger cabins and at Princess wilderness lodges. Most televisions onboard provide closed captioning and most onboard theaters have assisted listening devices. Electric outlets in most staterooms are limited to one and it is helpful to travel with an extension cord for electrical equipment. Princess also offers JAWS Professional software with a KOSS-TD/80 headset on one terminal in each Internet Café on every ship.

Public Rooms

  • Bar(s)/Lounge(s)
  • Multi-Level Atrium
  • Card Room
  • Chapel / Wedding Chapel
  • Library
  • Internet Café
  • Show Lounge
  • Casino
  • Nightclub

Stateroom Amenities

  • Television / Radio
  • In-Stateroom Movies
  • Private Safe
  • Direct Dial Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Minibar and/or Refrigerator
  • Bath Amenities/Toiletries
  • Nightly Turndown Service
  • Showers and/or Bath Tubs
  • Suites


  • Art Auctions
  • Classes and Workshops
  • Educational/Enrichment Programs
  • Live Bands
  • Movies Under the Stars®
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Wine Tasting Seminars


  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Dining Style: Anytime Dining
  • Dining Style: Traditional Dining
  • Dining Style: Formal Nights and Casual Evenings
  • Formal Restaurant(s)
  • Casual Dining Venue(s)
  • Alternative Specialty Restaurant(s)
  • 24-hour Room Service

Other Facilities

  • Elevators
  • Beauty Salon
  • Boutique(s) (duty-free)
  • Tuxedo Rental
  • Self-Service Laundromat
  • Concierge Desk
  • Infirmary / Medical Center
    The onboard medical facilities meet or exceed the standards established by the American College of Emergency Physicians. Facilities are staffed by full-time registered doctors and nurses. In addition to twice-daily office hours, they are available 24 hours a day in the event of an emergency.
  • Laundry Service (nominal fee)
  • Business Services
  • Safe Deposit Boxes

Sports, Health and Fitness

  • Fitness Center
  • Yoga and/or Pilates Instructionsses
  • Personal Training
  • Putting Greens
  • Outdoor Swiming Pool(s)
  • Full Service Spa
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Whirlpool(s)
  • Aerobics and/or Cardio Instruction
  • Weight Machines
  • Free Weights
  • Cardio Equipment
  • Volleyball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Ping Pong
  • Basketball

Children and Teens

  • Dedicated Children's Center
  • Dedicated Teen Center
  • Teen Programs
  • Youth Counselor Staff
    Princess offers entertaining options for kids ages 3-17. Scheduled activities are supervised by a specially trained staff of dedicated Youth Activities Coordinators. However, Youth Center staff cannot administer medication, bottle-feed, change diapers, provide meal service, or offer individual one-on-one supervision. Children must be 3 years of age or older and fully potty trained to participate in the youth program.
  • Youth Programs
Sail Date Departs Destination Price From  
Fri 3/6/2015 Los Angeles 15-night Panama Canal Cruise $1,699
Fri 3/6/2015 Los Angeles 32-night Panama Canal & Mediterranean Grand Adventure Cruise $3,899
Sat 3/21/2015 Ft. Lauderdale 17-night Venetian Passage Cruise $1,099
Fri 5/15/2015 Zurich 19-night Europe/Mediterranean-Swiss Splendors & Lake Como Cruisetour #4A $5,699
Fri 5/22/2015 Venice 12-night Grand Mediterranean Cruise $1,899
Thu 5/28/2015 Paris 18-night Europe/Mediterranean-Paris & French Countryside Cruisetour #2A $5,799
Wed 6/3/2015 Barcelona 12-night Grand Mediterranean Cruise $2,099
Mon 6/8/2015 Zurich 19-night Europe/Mediterranean-Swiss Splendors & Lake Como Cruisetour #4A $5,549
Mon 6/15/2015 Venice 12-night Grand Mediterranean Cruise $2,099
Sun 6/21/2015 Paris 18-night Europe/Mediterranean-Paris & French Countryside Cruisetour #2A $5,799
Sat 6/27/2015 Barcelona 12-night Grand Mediterranean Cruise $2,099
Thu 7/2/2015 Zurich 19-night Europe/Mediterranean-Swiss Splendors & Lake Como Cruisetour #4A $5,949
Thu 7/9/2015 Venice 12-night Grand Mediterranean Cruise $2,499
Wed 7/15/2015 Paris 18-night Europe/Mediterranean-Paris & French Countryside Cruisetour #2A $6,199
Tue 7/21/2015 Barcelona 12-night Grand Mediterranean Cruise $2,499
Sun 7/26/2015 Zurich 19-night Europe/Mediterranean-Swiss Splendors & Lake Como Cruisetour #4A $5,899
Sun 8/2/2015 Venice 12-night Grand Mediterranean Cruise $2,449
Sat 8/8/2015 Paris 18-night Europe/Mediterranean-Paris & French Countryside Cruisetour #2A $6,099
Fri 8/14/2015 Barcelona 12-night Grand Mediterranean Cruise $2,399
Wed 8/19/2015 Zurich 19-night Europe/Mediterranean-Swiss Splendors & Lake Como Cruisetour #4A $5,849
Wed 8/26/2015 Venice 12-night Grand Mediterranean Cruise $2,399
Tue 9/1/2015 Paris 18-night Europe/Mediterranean-Paris & French Countryside Cruisetour #2A $6,099
Mon 9/7/2015 Barcelona 12-night Grand Mediterranean Cruise $2,449
Sat 9/12/2015 Zurich 19-night Europe/Mediterranean-Swiss Splendors & Lake Como Cruisetour #4A $5,749
Sat 9/19/2015 Venice 12-night Grand Mediterranean Cruise $2,299
Fri 9/25/2015 Paris 18-night Europe/Mediterranean-Paris & French Countryside Cruisetour #2A $5,999
Thu 10/1/2015 Barcelona 12-night Grand Mediterranean Cruise $2,299
Tue 10/6/2015 Zurich 19-night Europe/Mediterranean-Swiss Splendors & Lake Como Cruisetour #4B $5,749
Tue 10/13/2015 Venice 12-night Grand Mediterranean to Rome Cruise $2,299
Sun 10/25/2015 Rome (Civitavecchia) 12-night Grand Mediterranean to Rome Cruise $2,299
Sun 10/25/2015 Rome (Civitavecchia) 31-night Mediterranean Grand Adventure Cruise $4,299
Fri 10/30/2015 Zurich 26-night Transatlantic-Swiss Splendors & Lake Como Cruisetour #4C $5,549
Fri 11/6/2015 Venice 19-night Venetian Passage Cruise $2,099
Wed 11/25/2015 Ft. Lauderdale 10-night Roundtrip Panama Canal Cruise $999
Sat 12/5/2015 Ft. Lauderdale 15-night Panama Canal Cruise $1,799
Sun 12/20/2015 Los Angeles 15-night Panama Canal Cruise $2,299
Mon 1/4/2016 Ft. Lauderdale 10-night Roundtrip Panama Canal Cruise $1,299
Thu 1/14/2016 Ft. Lauderdale 10-night Roundtrip Panama Canal Cruise $1,299
Sun 1/24/2016 Ft. Lauderdale 10-night Roundtrip Panama Canal Cruise $1,299
Wed 2/3/2016 Ft. Lauderdale 15-night Panama Canal Cruise $2,199
Thu 2/18/2016 Los Angeles 15-night Panama Canal Cruise $2,199
Fri 3/4/2016 Ft. Lauderdale 10-night Roundtrip Panama Canal Cruise $1,449
Mon 3/14/2016 Ft. Lauderdale 10-night Roundtrip Panama Canal Cruise $1,449
Thu 3/24/2016 Ft. Lauderdale 15-night Panama Canal Cruise $2,199
Fri 4/8/2016 Los Angeles 15-night Panama Canal Cruise $2,199
Sat 4/23/2016 Ft. Lauderdale 15-night Panama Canal Cruise $2,199
Sat 4/23/2016 Ft. Lauderdale 18-night Panama Canal Grand Adventure Cruise $2,349
Sun 5/8/2016 Los Angeles 3-night Pacific Coastal Cruise $249

Deckplan Overview Please click on the appropriate deck below for more information.

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of January 2014. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.



  • Traditional Dining
    Traditional dining is the classic cruise experience, allowing you to dine at set times with the same table mates and wait staff each evening.
  • Anytime Diningsm
    With flexible Anytime Diningsm, you dine when you choose, with whomever you want. Eat early with new friends one night, and enjoy a late dinner for just the two of you the next.
  • Bayou Café & Steakhouse
    An elegant ambiance pervades the Bayou Café & Steakhouse, providing diners with the perfect setting for an evening spent enjoying a sumptuous meal of New Orleans cuisine.


  • Princess Theater
    Princess Theater features a full schedule of evening entertainment, including live music, stand-up comedy, and first-run feature films. With wonderful acoustics, a modern sound and lighting system, and great sight lines from every seat, you can settle in anywhere and enjoy the show.
  • Crooners Martini Bar
    Stylish and sophisticated, Crooners Martini Bar is a popular place to unwind after dinner. Meet up with friends and fellow guests and partake in some lively conversation over a few drinks from the innovative martini menu.
  • Universe Lounge
    Vibrating with two stories of live energy, the Universe Lounge's vibrant interior design, and state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems set the stage for exciting entertainment that ranges from live music to comedy to variety shows.

Other Areas of the Ship

  • The Sanctuary
    Get a soothing massage, relax in a lounge chair with a complimentary MP3 player, and enjoy delicious spa fare and refreshing drinks served by the Serenity Stewards
  • Freshwater Swimming Pools
    Cool off with a refreshing dip in one of the freshwater swimming pools, where you can splash around, swim against the current in select pools, or simply relax and let your cares fade away.
  • Churchill Lounge
    Beautiful wood décor, sweeping ocean views, and plush seating welcome you to the Churchill Lounge, which boasts an exceptional menu of premium liquors and a humidor stocked with a selection of the world's best cigars.

Youth Facilities

  • Princess Pelicans® (Ages 3-7)
    Princess' youngest program participants enjoy a boatload of activities, which now offer a series of fun and interactive science activities from the California Science Center. Facilities for Princess Pelicans include toddler play areas, art corners, game tables, splash pools and jukeboxes.

    Activities Include:

    • Arts and crafts
    • Disco nights
    • Movies and cartoons
    • Talent shows
    • Educational workshops
    • T-shirt coloring
    • Kids Fun Fair
    • Klutz® craft activities
    • Kindermusik® at Sea
    • Birthday parties
    • Kids dance parties
    • Pajama parties
    • Afternoon ice cream
    • Kids-only dinners
    • Pizza and ice cream parties
  • Shockwaves® (Ages 8-12)
    Activities Include:

    • Karaoke
    • Playstation®2/3 and Wii tournaments
    • Movies and cartoons
    • Scavenger hunts
    • Talent shows
    • ‘Science on the Seas’ program
    • Sports tournaments
    • Jr.CHEF@Sea
    • Kids Fun Fair
    • Klutz® craft activities
    • Birthday parties
    • Kids dance parties
    • Pajama parties
    • Afternoon ice cream
    • Kids-only dinners
    • Pizza and ice cream parties
  • REMIX® (Ages 13-17)
    Activities Include:

    • Sports Competitions
    • Late-night movies
    • Talent shows
    • Casino night
    • DJ workshops
    • Casino night
    • Hip-Hop dance classes
    • Teen makeovers
    • Playstation®2/3 and Wii tournaments
    • Scavenger hunts
    • Dance parties
    • Hot Tub parties
    • Pizza parties
    • 'Mocktail' parties
    • Teens-only formal dinners

The following special offers apply to select sailings aboard this ship. To see more information click the details link for any promotion.

  • Up to $300 per Stateroom Shipboard Credit for Mini-Suites and Suites OR Free Oceanview to Balcony Upgrades Details >>

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