Princess Cruises

Ocean Princess® from Princess Cruises®

Sails From: Cape Town, London (Dover), Miami, Rome (Civitavecchia)

Sails to: Africa, Arctic Circle, Baltic, British Isles, Caribbean, Eastern Caribbean, Europe, France, Iceland, Italy, Mediterranean, Middle East, Norway, Panama Canal, Russia, Scandinavia, Southern Caribbean, Spain

Ocean Princess is one of the Small Ships of Princess®, reserved for sailing some of the most exotic destinations in the world. Onboard you’ll bond with a smaller community of passengers as you indulge in the warm, welcoming service for which Princess Cruises is renowned. Celebrate a special occasion or treat yourself to an incredible meal, freshly prepared in one of her elegant restaurants, the Sterling SteakhouseSM or Sabatini’sSM, featuring menus your taste buds won’t soon forget.

Quick Statistics:
Year Built: 1999
Year Refurbished: 2012
Year Entered Present Fleet: 2002
Previous Name: R4, Tahitian Princess
Country of Registry: Bermuda
Tonnage (GRT): 30,277
Guests (Lowers): 672
Total Guests:
Passenger Decks: 9
Number of Crew: 375
Officers' Nationality: British/Italian
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International
Quick Statistics:
Total Rooms (all categories): 338
Suites: 62
Balconies: 170
Ocean/River View: 80
Interior: 26
Accessible: 4

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 (frozen entrées only) 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.

    All 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.

    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

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

Stateroom Amenities

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


  • Classes and Workshops
  • Educational/Enrichment Programs
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Live Bands
  • Dancing


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

Other Facilities

  • Business Services
  • Elevators
  • Beauty Salon
  • Boutique(s) (duty-free)
  • Tuxedo Rental
  • 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.
  • Safe Deposit Boxes

Sports, Health and Fitness

  • Outdoor Swiming Pool(s)
  • Full Service Spa
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Whirlpool(s)
  • Aerobics and/or Cardio Instruction
  • Weight Machines
  • Free Weights
  • Cardio Equipment
  • Shuffleboard
  • Ping Pong
  • Golf Cages and/or Golf Simulator
  • Fitness Center
  • Yoga and/or Pilates Instructionsses
  • Jogging Track

Children and Teens

  • Youth Programs
    Ocean Princess does not have dedicated Youth and Teen Centers. However, when 20 or more children, ages 3 to 17, are traveling aboard this ship, they will enjoy a varied schedule of supervised activities organized by a Youth Activities Manager.
Sail Date Departs Destination Price From  
Tue 5/5/2015 Cape Town 30-night West Africa Adventure Cruise $1,699
Thu 6/4/2015 London (Dover) 16-night Land of the Midnight Sun Cruise $1,698
Sat 6/20/2015 London (Dover) 14-night Scandinavia & Russia Collection Cruise $1,598
Sat 7/4/2015 London (Dover) 14-night Iceland & Norway Cruise $2,299
Sat 7/18/2015 London (Dover) 14-night Iceland & Norway Cruise $2,699
Sat 8/1/2015 London (Dover) 8-night Ireland, Scotland & Wales Cruise $1,699
Sun 8/9/2015 London (Dover) 8-night Ireland, Scotland & Wales Cruise $1,699
Mon 8/17/2015 London (Dover) 8-night Ireland, Scotland & Wales Cruise $1,699
Tue 8/25/2015 London (Dover) 14-night North Cape & Norwegian Fjords Cruise $3,699
Tue 8/25/2015 London (Dover) 28-night Scandinavia, Russia & North Cape Adventure Cruise $7,349
Tue 9/8/2015 London (Dover) 14-night Scandinavia & Russia Collection Cruise $3,699
Tue 9/22/2015 London (Dover) 36-night West Africa Adventure Cruise $3,999
Tue 9/22/2015 London (Dover) 71-night Africa & Indian Ocean Grand Adventure Cruise $9,599
Tue 9/22/2015 London (Dover) 89-night Africa & Atlantic Passage Grand Adventure Cruise $9,699
Wed 10/28/2015 Cape Town 35-night Indian Ocean Adventure Cruise $7,199
Wed 12/2/2015 Rome (Civitavecchia) 18-night Western Mediterranean Passage Cruise $1,899
Sun 12/20/2015 Miami 14-night Caribbean Connoisseur Cruise $2,499
Sun 1/3/2016 Miami 64-night Grand South America Cruise $11,499

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

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of February 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.
  • Sabatini's
    With a menu specializing in Italian cuisine and premium seafood, Sabatini's offers a refined yet casual atmosphere that includes extensive personal attention from the wait staff, and is sure to leave you feeling like you just stepped into an Italian ristorante.
  • Sterling Steakhouse
    The sophisticated Sterling Steakhouse features premium, cooked-to-order aged beef, along with other steakhouse favorites. Guests enjoy the unique option of choosing their own cut from a presentation tray and watching as the chef cooks their selection. Steaks are hand cut and expertly aged for incredible flavor. Or, if you prefer, a premium fish of the day is available.
  • Panorama Buffet
    If you're looking for a quick meal, the Panorama buffet is the place for you. Attractive décor and light, pleasant colors set the perfect tone for a casual meal of international fare.


  • Cabaret Lounge
    Guests on the Ocean Princess are treated to the best of everything, including entertainment. The Cabaret Lounge is equipped with a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system and presents a full schedule of entertainment including first-run movies, live music, variety shows and more.
  • Casino
    Satisfy your taste for excitement with a night of testing your luck, wits, and skill in the casino. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or a seasoned veteran; whether you prefer slots, roulette, blackjack or poker, this casino is home to the exhilaration you crave.
  • Club Bar
    Luxurious furniture, an ornate fireplace, and gorgeous wood paneling combine to exude a distinguished ambiance in the Club Bar, where you are invited to spend the evening unwinding over cocktails while you socialize with your fellow guests.
  • Tahitian Lounge
    Infused with a tropical ambiance from its vibrant colors, hardwood furnishings, and arrangements of tropical plants, the Tahitian Lounge is the perfect setting for a night of exotic cocktails, live music, dancing, and getting to know your fellow guests.

Other Areas of the Ship

  • 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.
  • Lotus Spa
    Dedicated to the complete rejuvenation of your body, mind and spirit, the onboard spa provides guests with access to a swimming pool, two hot tubs, a modern fitness center, and a full-service spa offering a comprehensive array of massage therapy, body treatments, and beauty services.

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