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  • Princess-Cruises-private-balcony - If you choose a Balcony Stateroom on your Princess cruise, you'll be able to take in the passing seascapes in comfort and in private.
  • Ocean-View-Double-Balcony-Princess-Cruises - The Ocean View Double Stateroom with Balcony offers a furnished balcony patio, a bathroom with shower, spacious closet, desk, TV and twin or queen size bed. This is a shot of Emerald Princess; check with your Cruiseable cruise specialst for precise room details on the ship you're considering.
  • Princess-Cruises-stateroom-balcony - Stay in a luxurious stateroom on your Princess Cruise for a roomy private balcony where you can take in the parade of sights in solitude.
  • balcony-stateroom-Princess-Cruises - Enjoy a beautiful ocean view and personal service from crew while staying in a balcony stateroom on your Princess cruise.
  • balcony-stateroom-view-Princess-Cruises - Room with a view: Guests get a private veranda to take in the passing parade of eye candy when they book a balcony stateroom aboard Princess Cruises.
  • Ocean-Princess-in-BoraBora - Ocean Princess — the smallest ship in the Princess fleet along with her twin, Pacific Princess — moors off the beautiful tropical paradise of Bora Bora.
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  • Ocean-Princess-Tromso-Norway - Ocean Princess in Tromsø, Norway.
  • Princess-Cruises-private-balcony - If you choose a Balcony Stateroom on your Princess cruise, you'll be able to take in the passing seascapes in comfort and in private.
  • Ocean-Princess-in-French-Polynesia -  Ocean Princess — the smallest ship in the Princess fleet alongside her twin, Pacific Princess — sails through the emerald lagoon of Taha’a in French Polynesia.
  • Lobster-tail-dish - A  broiled Lobster Tail and King Prawns dish straight from the Princess Cruises kitchen.
  • Princess-Cruises-Lotus-Spa-2 - Rediscover serenity in the treatment room of the Lotus Spa aboard your Princess ship. Treat yourself to a body wrap, body therapy or a number of other spa services.
  • Princess-Cruises-Lotus-Spa - Make time for serenity during your Princess Cruise. Head to the Lotus Spa to relax and get pampered with a body wrap, body therapy or a number of other spa services.
  • Ocean-Princess at-Ny-AleSund-Norway - Ocean Princess at Ny-Ålesund, Norway.
  • Teen-Center-Princess-Cruises-2 -  The Teen Center onboard your Princess ship gives young passengers lots of ways to stay active and entertained.
  • gondolas-Venice - Gondolas in the waning afternoon hours in the Grand Canal of Venice, a city that combines history and romance.
  • Ocean-Princess-Tallinn-Estonia - Ocean Princess departing Tallinn, Estonia.
  • Ocean-Princess-in-BoraBora - Ocean Princess — the smallest ship in the Princess fleet along with her twin, Pacific Princess — moors off the beautiful tropical paradise of Bora Bora.
  • Ocean-Princess-in-BoraBora-2 - Book a sailing on Ocean Princess to take in the breathtaking beauty of Bora Bora.
  • Sabitinis-restaurant-Princess-Cruises-2 - Sabitini's Italian Restaurant aboard your Princess ship offers guests a wide selection of Mediterranean dishes.
  • Lobster-tail-dish - A  broiled Lobster Tail and King Prawns dish straight from the Princess Cruises kitchen.
  • chocolate-souffle - A chocolate souffle dessert tops off a meal during a Princess Cruises sailing.
  • Princess-Cruises-balcony-dining - Dining with a view for two: Guests who choose a Balcony Stateroom get to soak up the views on their private veranda.
  • Sabitinis-restaurant-Princess-Cruises - Enjoy Mediterranean fare and attentive service at Sabitini's Italian Restaurant aboard your Princess ship.
  • International-Cafe-Princess-Cruises - The International Café is a 24-hour cafe you'll find in the Piazza aboard your Princess ship.
  • Master-Chef- Alfredo-Marzi - Master Chef Alfredo Marzi, a graduate of one of Paris's top culinary institutes, supervises Princess's culinary offerings.
  • International-Cafe-seating - The International Café aboard your Princess cruise offers guests an easy dining option, no matter the time of day or night. (This is a shot aboard Royal Princess.)
  • Sabitinis-restaurant-Princess-Cruises-2 - Sabitini's Italian Restaurant aboard your Princess ship offers guests a wide selection of Mediterranean dishes.
  • chocolate-tiramisu.jpg - Chocolate tiramisu mascarpone cream and espresso gelato, part of Chocolate Journeys on Princess Cruises.
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  • afternoon-tea-princess.jpg - Enjoy afternoon tea with complimentary chocolates on your Princess cruise.
  • Chefs-Princess-Scholarship-at-Sea - Learn new cooking skills with seasoned chefs during your cruise. Princess Cruises' ScholarShip@Sea Program offers up to 40 enrichment classes on every voyage.
  • Princess-Cruises-wait-staff - Look for attentive service from the crew's wait staff during your Princess cruise.
  • Princess-Cruises-Lotus-Spa-massage - The Lotus Spa aboard your Princess ship offers massages, facials, scrubs, body therapy, body wraps, Botox and acupuncture.
  • Princess-Cruises-Lotus-Spa - Make time for serenity during your Princess Cruise. Head to the Lotus Spa to relax and get pampered with a body wrap, body therapy or a number of other spa services.
  • Princess-Cruises-captain - The ship's captain and crew frequenty interact with guests during a Princess cruise.
  • Chateubriand-dinner-Princess-Cruises - A Chateaubriand steak with vegetables served to guests on a Princess cruise.
  • Menage-a-Trois-dessert - Try the Ménage à Trois dessert — a raspberry chocolate dish of delicious decadence — on your Princess cruise.
  • Princess-Cruises-production - Princess Cruises offers several sources of live entertainment, such as its renowned production shows.
  • Youth-Center-Princess-Cruises - Bringing your little one on board? The Youth Center aboard your Princess ship offers a venue full of activities, including drawing and face painting.
  • Teen-Center-Princess-Cruises - Princess Cruises' Teen Center offers passengers ages 13-17 lots of entertainment and activities suited for their age group.
  • Teen-Center-Princess-Cruises-2 -  The Teen Center onboard your Princess ship gives young passengers lots of ways to stay active and entertained.
  • Princess-Cruises-Lotus-Spa-2 - Rediscover serenity in the treatment room of the Lotus Spa aboard your Princess ship. Treat yourself to a body wrap, body therapy or a number of other spa services.
  • couple-on-aft-rail.jpg - Ramp up the romance with your special someone on a Princess cruise.
  • girl-eating-pizza-on-deck.jpg - A young woman eats pizza on the deck of a Princess cruise.
  • fitness-yoga.jpg - Keep up with your fitness or yoga regimen on a Princess cruise.
  • Princess-Cruises-group-fitness.jpg - An instructor leads a fitness class on Princess Cruises.
  • Suite-Princess-Cruises - Choose a Suite on your Princess ship to get a separate sitting area and coffee table, furnished balcony, large walk-in closet, two flat-panel TVs, a twin or queen bed and exclusive amentities. Discuss the room that's right for you with a Cruiseable travel professional.
  • Gibraltar-Casemate-Square - Stroll through Gibraltar and stop for refreshments at Casemates Square.
  • gondolas-Venice - Gondolas in the waning afternoon hours in the Grand Canal of Venice, a city that combines history and romance.
  • Ocean-Princess-in-French-Polynesia -  Ocean Princess — the smallest ship in the Princess fleet alongside her twin, Pacific Princess — sails through the emerald lagoon of Taha’a in French Polynesia.
  • Ocean-Princess-in-BoraBora - Ocean Princess — the smallest ship in the Princess fleet along with her twin, Pacific Princess — moors off the beautiful tropical paradise of Bora Bora.
  • Ocean-Princess-in-BoraBora-2 - Book a sailing on Ocean Princess to take in the breathtaking beauty of Bora Bora.
  • Peterhof-Palace-and-Grand-Cascade-St-Petersburg - Grand Peterhof Palace and the Grand Cascade in St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • Gibraltar-Barbary-Macaques - The famed Barbary Macaques make themselves seen on the Rock of Gibraltar.
  • Gibraltar-airport - The Gibraltar Airport stands in the shadow of the Rock.
  • Gibraltar-St-Michael-Caves - St. Michael's Cave is the most visited of the more than 150 caves in Gibraltar.
  • Gibraltar-Moorish-fort - Moorish fortifications in Gibraltar signal the contested nature of the region over the centuries.
  • Gibraltar-cable-car - Visitors to Gibraltar can take the cable car to the Top of the Rock.
  • Gibraltar-drum-corps - British pageantry on display as the Corps of Drums of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment passes by the Convent.
  • Gibraltar-Strait - The Strait of Gibraltar, separating Africa and Europe, brings visitors from across the globe.

Ocean Princess: A globe-sailing culinary-rich cruise ship

Have you sailed on Ocean Princess? We'd love to hear your take and see your photos. The following information was curated by Cruiseable.

Snapshot

Princess Cruises' 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 small community of 680 passengers as you indulge in the warm, welcoming service and Princess Cruise ambiance.  Celebrate a special occasion or treat yourself to an incredible meal, freshly prepared in one of the elegant restaurants, the Sterling Steakhouse or Sabatini's, featuring menus your taste buds won't soon forget.

Who will like sailing on Ocean Princess 

The majority of Ocean Princess' passengers are over the age of 40, with the average overall age falling somewhere between 50 and 55. Kids are welcome, although not plentiful, but some young couples enjoy these cruises as well.  Most passengers are North American, although there is often decent showing from Europe and Australia/New Zealand.

Where Ocean Princess sails

Ocean Princess reigns the seven seas. She offers cruises to the Caribbean, Indian Ocean, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Africa, Scandinavia, Mediterranean, Europe and South America. You can sail on a transatlantic or transpacific cruise as well.

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Dining

Choice cuisine and culinary specialists make dining an event on Ocean Princess. At any hour, wherever you go on your Princess ship, chefs are busy baking, grilling, steaming and sautéing  the ingredients of your next meal. Bread and pastries are baked fresh three times a day, and sauces are prepared by hand.

Variety is the spice of life, especially when it comes to dining. Whether you feel like a multi-course meal in a formal dining room or a hand-tossed pizza, Princess meets your every mood. From elegant specialty restaurants to themed buffets on deck, the variety of venues and dining options will satisfy any craving.

Princess offers you the choice of traditional dining, specialty dining or casual dining.

Enjoy Mediterranean fare and attentive service at Sabitini's Italian Restaurant aboard your Princess ship.
Courtesy of Princess CruisesEnjoy Mediterranean fare and attentive service at Sabitini's Italian Restaurant aboard your Princess ship. 

Traditional

Traditional dining is the classic cruise experience, allowing you to dine at set times with the same table mates and wait staff each evening. Menus featuring creatively prepared appetizers, entrees and desserts that changes each day of your voyage as well as several healthy Lotus Spa selections.

Specialty restaurants

  • 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. Passengers even enjoy the unique option of choosing their own cut from a presentation tray, and watching as the chef cooks their selection. 

Casual fare

  • Panorama Buffet: Offers a wide selection of buffet meals or snacks. Floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning sea views is a backdrop for your quick breakfast or casual dinner.
  • Afternoon tea: Indulge in afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, pastries, scones, cookies, music and white-glove service.
  • Room service: The complimentary room-service menu includes sandwiches, salads, a selection of hot dishes and delicacies from the pastry shop; plus, coffee, iced tea and milk are available 24-hours a day.
  • Ultimate balcony dining: Dine al fresco, with a multicourse dinner, served on your balcony by a dedicated waitstaff. Or if you prefer, a refreshing breakfast option is available.

Activities

Whether you love activity or crave tranquility, Princess offers everything you need for a relaxing, rejuvenating retreat, including a wide variety of freshly prepared cuisine and innovative experiences all designed to help you escape completely.

  • [email protected]: From enrichment lectures to cooking demonstrations, digital photography workshops to wine tasting, [email protected] programs are designed to make learning fun.
  • Lotus Spa: The goal at Princess is to return you to the world renewed in body, mind and spirit. The Lotus Spa and Fitness Center features spa treatments, beauty salon services and the latest in equipment, as well as personal trainers and a variety of different classes throughout the day.
  • Poolside activities: Swim, sun and enjoy yourself in one of many pools. Relax under a retractable glass dome on a terrace above the rolling wake, or work up a sweat and make some of your own waves in a swim-against-the-current pool.
  • Library: The Princess ships are stocked with an extensive library, including contemporary titles in a wide range of categories and books related to specific cruise itineraries. Princess onboard libraries have collections of up to 2,000 books.
Rediscover serenity in the treatment room of the Lotus Spa aboard your Princess ship. Treat yourself to a body wrap, body therapy or a number of other spa services.
Courtesy of Princess CruisesRediscover serenity in the treatment room of the Lotus Spa aboard your Princess ship. Treat yourself to a body wrap, body therapy or a number of other spa services.

Nightlife

  • Production shows: Princess Signature Shows are featured on every cruise, entertaining passengers with lively music, eye-catching choreography, and some of the largest casts at sea.
  • Dancing, karaoke & comedy: Move to the rhythm of the disco beat or take a spin in the ballroom. Give your abs a workout with belly laughs, catch a stand-up comedy act or belt out a song in the karaoke lounge.
  • Bars & lounges: One of the ship’'s cozy lounges or swanky bars serves as a perfect place to meet up with shipboard friends for some cocktails.
  • Casino: Games of chance worthy of Las Vegas beckon including blackjack, roulette, craps and slot machines.
  • Princess Cruises Book Club: This book club offers an opportunity for fascinating literary discussions among passengers.

Kids & teens

With Princess, young kids and teens have their own kind of fun — and their own place to hang out. The youth and teen centers are fully equipped with everything from the latest video games and movies, to arts and crafts, foosball tables, board games and jukeboxes. For the littlest ones, activities like kids' karaoke, pizza parties, pajama nights and more are available.

This ship's activities run the age-appropriate gamut for those under 18 —from Princess Pelicans to Shockwaves to Remix — and include:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Ice cream parties
  • Board games
  • Kids/teens dinners
Princess Cruises' Teen Center offers passengers ages 13-17 lots of entertainment and activities suited for their age group.
Courtesy of Princess CruisesPrincess Cruises' Teen Center offers passengers ages 13-17 lots of entertainment and activities suited for their age group.

Your take

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Ocean Princess
  • Where: French Polynesia

  • What: Ocean Princess
  • Where: St. Petersburg, Russia

  • What: Lotus Spa
  • Where: Ocean Princess
  • Cross the Atlantic or Pacific oceans in style on the Ocean Princess.
  • Bread and pastries are baked three times a day.
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning sea views are the backdrop for almost every meal.
  • High tea on the high seas — tea and scones anyone?
  • Dine al fresco on your balcony served by a dedicated waitstaff.

Top dining options on board

Sabatini's

  • Style: Italian
  • Additional cost
  • Open: Dinner

Main dining

  • Style: Seafood
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

International Cafe

  • Style: International
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Fast facts

672 Passengers [?]
373 Crew
11 Decks
1998 Maiden voyage
30,277 Tonnage [?]
592 Length in feet
83 Width in feet (max beam)
21 speed (mph) [?]

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