Cruise Line: Princess Cruises
Entered service: Aug 1999/Nov 2002
Onboard currency: US Dollar
Passengers (lower berths): 688
Length: 181 metres
Beam: 25.5 metres
Draft: 6.0 metres
Built in 1999 as R3 for Renaissance Cruises, Pacific Princess entered service for Princess Cruises in April 2002, after the Renaissance bankruptcy.
Pacific Princess is well known as the “Love Boat”, but the original Love Boat has been retired.
The Pacific Princess is one of the smaller ships within Princess Cruises’ fleet and caters more to travellers who want longer itineraries, more exotic ports of calls and fewer family-friendly elements. Pacific Princess will visit New Zealand on a round-the-world voyage this season, carrying mostly North Americans.
Princess Cruises does not allow passengers to bring liquor onboard and even that purchased onboard the duty free shop is retained until the last day of the cruise. Wine or champagne brought onboard at embarkation or in port are however allowed in the onboard restaurants with a corkage charge of USD15 and limited to one per person.