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Island Princess

Not quite so grand but still unique

Island Princess, the first cruise ship ever to be christened in Vancouver in July 2003, followed in the wake - literally - of her sister ship Coral Princess.

Island PrincessThe 1,970-passenger superliner combined all the options of Princess’s other ships, plus more staterooms with private balconies than any other ship in its fleet, while still possessing the ability to pass through the Panama Canal.

Among the ground-breaking features aboard Island Princess, passengers will find the Bayou Cafe, the first New Orleans-style restaurant at sea, featuring traditional Cajun and Creole specialties and live jazz; as well as the Universe Lounge, a dramatic two-deck performance venue equipped with the latest lighting and digital sound and video systems.

She offers the same vast array of public room space as Princess’s renowned larger “Grand-class” ships but, in a twist, it is spread over two decks and with fewer passengers aboard.

And there are some additional unique features including

  • The Churchill Lounge, a haven for cigar aficionados
  • Crooners, a 1960s-era martini bar
  • A Paris-themed casino
  • Full Lotus Spa
  • Wedding chapel
  • Nine-hole putting course
  • 24-hour Internet Cafe
  • Extensive children’s center

  • Vital statistics

    Operated by Princess Cruises
    Built by Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France
    Entered service: July 2003
    Registered: Bermuda
    Gross tonnage: 92,000 tons
    Cost: $360 million
    Passengers: 1,970
    Crew: 900
    Passenger decks: 11
    Lifts: 14
    Cabins: 987 including

    Length: 964ft
    Width: 106ft
    Draught: 27ft
    Engines: diesel-electric


    Two main dining rooms (two sittings), alternative dining options, two show lounges, casino, cinema, three swimming pools, five hot tubs, fitness centre, expansive spa, golf simulator and putting green, internet cafe, library, wedding chapel, self-service launderette.

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