Island Princess Cruise Ship Profile

Ship Features, Itinerary, News, Photos, Review, Accommodations, Notable Rooms, Dining Venues, Kid's Areas, Deck Plan, Outdoor Spaces, Smoking Sections



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CDC Ratings

Sanitation Report

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2011 Rating 97 (Mar)
2011 Rating 98 (Dec)
2012 Rating 96 (May)
2013 Rating 97 (Apr)
2013 Rating 95 (Jul)
2013 Rating 99 (Dec)
2014 Rating 100 (Jun)
2014 Rating 100 (Nov)
2016 Rating 98 (Jan)
2016 Rating 97 (Jun)
2016 Rating 95 (Dec)
2019 Rating 99 (Nov)

The Center For Disease Control (CDC) performs unannounced inspections, which are conducted twice a year and required for any cruise ship with an international itinerary calling at a U.S. port. Vessels are evaluated proper food handling, preparation and storage procedures, and overall galley cleanliness. Ships’ potable water supplies used in spas and pools are evaluated, as well.

Deck Plan

Sports Deck 16

Deck Chess Set, Shuffleboard, Splash Pool, Sports Court

Sun Deck 15

The Sanctuary, Princess Links, Movies Under the Stars

Lido Deck 14

Horizon Court, Lido Pool and Bar, Pizzeria, Ice Cream Bar, Lotus Pool, Lotus Spa, Fitness Center

Aloha Deck 11

Splash Pool, Passenger Staterooms, Youth Center, Youth Center Pool, Teen Center

Baja Deck 10

Passenger Staterooms

Caribe Deck 9

Passenger Staterooms

Dolphin Deck 8

Passenger Staterooms

Emerald Deck

Passenger Staterooms, Internet Cafe, Card Room, Library (midship)

Promenade Deck 7

Bayou Cafe and Steakhouse, Internet Cafe, Crooners, Churchill Lounge, Chapel, Princess Theater, Sabatini's, Universe Lounge, Wheelhouse bar

Fiesta Deck 6

Boutiques, Calypso Cove, Explorer's Lounge, Meridian Bay, Photo Gallery, Princess Theater, Provence Dining Room, Princess Casino, Universe Lounge

Plaza Deck 5

La Patisserie, Shore Excursion desk and Passenger Services, Bordeaux dining room

Gala Deck4

Medical Center

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Adults Only Area

The Sanctuary

Located on Deck 15 (aft), The Sanctuary is the perfect place to take a break and indulge in a private getaway with a plush, outdoor spa-inspired setting, complete with massage cabanas, signature beverages, light meals, attentive service and personal entertainment. Serenity Stewards are on hand to provide everything from a chilled face towel and Evian water atomizers, to a menu of healthy beverages and fare. Half-day passes for The Sanctuary are available for $10 per person, for 8 am to 12:30 pm or 1 pm to 5 pm.

The Sanctuary features two outdoor private cabanas where guests can also take advantage of the exclusive Lotus Spa Services at The Sanctuary. (additional fee).

* Prices subject to change - updated Dec 2013.

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Outdoor Features

Pool Areas

Lido Pool with three hot tub, Lotus Pool with two hot tubs (aft). Pirate's View Hot Tub and Splash Pool. Swim-against-the-current Lap Pool.

Movies Under the Stars

Poolside HD theater. Movies and more.

Sports Deck

Basketball Court, Jogging Track, Golf Simulators, Princess Links.

Lotus Pool and Lotus Spa

Located on Riviera Deck aft.

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Island Princess

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Island Princess was built to Panamax size – this means she can offer you the exclusive experience of sailing through the Panama Canal! A high percentage of balcony staterooms give passengers 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 Steakhouse is a unique dining venue onboard in which to enjoy authentic New Orleans cuisine accompanied by live jazz.

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Ship Class: Panamax

Launched: 2003

Refurbished: 2009

GRT: 92,000

Length: 964 ft.

Draft: 27 ft.

Speed: 21 Knots

Passengers: 1.950

Island Princess Bridge Cam


Standard Stateroom Amenities

Fresh fruit (by request), evening bed turn-down, chocolates on your pillow, complimentary shampoo, conditioner and body lotion, Waffle weave cloth bathrobes (available upon request from your stateroom steward), bottles of liquor and stateroom bar packages available for purchase at non-duty-free prices through room service or from designated bar locations, private safe and refrigerator, 110-volt, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings, and electric hair dryer.

Stateroom sizes

Inside 156-166 Sq. ft.
Ocean View 162-212 Sq. ft.
Balcony 217-248 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Mini-Suite 280-302 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Suite 280-470 Sq. ft. w/veranda



Interior staterooms come standard with twin beds that convert to a queen, private bathroom with shower, hair dryer, safe, desk, and refrigerator. Some staterooms include pullman beds for extra passengers.

Ocean View

These staterooms come standard with twin beds that convert to a queen, private bathroom with shower, hair dryer, safe, desk, and refrigerator. Some staterooms include pullman beds for extra passengers. Most staterooms will have a picture window, although a few may be port holes.


Balcony staterooms come standard with twin beds that convert to a queen, private bathroom with shower, hair dryer, safe, desk, refrigerator, and balcony with patio furniture. Some staterooms include pullman beds for extra passengers. Premium balconies are larger and some are rear-facing staterooms.


In addition to standard amenities, mini-suite passengers receive a welcome glass of champagne, two televisions, a sitting area with a sofabed,  two flat-panel televisions, and a spacious closet. Some mini-suites have a pullman for a fourth passenger.

Suite Amenities

In addition to standard amenities, suite passengers receive a DVD/CD player and free access to a DVD library, complimentary web access in the Internet Café, laundry and dry cleaning, use of the Lotus Spa Thermal Suite (select ships), one-time free mini-bar setup, walk-in closet with a safe, soundstation with dock for iPod, two flat-panel televisions, upgraded bathroom amenities , and use of the Disembarkation Lounge. In suites with a balcony, the patio furniture accommodates up to four people.

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Dining Venues

($) = Specialty restaurant, surcharges apply

Provence Dining Room

Traditional fixed seating restaurant in a formal venue.

Bordeaux Dining Room

Anytime dining restaurant in a formal venue.

Horizon Court

At the forefront of 24-hour dining, the Horizon Court offers a round-the-clock venue for buffet meals or snacks. In addition, the restaurant operates a late-night bistro with a set menu and sit-down service from 10 pm to 4 am.

The Bar & Grill

Burgers, hot dogs and more located on Lido Deck.

Princess Pizza

Grab a slice of the best pizza at sea in the Pizzeria.


Light menu.

Afternoon Tea

Indulge in afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, pastries, scones, cookies, music and white-glove service. Enjoy a wide selection of premium teas — from Earl Grey to herbal infusions.

Bayou Cafe and Steakhouse ($)

A spicy mixture of French, Spanish and African influences, New Orleans cuisine is one of the oldest culture-driven cooking styles in American history. Here, passengers will enjoy traditional Cajun-and Creole-influenced dishes such as peel-and-eat shrimp, gumbos, jambalaya, and crawfish. *$20.00 surcharge per person.

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 ship's top European waiters and perhaps even a song from the pizza chef as he creates Princess' famous pies. * $25 cover charge.

Ultimate Balcony Dining ($)

Ultimate Balcony Dining features a hosted cocktail party, fresh flowers, champagne and a deluxe four-course meal featuring delicate sweet lobster tail or juicy steak among many available delicacies.
Or, opt for a breakfast which includes specialty pastries, fresh fruits, quiche, smoked salmon and other special treats served with a half bottle of French champagne.

Room Service

Princess provides 24-hour room service, enabling passengers to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in the privacy of their own staterooms or enjoying the view from their balconies. In addition to the always-available room service menu, passengers can also enjoy items from the day's main menu in their staterooms.

* Prices subject to change - updated Dec 2013

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Notable Rooms

Princess Theater

Catch a nightly signature show in the main showroom.

Universe Lounge

Featuring comedy acts, movies and more in a lounge setting.

The Princess Casino

Play slots, cards, roulette and more.

Explorer's Lounge

Catch a show in this Cabaret-style venue.

Wheelhouse Bar

Step into the Wheelhouse Bar onboard for a taste of British tradition.

Churchill Lounge

Relax in the cigar lounge in the company of a glass of single malt whiskey or vintage port in one hand and a Montecristo in the other.

Crooners Bar

Martini bar with live music.

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Kids Only

Please note: To participate in the Youth Program, children must be at least 3 years old and potty trained. However, children under 3 are welcome to join in the fun if supervised by a parent at all times.

Princess Pelicans

Ages 3-12

Kids-only dance parties, movies and cartoons, ice cream and pizza parties, t-shirt coloring, pajama parties, fun fairs, and art projects.


Ages 8-12

Kids-only dinners, dance parties, movies, video games, scavenger hunts, karaoke and talent shows, sports tournaments, California Science Center workshops, Jr. CHEF @Sea, Klutz®projects, and theme nights.

Remix Teen Lounge

Ages 13-17

Teens-only dance parties, late-night movies, sports tournaments, casino night, talent shows, formal dinners, DJ workshops, PlayStation® and Wii® equipment, foosball tables and more.

No signing in or out of the club required.

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