Island Princess Cruise Ship
Be treated like a Princess or a Prince. The Island Princess is the perfect size ship for Hawaiian Island cruises. A cruise on the Island Princess Ship always gets amazing Island Princess cruise reviews from those who have taken it. As part of the Grand Class of ships, the Island Princess cruise ship has many innovations, including new ideas for activities and entertainment. Reviews for the Island Princess Cruise Ship reveal that you'll find onboard theme bars, lounges, and restaurants that take you on a tour of the world, while outside the warm islands or mighty mountain peaks pass by. There is room aboard for as many as 1,950 passengers to cruise in a blended world of laid-back elegance and regal comfort on the Island Princess Cruise Ship.
Offering style and luxury, the Island Princess Cruise Ship is what vacationing is all about. Island Princess Cruise Reviews detail several cruises departing from Los Angeles. Be sure to hit the sights of Hollywood before heading out to sea, and then spend four days enjoying all that Island Princess has to offer, knowing all the while that the wonders of paradise await you.
When you first arrive in Hilo during your Cruise on the Island Princess Ship, you'll want to get out into the surf and enjoy the fabulous beaches before you start to explore 'The Big Island,' which is twice the size of the other islands put together. Two massive volcano peaks rise high above this island, nearly 13,000 feet above sea level. Many coffee, pineapple, and macadamia nut plantations are located in the fertile soil underneath Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.
For a taste of the big city, island style, the capital city of Honolulu on the island of Oahu provides it all. Local culture is preserved here in the food and drink, and also in the royal Iolani Palace, the only remaining Royal palace in America. A visit to the memorial for the U.S.S. Arizona at the infamous site of Pearl Harbor and the USS Bowfin submarine museum are memorable experiences during a Cruise on the Island Princess Ship.
Maui is known for its tall palms rising up above white sand beaches, and the reefs, which make for great snorkeling. For breathtaking views of the island, take a downhill bicycle tour, or go down in an Atlantic submarine for a view of life under the sea. While the beaches and the surf here is famous, there is just as much beauty on inland Maui as there is on the coast, as passengers during a Cruise on the Island Princess Ship will surely discover.
For a true taste of the beauties of the tropics, Kauai is the answer. Known for the striking rainbows of the Waimea canyon, the sharp cliff faces along the Na Pali Coast, and the brilliant red blooms of the wiliwili flowers bursting all over near the port town of Nawiliwili. There are wonderful hikes through the forests and mountains, horseback and bike tours, and all sorts of water activities on this easygoing island.
Yeah, that's right?when you experience a Hawaii cruise Island Princess ship style, you'll also stop in Mexico. For a unique palate cleanser that adds another dimension to this trip, there is a stop in Ensenada on the Baja Peninsula before you make it back to L.A. Enjoy the drier, Mediterranean style climate of this port, known by many as the "Cinderella of the Pacific."
An entirely different experience is to be had on cruisetours during an Alaskan cruise on the Island Princess Ship. The Heart of Alaska and the Gulf of Alaska cruises stop in on the same ports, but one then departs into the inland for a trip to the mighty Mount McKinley.
From the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, an Alaskan cruise on the Island Princess Ship sails to the Salmon and Totem pole capital of the world, Ketchikan, Alaska, where salmon swim under stilted houses, and totem poles silently contemplate the scenes below. Growing from humble beginnings as a rough and tumble cultural crossroads of loggers, Native Americans, and prospectors, Ketchikan is a great historic city to see on your Island Princess Alaska cruise.
Another stop during your Alaskan cruise on the Island Princess Ship is Juneau, a city of many parks that resides only a short distance from the astonishing Mendenhall Glacier. While it is much bigger than Ketchikan, there are still no major arteries in or out of this capitol city; planes and boats are the only ways to get from here to the rest of the world. From this city on your Island Princess Alaska cruise, you could explore the wilderness and adventure options that abound.
This stop on your Alaskan cruise on the Island Princess ship is followed by two glorious days enjoying the majestic scenery of Glacier Bay and College Fjord. The Island Princess Alaska cruise ends at Whittier, an old encampment with extraordinary scenery best taken in by foot and kayak.
All of the six varieties of staterooms aboard the Island Princess come with personal showers and televisions. The Suite with Balcony has two televisions, a sitting room, and a separate bedroom; the Mini-suite with balcony has a small sitting room and a queen-sized bed. There also is an ocean-view Mini-suite, an ocean-view double, and an interior stateroom with two twins that convert into a queen.
The Personal Choice dining program allows Island Princess passengers to make their own schedule, and not be tethered to a dinner bell. There are two main dining rooms and two specialty restaurants, Sabatini's Trattoria and the Bayou Caf' a New Orleans style eatery featuring spicy Cajun cooking. You can also grab a burger at the poolside grill, a slice from an Italian Pizzeria, or order from room service any time day or night.
While at sea whether on a Island Princess Alaska cruise or a cruise to Hawaii you will find countless things to do onboard. Golfers can take a swing at the nine hole putting course or play Augusta and St Andrews on the golf simulator. There is a full-service gymnasium with all the workout equipment you?d find at a gym back home, and there are four swimming pools, one especially for kids. Kids and teens also can enjoy an arcade and television room. For rejuvenation, there is a Balinese themed spa with many treatments and services.
International and cosmopolitan is the theme at the many nightlife hot spots onboard the Island Princess. Feeling retro? Slip into the 60s styled martini bar. For a fine smoke, stop by the cigar bar, or if you?re looking for a big show, step over to the theater to see a Broadway-style show. The Wheelhouse Lounge is full of old memorabilia, and the Explorer's lounge has an Egyptian and Moroccan theme. The casino, where you can spin the roulette wheel or work the slots, has the flavors and essences of old London town.
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