Pacific Princess joined the Princess Cruises' fleet in April 2003. As one of the Small Ships of Princess, she sets sail with just 680 passengers and presents an intimate cruise experience in graceful and refined surroundings. From the moment you step into the exclusive club style atmosphere of the central reception area, you'll instantly feel at home. An impressive array of luxury staterooms and on-board facilities await across eleven decks, including four restaurants, eight bars, a state-of-the-art spa, a spacious pool deck, and an eclectic mix of entertainment venues.
At sea days are the best time to enjoy the highlights of Pacific Princess. Unwind as you soak up the sun poolside or relax in the bubbling hot tubs. Escape to the Lotus Spa for a spot of top to work toe pampering or indulge in a spot of retail therapy in designer boutiques. Enrich your mind with a Scholarship@sea class or settle down in the Regency-style library with a book. Add activity to your day with a work out in the fitness area or perfect your swing at the golf practice cage. Days in port open up a world of adventure, culinary experiences, and famous sights to explore. Days at sea give you the opportunity to truly savour the ship's highlights. The Lido Deck with its Lido Pool, Lotus Pool and a plethora of eateries and bars is the heartbeat of the ship. One deck up discover the adult-only oasis of The Sanctuary, where private cabanas and luxury padded loungers create an aura of calm. This feeling continues in the Lotus Spa, perfect for indulgent hot stone massages and pampering treatments. The Youth Centre offers fun and games for 3 to 12 year olds, while the Teen Centre is tailor-made for teenagers. The impressive four-storey Atrium sets the night-time scene with abundant shops, bars and lounges, or there's Movies under the Stars on the outdoor Sun Deck.
Dining onboard Pacific Princess showcases a mix of traditional, speciality and casual options, coupled with impeccable service. The Club Restaurant hosts fixed time traditional dining, serving a five-course menu of gastronomic delights in elegant environs each evening. Casual dining in the Panorama Buffet includes dishes from around the globe and live cooking stations. Step on deck and tuck into freshly-made Italian pizzas or handmade burgers from the BBQ. Savour afternoon tea served at your table in the Club Restaurant.
The speciality restaurants on Pacific Princess offer a plethora of gourmet treats to tickle your tastebuds. Signature pastas and seafood specialities combine with Tuscan homestyle cuisine in Sabatini's Restaurant. Devour prime rib and premium steaks cooked-to-order in Sterling Steakhouse. Enjoy a romantic dinner for two under the stars with the Ultimate Balcony Dining experience.
A pair of speciality restaurants takes the culinary journey on Island Princess to a spectacular level. Sabatini's Restaurant showcases a menu of Italian and Mediterranean dishes alongside seafood specialities. Jazz music accompanies the traditional Cajon and Creole-inspired flavours in the Bayou Cafe, with seafood gumbo and chicken and chorizo jambalaya amongst the signature dishes.
A myriad of bars and lounges ensure you're never too far from your favourite tipple. Cocktails and ice cold beers in the Pool Bar come with ocean views. Socialise with friends in the elegant Club Bar. Unwind with a glass of wine and piano music in the chic Casino Bar. Indulge in freshly-baked cakes and pastries and coffee in the Patisserie.
Evenings on Pacific Princess offer something to match your every mood. The Cabaret Lounge hosts vocalists, comedians, dancers, live music, and first-run feature film shows. The Pacific Lounge is the perfect spot for relaxing with a cocktail as you enjoy live music and take to the dance floor for late night dancing. Chance your luck at the blackjack tables and slot machines in The Princess Casino.
Day 1: Dover, UK
Make your way to Dover Cruise Port ready to embark Pacific Princess and set sail for Jersey.
Day 2: St Helier, Jersey
St Helier is the capital of the Channel Island of Jersey. Step back in time at the Jersey War Tunnels and Elizabeth Castle. Admire the exhibits on display at Jersey Museum and Art Gallery or uncover the island's maritime past at the Maritime Museum. Formula 1 fans will be in their element amongst the collection of racing cars and trophies at The Mansell Collection. Get up close to endangered species at Jersey Zoo or explore the conservation programmes and free-roaming animals at Durrell Wildlife Park. Travel further afield to taste the Jersey-produced wine, brandy, and cider on a tour of La Mare Wine Estate or visit Jersey Lavender Farm and neighbouring Reg's Garden at St Brelade's Bay. The hilltop Mont Orgueil Castle, overlooking the east coast village of Gorey, is well-worth a visit too.
Day 3: Milford Haven, Wales
The Welsh port town of Milford Haven sits on the north side of the Milford Haven Estuary in Pembrokeshire and is one of the deepest natural harbours in the world. Discover Milford Haven's seafaring past at Milford Haven Heritage & Maritime Museum in the former Customs House. Explore the chic shops, cafes, and restaurants that line the Milford Waterfront and perhaps go ten-pin bowling at the ten-lane Phoenix Bowl. Go for a walk along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path that runs through the town and see the nearby picturesque Lindsway Bay and Sandy Haven.
Day 4: Dublin, Ireland
Experience the vibrant culture and famous Irish 'craic' in the Republic of Ireland’s capital city — Dublin. Pay a visit to the country's largest church - St Patrick's Cathedral - as well as Dublin Castle, National Museum of Ireland, and Irish Museum of Modern Art. Explore the gardens and elegant squares of Trinity College and sample a glass of the country's favourite drink on a tour of Guinness Storehouse at St James's Gate Brewery. Wander the famous streets of the Temple Bar district and enjoy delicious food, live music and traditional ales.
Day 6: Invergordon, Scotland
Invergordon is located on the north-shore of Cromarty Firth at the heart of the Highlands of Scotland. Pay a visit to Invergordon Naval & Heritage Museum, Cromarty Courthouse, and Hugh Miller's Cottage & Museum. Admire the colourful 'Off the Wall' murals painted on the side of the town's buildings. Take a trip in search of the Loch Ness monster at Loch Ness. Journey to nearby Inverness and explore Landmark Park, Cawdor Castle, Culloden Moor Battlefield, Glen Ord Distillery, and The Scottish Kiltmaker Visitor Centre.
Day 7 – 8: Rosyth (Edinburgh), Scotland
Edinburgh is home to the famous Royal Mile which leads upwards to Edinburgh Castle. The streets of the city's Old Town are lined with medieval buildings, while its modern streets are filled with trendy bars, world-famous shops and innovative restaurants. Visit the Scottish Parliament Building, National Museum of Scotland, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, and the beautiful Princes Street Gardens. You can tour the 16th-century Palace of Holyroodhouse — former home of Mary, Queen of Scots — and take a scenic stroll up Arthur's Seat. Step aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia or explore the world of whisky making at the Scotch Whisky Experience.
Day 9: Dover, UK
Today your cruise comes to an end, disembark the ship and make our way home.