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
Arrive in Dover and board Pacific Princess for your fourteen night cruise.
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: Portland, England
Today the ship drops anchor on the isle of Portland - located off the World Heritage Coast in the South of England. The isle is rich in bird, animal and plant life and is also home to a wide selection of indigenous butterflies. Head to the east of the island to visit Church Ope Cove and the East Weares rocky landscape. Pay a visit to Portland's Quarries, the Merchant's Incline, Portland Castle and Portland Bill Lighthouse. Follow the Legacy Trail circular walk - taking in Pulpit Rock and the east and west cliff tops en-route. Admire the sculptures and scenery at Tout Quarry Sculpture Park and Nature Reserve. The off-shore waters are also perfect for angling, sailing and diving.
Day 4: Falmouth (for Cornwall), England
Falmouth is a bustling fishing port on the Cornish coastline. Stroll along the dock side to discover all things nautical at the National Maritime Museum. Spend the day sunbathing on nearby Gyllngvase and Swanpool beaches; climb the 111 granite steps of Jacob's Ladder to the main square; enjoy the panoramic views from Pendennis Castle; or admire the exotic flora and fauna at Fox Rosehill Garden. You can also catch a ferry to St. Mawes and the Roseland or head out on a boat for a fishing trip. Venture further afield on a scenic drive to Land's End or visit the art and craft galleries at St Ives.
Day 5: Waterford, England
Step ashore today in the beautiful seaport of Waterford in southeast Ireland. Dating back to Viking times, this magical city still retains part of its ancient walled core and visits to Reginald's Tower, Bishop's Palace, the Waterford Museum of Treasures and the Viking Triangle reveal Waterford's fascinating heritage. Home to the famous hand-crafted Waterford Crystal glass manufacturer since 1783; you can explore how this glassware is created on a factory tour. Discover scenic countryside on a cycle ride or walk along the Waterford Greenway - a 46km off-road trail along the old railway line between Waterford and Dungarvan. Or why not follow the Waterford Garden Trail to admire the rich variety of flora and fauna at Abbey Road Gardens, Curraghmore House & Gardens, Lismore Castle Gardens, and Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens? Discover family-friendly fun at Activate Waterford, Hawkeye Falconry, Waterford & Suir Valley Railway, and the People's Park.
Day 6: Holyhead, Wales
Holyhead is located on the north-western tip of Wales and is the largest town on the Isle of Anglesey. Explore the port's maritime past at Holyhead Maritime Museum. Admire the medieval castle towns of Beaumaris, Conwy and Caernarfon along the Welsh coastline. Take a tour through the mountains, valleys and towns of the nearby Snowdonia National Park, with Mount Snowdon as its impressive backdrop. Get up close the animals, butterflies and reptiles at Pili Plas Nature World. Follow the 400 steps over to the South Stack Lighthouse on its own off-shore island.
Day 7: 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 8: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Belfast, capital of Northern Ireland, enjoys a wonderful setting of high hills, sea lough and river valley. Its name originated from the Gaelic ‘Beal Feirste’ meaning ‘mouth of the sandy fjord’. Founded in the 17th century, the city prospered becoming one of the world’s leading industrial names, and was home to Harland and Wolff – the shipbuilders who built the ill-fated Titanic. Despite its more recent political troubles, Belfast has emerged as a vibrant, alluring destination. Amidst its beautiful Victorian buildings you can shop in stylish boutiques, sip a Guinness in one of its charming old pubs or take a scenic stroll in Barnett Demesne park. The centrepiece is the City Hall, completed in 1906, with its domed roof and grand Italian marble staircase. Other points of interest on the city include Belfast Cathedral, which has the largest Celtic Cross in Ireland plus Celtic themed mosaics and stained glass, Belfast Castle, sitting on the slopes of Cave Hill, and Belfast Zoo.
Day 10: Portree (Isle of Skye), Scotland
Portree is the largest town on the Isle of Skye. Visit Somerled Square in the centre of town with its mercat cross and war memorial, before indulging in retail therapy in the quaint shops on Wentworth Street. Pay a visit to the Aros Centre to discover Skye's history, birdlife and dramatic scenery through interactive exhibits and audio-visual presentations. Head out of town to admire the spectacular scenery of Trotternish Ridge and rock formations such as Kilt Rock, the Old Man of Storr and the pinnacles of the Quaraing.
Day 11: Kirkwall (for Orkney Islands), Scotland
Kirkwall is both the largest town and the capital of the Orkney Islands. This vibrant and busy port town was granted Royal Burgh status by James III of Scotland in 1486 and is the main transport and port hub in the Orkneys. The medieval St Magnus Cathedral dominates the skyline, with the Earl's and Bishop's Palaces close by. Step back in time at Orkney Museum in Tankerness House before strolling around its delightful walled gardens. Explore the art of whisky making at Scapa Distillery or shop for souvenirs at the niche shops and boutiques in the town centre.
Day 12: Rosyth (for Edinburgh), Scotland
The Scottish town of Rosyth is situated on the Firth of Forth and was founded as a garden city. It was built to form part of the coastal port of Dunfermline which began in 1909. Best known for its large dockyards; Rosyth was formerly the Royal Naval Dockyard Rosyth. Dating back to the 1450s; Rosyth Castle is an unexpected find in Rosyth Docks and is only accessible at low tide. Nearby to Rosyth is Dunfermline Palace, a ruined former Scottish Royal Palace and a must on any visit to the area. Don't forget to see the iconic Forth Bridge which is considered the symbol of Scotland and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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 13: Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Newcastle sits on the River Tyne in England's North East. Explore Tyneside's rich history at Discovery Museum and the Great North Museum, or learn about innovation and science at the Centre for Life. Indulge in retail therapy around Eldon Square or take a tour of St James' Park - home to Newcastle United Football Club. Escape to the tranquil surroundings of Jesmond Dene or step back in time at the open-air Beamish Museum. Cross Gateshead Millennium Bridge to visit Gateshead music centre and the BALTIC Centre of Contemporary Art; keeping your eyes peeled for the Angel of the North in the distance. Venture further afield to the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Durham City, Hadrian's Roman Wall and Alnwick Castle.
Day 15: Dover, UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and make your way home.