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Mediterranean Odyssey & Al Andalus Luxury Train Journey of Spain

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Deal ID: ANDAPR
DATES AVAILABLE: 27-Apr-2018
DURATION: 24 Days

Inclusions:

  • Airfare from Australia to Madrid
  • 2 nights at a 5 star Madrid Hotel
  • Airfare from Madrid to Seville
  • 7 days/6 nights onboard Al Andalus Luxury Train in a Deluxe Suite with private ensuite facilities
  • Full Breakfast served each day onboard the train
  • Lunch and dinner with wine, coffee or herbal teas
  • Programmed Excursions with transfer and entrance fees included
  • Stewardess guide throughout your journey
  • Musical performances and entertainment
  • Airfare from Seville to Barcelona
  • 2 nights at a 5 star Barcelona Hotel
  • 11 night Mediterranean Cruise onboard Crown Princess
  • All main meals, entertainment and port taxes onboard cruise
  • BONUS $100 shore excursion credit per cabin (Balcony or Suite cabins only)
  • 2 nights at a 5 star Rome Hotel
  • Airfare from Rome to Australia
  • Private airport and cruise port transfers

 

 

 

 

DATES AVAILABLE: 27-Apr-2018
DURATION: 24 Days
Mediterranean Odyssey & Al Andalus Luxury Train Journey of Spain - Pricing

Prices are to be considered as a guide only due to fluctuations in flight, hotel and cruise availability. Prices are based on per person, twin share unless otherwise stated. Some components may also require compulsory additional payments such as gratuities or visas. Prices are based on the lowest available cabin category at time of quoting therefore cabins may have an obstructed view at these rates. For unobstructed cabin categories please discuss your options with a travel consultant. Call or enquire now for up-to-date information.

This holiday is available from all departure points in Australia, if you don’t see your preferred city in the pricing below please call us and we’ll be happy to quote.

DEPARTURE CITY - Perth
PRICES FROM
  • Deluxe Suite Rail Cabin, Inside Cruise Cabin Twin Share
    $13,199
  • Deluxe Suite Rail Cabin, Oceanview Cruise Cabin Twin Share
    $13,849
  • Deluxe Suite Rail Cabin, Balcony Cruise Cabin Twin Share
    $14,399
DEPARTURE CITY - Sydney
PRICES FROM
  • Deluxe Suite Rail Cabin, Inside Cruise Cabin Twin Share
    $13,259
  • Deluxe Suite Rail Cabin, Oceanview Cruise Cabin Twin Share
    $13,969
  • Deluxe Suite Rail Cabin, Balcony Cruise Cabin Twin Share
    $14,519
DEPARTURE CITY - Melbourne
PRICES FROM
  • Deluxe Suite Rail Cabin, Inside Cruise Cabin Twin Share
    $13,259
  • Deluxe Suite Rail Cabin, Oceanview Cruise Cabin Twin Share
    $13,969
  • Deluxe Suite Rail Cabin, Balcony Cruise Cabin Twin Share
    $14,519
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DURATION: 24 Days

Al Andalus

The privilege of enjoying a palace on wheels.

The suites cars that today make up the Al Andalus were built in France for use by members of the British monarchy when travelling between Calais and the French Riviera.

Together with the saloon coaches, also built during the same epoch, they form a train with Belle Epoque air, without equal in comfort, elegance and space. In the Al Andalus, the original elements that make these coaches genuine railway classics, coexist with the latest technological advances, thus allowing travellers to enjoy maximum comfort and safety.

The ExperienceDining & Life OnboardAdditional Information

The Experience

The Trip Includes

  • Accommodation onboard in Deluxe Suite.
  • A la carte and buffet breakfasts every day.
  • All dinners and lunches, with the finest cuisine aboard the train or in top restaurants (including wine, water, soft drinks and coffee).
  • Welcome drink and snack.
  • Farewell dinner – gala party.
  • Traveling toiletries bag courtesy of Renfe Viajeros (with amenities and slippers).
  • Free mineral water available in the cabin’s minibar.
  • Activities on board: music and live performances, parties in the pub car, show cooking and cocktails, dancing, etc.
  • Tickets to museums, attractions and shows.
  • Excursions and scheduled tours.
  • Luxury coach accompanying the train along the trip.
  • Two Renfe train tickets with a 50% discount: one to the starting point and the other back from the end of the tourist trip.
  • Taxes and services.
  • Daily newspapers and magazines.
  • Security service.
  • Multilingual guide throughout the tour.
  • Excellent crew available (Expedition Leader, guide, waiters, cooks, technicians, etc).
  • Option of enjoying two private dinners/lunches in your compartment.
  • All non-alcoholic drinks available in the cabin’s minibar (complimentary).
  • The crew may unpack your luggage onto the wardrobe on arrival and pack it back on the last day.

Other services available at client’s expense:

  • Laundry service.
  • Bar service.

 

Dining

The local cuisine will influence each dish served on the different routes taken by this palace on wheels. The Andalusian gastronomy features world famous products such as olive oil, sherry or Jabugo Iberian ham, with dishes such as gazpacho and oxtail. A new generation of cooks is now bringing a blow of fresh air to the Mediterranean and Andalusian cooking traditions. On other routes throughout Spain, travellers will enjoy the excellent cuisine of Extremadura or taste cocido (typical stew) and roasts that have brought fame to Castile region.

Breakfast is always served onboard through a personal table service. There is also a varied buffet available. Local specialties will be presented during the tour in the form of sweets, tortillas, pies, cheeses, cold meats, etc., thereby ensuring that every day is different and original – even at the breakfast table. Lunches and dinners will be served both in the elegant train dining cars and at respected restaurants that make up our selection of restaurants during the journey.

Menus are set in advance, seeking a balance between the traditional cuisine of each area, the creativity of our professionals, and the innovation that has made Spanish chefs famous internationally. Nevertheless, special food requirements due to health or personal choice shall be addressed without prejudice to the quality of meals on offer. All you need to do is notify us – preferably at the time of booking – to ensure that your culinary needs are catered for on the journey.

Life Onboard

For the duration of the journey, the train Al Andalus will become your living room, your means of transportation, your socialising place, your bar, your bedroom: a hotel on wheels in which you sleep and wake up in a different place every day. The landscape passing by the window of your suite or the lounge where you are having a coffee is never the same. That simple fact makes the trip itself unique and unlike any other experience.

To ensure passengers a good night’s rest, the train will remain parked at a station at night. The train lounges are especially designed for relaxation and unfettered enjoyment of the evocative ambience, also offering the chance of sharing the company of fellow travellers. Many friendships have been formed over a drink onboard Al Andalus.

After dinner, an evening of entertainment. Every night is party night, with various live performances throughout the trip. Given the length of the train, these will not affect those who prefer retiring earlier to the privacy of their suite. You can also choose to have a quiet drink on one of the other saloon cars, or go for a stroll in whichever town we are spending the night. The train will remain parked at the station until the next morning.

In general, comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended for the daytime when we will be out and about on our excursions, while at night you can opt for more formal attire, although no particular dress code is required at any time.

Additoinal Information

THE CREW

The crew on our Luxury Tourist Trains consists of a team of professionals trained and ready to provide a perfect and personalised attention in different languages.

The team is led by the Trip Supervisor, who is responsible for bringing this rail cruise safely into port. This person can count on the help of all the other crew: the driver, guide, head waiter, cooks and waiters, music and entertainment organiser, maintenance personnel, bus driver and security staff, who will all make sure that passengers have nothing to do other than enjoy their journey.

The Trip Supervisor and the guide will become inseparable companions of the group, accompanying travellers throughout the journey and offering whatever information and advice they may need. The varied entertainment schedule onboard, in turn, will ensure an engaging and enjoyable time, encouraging the active participation of passengers.

All our crew, in coordination with the Trip Supervisor, are available for travellers 24/7, ensuring the same high level of quality and personal attention inside and outside the train.

DOCUMENTATION

All travellers must have documents confirming their identity. For foreigners, the documentation required for travelling by train is the same as that required to enter Spain from the country of origin. Spanish citizens may use their national ID cards or passports.

MONEY

The legal currency in Spain is the Euros. There is no obligation to tip.

MEDICINES AND HEALTHCARE

In Spain, medicines are purchased at pharmacies. Travellers from EU countries or states that have agreements in place with Spain, will benefit from the same pharmaceutical benefits as Spanish citizens. All trains have a first aid kit onboard, and the crew has been trained to use it. Furthermore, we are in continuous contact with health centres located along the different routes, in the case a traveller needs special medical attention.

VACCINES

No vaccination is necessary in Spain; nevertheless, as anywhere in the world, it is advisable to have had a recent tetanus jab and have undertaken the official immunisation vaccines.

TOBACCO

Smoking is prohibited in Spain in all enclosed public spaces (including public vehicles and public transport). Therefore, while on board, according to the current legislation travellers must refrain from smoking. However, each train journey stretch do not exceed 3-4 hours.

SECURITY

Overall, Spain is one of the safest countries in Europe for tourists. Our trains have a security service and a safe on board, in addition to security surveillance at all stations along the way.

COMMUNICATIONS

The El Transcantábrico Clásico, El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo, Al Ándalus and the El Expreso de La Robla trains have WiFi Internet and a computer in their social carriages so travellers can access the Internet, check email, etc. All cabins in the El Transcantabrico Clásico and El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo also feature WiFi connection (subject to coverage).

If you want to call abroad from Spain you must dial 00 followed by the country code and telephone number. If you wish to call a number in Spain from abroad, dial +34 (the country code for Spain) and then the 9-digit telephone number.

We recommend that foreign travellers wishing to use their mobile phones contact their operator to activate the international roaming service and enquire about costs.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Travellers on the Luxury Tourist Trains are only covered by the Compulsory Passenger Insurance (SOV in Spanish). Therefore it is advisable to take out specific travel insurance to cover cancellation, off-board accidents, illness or similar incidents, as recommended by your travel agent or insurer.

ACCESSIBILITY

Although all our Luxury Tourist Trains are refurbished and equipped with the latest technology, they are still vintage pieces; their interiors are laid out in a way that makes it impossible to move around on wheelchairs or walkers. Therefore, they are not accessible trains.

Nevertheless travel would be possible for a person with reduced mobility who is reasonably self-sufficient or travelling together with another passenger.

MINORS

When travelling with a child, a supplement or set price depending on the chosen train, will be charged. The Reservation Centre for Tourist Trains will be able to inform you of the possible accommodation arrangements and special prices in these cases.

Only the cabins in El Transcantabrico Gran Lujo and the train Al Andalus’ Deluxe Suites offer enough space for parents to place their own travel cot or to have an extra bed.

PETS

No pets are allowed, other than guide dogs accompanying their owner.

POWER SUPPLY

The power supply in Spain is 230V 50Hz, with Type F round 2-prong plug outlets.

 

Crown Princess

Quick Facts

  • Guests 3,080
  • Crew 1,200
  • Refurbished Nov 2011
  • Inaugural Cruise: June 14, 2006
  • Christener: Martha Stewart
  • Guest Cabins: 1,541
  • Number of Decks: 19
  • Tonnage: 113,561
  • Length: 952 feet
  • Height: 195 feet

Enjoy sweeping views of the world while sailing on Crown Princess. From her nearly 900 balconies to the breathtaking three-story Atrium, you’ll discover a relaxing atmosphere filled with an array of world class entertainment and dining options that will greet you each day when you return from making fascinating discoveries ashore.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

From the moment you step aboard, we want you to feel welcomed and right at home. And with attentive service from a friendly staff that knows what hospitality means, you’ll find your Princess ship truly is your home away from home.

Interior

These staterooms are the perfect place to recharge your batteries. Our most affordable option, featuring two twin beds or a queen-size bed. Other amenities include a refrigerator, hair dryer, TV, closet and bathroom with shower.

  • Approx. 158 to 162 sq ft.
  • Comfortable queen or two twin beds
  • Refrigerator.
  • Flat-panel television
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • 100% cotton, high-thread count linens
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service†
  • Spacious closet
  • Desk
  • Hair dryer & fine bathroom amenities
  • Digital security safe

▲3rd/4th berths available in select cabins.
†Charges apply for balcony dinner, pizza delivery and beverages. Subject to change.

Oceanview

Enjoy the added benefit of a view of the ocean from either a picture window or porthole that brings in natural light. This stateroom includes all the amenities of an interior room.

  • Approx. 146 to 206 sq. ft.
  • A spacious picture window for memorable views
  • Comfortable queen or two twin beds
  • Refrigerator.
  • Flat-panel television
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • 100% cotton, high-thread count linens
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service†
  • Spacious closet
  • Desk
  • Hair dryer & fine bathroom amenities
  • Digital security safe

Note: Some categories have portholes versus picture windows. Some stateroom views are partially to fully obstructed.

▲3rd/4th berths available in select cabins.
†Charges apply for balcony dinner, pizza delivery and beverages. Subject to change.

Balcony

This impressive stateroom offers the added indulgence of a balcony and gives you more space than a standard stateroom. Enjoy your own private outdoor space with a table, two chairs, and a relaxing view of the inspiring scenery surrounding you, whether a beautiful sunset over the ocean or a new city to explore. It’s also perfect to enjoy cocktails before dinner or a leisurely breakfast.

  • Approx. 214 to 222 sq. ft., including balcony
  • Balcony with 2 chairs and table
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Comfortable queen or two twin beds
  • Refrigerator.
  • Flat-panel television
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • 100% cotton, high-thread count linens
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service†
  • Spacious closet
  • Desk
  • Hair dryer & fine bathroom amenities
  • Digital security safe

▲3rd/4th berths available in select cabins.
†Charges apply for balcony dinner, pizza delivery and beverages. Subject to change.

Mini-Suite

Choose a luxurious Mini-Suite with balcony which is substantially larger than a Balcony stateroom and receive a complimentary welcome glass of Champagne. Mini-Suites include a separate sitting area with sofa bed, premium bathroom amenities and two flat-panel televisions. For families or groups needing a little extra space, Mini-Suites offer an appealing and affordable option.

  • Approx. 323 sq. ft., including balcony
  • Balcony with 2-4 chairs, table and ottoman
  • Bathroom tub and massage shower head with upgraded amenities
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Separate sitting area with sofa bed & coffee table
  • Complimentary welcome glass of Champagne on embarkation day
  • Luxury mattress topper and pillows
  • Two flat-panel televisions
  • Comfortable queen or two twin beds
  • Refrigerator.
  • 100% cotton, high-thread count linens
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service†
  • Spacious closet
  • Desk
  • Hair dryer & fine bathroom amenities
  • Digital security safe

▲3rd/4th berths available in select cabins.
†Charges apply for balcony dinner, pizza delivery and beverages. Subject to change.

Club Class Mini-Suite

A premium stateroom category featuring our best located Mini-Suite staterooms, as well as the great amenities found in all Mini-Suites — plus premier dining benefits and luxurious perks. Each night, enjoy Club Class Dining, an exclusive dining area featuring expedited seating with no wait, expanded menu options, dedicated wait staff and tableside preparations. Other amenities include priority embarkation and disembarkation, a complimentary one-time wine set-up and so much more!^

Standard Amenities:

  • Approximately 323 sq. ft., including balcony
  • Balcony with 2-4 chairs, table and ottoman
  • Bathroom tub and massage shower head with upgraded amenities
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Separate sitting area with sofa bed & coffee table
  • Complimentary welcome glass of Champagne on embarkation day
  • Luxury mattress topper and pillows
  • Two flat-panel televisions
  • Comfortable queen or two twin beds
  • Refrigerator.
  • 100% cotton, high-thread count linens
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service†
  • Spacious closet
  • Desk
  • Hair dryer & fine bathroom amenities
  • Digital security safe

Upgraded Amenities & Services:

  • The Princess Luxury Bed
  • Priority embarkation and disembarkation at the beginning and end of your cruise
  • One-time complimentary wine set-up^
  • Evening canapés, upon request
  • Luxurious terry shawl bathrobes

Club Class Dining:*

  • Exclusive area of the Main Dining Room
  • Expedited seating with minimal to no wait
  • Expanded menu options
  • Dedicated waitstaff
  • Uniquely-styled décor (Premium table linens only)
  • Table-side preparations

▲3rd/4th berths available in select cabins.
†Charges apply for balcony dinner, pizza delivery and beverages. Subject to change.
*Open every evening for dinner. Open for breakfast and lunch on sea days.
^Includes ½ bottle of red wine and ½ bottle of white wine on embarkation day.

Suite

Surrounding you with deluxe accommodations, a spacious Suite with balcony includes all the amenities of a Club Class Mini-Suite, plus incredible premiums. Enjoy more living space, a sofa bed and separate seating areas, and wonderfully enhanced amenities that range from priority embarkation and disembarkation to a complimentary mini-bar setup in suite and so much more.

Standard Amenities:

  • Approx. 460 to 932 sq. ft., including balcony
  • Luxury balcony furniture including 2 loungers, 4 chairs, table and ottoman
  • 2 floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Separate sitting area with sofa bed, chair and 2 tables
  • One complimentary mini-bar setup and free daily bottled water~
  • Spacious walk-in closet
  • Complimentary Lotus Spa® Thermal Suite access on select ships
  • Complimentary laundry and professional cleaning services
  • Complimentary dinner in a specialty restaurant on embarkation day^
  • Priority specialty dining and shore excursion reservation
  • Priority disembarkation at tender ports
  • Comfortable queen or two twin beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Two flat-panel televisions
  • Private bathroom with tub and separate shower
  • 100% cotton, high-thread count linens
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service†
  • Desk
  • Hair dryer & fine bathroom amenities
  • Digital security safe

▲3rd/4th berths available in select cabins.
†Charges apply for balcony dinner, pizza delivery and beverages. Subject to change.
^ Applicable on cruises six days or longer.
~On ships where Club Class Mini-Suites have rolled out.

INCLUDED DINING

Indulge your appetite whenever you wish on board Princess®. Every hour, our chefs are busy baking, grilling and sautéing great-tasting fare from scratch. Princess offers unparalleled inclusive dining options throughout the ship with a wide range of culinary delights to suit any palate, from endless buffet choice to gourmet pizza, frosty treats, decadent desserts and much more.

Anytime Dining

Just like a restaurant at home, Anytime Dining enables guests the freedom to dine when and with whom they wish, at any time between 5:30 PM and 10 PM. Reservations are available through an onboard dining hotline, but not required, and diners may choose to eat only with their own group, or be seated with other guests. The choice is yours.

Traditional Dining

Harkening back to the Golden Era of sea travel, our Traditional Dining option allows you to dine at the same time each day and enjoy the same tablemates and waitstaff throughout your voyage. Choose from either early or late seating.

Crafted By Curtis Stone

In the Main Dining Room, savor fresh new cuisine designed by award-winning Chef Curtis Stone during every voyage. Personal reflections on the menu by Chef Stone elaborate on each “Crafted” selection, prepared with the most authentic ingredients. Be enticed by dishes featuring delicious meats and seafood, fresh produce and vibrant, bold flavors.

Chocolate Journeys

There are few foods that inspire as much passion as chocolate, and master chocolatier Norman Love has designed some of the most decadent, hand-crafted treats exclusively for Princess’ Chocolate JourneysSM program. Trained in France, and named the Inaugural Inductee into the Chocolatier Hall of Fame by Dessert Professional Magazine, Chef Love combined premium quality chocolate with unique flavors and artful designs to mastermind his exclusive creations found in the main dining room and at Horizon Court.

International Café 

Open 24-hours a day, the International Café located in the Piazza is the place for an ever-changing array of small bite meals, treats and gourmet beverages. Grab a freshly baked croissant to start your day, snack on pies and quiche or choose from a wide variety of salads and sandwiches at lunchtime, and indulge in decadent desserts in the evening. Coffee and tea fans will love the New Grounds Crafted Coffee menu featuring a variety of specialty espresso-based drinks made from a custom blend of coffee beans, as well as iced tea fusions.

Horizon Court 

Horizon Court offers an endless selection that changes throughout the day to satisfy the most discriminating palate. Indulge in a delightful array of worldwide cuisine, freshly baked breads and regional comfort foods, in a casual setting at breakfast, lunch or dinner. Enjoy fresh fruits, signature pastas and desserts galore along with your favorite beverages and customizable features like create-your-own salads and sandwiches.

Trident Grill 

Follow your nose to the Trident Grill where the burgers are flipping and the hotdogs roasting, served with a variety of fixin’s and crisp fries. Veggie burgers, bratwurst and grilled chicken breast are also served and all are sure to hit the spot when you are relaxing out on deck.

Pizzeria 

It’s the “Best Pizza at Sea” says USA TODAY and we couldn’t agree more. Harkening back to our Italian heritage, our Neapolitan-style pizza is hand-tossed and freshly baked right on deck. From traditional favorites like margherita and pepperoni to the daily specials, you’ll find it nearly impossible to pass by without grabbing a slice – or two.

24-hour complimentary room service  

We offer 24-hour complimentary room service when you want to enjoy a quiet moment in your cabin eating a delicious club sandwich or maybe that slice of chocolate fudge cake you can’t forget. Treat yourself to breakfast in bed, or stay in for an intimate dinner, and perhaps even cocktails, in the comfort of your stateroom. 24-hour room service is just a phone call away.

Charges apply on select menu items.

SPECIALTY DINING

Dining on board a Princess cruise ship is a joyful celebration and our specialty restaurants always deliver an extraordinary experience. They are among the best at sea – or anywhere. We serve dishes made with the freshest ingredients, and our menus reflect regional flavors from around the world. You’ll find our specialty restaurants are the perfect place to celebrate any occasion.

Additional charges apply to dine at specialty restaurants and reservations are required. Menu items may vary by ship and are subject to change.

Sabatini’s

Our Italian specialty restaurant has been voted one of the “Best Cruise Ship Specialty Restaurants” at sea by USA TODAY. Savor Sabatini’s authentic offerings featuring signature pastas, Italian wines and an irresistible selection of delectable desserts, all celebrating our Italian culinary heritage.

Additional charges apply. Menu items may vary by ship and are subject to change.

Crown Grill

With a rich wood décor and a theater-style kitchen, it’s no wonder Crown Grill was named among the “Best Cruise Ship Steakhouses” by USA TODAY. Featuring premium aged beef and fresh seafood items, this specialty restaurant offers an intimate dining experience in a classically elegant setting and an open kitchen where chefs prepare and cook to order top-quality cuts of beef, chops and seafood.

Additional charges apply. Menu items may vary by ship and are subject to change.

The Salty Dog

A warm, inviting gastropub experience developed with Ernesto Uchimura, a founding chef of the original Umami Burger. Try one of our innovative gourmet creations inspired by pub favorites or devour “The Ernesto” a savory rib eye burger named “Best Burger at Sea” by Cruise Critic. Offering a unique variety of beer, whiskey and cocktail selections, plus live music, there’s something for everyone at this hip, friendly twist on traditional pub fare

Additional charge applies

Chef’s Table Experience

Taking dining to a new level, the Chef’s Table Experience includes pre-dinner cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the galley for you and a limited number of fellow guests. After your executive chef describes the specially designed menu for the night, participants are escorted to an intimate table for the main course, including pairing suggestions. Each couple receives a personalized autographed copy of Princess’ best-selling cookbook, a handwritten copy of the special menu and a complimentary photo.

Limited capacity, reservations required. Additional charge applies. Not available on Sun Princess® and Sea Princess® while in Australia.

Crab Shack

Seafood lovers won’t want to miss this full crab shack experience. An intriguing bistro option housed within the Horizon Court buffet, Crab Shack diners can savor Bayou-style boiled crawfish and spicy sausage, popcorn shrimp, steaming clam chowder and a tantalizing mixed steamer pot filled with snow crab, jumbo shrimp, clams and mussels.

Charges apply. Menu items may vary by ship and are subject to change.

Ultimate Balcony Dining

Choose a luxurious breakfast or experience the “ultimate” romantic dinner at sea: a sumptuous multi-course meal, including succulent lobster tail and juicy steak, your beverage of choice, hors d’oeuvres, all served right on the privacy of your own balcony by our dedicated waitstaff. Treat yourself to this unparalleled indulgence and savor food, views and memories that will never be forgotten.

Additional charges apply.

ACTIVITIES

On every Princess ship, you’ll find so many ways to play, day or night. Explore The Shops of Princess, celebrate cultures at our Festivals of the World or learn a new talent — our onboard activities will keep you engaged every moment of your cruise vacation.

Discovery at SEA

Our exclusive partnership with Discovery Communications™ lets you come back captivated with Stargazing on our top deck; activities featuring DiscoveryTM hit shows such as Shark Week and Finding Bigfoot; plus our new Encounters with Discovery at SEA™ speaker series. Get more out of your travels with shore excursions recommended by two of the most trusted names in world travel—Discovery™ and Animal Planet™

Festivals of the World

*On select sailings.

There’s nothing like a Princess party to bring people together. Our Festivals of the World hosts onboard events that celebrate timeless traditions from nearly every corner of the globe.* Parties and dancing, lively music and folkloric performances, enriching activities, themed movies and specialty shopping are just some of the ways our Festivals of the World come to life! From Oktoberfest to Rio’s Carnival, Festivals of the World is a gala event you won’t want to miss.

The Piazza

Discover Old World charm as you stroll through our breathtaking Piazza—a hub of activity, inspired by the vibrant squares of Europe. Roving street performers, quaint boutiques, a spiral staircase and several glass-walled lifts provide panoramic views. Visit the International Café for gourmet coffees, or marvel at the wine selection at Vines, voted one of the “Best Wine Bars at Sea,” by USA Today.

The Shops

It’s no surprise The Shops are awarded “Best Onboard Shopping” from Porthole magazine year after year. On board, you’ll find a fabulous range of fine merchandise from brands like Swarovski, Chanel, Estée Lauder, Clinique, Lancôme, Calvin Klein, Citizen and Tissot, plus local crafts, keepsakes and souvenirs. And everyday tax- and duty-free savings can add up to as much as 30% off suggested U.S. retail prices.

Art Gallery & Auctions

Great art, like the destinations we visit, can be awe-inspiring. Peruse our extensive art gallery, or attend an art history lecture highlighting some of the world’s greatest masters. And don’t miss our exciting Champagne Art Auctions, which give you the chance to view and bid on a wide range of fine art, including pieces by famous artists like Thomas Kinkade, Peter Max, and Michael Godard. There is no charge to attend these lively events.

Photo & Video Gallery

Our staff of digital photographers and videographers helps capture the highlights of your cruise including onboard events, ports and scenery for lasting memories of your trip. Our studio locations are set up in the Atrium each evening and all formal and casual portraits are on display in the gallery the following day. Please ask our staff about portrait packages, reprints and canvas reproductions of your favorite photos!

Sports Court

Feel the court under your feet and the thrill of victory as you sink the ball in for two points. No matter your athletic ability, there’s nothing like shooting a few hoops out in the middle of the ocean as you watch the sun set and the stars come out. Our Sports Court is not only set up for basketball but also for volleyball. Pick up a game, compete against fellow passengers for bragging rights, or start your own dream team.

Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs

Take a dip in our sparkling freshwater pools and leave your everyday world behind. Unwind on a padded lounger and soak up the sun, catch up on reading, listen to music or dream of your next adventure on board or ashore. And what better way to relax and revitalize after a day exploring the world than a long soak in one of our whirling hot tubs. And don’t forget, there is always a server nearby to bring you a refreshing cocktail or favorite beverage.

Princess Links

Imagine playing on the green while surrounded by a beautiful blue ocean. Whether you’re a dabbler or a devoted disciple of the game, our nine-hole miniature putting course will put your finer golfing skills to the test. After you play a round, step inside to try your hand at our golf simulator, which recreates some of the world’s greatest golf courses like St. Andrews and Pebble Beach so you can play and practice like a pro.

Internet Café & Library

Our Internet Café is filled with computers so it’s easy to access your mail account or browse the Internet for world news, sports and stock trading. Or bring your own electronic devices and access the Internet through our improved onboard wireless service. The Internet Café is open 24 hours a day. For those looking to absorb more traditional media, our onboard library is fully stocked with up to 2,000 books, many specifically tailored to your itinerary as well as the classics and best sellers.

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea is a treasured tradition whether it’s a special occasion, an intimate moment for two, a mother-daughter tea party or just quiet time for reflection. Enjoy a wide selection of teas, or coffee if you prefer, served by white-gloved waiters in formal attire. The setting is an elegant dining room, with tables crowned with sparkling samovars and a delicious array of tasty treats: freshly prepared finger sandwiches, cookies and cakes.

ENTERTAINMENT

Original musicals, dazzling magic shows, feature films, top comedians and nightclubs that get your feet movin’ and groovin’. There’s something happening around every corner; luckily, you have a whole cruise of days and nights to experience it all.

Movies Under the Stars

Throughout the day and night, our exclusive open-air poolside amphitheater is the go-to destination for feature films, thrilling concerts and exciting sporting events such as live football games. Cozy up under a fleece blanket in the comfortable lounger and feast on complimentary fresh-popped popcorn in the evening or delicious cookies and milk during the day, and enjoy that exciting car chase or mystery thriller on the giant screen.

Original Musical Productions

Crafted by some of the world’s top directors and choreographers, our remarkable and dynamic Princess productions transport you to realms as exotic as the destinations we visit. Imaginative shows created in-house feature dazzling stage sets, Broadway classics, popular hits and original numbers performed by some of the largest and most talented casts at sea.

Music & Dancing

When it comes to music and dancing we’ve got everything that your musical palette may desire. Whether it’s tapping your toes to cover bands, singing along in the piano bar, relaxing to classical strings or dancing the night away in the nightclub, you’ll be satisfied!

Vegas Style Casinos

From gaming lessons to the latest slot machines to prize tournaments, our Casinos offer fun and excitement. If you enjoy blackjack, or “21,” our tables play by Vegas rules and if you relish the challenge of roulette, we offer the American version. Our craps tables also let you take your best shot at becoming a high roller. Want to try Texas Hold ’Em? Our PokerPro® table shuffles, deals, splits pots and generates side pots instantly.

Featured Guest Entertainers

Grab a seat, order a cocktail and be prepared to be entertained by our lineup of world class entertainers. From magic to comedy, singers to instrumentalists, jugglers to balancing acts and much, much more, we search the globe for top talent to be featured on our ships. So get ready to be amazed, entertained, mesmerized or just laugh the night away!

Princess Theater

With dazzling stage sets, artists from around the globe, modern hits and timeless classics, the Princess Theater, our largest theater yet, showcases lavish, original productions with dynamic cast members in sumptuous surroundings. In this ultramodern theater, relax in a plush seat with unobstructed sight lines as the velvet curtain goes up, a state-of-the-art lighting system illuminates the stage, and it’s on with the show!

The Voice of the Ocean

Think you have what it takes to take the stage? Princess Cruises brings all the excitement and spectacle of TV’s hugely popular singing competition live and on stage with The Voice of the Ocean. Get ready to discover who among your fellow cruise passengers has what it takes to be a star! The contest features blind auditions, mentor sessions, the iconic “I Want You” chairs, three charismatic coaches and a grand finale performance where guests choose the winner. Rock to the songs. Thrill to the performances. Be a star!

Skywalkers Nightclub

Hot music and cool cocktails set to a DJ spinning popular club tunes is the ideal setting for a night of dancing. Gleaming, ultra modern and ultra cool, this hot spot invites a little stargazing while the colorful neon dance floor invites everyone to get up and boogie down. Boasting panoramic views from its vantage point 15 decks above the sea, it’s the perfect place for dancing and socializing.

Club Fusion

When the sun goes down and the moon comes up, it’s time to get your feet movin’ and your heart pumpin’ at Club Fusion. A little eclectic and a whole lot of fun, the dance floor lights and booming sound system invite you to get up and show off your moves and grooves. Karaoke contests, live performances and theme-parties like “60s British Invasion” are just a few of the nightly events that will have you on your feet.

JOYFUL REJUVENATION

Revitalize and refresh body, mind and soul with Princess®. From rejuvenating spa treatments and the tranquility of a top-deck retreat reserved just for adults to our state-of-the-art fitness centers, you’ll find all the elements to come back new.

The Princess Luxury Bed (coming soon April 2018)

With your overall wellness in mind, we’ve collaborated with leading board-certified sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus and HGTV designer Candice Olson to create the ultimate in blissful comfort. Our luxurious new beds feature a scientifically engineered mattress and bed springs, a plush two-inch pillow top, European-inspired duvets and 100% luxurious Jacquard-woven linens-to assure that at the end of your voyage, you come home feeling refreshed and renewed.

Sleep By Princess

To prepare our guests for the ultimate night of restful sleep at sea, we consulted with board-certified sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus to optimize our staterooms for a sleep-friendly sensory experience, from the bedding to even SLEEP-friendly evening meals on board. He explains, “Sleep is a sensory experience. In fact, all five of your senses must be prepared for slumber in order for sleep to come easily and last all night long.”

The Sanctuary

Take a break and indulge in a private getaway at The Sanctuary, our exclusive adults-only retreat offering a relaxing alternative to the myriad outdoor activities and entertainment available elsewhere on the ship. With signature beverages, light meals, and al fresco massages, Serenity Stewards attend to your every need, whether it’s to be on hand to provide chilled face towels or Evian water atomizers.

Lotus Spa®

Named “Best Spa on a Cruise Ship” by Spafinder Wellness 365™, the Lotus Spa® offers a variety of relaxing treatments, such as facials, aroma stone therapy massages, detoxifying ocean wraps and an aromatherapy thermal suite. Or get ready for a night on the town at the salon which features women’s styling color, men’s haircuts and shaves, manicure and pedicure choices and teeth whitening.

The Lotus Spa Fitness Center

The Lotus Spa Fitness Center offers fitness programs designed to help you maximize your wellness with Tour de Cycle, personal training and classes such as Pilates, Yoga, Body Sculpt Boot Camp, Results Based Training and TRX suspension training. The Lotus Spa Fitness Center also features state-of-the-art equipment so you can tone on your own.

From family-friendly stateroom options to enriching youth and family programs, quality time is time well spent. Onboard activities spark curiosity and fuel creativity while excursions ashore engage and inspire!

Just for Kids 3-7

Even the littlest guests will delight in this whimsical, forest-themed world that inspires playtime and invites exploration. Kids, ages 3 to 7, can dance, enjoy pajama movie nights, create art projects like Animal Planet™ puppets and masks or compete in a Lego® boat-building contest.

New programs will roll out together fleetwide, while new center designs (The Treehouse, The Lodge & The Beach House), launch individually through 2019.

Just for Kids 8-12

Inspired by the great outdoors, this cozy center keeps kids busy with games, dancing and kid-sized Olympic competitions. Their minds stay busy, too, with California Science Center programs like rocket building, or they can explore outer space with Stargazing and learning how to build a model roller coaster. Exciting events like talent shows, theme nights, and treasure hunts encourage new friendships and family togetherness.

New programs will roll out together fleetwide, while new center designs (The Treehouse, The Lodge & The Beach House), launch individually through 2019.

Just for Teens 13-17

This contemporary lounge is “the place” for teens — perfect for hanging out and socializing with late-night movie viewing, hip hop dance classes, video game tournaments and sports competitions like dodgeball and basketball. But that’s just the beginning. They’ll dazzle on the red carpet with our Rock the Boat teens-only party, complete with awards and “mocktails.”

New programs will roll out together fleetwide, while new center designs (The Treehouse, The Lodge & The Beach House), launch individually through 2019.

Family

Princess makes it easy to sail together in comfort. There is a wide selection of staterooms accommodating up to four guests, and you’ll enjoy substantial savings on your third and fourth guests. There are also connecting stateroom options, as well as Two Bedroom Family Suites, with room for up to eight guests, which offer more living space, a balcony and two bathrooms, including a full bath tub.

Here’s a list of your

Day by Day Itinerary

  1. 27 April 2018

    Fly from Australia to Madrid, Spain

  2. 28 April 2018

    Arrive Madrid. A private transfer will take you to your 5 star hotel for a 2 night stay

    Overnight: Madrid Hotel

  3. 29 April 2018

    Explore Madrid at your leisure.

    Overnight: Madrid Hotel

  4. 30 April 2018

    A private transfer will take you to the airport for your early morning flight to Seville. On arrival a transfer will take you the Hotel Alfonso where your Al Andalus adventure begins. Visit the capital of Andalusia, boasting the most extensive historic city centre in Spain. After having lunch at the hotel, we will enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city and cross the famous Plaza de España before boarding the Tren Al Andalus. Welcome cocktail onboard, presentation of the crew and accommodation in the suites. Dinner onboard as we head to Jerez.

    Overnight: Al Andalus

    Meals: Lunch, Dinner

  5. 01 May 2018

    JEREZ  – Just as every day, we begin today with a delicious buffet and a la carte breakfast. Then we will visit a wine cellar in Jerez and enjoy the show “How the Andalusian horses dance”, famous equestrian ballet with Spanish music. Lunch in Sanlúcar de Barrameda overlooking the salt marshes of Doñana National Park, from where our luxury coach will take us back to Jerez de la Frontera. Back on the train and dinner onboard. Overnight in Jerez.

    Overnight: Al Andalus

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. 02 May 2018

    JEREZ – CÁDIZ – RONDA Our bus will take us to Cadiz, popularly known as “Small silver cup” and considered one of the oldest cities in Europe. Tour and free time to venture on our own into the charm of Cádiz. Lunch and journey on our Tren Al Andalus heading to the stunning city of Ronda, where we will have dinner and stay the night.

    Overnight: Al Andalus

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. 03 May 2018

    RONDA – GRANADA Tour of Ronda and its breathtaking location, set on a plateau cut by the deep gorge Tajo de Ronda, through which river Guadalevín runs. Free time before lunch and trip to Granada, a city nestled on the foothills of Sierra Nevada. Dinner and overnight in Granada

    Overnight: Al Andalus

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. 04 May 2018

    GRANADA – We will spend the morning touring the Alhambra, the most visited monument in Spain, a rich palace complex that housed the Nasrid rulers from the Kingdom of Granada. After lunch we will have free time to visit this city. As the night falls, the whole town is wrapped in a magic spell that you will enjoy over dinner. Night in Granada

    Overnight: Al Andalus

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. 05 May 2018

    GRANADA – LINARES / BAEZA – CÓRDOBA Morning journey on the Al Andalus to station of Linares-Baeza, from where our coach will take us to visit the Renaissance towns of Úbeda and Baeza, both listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. After lunch, we will return to the train to begin our journey to Córdoba. Dinner and overnight in Córdoba

    Overnight: Al Andalus

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. 06 May 2018

    CÓRDOBA – SEVILLE After enjoying our last breakfast onboard, we will visit the former capital of the emirate and the medieval caliphate of Al Andalus, once the largest, most educated and opulent city in Western Europe. Back at the train to enoy our last lunch while Tren Al Andalus takes us to our final destination, Seville, where the journey ends. Make your way to teh airport for your evening flight to Barcelona. On arrival in Barcelona a transfer will take you to your hotel for a 2 night stay

    Overnight: Barcelona Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  11. 07 May 2018

    Explore Barcelona at your leisure

    Overnight: Barcelona Hotel

  12. 08 May 2018

    Make your way to the airport and embark Crown Princess. Depart Barcelona 7:00PM

    Overnight: Crown Princess

    Meals: Dinner

  13. 09 May 2018

    Marseille (Provence), France ARRIVE 8:00AM DEPART 5:00PM

    The largest port on the Mediterranean, Marseille is France’s second largest city and a virtual melting pot of peoples and cultures. It is also a place of striking contrasts, from the fishing boats and pleasure craft of the picturesque Vieux Port to the modern Canebiere. Dominating the harbor is the infamous Chateau d’If, the rocky prison from which Alexandre Dumas’ Count of Monte Cristo escaped. Marseille is also your gateway to Provence. Explore the countryside around Arles and Avignon, immortalized in the canvases of Van Gogh, Cezanne, Matisse and Picasso

    Overnight: Crown Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. 10 May 2018

    Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy ARRIVE 7:00AM DEPART 6:00PM

    Livorno is the gateway to glorious Tuscany. Visit Florence – the cradle of the Renaissance – home to the Duomo, the Uffizi and the Ponte Vecchio. Here the Medici fostered a city-state whose cultural legacy is as great as classical Athens. Giants like Dante, Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Galileo infused the West with a new creative spirit. Then there is Pisa, Florence’s rival for political power. Pisa, a brash, commercial seafaring town rivaled the great maritime powers of Venice and Genoa. The city was a leader in art and architecture second only to Florence.

    Overnight: Crown Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. 11 May 2018

    Cruising at Sea

    Overnight: Crown Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. 12 May 2018

    Katakolon (Olympia), Greece ARRIVE 9:00AM DEPART 6:00PM

    Perched on the west coast of the Peloponnesus, Greece’s largest peninsula, this sleepy fishing village of some 300 souls is your gateway to Olympia, site of the original Olympic Games. Held every four years between 776 B.C. and 393 A.D., when the Emperor Theodosius banned pagan festivals, the Olympic Games celebrated the ideal harmony of mind and body. Every four years, the sacred flame of Altis is rekindled to light the torch for the Modern Games.Olympia’s temples were destroyed after the games were banned. An earthquake in the 6th century compounded the destruction, and floods buried the site. Excavation of the ruins began in 1875, and Olympia was declared a National Park in 1976.

    Overnight: Crown Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. 13 May 2018

    Mykonos, Greece ARRIVE 9:00AM DEPART 9:00PM

    Thanks to its proximity to the mainland, Mykonos was one of the first Greek islands to become an international travel destination. During the late ’60s and early ’70s, Mykonos was famed as a haunt for the rich. The island’s nightlife – then and now – was a glittering whirl of colored lights, music, and parties. But there’s another side to Mykonos – the neighboring island of Delos. In classical mythology, Delos was the birthplace of Apollo and his twin sister Artemis. Travelers to Delos can stroll among the island’s vast ruins, which include three temples consecrated to the Sun God and the famed Lions Walk.Mykonos town features hip boutiques, restaurants, jewelry stores, souvenirs, taverns and cafés. The island’s famed windmills are found just south of the waterfront.

    Overnight: Crown Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. 14 May 2018

    Santorini, Greece ARRIVE 7:00AM DEPART 7:00PM

    Did the catastrophic volcanic eruption that ravaged Santorini circa 1600 B.C. destroy Crete’s ancient Minoan civilization – and give birth to the myth of Atlantis? In 1967, archaeologists on Santorini unearthed the remains of a Bronze Age city that may have been home to as many as 30,000 people. Whether the Lost Continent of Atlantis is rooted in myth or reality, an undisputed fact remains. The eruption created a caldera – and one of the most dramatic land and seascapes in the entire Mediterranean. On Santorini, whitewashed buildings cling to vertiginous cliffs that plunge to a turquoise sea. Part of the Cyclades Archipelago, the three-island group of Santorini, Thirasia and uninhabited Aspronisi present the traveler with unforgettable vistas.

    Overnight: Crown Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. 15 May 2018

    Cruising at Sea

    Overnight: Crown Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. 16 May 2018

    Kotor, Montenegro ARRIVE 7:00AM DEPART 6:00PM

    Kotor lies at the head of Boka Bay. Bordered by towering limestone cliffs, the winding bay is actually Southern Europe’s longest and most dramatic fjord. The port itself is a medieval gem: its narrow, asymmetrical streets are lined with ancient stone houses, old palaces, and churches dating from the 12th century. Kotor is also your gateway to the cultural and scenic wonders of Montenegro, from the old royal capital at Cetinje to the marshes and wildlife of Lake Skadar National Park.Kotor is renowned for its nightlife: the streets of the old port are lined with pubs, taverns and cafés. The city is also host to a renowned summer carnival.Kotor is an anchorage port. Passengers transfer to shore via ship’s tender.

    Overnight: Crown Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. 17 May 2018

    Cruising at Sea

    Overnight: Crown Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. 18 May 2018

    Naples, Italy (for Capri & Pompeii)ARRIVE 7:00AM DEPART 7:00PM

    Italy’s third-largest city, Naples is a bustling metropolis famed for it stately buildings, crowded streets, pizza – and notoriously bad traffic. However, this beautiful city is rich in centuries-old culture and customs. Naples is also your gateway to the Isle of Capri, the fabled Amalfi Coast and the ruins of Pompeii, buried in ash by the cataclysmic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D.Naples boasts an ideal location, with both the ruins of Roman cities and the stunning Amalfi Coast in easy reach.

    Overnight: Crown Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. 19 May 2018

    Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy ARRIVE 5:00AM

    Your gateway to the Eternal City, Civitavecchia has served as Rome’s seaport since the 13th century. The port has a long and venerable history. The emperor Trajan built a pleasure villa near the modern city, while Bernini and Michelangelo designed the harbor fortifications.Yet the Eternal City eternally beckons. The ancient capital of the Western World and the center of Christianity for nearly 2,000 years, Rome provides an inexhaustible feast. Visit the ruins of the Forum, view the splendors of the Sistine Chapel, or climb the Spanish Steps, once the heart of Rome’s Bohemian Quarter.Rome has been a magnet luring the world’s greatest artists, architects, and philosophers since the days of the Caesars. A transfer will take you to your Rome hotel for a 2 night stay.

    Overnight: Rome Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  24. 20 May 2018

    Explore Rome at your leisure.

    Overnight: Rome Hotel

  25. 21 May 2018

    A private transfer will take you to the airport for your flight to Australia