New Princess Cruise Ship “Crown” Launches In Spring 2006
by Roy Witman © 2008
She holds 3,100 passengers. Over 80% of her
outside cabins have private balconies. And she's
redefining traditional cruise ship dining altogether.
Prince Cruise Line is setting a new standard with the
upcoming launch of their new ship “Crown.”
A grand-class ship, “Crown” is among the largest
and most well appointed vessels to navigate the
Caribbean. This Princess Cruise ship sets sail June
14, 2006, and will offer some exciting changes,
especially when it comes to dining.
By creating more activity in the atrium, the
Princess Cruise Line vessel “Crown” will feature a
variety of entertainment plus casual dining options in
the piazza. Menu items from the International Café
and the seafood bar will be served in the atrium by
wait staff in a sidewalk café type setting. In
addition, more conventional meals will be offered in
the Wheelhouse Bar, which is slated to offer
traditional dishes like shepherd's pie and fish and
chips. An alternative steak and seafood restaurant
with a totally new menu will also be onboard, serving
American and International favorites.
However, the innovative dining experiences don't
end there. Princess Cruises is thinking of adding a
whole new twist to room service aboard
the “Crown.” Balcony dining was introduced on other
grand-class ships within the fleet and met with
overwhelming success. Princess Cruise Line is now
considering plans to offer a four-course gourmet
meal, candles, flowers, a photographer, a dedicated
waiter, dedicated assistant waiter and a fully dressed
balcony in their balcony dining package. This
extravaganza will cost $50 per person and promises
to be worth every cent.
Exclusive to the Caribbean, Princes Cruises is
outfitting “Crown” with some exceptional amenities.
Similar to her sister ship “Caribbean,” but not
identical, “Crown” will offer expanded public areas
with a more welcoming feel plus more conference
center space, larger casinos, digital photo kiosks and
a huge, 300 square foot outdoor movie screen for
viewing under the stars.
Her excursions will take her throughout the
eastern and western Caribbean beginning with an
inaugural, nine-night voyage departing from New York
in June. Expect to find ports-of-call filled with all the
excitement the Caribbean has to offer including
snorkeling in Grand Cayman, scuba diving in St.
Thomas and tremendous other sightseeing and
You'll thoroughly enjoy your time aboard the
Princess Cruise ship “Crown” which features roomy
cabins, most with balconies. There are several
options when choosing your staterooms including
mini-suites, which are substantially larger than
standard staterooms plus include a sitting area, walk-
in closet and more. Interconnecting suites are
available for families. You can also opt for ocean
view rooms, owner's suites (which give you 80%
more room plus a DVD player, mini-bar, free laundry &
cleaning services and more) or even the Penthouse
It's all about choices when cruising and Princess
Cruises gives you plenty with their newest fleet
member, “Crown.” You're sure to enjoy every minute
of your voyage onboard this luxury vessel.
Read more about the Princess Cruise Line.