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The centerpiece of Pacific Princess' interior is the atrium staircase connecting the lower lobby and the upper lobby.
Pacific Princess is a small, elegant cruise ship.
The ship is one of eight nearly identical ships built for Renaissance Cruises at the turn of the millennium, which Renaissance named R one through R Eight. This ship was R Three.
All of the “R boats” had the same country club style interior with dark wood paneling and tasteful furnishings. They were sophisticated and luxurious in a conservative way.
When Renaissance went bankrupt in 2001, the R” boats” were purchased by different cruise lines. A testament to how well these ships were designed is the fact that all of the ships are still more or less the same as when they sailed for Renaissance. (See our profiles of Azamara Journey and Regatta).
R Three was one of three R boats purchased by Princess Cruises. The other two have now departed the Princess fleet, leaving Pacific Princess as the only small ship operated by Princess. In this role, the ship traveling the globe, doing unique itineraries and visiting ports that larger ships cannot enter and often doing longer cruises.
As a result, the ship is popular with experienced cruisers. Because the ship does longer cruises, there are not many children aboard. (There is no children's center). Passengers tend to be retired. The mix of nationalities varies with where in the world the ship is cruising.
Despite her uniqueness, Pacific Princess is very much a Princess ship. The atmosphere onboard is typically Princess - - relaxed, casual and friendly. The activities and programming are like those on other Princess ships, of course, within the confines of the space available.
Above: The port side of the lower lobby.
Below: The upper lobby.
Above: The Passenger Services Desk, equivalent to the front desk in a hotel.
Right: The Future Cruise Sales Desk. Guests can book future cruises on Princess here. The manager also acts as the onboard representative for Princess' loyalty program, the Captain's Circle.
Below: The bridge of Pacific Princess.
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