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Princess Cruises summer 2019 news

A few exciting things that happened in the world of Princess this season

Updated June 2020

By Samantha de Haas

From an exciting new onboard feature the whole family can enjoy to an important anniversary for the fleet, here's what happened in the world of Princess in the summer of 2019.

Making a splash on Caribbean Princess

Princess pool


Princess launched a new interactive top-deck area, The Reef Family Splash Zone, on Caribbean Princess. Comprising a water playground with a splash pool, an interactive whale feature and giant Jenga and Connect Four, little ones can dive right into the fun. You'll also find an updated pool and Jacuzzi and a family-friendly bar serving mocktails and cocktails.

Onboard chef honoured

Selection of plates with food


Curtis Stone’s LA restaurant Maude was awarded a Michelin star and his first restaurant at sea, SHARE – on Ruby Princess, Emerald Princess and Sun Princess – gives you an exclusive chance to enjoy his exquisite six-course fine-dining experience yourself. For a more laid-back option on other ships in the fleet, savour his fresh new cuisine in the Main Dining Room. (Available now on all ships except Ruby Princess, Emerald Princess and Sun Princess.)

Princess' 50th anniversary sailing to Alaska

Ruby Princess in Alaska


In honour of Princess celebrating 50 years' sailing to Alaska in the 2019 season, a new restaurant and bar called Fannie Q’s Saloon opened at the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge. Named after Alaskan pioneer Fannie “Q” Quigley, you can learn about her fiery spirit while enjoying a meal. McKinley the moose (Mac to those in the know), a plush character, will join cruises to celebrate this Alaska season. Purchase onboard and a portion of proceeds will support PAWS: Princess Animal Welfare Sponsor. $24.95

Experience the majesty of Alaska for yourself

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About the Author

Samantha de Haas

Samantha de Haas

Samantha started her career at Red magazine and has been writing travel pieces for various UK titles for seven years. In addition to immersing herself in other cultures, experiencing everything from local food to art, she loves an adventure, whether it’s backpacking across Morocco or jungle-trekking in India.