Princess Cruise Ships By Age & Size, Newest To Oldest 2023

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Today we will share Princess Cruise Ships By Age, Newest To Oldest, and size and weight. However, we had also researched when each ship was refurbished, hoping that it would help you a little with booking your Princess Cruise.

Do you ever wonder about a ship’s age when booking a cruise? I will be honest; it is a factor I consider. I want to know how old a ship is and when it was last refurbished. I love brand new and shiny.

However also love a little older and more intimate, especially if refurbishments have taken place. And if you are curious to find out what the biggest ships in the world are? Check out our guide to all of the largest ships.

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Princess Cruise Ships By Age

We have broken it down for you, telling you each Princess Cruise ship by age, when it was launched and when that ship was refurbished. This gives you a great insight into how hard Princess Cruises is working to keep the fleet updated and fresh.

How Many Ships Do Princess Have?

Princess has 15 cruise ships, plus two on the way after selling 5 of the fleet in 2020/2021. However, they have also invested in modernisation programs and medallion net.

Ships By Launch Date At A Glance

  1. Star Princess, Due 2025
  2. Sun Princess, Due 2024
  3. Discovery Princess, 2022
  4. Enchanted Princess, 2021
  5. Sky Princess, 2019
  6. Majestic Princess, 2017
  7. Regal Princess, 2014
  8. Royal Princess, 2013
  9. Ruby Princess, 2008
  10. Emerald Princess, 2007
  11. Crown Princess, 2006
  12. Caribbean Princess, 2004
  13. Diamond Princess, 2004
  14. Sapphire Princess, 2004
  15. Island Princess, 2003
  16. Coral Princess, 2003
  17. Grand Princess, 1998
Princess Cruise Ships By Age Newest To Oldest

Which Princess Cruise Ships Have Been Refurbished And Updated

  • Crown Princess, 2022
  • Diamond Princess, 2019
  • Caribbean Princess, 2019
  • Grand Princess, 2019
  • Coral Princess, 2019
  • Emerald Princess, 2019
  • Royal Princess, 2018
  • Ruby Princess, 2018
  • Island Princess, 2017
  • Sapphire Princess, 2018

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Which Princess Cruise Ships Have Medallion Class?

Princess Cruise Line recently announced that all Princess ships are now officially Medallion Class ships. This is excellent news as the app has been rolled out across the fleet to make checking in a booking a seamless process.

And as we are soon embarking on a Princess Sea-cation, I can assure you the app is easy to use and understand when you get your head around it; it allows you to book in and upload all of your details to the app. Thus enabling quicker embarkation onto the ship; that has to be better, right? I don’t know about you, but I want to get on the ship and not mess about.

Princess Ocean Medallion For Families

What Is Medallion Class

Ocean Medallion is a small Medallion which is replacing the sea card ( If you don’t own a smartphone, you can use the Medallion, which comes with a lanyard in precisely the same way as the sea card) This guide tells you a little more about the Ocean Medallion and how it works.

What Are The Newest Princess Cruise Ship?

The Discovery Princess was launched in 2022, and Enchanted Princess in 2021. The ships are stunning with features such as a fresh and modern feel, deep-tank pools linked by sunken, communal seating adjacent to dancing fountains and a top-deck bar. The infinity-style wake view pools and bar offer spectacular horizon views at the ship’s aft end.

Princess Cruise Ships In Order Of Age and Renovations

Which Cruise Ships Are Princess Launching next?

The next Princess Cruise Ship to launch is the Sun Princess in 2024, the first in the new Sphere class—followed by Star Princess in 2025 to join the sister ship Sun Princes.

What Is The Difference Between The New And Old Princess Cruise Ships?

In terms of quality none what so ever, Princess has worked hard to keep the ships up to date, as reflected in the refurbishment programme; the newer ships are bigger; however, more space comes with more passenger numbers.

Saying this, we have sailed on older Princess ships and one thing you can expect as standard is excellent food, outstanding quality and consistency across the fleet.

Sky Walk on Regal Princess

Princess Cruise Ships By Age, Size, Weight, Passengers, Crew And Refurbishments, Newest To Oldest 2022

Princess ShipClassYearPassengersCrewRefurbishedGross TonLength
Star ClassSpere20254300175,5001,133 feet
Sun PrincessSphere20244,300175,5001,133 feet
Discovery PrincessRoyal 20223,6601,346141,0001,083 feet
Enchanted PrincessRoyal 20213,6601,346145,0001,083 feet
Sky PrincessRoyal 20193,6601,346141,0001,083 feet
Majestic PrincessRoyal 20173,5601,346143,7001,083 feet
Regal PrincessRoyal 20143,5601,346142,2291,083 feet
Royal PrincessRoyal 20133,5601,3462018142,2291,083 feet
Ruby PrincessGrand 20083,0801,2002018113,561951 feet
Emerald PrincessGrand 20073,0801,2002019113,561951 feet
Crown PrincessGrand 20063,0801,2002018113,561952 feet
Caribbean PrincessGrand 20043,14012002019112,894952 feet
Diamond PrincessGrand 20042,6701,1002019115,875952 feet
Sapphire PrincessGrand 20042,6701,1002014115,875952 feet
Island PrincessCoral 20032,200900201792,822964 feet
Coral PrincessCoral 20032,000895201991,627965 feet
Grand PrincessGrand 19982,6001,1502019107,517949 feet

Which Is The Biggest Princess Ship?

The biggest ship is Discovery, Enchanted and Sky Princes, which are also 1083 feet long, although Enchanted weighs more at a massive 145,000 tons. All ships mentioned hold 3660 passengers and have a crew of 1346, that’s 2.6 crew members per passenger. However, when the Sun Princess launches in 2024, it will be the biggest Princess Cruise Ship.

Which Is The Smallest Princess Ship In The Fleet?

Coral Princes is the smallest Princess Cruise Ship, which was last renovated in 2003. Being 91,627 tons, it is almost half the weight of her newest sisters in the fleet. Coral Princess holds 2000 passengers, making it a much more intimate ship with a crew of 895, which has a crew ratio of 2.2.

Who Are The Godparents Of The Princess Ships?

I love reading about cruise line godparents, and the Princess Ship Godparents are diverse, but all excelling in their field for one reason or another.

  • Discovery Princess, Television Stars Randy Fenoli, Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, Adam Savage, and Page Turner.
  • Enchanted Princess, Marinella Cossu, an employee of the shipyard.
  • Sky Princess, Captain Kay Hire, and engineer Poppy Northcutt of the U.S. Space Program.
  • Majestic Princess, Olympic Baseball Players, Yao Ming and his wife, Ye Li.
  • Regal Princess, Crew of the american TV series “The Love Boat” Fred Grandy, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange, Gavin McLeod, Cynthia Lauren Tewes, Jill Whelan
  • Royal Princess, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge
  • Ruby Princess, Trista and Ryan Sutter, The Bachelorette.
  • Emerald Princess, Cast of the Brady Bunch, Florence Henderson, Marion Ross, Erin Moran, Susan Olsen.
  • Crown Princess, business woman Martha Steward.
  • Caribbean Princess, Jill Whelan, “Vicki” on “The Love Boat”
  • Diamond Princess, Yoshiko Tsukuda, wife of Kazuo Tsukuda, president of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
  • Sapphire Princess, Nancy Murkowski, First Lady of Alaska.
  • Island Princess, Olympic Gold Medalists, Jaime Sale and David Pelletier.
  • Coral Princess, Mireya Moscoso, President of Panama.
  • Grand Princess, Actress Olivia de Havilland.
Sky Walk on Regal Princess

Which Princess Ships Have Were Sold Or Scrapped In 2020/2021

Five Princess ships were sold in 2020/2021 and sold on to continue service, including the Sun and Pacific Princess, which was the predecessors of the Original Love Boat.

Sun Princess

She was sold in September 2020, in service since 1995, holding 2000 passengers. The Sun Princess was sold to Peace Boat and renamed Pacific World.

Sea Princess

My first cruise love, the Sea Princess, has been sailing since 1998 and holding 1950 passengers was sold to Sanya International Cruise Development Co. Ltd. And renamed Charming.

Pacific Princess

Pacific Princess, sailing since 1999 and holding a mere 860 passengers, was sold in 2021 to Renaissance Cruises and will become part of the Azamara fleet.

Golden Princess

Sailing since 2001 and holding 2600 passengers, it was sold in 2020 to P&O Cruises Australia under The Pacific Adventure.

Star Princess

The Star Princess has been sailing since 2002, holding 3115 passengers was also sold to P&O Cruises Australia in 2020 and is now under the name of Pacific Encounter.

List Of Princes Cruise Ships And Facts

But if you want to know all the facts like us, then scroll down for facts on each Princess Cruise ship.

Discovery Princess

  • Launched 2022
  • Class, Royal
  • Length, 1,083 ft
  • Width 155 ft
  • Gross tons,145,000
  • Guest cabins 1,830
  • Has a capacity of 3,660
  • And a crew of 1,346
  • Decks, 19
  • Cruising speed of 22 knots
  • Free dining options 7
  • Speciality dining options, 6 including ultimate balcony dining.
Discovery Princess Cruise Ship Facts

Enchanted Princess

  • Launched 2021
  • Class, Royal
  • Length, 1,083 feet
  • Width 155ft
  • Gross tons  145,000
  • Guest cabins 1,830
  • Has a capacity of 3,660
  • And a crew of 1,346
  • Decks, 19
  • Cruising speed of knots 22
  • Free dining options 7
  • Speciality dining options, 6 including ultimate balcony dining.
Enchanted Princess Cruise Ship Facts

Sky Princess

  • Launched 2019
  • Class, Royal
  • Length, 1,083 feet
  • Width 155ft
  • Gross tons  141,000
  • Guest cabins 1,830
  • Has a capacity of 3,660
  • And a crew of 1,346
  • Decks, 19
  • Cruising speed of knots 22
  • Free dining options 7
  • Speciality dining options, 5 including ultimate balcony dining.
Sky Princess Cruise Ship Facts

Majestic Princess

  • Launched 2017
  • Class, Royal
  • Length, 1,083 feet
  • Width 155ft
  • Gross tons 143,700
  • Guest cabins 1,780
  • Has a capacity of 3,560
  • And a crew of 1,346
  • Decks, 19
  • Cruising speed of knots 22
  • Free dining options 6
  • Speciality dining options 4.
Magestic Princess Cruise Ship Facts

Regal Princess

  • Launched 2014
  • Class, Royal
  • Length, 1,083 feet
  • Width 155ft
  • Gross tons  142,229
  • Passenger cabins 1,780
  • Has a capacity of 3,560
  • And a crew of 1,346
  • Decks, 19
  • Cruising speed of knots 22
  • Free dining options 5
  • Speciality dining options, 5 including ultimate balcony dining.
Regal Princess Cruise Ship Facts

Royal Princess

  • Launched 2013
  • Refurbished 2018
  • Class, Royal
  • Length, 1,083 feet
  • Width 155ft
  • Gross tons 142,229
  • Passenger cabins 1,780
  • Has a capacity of 3,560
  • And a crew of 1,346
  • Decks, 19
  • Cruising speed of knots 22
  • Free dining options 5
  • Speciality dining options, 5 including ultimate balcony dining.
Royal Princess Cruise Ship Facts

Ruby Princess

  • Launched 2008
  • Refurbished 2018
  • Class, Grand
  • Length, 951 feet
  • Width 159ft
  • Gross tons 113,561
  • Has a capacity of 3,080
  • And a crew of 1,200
  • Decks, 19
  • Cruising speed of knots 22
  • Free dining options 5
  • Speciality dining options, 5 including ultimate balcony dining.
Ruby Princess Cruise Ship Facts

Emerald Princess

  • Launched 2007
  • Refurbished 2019
  • Class, Grand
  • Length, 951 feet
  • Width 157ft
  • Gross tons 113,561
  • Passenger Cabins 1,539
  • Has a capacity of 3,080
  • And a crew of 1,200
  • Decks, 19
  • Cruising speed of knots 22
  • Free dining options 5
  • Speciality dining options, 5 including ultimate balcony dining.
Ruby Princess Cruise Ship Facts

Crown Princess

  • Launched 2006
  • Refurbished 2018
  • Class, Grand
  • Length, 952 feet
  • Width 159ft
  • Gross tons 113,561
  • Passenger cabins 1,541
  • Has a capacity of 3,080
  • And a crew of 1,200
  • Decks, 19
  • Cruising speed of knots 22
  • Free dining options 5
  • Speciality dining options, 5 including ultimate balcony dining.
Crown Princess Cruise Ship Facts

Caribbean Princess

  • Launched 2004
  • Refurbished 2019
  • Class, Grand
  • Length, 952 feet
  • Width 159ft
  • Gross tons 112,894
  • gest Cabin 1,556
  • Has a capacity of 3,140
  • And a crew of 1,200
  • Decks, 19
  • Cruising speed of knots 22
  • Free dining options 5
  • Speciality dining options, 6 including ultimate balcony dining.
Caribbean Princess Cruise Ship Facts

Diamond Princess

  • Launched 2004
  • Refurbished 2019
  • Class, Grand
  • Length, 952 feet
  • Width 158ft
  • Gross tons 115,875
  • Passenger cabins 1,337
  • Has a capacity of 2,760
  • And a crew of 1,100
  • Decks, 18
  • Cruising speed of knots 22
  • Free dining options 5
  • Speciality dining options, 5 including ultimate balcony dining.
Diamond Princess Cruise Ship Facts

Sapphire Princess

  • Launched 2004
  • Refurbished 2014
  • Class, Grand
  • Length, 952 feet
  • Width 158ft
  • Gross tons 115,875
  • Passenger cabins 1,337
  • Has a capacity of 2,670
  • And a crew of 1,100
  • Decks, 18
  • Cruising speed of knots 22
  • Free dining options 5
  • Speciality dining options, 4 including ultimate balcony dining.
Sapphire Princess Cruise Ship Facts

Island Princess

  • Launched 2003
  • Refurbished 2017
  • Class, Coral
  • Length, 964 feet
  • Width 122ft
  • Gross tons 92,822
  • Passenger cabins 987
  • Has a capacity of 2,200
  • And a crew of 900
  • Decks, 16
  • Cruising speed of knots 21
  • Free dining options 5
  • Speciality dining options, 4 including ultimate balcony dining.
Island Princess Cruise Ship Facts

Coral Princess

  • Launched 2003
  • Refurbished 2019
  • Class, Grand
  • Length, 965 feet
  • Width 122ft
  • Gross tons  91,627
  • Passenger cabins 1,545
  • Has a capacity of 2,000
  • And a crew of 895
  • Decks, 16
  • Cruising speed of knots 24
  • Free dining options 5
  • Speciality dining options, 4 including ultimate balcony dining.
Coral Princess Cruise Ship Facts

Grand Princess

  • Launched 1988
  • Refurbished 2019
  • Class, Grand
  • Length, 949 feet
  • Width 118ft
  • Gross tons 107,517
  • Passenger Cabins 1,301
  • Has a capacity of 2,600
  • And a crew of 1,150
  • Decks, 17
  • Cruising Speed of knots 20
  • Free dining options 5
  • Speciality dining options, 4 including ultimate balcony dining.
Grand Princess Cruise Ship Facts

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  1. i have been with princess cruise for only 6 years i have 129 days in the ocean this year i have a 7 day in october but next year i have 3 cruise a 7 day in april a 30 day in july and a 14 day in november i can’t wait lest year i was doing a 28 day in Australia and he’d to come home 20 days orly i love princess cruises

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