How to Celebrate Like Royalty On A Princess Cruise

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A cruise trip costs anywhere around $500 (or more) – definitely not your usual budget for a quick getaway. And what better reason to justify that price tag and to go on a week-long party on the ocean, than when you’re celebrating a special occasion?

Princess Cruises makes those birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, weddings, and even the simplest reasons to party a way to collect the grandest memories you can ever have onboard a ship!

Whether you want that grand celebration or an intimate affair, you can party like royalty. Here’s how:

Get some royal treatment at the ship’s spa

One of the best ways to cue the celebration is with an extra special pampering session at the ship’s luxurious spa facility called The Lotus Spa.

This state-of-the-art relaxation venue on the ocean has steam rooms, a sauna, a climate-controlled thermal suite, and in some ships, a spa pool. Get suited down for a detoxifying massage, a rejuvenating facial, or a reinvigorating body treatment – go for ‘the works’!

If you want an outdoors venue for your tranquil escape, stay at The Sanctuary – an adults-only retreat where you can actually enjoy a view of the breathtaking ocean while having a de-stressing massage in a private cabana.

They also have a full service salon onboard, so right after that, you can ‘prettify’ and get that full makeover just in time for that candle-blowing session. Better yet, sign yourself up for a ‘Pamper Me Package’ that conveniently offers exactly what your relaxing celebration requires.

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Schedule a grand dinner

Good food is never lacking on a Princess Cruise – so if your idea of royal revelry includes a real feast, then you’re definitely in for a treat. From pizza, to gelato, to burgers and barbecues, to buffets, wines, and pastries – the options abound! The best thing about this is – it’s a daily feast that you get as part of your cruise package.

Aside from the delightful foodfare offered as part of your cruise package though, you can also make reservations at one of the specialty restaurants onboard – where you’re guaranteed a culinary experience you’ll never forget.

Savor the best meats you can find on a cruise ship at Sterling Steakhouse, where the highest quality cuts are offered in the most gastronomic ways. Big fan of good Italian food? There’s Sabatini’s, where their executive chefs will assure you of an authentic array of dishes to enjoy.

If you’re a foodie or if you really like cooking, don’t miss out on signing up for the Chef’s Table – which will give you a multi-course dinner by the ship’s executive chef, as well as an exclusive galley tour.

Now how about that Ulimate Balcony Dining option? Experience something truly luxurious and romantic with an exclusive four-course dinner (or breakfast) and chilled wine – with the assistance of designated waitstaff.

You or one of your loved ones can make arrangements for special dishes to be served (who wants cake?), paired with some vintage wine perhaps, and other VIP inclusions. This may incur you an additional cost, but hey, it’s totally worth it.

Avail a celebrations package

Princess Cruises definitely makes it super convenient for you to give any special occasion that royal touch. They offer different celebration packages that has all the basics you need for an extra delightful time on the high seas.

Take for example the ‘For the Birthday Girl’ package, which includes a real princess treatment with a special manicure, fresh flowers, and some treats and drinks at the ship’s cafe. But of course there’s one ‘For the Birthday Guy’, which includes a bucket of beers, some pampering time at the Lotus Spa, and casino credit.

Celebrating something more romantic? Princess Cruises also has packages especially made to cater to any couples’ needs and wants. They have something for the honeymooner, those counting the years of happy anniversaries, those renewing vows, or those who are just getting ready to pop the question.

From simple chocolate-dipped strawberries and flowers, to grandiose dinners, to couples massages, and in-room balcony breakfasts, you’re sure to get a royal celebration like no other.

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Book a professional photoshoot

What better way to document your happy occasion but with a fabulous photo session that would be literally ‘one for the books’!

Princess Cruises offers you the services of its Platinum Photography Studio, where you can get beautiful, classic black and white portraits taken by the ship’s talented photographers. Professional prints will be provided and shipped to your home after the cruise.

Want a more comprehensive ‘coverage’ of your special occasion? Avail the All-Inclusive Photo Package instead which lets you bring home digital files and even prints of all your cruise photos.

You can make any occasion extra grand and special onboard a Princess Cruise ship – everything from simple coordinated dinners to all-out detailed setups can be provided. Make arrangements prior to embarkation for a smoother, hassle-free royal celebration.

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