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Best Princess Cruises

U.S. News ranks 17 Princess Cruises based on an analysis of reviews and health ratings. Royal Princess is the top-ranked ship overall. But you can sort the rankings to find the best ship and itinerary for you.

#1 Royal Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.5-stars
  • Health Rating: N/A
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The breathtaking Royal Princess combines classic signature favorites with an evolutionary design and exciting new features. Savor dramatic views from the innovative over-the-water SeaWalk, a glass-bottomed walkway extending more than 28 feet beyond the edge of the ship. Sip a ... Reviews & Pictures»

#2 Ruby Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

A night of romance can be created wherever you look, from a Piazza singer's sweet serenade to a relaxing couples massage from a cabana in The Sanctuary. Movies Under the Stars is also a cozy venue, where you can ... Reviews & Pictures»

#3 Ocean Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

On Ocean Princess you'll bond with a smaller community of just 680 passengers as you indulge in the warm, welcoming service for which Princess Cruises is renowned. Celebrate a special occasion or treat yourself to an incredible meal, freshly ... Reviews & Pictures»

#4 Caribbean Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Escape completely on Caribbean Princess, one of the stars of the destination that bears her name. Among the many entertaining amenities you'll find onboard is the signature Movies Under The Stars — a giant poolside movie theater featuring first run ... Reviews & Pictures»

#4 Coral Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Coral Princess is one of just two ships in the Princess fleet specially built to sail through the Panama Canal. Ninety percent of her staterooms offer ocean views, with 700 balconies available, perfect for witnessing the engineering marvel of the ... Reviews & Pictures»

#6 Crown Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Featuring the latest innovations, Crown Princess is one of the largest Princess ships, with room for 3,080 passengers. From her nearly 900 balconies, you can enjoy sweeping views of romantic landscapes across the world. After experiencing the relaxed comfort ... Reviews & Pictures»

#6 Grand Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Newly enhanced with the latest innovations, Grand Princess continues to offer the signature service for which Princess Cruises is renowned. Along with signature features like Movies Under the Stars, Italian-inspired Piazza and The Sanctuary, fresh venues onboard offer new ways ... Reviews & Pictures»

#6 Diamond Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

As one of only two Princess ships built in Japan, it's not surprising this exotic gem can often be found sailing to the most intriguing destinations abroad. Great tasting food is one of this ship's highlights, offering the ... Reviews & Pictures»

#9 Emerald Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Launched in 2007, Emerald Princess is one of the largest ships in the Princess fleet. She offers nearly 900 balcony staterooms from which to take in the colorful sunrise over the ocean or capture a breathtaking sunset sail-in to a ... Reviews & Pictures»

#9 Island Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Island Princess was built to Panamax size — this means she can offer you the exclusive experience of sailing through the Panama Canal. A high percentage of balcony staterooms give passengers the chance to view this feat of engineering up-close or ... Reviews & Pictures»

#9 Star Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Featuring the entire signature features, this ship is truly a shining star of the Princess fleet. Comfortable surroundings and relaxing venues such as The Sanctuary, the European-inspired Piazza and Movies Under the Stars may entice you to spend all your ... Reviews & Pictures»

#12 Sapphire Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Refurbished in January 2012, Sapphire Princess looks and feels like a totally new ship. Passengers can enjoy a blockbuster film by the pool with the new Movies Under the Stars, take in live performances in the new Piazza, or relax ... Reviews & Pictures»

#12 Pacific Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

While the Pacific Princess features space for just 680 passengers, she doesn't skimp on amenities. As one of the smaller vessels in the Princess fleet, this intimate ship offers two incredible specialty restaurants on board, Sterling Steakhouse and Sabatini ... Reviews & Pictures»

#14 Sun Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating: N/A
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Sun Princess has always been a cruise ship industry pioneer. When she was christened, she set the bar for offering a high percentage of balcony staterooms from which to view the exotic destinations of the world. Today, Sun Princess is ... Reviews & Pictures»

#15 Golden Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    3.5
    3.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The Golden Princess is both a floating resort and a veritable city at sea. Explore everything from a virtual reality center and a swim-against-the-current pool, to an Italian trattoria and a Southwestern cantina. The Golden Princess boasts a wraparound promenade ... Reviews & Pictures»

#16 Dawn Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:3.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Based in Australia year-round, Dawn Princess offers passengers a unique experience throughout some of the most exotic destinations in the world, including Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Whether you're in the mood for the peaceful tranquility of ... Reviews & Pictures»

#17 Sea Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:3.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Not long ago, Sea Princess was updated to include The Sanctuary, a secluded oasis just for adults, rendering this ship a relaxed, rejuvenating retreat at sea. Whether you're cutting into a juicy steak cooked to order in the dining ... Reviews & Pictures»

Disclaimers about ship ratings: A ship's Health Rating is based on vessel inspection scores published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If a ship did not receive a CDC score within 24 months prior to the calculation of its Overall Rating, its Health Rating appears as N/A; in such a case, the ship's Overall Rating is calculated using the average Health Rating of all CDC-rated ships within the cruise line. All ship Traveler Ratings are based on ratings provided under license by Cruiseline.com.