Written by on Thursday October 8, 2015
On stepping aboard Ocean Princess you get an immediate intimate feeling, very much a home from home with beautiful surroundings and a lovely traditional air. The emphasis is on relaxation rather than lots of activities.
This ship is perfect for clients that prefer traditional cruising with set dining times, wonderful service, and amazing food. This coupled with the ability to visit some of the most exotic ports in the world!
As this is one of the ‘Small ships of Princess’ with only 680 passengers and a crew of 375 it is easy to get to know your fellow travellers and crew members. Generally the age group on this ship was around 50 plus, although cruising is of course not exclusive to any age group.
At the bow of the ship are the two a la carte restaurant’s; Sabatini’s and the Sterling Steakhouse. Both have fantastic panoramic views over the ocean and a beautiful elegance about them.
You can walk from one end to the other on-board Ocean Princess with ease, taking in the beautiful atrium and grand staircase along the way with it’s rich red and gold colours giving a feel of cruising of old.
For a smaller ship Ocean Princess has a very spacious pool and deck area with two whirlpools, a fitness room and massage facilities, there is also a hairdresser and the lotus spa offering a range of many different treatments.
The main entertainment takes place in the Cabaret Lounge Theatre which has very comfortable seating and a great view of the stage and floor with shows and dancing, but there is also more low key entertainment in the Tahitian Lounge such as movies, singers and guest speakers.
The main dining room is the Club restaurant and bar, with 5* food and wonderful service. After your evening meal head for the Casino which is surprisingly large for this size of ship, join friends in the card room for a game of bridge or enjoy a drink in one of the 8 bars.
Overall we both loved the ship and there really was nothing negative we could say about it. This is an ideal ship for anyone looking for a traditional cruise experience with a more intimate feel.
Carol Harvey & Jenny Ward, Cruise Experts
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