The Coral Class Ships of Princess Cruises

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Both of the 1,970-passenger ships in Princess Cruises’ Coral Class were specifically designed to sail the Panama Canal.  They are the Coral Princess and Island Princess.

Coral Princess

Coral Princess
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Coral Princess, a midsize vessel featuring 1,000 cabins with more than 700 balcony staterooms, was originally custom built to navigate one of cruising’s favorite locales – namely, the Panama Canal. The dining is first-rate, including the Bayou Café and Steakhouse, which features New Orleans-inspired Cajun and Creole cuisine.  The Movies Under the Stars by poolside are a favorite attraction of this vessel.

In addition to the Panama Canal, other destinations include: Alaska; Australia/New Zealand; California Coast; South America/Antarctica; Tahiti/South Pacific; and World Cruises.  

Island Princess

Island Princess at Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
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Island Princess is regarded by many as their own private retreat on the ocean. Travelers seeking relaxation or exhilaration will surely appreciate the soothing Lotus Spa, as well as live entertainment, gourmet cuisine, casino gaming and more. One of the ship’s specialties is the  Bayou Café and Steakhouse, featuring New Orleans-inspired Cajun and Creole cuisine.

Featuring 987 guest cabins, the Island Princess offers one of the most comprehensive assortment of Panama Canal cruises of any vessel, with numerous itineraries to Europe as well.


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