The Ultimate Guide for Cruise Passengers: Princess of Discovery
Celebrating Princess Cruises’ 50-year history of sailing down under, the line is set to deploy its largest ship to date, Princess of discoveryFor the summer season 2025-2026.
She will join her other sisters in the Princess’ fleet, Crowned princess And Grand princessfor the upcoming wave season which will also include the line’s longest global cruise to date.
Princess of discovery She was built in 2021 and has a gross tonnage of 145,000 tons. Its length is 330 meters and its average speed is 22 knots.
According to Princess Cruises President John Padgett, “Princess of discovery She will continue to set new standards for premium cruises when she sails from Australia… This is a fantastic ship with so many great features for our guests, from exquisite cuisine to world-class entertainment and facilities.
Luxury suites and rooms
Princess of discovery It contains 1,438 cabins with balconies, which represents 80% of the total staterooms. It also has 36 wheelchair accessible cabins (29 balconies, 7 indoors). In addition, the hotel has a total of 352 suites, including 314 junior suites. This ship does not have ocean view cabins.
The Two-Bedroom Sky Suite has two bedrooms and is the only suite that can accommodate five occupants. Its area is 140 square meters, with a balcony of 65 square meters. Sky Suites are the largest meeting room on board.
The 36-room Terrace Suite ranges in size from 31 sqm to 44 sqm. The suite’s balcony area ranges from 11 square meters to 20 square metres.
On the other hand, the Junior Suite has 314 luxurious rooms and ranges in size from 22 to 31 square metres. It has a unified balcony of four square metres.
Meanwhile, the ship’s luxury balcony cabin has 364 staterooms ranging in size from 19 to 24 square metres. This property has a standardized balcony of four square metres. In addition, the 724 stateroom balcony cabin has an area of 17 square meters with a balcony of 4 square metres.
Moreover, the interior contains 342 staterooms and has a uniform area of 15 square metres.
All balcony cabins have floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open to a private veranda. The balconies have footstools, two patio chairs, and a table. The balcony rooms have ample cupboard space, bathroom (toilet shower), double sofa bed, desk chair and drawers.
Also included are standard amenities such as a living area, two twin beds (convertible to queen size), luxury bedding sets (Egyptian cotton linens), wardrobe, desk, HD Smart TV, direct dial telephone, electronic safe and life jackets. There are also a hairdryer, bath products, minibar/refrigerator, individual air conditioning, evening turndown service and 24-hour room service.
Dining and cooking experience
Just like her sisters in the Princess fleet, Princess of discovery It also offers a wide list of dining options and delicious menus.
Princess of discovery It contains three main dining rooms: Skagway, JunoAnd Ketchikan. both of them Skagway And Juno Serve food at any time Ketchikan Dinner is served in two traditional sittings. All three of these restaurants have menus that include “always available” favorites like steak, salmon, and chicken.
There are also special dining centers for princesses Princess of discovery. the International cafe It is the place where guests always go during breakfast and lunch. For guests craving sandwiches, croissants and other delicious pastries, the International Café will never disappoint.
There is, too Fresh global market It is the center of casual, buffet-style dining on the ship. It is divided into several sections and is not usually crowded. This dining venue also features an “East Meets West” dining counter that serves French crepes, Asian noodles, German grilled sausages, and even Japanese satay.
Part of the list of places to eat included is Gigi’s Pizza. Aside from its delicious range of pizzas, this center is also a favorite spot on the 7th floor because it is adjacent to the large (floor to ceiling) panoramic windows.
There is, too BBQ salty dog Where premium burgers are served, 100% handmade. They also have a new offering, Street Tacos, which features a choice of grilled lemon chicken or grilled green chile sweet potatoes.
Guests can also choose to dine in their own room by taking advantage of this Room service Eat and it’s free.
Aside from the free dining options, Princess of discovery It also offers a unique dining experience for a fee through its range of specialty restaurants.
Sabatini Italian Restaurant It is one of Princess’s signature specialty restaurants. in Princess of discoveryGuests can enjoy handmade pasta courses such as Spaghetti allo Scoglio and Manicotti alla Sorrentina.
the Lumiere Chef’s Table It is said to be the most unique dining experience in Princess of discovery. Only a select group of guests are limited to a behind-the-scenes tour of the kitchen with champagne and canapés. The multi-course dinner is hosted by the Executive Chef.
In addition, French bistro style Bistro on the Sea Located on the 7th floor, it showcases authentic French dishes. Classics like bisque de homard (lobster bisque), filet mignon, and seared jumbo scallops are just a few of the highlights of the restaurant’s menu.
Guests can also go to Crown Grill Where the “timeless steakhouse tradition” is highlighted. This restaurant serves exceptional chops such as Premium Beef Chop, New Zealand Double Lamb Chops and Porterhouse. In addition, Rib-Eye, Filet Mignon and New York Strip are also part of their steak lineup.
Meanwhile, for a private dining room with a view, guests can always go there Dine on the absolute veranda. A sumptuous multi-course meal, including a delicious lobster tail, delicious steak, selected beverages and appetizers, is served by the ship’s dedicated waitstaff in the privacy of the guest spaces.
Activities on board
The masterpiece of the ship’s entertainment space is the stunning Princess Theater which extends from Deck 6 to Deck 7. Broadway-inspired shows, magicians and comedy shows are performed in the Princess Theater.
The groundbreaking “Movies Under the Stars” is an innovative concept that is now a hallmark of Princess Fleet’s entertainment offerings. It’s an outdoor poolside theater with a modern, Times Square-style, million-dollar LED screen. Additionally, the screen area is over 300 square feet with a 69,000-watt sound system monitors.
For guests who love game shows, trivia and live music, go to Princess Live! The studio is on the 7th floor.
The famous Piazza Atrium shared by Princess ships is also a popular highlight among passengers. The square hosts live music performances from the afternoon until the evening.
Bars and lounges
When it comes to bars and lounges, Discovery Princess has an impressive menu for guests to choose from. Take Five Bar on deck 6 features custom cocktails inspired by jazz. There is also the ship’s signature piano bar – the Crooners Bar. This cocktail hub also features long-running live music.
Furthermore, for guests looking for a variety of champagne and sparkling wine-based cocktails, Bellini’s is the place to go.
Swimming pools and spa
Passengers can also enjoy the ship’s well-designed swimming pools. The ship has two main swimming pools located near Movies Under the Stars. There is also a Wake View Pool which is part of the adults-only sun deck. This pool in the back also has lounge chairs and deck chairs.
For a quieter and more relaxing setting, guests can go to the adults-only Retreat Pool. Here, guests can rent cabins or sun loungers at half-day or full-day rates.
Discovery Princess is also home to the Lotus Spa and Salon. Located in the spa centre, The Enclave is a hydrotherapy pool and thermal suite complex.
The ship also has an extensive fitness center. There are separate locker rooms for male and female guests as well as a wide range of sports equipment to suit guests’ exercise routine.
The glass-bottomed SeaWalk never fails to provide stunning views of the sea and harbor from 39 meters above sea level.
Additionally, there is a jogging track located directly above the roof of the fitness center.
Discovery Princess also offers Camp Discovery for kids. The Tree House at Camp Discovery is designed specifically for children ages three to seven. The lodge, on the other hand, is geared toward children ages 8 to 12 and offers charades, games, scavenger hunts, art programs, and video games.
Princess of discovery Deck plan
The Discovery Princess deck plan shows a total of 1,834 cabins seating 3,668 passengers. This largest ship in the Princess fleet has 19 decks, including 14 bars and lounges, two swimming pools, eight outdoor jacuzzis, and 16 elevators.
Deck 4 houses the ship’s medical centre, while Deck 5 houses The Piazza, Lotus Spa & Salon, The Catch by Rudi, International Cafe and the dining room.
Deck 6 contains the lower level of the Princess Theater, Churchill’s Lounge and Bar, Princess Casino, Princess Shops, Chef’s Table Lumiere, Crooners Bar and Take Five Bar.
Meanwhile, Level 7 houses Sabatinni’s Restaurant, Bellini’s Bar, Gigi’s Pizzeria, Princess Live!, Crown Grill and Vista Lounge.
The living rooms are concentrated from Level 8 to half of Level 16 and part of Level 17. In addition, the Sky Pool, SeaWalk, World Fresh Marketplace, Pastry Shop and Wake View Pool are all located on Level 16.
Deck 17 has a Retreat Pool, Fitness Center, Teen Lounge and Youth Center. On the other hand, the 18th floor houses the sanctuary, sports center, jogging track, and movies under the stars.
Laundry rooms are located on floors 8 to 16. They are self-service laundromats with an ironing board and free detergent.
The deck plan can be viewed here.