Princess Cruises

7-night Mediterranean & Aegean Inaugural Cruise

Discovery Princess

Discovery Princess℠, the third vessel designed from the ground up with Princess MedallionClassTM and the final Royal-class ship, will continue to deliver an array of innovative new experiences. Enjoy 270-degree sweeping views from the largest balconies at sea, unwind in ultimate comfort at The Sanctuary, and indulge your senses with world-class dining options from Michelin-star chefs. Plus, Princess Live Entertainment presents spectacular new productions that can only be seen in our state-of-the-art Princess Theater.

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Itinerary highlights
Civitavecchia Italy
Naples Italy
The beach at Kaloi Limenes on the island of Crete, Greece Heraklion, Crete Greece
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The itinerary

Civitavecchia is the cruise gateway to Rome. Italy's vibrant capital lives in the present, but no other city on earth evokes its past so powerfully. For over 2,500 years, emperors, popes, artists, and common citizens have left their mark here. Archaeological remains from ancient Rome, art-stuffed churches, and the treasures of Vatican City vie for your attention, but Rome is also a wonderful place to practice the Italian-perfected il dolce far niente, the sweet art of idleness. Your most memorable experiences may include sitting at a caffè in the Campo de' Fiori or strolling in a beguiling piazza.

Naples is Italy's third largest city. Its claim to fame is the spectacular location along one of the world's most splendid bays, backed by the perfect cone of Mount Vesuvius. In addition to its beautiful setting, Naples' surprises with other outstanding attractions such as the Royal Palace, San Carlos Opera House, and the Castel Nuovo, dating from the 13th-century. Naples provides a convenient starting point for trips to such favoured destinations as Pompeii, Herculaneum and Mount Vesuvius. When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, the population of 20,000 was wiped out, but dozens of buildings were preserved under layers of cinder more than 20 feet deep. The most important finds from Pompeii are displayed in Naples' National Archaeological Museum. A visit here will no doubt enhance a visit to ancient Pompeii. The Isle of Capri can also be reached via a 45-minute hydrofoil service.

Day 3At Sea

Having been controlled by Arabic, Venetian and Ottoman empires over the years - it's no surprise that Heraklion is a diverse patchwork of exotic cultures and historical treasures. Celebrated as the birthplace of the Spanish Renaissance artist, El Greco, you can visit to explore the storied ruins of the Minoan empire's capital, and unearth the rich cultural treasures that Crete’s bustling modern capital has to offer.

The beach at Kaloi Limenes on the island of Crete, Greece

Whilst the busy resort town of Kusadasi offers much in the way of shopping and dining – not to mention a flourishing beach life scene, the real jewel here is Ephesus and the stunning ruined city that really take centre stage. With only 20% of the classical ruins having been excavated, this archaeological wonder has already gained the status as Europe’s most complete classical metropolis. And a metropolis it really is; built in the 10th century BC this UNESCO World Heritage site is nothing short of spectacular. Although regrettably very little remains of the Temple of Artemis (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world), the superb Library of Celsus’ façade is practically intact and it is one of life’s great joys to attend an evening performance in the illuminated ruins once all the tourists have left. The history of the city is fascinating and multi-layered and it is well worth reading up on this beforehand if a visit is planned. Another point of interest for historians would be the house of the Virgin Mary, located on the romantically named Mount Nightingale and just nine kilometres away from Ephesus proper. Legend has it that Mary (along with St. John) spent her final years here, secluded from the rest of the population, spreading Christianity. An edifying experience, even for non-believers. For the less historical minded amongst you, Kusadasi offers plenty in the way of activities. After a stroll through the town, jump in a taxi to Ladies’ Beach (men are allowed), sample a Turkish kebap on one of the many beachfront restaurants and enjoy the clement weather. If you do want to venture further afield, then the crystal clear beaches of Guzelcamli (or the Millipark), the cave of Zeus and the white scalloped natural pools at Pamukkale, known as Cleopatra’s pools, are definitely worth a visit.

The only city in the world that can lay claim to straddling two continents, Istanbul—once known as Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine and then the Ottoman Empire—has for centuries been a bustling metropolis with one foot in Europe and the other in Asia. Istanbul embraces this enviable position with both a certain chaos and inventiveness, ever evolving as one of the world’s most cosmopolitan crossroads. It’s often said that Istanbul is the meeting point of East and West, but visitors to this city built over the former capital of two great empires are likely to be just as impressed by the juxtaposition of old and new. Office towers creep up behind historic palaces, women in chic designer outfits pass others wearing long skirts and head coverings, peddlers’ pushcarts vie with battered old Fiats and shiny BMWs for dominance of the noisy, narrow streets, and the Grand Bazaar competes with modern shopping malls. At dawn, when the muezzin's call to prayer resounds from ancient minarets, there are inevitably a few hearty revelers still making their way home from nightclubs and bars. Most visitors to this sprawling city of more than 14 million will first set foot in the relatively compact Old City, where the legacy of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires can be seen in monumental works of architecture like the brilliant Aya Sofya and the beautifully proportioned mosques built by the great architect Sinan. Though it would be easy to spend days, if not weeks, exploring the wealth of attractions in the historical peninsula, visitors should make sure also to venture elsewhere in order to experience the vibrancy of contemporary Istanbul. With a lively nightlife propelled by its young population and an exciting arts scene that’s increasingly on the international radar—thanks in part to its stint as the European Capital of Culture in 2010—Istanbul is truly a city that never sleeps. It’s also a place where visitors will feel welcome: Istanbul may be on the Bosphorus, but at heart it’s a Mediterranean city, whose friendly inhabitants are effusively social and eager to share what they love most about it.

Put firmly on the map by Jackie O in the 1960s, Mykonos remains the Saint-Tropez of the Greek islands. The scenery is memorable, with its whitewashed streets, Little Venice, the Kato Myli ridge of windmills, and Kastro, the town's medieval quarter. Its cubical two- or three-story houses and churches, with their red or blue doors and domes and wooden balconies, have been long celebrated as some of the best examples of classic Cycladic architecture. Pink oleander, scarlet hibiscus, and trailing green pepper trees form a contrast amid the dazzling whiteness, whose frequent renewal with whitewash is required by law. Any visitor who has the pleasure of getting lost in its narrow streets (made all the narrower by the many outdoor stone staircases, which maximise housing space in the crowded village) will appreciate how its confusing layout was designed to foil pirates—if it was designed at all. Most cruise ships dock in nearby Tourlos, around one mile outside of Mykonos Town. Some ships will anchor at sea and tender their passengers direct to Mykonos Town.

Athens is the birthplace of the modern western world, home to magnificent wonders including the Parthenon, the Acropolis, the Temples of Olympian Zeus and Athena Nike, and the most impressive collection of ancient artefacts at the Archaeological Museum. Athens effortlessly blends its ancient historic landmarks with a youthful, modern energy with chic rooftop bars, eclectic shopping destinations and a bustling art scene. Piraeus is the gateway to Athens for cruise visitors, which is easily accessible by public transport.

The ship Discovery Princess

Discovery Princess℠, the third vessel designed from the ground up with Princess MedallionClassTM and the final Royal-class ship, will continue to deliver an array of innovative new experiences. Enjoy 270-degree sweeping views from the largest balconies at sea, unwind in ultimate comfort at The Sanctuary, and indulge your senses with world-class dining options from Michelin-star chefs. Plus, Princess Live Entertainment presents spectacular new productions that can only be seen in our state-of-the-art Princess Theater.

Capacity
3660
Cabins
1834
Total crew
1346
Length
1083m

Food and drink

Indulge your appetite whenever you wish on board Princess®. Every hour, our chefs are busy baking, grilling and sautéing great-tasting fare from scratch. Princess offers unparalleled inclusive dining options throughout the ship with a wide range of culinary delights to suit any palate, from endless buffet choice to gourmet pizza, frosty treats, decadent desserts and much more.

Anytime Dining

Just like a restaurant at home, Anytime Dining enables guests the freedom to dine when and with whom they wish, at any... Read more
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Traditonal Dining

Indulge in the Classic Cruise Experience

Harkening back to the Golden Era of sea travel, our Traditional Dining option allows you to... Read more

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Crafted by Curtis Stone

In the Main Dining Room, savor fresh new cuisine designed by award-winning Chef Curtis Stone during every voyage. Personal reflections on the... Read more
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Chocolate Journeys

Indulge Your Chocolate Fantasies

There are few foods that inspire as much passion as chocolate, and master chocolatier Norman Love has designed... Read more

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Alfredo's Pizzeria

Hand-Tossed Pizza, Hot Out of the Oven

Named for our Master Chef, Alfredo Marzi and voted "Best Pizza at Sea" by USA... Read more

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Italian

World Fresh Marketplace

Taste the World One Station at a Time

The World Fresh Marketplace boasts food stations from around the world that offer endless... Read more

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International Cafe

Sip and Snack Around the Clock

Open 24-hours a day, the International Café located in the Piazza is the place for an... Read more

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Cafe

The Salty Dog Grill

Treat yourself to one of our 100% handmade Gourmet Burgers, including our Princess Burger or Triple Smoked Burger. The Salty Dog Grill... Read more
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American

Ocean Terrace

Celebrate Seafood

The Ocean Terrace seafood bar is ideal for those who love to feast on the bounty from the sea. This... Read more

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Japanese

Slice Pizzeria

Our top-deck pizzeria features a bold new look that sets the stage for tempting offerings that include specialties inspired by local favorites... Read more
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Italian

Afternoon Tea

Celebration of Tasty Teas and Divine Desserts

Afternoon tea is a treasured tradition whether it’s a special occasion, an intimate moment for... Read more

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British

Gelato

Frosty & Savory Italian-style Treats

It’s a gelateria and a creperie all in one. Indulge in delicious, Italian-style ice cream creations, including homemade... Read more

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Gelato

Chef's Table Lumiere

A Dazzling Dining Adventure

An extraordinary treat for both gastronomes and gourmet novices, the Chef’s Table Lumiere is a perfect culinary journey... Read more

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Sabatini's Italian Trattoria

From across the fleet, treasured family recipes curated from our Italian chefs inspire the menu at this transformation of our acclaimed specialty... Read more
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Italian

The Salty Dog Gastropub

A warm, inviting gastropub experience developed with Ernesto Uchimura, a founding chef of the original Umami Burger. Try one of our innovative... Read more
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Gastro

Crown Grill

Timeless Steakhouse Traditions

With a rich wood décor and a theater-style kitchen, it’s no wonder Crown Grill was named among the “Best... Read more

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Ultimate Balcony Dining

A Private Dining Room with a View

Choose a luxurious breakfast or experience the “ultimate” romantic dinner at sea: a sumptuous multi-course... Read more

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Entertainment

On every Princess ship, you'll find so many ways to play, day or night. Explore The Shops of Princess, celebrate cultures at our Festivals of the World or learn a new talent — our onboard activities will keep you engaged every moment of your cruise vacation.

Music & Dancing

Dazzling Entertainment Every Day and Night

When it comes to music and dancing we’ve got everything that your musical palette may desire.... Read more

Vegas Style Casino

For Novices, Casual Players, or High Rollers

From gaming lessons to the latest slot machines to prize tournaments, our Casinos offer fun... Read more

Discover at Sea Programs

Discover Even More with Discovery™

Our exclusive partnership with Discovery™ lets you come back captivated with Stargazing on our top deck and... Read more

Platinum Photography Studio

Capture a Memorable Moment in Time

Our Platinum Studio specializes in premium black and white portraits. Skilled photographers using expert lighting techniques... Read more

Top Deck Parties

The Height of Festivities at Sea

For breathtaking ocean views and engaging opportunities to meet new friends and celebrate your voyage, no place... Read more

Movie Under the Stars

A Reel Treat Day or Night

Throughout the day and night, our exclusive open-air poolside amphitheater is the go-to destination for feature... Read more

A Voice of the Ocean

The No. 1 TV Singing Competition Rocks the High Seas!

Have you got The Voice of the Ocean? Princess Cruises brings the... Read more

Original Musical Productions

Great Venues Large and Small

Crafted by some of the world’s top directors and choreographers, our remarkable and dynamic Princess productions transport... Read more

Festivals of the World

Experience the World’s Great Celebrations

There’s nothing like a Princess party to bring people together. Our Festivals of the World hosts onboard... Read more

Featured Guest Entertainers

At Night, the Stars Shine Bright on Our Stages

Grab a seat, order a cocktail and be prepared to be entertained by... Read more

The Shops of Princess

Tax and Duty-free Shopping

It’s no surprise The Shops are awarded “Best Onboard Shopping” from Porthole magazine year after year. On board,... Read more

Take Five

The Only Jazz Theater at Sea

Relive the roots of jazz each evening with a live trio performing brilliant classics and telling tales... Read more

Princess Live!

Live Acts and Spirited Gatherings

Join family or friends at an intimate table in the spacious Princess Live! and Café, and enjoy your... Read more

Princess Theater

Broadway-Style Productions at Sea

With dazzling stage sets, artists from around the globe, modern hits and timeless classics, the Princess Theater, our... Read more

Crooners

Marvelous Martinis and Melodies

Step into Crooners bar and be transported to the classic Sinatra era, made complete with a top notch... Read more

The Piazza

Take a Stroll into the European-style Piazza

Discover Old World charm as you stroll through our breathtaking Piazza—a hub of activity, inspired... Read more

Vista Show Lounge

Top Notch Entertainment & Crafted Cocktails

The newly re-designed Vista Lounge at the aft of the ship features an endless variety of... Read more

MedallionNet Wi-Fi

Fast – Reliable - Unlimited

MedallionNet delivers Wi-Fi wherever you are, letting you stream your favorite shows, movies, music, sports. Stay connected... Read more

Health and fitness

Revitalize and refresh body, mind and soul with Princess®. From rejuvenating spa treatments and the tranquility of a top-deck retreat reserved just for adults to our state-of-the-art fitness centers, you’ll find all the elements to come back new.

Sports Court

Get in the Game with a Variety of Activities

Feel the court under your feet and the thrill of victory as you... Read more

Lotus Spa

Go Ahead, Be Pampered – You Deserve It

Named "Best Spa on a Cruise Ship" by Spafinder Wellness 365™, the Lotus Spa®... Read more

Lotus Spa Fitness Center

A Host of Ways to Get an Energizing Workout

The Lotus Spa Fitness Center offers fitness programs designed to help you maximize... Read more

The Enclave at Lotus Spa

Luxuriate in Our Largest-ever Thermal Suite

Open the door to The Enclave, home to Princess’ largest-ever thermal suite and a dramatic hydro-therapy... Read more

Pools (Retreats, Wakeview, Top Deck)

So Many Cool Places to Unwind

Take a cool dip and lounge by a shimmering pool. Or soak away the day’s adventures in... Read more

Kids and teens

From family-friendly stateroom options to enriching youth and family programs, quality time is time well spent. Onboard activities spark curiosity and fuel creativity while excursions ashore engage and inspire!

Just for Kids 3-7

Explore the Treehouse

Even the littlest guests will delight in this whimsical, forest-themed world that inspires playtime and invites exploration. Kids, ages... Read more

Just for Kids 8-12

Step into the Lodge

Inspired by the great outdoors, this cozy center keeps kids busy with games, dancing and kid-sized Olympic competitions.... Read more

Just for Teens 13-17

Hang Out in the Beach House

This contemporary lounge is "the place” for teens — perfect for hanging out and socializing with... Read more

Family

Quality Time Together

Princess makes it easy to sail together in comfort. There is a wide selection of staterooms accommodating up to... Read more

Enrichment

Art Gallery & Auction

Art Lovers Rejoice—Enjoy Exquisite Art Aboard

Great art, like the destinations we visit, can be awe-inspiring. Peruse our extensive art gallery, or... Read more

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Clothing Recommendations

You should dress for a cruise with Princess the same way you would for any stylish land-based resort.

Casual sportswear, including shorts, lightweight... Read more

Smoking Policy

Keeping the comfort of our guests a priority, and in consideration of consumer studies which show smokers are a small minority of... Read more

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