Princess Cruises

14-night Search for the Northern Lights

Island Princess

Custom-built to sail through the Panama Canal, this cruise ship offers exclusive features for a unique cruise experience.

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Boats in Southampton Harbour Southampton United Kingdom
Stavanger Norway
Tromsø Norway
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The itinerary

Southampton is the UK's largest and busiest cruise port, catering for over 1.5 million passengers every year. Located just a two hour drive out of London, or an 80-minute train journey, Southampton has a rich history on display across the city's museums and cultural venues, as well as leading shopping shopping outlets, many restaurants and bars, and award-winning public parks. Walking around the city centre, you'll see many remnants of the ancient city walls, don't miss the Bargate Monument – a Grade I-listed medieval gatehouse. Further afield, you can take in the sights of nearby cities of Portsmouth and Winchester, or visit the world-renowned heritage site of Stonehenge.

Boats in Southampton Harbour

Day 2At Sea

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Stavanger flourished in the 19th century as a fishing port. While other towns in Norway have suffered with the decline of this industry, Stavanger has kept its economy booming by diversifying, first into shipbuilding and now into oil. These two contrasting industries have created a city of two halves – a modern area of high-rise buildings and a historic centre with cobbled streets and old wooden houses. The city centre was the birthplace of Alexander Kielland, one of the great 19th-century Norwegian novelists. Stavanger Cathedral, dating from 1125, is an impressive building and the only medieval cathedral in Norway that has not been substantially altered since it was first built. From Stavanger you can explore the attractive blue waters of Lysefjord, surrounded by cliffs and striking rock formations, and also visit Hafrsfjord where the Viking King Harald won an important battle that started the Unification of Norway. Those preferring to explore on their own may wish to visit the interesting Petroleum Museum.

Day 4At Sea

Day 5At Sea

With its centre located on the island of Tromsø, the municipality of Tromsø is more than five times the size of Norway’s capital, Oslo, and is the world’s northernmost university city. Lying 200 miles inside the Arctic Circle, it is known as the 'Gateway to the Arctic' because it was used as a starting point for hunters looking for Arctic foxes, polar bears and seals. In the 19th century it was a base for explorers on Arctic expeditions – a history that is remembered in the city’s Polar Museum, which you can visit on an excursion. Also commemorated in the area is the history of Norway’s indigenous people, the Sami. Visitors can learn about the traditions, heritage and modern preservation of the Sami culture at the Tromsø Museum. Nowadays, Tromsø is a charming mix of old and new, with wooden buildings sitting alongside contemporary architecture such as the impressive glacier-like Arctic Cathedral, which features one of the largest stained glass windows in Europe. Looking down on the city is Mount Storsteinen, and a cable car runs to the top, giving wonderful views over the surrounding countryside of forested peaks and reindeer pastures.

People have been attracted to the community of Alta for thousands of years, and prehistoric rock carvings discovered in 1973 can be seen at the Alta Museum. Situated at the head of the Altafjord, it is a lush, green and hospitable shelter in the otherwise cold and windswept Finnmark landscape. Halfway between the grim, barren mountain plateau and the wet, stormy coast, Alta offers tree-clad valleys, pleasant temperatures and no more rain than the Sahara. However at 70 degrees North it is quite a different story in winter, when heavy snowfalls and sub-zero temperatures are the order of the day, and clear dark night skies become the arena for dazzling displays of the elusive Aurora Borealis, also referred to as 'the temperamental lady' by Laplanders. The world’s first Northern Lights Observatory, which played an important role in the development of geophysical and meteorological research during the first half of the 20th century, is located just 12 miles from Alta. Perched atop Haldde Mountain, it towers almost 3,000 feet above Kafjord, where the battleship Tirpitz was based during the Second World War.

People have been attracted to the community of Alta for thousands of years, and prehistoric rock carvings discovered in 1973 can be seen at the Alta Museum. Situated at the head of the Altafjord, it is a lush, green and hospitable shelter in the otherwise cold and windswept Finnmark landscape. Halfway between the grim, barren mountain plateau and the wet, stormy coast, Alta offers tree-clad valleys, pleasant temperatures and no more rain than the Sahara. However at 70 degrees North it is quite a different story in winter, when heavy snowfalls and sub-zero temperatures are the order of the day, and clear dark night skies become the arena for dazzling displays of the elusive Aurora Borealis, also referred to as 'the temperamental lady' by Laplanders. The world’s first Northern Lights Observatory, which played an important role in the development of geophysical and meteorological research during the first half of the 20th century, is located just 12 miles from Alta. Perched atop Haldde Mountain, it towers almost 3,000 feet above Kafjord, where the battleship Tirpitz was based during the Second World War.

Day 9At Sea

Day 11At Sea

The coastal town of Ålesund is the commercial capital of the Møre og Romsdal district. But more important, it is noted for its characteristic Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) buildings, which some claim make Ålesund one of the most beautiful towns in Norway. This Art Nouveau style emerged when the town was completely rebuilt after a devastating fire in 1904 destroyed nearly 800 buildings and left 10,000 residents homeless. It is said that the fire started by a tipped oil lamp. Rebuilding was carried out with the help of many young, foreign architects who added their own flourishes to the architectural blend of German Jugendstil and Viking roots. Today, narrow streets are crammed with buildings topped with turrets, spires and gables that bear decorations of dragonheads and curlicues. As one of the few remaining Art Nouveau towns in the world, in 1998 Ålesund was awarded the coveted Houens National Memorial Prize for the preservation of its unique architecture.

Day 13At Sea

Day 14At Sea

Southampton is the UK's largest and busiest cruise port, catering for over 1.5 million passengers every year. Located just a two hour drive out of London, or an 80-minute train journey, Southampton has a rich history on display across the city's museums and cultural venues, as well as leading shopping shopping outlets, many restaurants and bars, and award-winning public parks. Walking around the city centre, you'll see many remnants of the ancient city walls, don't miss the Bargate Monument – a Grade I-listed medieval gatehouse. Further afield, you can take in the sights of nearby cities of Portsmouth and Winchester, or visit the world-renowned heritage site of Stonehenge.

Boats in Southampton Harbour

The ship Island Princess

Custom-built to sail through the Panama Canal, this cruise ship offers exclusive features for a unique cruise experience.

Capacity
2200
Cabins
987
Total crew
900
Length
964m

Food and drink

The Princess chefs are true culinary artists who insist on serving the very finest cuisine - and it shows. The entire fleet has been inducted into the prestigious Chaîne des Rôtisseurs gastronomic society. Each chef's menu is creative and the selections change every day. Pair that with impeccable service and you're in for an unforgettable gourmet experience.

Traditional Dining Room- Provence Dining Room

This ship offers a formal dining room in the cruise tradition, with Traditional Dining at the same times for each meal, with... Read more

Complimentary
Classic

Sabatini's

This Italian restaurant is a refined yet casual dining establishment rich in atmosphere, showcasing an Italian and Mediterranean menu with a heavy... Read more

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Italian

Bayou Café & Steakhouse

Passengers are able to enjoy jazz music along with traditional Cajun and Creole-infused dishes in the very first New Orleans restaurant at... Read more

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New Orleans

Ultimate Balcony Dining

Stay in for dinner and enjoy the Ultimate Balcony Dining Experience, delivered right to the comfort of your own balcony.

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Horizon Court Buffet

Get a quick and satisfying bite whenever you like at the ship's Casual Dining eateries, or get take-out and dine by the... Read more

Complimentary
Buffet

Patisserie

Get a quick and satisfying bite whenever you like at our Casual Dining eateries, or get take-out and dine by the pool.

Complimentary
Bakery

Casual Eating

Get a quick and satisfying bite whenever you like at our Casual Dining eateries, or get take-out and dine by the pool.

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Anytime Dining- Bordeaux Dining Room

Anytime Dining means you aren't limited to eating at a fixed time or place on the ship. Instead, the choice of when... Read more

Complimentary
Classic

Entertainment

To say the nightlife onboard is entertaining is an understatement. Illuminating the stage in captivating productions, Princess Cruises performers are some of the most talented musicians, singers and dancers at sea. Their Princess Signature Shows, lounge performers, movies and casinos are just some of the entertainment guests enjoy as they escape completely.

Princess Theatre

Princess Cruises largest theatre yet, with sophisticated architectural lighting. West End-style shows are on every cruise, with more than one performance each... Read more

Movies Under The Stars

Boasting a giant screen 30% larger than Princess Cruises other ships, this signature poolside venue presents first-run movies, sporting events and concerts... Read more

The Casino

This London-themed casino features an array of the latest slots and your favourite games of chance including blackjack, Texas Hold'em, and roulette.

Explorers Lounge

Explorers Lounge, located on the Fiesta Deck, is a multi functional venue with entertainment ranging from art auctions and game shows to... Read more

Wheelhouse Bar

Step into the Wheelhouse Bar on-board for a taste of British tradition. You'll find a menu of favourites advertised on chalkboards and... Read more

Churchill Lounge

The Churchill Lounge, on the Promenade Deck, is the ship's intimate smoking lounge where guests can also request a cognac from Crooners... Read more

Crooners Bar

Offering an enticing menu of 75 martinis, plus entertainers at spectacular duelling glass pianos.

Shops & Boutiques

The boutiques onboard offer more than just accessories and sundries you may have left at home. Shop onboard and benefit from incredible... Read more

Cyber Café

Internet access is available on all Princess vessels through the 24-hour onboard Internet Cafe and wireless network- which is available in staterooms... Read more

Health and fitness

The many activities onboard Coral Princess are designed to stimulate, educate, entertain, inspire and sweat - not necessarily in that order. But guests can be sure the crew onboard the ship, will do their best to cover all the bases. From art auctions to the Lotus Spa, this ship is loaded with fun things to do.

Pools & Spas

Sometimes floating serenely just isn't enough - splash around, ride the waves, swim against the current or take a dip in one... Read more

Sports Centre

This ship will keep you on the run, literally, with basketball, paddle tennis, jogging tracks and state-of-the-art gyms equipped with machines that'll... Read more

The Sanctuary

Leave stress at the door when you enter this blissful signature haven exclusively for adults. Perfect for that al fresco massage, feel... Read more

Kids and teens

Passengers ages 3-17 will enjoy many exciting onboard activities. The Youth Centres and Teen Lounges are staffed by experienced counsellors, who are ready to ensure the youngest cruisers stay happy all day long. There’s everything from art projects, game tables, the latest movies, pizza parties, talent shows, video games, and much more.

Children under the age of 3 are welcome to visit the Youth Centre, if accompanied and supervised by a parent at all times.

Princess Pelicans

Ages 3-7: There’s an exciting toddler area, a mini air hockey table, great arts and crafts stations, plus a space for group activities... Read more

Shockwaves

Ages 8-12: Offering games and activities like air hockey, skeeball, and video game stations – not to mention a dedicated lounge with a... Read more

Remix

Ages 13-17: Featuring a new lounge area, perfect for meeting new friends, with skeeball, foosball, and great video games. In the teen-only exclusive... Read more

Enrichment

When is a cruise an opportunity to enrich? When it's a Princess cruise. This ship offers area lectures, art exhibits and classes taught by local experts.

Edutainment

Princess Cruises believe learning is fun. Through their exclusive partnership with the California Science Centre, their Youth Staff are trained to deliver... Read more

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Expand your mind with an array of engaging [email protected] opportunities. There are up to 40 classes on every cruise. Tantalise your taste... Read more

Art Collections, Galleries and Auctions

Princess Fine Arts auctions are fun, fast-paced, and offer an exciting opportunity to collect exceptional works of art. You’ll find some of... Read more

Princess Cruises Book Club

The Princess Cruises Book Club offers an opportunity for fascinating literary discussions among passengers. Books are carefully selected from a variety of... Read more

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Disabled Facilities

Wheelchair users will find access-friendly design across most of the Princess fleet, making it easy to enjoy each vessel's restaurants, theatres, spas,... Read more

Special Dietary Requirements

Princess Cruises are happy to meet your request for low-sodium, low-fat, low-sugar and vegetarian diets. Kosher meals and baby food are available... Read more

Age Restrictions

The legal drinking age of 21 years is always observed onboard all ships and proof of age may be required. All on-board... Read more

Dress Code

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

Drinks Packages

All Inclusive Beverage Package:
Relax and enjoy the convenience of an all inclusive beverage package featuring any drink up to $10 including cocktails,... Read more

E-Cigarette & Smoking Policies

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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