One of the Princess ships that offers sailings from Southampton. Emerald Princess entered service in April 2007 and was refurbished in Dec 2015 (written March 2018). She has sister ships that include Ruby Princess and Crown Princess, but unlike her sister ships at P&O the Azura and Ventura she features two nightclubs. Princess cruises have been described as being more lively and younger than P&O cruises, and they do have slightly fewer formal nights though there is no escaping the dress code, see below. So as cruisers you have the chance to choose what between brands and styles as the ships are very similar. It has nearly 900 staterooms with balconies, and the familiar Sanctuary; a tranquil haven reserved for adults as well as being voted the best cruise line for food lovers by Food and Wine magazine. The Emerald Princess follows the pattern of many ships we are familiar with in the UK, Europe in the summer and Caribbean in the winter.
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You should dress for a cruise with Princess the same way you would for any stylish land-based resort.
Guest attire should be in keeping with what they would wear to a nice restaurant at home.
- Skirts/dresses, slacks, and sweaters for ladies
- Pants and open-neck shirts for men
Inappropriate dinner wear such as pool or beach attire, shorts, ball caps and casual jeans (with fraying and/or holes) are not permitted in the dining rooms. Shoes must be worn.
When formal nights are held, please observe the dress code in the Traditional Dining and Anytime Dining venues for the enjoyment of all our guests.
- Evening gowns and cocktail dresses for women
- Tuxedos, dinner jackets or dark suits with a tie for men
Princess offers formal wear rental on all cruises; this can be arranged prior to embarkation.
Dress with an elegance and style that is perfect for all the formal activities on your cruise with Princess. Cruiseline Formal Wear delivers beautifully-tailored clothing directly to your stateroom.
Learn about the very special Princess Luxury Bed