Why Celebrate with Princess?
A Princess Cruise is a Celebration!
The most relaxing celebrations don’t require you to lift a finger — only a fork. On land, planning a celebration demands coordination, scheduling, and reservations. On a celebration cruise with Princess, the only hard choice you’ll make is whether you’d like to eat outside on your private balcony, or at one of our award-winning specialty restaurants.
Why? It’s falling in love — or falling in love again — on the ships that inspired The Love Boat. It’s being surprised by moments of celebratory delight — from our Chocolate Journeys dessert program to an elegant champagne toast. It’s being treated by a crew who believe that moments like these are the best part of their job. Princess is world-famous for its celebrations at sea. Come aboard and celebrate...and you’ll find out why Princess offers the best celebration cruises.
For more than 50 years, Princess has helped people celebrate. More than five million guests have sailed for birthdays and more than 10 million for anniversaries. Our MedallionClass® experience personalizes these moments even more. Whether it’s having Champagne delivered wherever you are – perhaps for a sunset toast – or door panels that wish you “Happy Birthday!” as you approach your stateroom, occasions feel extra special here.
But what if one person you love is 17, and the other is 71? A Princess cruise gives you the chance to connect with all of your favorite people – the young and the young at heart, in a place designed to please both. Celebrate together while enjoying the hundreds of amazing activities taking place on Princess ships from morning to night.
Cherish traditions in a new land during a holiday celebration cruise. Christmas, Valentine’s Day, even International Chocolate Day – every holiday is better with Princess. Celebrating a special day of your own? We help guests create personalized festivities for all kinds of unique milestones. Tell us yours, and we'll do our best to make it unforgettable.
Sometimes, it’s not what you get for your special day. It’s what you do. Climb trees with monkeys. Land a helicopter on an ice-blue glacier. Learn a master chef's secret to the perfect soufflé. These aren’t dream items on a bucket list for someday. These are experiences Princess offers today to make your celebration cruise unforgettable.
Princess Cruises Celebration Registry
Celebrating at sea? Birthdays, vow renewals, anniversaries, family reunions – they’re even better with a gift you can enjoy as you sail. Our Celebration Registry makes it easy for family and friends to honor your occasion with contributions to activities and other items of interest. Simply set up your personalized registry with whatever you like, and let your loved ones know about it. Then dream about your festive vacation!
Visit Princess Cruises Celebration Registry to create or search a registry
Where Will You Celebrate?
Princess visits over 300 ports — and you can celebrate in any of them. Here are our top picks for celebrations, all through the year, all around the world.
Trade snow for sand and escape to the islands. The glittering aquamarine of the Caribbean Sea promises the ultimate elixir to the long days of January. It’s no wonder our guests voted the Caribbean as the #1 destination for a celebration vacation.
This Valentine’s Day, journey to the heart of paradise: the islands of the South Pacific. If you’re looking for a party, we have just the Hawaiian luau for you. If you’re looking for a quiet spot…may we recommend the immaculate Isle of Pines, population 1,900? Cooing coconuts, rainbow fish, the soft sound of swaying trees…the tropics await.
Climb the Great Wall of China. Greet cherry blossoms in Japan. Paddle through rice paddies in Vietnam. Sample sizzling street food in Singapore. Asia’s blend of energy, tradition, natural wonder, and cosmopolitan sparkle provide an almost overwhelming array of incredible celebration opportunities.
The ultimate celebration of our world and our oceans, a world cruise offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to the most sophisticated of travelers. Experience unbounded joy as a Princess ship transforms into your new home while you cross off every amazing experience on your bucket list.
Celebrate Mother’s Day by indulging in the ultimate relaxation vacation—a celebration cruise through the California Coast. Attend wine tastings in Santa Barbara, stroll down Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles, and so much more… the California dream is waiting for you!
Unwrap millennia of history in the squares of Rome, Athens, Venice, Barcelona, and more of the most majestic cities of all time. Whether you’re celebrating Father’s Day, graduation, or just the lovely month of June, the Mediterranean will take your breath away.
For a trip the whole family can enjoy together, celebrate togetherness—and summer vacation—by heading to the glaciers! Our award-winning North to Alaska program, featuring animal encounters, scavenger hunts, and so much more, delivers an epic adventure for all ages.
Celebrate summer in the land of the midnight sun. You’ll enjoy endless sunlight to take in the astonishing fjords of Norway, an evening ballet in St. Petersburg, or the magic of Tivoli Gardens.
Fall in love with foliage. Hike historic harbors. Follow the footsteps of our Founding Fathers. Salute Lady Liberty as you sail into the heart of the greatest city in the world—New York, New York. A New England cruise promises an amazing blend of history, natural wonders, culinary delights, and cultural treasures.
The best Halloween celebration cruises take you to the captivating coasts of Mexico during the exciting weeks before Día de los Muertos—Mexico's Day of the Dead. Cultural adventures, natural wonders, and much more await you in Mexico. Onboard, wherever you're sailing, you'll find pumpkins, costume parties, and lots of Halloween fun!
Did you know that Princess was the first cruise line to offer voyages through the Panama Canal? Celebrate Thanksgiving by embarking on another great American tradition—the traversing of the Panama Canal.
Be among the first in the world to ring in the New Year as you watch dazzling fireworks burst over the Sydney Harbor. Celebrate Christmas with a succulent New Zealand lamb roast. Take a joyful journey down under this holiday season.
Celebrations Articles and Videos
Read about the special occasions you can celebrate onboard a Princess Cruise