The cost to spend the month of January 2017 on the Royal Princess is about $295 per day for two people. The ship sails out of Fort Lauderdale, and makes three cruises of 10 days each during this month. The prices and itineraries were pulled directly from the Princess Cruises website in March 2016.
I’m concluding my series of looking at the costs of living on Princess ships with this post. I’ve looked at costs on Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian. Whereas I just looked at the ship with the cheapest cruises on the other cruiselines, I decided to compare costs of three Princess ships. The itineraries looked interesting. We’re getting up into the stratosphere of cruising costs as we approach $300/day for a couple to cruise. At this point, I’m looking at the feasibility for most people, myself included, to cruise for the long term, and in the future I aim to limit choices to lower cost scenarios.
The Royal runs 10 night itineraries from Fort Lauderdale, and visits some lesser visited ports such as Dominica, and St. Lucia. There are three 10-nighters that depart in January.
Royal Princess January 9 2017 Itinerary
The Royal stops at the Princess Cays private island before visiting St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados, and St. Kitts. The map above is the one Princess supplies for both the January 9 cruise and the January 29 cruise. The itinerary map doesn’t exactly reflect either itinerary.
Royal Princess January 19 2017 Itinerary
This cruise visits Aruba, Bonaire, Grenada, Dominica, St. Thomas, and the Princess Cays.
Royal Caribbean January 29 2017 Itinerary
Princess uses the same itinerary map for this cruise as for the Jan. 9 cruise. This itinerary visits Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Kitts, St. Thomas, and Grand Turk. (This cruise substitutes Grand Turk for Princess Cays in the Jan. 9 itinerary.
Here is the cost breakdown for the three cruises.
The cost of sailing 30 days on the Royal Princess is $295.03 a day for two people.
And here are the cost-per-day (for two) comparisons so far between the cruise lines.
Royal Caribbean $235
Norwegian $285 (but includes drink package)
Caribbean Princess $265
Royal Princess $295