MS CHARMING (formerly Sea Princess – sister to the Oceana and Sun Princess she likes to world cruise)

This ship was once the P&O Adonia! back in the days when Princess Cruises and P&O were twinned. Now she is the MS Charming.

The more classical styled 77,499-ton, 1,950-passenger, Sea Princess is back in the Princess fleet where it started. It is not the recent Adonia that went to Azamara as the Pursuit. To see the incredibly history of Princess cruises, once part of P&O Princess Cruises, and founded by an ex-Navy Air-corps man come back and read our Princess History blog. The Sea Princess, refurbished in Oct 2015, is a sister ship to the Sun Princess refurbished earlier the same year, and the Oceana, built in Italy. The circa 2,000 guests are over 15 decks in 1008 staterooms in 27 categories. 19 are the wheelchair accessible rooms. The Sea Princess likes to stay around Australia and the South Pacific but also has a world cruise schedule. The largest cabins aboard Sun Princess are the Balcony Suites (470 ft2), but compared to modern ships what used to be the largest ship at sea can now be considered a smaller, more homely ship that its guests love and return to.



  • Rigoletto Restaurant (dinner only, aft Dining Room, with 2 fixed seatings – 5:30 and 7:45 p.m.)
  • Traviata Restaurant (aft Dining Room open for Breakfast 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 a.m., Lunch 12 p.m. – 1 p.m., Afternoon Tea 3:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m., with 2 fixed Dinner seatings- at 5:45 p.m. or 7:45 p.m.)
  • Cafe Corniche (Italian Pizzeria, complimentary)
  • Horizon Court (self-service buffet restaurant, complimentary)
  • Sterling Steakhouse (speciality restaurant)
  • Riviera Grill Bar (BBQ, hotdogs, salads and chips by the pool, complimentary).

WORLD CRUISES – The Sea Princess is one of the ships that really does do long world cruises.

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

Smart Casual
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


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