What are the plug sockets on Princess Cruises? (2023)

One question that lots of cruisers have is ‘what plug sockets are on a cruise ship?’ It’s handy to know in advance in case you need to take a plug adapter or charging station. It’s important to note that not all ships are the same and the plug sockets on Princess Cruises differ ship-by-ship.

In this post, I have compiled a comprehensive list of the plug sockets on each Princess cruise ship and which adapters and charging stations you are allowed to take on your cruise.

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1What plug sockets are on Princess Cruises?

2Caribbean Princess plug sockets

3Plug sockets on Coral Princess

4Crown Princess sockets

5Diamond Princess

6What plug sockets are on Discovery Princess?

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7Emerald Princess plug sockets

8Enchanted Princess

10What plug sockets are on Island Princess?

11Majestic Princess plug sockets

12Regal Princess

13Royal Princess plug sockets

14Ruby Princess plug points

15Sapphire Princess

16What plug sockets are on Sky Princess?

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17Plug Adapters for Cruise Ships

18Best Power Strip for U.S. Cruisers

What plug sockets are on Princess Cruises?

Princess Cruises ships have mainly U.S. plug sockets but the newer, Royal Class ships also include European sockets. On some of its ships there are Universal plug sockets that can take Australian plugs. USB charging points have been introduced on Princess Cruises newest ships.

I have done some research to confirm the plug sockets on each Princess cruise ship so you can plan exactly what you may need to bring.

Caribbean Princess plug sockets

Caribbean Princess has U.S. plug adapters only. There are two or three 110V plug sockets found by the stateroom desk.

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Plug sockets on Coral Princess

There is limited plug sockets on Coral Princess with only one U.S. 110V socket located on the desk. Wheelchair accessible cabins have an additional socket on the wall with space to be able to recharge an electric scooter.

Crown Princess sockets

On Crown Princess, you will find two U.S. power sockets that are situated by the desk next to the telephone. I’d recommend taking a power bar so that you can charge two or more devices at a time.

Diamond Princess

There are at least two U.S. plug sockets in Diamond Princess cabins and a universal socket that will take Australian plugs.

What plug sockets are on Discovery Princess?

Discovery Princess has 110V, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings, one European plug fitting and USB sockets.

Emerald Princess plug sockets

Emerald Princess has two U.S. power sockets by the desk and a USB point on the TV.

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Enchanted Princess

Enchanted Princess has 110V, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings, one European plug fitting and USB sockets.

Grand Princess plug sockets

On Grand Princess, there are two U.S. 110V sockets by the desk. These are very close together so can be difficult to use at the same time. Consider packing an extender or power strip (without surge protector) if you have lots of devices that will require charging.

What plug sockets are on Island Princess?

Two U.S. 110V sockets are situated by the desk but are very close together so it is difficult to use both at the same without an outlet extender or power strip (make sure it does not have a surge protector). In some instances a third socket may be located near the door but is not standard in every cabin.

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Majestic Princess plug sockets

Two USB ports are located beside the bed to charge devices and an Australian power socket (in addition to US and European outlets).

Regal Princess

There are no plug sockets next to the bed on Regal Princess. By the desk, there are three plug sockets: one European socket and two U.S. 120V sockets. It would useful to take a USB charging hub if you have lots of devices that require USB charging.

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Royal Princess plug sockets

As with Regal Princess, there are no charging points next to the bed on Royal Princess. By the desk, there are three plug sockets: one European socket and two U.S. 120V sockets. Take a USB charging hub if you have multiple devices that require USB charging points.

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Ruby Princess plug points

On Ruby Princess there are two U.S. 110v outlets are situated at the desk with another 110v outlet behind the TV.

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Sapphire Princess

There are two standard U.S. plug sockets in cabins on Sapphire Princess, with a ‘secret’ socket under the bed! I happened to capture the sockets on the desk, when I took this photo of the flowers delivered to our cabin.

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What plug sockets are on Sky Princess?

Sky Princess has 110V, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings, one European plug fitting and USB sockets on the wall and in lamps.

Plug Adapters for Cruise Ships

If you need to take a plug adapter to use on a cruise ship, you need to make sure you choose one that is suitable for a cruise ship. Cruise ship sockets are different to those on land and therefore you should pick a non-surge protector plug adapter.

A plug adapter with a surge protector runs the risk of overloading the circuit, causing electrical damage and fire. This is why it’s important to check your adapter doesn’t have surge protection built in. If it does, it may be confiscated by the cruise line on arrival.

Electrical devices such as small fans, power strips, multi plug box outlets/adaptors, and extension cords without surge protectors are allowed on board when used with proper caution. However, if such devices are determined to pose a hazard they will be removed and returned the last day of the cruise prior to disembarkation.

Princess Cruises

You can take a look at the full list of prohibited items on Princess Cruises.

Best Power Strip for U.S. Cruisers

If you are a U.S. citizen and require more plug sockets than your cabin has (or if the plug sockets are so close together you can only use one at a time), I would recommend purchasing a Cruise On Power Strip from Amazon.

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This power strip meets cruise ship requirements, so you know it’s safe to use and won’t be confiscated.

It has three U.S. plug sockets and two USB charging points.

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Best Power Strip for U.K. Cruisers

U.K. based cruise passengers need to have plug adapters for the U.S. and European plug sockets mainly found on Princess Cruises.

These are trickier to find but I did come across some non-surge protected options at Screwfix. The best solution is to use a U.K. non surge protected power adapter with a travel adapter. This would allow you to use a cruise approved power strip in any type of socket (provided you had the right travel adapter).

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Final Thoughts

It’s important that you check which travel adapters you need before your cruise. Hopefully, this post has helped you to decide what you require. Princess Cruises will always have U.S. plug sockets and so if you live outside of the U.S. it’s important that you pack some travel adapters.

The worst case scenario is that you’ll have to purchase a travel adapter from the onboard shop.

If you have lots of devices that need charging, a power strip is useful to pack. The most important thing is that the power strip does not have surge protection, to ensure that it is safe to use on you cruise.

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FAQs

What plug sockets are used on Princess cruise ships? ›

Royal Princess plug sockets

By the desk, there are three plug sockets: one European socket and two U.S. 120V sockets. Take a USB charging hub if you have multiple devices that require USB charging points.

What sockets do cruise ships have? ›

All cruise ships feature either a British socket, Continental socket or US socket, with the newest and most technologically advanced ships featuring USB charging ports too.

Do you need travel plugs on a cruise ship? ›

All cabins and staterooms onboard P&O Cruises and Cunard Line feature the traditional three-pin socket you'll be used to using throughout your home, so there's no need to pack any adapters.

Does Princess allow extension cords? ›

Princess Cruises.

Princess does still allow power strips and multi-plug adapters and extension cords on board as long as they are in a good safe condition and are used properly, also, no surge protector on them.

Can you wear jeans to dinner on a Princess Cruise? ›

Princess Cruise Line

Smart casual options include casual dresses and skirts, or pants and a nice top. Nice jeans (clean and not torn) are permitted in Princess' main dining room and specialty restaurants on smart casual evenings.

Can you take a portable charger on a cruise? ›

There's also a helpful list of items that are prohibited on your cruise so you can be sure to leave them at home. Go ahead and pack the portable phone batteries or portable chargers with you. Those are allowed and are very helpful if you like to take lots of photos and videos as you travel.

Is it better to take cash or card on a cruise? ›

We highly recommend paying for anything OFF of the ship in cash. Ports in tourist areas are typically safe from violent crime, but petty crime like theft — or credit card fraud — can happen. So if you plan to pay for meals and entertainment with a card, there is always the risk of being overcharged, charged twice, etc.

Can you take a cigarette lighter on a cruise ship? ›

Matches and normal lighteners are allowed onboard. However ""torch lighters"" and novelty lighters that look like guns are not allowed onboard. Torch lighters emit a powerful concentrated flame, and therefore are prohibited.

What do US plug sockets look like? ›

For USA there are two associated plug types, types A and B. Plug type A is the plug which has two flat parallel pins and plug type B is the plug which has two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin. USA operates on a 120V supply voltage and 60Hz.

Do cruise ships have 2 or 3 prong outlets? ›

On all ships, each stateroom has one electric outlet located at the desk. The outlet is equipped with a 3-prong 110 volt (North America Grounded) and a 220 volt (Europe German-Style).

Can I take extension cord on a cruise ship? ›

Power strips, multi plug box outlets/adaptors and extension cords (without surge protectors) are allowed on board when used with proper caution. However, if such devices are determined to pose a hazard, they will be removed and returned the last day of the cruise prior to debark.

Do you have to turn your phone off on a cruise? ›

But, please be aware that cellular data used on the ship or in certain ports of call will result in charges from your cell phone provider. As you sail into international waters, these expenses can add up, so we recommend that guests turn off their cellular data and connect to the ship's Wi-Fi instead.

What is not allowed on a Princess cruise ship? ›

Hookah and Water Hookah Pipes, candles and incense, strike-anywhere matches, clothing irons, heating pads, hot plates, kettles, coffee makers, toasters and other electronic cooking appliances. Alcohol in violation of the company alcohol policy. All illegal drugs, including medications without proper prescriptions.

Can I bring bottled water on Princess? ›

Passengers are permitted to bring as much bottled water (bottles must be manufacturer sealed) as they want onboard a Princess cruise, but only on embarkation day.

How strict is Princess dress code? ›

Princess Cruises is smart casual, so pack clothing that adheres to that guideline. On the informal side of things, both men and women may want to pack away breezy shirts, comfortable sandals and shorts for the day, while they can opt for a sweatshirt or windbreaker to help them stay warm if temperatures drop.

Do you have to dress up for formal night on a Princess cruise? ›

The dress code for formal nights on a Princess Cruise is tuxedos, dinner jackets or dark suits for men and evening gowns, cocktail dresses or elegant pantsuits for women. Smart-casual attire includes pants and open-neck shirts for men and skirts or dresses, slacks and sweaters for women.

Can you wash clothes on a Princess cruise? ›

Wash and press services are available on all ships, with same-day service carrying a 50 percent surcharge. Princess Cruises also provides dry cleaning and self-service launderettes. Self-service laundry is $2 per load for washing and for drying, and detergent is $1.25; ironing equipment is available without charge.

Is there a formal night on Princess Cruises? ›

Number of Formal Nights: Four- to six-night cruises have one formal evening; seven- to 13-night cruises have two; 14- to 20-night cruises have three; 21- to 28-night cruises have four; cruises of 29 nights or more have a minimum of five.

Should I bring a purse on a cruise? ›

Bring a small purse to hold your cruise card and camera when walking around the ship. I always like to have my camera with me so carrying a small purse means I don't have to always have it in hand.

Do cell phones work on cruises? ›

Yes, you can make calls, text, and even video chat from a cruise ship. In port, you can connect to local roaming networks. At sea, you can either make calls via a satellite connection or pay for the ship's Wi-Fi (also via satellite) and make Wi-Fi calls, text or video chat via the internet.

How can I use my phone without a cruise charge? ›

You won't pay extra for using any app that does not require data or is not connected to the internet. Apps such as games, food diaries and music or video players that have content already downloaded onto the phone can be used while your phone is in airplane mode without racking up any charges.

How much money should I bring on a $5 day cruise? ›

As a general rule, plan to have $50 to $100 each day in the local currency. Also, you may want to bring an extra $20 a day for tipping crew members. Make sure to include smaller bills for tips. Fifty to a hundred dollars a day should be enough to cover small purchases, tips and snacks at each port.

How much tip should you leave on a cruise? ›

Most cruise lines suggest tipping $10 to $12 per day per passenger (not per couple), regardless of age. For a seven-day cruise, this means each cruiser should budget at least $70 for gratuities, or $140 per cabin for two people. How do I pay the gratuities?

What is a good amount of money to take on a cruise? ›

What Is The Average Amount of Cash to Bring on a Cruise? On a cruise, most guests bring between $100-$120 in cash per day to be spent on transportation, tips, gifts, food, and shopping. In a survey of 850 cruisers, 71% stated that they took over $100 per person per day when cruising.

What should you not forget to take on a cruise? ›

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  • An International Adapter to Charge Your Electronics. ...
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  • Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications. ...
  • Snack Bars for Shore Excursions.

Can you get away with smoking on cruise ship balcony? ›

Onboard, all interior public spaces are smoke free. Smoking is not permitted in any dining venue, theater, bar, lounge, hallway, elevator, and jogging track. Smoking is not permitted inside any stateroom and any stateroom balcony.

Can you smoke on Princess Cruises? ›

On board our ships, smoking is only allowed in designated smoking areas on deck and in designated bars. Smoking is not allowed in restaurants, bistros/cafés and lounges as well as theaters. Furthermore, we ask passengers not to smoke in the cabin and on the balcony belonging to the cabin.

Which travel adapter do I need for USA? ›

The official voltage for the USA and Canada is 120 volts, with most electrical goods operating at around 110 volts. All of North America operates on a 2 pronged North American outlet, with a third optional round pin. If you are traveling to North America, you will need a North American power point adapter.

What does A type G plug look like? ›

The Type G plug has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern and includes a fuse (usually a 3A fuse for smaller appliances, such as computers, or a 13A fuse for larger appliances, such as heaters).

Are US and Canada plugs the same? ›

In Canada, we use type A and B… A is two-pronged and B is three-pronged. The standard voltage here is 120 V. Luckily, both North and Central America use the same plug types as us so you don't need a power adapter.

Do you need all 3 prongs on a plug? ›

Technically nothing happens if you cut the third prong off. However, you've disabled an important safety feature that protects you from electric shock if a wire comes loose.

What are the 3 prong outlets called? ›

GFCI Outlet – Also known as Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter, GFCIs are three-prong outlets with an added safety mechanism to prevent shock. When a current is too strong or on an unintended path, a GFCI quickly shuts off power to lessen the severity of the shock.

Do I need 3 prong outlets? ›

Three-prong plugs are the standard these days and homes built after 2008 are required to have them installed in all receptacles. However, if you're living in an older home and haven't done any electrical upgrading, you could still be using the older two-prong outlets.

Are power strips allowed on Princess cruise ships? ›

Can You Bring a Power Strip On a Cruise Ship? Cruise lines prohibit bringing surge protected power strips and extension cords on cruise ships. This means the power bar that most people use at home won't be allowed on board, and will be confiscated if found.

Why can't you bring a surge protector on a cruise? ›

Surge protectors are not allowed on cruise ships because they increase fire risk. The reason this danger exists is that a normal surge protector only breaks the circuit on the “live” electrical wire, whereas both the “live” and “neutral” wires carry current on a cruise ship.

How do I know if my extension cord has surge protector? ›

Another major thing to look for when purchasing a surge protector is an indicator light. These lights glow when plugged-in to indicate that the surge protection feature is working. If your extension cord has a light on the switch, it is most likely a surge protector.

Do cruise ships search your luggage? ›

Just like the security screening at an airport, we also screen all luggage our guests bring onboard to ensure everyone's safety. If there is an item in your luggage that is prohibited or is believed to be prohibited, your bag will be taken to a screening location and will be inspected by our Security Team onboard.

Can I use my phone on a cruise without Wi-Fi? ›

To use your cell phone on your cruise, you have two options — either connect to the ship's cellular service or connect to the ship's wi-fi. Both will cost you extra. For traditional cell service, today's modern cruise ships use providers such as “Cellular at Sea” or “Wireless Maritime Services”.

How much does Princess cruise charge for Wi-Fi? ›

MedallionNet is available onboard all ships in the princess fleet. Fees: Princess Cruises' MedallionNet starts at $9.99 per day (24 hours of unlimited use) for a package that lasts for the entire voyage; prorated packages are also available during the course of the sailing.

Is bottled water free on Princess Cruises? ›

Are drinks free on Princess Cruises? There is a small selection of free drinks available on Princess Cruises including tea, coffee, water, lemonade and iced tea. All other drinks are paid for. Princess Cruises also offer drinks packages that can be bought before your cruise or onboard the ship.

How much water can you bring on Princess Cruise? ›

Non-alcoholic beverages may not exceed 12 standard (17 oz.) cans, bottles or cartons per stateroom.

How many bottles of wine can you take on Princess Cruise? ›

Each passenger of drinking age can bring one bottle of wine or Champagne (no larger than 750 ml) per voyage, which will not be subject to a corkage fee if consumed in the cabin.

Can you wear jeans to dinner on a Princess cruise? ›

Princess Cruise Line

Smart casual options include casual dresses and skirts, or pants and a nice top. Nice jeans (clean and not torn) are permitted in Princess' main dining room and specialty restaurants on smart casual evenings.

How much do you tip on Princess Cruises per day? ›

Princess: $14.50 per person, per day. $15.50 per person, per day staying in mini-suites. $16.50 per person, per day for guests in suites.

How much do you tip on a Princess cruise? ›

To simplify the tipping process, a discretionary gratuity of $15.50 per person per day for Suites, $14.50 per person, per day for Mini-suites and Club Class, and $13.50 per person per day for all other staterooms (including children) will be automatically added to your shipboard account on a daily basis.

Can you bring full size shampoo on a cruise? ›

Yes you can bring full sized toiletries on a cruise such as shampoo and conditioner. Cruise lines don't have limits on the sizes of liquid/gel toiletries like the airlines do for carry on. Keep in mind though that if you are flying to board your cruise ship, you will have to follow the stricter airline rules.

What is the dress code for anytime dining on Princess Cruises? ›

Smart casual:

Dress the same way you would do for a visit to a restaurant at home. Skirts, dresses or trousers with t-shirt or blouse for ladies, trousers and shirt or poloshirt for gentlemen. Shorts and swimwear are not allowed in the restaurant.

Do you get robes on Princess Cruises? ›

Ask for Bathrobes

Everyone sailing onboard a Princess cruise ship can ask for a bathrobe in their stateroom. Once you've boarded your ship and met your stateroom attendant, ask politely to have a bathrobe delivered.

What is the voltage on Princess cruise ships? ›

Princess Ships have 110V 60Hz power for North America. But there are very few outlets in the cabin. Typically there are 2 grounded outlets at the desk and a single non-grounded outlet in the bathroom.

Do cruise ships have electrical outlets in the cabins? ›

The only thing that we don't love about our gadgets is their constant need for power and therefore electrical outlets. If you've ever cruised, you know that cruise cabins have two outlets.

Can you bring an extension cord on a cruise? ›

Power strips, multi plug box outlets/adaptors and extension cords (without surge protectors) are allowed on board when used with proper caution. However, if such devices are determined to pose a hazard, they will be removed and returned the last day of the cruise prior to debark.

Are plug sockets in Canada the same as us? ›

In Canada, we use type A and B… A is two-pronged and B is three-pronged. The standard voltage here is 120 V. Luckily, both North and Central America use the same plug types as us so you don't need a power adapter.

How many plugs does a cruise cabin have? ›

That's because many cruise cabins only have one plug for you to use. We don't mean one outlet like at home. We mean one single plug to power all your devices. Most cabins come with only one plug.

Are there outlets in cruise ship bathrooms? ›

Most cruise ship bathrooms are wired for low amperage (possibly as low as 8 amps, compared to 15 or 20 amps in an average home bathroom). The available outlets are 110 volts, so no converter is needed for U.S. devices and they are usually suitable for two-pronged plugs from either Europe or the U.S.

Can you take leftovers on a cruise ship? ›

Yes...you may bring food ONTO the ship, but you won't be allowed to take it back OFF the ship in any other port.

Can you order drinks to your room on Princess Cruises? ›

From Breakfast in Bed to a Late-Night Snack

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