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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.