According to the local port authority the ship, carrying 669 passengers, suffered damage during bad weather conditions. No one was injured during the accident.
The cruise was cut short on day 10 of a 12 day trip that departed Venice October 4, and was scheduled to end on October 16 in Barcelona.
All guests were offered accommodation where required and many stayed for the weekend in Nice.
A spokesman for Princess announced that the company was looking to conclude the repairs in time for the next sailing of Pacific Princess on October 28.
For reports on other Pacific Princess ship accidents see at CruiseMinus.com