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Princess Cruises Coronavirus update

Princess Cruises suspended its entire fleet's passenger shipping operations (all the 18 vessels) canceling all voyages with pre-scheduled departures in the period March 12, 2020, through May 14, 2021. Fleetwide operations are currently planned to resume on May 15, 2021.

Next are listed Princess Cruises' first departures by ship/homeport-destination) - May 15 (Caribbean/Fort Lauderdale-Caribbean), May 22 (Enchanted/Rome-Mediterranean-Europe), June 12 (Ruby/Los Angeles-Mexican Riviera), July 1 (Diamond/Yokohama-Japan-Asia), September 25 (Grand/Baja Mexico from Los Angeles), October 5 (Majestic/Baja Mexico from San Diego, Island/Southampton-UK-Norway, Sky/Southampton-UK-Europe), October 12 (Regal/Southampton-UK-Canaries), October 15 (Royal/Singapore to Brisbane Australia), Oct 17 (Sapphire/Sydney-Melbourne-Australia, Crown/Panama Canal from Fort Lauderdale), October 29 (Coral/Sydney Australia), October 30 (Emerald/Sydney Australia).

  • The 2021-built Discovery Princess ship's maiden voyage (Nov 3, 2021, Mediterranean from Rome) was rescheduled for March 1, 2022 (Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles).
  • Due to Canada's extended (through 2022) ban on cruise liners, Princess Alaska 2021 program (ships Grand, Majestic, Royal, Crown, Coral, Emerald) was entirely canceled.
  • The Princess-operated Alaskan wilderness lodges and transportation (trains and buses) remained closed in 2020 and 2021. Because of Canada's extended travel restrictions, Princess canceled all Alaskan, West Coast USA and Hawaii cruises leaving from Vancouver, Seattle and San Francisco.
  • Due to port closures and international travel uncertainties, Princess' Australia-New Zealand program was canceled through May 31, 2021. Through November 1, 2021, were canceled all 8-day and longer voyages, Diamond Princess's Japan 2021 program (Kobe roundtrips/April 2-June 25) and Sapphire Princess' Alaska 2021 program (Vancouver-Whittier/June 16-September 15). Also were canceled "World Cruise 2021" (Island Princess) and "Circle South America Cruise 2021" (Pacific Princess). Travel agents' commissions on all canceled bookings were paid in full.
  • Princess Cruises UK 2021 summer program (Southampton roundtrips planned for 3 ships /Island, Regal, Sky) was canceled through early-October.

All affected bookings were automatically canceled and received 125% refunds in FCC (future cruise credit) with rebooking, including full (100%) refund on prepurchased through Princess Cruises packages and services. With rebooking, all the money is transferred to FCCs, any itinerary choice (through December 31, 2022). The rebooking bonus is an additional 25% FCC (applied to the fare automatically) that can be used on any itinerary booked by May 1, 2022. A full (100%) monetary refund was offered to all cancellations made by March 31, 2021. All bookings can be canceled up to 48 hours prior departure (previously 72 hours). You will continue to receive FCC for the amount of your cancellation fee.

The FCC is non-refundable, eligible for the revised cancellation terms and can't be used on the same sailing as the original booking. FCCs are automatically be applied to your Captain's Circle profile on the canceled bookings. FCCs are not available instantly (may take up to 30 business days to be processed).

Princess Cruises fleet

Review of Princess Cruises

Due to the Coronavirus crisis, Princess Cruises suspended its entire fleet's passenger shipping operations by canceling all voyages with pre-scheduled departures in the period March 12, 2020, through May 14, 2021. Fleetwide operations are currently planned to resume on May 15, 2021. All Alaska 2021

Next are listed Princess Cruises' first departures by ship/homeport-destination) - May 15 (Caribbean/Fort Lauderdale-Caribbean), May 22 (Enchanted/Rome-Mediterranean-Europe), June 12 (Ruby/Los Angeles-Mexican Riviera), July 1 (Diamond/Yokohama-Japan-Asia), September 25 (Grand/Baja Mexico from Los Angeles), October 5 (Majestic/Baja Mexico from San Diego, Island/Southampton-UK-Norway, Sky/Southampton-UK-Europe), October 12 (Regal/Southampton-UK-Canaries), October 15 (Royal/Singapore to Brisbane Australia), Oct 17 (Sapphire/Sydney-Melbourne-Australia, Crown/Panama Canal from Fort Lauderdale), October 29 (Coral/Sydney Australia), October 30 (Emerald/Sydney Australia).

  • The 2021-built Discovery Princess ship's maiden voyage (Nov 3, 2021, Mediterranean from Rome) was rescheduled for March 1, 2022 (Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles).
  • Due to Canada's extended (through 2022) ban on cruise liners, Princess Alaska 2021 program (ships Grand, Majestic, Royal, Crown, Coral, Emerald) was entirely canceled.
  • Because of Canada's extended travel restrictions, Princess canceled all Alaskan, West Coast USA and Hawaii 2021 cruises leaving from Vancouver, Seattle and San Francisco. The Princess-operated Alaskan wilderness lodges and transportation (trains and buses) remained closed in 2020. In 2021, the Carnival Corporation-owned Alaskan businesses Gray Line Alaska (Westours Motor Coaches LLC), Princess Alaska Lodges (Princess Cruises) and Westmark Hotels (Holland America Line) remained operational offering travelers lodging and escorted land tours (fishing, flightseeing, wildlife viewing, river rafting, etc).
  • Due to port closures and international travel uncertainties, Princess' Australia-New Zealand program was canceled through May 31, 2021. Through November 1, 2021, were canceled all 8-day and longer voyages, Diamond Princess's Japan 2021 program (Kobe roundtrips/April 2-June 25) and Sapphire Princess' Alaska 2021 program (Vancouver-Whittier/June 16-September 15). Also were canceled "World Cruise 2021" (Island Princess) and "Circle South America Cruise 2021" (Pacific Princess). Travel agents' commissions on all canceled bookings were paid in full.
  • Princess Cruises UK 2021 summer program (Southampton roundtrips planned for 3 ships /Island, Regal, Sky) was canceled through early-October.

In late-January 2021, Pacific Princess was sold and left the fleet.

All affected bookings were automatically canceled and received 125% refunds in FCC (future cruise credit) with rebooking, including full (100%) refund on prepurchased through Princess Cruises packages and services. With rebooking, all the money is transferred to FCCs, any itinerary choice (through December 31, 2022). The rebooking bonus is an additional 25% FCC (applied to the fare automatically) that can be used on any itinerary booked by May 1, 2022. A full (100%) monetary refund was offered to all cancellations made by March 31, 2021. All bookings can be canceled up to 48 hours prior departure (previously 72 hours). You will continue to receive FCC for the amount of your cancellation fee.

The FCC is non-refundable, eligible for the revised cancellation terms and can't be used on the same sailing as the original booking. FCCs are automatically be applied to your Captain's Circle profile on the canceled bookings. FCCs are not available instantly (may take up to 30 business days to be processed).

The fleetwide suspension came after two vessels suffered COVID-19 outbreaks - Diamond Princess (in Japan) and Grand Princess (in the USA). All shipboard employees (fleetwide) remained on the vessels. Each ship was planned to visit Princess Cays (Carnival-owned private island resort) once weekly where its crew can disembark and use the facilities.

Princess Cruises (website) is a premium brand and a subsidiary company of the "Carnival group of influence", or one of the 10 cruise shipping lines owned by the world's biggest cruise company - Carnival Corporation and PLC. As part of the conglomerate, the Princess brand brings around a fifth of the corporation's revenue.

Company history

The Princess Cruises history began in 1965 when the company was founded by Stanley McDonald who chartered an Alaskan cruise ship (MS Princess Patricia) for roundtrips to Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles during the off-season (winter). Then in 1965, Princess chartered the new ship MS Italia, with a modern design and numerous innovations allowing more spacious upper decks and larger public areas amid-ship by placing the engines far in the rear.

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The new "Princess Italia" again operated the Mexican Riviera from LA (the Princess logo on the funnel was placed for the first time in 1967). In 1969 the ship made its inaugural season in Alaska with roundtrips from San Francisco. When the Italia ship's charter ended in 1973, Princess chartered the Carla C ship from Costa Cruises (the ship was unofficially renamed "Princess Carla").

Princess company's new history began in 1974 when the company was acquired by P&O. The new owner transferred its "Spirit of London" ship (renamed as "Sun Princess") and 3 more ships specifically bought from "Flagship Cruises" for the Princess brand - "Sea Venture" (to become "Island Princess"), "Island Venture" ("Pacific Princess") and the Kungsholm liner ("Sea Princess"). The first newly built and specifically for Princess ship was MS Royal Princess (1984, she also served Princess under the name "Artemis").

A major company asset is "Princess Tours" (Alaska division acquired in 1986) with 10 luxury rail-cars for scenic tours of Mt McKinley and daily capacity 700+ passengers. With the acquisition of Sitmar Line (1988), P&O added to the Princess brand 3 more liners (then under construction) - in 1989 (Star Princess) and in 1990 (Crown Princess, Regal Princess), plus 2 former Cunard liners (renamed Dawn Princess, Fair Princess) and Sitmar's "Fairsky" ship (renamed Sky Princess).

"P&O Princess Cruises" as a company was established in 2000 (October 23). It subsequently merged with Carnival Corp in 2003 (April 17) into Carnival Corporation. The USD 5,4 billion dollars merger created the largest cruise company in the world ever, incorporating 11 different cruise shipping brands (as subsidiaries).

Princess Cruises Royal-Class ship

Currently, the Princess cruise line is transferred to Carnival's American division, but the line's marketing and sales in the UK are under Carnival plc (aka Carnival UK, also responsible for the Cunard Line's management). The world's most romantic attention the Princess cruise line received by the participation of its ships (first Island and Pacific, and later Royal, Sun and Sea) in the filmed aboard actual ships "The Love Boat" TV-series aired on ABC network from 1977 until 1986. In May 2013, the newest Princess ship Royal Princess became the company's flagship.

In May 2018, the cast of "The Love Boat" (ABC TV series run 1977-1986) and Princess Cruises was presented a Hollywood Walk of Fame star plaque. The honorary plaque is located in front of Dolby Theater's main entrance on Hollywood Blvd. Following the pilot show (May 5, 1977), the cruise ship-themed series continued for 10 seasons (until May 24, 1986). The Princess brand became famous and commonly known as "the Love Boat cruise line". In the series were used the Princess-owned ships Island Princess (scrapped in 2017 as "Discovery"), Royal Princess (now Artania) and Sea Princess (scrapped in 2016 as Veronica) cruising to exotic destinations around the world.

 

One of the most famous features of the Carnival's Princess brand is its "Personal Choice Cruising" program - an unstructured and individualized approach to the ship vacation travel by the innovative "if you want it - when you want it" concept. The brand's travel style provides an exceptional feeling of choice and flexibility giving passengers the opportunity to customize their vacation in a way that most fits their personal interests and desires. Implemented in the mid-90s (on the Sun-class Princess ships), this unique concept of passengers being in control of their voyages and vacation experiences was realized via multiple shipboard dining venues, flexible entertainment options and cheap affordable balcony staterooms.

New ships

In April 2016, Princess (via Carnival Corporation) signed a shipbuilding order for 2 new liners, scheduled for deliveries in 2019 (Sky Princess) and 2020 (Enchanted Princess). Carnival Group had a total of 16 liners scheduled for deliveries between 2016-2020.

Princess Cruises Royal-Class ship

These are 4th and 5th Royal-class ships (same-designed as Royal,Regal, Majestic) were constructed at Monfalcone Shipyard as part of a previous agreement between Carnival Corporation (shipowner) and Fincantieri (shipbuilder). At that time, Carnival Corporation had a total of 16 shipbuilding orders, with scheduled deliveries between 2016-2020. These 3670-passenger vessels have 80% balconied staterooms and some fleet-first features.

In late-January 2017, Carnival Corporation announced 2 more ship orders for the fleets of Princess (Royal-Class) and Holland America Line (Pinnacle-Class). Carnival signed an MoA (memorandum of agreement) with Fincantieri to construct both units, with scheduled deliveries in 2021 (Nieuw Ryndam-Rotterdam for HAL, at Marghera yard) and 2022 (Discovery Princess, at Monfalcone yard). When both contracts were finalized (February 2017), Carnival Corporation had a total of 19 newbuilds scheduled for deliveries in 2017-2022.

In July 2018 were ordered 2 new-class (larger than Royal-Class) liners with GT tonnage 175,000 and passenger capacity 4300. These are fleet's first dual-fuel (MGO and LNG) powered vessels. The shipbuilding contract with Fincantieri (Monfalcone) was signed in March 2019, with scheduled deliveries in 2023 and 2025. Princess Cruises in 2018 had 5 new ships on order with Fincantieri. The 2023-2025 ships were Carnival Corporation's 10th and 11th LNG-powered ships.

By 2019, during ship refurbishments (part of company's USD 450 million fleet renovation program), 45,000+ "Princess Luxury Beds" were rolled out fleetwide -(to 22000+ staterooms / on all liners). The custom-made "Princess Luxury Bed" implements the latest sleep science technologies and was developed via partnership with Dr. Michael Breus (The Sleep Doctor) and Candice Olson (Canadian designer).

In December 2019, Princess signed with Panasonic Corporation a deal to deliver 4K laser projectors for the entire fleet (first unit was installed on Sky Princess). All liners will be outfitted with Panasonic PT-RQ50KU (4K Laser Projector with Solid Shine technology) to be used for the new 5-Skies production show featuring UHD imagery.

Princess ships with MedallionNet WiFi Internet

In early-September 2018 was introduced (on Caribbean Princess) Carnival Corporation's OceanMedallion technology - wearable devices allowing passengers access to "virtual concierge" services and amenities, as well as interactive entertainment. The new technology also includes the MedallionNet - (SES Networks-powered) Wi-Fi connectivity via access points installed in all staterooms. Passengers on MedallionClass cruise liners experience land-like Internet connection quality allowing streaming of movies, music, videos, video phone calls, real-time sharing on social media platforms.

 

All MedallionClass cruise ships feature touchless embarkation/disembarkation (homeport), keyless cabin entry, frictionless commerce, contactless capabilities (way-finding, on-demand service delivery), shipboard family and friends locator, interactive entertainment (first-run movies, live TV, events and activities planner).

In 2018, MedallionNet was installed on the Princess liners Caribbean, Regal, Royal and Ruby. In 2019, MedallionNet received the liners Coral (Apr 5), Island (May 15), Crown (Jun 30), Emerald (Aug 3), Sky (Oct 12), Golden (Dec 20). In 2020 were upgraded the liners Grand (Feb 21), Diamond (Mar 15), Majestic (Apr 18), Star (Jun 12), Enchanted (Jun 15) and Sapphire (Jul 27).

In 2021 Princess Cruises introduced "Ocean Sportsbook" - a real-time sports betting option available on all MedallionClass boats - that allows betting on sports like football, basketball, baseball, hockey, cycling, car racing, boxing, martial arts and other competitions.

When the cruise ship is in international waters, passengers can use the MedallionClass app to wager on sports and place bets during live events that occur during the voyage and also place bets on future sports events - that occur after the voyage. With USD 20+ billion in wagers placed with USA's sportsbooks in 2019-2020, online sports betting is expanding and expected to reach USD 155+ billion by 2024.

Ocean Sportsbook is via partnership with Miomni Gaming Ltd (1998-founded software developer) and available on all MedallionClass Princess vessels since 2021. Ocean Sportsbook is part Ocean Casino's digital platform that lets wagers be placed beyond the ship's Casino Lounge (indoor-outdoor venues, sundecks/pool decks, wellness complex, staterooms, etc) on games including slots, poker, blackjack, roulette, bingo, lottery, keno.

Cruisetours / Shore Excursions

Since 2017, Princess Cruises offers "Shore Excursions Best Price Guarantee" for tours in all ports of call. The program was launched fleetwide in Dec 2016 and guarantees if passengers booking through Princess find the same tour/excursion elsewhere at a lower price, they will receive 110% of the difference as non-refundable OBC (onboard credit). In such cases, an email request must be submitted at least 7 days prior to departure (at shoreexcursions@princesscruises.com) to be reviewed by the company's Shore Excursion team. Within 2 business days, booked passengers are notified if their request meets the criteria.

  • "Best Price Guarantee" applies only to tours/shore excursions that are publicly available (priced online).
  • "Best Price Guarantee" applies to all excursions, excepting those in Asia and also excepting private vehicle/driver excursions in all ports.
  • Princess Shore Excursions program offers over 4,000 land tours/excursions in 360 destinations and over 150 itineraries.
  • "Discovery" and "Animal Planet" themed excursions are also available as part of the new "Discovery at Sea" cruise tour program (via an exclusive partnership with Discovery Communications). These tours are unique, can't be booked independently and are available only through Princess. The program includes over 1,000 such tours worldwide.

Princess Cruises Alaskan lodges (cruise tour packages)

Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge is a 663-room complex located approx 2 km (1 ml) from Denali Park's entrance. The building has an expansive deck overlooking Nenana River and views into the nature park. Accommodations are available exclusively to Princess Cruises customers, offered as optional pre-/post- Alaskan cruise tour packages.

In 2019 (company's 50th year in Alaska), Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge debuted the 180-seat restaurant "Fannie Q's Saloon". The new dining venue serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, offering locally inspired, authentic dishes (Braised Pork Shoulder, Bison Sliders, Bear-Lard Pie). The modern saloon has indoor and outdoor seating, with live entertainment in the evenings. Outside Fannie Q's Saloon is the Fireside Patio with 3 new BBQ firepits and selling refreshment drinks. Grizzly Burger (formerly Grizzly Bar and Grill) now offers the company's signature "Ernesto" - exclusive ribeye burger created by Ernesto Uchimura (Japanese celebrity chef).

Like outdoor activities, Princess cruise tour passengers can meet mountain climbers (who have conquered Mt Denali) in the Mt McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge (Denali State Park). Outside the lodge, there is a retired airplane.

  • Fishing and sledge dog puppies activities are both complimentary. Lodge's Denali show costs USD 20 per person. Princess' new "North to Alaska" cruise program is available on the Princess' "Alaskan ships" Coral, Crown, Grand, Island, Ruby.
  • Playing with sledge dog puppies on a cruise ship is probably the last thing one would ever imagine doing. However, it is one of the new activities available on all Princess Cruises Alaska itineraries. Company's "North to Alaska" enrichment program debuted in 2017 and gives passengers the chance to take photos and interact with baby sledge dogs in ship's Atrium (lobby) area. Dog handlers are on hand to talk about this Alaskan sport.
  • The "Puppies in the Piazza" experience is available on all Princess Alaskan cruise ships and roundtrip itineraries. Also new is the chance to taste your own catch of the day for dinner. New fishing excursions allow passengers to select their preferred preparation by ship's culinary team.

During the company's 2018 Alaskan program was inaugurated the custom-designed wilderness treehouse built at Mt McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge. The treehouse allows guests to view Mt Denali while enjoying themed activities.

 

The treehouse was built during Discovery Channel's Animal Planet episode "Treehouse Masters", which premiered in August 2017. It was the first-ever treehouse in Alaska, being designed and built by Pete Nelson. Powered by solar panels, the facility provides Princess cruise ship tourists with a unique "Alaskan land tour" experience. Sized approx 500 ft2 (46 m2), the treehouse can be accessed by hiking the "hill trail loop".

(NEW) Princess cruise gratuities 2021

Since May 21, 2019, the company's daily gratuities (per person/pp) were raised fleetwide as follows:

  • USD 14,50 (from $13,50 pp) - interior, oceanview, balcony staterooms, both adults and kids
  • USD 15,50 (from $14,50 pp) - mini-suites, Club Class staterooms
  • USD 16,50 (from $15,50 - suites
  • The US$1 daily gratuity increase affected all voyages departing on or after May 21, excluding itineraries in Australia New Zealand (where gratuities are not compulsory).
  • Daily gratuity is an automatic service charge added to the passenger's onboard account each day.

Passengers can prepay gratuities. The amount of gratuities is split between the ship's staff (dining, housekeeping, cabin stewards).

Princess Cruises bear mascot Stanley

Since summer 2017, Princess Cruises ships feature a most special onboard attraction - the company's mascot bear Stanley.

Princess Cruises mascot Stanley Bear

The sensationally cute bear mascot was named in a Facebook contest with over 9,000 entries, Mascot's name honors Stanley McDonald (1920-2014). In 1965 he founded Princess Cruises and expanded it into one of the world's largest cruise ship companies. In 1975, he sold Princess to P&O Cruises (back then named "Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company") and remained its Chairman until 1980.

As the bear fell in love with ship cruising, he decided to skip winter hibernation and became a stowaway. So since 2017 Stanley travels around the world on all Princess ships. Stanley also made "surprise" appearances on the company's "Chinese ship" Majestic Princess in July 2017 during the inaugural festivities in Shanghai China. From China, Stanley the Bear embarked on all Princess itineraries.

During the day, Princess' "cruise ship bear" wears themed apparel, which is tied to the ship's current itinerary destination. On Alaskan cruises that would be his lumberjack outfit. In China, he wears a traditional Tang suit and cap. In Japan, he wears a Yukata outfit. On formal nights, the bear dresses up in the Captain's uniform. The Stanley bear appears on all Princess ships. He interacts with passengers through various entertainment activities with engaging photo opportunities. Stanley also holds storytime hours for kids at the ship's youth facilities.

On the ship, passengers can participate in the daily contest "Where on the ship is Stanley". The mascot is also present on the special Welcome Aboard shows throughout the voyage. Souvenir Stanley bears plush toys are available for purchase in the onboard shopping arcade "Shops of Princess". The toy's price is USD 25. A portion of the proceeds from the toy's sales goes to "Princess Animal Welfare Sponsor".

Princess cruise ship passengers can share their travel adventures with Stanley using the social hashtag #StanleyAtSea.

Itinerary of Princess Cruises

Princess offers cruise travelers the complete package of comfortable accommodations, comprehensive onboard entertainment, options for families with children and, of course, incredible shore excursions. As it was founded in 1965, the Princess Cruises company has been able to refine their itinerary selection, and now you can sail to destinations all over the world with a vast array of diverse itineraries.

The impressive selection presents 160+ itineraries that reach 300+ ports globally, with sailings ranging from 7 to 100+ days on Princess World tours. The list of Princess cruise destinations includes Alaska, Europe-UK, the Caribbean, Bermuda, regular Panama Canal transition cruises, Mexican Riviera, South America and Pacific Islands (Hawaii and Tahiti), Asia, Australia-New Zealand, Canada-New England.

A 14-day "Canada and New England" cruisetour (roundtrip from NYC New York) includes a 7-day Land Tour followed by a 7-day cruising itinerary. The Land Tour starts in Washington DC (hotel overnight), follows bus travel to Mount Vernon Plantation (George Washington), Virginia's Historic Triangle (Jamestown Settlement and Williamsburg, hotel overnight in Williamsburg VA), Richmond VA (state's capital), Monticello Plantation (Thomas Jefferson), Staunton VA (hotel overnight), Gettysburg PA (hotel overnight), Philadelphia PA (hotel overnight) and ends in NYC (ship embarkation on Day 8). The segment (7-day NYC roundtrip) visits Newport RI, Boston MA, Bar Harbor ME and in Canada - Saint John NB and Halifax NS.

The company's 2021 program in Europe includes ports in the Mediterranean, Baltic (Scandinavia-Russia, Norway Fjords), British Isles, Iceland, Transatlantic repositioning crossings. The European fleet consists of 5 Medallion-Class liners (Sky, Enchanted, Crown, Grand, Island) and offers 63 itineraries (180 departures) to 108 destinations in 31 countries.

Alaska and Europe 2021-2022 itinerary changes

In early-July 2020, Princess announced deployment/homeport changes (summer 2021) for the liners Regal, Majestic and Grand.

  • Majestic Princess will have an inaugural Alaskan season (7-day roundtrips out of Seattle WA) replacing in Alaska the Regal ship. Princess' Inside Passage itineraries (Seattle departures May through September 2021) will be on Majestic. The 5-day "Alaska Sampler" (May 4) on Regal Princess was cancelled.
  • Regal Princess returns to Europe (UK roundtrips from Southampton England) replacing Grand Princess. Regal had scheduled 17 roundtrips from Southampton to Mediterranean, Scandinavia-Russia, Iceland, Norway.
  • In summer 2021, Grand Princess is homeported in Los Angeles CA for roundtrips to Mexico and California Coast.

With 50+ years sailing in the “Great Land,” Princess Wilderness Lodges, and exclusive rail service, a wealth of passengers choose Princess Cruises in Alaska. The company's 2022 Alaska cruisetour program (May through September) is based on 6 ships, 12 itineraries (plus 25 Alaskan cruisetours / cruise+land tour to Denali Park) and 4 homeports - Anchorage (Whittier), Seattle WA, Vancouver BC Canada and San Francisco CA.

Princess Alaska 2022 deployment includes the liners Discovery Princess and Emerald Princess (7-day "Inside Passage" itinerary from Seattle), Majestic Princess, Grand Princess and Sapphire Princess (7-day "Voyage of the Glaciers" itinerary between Vancouver and Anchorage-Whittier) and Ruby Princess (10-day Inside Passage roundtrip from San Francisco).

All the 6 Princess Alaska ships are MedallionClass. Alaskan cruisetour deals combine the 7-day "Voyage of the Glaciers" cruises with multiple nights on land. Combo options range between 10-17 nights, with every cruisetour visiting Denali National Park.

Princess also offers its exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness train service from the ship to the Denali area and wilderness lodges on the same day. Additional 2022 Alaskan program highlights include:

  • Total 17 destinations (including 5 glacier-cruising experiences) on 12 itineraries and 140 departures. Most itineraries visit Southeast Alaska's Ketchikan, Skagway, Juneau.
  • Total 82 ship calls to Glacier Bay NP on 7 itineraries (74% of the voyages are in Glacier Bay NP).
  • All cruisetours include extended stays at the exclusive Princess Wilderness Lodge.
  • The 17-day "Ultimate Princess Connoisseur" cruisetour offers 2 nights at each one of the 5 Princess Wilderness Lodges.

In 2022, Princess celebrates the 20th anniversary of Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge, situated just outside Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park.

Europe 2022 itineraries (Mediterranean-Baltic)

In December 2020, Princess announced new itineraries in Europe scheduled for summer 2022, with total 178 departures (70 itineraries) to 114 ports in 30 different countries. Between March-November 2022, Princess has 5 MedallionClass ships deployed in Europe - Enchanted, Island, Sky, Crown, Regal.

Season's highlights are:

  • 11-day Baltic Sea (Scandinavia and Russia) roundtrips from Copenhagen Denmark, with an overnight (2 full days) in Saint Petersburg Russia. Passengers can visit 7 countries along the way: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Germany. Princess' ships sailing in the region include newbuild Enchanted Princess, Island Princess, and Sky Princess.
  • 8- to 14-day around the UK (British Isles) roundtrips from Southampton. The 12-day British Isles itinerary offers late-night stays in Belfast and Dublin, also the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo festival (Edinburgh Scotland). The ex-UK ships are Island Princess and Crown Princess.
  • 7- to 14-day Norway and Iceland cruises navigating through Sognefjord en route to Skjolden and stopping in Reykjavik. Itineraries to Greenland feature Qaqortoq scenic fjords, cottage sightings in Nuuk, strolls through the fields of Nanortalik. The ships are Sky Princess and Island Princess.
  • 7- to 24-day Adriatic and Aegean Sea (Mediterranean) cruises from Southampton UK, Barcelona, Piraeus-Athens and Rome offer the ships Island Princess, Sky Princess and Regal Princess. Island Princess offers two 14-day roundtrips from Rome to Holy Land (Israel) where visits Ashdod (port to Jerusalem).
  • 14- to 28-day "Grand Adventures" and "Transatlantic" (repositioning crossings)

Several voyages can be combined with a multi-night land tour to create European Cruisetours. Such options from Princess include Rome (from Civitavecchia), Venice, Vienna Austria and Prague Czech Rep, also exploring Spanish seaside towns and trekking Ireland's countryside.

Ship NameHomeportsItineraries Changes

Caribbean Princess

Fort Lauderdale Florida

New York Cape Liberty NYC

Quebec City Canada

(2022 Canada and New England)

  • 10-day Classic Canada and New England (departure dates: August 31, September 20, October 10, 2022) from New York to Quebec (overnight), visiting Newport, Boston, Bar Harbor, Saint John, Halifax, Sydney, Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown).
  • 10-day Classic Canada and New England (departure dates of August 5, September 10, 30, 2022) from Quebec (overnight) to NYC, visiting Saguenay, Charlottetown, Sydney, Halifax, Bar Harbor, Boston (late-night stay).
  • 13-day Canada and Colonial America (departure dates: July 23, 2022) from Fort Lauderdale to Quebec (overnight), visiting Norfolk (late-night stay, New York, Newport, Boston, Bar Harbor, Saint John, Halifax, Sydney.
  • 14-day Canada and Colonial America (departure dates: October 22, 2022) from Quebec (overnight) to Fort Lauderdale, visiting Saguenay, Sept-Iles, Sydney, Halifax, Bar Harbor, Boston, Newport, New York, Charleston (late-night stay).
  • 16-day Greenland and Canada (departure days: August 15, 2022) roundtrip from NYC, visiting Halifax, Sydney, Nuuk, Qaqortoq, Nanortalik, Saint John.

(2022 Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale)

  • 7-day Eastern Caribbean - to Princess Cays, St Thomas, St Kitts (departures April 30, May 28, July 2, July 16)
  • 7-day Eastern Caribbean - to Princess Cays, San Juan Puerto Rico, Amber Cove Dominican Rep, Grand Turk (dates April 16, May 14, June 4, June 18)
  • 7-day Western Caribbean to Grand Cayman, Isla Roatan, Belize City, Cozumel (dates May 7, May 21, June 11, June 25, July 9)
  • 7-day Western Caribbean to Cozumel, Belize City, Roatan, Costa Maya (April 23)
  • 14-day B2Bs (Eastern+Western Caribbean) - departures April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, June 4, 18, July 2, 9

Coral Princess

Fort Lauderdale Florida

Los Angeles CA

Whittier Alaska

Vancouver BC

  • 10-11-days round-trip cruises to Panama Canal from Fort Lauderdale (with Jamaica).
  • 7-days Alaska between Whittier and Vancouver
  • Repositioning Florida-Alaska (through Panama Canal)
  • (Panama Canal spring 2021 season/through April) Coral Princess sails full transit 15-day voyages between Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles. The ship also offers a 19-day Panama Canal Pacific Adventure itinerary, roundtrip from Los Angeles.

Princess Australia 2021-2022 season is based on 5 ships, 95 itineraries/departures and homeporting in Brisbane (Coral Princess), Sydney (Emerald Princess, Royal Princess), and Melbourne (Sapphire Princess).

Coral Princess World Cruise 2022

  • The 107-day itinerary features a full Panama Canal transit, Suez Canal transit, visiting 21 UNESCO sites, 27 countries (6 continents), 43 ports (4 maiden ports - Sibenik, Olden, Isafjordur, Falmouth UK), 12 late-night port departures, 4 overnights (Dubai, Venice, NYC, Callao-Lima), optional land tours from Callao (to Machu Picchu and Galapagos Islands), Easter Island (cruising)
  • The voyage's total mileage is 34000 nm/nautical miles (63 km / 39130 mi).
  • Princess Cruises 2022 world circumnavigation voyage can be alternatively booked in 14 segments/itineraries ranging between 19-107 days. Roundtrips are offered from 3 homeports - Auckland NZ (May 14), Sydney NSW (May 18), Brisbane QLD (May 20).
  • (2022-2023) Australia and New Zealand from Brisbane.

Crown Princess

Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Florida

Los Angeles (Long Beach CA)

Southampton UK

Dublin Ireland

Le Havre (Paris) France

Civitavecchia-Rome Italy

Barcelona Spain

Piraeus-Athens Greece

  • 7-day Alaska from Seattle (roundtrips)
  • departures from Los Angeles - 3-days (Ensenada), 4- and 7-days (Ensenada and California), 7-days (Mexican Riviera), 28-days (Tahiti and Hawaii)
  • REPOSITIONING Alaska to Los Angeles.
  • (Caribbean spring 2021 season) Longer itineraries to the Southern Caribbean feature 14-day voyages with ports of call in Antigua, Barbados, St. Kitts, St. Vincent, Trinidad, Aruba, Curacao or Bonaire.
  • (Panama Canal spring 2021 season/through April) Sailing to the Panama Canal through Agua Clara Locks, Crown Princess offers partial Panama Canal transits from the Atlantic roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale with Caribbean and Costa Rica voyages.

(2021) company's first-ever West Coast USA deployment with homeporting in Los Angeles (Port Long Beach roundtrips)

Mexican Riviera roundtrips (departure dates: May 15, June 12 and 26, July 31, August 14, September 18, 2021) 7-day voyages with calls in Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, and Cabo San Lucas, offering guests rich history, sun-drenched shores, and delectable cuisine.

Cabo San Lucas Getaway (departure dates: May 22 and 31, August 28, September 6, 2021) 5-day sailings with an overnight in Cabo San Lucas, the only overnight offered by Princess during the summer, and the chance to admire a view of El Arco.

Classic California Coast (departure dates: June 5 and 19, August 7 and 21, September 11 and 25, 2021) 7-day cruises with calls in San Francisco CA (late-night stay), San Diego (late-night stay), Monterey or Catalina Island, and Ensenada with the opportunity to sail underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, experience the beauty of the Monterey coastline off of Highway 1, witness La Bufadora, one of the world;s largest blowholes in Ensenada, and sip handcrafted California wines.

West Coast Getaway with San Diego (departure dates: May 27, July 1, September 2, 2021) 4-day cruises with a call in San Diego (late-night stay) and options to visit the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, as well as a second stop in Ensenada to experience the wine region.

(March-November 2022) 8- to 14-day British Isles cruises from London (Southampton) UK. Passengers sailing the 12-day British Isles itinerary benefit from late-night stays in Belfast and Dublin; 14- to 28-day Grand Adventures and Transatlantic repositioning crossings.

Diamond Princess

Yokohama Japan

Singapore

  • 8-27-days Japan cruises (Yokohama roundtrips) from Japan
  • relocation cruises Australia-Asia-USA

(2021) Diamond Princess is scheduled to sail on the line's longest Japan season yet between March and December. Passengers can choose between a total of 48 itineraries (4 to 19 days) visiting 4 countries and 44 ports/destinations, including Getaway, Spring Flowers, Fall Foliage, Festival, Circle Hokkaido, Circle Japan, Southern Islands, Taiwan Cruises. Departure ports include Kobe and Tokyo (Yokohama).

(fall 2021-spring 2022) sailing to South America and Antarctica, replacing Sapphire Princess on the deployment from December through March. Diamond Princess also offers two new Transpacific crossings (positioning voyages) between Asia and North America with either Southeast Asia and Hawaii or Hawaii and Japan. The sailings are between Los Angeles CA and either Singapore or Tokyo (Yokohama).

(May through September 2022) the ship has scheduled 35 departures from Japan to total 31 ports/destinations in 4 countries (including 10 UNESCO sites). Japan 2022 program includes the annual festivals Kyoto Gion, Kumano Fireworks, Osaka Tenjin, Aomori Nebuta, Akita Kanto, Kochi Yosakoi, Tokushima Awa.

Diamond Princess Japan 2022 cruisetours combine an 8-9-10-day voyage with 2-night land tour (in Kyoto) or a 3-night (in Tokyo).

Discovery Princess

Fort Lauderdale FL

Los Angeles CA

(new ship 2021-Q4) inaugural cruise November 3, 2021, 7-day from Civitavecchia-Rome to Piraeus-Athens. Discovery ship's inaugural season includes 30 departures and 21 itineraries to 23 countries.

The Mediterranean program includes 8 voyages (length 7-14-21 days) to 19 destinations in 8 countries.

The Caribbean program includes 6 voyages (4-8-16 days) to 8 destinations in 7 countries (Eastern and Southern Caribbean).

The South American program includes 6 itineraries to 22 destinations in 11 countries, including the 50-day circumnavigating repositioning cruise from Florida to California.

The US West Coast homeporting season 2022 from LA (March 1 through May 1) offers 7-day "Mexican Riveria" and 7-day "Classic California Coast" itineraries with extended port stays in San Diego and San Francisco.

(May-September 2022) the youngest cruise ship in Alaska departs from Seattle on a 7-day Inside Passage itinerary

Emerald Princess

Buenos Aires Argentina

Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Florida

Los Angeles CA

Seattle WA

Vancouver BC

Civitavecchia-Rome Italy

Barcelona Spain

Piraeus-Athens Greece

  • UK cruises departing from Southampton to Norwegian Fjords, Baltic, Mediterranean
  • Western Caribbean cruises from Houston TX
  • Mediterranean cruises from Rome, Barcelona, Athens, Istanbul
  • Repositioning transatlantic to Europe from Florida.

Princess Australia 2021-2022 season is based on 5 ships, 95 itineraries/departures and homeporting in Brisbane (Coral Princess), Sydney (Emerald Princess, Royal Princess), and Melbourne (Sapphire Princess).

(May-September 2022) 7-day Inside Passage itinerary from Seattle

Enchanted Princess

Civitavecchia-Rome

Barcelona

Piraeus-Athens

Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)

The new ship entered service in 2020 with an inaugural season in Europe (Mediterranean). The 7-day itineraries can be combined into 14-day and 21-day B2Bs (back-to-back cruises).

Enchanted Princess is homeported in Fort Lauderdale for alternating 7-day Eastern and Western Caribbean voyages (through April 10, 2021). All 7-day Eastern Caribbean itineraries depart on either Saturdays or Sundays and visit Saint Thomas, Saint Maarten and Princess Cays. All 7-day Western Caribbean itineraries leave on either Saturdays or Sundays and visit Cozumel and Grand Cayman, with options including Costa Maya, Roatan Island or Belize City or Princess Cays and Jamaica.

(2021) southern European season

(May-September 2021) roundtrip cruises from Rome (Civitavecchia) on a series of new 7- and 14-night cruises calling at Mediterranean destinations like Corfu, Kotor, Naples, and Marseille. The cruise ship then continues to sail between Rome and Barcelona on 11-night Grand Mediterranean cruises.

(2022) 7-day Canada and New England (departure dates: September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2022), roundtrip from New York, visiting Newport, Boston MA, Bar Harbor, Saint John, Halifax.

(March-November 2022) 11-day Scandinavia and Russia cruises round-trip from Copenhagen featuring Baltic Sea and the medieval town of Tallinn, Estonia. The trip features an overnight with 2 full days in Saint Petersburg. Passengers can visit 7 countries along the way: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Germany; 14- to 28-day Grand Adventures and Transatlantic repositioning crossings.

Grand Princess

San Francisco CA

(summer 2021) Grand Princess cruises in Europe leaving out of Southampton England.

(2021-2022) Grand Princess sails roundtrip from Los Angeles on either her 15-day Hawaiian Islands or 10-day Baja Peninsula and Sea of Cortez cruises.

(May-September 2022) 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers itinerary, which features 2 glacier viewing experiences on each trip including Glacier Bay National Park (Vancouver BC to Anchorage/Whittier, or vice versa).

(2022-2023) Australia and New Zealand from Melbourne, Transpacific Crossings between North America and Australia (fall 2022-spring 2023)

Island Princess

Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Florida

Los Angeles CA

Vancouver BC

Whittier AK

  • 15-days transit Panama Canal cruises to Florida from California, and the reverse from LA and Fort Lauderdale
  • 11-days round-trip Panama Canal cruises from Fort Lauderdale FL
  • 7-days Alaska cruises to Vancouver from Whitter, and the reverse
  • Repositioning transatlantic cruises
  • 12-days Mediterranean cruises from Venice and Barcelona.
  • 15-days Panama Canal cruises.

(2021) European season

(March-November 2022) 11-day Scandinavia and Russia roundtrip from Copenhagen featuring Baltic Sea and the medieval town of Tallinn, Estonia (the trip features an overnight with 2 full days in Saint Petersburg, passengers can visit 7 countries along the way: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Germany); 8- to 14-day British Isles cruises from London (Southampton) UK (passengers sailing the 12-day British Isles itinerary benefit from late-night stays in Belfast and Dublin); 7- to 14-day Norway and Iceland cruises (through Sognefjord en route to Skjolden) in Reykjavik (itineraries to Greenland feature Qaqortoq scenic fjords, cottage sightings in Nuuk, strolls through the fields of Nanortalik); 7- to 24-day Mediterranean cruises in the Adriatic and Aegean Seas, sailing from London (Southampton), Barcelona, Athens, and Rome - Island Princess offers a couple of 14-day voyages from Rome to explore the Mediterranean and Israel (visiting Jerusalem (Ashdod); 14- to 28-day Grand Adventures and Transatlantic repositioning crossings

Majestic Princess

Shanghai China

Singapore

Auckland NZ

Sydney NSW

the ship operates year-round in Asia, homeported in Shanghai China for roundtrip itineraries to Japan and Korea

(2021-2022) Majestic Princess sails from Los Angeles (for the first time) on 7-day Mexican Riviera cruises (throughout the season) and 7on -day Classic California Coast cruises (fall and spring).

(May-September 2022) 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers itinerary, which features 2 glacier viewing experiences on each trip including Glacier Bay National Park (Vancouver BC to Anchorage/Whittier, or vice versa).

(2022-2023) Australia and New Zealand from Sydney, Transpacific Crossings between North America and Australia (fall 2022-spring 2023)

Regal Princess

Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Florida

Copenhagen Denmark

Southampton England

Le Havre France

New York Cape Liberty NYC

Sydney (NSW Australia)

  • Europe/Baltic from Warnemunde/Berlin, Copenhagen, St Petersburg (Russia)
  • 7-days from Ft Lauderdale Eastern Caribbean (Bahamas)

(2021) Regal Princess makes her debut on the west coast with a 7-day Pacific Wine Country cruise calling at San Francisco, San Diego CA, and Astoria, Oregon. Regal Princess was scheduled to debut in Alaska 2021, sailing roundtrip from Seattle on Sundays on 7-day Inside Passage voyages. However, in July 2020, Princess Cruises announced that Regal Princess is due to return to Southampton UK where she replaces Grand Princess for 2021. Regal Princess is scheduled to sail on a total of 17 roundtrip departures from Southampton UK to the Mediterranean, Scandinavia, Iceland, Norway, and other popular European destinations. As a result of the change, Regal Princess South Pacific Crossing and a couple of Grand Princess 7-day Europe voyages were cancelled.

(summer 2021) sailing from Southampton UK to various destinations including Iceland, Norway, the Mediterranean, Canaries, Baltic, Canada and New England with cruises ranging in length from 4 to 24 nights.

(March-November 2022) 7- to 24-day Mediterranean cruises in the Adriatic and Aegean Seas, sailing from London (Southampton), Barcelona, Athens, and Rome; 14- to 28-day Grand Adventures and Transatlantic repositioning crossings

Royal Princess

Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Florida

Southampton UK

Le Havre (Paris) France

Los Angeles CA

Vancouver BC

Whittier AK

Europe, British Isles and Baltic cruises from the UK and France

(2021) Royal Princess sails back to Los Angeles, offering 25 Mexican Riviera cruises, including 7-day options to favourite ports such as Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta. 5-day cruises to Cabo San Lucas are also offered, featuring an overnight. Sailing 7-day California Coast voyages from LA guests can experience coastal towns including Astoria, Monterey, San Diego, and Santa Barbara.

Princess Australia 2021-2022 season is based on 5 ships, 95 itineraries/departures and homeporting in Brisbane (Coral Princess), Sydney (Emerald Princess, Royal Princess), and Melbourne (Sapphire Princess).

(2022-2023) Australia and New Zealand from Sydney. 12- to 20-day Asia to Australia repositioning voyages in August 2022 (from Hong Kong to Australia via Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam). In March 2023, Royal Princess cruises on 16-to 18-day Australia to Asia relocation itineraries (from Sydney to Hong Kong).

Ruby Princess

Los Angeles CA

San Francisco CA

Seattle WA

  • 7-days from Seattle WA to Alaska
  • from Los Angeles around South America
  • Transatlantic repositioning to Europe from Florida to New York from Southampton).

(2021) Ruby Princess from San Francisco offers roundtrips to Hawaii, Mexico, and California coast. The ship cruises on new 16-day Hawaiian Islands roundtrip from Seattle and on three 10-day Mexican Riviera roundtrips from San Francisco to Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Manzanillo, Puerto Vallarta. From San Francisco are also offered 15-day Hawaii itineraries and 7-day California Coast (Astoria, Monterey, San Diego, Santa Barbara).

(2021-2022) Ruby Princess is due to sail her 2nd season of Hawaii, Mexico and California Coast voyages roundtrip from San Francisco CA, including two Panama Canal-Ocean to Ocean sailings transiting the Panama Canal.

(May-September 2022) 10-day Inside Passage sailings from San Francisco CA, featuring an added bonus of a sail away under the Golden Gate Bridge.

Sapphire Princess

Singapore

Southampton UK

3-21-days Asia cruises from Singapore and China, visiting Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea. Optional cruisetours in China and Japan (including along Yangtze River) are also offered.

(2021 summer) Instead of the planned Alaskan season, Sapphire Princess is deployed in Asia (Taiwan) through August.

(September 2021-April 2022) 15-day cruises to the Hawaiian Islands roundtrip from Los Angeles - later replaced by Diamond Princess.

Princess Australia 2021-2022 season is based on 5 ships, 95 itineraries/departures and homeporting in Brisbane (Coral Princess), Sydney (Emerald Princess, Royal Princess), and Melbourne (Sapphire Princess).

(May-September 2022) 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers itinerary, which features 2 glacier viewing experiences on each trip including Glacier Bay National Park (Vancouver BC to Anchorage/Whittier, or vice versa).

(2022-2023 South America and Antarctica) 19 destinations, 10 countries, 6 itineraries

  • 16-day "Antarctica and Cape Horn" (Dec 19, 2022; Jan 20, 2023; reverse itinerary on Jan 4, 2023) 4 days Antarctic cruising and holiday sailing (Christmas and New Year’s Eve). Ports of call include Santiago, Punta Arenas, Ushuaia, Cape Horn, Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands, Montevideo, Buenos Aires
  • 14-day "Cape Horn and Strait of Magellan" (Feb 5 and Mar 5, 2023; reverse itinerary on Feb 19, 2023). Ports of call include Buenos Aires (overnight), Montevideo, Puerto Madryn, Falkland Islands, Cape Horn, Ushuaia, Punta Arenas, Amalia Glacier, Puerto Montt, Santiago
  • 17-/18-day "Andes and South America". Ports of call for the 17-day itinerary (Dec 2, 2022) include Los Angeles, Cabo San Lucas, Costa Rica, Lima (overnight), Pisco, La Serena, Santiago. Ports of call for the 18-day itinerary (Mar 19, 2023) include Santiago, La Serena, Pisco, Lima (overnight), Manta, Costa Rica, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, Los Angeles.
  • 32-/33-day "Grand Adventures". Ports of call for the 32-day itinerary (Mar 5, 2023) include Bueno Aires (overnight), Montevideo, Puerto Madryn, Falkland Islands, Cape Horn, Ushuaia, Punta Arenas, Amalia Glacier, Puerto Montt, Santiago, La Serena, Pisco, Lima (overnight), Manta, Costa Rica, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, Los Angeles. Ports of call for the 33-day itinerary (Dec 2, 2022) include Los Angeles, Cabo San Lucas, Costa Rica, Lima (overnight), Pisco, La Serena, Santiago, Punta Arenas, Ushuaia, Cape Horn, Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands, Montevideo, Buenos Aires.

Sky Princess

Fort Lauderdale FL

NYC New York

Copenhagen (Denmark)

Warnemunde-Rostock (Germany)

St Petersburg (Russia)

(Caribbean spring 2021 season) Sky Princess sails for the first time on the line's popular 10-day Southern Caribbean Voyager itinerary, that can be combined for a 20-day Caribbean Explorer trip. Passengers can choose from 17 cruises - through March 30, 2021.

(April-November 2021) roundtrips from Southampton UK (8-12-night "British Isles") and 12-night Scandinavia and Russia. A 10-night British Isles voyage (October 5) visits Liverpool, Portland, Cobh, Belfast. A 7-night "Spain and France" voyage (October 15) visits La Rochelle, Bilbao, Guernsey Island (St Peter Port, Channel Islands UK).

(March-November 2022) 11-day Scandinavia and Russia roundtrips from Copenhagen to Tallinn Estonia (overnight with 2 full days in St Petersburg), 7- to 14-day "Norway and Iceland" cruises through Sognefjord to Skjolden, Reykjavik), itineraries to Greenland feature Qaqortoq fjords, Nuuk, Nanortalik); 7- to 24-day Mediterranean cruises (Adriatic and Aegean seas) from Southampton, Barcelona, Athens and Rome; 14- to 28-day "Grand Adventures and Transatlantic" to ports in Iceland to Greece.

Star Princess (Pacific Encounter)

transferred to P&O Australia in 2021

(2021 Jan-May) Star Princess cruises on 10-day Baja and Sea of Cortez itineraries (Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, Loreto, Puerto Vallarta) roundtrip from Los Angeles. From LA are also offered 15-day Hawaii itineraries and a 28-day Hawaii and Tahiti roundtrip from LA (to Tahiti, Moorea, overnight in Bora Bora, Pago Pago, Samoa, Hawaiian Islands). 7-day California Coast roundtrips from San Francisco visit Astoria, Monterey, San Diego, Santa Barbara.

IMPORTANT: In November 2021, Star Princess joins P&O Australia and after scheduled drydock will be renamed "Pacific Encounter".

Golden Princess (Pacific Adventure)

transferred to P&O Australia in 2020

IMPORTANT: In October 2020, Golden Princess joined P&O Australia and after scheduled drydock will be renamed "Pacific Adventure".

Sun Princess (Pacific World)

sold (left the fleet) in 2020

IMPORTANT: In September 2020, Sun Princess was sold and left the fleet. A total of 23x Sun Princess cruises were cancelled - departures on itineraries planned for the period December 28, 2020, through August 14, 2021. The ship was planned for deployment in Australia-New Zealand (January-March 2021) and Alaska (May-August 2021 / roundtrips from Vancouver BC Canada and Los Angeles California USA).

Sea Princess (MS Charming)

sold (left the fleet) in 2020

IMPORTANT: In September 2020, Sea Princess was sold and left the fleet. A total of 44x Sea Princess cruises were cancelled - departures on itineraries planned for the period December 23, 2020, through November 9, 2021. The ship was planned for deployment in Australia-New Zealand, with a 109-day "World Cruise 2021" roundtrip from Sydney NSW, Brisbane QLD and from Auckland NZ.

Pacific Princess

sold in 2021, left the fleet

IMPORTANT: On January 21, 2021, Princess announced the sale of the vessel to Sycamore Partners (owner of Azamara). A total of 33 itineraries were cancelled (departures June 28, 2021, through and including March 28, 2022) in the regions of the Mediterranean, Caribbean, South Pacific (homeporting in Tahiti French Polynesia), Transpacific repositioning from Australia to Asia.

Japan cruises 2021

The 2021 Princess Japan itinerary program is based on Diamond Princess and is so far company's longest Japan season (running March through December 2021).

Bookings were opened on December 18, 2019. The Diamond Princess Japan program has a total of 48 itineraries (ranging between 4-19 days) that visit 4 countries and 44 destinations, and are themed as Getaway, Spring Flowers, Fall Foliage, Festival, Circle Hokkaido, Circle Japan, Southern Islands, Taiwan Cruises. Roundtrip departures are from homeports Kobe and Tokyo (Yokohama).

During season 2021 Princess cruisers can visit 8x Japanese festivals (on 6x voyages), including Osaka Danjiri Festival and Nebuta Festival, 5x Spring Flower (roundtrips during the blooming season) and Fall Foliage. Diamond Princess ship visits 5 new call ports - Hitachinaka (Ibaraki, port to Nikko, Tochigi), Omaezaki (Shizuoka), Ube (Yamaguchi), Shimonoseki (Yamaguchi) and Jeju (Korea).

Caribbean 2021 Itineraries

The company's itinerary program 2021 for the Caribbean is based on 10 itineraries (25 Caribbean islands, 6 UNESCO sites), 119 departures and 5 ships (Crown, Caribbean, Regal, PacificSky).

Longer itineraries Southern Caribbean sailings offer Crown and Caribbean (10- or 14-days). Regal sails 7-day Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale with "More Ashore" (port stays) in St Thomas and Cozumel. Visits to Princess Cays Bahamas are on every 7-day Eastern Caribbean itinerary and on select Western and Southern Caribbean cruises.

A unique 2-week holiday cruise was planned for Pacific Princess, with maiden visit to Mayreau Island.

Princess Cruises Panama Canal itineraries

Princess was the first line to cruise through Panama Canal locks - back in 1967. Caribbean Princess was the first big-sized liner to pass through the new Agua Clara locks in 2017. Regular crossings are scheduled for the liner Emerald Princess (maiden season in 2019) which passes through the Agua Clara Locks (canal's Atlantic side) and the Cocoli Locks (canal's Pacific side). The new locks were opened in June 2016, as part of a 10-year, USD 5,4 billion "Neo-Panamax" canal expansion.

Princess Panama Canal program is based on 5 ships, with 10- to 21-day itineraries also visiting ports in Mexico, Caribbean, Central-South America. Each Princess cruise ship transit of the Panama Canal features live narration (from the Navigation Bridge) and a day of scenic sailing through Gatun Lake. Full transits additionally feature coastal cruising (wildlife and rainforests) along Panama and Costa Rica, as well as top-rated Caribbean beaches.

Princess Cruises Australia New Zealand itineraries

Since September 16, 2020, are on sale all scheduled itineraries for Australia and New Zealand 2021-2022 season that includes visiting Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea. The extensive program is the company's largest - based on 5 ships (Coral, Emerald, Pacific, Royal, Sapphire) with total 59 itineraries visiting 82 destinations (in 19 countries), itinerary lengths between 2 and 36 days, 5 homeports / roundtrip departure options (Adelaide, Auckland NZ, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney NSW), repositioning cruises to the USA-Canada and Southeast Asia.

Itinerary highlights of Princess Cruises Australia New Zealand 2021-2022 program (October through April) include:

  • Roundtrips to New Zealand (11 to 14 days) from 4 Australian homeports (Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne). Itineraries feature the popular Marlborough Wine Region (from Picton) as well as scenic cruising of Fiordland National Park.
  • 4 one-way Australia and New Zealand cruises (between Sydney and Auckland) to the homeports Christchurch NZ and Melbourne on Emerald Princess and Royal Princess. Circumnavigate A Round Australia cruise (from Brisbane and Sydney) visits Cairns (Great Barrier Reef) and Kimberley Coast.
  • Roundtrips to Tasmania (5 to 10 days) from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne.
  • South Pacific islands (itinerary range 11 to 35 days) visits to Fiji, Hawaii, Tahiti, PNG, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Vanuatu.
  • Hawaii, Tahiti and South Pacific Crossings connecting USA to Australia (ranging between 27-29 days).
  • 2- to 4-day Australia and Tasmania Getaways (roundtrips from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne) visit Eden, Hobart, Newcastle NSW.

A total of 14 destinations are with late-night port departures (longer port stays), including Sydney NSW, Auckland NZ, Darwin, Hobart.

Access to a total of 11 UNESCO sites includes Tasmanian Wilderness (from Burnie), Greater Blue Mountains, Chief Roi Mata's Domain (from Port Vila), Komodo National Park (on Komodo Island Indonesia).

Two Cruisetour options ("Ultimate Australia", "Australian Outback") offer to visit the Great Barrier Reef and Ayers Rock (Uluru National Park) combining the ship cruise with a multi-night land tour.

Princess Cruises 2022-2023 Australia and New Zealand season is based on 4 ships - Majestic Princess and Royal Princess (from Sydney NSW), Grand Princess from Melbourne, Coral Princess from Brisbane. The program features 121 departures, 68 different ports/islands in 14 countries, 76 itineraries (ranging from 2 to 36 days).

  • homeports Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Fremantle-Perth, Sydney.
  • 10- to 19-day NZ itineraries roundtrip from Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney.
  • Circumnavigation of Australia (roundtrips) visiting Cairns (Great Barrier Reef) and Kuri Bay (Kimberley).
  • 5- to 10-day Tasmania (roundtrip from Brisbane or Sydney)
  • 7- to 14-day Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef (roundtrips from Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney)
  • 4 Transpacific Crossings (RepositionCruises.com) between North America and Australia in fall 2022-spring 2023 on Grand Princess and Majestic Princess
  • 35-day "Hawaii, Tahiti and South Pacific" roundtrips from Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney
  • (Royal Princess) 12- to 20-day "Asia and Australia" voyages (August 2022/from Hong Kong to Sydney) and 16-to 18-day from Sydney to Hong Kong (March 2023).

Princess 2022-2023 AU-NZ program offers 8 ports/islands with late-night departures, 10 UNESCO sites (including Tasmanian Wilderness, Greater Blue Mountains, Te Wahipounamu), 2 optional cruisetours (Australian Outback, Ultimate Australia) visiting Uluru’s Ayers Rock and the Great Barrier Reef.

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