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Princess Cruises is a premium travel brand and a subsidiary company of Carnival Group, making it one of the 10 cruise shipping lines and travel brands owned by currently the world's biggest cruise shipowner - Carnival Corporation. As part of the conglomerate, the Princess brand brings ~20% of the Group's revenue.

Company History

Princess Cruises ( was founded in 1965 by Stanley McDonald who chartered the Alaskan ship SS Princess Patricia (1948-built/1995-scrapped, IMO 5284924) for roundtrips to the Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles during the off-season (winter). In 1967, Princess started to charter the ship MS Italia (1967-built/2012-scrapped, IMO 6513994), which had a modern design, numerous innovations, more spacious upper decks, larger public areas (midship/ by placing the engines aft).

Princess Cruises logo - CruiseMapper

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").

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

A major company asset is "Princess Tours" (Alaska division acquired in 1986) with 10 luxury railcars 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 & plc. The USD 5,4 billion dollars merger created the largest cruise shipping company in the world ever, grouping 11 different travel brands as subsidiaries.

Princess Cruises Royal-Class ship

Currently, Princess Cruise Lines Ltd (USA) is transferred to Carnival's American division (Holland America Group), but the brand's marketing and sales in the UK are under Carnival plc (aka Carnival UK) which also manages Cunard Line. The company's current President is John Padgett (assigned in October 2021) who reports directly to Holland America Group's President (Jan Swartz). John Padgett was employed by Carnival Corporation (2014-2021, as Chief Experience and Innovation Officer) and by Walt Disney Parks & Resorts (1996-2014).

The world's most romantic attention the Princess cruise brand received by the participation of its vessels (first Island and Pacific, later Royal, Sun, and Sea) in the onboard filmed "The Love Boat" (TV-series aired on ABC network from 1977 until 1986).

  • 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 (2017-scrapped as "Discovery"), Royal Princess (now Artania) and Sea Princess (2016-scrapped as "Veronica") cruising to exotic destinations around the world.

One of the most famous features of 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 affordable balcony staterooms.

Princess Upgrade (new cabin upgrades program)

In August 2022 was announced the "Princess Upgrade" program that allows passenger cabin upgrades on a regular basis (not as promos) and for all types of staterooms and categories.

The new program was officially launched on September 6, 2022, on just 5x USA-based Princess boats (Caribbean, Discovery, Enchanted, Regal, Ruby). By the end of October (2022) the program was rolled out fleetwide.

"Princess Upgrade" is only for bookings within Final Payment and when the full payment has been made. Then customers receive an invitation to submit a bid on any cabin type and category that is above the currently booked. The bid can be changed or canceled at any time before being accepted.

Shipboard retail shopping

In September 2021, Princess and Harding signed a deal for the entire fleet's onboard retail shopping business to move under Harding’s management.

Harding (UK-based global travel and cruise retail specialist) in 2020 was acquired by Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP (1983-founded, NYC-based investment management firm with USD 34+ billion in managed assets). Harding has hubs in Bristol (England), Miami (Florida USA) and Sydney (NSW Australia).

The existing Princess retail team joined Harding's as part of the transition.

Each of the Princess boats has an onboard shopping arcade named "Shops of Princess".

New ships

In April 2016, Princess' owner Carnival Corporation signed a shipbuilding order for 2 new boats scheduled for deliveries in 2019 (Sky Princess) and 2020-2021 (Enchanted Princess). Sky and Enchanted are 4th and 5th ROYAL-class ships (same-designed as Royal,Regal, Majestic) all constructed at Monfalcone yard as part of a previous agreement with Fincantieri (shipbuilder). At that time, Carnival Group 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.

Princess Cruises Royal-Class ship

In late-January 2017, Carnival Corporation announced 2 more 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 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/volume 175000 and passenger capacity 4300. These are the fleet's first dual-fuel (MGO and LNG) powered vessels. The contract with Fincantieri (Monfalcone) was signed in March 2019, with scheduled deliveries in 2023 and 2025. Princess in 2018 had 5 newbuilds on order with Fincantieri. The 2023-2025 units were Carnival Group's 10th and 11th LNG-powered ships.

By 2019, during drydock refurbishments (part of the company's USD 450 million fleet renovation program), 45000+ "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.

In September 2022 Princess signed with Xponential Fitness Inc (Irvine CA USA-based, 2017-founded company) a 5-year exclusive licensing agreement. Xponential Fitness is currently the world's largest global franchise group of boutique fitness brands. As of 2022, Xponential franchises 10 fitness brands (Club Pilates, pure barre, CycleBar, StretchLAB, Row House, YogaSix, Rumble, AKT Dance, Stride, BFT) and has 2220+ gym studios in 48 American states and 13 countries. The deal with Xponential, together with the partnership with OneSpaWorld (providing gym professionals and wellness staff and services) made Princess the first major cruise company to offer multiple premium fitness brands for personalized and customizable gym/training experiences. During the agreement period (2022-2027), at least 8x Xponential brands are available on each Princess boat (120 licensed gym studios fleetwide).

In 2024 (Sun Princess) and 2025 (tbn) debut the fleet's ever-largest (SPHERE-class) vessels, with GT-tonnage/volume ~175,000 tonnes.

Princess Cruises Sphere-Class ship

Each boat has 21 decks, 2157 staterooms, and the signature (fleet-first ) facilities The Dome (top-deck entertainment space covered by a glass roof) and Piazza Atrium (3-deck-high, outward-looking midship suspended space with comfortable seating, 360-degree outside views, huge LED screen/movable, to allow live entertainment). Both SPHERE Princess ships also have new for the fleet cabin types - Signature Collection Suites (exclusive access to Signature Restaurant-Lounge & Bar-Sundeck) and Reserve Collection Staterooms (exclusive restaurant).

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 ships (Princess' entire fleet) 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, 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 was introduced "Ocean Sportsbook" (a real-time sports betting option available fleetwide/on all boats) which 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 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.

In June 2021 the cruise company introduced the industry's first CrewCall. The on-demand service is via the cabin's smart HDTV (and the MedallionClass app) and allows passengers to call a crew (to their current onboard location) for assistance or to request services. The app's "CrewCall Chat" allows texting (via smart devices) a specific question or making requests to the crew member.

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 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.

The company's most popular/purchased cruise package is "Princess Plus" (cost US$50 per person/per day). The package is inclusive of premium beverages, unlimited WiFi Internet (for 4x devices), selected specialty restaurant dining, digital photos (+ 3x printed/8x10 cm), Princess Prizes, daily crew gratuities.

In 2022 was introduced the "Princess Premier Package" (cost US$75 pp per day) that is inclusive of unlimited WiFi Internet (for 4x devices), premium/top-brand liquors-wines-cocktails-coffees, specialty dining (2x meals per person), digital photos (unlimited, plus 3x printed), crew gratuities.

Princess Alaskan lodges (cruisetour 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.
  • 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. The 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 the 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

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.

(Coronavirus crisis) passenger shipping pause 2020-2021-2022

Due to the Coronavirus crisis, Princess Cruises suspended its fleet's passenger shipping operations by canceling all voyages with pre-scheduled departures in the period March 12, 2020, through July 2021.

Next are listed Princess Cruises' first departures by ship/homeport - CARIBBEAN (Nov 28, 2021/Fort Lauderdale), CORAL (June 16, 2022/Sydney Australia), CROWN (May 7, 2022/Alaska from Seattle), DIAMOND (September 1, 2022/West Coast USA and Mexico from San Diego), DISCOVERY (March 27, 2022/Maiden Voyage/Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles), EMERALD (Oct 15, 2021/Panama Canal from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale), ENCHANTED (Nov 10, 2021/Maiden Voyage/Fort Lauderdale), GRAND (Sept 25, 2021/Los Angeles), ISLAND (April 27, 2022/Panama Canal from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles), MAJESTIC (July 25, 2021/Alaska from Seattle), REGAL (July 31, 2021/Southampton UK cruises to nowhere), ROYAL (May 2, 2022/Alaska from Vancouver), RUBY (Oct 31, 2021/San Francisco), SAPPHIRE (Sept 24, 2022/Hawaii and Mexico from Los Angeles), SKY (Aug 30, 2021/Southampton UK cruises to nowhere).

  • DIAMOND's Asia 2021 program (roundtrips from Yokohama to Korea and Japan) and South America 2022 program (from Buenos Aires Argentina and San Antonio Chile) were canceled.
  • MAJESTIC's Alaska 2021 program (from Seattle) was first canceled then scheduled again (July 25 thru Sept 26).
  • SAPPHIRE's Australia 2021 program was canceled and replaced with LA roundtrips to Hawaii-Mexico-California Coast.
  • CROWN's Panama Canal 2021-2022 winter season (from Fort Lauderdale) was canceled.
  • ISLAND's "World Cruise 2022" (112-day roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale) was canceled.
  • CORAL's "World Cruise 2022" (108-day roundtrip from Australia/Sydney-Brisbane) was canceled.
  • The 2021-built ENCHANTED's entire inaugural Mediterranean 2021 season (July 3 thru Nov 15/departures from Barcelona and Rome, including the Transatlantic crossing Europe-USA) was canceled.
  • DISCOVERY's maiden voyage (Nov 3, 2021/Mediterranean from Rome) was rescheduled for March 27, 2022 (Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles).
  • Due to Canada's ban, Princess Alaska 2021 program was entirely canceled, affecting the schedules of 6 ships (Grand, Majestic, Royal, Crown, Coral, Emerald).
  • 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 departures from Vancouver and Seattle.
  • Due to port closures and international travel uncertainties, Princess's Australia-New Zealand program was canceled through January 27, 2022. 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 UK 2021 summer program (Southampton roundtrips planned for 3 ships /Island, Regal, Sky) was canceled through July.

In late-January 2021, Pacific Princess was sold to Sycamore Partners and left the fleet to join Azamara.

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.

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 (introduced in 1967), 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 5x Medallion-Class liners (Sky, Enchanted, Crown, Grand, Island) and offers 63 itineraries (180 departures) to 108 destinations in 31 countries.

"Love Boat" cruise 2022 (Majestic Princess)

On November 4, 2021, was announced "The Love Boat"-themed cruise on Majestic Princess scheduled for 2022-Q1. The 7-day roundtrip from Los Angeles/San Pedro (February 26 thru March 5) visits three Mexican Riviera ports - Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas.

Hosted by Jill Whelan (1968-born American actress who played "Vicki Stubing"/Captain's daughter in the TV series), the voyage will also feature as special guests The Love Boat actors Cynthia Lauren Tewes ("Julie McCoy"/Cruise Director), Bernie Kopell ("Adam Bricker"/aka "Doc"/Cruise Ship Doctor), Fred Grandy ("Burl Smith"/aka "Gopher"/Reception Purser) and Ted Lange ("Isaac Washington"/aka "Isaac"/Bartender).

The voyage will be a tribute to Gavin MacLeod (1931-2021) who played "Captain Merrill Stubing" (in the series) and served as Princess Cruises' brand ambassador in the period 1986-2021. Onboard special activities include:

  • Sailaway party, 1970s-themed Disco Party (on pool deck), vows renewal /group ceremony (on top-deck)
  • Q&A sessions, cast photos, trivia games, themed merchandise
  • Birthday celebration honoring Gavin MacLeod
  • "Love Boat" themed dining menus and cocktails
  • "The Love Boat" episodes (at the outdoor theater and on all cabin TVs)

Alaska and Europe 2022-2023 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.

The company's 2022 Alaska program (May through September) is based on 6 ships, 12 itineraries (plus 25 Alaskan cruisetours / sea voyage+land tour to Denali Park), 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), Ruby Princess (10-day Inside Passage roundtrip from San Francisco).

All Princess Alaska ships are MedallionClass. Alaskan cruisetour deals combine the 7-day "Voyage of the Glaciers" 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" offers 2 nights at each one of the 5x Princess Wilderness Lodges.

In 2022, Princess celebrated the 20th anniversary of Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge (outside Wrangell-Saint Elias NP).

Princess 2023 Alaska program features the "Voyage of the Glaciers" itinerary, “North to Alaska” enrichment program, as well as packages combining the voyages with land tours - featuring rail travel and stays at Princess Cruises-owned Alaskan wilderness lodges.. Season 2023 is based on 6x liners, total 145 departures, 14 different itineraries, 5 glacier viewing experiences, 4 homeports.

Combined with the "Voyage of the Glaciers", travelers can experience Alaska's top attractions - Glacier Bay NP and Denali NP - choosing from 24 cruisetour itineraries that range from 3 to 10 nights.

Europe 2022-2023 itineraries (Mediterranean-Baltic)

In December 2020 were announced the European schedule 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 are Enchanted, Island and Sky.
  • 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 and Crown.
  • 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 and Island.
  • 7- to 24-day Adriatic and Aegean Sea (Mediterranean) cruises from Southampton UK, Barcelona, Piraeus-Athens and Rome offer the ships Island, Sky and Regal. 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 include Rome (from Civitavecchia), Venice, Vienna Austria and Prague Czechia, also exploring Spanish seaside towns and trekking Ireland's countryside.

In June 2021 was announced Europe 2023 schedule (Mediterranean, UK-British Isles, Baltic-Russia and Scandinavia, Norway and Iceland). The program is based on 67x itineraries (7 to 33 days), 5x ships (Emerald, Enchanted, Island, Regal, Sky), 116x destinations (including 53x UNESCO sites) in 32 countries, port cities like Athens-Piraeus, Ashdod (Tel-Aviv, Israel), Seville (from Cadiz), Mount Etna (from Messina Italy) Lubeck (from Hamburg), Gorham’s Cave Complex (from Gibraltar), Kronborg Castle (from Copenhagen), Ephesus (from Kusadasi Turkey).

Due to the Russia-Ukraine crisis, the Regal Princess' Baltic 2023 program (April 9 thru September 3) was canceled in June 2022.

Princess' Europe 2023 season (March through December) features:

  • Emerald Princess sails 12-day "British Isles" with options including Portland (for Stonehenge), Liverpool, or to Scotland's Orkney Islands, all departing roundtrip from London (Southampton England). Passengers also have the chance to experience the Edinburgh Military Tattoo from Glasgow-Greenock on departures July 31 and August 12, 2023.
  • Enchanted Princess sails a maiden Mediterranean season with 7-day roundtrips from either Civitavecchia-Rome, Barcelona, or Piraeus-Athens, which can be combined into 21-day B2Bs.
  • Island Princess sails throughout Europe, including to the Mediterranean and Israel on 14-day voyages from Civitavecchia, and above the Arctic Circle (Northern Lights) out of Southampton.
  • Regal Princess sails in the Baltic on 11-day "Scandinavia and Russia" voyages roundtrip from Copenhagen, each with an overnight in St Petersburg.
  • Sky Princess has a 2nd season from Southampton (7- to 14-days) to the Canary Islands, Iceland and Norway, and a 24-day "Canada and New England".
  • The ships Island and Sky spend the Summer Solstice 2023 on 14- / 16-day "Land of the Midnight Sun and Summer Solstice" cruises.

All 5 boats sail spring and fall Transatlantic relocation crossings ( between Fort Lauderdale Florida USA and Barcelona, Copenhagen, Civitavecchia-Rome, Southampton-London, or NYC New York.

Itineraries 2022-2023 Mexico, California Coast, Hawaii, Tahiti

Princess Cruises' 2022-2023 Mexico, California Coast, Hawaii and Tahiti program is based on 6 ships (Crown, Grand, Discovery, Majestic, Sapphire, Ruby), 78 departures, 19 itineraries (25 different destinations in 6 countries) leaving roundtrip from San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Vancouver BC Canada.

Princess' Mexican Riviera 2022-2023 season features 4 boats (Crown, Discovery, Sapphire, Ruby), 8 destinations (2 countries), 3 call ports (Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta), 29 departures, 4 itineraries (5 to 10 days).

  • Discovery Princess has scheduled a second West Coast season with 5-7-day roundtrips from LA. The 5-day itinerary has an overnight in Cabo San Lucas.
  • Ruby Princess has scheduled 10-day Mexican Riviera roundtrips from San Francisco CA.
  • Discovery and Sapphire Princess both sail the 10-day "Baja Peninsula and Sea of Cortez" itinerary roundtrip from LA.

Princess' California Coast program is based on homeporting in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Vancouver BC, 5 boats (Crown, Discovery, Grand, Ruby, Majestic), 10 destinations (3 countries), 4 call ports (Santa Barbara, San Diego, Monterey, Astoria), 28 departures, 11 itineraries (3 to 10 days).

  • Discovery Princess sails roundtrip from LA, Ruby Princess has planned 5-7-day roundtrips from San Francisco.
  • Late-night stays allow tourists time to explore San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle WA, Victoria BC, Vancouver BC.

Princess' Hawaii and Tahiti season is based on 3 homeports (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver), 3 boats (Crown, Sapphire, Ruby), 13 destinations (6 countries), 4 Hawaiian call ports (Hilo, Kauai, Maui, Oahu), 5 Pacific Islands, 21 departures, 4 itineraries (15- to 28-days).

  • 15-day roundtrips visit the islands Kauai, Maui, Oahu, Hawaii from 3 homeports: LA (Sapphire and Crown), San Francisco (Ruby), Vancouver (Crown). Most are with a late-night stay in Honolulu.
  • The 28-day "Hawaii, Tahiti and Samoa" itinerary roundtrip from LA (Crown Princess) has an overnight in Bora Bora and late-night calls in Papeete, Moorea, Honolulu.

Itineraries 2022-2023 Caribbean, Panama Canal

Princess' 2022-2023 Caribbean and Panama Canal season has scheduled total 87 departures (21 itineraries/from 4 to 21 days/including B2Bs), 6 ships (Caribbean, Emerald, Enchanted, Island, Regal, Sky), homeporting in Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Florida, visits to 24 total Caribbean islands.

  • Eastern Caribbean itineraries include a 4-day getaway to Princess Cays and multiple 7-8-day roundtrips to St Thomas, St Maarten, Puerto Rico, St Kitts.
  • Western Caribbean itineraries include a 5-day Mexico getaway (Costa Maya and Cozumel) and multiple 7-day roundtrips to Mexico (Cozumel plus Costa Maya), Jamaica (Ocho Rios), Roatan, Belize City, Grand Cayman.
  • Southern Caribbean itineraries (8- to 16-days) visit Leeward Antilles' ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao), Antigua, Barbados, Martinique.
  • Princess Cays Bahamas is included in all Caribbean voyages.

Princess is "the Panama Canal cruise line", bringing the largest number of tourists to this historic waterway than any other company since 1967. Princess Panama Canal 2022-2023 season is based on 4 ships (Caribbean, Emerald, Island, Ruby), homeporting in Fort Lauderdale, 26 departures (6 itineraries/from 10- to 15 days), visits to 16 ports in 9 countries.

  • 10-day "Panama Canal with Costa Rica and Caribbean" itinerary visits Costa Rica and Grand Cayman/George Town.
  • 15-day "Panama Canal Ocean to Ocean" is a transition itinerary operated between homeports Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles/San Francisco. The full transits allow visiting ports in Mexico, South and Central America.

Itineraries 2023 Canada and New England

Princess' 2023 Canada and New England season is based on 2 ships (Caribbean, Regal), 5 different itineraries (7- to 16-days in length), 16 departures from 3 homeports (NYC New York USA, Quebec City Canada, Fort Lauderdale Florida USA), 17 call ports in 3 countries (USA, Canada, Greenland).

The scheduled for 2023 itineraries include:

  • 7-day "Canada and New England" (Sept 16, 23, 30; Oct 7, 14, 21, 28) on Regal Princess roundtrip from NYC, visits Newport RI, Boston MA, Bar Harbor ME, Saint John NB, Halifax NS.
  • 10-day "Classic Canada and New England" (Aug 30; Sept 19; Oct 9) on Caribbean Princess from NYC to Quebec, visits Newport, Boston, Bar Harbor, St John, Halifax, Sydney NS, Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island).
  • 10-day "Classic Canada and New England" (Aug 4; Sept 9 and 29) on Caribbean Princess from Quebec to NYC, visits Saguenay, Charlottetown, Sydney, Halifax, Bar Harbor, Boston.
  • (repositioning) 13-day "Canada and Colonial America" (July 22) on Caribbean Princess from Fort Lauderdale to Quebec, visits Norfolk VA, NYC, Newport, Boston, Bar Harbor, St John, Halifax, Sydney.
  • (repositioning) 12-day "Canada and Colonial America" (Oct 19) on Caribbean Princess from Quebec to Fort Lauderdale, visits Halifax, Portland, Boston, Newport, NYC.
  • 16-day "Greenland and Canada" (Aug 14) on Caribbean Princess roundtrip from NYC, visits Halifax, Sydney, Greenland (Nuuk, Qaqortoq, Nanortalik), St John.

The program's cruise+land tour packages include "Historic America Cruisetour" (Washington DC, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello plantation, Pennsylvania's Gettysburg Battlefield, Colonial Williamsburg, Philadelphia's Independence Hall) and "Maple Explorer Cruisetour" (Niagara Falls and Montreal).

Itineraries Americas, Australia and New Zealand 2023-2024

In November 2021 was announced Princess Cruises' 2023-2024 Australia and New Zealand program that includes a total of 117 ports/destinations in 43 countries (also on relocation cruises and world voyages).

The winter 2023-2024 season is based on 4x ships (Majestic, Royal, Grand, Coral) and 6x homeports (Sydney NSW, Brisbane QLD, Melbourne, Fremantle-Perth, Adelaide, Auckland NZ).

Coral Princess' World Cruise 2024 (110-day itinerary) visits 32 countries and departs from Sydney (April 30) and from Brisbane (May 2).

Princess' 2023-2024 Americas program features a total of 47 different itineraries and 214 departures from 7 North American homeports.

  • Discovery Princess has scheduled two 15-night Hawaiian voyages with overnights in Honolulu (Oahu Island).
  • Sapphire Princess offers 32-night South Pacific Islands & Hawaii itineraries on two voyages from Los Angeles (Long Beach), including a first-time visit to Fiji and late-night stays in Tahiti and Honolulu.
  • 7 liners (Caribbean, Emerald, Enchanted, Island, Regal, Ruby, Sky) offer 126 Caribbean sailings (18 itineraries) ranging between 5-21 nights, and leaving roundtrip from the USA (Fort Lauderdale Florida, and Galveston Texas) and visiting 25 Caribbean islands.
  • Three boats (Crown, Diamond, Discovery) operate Mexican voyages (24 departures, 5 itineraries), while three other (Emerald, Island, Ruby) have scheduled Panama Canal transits (23 departures, 6 itineraries) ranging 10-15 nights.

In 2023-24, Princess also offers 25 departures on the USA West Coast/California (13 itineraries) visiting 11 destinations in 3 countries. Select voyages are with late-night port stays in San Diego CASan Francisco CASeattle WA, and BC Canada's Vancouver and Victoria.

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, St 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

(fall 2022-spring 2023) Panama Canal, Caribbean

(2023) Canada-New England

  • 10-day Classic Canada & New England (Aug 30; Sept 19; Oct 9, 2023) from New York City to Quebec, visiting Newport, Boston, Bar Harbor, Saint John, Halifax, Sydney, Charlottetown.
  • 10-day Classic Canada & New England (Aug 4; Sept 9 and 29, 2023) from Quebec to New York City, visiting Saguenay, Charlottetown, Sydney, Halifax, Bar Harbor, Boston.
  • 13-day Canada & Colonial America (Jul 22, 2023) from Fort Lauderdale to Quebec, visiting Norfolk, New York, Newport, Boston, Bar Harbor, Saint John, Halifax, Sydney.
  • 12-day Canada & Colonial America (Oct 19, 2023) from Quebec to Fort Lauderdale, visiting Halifax, Portland, Boston, Newport, New York City.
  • 16-day Greenland & Canada (Aug 14, 2023) roundtrip from New York, visiting Halifax, Sydney, Nuuk, Qaqortoq, Nanortalik, Saint John.

Coral Princess

Brisbane QLD

Sydney NSW

Auckland NZ

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 has scheduled a World Cruise 2023 (108-day roundtrip from Auckland New Zealand, and Brisbane Australia) and a World Cruise 2024 (111-day, roundtrip from Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland). Available for booking are various shorter itinerary segments on both world voyages.

Crown Princess

Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Florida

Los Angeles (Long Beach CA)

Seattle WA

(February-April 2022) cruises from Los Angeles to Hawaii and the California Coast. Then, the ship repositions to Seattle WA to sail on a couple of Pacific Northwest Coastal journeys and to Hawaii. Crown Princess adds another Alaska departure with an 8-day Inside Passage voyage with Glacier Bay beginning April 29, 2022.

(May-September 2022) 7-day "Inside Passage with Glacier Bay" Alaskan itineraries from Seattle

(2022-2023) Mexico, California Coast, Hawaii & Tahiti. The popular 28-day Hawaii, Tahiti & Samoa cruise roundtrip from LA on Crown Princess with an overnight in Bora Bora and late-night calls in Papeete, Moorea, and Honolulu.

Diamond Princess

Yokohama Japan


San Diego CA

Due to the Coronavirus crisis, the Diamond ship was paused thru April 2022, and the South America 2022 program was canceled. Operations restarted with Asian itineraries (roundtrips from Yokohama to Korea and Japan), followed by a Southeast Asian deployment (from Singapore).

(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.

(September 2022-February 2023) from San Diego California are operated 5 to 16 days itineraries visiting ports in California, Mexico, Hawaii.

(2023 Japan) the ship operates a 10th year/season leaving from Yokohama-Tokyo and Kobe-Osaka. Princess Cruises Japan 2023 program includes 57 departures (43 itineraries/5- to 19-days in length) visiting 38 ports/destinations in 4 countries.

Diamond Princess Japan 2022-2023 cruisetours combine 8-9-10-days voyages with a 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

(2022-2023) Mexico - 10-day Baja Peninsula & Sea of Cortez, California Coast roundtrip from LA.

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

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

(fall 2022-spring 2023) Panama Canal, Caribbean

(March-December 2023) 12-day British Isles cruises with options including Portland (for Stonehenge), Liverpool, or to Scotland's Orkney Islands, all departing roundtrip from London (Southampton England). Edinburgh Military Tattoo from Glasgow (Greenock) on the July 31 & August 12, 2023, departures.

Enchanted Princess

Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)

The new ship entered service in 2021 with an inaugural season in the Caribbean (homeported in Fort Lauderdale) with 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 Europe-Mediterranean

(April-September 2022) 10-11-day Baltic roundtrips from Copenhagen Denmark and St Petersburg Russia.

(November 10, 2021) Maiden Voyage from Fort Lauderdale (10-20-day roundtrips to the Southern & Eastern Caribbean).

(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.

(fall 2022-spring 2023) Caribbean

(March-December 2023) first Mediterranean season on a series of 7-day cruises departing from either Rome (Civitavecchia), Barcelona, or Athens (Piraeus), which can be combined for a 21-day exploration.

Grand Princess

Los Angeles/Long Beach California

Vancouver BC Canada


(September 25-November 28, 2021) 15-day Hawaii Islands, 7-day California Coast & Mexico from Los Angeles CA. Also available are 3- to 5-day Getaway cruises to Mexico and the California Coast

(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), California Coast

Island Princess

Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Florida

Los Angeles CA

Southampton UK

Due to the Coronavirus crisis, the Island ship was paused thru April 2022. "World Cruise 2022" (112-day roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale Florida) was canceled. Operations restarted with Panama Canal itineraries (Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles, and the reverse), followed by an 18-day Transatlantic crossing and a European season (Baltic-Iceland-Greenland) from Southampton-London UK, and a mini-Mediterranean season (from Civitavecchia-Rome).

(March-April 2022) The Caribbean starting March 6 from Fort Lauderdale on a 14-day, 10-day, and a series of 7-day cruises to the Southern, Eastern & Western Caribbean.

(fall 2022-spring 2023) Panama Canal, Caribbean

(March-December 2023) sailing throughout Europe, including to the Mediterranean and Israel on 14-day voyages from Rome and above the Arctic Circle in search of the Northern Lights out of Southampton.

Majestic Princess

Auckland NZ

Sydney NSW

Vancouver BC

(2021 Alaska) 7-day "Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park" from Seattle

(2021-2022) from Los Angeles (for the first time) are offered 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), California Coast

Regal Princess

Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Florida

Copenhagen Denmark

Southampton England

Le Havre France

New York Cape Liberty NYC

Sydney (NSW Australia)

(2021) Regal Princess was homeported in Southampton UK replacing Grand Princess. A total of 17 roundtrips to the Mediterranean, Scandinavia, Iceland, Norway, and other European destinations were planned. Eventually, the program was reduced to ~1 month (Sept 30 - Nov 3).

Since November 17, 2021) the ship is homeported in Fort Lauderdale for 3-4-5-8-18-day Caribbean roundtrips.

(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

(fall 2022-spring 2023) 7-day Canada & New England (Sept 16, 23, 30; Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, 2023) sailing roundtrip from New York, visiting Newport, Boston, Bar Harbor, Saint John, Halifax.

(March-December 2023) Europe-Baltic 11-day Scandinavia and Russia voyages roundtrip from Copenhagen Denmark, featuring an overnight in St Petersburg Russia on every trip.

Royal Princess

Sydney NSW

Vancouver BC Canada

Whittier Alaska

San Francisco CA

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).

In May-Sept 2022, the ship is homeported in Vancouver and Whittier, operating 7-day roundtrips to Alaska.

(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).

With homeporting in San Francisco California, West Coast 2022-2023 season is based on roundtrips to Mexico, Hawaii, and California Coast ports. Arriving in September, after completing her Alaska season, the ship initially sails from San Francisco together with Ruby Princess. In December, Ruby Princess relocates to Galveston and Royal Princess is expected to become the official hometown cruise ship of San Francisco for the remainder of the 2022-2023 season. 

Ruby Princess

Los Angeles CA

San Francisco CA

Seattle WA

Galveston TX

(fall-winter 2021-2022) Ruby Princess from San Francisco offers roundtrips to Hawaii, Mexico, and California Coastal. The 10-day Mexican Riviera roundtrips visit Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Manzanillo, Puerto Vallarta. The program also includes 15-day Hawaii itineraries and 7-day California Coast (Astoria, Monterey, San Diego, Santa Barbara).

(Feb-Mar 2022) Two Panama Canal full transits are planned San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale, and the reverse.

(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.

(2022-2023) Mexico, California Coast (5- and 7-day voyages roundtrip from San Francisco CA), Hawaii & Tahiti (15-day roundtrip voyages visiting Kauai, Maui, Oahu (Honolulu), and the big island of Hawaii from San Francisco)

(December 2022 to April 2023) from Galveston Texas operates 5 to 11 day roundtrips to Western Caribbean, plus two Panama Canal (16-day) ocean-to-ocean transits between Galveston-San Francisco.

Sapphire Princess


Southampton UK

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.

(2022-2023) Mexico, Hawaii & Tahiti.

Sky Princess

Fort Lauderdale Florida

Southampton UK

(November 2021 - March 2022) 7- and 14-day Eastern & Western Caribbean roundtrips from Fort Lauderdale

(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.

(summer 2022) 8 UK cruises from Southampton, running from August 30 through to September 28.

(fall 2022-spring 2023) Caribbean

(March-December 2023) Sky Princess comes back for her 2nd season sailing roundtrip from London (Southampton) on voyages from 7- to 14-days featuring the Canary Islands, Iceland and Norway, and a 24-day journey to Canada & New England.

Sun Princess

Fort Lauderdale

Sun Princess is a new ship scheduled for delivery and inauguration in 2024. The new Sun Princess starts with an inaugural Mediterranean season (2024 spring and summer) ending with a Transatlantic crossing from Europe to the USA (Fort Lauderdale/Port Everglades) for a Caribbean deployment based on 7-day Western and Eastern itineraries.

NOTE: In September 2020, the old Sun Princess/now Pacific World was sold and left the fleet. A total of 23x voyages were canceled - departures December 28, 2020, thru August 14, 2021. The ship was planned for deployment in Australia-New Zealand (January-March 2021) and Alaska (May-August 2021 / roundtrips from Vancouver and Los Angeles).

Star Princess (Pacific Encounter)

transferred to P&O Australia in 2021 (left the fleet)

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 (left the fleet)

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

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 canceled - 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 (Azamara Onward)

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 canceled (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-Osaka 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 4 ships (Crown, Caribbean, Regal, Sky).

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 (now Azamara Onward), 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.

Australia and New Zealand itineraries

Princess' 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 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 ( 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 AU & NZ 2022-2023 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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