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Princess Cruises Coronavirus update

Princess Cruises suspended its entire fleet's passenger shipping operations (all the 18 vessels) cancelling all voyages with pre-scheduled departures in the period March 12 through September 15, 2020 (previously through May 10, June 30 and July 31). Fleet's operations are planned to resume on September 19. Princess Alaska 2020 program was cancelled (all voyages and land tours). The Princess-operated Alaskan wilderness lodges and transportation (trains and buses) remained closed in 2020.

In early-June, because of Canada's extended travel restrictions, Princess cancelled all Alaskan, US West Coast and Hawaii cruises leaving from Vancouver and Seattle. Affected were 6 ships (Coral, Emerald, Grand, Royal, Ruby, Star). The US West Coast scheduled Star Princess (homeported in San Francisco) was cancelled through November. Due to port closures were also cancelled departures from Australia through September 15 (affected ships Majestic, Sea, Sun, Sapphire) and also Majestic ship's Southeast Asian program (from homeport Keelung Taiwan) planned for August.

All affected bookings were automatically cancelled 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. The rebooking bonus is an additional 25% FCC (applied to the fare automatically) that can be used on any itinerary through May 1, 2022. A full (100%) monetary refund was offered to all cancellations made by June 30, 2020.

Departures May 11 through July 31, 2020, can be cancelled up to 48 hours prior departure (previously 72 hours). You will continue to receive FCC for the amount of your cancellation fee. We have expired the previously published policy which gave you an Onboard Credit (OBC) if you didn't cancel your bookings on cruises or cruisetours for departures between May 11 and May 31, 2020. The previously published cancellation deadline for April and May sailings is eliminated. The previously published 60-day final payment date for June sailings remains in place. Beginning with July sailings the final payment date returns to our published policy.

CANCELLATION POLICY UPDATE: All bookings on itineraries leaving between August 1 and October 15, 2020 (including) can be cancelled up to 30 days prior departure. All bookings on July 2020 itineraries can be cancelled up to 48 hours prior departure. All cancelled bookings receive full refunds plus FCC (for the amount of the cancellation fee).

The Fine Print remains unchanged. The FCC is non-refundable. To be eligible for these revised cancellation terms, bookings must be made on any cruise departing by December 31, 2021. The FCC does not have to be used on the same product that was cancelled. The FCC cannot be used on the same sailing as the original booking. FCCs will automatically be applied to your Captain's Circle profile on the bookings cancelled in this time frame. Note, FCCs will not be available instantly and may take up to 30 business days to be processed.

In early-May, Princess cancelled fleet's entire summer 2020 program. The decision was based mainly on reduced international flights and cruise port closures globally. These cancellations affected the following vessels:

  • all Alaskan itineraries from Seattle WA, Vancouver BC and Whittier AK - ships Coral, Emerald, Grand, Royal, Ruby
  • European itineraries - ships Crown, Enchanted, Island, Regal, Sky
  • Caribbean-Canada-New England itineraries - ships Caribbean, Sky
  • Asia/roundtrip Japan itineraries - ship Diamond
  • Asia/roundtrip from Taiwan itineraries - ship Majestic
  • Australian itineraries - ships Sapphire, Sea
  • Hawaii-French Polynesia itineraries - ship Pacific

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Review of Princess Cruises

IMPORTANT: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Princess Cruises suspended its entire fleet's passenger shipping operations (all the 18 vessels) cancelling all voyages with pre-scheduled departures in the period March 12 through September 15, 2020 (previously through May 10, June 30 and July 31). Fleet's operations are planned to resume on September 19. Princess Alaska 2020 program was cancelled (all voyages and land tours). The Princess-operated Alaskan wilderness lodges and transportation (trains and buses) remained closed in 2020.

  • because of Canada's extended travel restrictions, Princess cancelled all Alaskan, US West Coast and Hawaii cruises leaving from Vancouver and Seattle. Affected were 6 ships (Coral, Emerald, Grand, Royal, Ruby, Star).
  • The US West Coast scheduled Star Princess (homeported in San Francisco) was cancelled through November.
  • Due to port closures were also cancelled departures from Australia through September 15 (affected ships Majestic, Sea, Sun, Sapphire) and also Majestic ship's Southeast Asian program (from homeport Keelung Taiwan) planned for August.

All affected bookings were automatically cancelled 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. The rebooking bonus is an additional 25% FCC (applied to the fare automatically) that can be used on any itinerary through May 1, 2022. A full (100%) monetary refund was offered to all cancellations made by June 30, 2020.

Princess Cruises May 11 through July 31, 2020, can be cancelled up to 48 hours prior departure (previously 72 hours). You will continue to receive FCC for the amount of your cancellation fee. We have expired the previously published policy which gave you an Onboard Credit (OBC) if you didn't cancel your bookings on cruises or cruisetours for departures between May 11 and May 31, 2020. The previously published cancellation deadline for April and May sailings is eliminated. The previously published 60-day final payment date for June sailings remains in place. Beginning with July sailings the final payment date returns to our published policy.

  • CANCELLATION POLICY UPDATE: All bookings on itineraries leaving between August 1 and October 15, 2020 (including) can be cancelled up to 30 days prior departure. All bookings on July 2020 itineraries can be cancelled up to 48 hours prior departure. All cancelled bookings receive full refunds plus FCC (for the amount of the cancellation fee).
  • The Fine Print remains unchanged. The FCC is non-refundable. To be eligible for these revised cancellation terms, bookings must be made on any cruise departing by December 31, 2021. The FCC does not have to be used on the same product that was cancelled. The FCC cannot be used on the same sailing as the original booking. FCCs will automatically be applied to your Captain's Circle profile on the bookings cancelled in this time frame. Note, FCCs will not be available instantly and may take up to 30 business days to be processed.

LATEST UPDATE

In early-May, Princess Cruises cancelled fleet's entire summer 2020 program. The decision was based mainly on reduced international flights and cruise port closures globally. These cancellations affected the following vessels:

  • all Alaskan itineraries from Seattle WA, Vancouver BC and Whittier AK - ships Coral, Emerald, Grand, Royal, Ruby
  • European itineraries - ships Crown, Enchanted, Island, Regal, Sky
  • Caribbean-Canada-New England itineraries - ships Caribbean, Sky
  • Asia/roundtrip Japan itineraries - ship Diamond
  • Asia/roundtrip from Taiwan itineraries - ship Majestic
  • Australian itineraries - ships Sapphire, Sea
  • Hawaii-French Polynesia itineraries - ship Pacific

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.

Princess Cruises logo - CruiseMapper

The new “Princess Italia” again operated the Mexican Riviera from LA (the Princess logo on the ship’s 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 PandO. 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 over 700 passengers. With the acquisition of Sitmar Line (1988), PandO 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).

“PandO 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 the 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 Cruises line received by the participation of its ships (first Island and Pacific, and later Royal, Sun and Sea princesses) 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.

 

The following table shows statistical data about Princess' market share (as fleet and passenger capacity / ship-berth numbers) in comparison to other major cruise companies.

Parent CompanySubsidiariesFleets (vessels per brand)Passenger Capacity (berths per brand)
Carnival CorporationCarnival2671300
Carnival CorpPrincess1742000
Carnival CorpAIDA1329300
Carnival CorpCosta1229200
Carnival CorpHolland America1525900
Carnival CorpP&O UK818600
Carnival CorpP&O Australia58200
Carnival CorpCunard36700
Carnival CorpSeabourn42000
Carnival CorpTOTAL103 ships233,200 berths
RCCL (Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd)RCI (Royal Caribbean International)2684,700
RCCLCelebrity1325500
RCCLTUI614900
RCCLPullmantur47600
RCCLMarella34000
RCCLAzamara32100
RCCLSilversea92600
RCCLTOTAL64 ships141400 berths
NCLH (Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd)NCL (Norwegian Cruise Lines)1646600
NCLHOceania65200
NCLHRSSC (Regent)42600
NCLHTOTAL26 ships54400 berths
(other large brands)

1- MSC

2- Disney

3- Star Cruises (GHK)

4- Dream Cruises (GHK)

5- Hurtigruten

6- Viking Ocean

1- 15

2- 4

3- 5

4- 2

5- 15

6- 5

1- 44600

2- 8500

3- 8500

4- 6800

5- 6700

6- 4700

Princess' cruising experience

One of the most famous features of the Princess Cruises line is its revolutionary new “Personal Choice Cruising” program – an unstructured and individualized approach to the ship vacation travel by the innovative concept of “if you want it – when you want it”. The Princess line’s style of ship travel provides an exceptional feeling of choice and flexibility with the idea to give its guests the opportunity to customize their ship vacation in a way that most fits their personal interests and desires. Implemented in the mid-90s with the line’s new Sun-class ships, this unique concept of passengers being in control of their voyages and vacation experiences was realized by multiple onboard dining venues, flexible entertainment options and the idea of cheap affordable private balcony staterooms.

New ships

In April 2016, Princess Cruises (via Carnival Corporation) signed a shipbuilding order for 2 new liners, scheduled for delivery in 2019 (Sky Princess) and 2020 (Enchanted Princess). Carnival Corporation 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 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 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, Princess Cruises introduced (on Caribbean Princess) Carnival Corp'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 - 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.

 

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). For 2020 were scheduled the liners Grand (Feb 21), Diamond (Mar 15), Majestic (Apr 18), Star (Jun 12), Enchanted (Jun 15) and Sapphire (Jul 27).

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- and post- Alaskan cruise tour packages.

In 2019 (company's 50th year in Alaska), Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge debuts 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) will offer company's signature "Ernesto" - exclusive ribeye burger created by Japanese celebrity chef Ernesto Uchimura.

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 sled 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 "Alaskan ships" Coral Princess, Crown Princess, Grand Princess, Island Princess, Ruby Princess, and Star Princess.
  • Playing with sled 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 sled 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 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 2019

Since May 21, 2019, 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 PandO 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 on the ship 0 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 Cruises offers travellers the complete package including 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 over 160 itineraries that reach over 300 ports all around the globe, 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 Princess cruisetour (roundtrip from NYC New York) includes a 7-day Land Tour followed by a 7-day cruising itinerary.

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 itinerary changes

In early-July 2020, Princess announced deployment/homeport changes (summer 2021) for the liners RegalMajestic 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 has scheduled a total of 17 roundtrips from Southampton to ports in the Mediterranean, Scandinavia-Russia, Iceland, Norway.
  • Regal's South Pacific Crossing and Grand's two 7-day European cruises were cancelled.
  • In summer 2021, Grand Princess is homeported in Los Angeles CA for roundtrips to Mexico and California Coast.

Passengers booked on Princess Cruises European voyages (ships Regal or Grand) will have their bookings automatically changed to the correct vessels. They will also receive a new booking confirmation.

Ship NameHomeportsItineraries Changes

Caribbean Princess

Fort Lauderdale Florida

New York Cape Liberty NYC

Quebec City Canada

 

  • 7-days Caribbean (with Jamaica and Puerto Rico) from Fort Lauderdale FL
  • Mediterranean, Norway, Norwegian Fjords and Iceland cruises from Southampton
  • Repositioning Transatlantic
  • Eastern Caribbean cruises call at St Maarten, St Thomas, and line’s private island Princess Cays.
  • Western Caribbean itineraries include Belize City, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, and Roatan.
  • (fall 2020-spring 2021 Caribbean season) All 7-day Eastern Caribbean voyages depart on either Saturday or Sunday and call at Saint Thomas, St Maarten and Princess Cays. All 7-day Western Caribbean voyages leave on either Saturday or Sunday and call at Cozumel and Grand Cayman, with options including Costa Maya, Roatan or Belize City or Princess Cays and Jamaica.
  • (2021) Canada and New England from Quebec City and NYC New York, with overnights in Quebec on every cruise and call ports Boston, Newport, Portland, Saint John, Halifax, Sydney, Charlottetown, Saguenay, Quebec.

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 cruise one-way to Whittier from Vancouver, and the reverse.
  • Repositioning Florida-Alaska through Panama Canal (LA to Vancouver, Florida to Vancouver, and the reverse).
  • (Panama Canal September 2020-April 2021 season) 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.
  • (2021) Coral Princess, Royal Princess, Star Princess, and Sapphire Princess sail between Vancouver and Anchorage (Whittier) on Alaskan Voyage of the Glaciers itinerary, with an optional tour to Denali Park (before or after the voyage). In May is offered a 12-day Alaska Inside Passage roundtrip from Vancouver to Hubbard Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park, Prince Rupert.

Crown Princess

Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Florida

Southampton UK

Dublin Ireland

Le Havre (Paris) France

Civitavecchia-Rome Italy

Barcelona Spain

Piraeus-Athens Greece

  • 7-days Alaska cruises from Seattle (Alaska roundtrip)
  • from LA:
  • 3-days Ensenada from Los Angeles
  • 4- and 7-days Ensenada and California
  • 7-days Mexican Riviera
  • 28-days Tahiti and Hawaii
  • REPOSITIONING Alaska to Los Angeles.
  • (fall 2020-spring 2021 Caribbean 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 September 2020-April 2021 season) 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) European season

Diamond Princess

Sydney NSW Australia

Nagoya Japan

Kobe Japan

Yokohama Japan

Singapore

  • 8-21-days (round-trip and one-way) cruises to New Zealand from Australia and the reverse (visiting Melbourne and Tasmania).
  • ~1-month cruises Around Australia from Sydney
  • 9-27-days Asia cruises (Yokohama round-trips) from Japan
  • relocation between Australia and Asia
  • (2020) roundtrips from Kobe and Tokyo (50+ departures) to 50+ destinations in 11 countries.
  • (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, ranging in length between 4 and 19 days, visiting 4 countries and 44 destinations, including Getaway, Spring Flowers, Fall Foliage Cruises, Festival, Circle Hokkaido, Circle Japan, Southern Islands, and Taiwan Cruises Cruises. Departure ports include Kobe and Tokyo (Yokohama).

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.

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.
  • (Panama Canal September 2020-April 2021 season) Sailing to the Panama Canal through Agua Clara Locks, Emerald Princess offers partial Panama Canal transits from the Atlantic roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale with Caribbean and Costa Rica voyages. The ship sails full transit 15-day voyages between Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles. Emerald Princess offers departures between Fort Lauderdale and San Diego or San Francisco.
  • (2020-2021) Emerald Princess sails on new 16-day Hawaiian Islands voyages roundtrip from Seattle. The ship also offers 10-day Baja Peninsula and Sea of Cortez itineraries, visiting Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, Loreto, Puerto Vallarta, roundtrip from LA, as well as a 28-day Hawaii and Tahiti cruise featuring calls to Tahiti, Moorea, an overnight in Bora Bora, as well as Pago Pago and Samoa plus the Hawaiian Islands. Emerald Princess is sailing in Alaska 2021 roundtrip from Seattle on 7-day Inside Passage voyages on Saturdays.

Enchanted Princess

Civitavecchia-Rome

Barcelona

Piraeus-Athens

Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)

The new ship enters 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).

On November 5 is the 14-day Transatlantic repositioning crossing from Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale - ship's Caribbean homeport in the USA.

Enchanted Princess is due to make her North American debut in Fort Lauderdale FL on November 21, 2020, cruising on 21 alternating 7-day Eastern and Western Caribbean voyages through April 10, 2021. All 7-day Eastern Caribbean voyages depart on either Saturday or Sunday and call at Saint Thomas, Saint Maarten and Princess Cays. All 7-day Western Caribbean voyages leave on either Saturday or Sunday and call at Cozumel and Grand Cayman, with options including Costa Maya, Roatan or Belize City or Princess Cays and Jamaica.

(2021) southern European season

Golden Princess (Pacific Adventure)

 

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

Grand Princess

San Francisco CA

  • (2020-2021) roundtrips from Vancouver offer 15-day Hawaii itineraries. A 10-day California Coastal visits Astoria, Monterey, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, San Francisco. Various 7-day Pacific Wine Country itineraries between LA and Vancouver and shorter (1-to 5-day) voyages are also offered.
  • Grand Princess debuts in Singapore on December 10, 2020, and is to be based at Marina Bay Cruise Terminal for 2020-2021 season. The 2,600-passenger ship is set to replace Sapphire Princes with itineraries on offer including 4- to 21-day voyages around Southeast Asia, including Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Before her arrival, Grand Princess offers a new 53-day "Pacific Crossing and Asia" starting from Vancouver BC and covering a total of 26 ports. The itinerary offers options for embarkation in LA and disembarkation/embarkation in Shanghai, as well as a 28-day segment on Hawaii, Guam and East Asia crossing. In Honolulu, Nagasaki, Osaka, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Shanghai, late night port calls are made, with an overnight in Tianjin (Beijing).
  • (2021) the ship has the longest-ever season for a UK-homeported liner (April through November). Grand Princess cruises for 207 days out of Southampton England, including 24-day Canada and New England (Boston, Bar Harbour, Halifax NS, Sydney NS, Quebec overnight, Saguenay, Charlottetown, St Johns NF), 6-day (Guernsey Island/(St Peter Port, La Rochelle/Cognac, Bilbao) and 8-day Scandinavia (Kristiansand, Aarhus, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Oslo).
  • (2021-2022) Grand Princess sails roundtrip from Los Angeles CA on either her 15-day Hawaiian Islands or 10-day Baja Peninsula and Sea of Cortez cruises.

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.
  • (fall 2020-spring 2021 Caribbean 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 September 2020-April 2021 season) Island Princess offers a couple of 14-day Panama Canal itineraries as part of her 2021 World Cruise.
  • (2021) European season

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) Majestic Princess is due to set sail for her inaugural season in Alaska where the liner replaces Regal Princess. All Seattle Inside Passage departures from May through September 2021 are on Majestic Princess. 
  • (2021-2022) Majestic Princess is scheduled to sail from Los Angeles CA for the first time, on 7-day Mexican Riviera cruises throughout the season and 7-day Classic California Coast cruises in the fall and spring. 

Pacific Princess

Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Florida

Dover England UK

Civitavecchia-Rome Italy

Venice Italy

Sydney NSW (Australia)

Tokyo Japan

  • 111-days round-trip World Cruise from Los Angels (Panama Canal and Suez Canal transition routes)
  • 10-days round-trip cruise from Papeete to Tahiti
  • 7-days Alaska cruise from Whittier AK and Vancouver BC.
  • (2020, October 5, 15, 25, and November 4 and 14) five, 10-day Tahiti and French Polynesia itineraries roundtrip from Papeete, with overnights in Papeete and Bora Bora, late-night stay in Raiatea. A 19- or 29-day Hawaii and Tahiti Grand Adventure voyage departs from Vancouver on September 16, 2020. A 25- or 35-day Tahiti, South America and Panama Canal Crossing depart from Tahiti on November 14 or 24, 2020.
  • (Panama Canal September 2020-April 2021 season) Pacific Princess sails on a 15-day Panama Canal Connoisseur cruise from Fort Lauderdale to LA for a small ship transit through the Panama Canal traditional locks.
  • (2020-2021) Pacific Princess is homeported in Sydney NSW (Australia). The new program features a 90-day roundtrip Sydney cruise around South America (January 3, 2021), a 13-day roundtrip to New Zealand (December 21, 2020) and a 21-day voyage to remote locations in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands (April 3, 2021). The cruise liner will make a total of 15 maiden port calls in NZ, PNG and Soloman Islands. The program also includes a 24-day Australia to Asia repositioning cruise from Sydney to Tokyo (April 24, 2021) visiting ports in PNG and Philippines.
  • (2021) season in Europe. The ship is scheduled to sail for a total of 41 days from Tokyo to Rome in May, to commence a season of new 12-day Mediterranean cruises, sailing between Venice and Rome, Italy.

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)
  • (December 2020 through April 2021) Regal Princess cruises in Australia (joining Majestic Princess) with roundtrips from Sydney NSW. With the new deployment, Princess Cruises increased the company's capacity in the region by 40%.
  • The Australian program starts with Suez Canal repositioning cruise from Civitavecchia-Rome to Sydney.
  • (2020-2021) 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.

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
  • (2020-2021) 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.
  • (2021) Coral Princess, Royal Princess, Star Princess, and Sapphire Princess sail between Vancouver and Anchorage (Whittier) on Alaskan Voyage of the Glaciers itinerary with an optional tour to Denali Park (before or after the voyage).

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).
  • (2020-2021) 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) 10-day Alaska Inside Passage roundtrips from San Francisco CA.
  • (2021-2022) Ruby Princess is due to sail her 2nd season of Hawaii, Mexico & California Coast voyages roundtrip from San Francisco CA, including two Panama Canal-Ocean to Ocean sailings transiting the Panama Canal.

Sapphire Princess

Singapore

Southampton UK

  • 3-21-days Asia cruises from Singapore and China, visiting Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea.
  • Optional cruise tours offered in China and Japan, including along Yangtze River.
  • (October 2020-April 2021) Sapphire Princess is based in the port of Melbourne for Australia and New Zealand itineraries, marking the vessel's first homeporting season in Australia. More than 40 itineraries are included covering stops off the beaten track like Arlie Beach, Kangaroo Island, Philip Island, and Yorkeys Knob. Other highlights include New Zealand's Fjordland National Park and South Pacific covering New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, and Vanuatu.
  • (2021) Coral Princess, Royal Princess, Star Princess, and Sapphire Princess sail between Vancouver and Anchorage (Whittier) on Alaskan Voyage of the Glaciers itinerary with an optional tour to Denali Park (before or after the voyage).
  • (September 2021-April 2022) 15-day cruises to the Hawaiian Islands roundtrip from Los Angeles.

Sea Princess

Sydney NSW Australia

Brisbane Australia

Auckland NZ

Sky Princess

Fort Lauderdale FL

NYC New York

Copenhagen (Denmark)

Warnemunde-Rostock (Germany)

St Petersburg (Russia)

(fall 2020-spring 2021) 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 - from November 5, 2020, through March 30, 2021.

Star Princess (Pacific Encounter)

Los Angeles CA

Vancouver BC

Whittier AK

Buenos Aires Argentina

San Antonio Chile

Seattle WA

  • (2020-2021) Star Princess cruises on 10-day Baja Peninsula 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 cruise 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.
  • (2021) Coral Princess, Royal Princess, Star Princess, and Sapphire Princess sail between Vancouver and Anchorage (Whittier) on Alaskan Voyage of the Glaciers itinerary with an optional tour to Denali Park (before or after the voyage).

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

Sun Princess

Singapore

Auckland NZ

Sydney NSW

Fremantle Australia

Hong Kong

Los Angeles CA

Vancouver BC

  • Asia Cruises
  • 3-8-days round-trip cruises to Russia, South Korea, Taiwan from Japan (Otaru, Kobe)
  • Australia round-trip cruises from Sydney
  • 13-14-days to Fiji and New Zealand
  • relocation cruises between Singapore and Australia
  • (2021) Sun Princess cruises to Alaska from Los Angeles and Vancouver on 7-day Inside Passage roundtrips (Vancouver) and 14-day Inside Passage roundtrips ((LA).

Asian and Australian itineraries

Princess has an expansive cruise schedule for fall 2019-spring 2020 season. Special departures include a chance to see the Annular Solar Eclipse off Malaysia's coast on December 26, 2019, and New Year’s Eve late-evening departure out of Hong Kong. With 45 departures from November 2019 through May 2020, Diamond Princess and Sapphire Princess take passengers to experience the exotic cultures of Japan, China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, South Korea, and more.

Diamond Princess sails out of Japan in search of fall colours around Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku. The ship also sails to Taiwan and the Ryukyu Islands as well as between Singapore and Tokyo over the holidays. A 15-day departure to Hong Kong, Taiwan and beyond is available on January 20, 2019, over Lunar New Year. Sapphire Princess, homeported in Singapore, sails to Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, for the season. The unique chance for the Annular Eclipse departs December 17, 2019.

Itinerary highlights for Asia season include:

  • Two cruise ships, Sapphire Princess and Diamond Princess, both built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Nagasaki, Japan.
  • A choice of 23 itineraries that range in length from 3 to 25 days.
  • Calls at 33 destinations in a total of 11 countries with opportunities to experience ten UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • More Ashore late-night stays in 8 ports, including overnight stays in Hong Kong on Japan and Southeast Asia cruises.

In May 2019, Princess announced the company's ever-largest Australia and New Zealand season (October 2020 through May 2021). New for the season, Regal Princess joins sistership Majestic Princess in Australia, thus marking the company’s youngest fleet ever deployed in the region. A fleet of 5 Princess liners serves season 2020-2021 with total passenger capacity 220,000+ and 127 departures on 70+ itineraries ranging from 2- to 35-days. Along with Australia New Zealand is visiting Fiji, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, and other islands. The season includes 80 destinations in 19 countries and 6 homeports, including:

Highlights of 2020-2021 Princess Australia New Zealand season include:

  • new 14-day "Eastern and Southern Explorer" cruise roundtrip from Adelaide (Sea Princess) with maiden call to Eden
  • on select New Zealand itineraries (beginning November 2020), Regal Princess and Majestic Princess return to Christchurch (Lyttelton)
  • the season offers late-night departures from 14 port cities, including Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth
  • access to 14x UNESCO Sites, including Sydney Opera House, Fiordland Park, Greater Blue Mountains
  • 2 cruisetour options combining a multi-night land tour with ship cruise vacation to Great Barrier Reef and Uluru National Park (Ayers Rock).

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).

Princess Cruises Caribbean Itineraries

Itinerary highlights for the Caribbean 2021 season include:

  • 5 ships offering 10 itineraries and a total of 119 departures onboard Crown Princess, Caribbean Princess, Regal Princess, Pacific Princess, and the new Sky Princess.
  • More destination-rich and longer itineraries to the Southern Caribbean aboard Crown Princess and Caribbean Princess, featuring 10- or 14-day trips.
  • Regal Princess also sails on 7-day Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale with "More Ashore" stays in Saint Thomas and Cozumel.
  • Princess Cruises visits a total of 25 Caribbean islands and 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as Antigua Naval Dockyard, Belize Barrier Reef System and related archaeological sites
  • Visits to Princess Cays on every 7-day Eastern Caribbean itinerary, and select Western and 10-day Southern Caribbean cruises.
  • A unique 2-week holiday cruise onboard Pacific Princess, for the first time visiting the Southern Caribbean island of Mayreau.

Princess' fall 2020-spring 2021 season opened for sale on May 9, 2019. A total of 5 ships offer a choice of 127 departures on 15 itineraries, ranging in length from 4 to 20 days, taking travellers to 24 destinations in 20 different countries in the Eastern, Western and Southern Caribbean. Crown Princess, Caribbean Princess, Sky Princess, and Enchanted Princess, are Princess MedallionClass ships. Powered by the advanced wearable device OceanMedallion, these ships deliver a personalized vacation that provides more time to enjoy cruising. Each ship also features the best Wi-Fi at sea MedallionNet, offering fast, affordable, and unlimited internet service to post photos, stream shows, and video chat.

Enchanted Princess is due to make her North American debut in Fort Lauderdale FL on November 21, 2020, cruising on 21 alternating 7-day Eastern and Western Caribbean voyages through April 10, 2021. The launching in October 2019 Sky Princess will sail 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 Sky Princess cruises from November 5, 2020, through March 30, 2021.

Itinerary highlights for fall 2020-spring 2021 Caribbean season include:

  • All 7-day Eastern Caribbean voyages offered onboard Enchanted Princess and Caribbean Princess, depart on either Saturday or Sunday and call at Saint Thomas, Saint Maarten and Princess Cays.
  • All 7-day Enchanted Princess and Caribbean Princess Western Caribbean voyages leave on either Saturday or Sunday and call at Cozumel and Grand Cayman, with options including Costa Maya, Roatan or Belize City or Princess Cays and Jamaica.
  • Longer itineraries to the Southern Caribbean on Island Princess and Crown Princess feature 14-day voyages with ports of call in Antigua, Barbados, St. Kitts, St. Vincent, Trinidad, Aruba, Curacao or Bonaire.
  • Princess Cruises visits a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the Belize Barrier Reef System, historical Bridgetown in Barbados, and The Pitons Volcanic Spires in St. Lucia.
  • Visits to Princess Cays on all 7-day sailings feature MedallionNet on the island in order to stay connected.
  • Holiday journeys are offered over Christmas and New Year on 4 ships: Enchanted Princess, Island Princess, Sky Princess, and Caribbean Princess.
  • Five ports feature late-night calls, including Saint Thomas, Saint Maarten, Cozumel, Curacao, and Aruba.

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.

For season 2020-2021, 5x Princess ships sail the Panama Canal waters, with 30 departures and 9 unique itineraries. The program offers 3 ways to experience the destination - roundtrips (from Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale) or sailing between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Voyages range between 10-21 days and visit 23 destinations in 11 countries. New for Princess are the 15-day "ocean-to-ocean" crossings between Fort Lauderdale and San Diego. Crown Princess offers 10-day roundtrips from Fort Lauderdale.

Highlights of the Panama Canal September 2020-April 2021 season include:

  • 5 ships: Coral Princess, Crown Princess, Emerald Princess, Island Princess, Pacific Princess.
  • 4 homeports: Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego.
  • Sailing to the Panama Canal through Agua Clara Locks, Emerald Princess and Crown Princess offer partial Panama Canal transits from the Atlantic roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale with Caribbean and Costa Rica voyages.
  • Emerald Princess and Coral Princess sail full transit 15-day voyages between Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles. Emerald Princess offers departures between Fort Lauderdale and San Diego or San Francisco.
  • Island Princess offers a couple of 14-day Panama Canal itineraries as part of her 2021 World Cruise.
  • Pacific Princess is due to sail on a 15-day Panama Canal Connoisseur cruise from Fort Lauderdale to LA for a small ship transit through the Panama Canal traditional locks.
  • Coral Princess offers a 19-day Panama Canal Pacific Adventure itinerary, roundtrip from Los Angeles.

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