3 additional Princess Cruises ships (Crown, Island, Royal) return to service

   May 5, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

3 additional Princess Cruises ships are restarting operations welcoming passengers back onboard - Royal Princess, Crown Princess, and Island Princess.

The milestone marks a total of 12 cruise ships, 80% of the fleet, that will have resumed sailings since July 2021.

Island Princess set sail from Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades, Florida) on April 27 on a Panama Canal journey, while Royal Princess sailed out of Vancouver (BC Canada) on May 2 for the "Voyage of the Glaciers" Alaska season. Crown Princess is due to depart Seattle (Washington USA) on May 7 for Inside Passage Alaska cruises.

  • Celebrating the 55th anniversary of the line sailing to the Panama Canal, Island Princess set sail on a 14-day Ocean-to-Ocean Panama Canal cruise from Fort Lauderdale FL to Los Angeles (Long Beach-San Pedro, California) on April 27, and will sail back on a subsequent voyage from LA to Fort Lauderdale on May 11. Princess  Cruises first sailed to the Panama Canal back in 1967 with Princess Italia. Island Princess is then scheduled to depart Fort Lauderdale for Europe, sailing a variety of British Isles, Northern Europe (Iceland & the Arctic Circle) and Mediterranean cruises.
  • Sailing on the line's "Voyage of the Glaciers" itinerary, Royal Princess sets sail on back-to-back northbound & southbound voyages from Vancouver BC and Whittier/Anchorage AK. Each sailing includes 2 days of glacier viewing featuring Glacier Bay National Park and Hubbard Glacier (southbound)/College Fjord (northbound). Port calls include Ketchikan, Skagway, and Juneau. These voyages can also be combined with one of the line's 20 cruise tour options featuring a land tour visiting the Denali National Park/Princess Wilderness Lodges. 
  • Departing on Saturdays from Seattle WA, Crown Princess is due to depart on a total of 19, 7-day Inside Passage cruises to Alaska through September 10. The vessel will then move to LA for a season of California Coast & Hawaii sailings.

Royal Princess cruise ship

The cruise company's fleet of 15 liners are currently sailing/are scheduled to return to service by September, to worldwide destinations including the California Coast, Caribbean, Alaska, Australia, Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, and the Panama Canal.