Princess Cruises' ship Sky Princess homeported in Southampton UK in 2021

   September 15, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

Princess Cruises-operated liner Sky Princess is due to depart from the United Kingdom for the first time in 2021. The 1830-cabin cruise ship was previously homeported in the USA but is now scheduled to debut from homeport Southampton England in summer 2021.

The planned for Sky Princess program is based on 12-day roundtrip itineraries to the British Isles and Baltic Sea ports. Full itineraries are being designed by the line, and no official dates have been announced yet.

Princess stated that bookings for the new ex-UK program will open in late-September 2020.

Sky Princess cruise ship

As part of its new season, the cruise liner will also be taking on 10 of the routes previously sailed by the sistership Crown Princess so some of Crown's sailings have been canceled. Passengers booked on impacted sailings are being contacted by Princess about the changes.

Despite the announcement, Princess' passenger shipping operations are still on pause due to the ongoing pandemic. The Carnival Corporation-owned company suspended all operations on March 12 and later extended cancellations in June.

Princess Cruises suggests, most sailings, including Alaska, will restart on December 15. Australia and New Zealand voyages are expected to restart on December 12.