Pacific Princess ship sold, leaves Princess Cruises' fleet

   January 21, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

Princess Cruises announced the sale (to an undisclosed buyer) of the 22-years-old ship Pacific Princess.

The vessel's sale is in line with the shipowner's plan (Carnival Corporation/Princess' parent company) to accelerate the removal of older ("less efficient") ships from its global cruise fleet.

The 1999-built Pacific Princess joined Princess Cruises in 2002. She entered service in 1999 (as R3) for the company Renaissance Cruises (1989-founded / 2001-defunct). The liner has max passenger capacity 804, 335 staterooms, 11 decks (5 with cabins). The boat was last drydock refurbished in 2017.

Pacific Princess cruise ship

Beloved by loyal to the Princess brand cruisers, Pacific Princess sailed 1,6+ million nautical miles (~1,84 M mi / ~2,964 M km), completed 11 World Cruises and offered various itineraries to popular destinations worldwide.

The Love Boat’s “Captain Stubing” and Princess Ambassador Gavin MacLeod was on the ship’s Navigation Bridge (aka Wheelhouse) as Pacific Princess sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge for the first time to start her inaugural season sailing to Alaska out of San Francisco CA in May 2003.