Discovery Princess

Discovery Princess current position

Discovery Princess current location is at North America West Coast (coordinates 26.71290 N / -114.58947 W) cruising at speed of 18.7 kn (35 km/h | 22 mph) en route to MXPVR>USLAX. The AIS position was reported 5 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of Discovery Princess

Discovery Princess current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera. Prices start from USD 1610 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 13 Apr, 2024 and ends on 20 Apr, 2024.

Date / TimePort
13 Apr 15:00    Departing from Los Angeles, Long Beach-San Pedro, California hotels
15 Apr 14:00 - 21:00    Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Mexico
16 Apr 09:00 - 18:00    Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico Riviera
17 Apr 08:00 - 17:00    Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico Riviera
20 Apr    Arriving in Los Angeles, Long Beach-San Pedro, California hotels

Specifications of Discovery Princess

Year of build2022  /  Age: 2
Flag state Bermuda
BuilderFincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
ClassPRINCESS ROYAL
Building costEUR 650 million (USD 760 million)
Engines (power)Wartsila (62.4 MW / 83680 hp)
Propulsion power18 MW / 24138 hp
Speed23 kn / 43 km/h / 26 mph
Length (LOA)330 m / 1083 ft
Beam (width)47 m / 154 ft
Gross Tonnage145281 gt
Passengers3668 - 4402
Crew1350
Passengers-to-space ratio32
Decks18
Cabins1834
Decks with cabins10
Sister-shipsEnchanted Princess, Royal Princess, Regal Princess, Majestic Princess, Sky Princess, P&O Britannia
Christened byAdam Savage, Alex Guarnaschelli, Page Turner, Randy Fenoli
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorPrincess Cruise Lines Ltd (USA)

Discovery Princess Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Mar 31 3 days, round-trip West Coast Getaway Los Angeles $628
2024 Apr 03 10 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera with Total Solar Eclipse Los Angeles
2024 Apr 13 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $1610
2024 Apr 20 7 days, round-trip Classic California Coast Los Angeles $1028
2024 Apr 27 7 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Vancouver Los Angeles $409
2024 May 04 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seattle Vancouver $649
2024 May 11 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $848
2024 May 18 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $749
2024 May 25 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $799
2024 Jun 01 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $928
2024 Jun 08 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $948
2024 Jun 15 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $1028
2024 Jun 22 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $1078
2024 Jun 29 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $1068
2024 Jul 06 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $1128
2024 Jul 13 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $1148
2024 Jul 20 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $1198
2024 Jul 27 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $1128
2024 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $1028
2024 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $978
2024 Aug 17 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $928
2024 Aug 24 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $798
2024 Aug 31 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $778
2024 Sep 07 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $798
2024 Sep 14 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Seattle $838
2024 Sep 21 7 days, one-way from Seattle to Vancouver Seattle $547
2024 Sep 28 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Los Angeles Vancouver $497
2024 Oct 05 7 days, round-trip Classic California Coast Los Angeles $497
2024 Oct 12 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $657
2024 Oct 19 7 days, round-trip Classic California Coast Los Angeles $477
2024 Oct 26 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $617
2024 Nov 02 7 days, round-trip Classic California Coast Los Angeles $477
2024 Nov 09 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $547
2024 Nov 16 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $517
2024 Nov 23 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Holiday Los Angeles $787
2024 Nov 30 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $597
2024 Dec 07 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $497
2024 Dec 14 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $527
2024 Dec 21 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $877
2024 Dec 28 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $947
2025 Jan 04 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $487
2025 Jan 11 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $477
2025 Jan 18 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $477
2025 Jan 25 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $477
2025 Feb 01 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $487
2025 Feb 08 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $487
2025 Feb 15 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $507
2025 Feb 22 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $477
2025 Mar 01 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $507
2025 Mar 08 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $507
2025 Mar 15 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $497
2025 Mar 22 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $497
2025 Mar 29 7 days, round-trip Classic California Coast Los Angeles $447
2025 Apr 05 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $527
2025 Apr 12 7 days, round-trip Classic California Coast Los Angeles $447
2025 Apr 19 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Los Angeles $527
2025 Apr 26 4 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Vancouver Los Angeles $247
2025 Apr 30 4 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seattle Vancouver $297
2025 May 04 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip Seattle Seattle $747
2025 May 11 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip Seattle Seattle $777
2025 May 18 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip Seattle Seattle $797
2025 May 25 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip Seattle Seattle $847
2025 Jun 01 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip Seattle Seattle $847
2025 Jun 08 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip Seattle Seattle $897
2025 Jun 15 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip Seattle Seattle $897
2025 Jun 22 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip Seattle Seattle $897
2025 Jun 29 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip Seattle Seattle $947
2025 Jul 06 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip Seattle Seattle $947
2025 Jul 13 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip Seattle Seattle $947
2025 Jul 20 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip Seattle Seattle $947
2025 Jul 27 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip Seattle Seattle $947
2025 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip Seattle Seattle $897
2025 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip Seattle Seattle $847
2025 Aug 17 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip Seattle Seattle $797
2025 Aug 24 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip Seattle Seattle $797
2025 Aug 31 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip Seattle Seattle $747
2025 Sep 07 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip Seattle Seattle $747
2025 Sep 14 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip Seattle Seattle $747
2025 Sep 21 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip Seattle Seattle $697
2025 Sep 28 16 days, one-way from Seattle to Yokohama Seattle $1447
2025 Sep 28 30 days, one-way from Seattle to Singapore Seattle $3747
2025 Oct 14 14 days, one-way from Yokohama to Singapore Yokohama
2025 Nov 18 18 days, one-way from Singapore to Sydney Singapore $1457
2025 Dec 06 14 days, round-trip New Zealand Sydney $1287
2025 Dec 20 14 days, round-trip New Zealand Holiday Sydney $1767
2026 Jan 03 6 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $587
2026 Jan 03 15 days, round-trip New Zealand Sydney $1517
2026 Jan 09 14 days, round-trip New Zealand Auckland $1417
2026 Jan 18 13 days, round-trip New Zealand Sydney $1157
2026 Jan 23 13 days, round-trip New Zealand Auckland $1187
2026 Jan 31 14 days, round-trip New Zealand Sydney $1287
2026 Feb 05 15 days, round-trip New Zealand Auckland $1397
2026 Feb 14 14 days, round-trip New Zealand Sydney $1257
2026 Feb 20 8 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland $707
2026 Feb 28 12 days, round-trip Southern Australia Explorer Sydney $1157
2026 Mar 12 3 days, round-trip Australia Seacation Sydney $247
2026 Mar 15 13 days, round-trip Fiji Sydney $1307
2026 Mar 28 10 days, round-trip Queensland Sydney $1017
2026 Apr 07 29 days, one-way from Sydney to Vancouver Sydney $2697
2026 Apr 07 25 days, one-way from Sydney to Los Angeles Sydney $2347
2026 Apr 07 19 days, one-way from Sydney to Honolulu Sydney $1797
2026 Apr 07 5 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $497
2026 Apr 12 24 days, one-way from Auckland to Vancouver Auckland $2247
2026 Apr 12 20 days, one-way from Auckland to Los Angeles Auckland $1847
2026 Apr 26 10 days, one-way from Honolulu to Vancouver Honolulu $997
2026 May 02 4 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Vancouver Los Angeles $347

Discovery Princess Review

Review of Discovery Princess

The 2021-built/2022-inaugurated Discovery Princess cruise ship is the 6th Royal-Class vessel in Princess Cruises fleet, with fleetmates and sisterships Royal Princess (2013), Regal Princess (2014), Majestic Princess (2017), Sky Princess (2019) and Enchanted Princess (2020). In the same series is also the P&O UK's liner Britannia (2015).

The vessel (IMO number 9837468) is currently Bermuda-flagged (MMSI 310812000) and registered in Hamilton.

History - construction and ownership

Princess Cruises is a USA-based passenger shipping company headquartered in Beverly Hills CA. A former subsidiary of P&O Princess Cruises (1977-founded), in 2003, the company merged with Carnival Corporation - the world's largest cruise shipowner. Among Princess Cruise Lines Ltd's assets is the Caribbean private island resort Princess Cays (on Bahamas Eleuthera Island's southern end), located approx 80 km (50 mi) from Nassau.

Discovery Princess cruise ship

The 3600-passenger ship Discovery Princess is among the world's largest cruise liners. The vessel was built at Fincantieri shipyard, Italy and has 19 decks. Discovery Princess features an impressive number (16) of bars and restaurants and a luxury spa. The ship offers unique features to her guests, such as a glass-enclosed walkway over the ocean known as the SeaWalk.

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Decks and Cabins

Most Discovery Princess staterooms (1834 total, in 38 categories) include 1438 cabins (80% of all) with step-out balconies. The ship also has 36 wheelchair-accessible and no Oceanview-category cabins. The largest are the 2-Room Sky Suites (950-1010 ft2 / 88-94 m2 plus 700 ft2 / 65 m2 terrace).

The boat has 19 decks, of which 15 passenger-accessible and 8 with cabins.

Sky Suites (new cabin category) are Princess Cruises first staterooms for 5 people and with 270-degree top-deck views. These are also the fleet's largest cabins and with the fleet's largest balconies. Both Sky Suites are located midship on Sports Deck 18 (portside and starboard). Each Sky Suite has a wraparound terrace and provides a private view of the outdoor "Movies Under the Stars" theatre (fleet's biggest outdoor LED screen).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

There are many for-fee dining options onboard Discovery Princess, but guests who would rather not pay are offered enough quality and variety to satisfy. Those who prefer tradition will choose between the three main dining rooms: Allegro, Concerto, and Symphony.

Princess Cruises new ship design (Lido restaurant)

Horizon Court and Horizon Bistro are the buffet options, providing a more casual vibe. Passengers who want to have lunch in their swimsuits can take a burger from Trident Grill or a slice at Prego Pizzeria. Indoors, Alfredo's features delicious calzones, salads, and thin-crust pizza.

Allegro Dining Room is the only option for free dinner with traditional set dining. Passengers can eat at 5:45 p.m. or 8:15 p.m. Allegro's menus are diverse and offer a soup or salad course, an appetizer, pasta, and an entree. There is also a special dessert menu.

Discovery Princess cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Discovery Princess restaurants and food bars.

  • Symphony Restaurant (midship location; offers “Anytime Dining” for Dinner; with “Wine Cellar” area serving “Wine Maker’s Dinner” for $40, capacity 12 guests)
  • Alfredo’s Pizzeria (121-seat; the largest complimentary pizzeria at sea)
  • Concerto Restaurant (forward Dining Room; offers “Anytime Dining” 5:30 p.m. -10 p.m.; serves “Wine Maker’s Dinner” package for $40)
  • Allegro Restaurant (aft Dining Room; offers formal dining and two fixed dinner seatings at 6 pm or 8:15 pm.; “Chef’s Table Lumiere” private dining for $115, 12 guests)
  • OceanFront is a specialty seafood bar with a la carte menu (sushi, sashimi).
  • Crown Grill (160-seat steakhouse/seafood restaurant, reservations recommended; on select days serves British Pub Lunch, complimentary)
  • Salty Dog Grill (Deck 5) and Alfredo's Pizzeria (Deck 7/fleet's largest) are self-serve complimentary fast food venues. The rustic Salty Dog Gastropub is a new venue where passengers can watch sporting events, gather over small bites and drinks, and partake in Ernesto Burger by chef-partner Ernesto Uchimura (founding chef of the original Umami Burger and owner of the new LA-based restaurant and bar, Electric Owl).
  • Calypso Cabana (food bar offering picnic baskets, desserts, champagne and wine packages)
  • World Fresh Marketplace (self-service buffet restaurant, complimentary); Horizon Buffet (indoor sitting) and Horizon Terrace (outdoor seating)
  • Swirls Bar (ice cream)

Sabatini’s Trattoria (a la carte-priced specialty restaurant on Deck 7) offers a 3-course Italian/seafood menu. Sabatini’s is open between 6 pm - 11 pm, and reservations are recommended. This space blends the spaciousness of a contemporary setting with classic Italian accents, featuring handmade pasta courses (via partnership with celebrity chef Angelo Auriana) which are prepared daily. Sabatini’s Trattoria also offers “Sabatini’s Bites” during wine tastings.

Bistro Sur La Mer (cover charge US$35 per person) was an authentic Parisian bistro with a fine dining dinner menu featuring French cuisine by Michelin-star chef Emmanuel Renaut. In 2023, La Mer was replaced with "The Catch by Rudi" - Princess Cruises' first seafood-dedicated restaurant (introduced on Enchanted Princess) via partnership with celebrity chef Rudi Sodamin, who is also the Head of Princess Culinary Arts (onboard dining program).

  • The menu is predominantly of seafood dishes based on the freshest catch (sustainably sourced seafood from the current itinerary's ports of call) but also includes surf-and-turf options (including prime beef steaks), as well as vegetarian dishes, gourmet appetizers and desserts.
  • The specialty dining experience features creative and engaging food presentations, distinctive settings, and guests being welcomed at the tables with a cocktail crafted by Rob Floyd/celebrity mixologist and liquid chef).
  • The menu features "The Daily Catch" items (showcasing the freshest sustainably sourced seafood from local ports of call), international fusion influences (playful twists on seafood favorites like Asian-fried calamari), Rudi Sodamin's contemporary interpretations of classic dishes (like lobsters with garlic butter crust), and signature inventions from his personal repertoire (like Towering Trio, Whole Dover Sole). The Seafood Trolly is a true feast as the dish is piled high with fresh lobster tails, shrimps, oysters, mussels, and other seafood.
  • The Catch by Rudi's wine selection is carefully curated to pair with seafood. The waitstaff is knowledgeable (sommelier instructed) to offer recommendations for white, red, rose, and sparkling wines from various coastal wine-growing regions.

The Catch by Rudi's cover charge is US$39 pp and is also included in the Princess Premier package (premium add-on).

In April 2024 Princess Cruises announced that starting September 14th (2024) fleetwide would be introduced 3 distinct main dining/dinner table service options – Traditional, Reservable, and Walk-in Anytime. By the new program (introduced with Sun Princess) on each ship are allocated 3 separate dining rooms - one for Traditional dining (offering early and late dinner seating), one with Reservable times, and one for Walk-in Anytime (open-seating). The new options are integrated with the OceanNow service, allowing anything to be ordered anytime, and delivered anywhere onboard.

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The bulk of performance action takes place in the 2-level Princess Theater (decks 6 and 7). This is the ship's main show lounge with palladium-style seating and grand-style evening show productions.

Princess Cruises new ship design (Theater Lounge)

Theatre Lounge doesn't offer tables or drink holders, so if you order one preshow or come with a drink, you'll have to hold it. The entertainment program is excellent and varied, with a beat that is quite innovative. In addition to the production shows, the Princess Theatre hosts other acts including vocalists and instrumentalists.

In comparison to Royal-Class Princess ships, Discovery Princess has the new Wakeview swimming pool (aft-located) plus 2 deep-water top deck swimming pools and Retreat Pool (adults-only), also more Jacuzzis (including 2 cantilevered, over the deep-water pools). The expanded Sanctuary area offers a new design and twice as many private cabanas as the sister ships. Vista Lounge is also redesigned. The Princess Live! and Cafe is a new restaurant serving quick bites, specialty teas, and barista-made coffees. The venue offers premium drinks and live performances.

Princess Cruises new ship design

Follows the complete list of Discovery Princess lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens, and adults.

  • The Piazza Atrium (3-deck open floor area; features live performances entertainment and lobby Bar Piazza)
  • Princess Fine Arts Gallery; Photo Gallery & Shop; Limelight Photo Studio; Platinum Studio
  • International Cafe (24-hour specialty coffee bar and patisserie)
  • Vines Bar (wine/seafood/sushi bar)
  • Gelato (the largest ice cream bar at sea)
  • Library (with Internet stations); Internet Cafe (24-hour)
  • Princess Discovery Theatre (2-level musical and show productions; hosts workshops, seminars, game shows)
  • Celebrations Shop; Calypso Cove Shop; Essence Shop; Meridian Bay Shop; Facets Shop
  • Club 6 Disco & Bar; Churchill’s Lounge & Bar (cigar bar); Bellini’s Bar; Crooners Lounge & Bar; Princess Live Lounge; Vista Lounge; Concierge Lounge (Suite guests only); SkyLight Bar; Seaview Bar
  • Princess Casino (gambling lounge and bar)
  • Wheelhouse Bar (piano bar during the day and an English pub nightly)
  • Lotus Spa complex; Beauty Salon; Fitness Center (with Aerobics Studio)
  • Wedding Chapel
  • Movies Under the Stars (LED screen outdoor cinema)
  • The Game Lounge (Video Games Arcade); Teen Center; Youth Center; Remix Disco & Lounge (teen club)
  • The Sanctuary (adults-only sundeck/open-air area)
  • SeaWalk (glass-bottomed cantilevered walkway, 18 m/60 ft long)
  • Fountain Pool area; Retreat Pool area
  • Princess Sports Central - Center Court (volleyball, basketball, European football); Tennis Tables, Game Lounge virtual gaming, The Greens golf nets, Golfing Cage, Laser Shooting; Jogging Track
  • "Take 5" (deck 6 midship-portside) is the world's only jazz theater at sea. The new jazz-themed bar lounge features a chic setting, live performances by renowned jazz musicians (including iconic female singers), hand-crafted premium cocktails (developed by Rob Floyd/master mixologist), guest performers, late-night themed parties, daily enrichment programming (with engaging speakers and workshops). Custom media content is displayed on the lounge's TV screens.

The Experience Center (Deck 18 aft-starboard) has max capacity 6 people and no age restrictions. This is the ship's Escape Room hosting the "Phantom Bridge" game that combines physical and virtual/digital elements for unique puzzle-solving experiences at sea. The attraction is part of Princess Cruises' onboard enrichment program (Discovery at SEA) and offers interactive (real-world + virtual) adventure gaming experiences with 700+ different outcomes. Phantom Bridge's gaming sessions last 23 min each and allow passengers to navigate the virtual cruise liner, watch as the generated simulations change, uncover the clues and solve puzzles (current game's mystery). The implemented technologies include a physical steering wheel and touch-screen surfaces (in the room), projection mapping, top-notch sound-, lighting- and digital effects, hidden physical elements (throughout the ship).

The Theatre Lounge hosts the new "Spotlight Bar" musical show with live-performed classics of artists like Stevie Wonder, George Michael, Sara Bareilles, Camila Cabela, Justin Timberlake. The performers are all professionals part of the cruise ship's entertainment team (musicians, singers, dancers).

Itineraries

Discovery Princess itinerary program was originally planned to start in 2021 with an inaugural season in Europe (Mediterranean), followed by a Transatlantic repositioning crossing to the USA-Caribbean and around South America (relocation cruise) to California for Mexican Riviera cruises in 2022.

However, due to the Coronavirus crisis, the Maiden Voyage was rescheduled from November 2, 2021, to 2022 - first to March 1st, then to March 27th. A total of 24x departures were canceled, including itineraries in Europe-Mediterranean (7-14-21-days, out of Piraeus-Athens, Civitavecchia-Rome and Barcelona), Caribbean (8-16-days out of Fort Lauderdale) and 4x West Cost USA (California Coast and Mexican Riviera/roundtrips from LA).

The vessel is the first-ever newbuild for Princess Cruises to be deployed on West Coast USA, with homeporting in Los Angeles starting in March 2022.

The inaugural cruise (November 3, 2021) was planned as a 7-day "Mediterranean and Aegean" itinerary from Civitavecchia-Rome to Piraeus-Athens. The originally scheduled inaugural season included 30 departures on a total of 21 unique itineraries to over 50 ports in 23 countries. The canceled Mediterranean 2021 program included 8 itineraries to 19 destinations in 8 countries, ranging in length from 7 to 21 days and 3 optional homeports (Athens, Rome, Barcelona). The canceled Caribbean 2021 program included 6 voyages (4-8-16 days) to 8 ports/islands in 7 Eastern-Southern Caribbean countries. The canceled South America 2021 program (January-February 2021) included 6 departures to 22 destinations in 11 countries, including the 50-day "South America Circumnavigation" from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles.

The new ship's USA West Coast (Mexico and California) program started on March 1, 2022. From LA were operated 7-day Mexican Riveria and 5-day short breaks (with Cabo San Lucas overnight). The 7-day "Classic California Coast" itinerary offered extended port stays in San Diego and San Francisco.

During summer 2022, Discovery Princess was deployed in Alaska (roundtrips from Seattle).

In October 2023 was announced that for season 2025-2026 Discovery Princess will be deployed in Australia and homeported in Sydney NSW. Starting in October 2025, the ship joins the fleetmates Crown Princess and Grand Princess.

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In late-January 2017, the shipowner Carnival Corporation announced 2 more shipbuilding orders. The new liners were ordered for the brands Princess Cruises (Royal-Class) and Holland America Line (Pinnacle-class). Carnival signed an MoA (memorandum of agreement) with the shipbuilder Fincantieri (Italy) to construct both vessels, with scheduled deliveries in 2021 (Nieuw Rotterdam for HAL, at Marghera yard) and 2022 (Discovery Princess, at Fincantieri Monfalcone yard). By the time when both shipbuilding contracts were finalized (February 2017), Carnival Corporation had a total of 19 new ships scheduled for delivery between 2017 and 2022.

Princess Cruises Royal-Class ship design

The vessel's construction officially started with the steel-cutting ceremony on February 14, 2019. On the same day was launched (floated-out from drydock) Sky Princess and held the keel-laying ceremony of Enchanted Princess. Princess Discovery ship's steel-cutting was broadcasted live to Fincantieri's Monfalcone shipyard from Fincantieri's shipyard in Naples. Vessel's name (Discovery Princess) was officially announced on October 4, 2019.

The liner's powerplant includes four Wartsila marine diesel engines (model 46F, 2x 12V plus 2x 14V) with combined power output 62,4 MW (83,700 hp). The propulsion system is based on two azipods with combined power output 18 MW (24,000 hp).

The ship has Fincantieri Monfalcone yard/hull number 6290, volume 145281 GT-tons, DWT-deadweight tonnage 12508 tons, LOA length 330 m, beam 38 m (max width 47 m/including the Navigation Bridge's wings), max draught 8,6 m.

In July 2021 was announced the name of the new ship's Captain - Gennaro Arma. Aka the "Gladiator Captain", he is best known for handling the Coronavirus outbreak on Diamond Princess in Port Yokohama Japan (February-March 2020).

  • Captain Gennaro Arma has as Senior Officers Vincenzo Alfi (Chief Engineer), Alessandro Genzo (Staff Captain), Richard Harry (General Hotel Manager).
  • The ship's substitute Captain is John Smith, with Senior Officers Tomislav Ljoka (Chief Engineer), Petar Lesic (Staff Captain), Jasper Wolthuis (General Hotel Manager).
  • Captain Gennaro Arma is with Princess Cruises since 1998 (starting as Cadet) and Captain since 2015 (Sea Princess/now MS Charming).
  • Captain John Smith is with Princess Cruises since 2007 (starting as First Officer) and Captain since 2018 (Grand Princess).

Princess fleet's 6th Royal-class ship (Discovery) was launched/floated out from drydock on March 18, 2021, at Monfalcone Shipyard. In December 17-22, 2021, were conducted and successfully completed the Adriatic Sea trials, and the boat returned to Monfalcone for final outfitting. The was official delivery ceremony was on January 28, 2022, attended by Luigi Matarazzo (Fincantieri Merchant Ships Division's General Manager), John Padgett (Princess Cruises' President), Captain Gennaro Arma (Master).

In February 2022 was announced the name of the liner's Madrina - Terri Cybuliak (Sky Princess ship's Hotel General Manager), who joined the company in 1998 as Junior Assistant Purser on Crown Princess (aka Pacific Jewel, 1990-built/2021-scrapped as Karnika).

The official christening ceremony was held on April 29, 2022, at Port Los Angeles. The special event (held onboard/at Retreat Pool) was participated by the ship's Master (Captain Gennaro Arma) and the godparents Randy Fenoli (bridal fashion designer, TV presenter), Alex Guarnaschelli (chef, TV host), Adam Whitney Savage (special effects designer, actor, producer, TV personality), and Page Turner (Entrepreneur Extraordinaire, Powerhouse Principal Broker, Owner of EGAP Real Estate Inc).

Inaugural cruise itineraries 2022

(MAIDEN VOYAGE) 7-day "Mexican Riviera" (from USD 700 per person with double occupancy).

Date / TimePort
27 Mar 16:00Departing from Los Angeles-Long Beach, California
29 Mar 12:00 - 20:00Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Mexico
30 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Mazatlan, Sinaloa Mexico
31 Mar 07:00 - 18:00Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco Mexico
03 AprArriving in Los Angeles

Inaugural 7-day "Classic California Coast" itinerary (US$ 750 pp)

Date / TimePort
03 Apr 16:00Departing from Los Angeles
05 Apr 07:00 - 22:00San Francisco, California
07 Apr 07:00 - 16:00Santa Barbara, California
08 Apr 11:00 - 22:00San Diego, California
09 Apr 07:00 - 16:00Ensenada, Baja California Mexico
10 AprArriving in Los Angeles

Inaugural 5-day "Cabo San Lucas Getaway" itinerary (US$ 530 pp)

Date / TimePort
24 Apr 16:00Departing from Los Angeles
26 Apr 12:00 - 27 Apr 13:00Cabo San Lucas
29 AprArriving in Los Angeles

(Inaugural Alaskan repositioning) 5-day from Los Angeles to Vancouver (US$ 450 pp)

Date / TimePort
29 Apr 16:00Departing from Los Angeles
01 May 07:00 - 18:00San Francisco
03 May 13:00 - 20:00Victoria, BC Canada
04 MayArriving in Vancouver, BC Canada

(Inaugural Alaskan cruise) 7-day "Inside Passage Roundtrip from Seattle" itinerary (US$ 720 pp)

Date / TimePort
08 May 16:00Departing from Seattle, Washington
10 May 06:30 - 15:00Ketchikan, Alaska
11 May 05:00 - 09:00Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
11 May 12:30 - 21:00Juneau, Alaska
12 May 06:00 - 17:00Skagway, Alaska
14 May 19:00 - 23:59Victoria BC
15 MayArriving in Seattle

Godspeed!

Inaugural itineraries 2021 (CANCELED)

Discovery Princess ship's Inaugural Cruise (November 3, 2021) was a 7-day "Mediterranean and Aegean" itinerary from Civitavecchia-Rome to Piraeus-Athens. The originally scheduled inaugural season included 30 departures on a total of 21 unique itineraries to over 50 ports in 23 countries. The canceled Mediterranean 2021 program included 8 itineraries to 19 destinations in 8 countries, ranging in length from 7 to 21 days and 3 optional homeports (Athens, Rome, Barcelona). The canceled Caribbean 2021 program included 6 voyages (4-8-16 days) to 8 ports/islands in 7 Eastern-Southern Caribbean countries. The canceled South America 2021 program (January-February 2021) included 6 departures to 22 destinations in 11 countries, including the 50-day "South America Circumnavigation" from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles.

Next tables show the canceled inaugural season 2021 (Europe-Mediterranean) and the USA-Caribbean deployment as homeports, call ports and prices per person.

21-day Maiden Voyage (themed "Grand Mediterranean Collection") - from USD 4400 pp. The inaugural cruise (Nov 3 departure) was also available as a 14-day itinerary (Civitavecchia to Barcelona, USD 2950 pp) and 7-day itinerary (Civitavecchia to Piraeus, USD 1550 pp).

Date / TimePort
03 Nov 19:00Departing from Civitavecchia-Rome, Italy
04 Nov 07:00 - 18:00Naples, Italy
06 Nov 09:00 - 18:00Heraklion, Crete Greece
07 Nov 07:00 - 14:00Kusadasi, Turkey
08 Nov 09:00 - 18:00Istanbul, Turkey
09 Nov 12:00 - 21:00Mykonos Island, Greece
10 Nov 04:00 - 19:00Piraeus-Athens, Greece
11 Nov 07:00 - 19:00Santorini Island, Greece
13 Nov 07:00 - 15:00Kotor, Montenegro
14 Nov 12:00 - 20:00Messina, Sicily Italy
15 Nov 07:00 - 19:00Naples, Italy
17 Nov 05:00 - 22:00Barcelona, Spain
19 Nov 07:00 - 16:00Gibraltar, UK
21 Nov 09:00 - 18:00Ajaccio, Corsica France
22 Nov 07:00 - 21:00Genoa, Italy
23 Nov 07:00 - 19:00Livorno, Italy
24 NovArriving in Civitavecchia

21-day Inaugural Transatlantic repositioning cruise from Europe-Mediterranean to USA-Florida (Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale) - from ~USD 2600 pp. The Transatlantic crossing was also available for booking as a 14-day itinerary (Civitavecchia to Fort Lauderdale, USD 1300 pp).

Date / TimePort
17 Nov 22:00Departing from Barcelona, Spain
19 Nov 07:00 - 16:00Gibraltar, UK
21 Nov 09:00 - 18:00Ajaccio, Corsica France
22 Nov 07:00 - 21:00Genoa, Italy
23 Nov 07:00 - 19:00Livorno, Italy
24 Nov 05:00 - 19:00Civitavecchia-Rome, Italy
25 Nov 07:00 - 17:00Ajaccio, Corsica France
26 Nov 12:00 - 22:00Barcelona, Spain
28 Nov 08:00 - 18:00Cadiz-Sevilla, Spain
30 Nov 08:00 - 17:00Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
08 DecArriving in Port Everglades/Fort Lauderdale (Florida USA)

4-day Inaugural Caribbean cruise (themed "Eastern Caribbean Getaway) - from USD 500 pp.

Date / TimePort
09 Dec 16:00Departing from Fort Lauderdale
11 Dec 08:00 - 17:00Grand Turk Island
13 DecArriving in Fort Lauderdale

Inaugural 16-day "Caribbean Southern Adventurer" itinerary (Christmas 2021 cruise) - from USD 2450 pp.

Date / TimePort
13 Dec 16:00Departing from Fort Lauderdale
16 Dec 08:00 - 18:00Road Town, Tortola Island, BVI
17 Dec 08:00 - 18:00Basseterre, St Kitts Island
18 Dec 07:00 - 17:00San Juan, Puerto Rico
19 Dec 12:00 - 19:00Grand Turk Island
21 Dec 06:00 - 16:00Fort Lauderdale
24 Dec 08:00 - 18:00Oranjestad, Aruba Island
25 Dec 08:00 - 18:00Willemstad, Curacao Island
26 Dec 07:00 - 17:00Kralendijk, Bonaire Island
29 DecArriving in Fort Lauderdale

The 8-day itinerary (themed "Eastern Caribbean Explorer", maiden voyage prices from USD 950 pp) visits Tortola, St Kitts, Puerto Rico, and Grand Turk.

In early-January 2022 had to start the "mini-world cruise" (50-days) Around South America. The repositioning voyage was priced from ~USD 7400 pp.