Princess Cruises has announced changes to its 2021 programme, with three Royal-class ships now based in Europe, two of which will be sailing from Southampton.
Enchanted Princess – the cruise line’s newest ship set to join the fleet later this year – will spend May to September sailing a round-trip itinerary from Rome on a series of new seven- and 14-night voyages calling at a variety of Mediterranean destinations including Corfu, Kotor (Montenegro), Marseille and Naples. The ship will then continue to sail between Rome and Barcelona on a series of 11-night Grand Mediterranean voyages.
Sky Princess will spend its first UK season from April to September sailing a round-trip from Southampton on eight- and 12-night British Isles cruises, as well as a series of 12-night Scandinavia and Russia voyages.
Similarly, Regal Princess will spend April to October sailing from Southampton to a variety of destinations including Iceland and Norway, the Mediterranean, Canary Islands, the Baltic and Canada and New England with voyages ranging in length from four to 24 nights.
All voyages in the new line-up are included as part of Princess’ latest stateroom upgrade offer, meaning that all customers booking these trips between September 22, 2020 and November 23, 2020 will get a free upgrade to a balcony from an inside stateroom.
Tony Roberts, vice president Princess Cruises UK and Europe, said: “Having three Royal-class ships sailing in Europe next year including two based in Southampton is testament to our commitment to offering UK holidaymakers an enhanced Medallion Class service, new onboard experiences and a wealth of holiday options without the need to travel
too far from home.
He added: “The addition of the new itineraries gives UK guests the opportunity to visit more destinations from Southampton than ever before, as well as the ease of travelling round-trip from Rome for those who prefer to take a short flight straight out to the sunshine.”
All Europe 2021 voyages on board Regal Princess and Baltic sailings on Sky Princess are now available to book. The new round-trip Rome departures on board Enchanted Princess and British Isles sailings on Sky Princes will be available to book in early October.
A seven-night Mediterranean cruise on Enchanted Princess, sailing round-trip from Rome on May 22, 2021 calling at Kotor, Corfu, Katakolon, Messina and Naples, starts from £1099pp for a balcony stateroom.
In July, Princess announced it was suspending operations until December and last month it axed its 2021 World Cruise on Island Princess from North America and its 2021 Circle South America cruise from Australia on Pacific Princess. Associated positioning cruises are also cancelled.
Earlier this week, Princess confirmed two Australian-based ships Sun Princess and Sea Princess have been sold.