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Princess Cruises offers biggest ever season of sailings from UK for 2018

In 2018 Princess Cruises will offer its biggest ever season of cruises from the UK, featuring Sapphire Princess's maiden visit to Europe.

It is part of a programme which includes Europe, Alaska, Caribbean, Panama Canal, Canada and New England.

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Sapphire Princess will be sailing from Southampton on a season of cruises to the Med and northern Europe

Highlights include:

  • Sapphire Princess’s maiden visit to Europe, sailing from Southampton to the Mediterranean and northern Europe
  • Royal Princess’s return to the UK offering round-Britain cruises. New for 2018 will be late night stays in Belfast and overnight stays in Dublin, Glasgow and Edinburgh
  • Pacific Princess sailing from Dover. She will feature a new 12-night European capitals cruise calling at destinations including Amsterdam, Oslo, Copenhagen and Paris
  • Caribbean cruising for the first time in three years summer
  • Largest ever Alaska deployment with seven ships sailing the region from May to September
  • 36 voyages in Europe over the school holidays
  • Select itineraries providing ‘More Ashore’ overnight stays at destinations including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Dublin, St. Petersburg, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Boston and Venice
  • Select itineraries providing ‘More Ashore’ late night stays at destinations including Belfast, Berlin and Oslo
  • A longer season of cruises from Southampton will be offered on the 2,700-guest Sapphire Princess on her maiden visit to Europe. 16 departures, ranging from three to 14 nights, will be on offer from April to October.

    Sapphire Princess will also sail from Singapore to Southampton on 28 March on an Indian Ocean & Europe Grand Adventures 38-night cruise. Ports of call include Colombo, Cochin and Dubai. After six months sailing Europe roundtrip from Southampton she will return to Singapore, providing two opportunities for guests to sail the unique 38-night itineraries.

    In May the 3,560-guest Royal Princess will sail the British Isles roundtrip from Southampton, marking five years since she was launched by the Duchess of Cambridge. New to the programme will be late departures from Belfast on every sailing and overnight stays in Dublin, Edinburgh and Glasgow on select voyages.

    Pacific Princess will sail roundtrip from Dover to northern and southern Europe, including a new 12-night European capitals cruise with an overnight stay in Amsterdam.

    Crown Princess
    Crown Princess will be offering Mediterranean cruises from Rome, Athens and Barcelona

    From April to October, Crown Princess will offer Mediterranean cruises from Rome, Athens and Barcelona. Regal Princess will sail roundtrip from Copenhagen to Scandinavia and the Baltic from April – September. Regal Princess will sail the same itinerary that was featured in ITV’s documentary The Cruise.

    36 voyages in Europe will be over the school holiday period, including five on Sapphire Princess. There will also be 12 Caribbean voyages during the holidays, as summer Caribbean cruises return for the first time since 2014.

    Princess will offer 47 itineraries around the Caribbean and Panama Canal ranging from seven to 20-nights. The season will be from April to October, sailing roundtrip from Ft Lauderdale on Caribbean Princess.

    In addition, Princess will offer its largest ever Alaska deployment with seven ships sailing in the region, increasing the number of guests by more than 15 per cent.

    Tony Roberts, vice president Princess Cruises UK and Europe, said: “Having seen a significant increase in popularity of Princess cruises from the UK, we are thrilled to announce that our 2018 programme will be our biggest ever season. With over 40 sailings, there are more holiday options than ever before from the UK.

    “We are very excited to welcome Sapphire Princess, which has never sailed in Europe before and boasts unique features that we are confident our UK guests will enjoy. And the return of Royal Princess will be a special moment as 2018 will mark five years since she was launched in Southampton by HRH, the Duchess of Cambridge.”

    Princess Cruises: 0843 374 2402 or visit www.princess.com/holiday

    Posted on 29th May 2017 at 02:19 pm in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Princess Cruises |

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