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Princess Cruises to sail three ships from Southampton in 2020 in biggest ever Europe season

Princess Cruises will have three ships sailing from Southampton in 2020 in what will be its biggest ever Europe season.

A total of 1.4 million cruise nights are on offer from the UK, an increase of 30 per cent on 2019, while overall European capacity increases by 15 per cent.

Crown Princess
The 3,080-guest Crown Princess will sail for over 150 days from Southampton between May and November 2020

And to further demonstrate further commitment to the UK market, Princess is to hold the naming ceremony of its newest ship, Enchanted Princess, in Southampton in late June, the line’s first vessel to be named in the UK since Royal Princess in 2013.

Tony Roberts, vice president Princess Cruises UK and Europe, said: “Europe remains the most popular holiday destination for our UK guests so we’re delighted to offer more choice than ever before in 2020. The fact Southampton will see the launch of Enchanted Princess and that we have two of our newest ships, Sky Princess and Regal Princess, sailing in Europe, is a testament to the ever-growing popularity of Princess Cruises in the UK. “

“If you’re already looking ahead to your 2020 holiday, now is a great time to book with deposits of just £50 per person available until April 31, 2019.”

The 3,080-guest Crown Princess will sail for over 150 days from Southampton, covering May to November. In addition, the 2,200-guest Island Princess will spend June to October sailing from Southampton to northern Europe, while the 3,560-guest Regal Princess will head round Britain from May to September.

Crown Princess will set sail for the Mediterranean, Canary Islands and northern Europe including a series of new voyages:

  • Eight-day Norwegian Fjords voyage to Bergen, Aalesund, Olden/Nordfjord, Hellesylt Geiranger and Stavanger
  • 13-day summer holiday cruise in August to Barcelona, Marseille, Florence/Pisa, Rome, Sardinia and Ceuta in Spanish Morocco
  • 17-day Mediterranean voyage to Lisbon, Santorini (Greece), Mykonos (Greece), Kusadasi (Turkey), Katakolon (Greece) and Cartagena (Spain)
  • Four-day sailing to Rotterdam and the Channel Islands
  • Prior to Crown Princess’ UK season, the ship will sail a shorter series of fly-Mediterranean cruises in April and May.

    Island Princess will also be based in Southampton and similarly will take in a range of new sailings including:

  • 12-day Northern Capitals cruise to cities including Hamburg (for Berlin), Copenhagen, Oslo, Amsterdam, Brussels/Bruges (Zeebrugge) and Paris (Le Havre)
  • 14-day Scandinavia & Russia Collection cruise to Bornholm (Denmark), Stockholm, Helsinki, St Petersburg, Tallinn (Estonia), Riga (Latvia), Visby (Sweden), Helsingborg (Sweden) and Copenhagen. The calls to Stockholm and St Petersburg are both overnight visits
  • Two 12-day Northern Lights cruises to the Norwegian destinations of Aalesund, Tromso, Alta (overnight) and Stavanger
  • 16 or 32-day cruises to New York via northern Europe, either on a one-way or roundtrip basis
  • Enchanted Princess
    Enchanted Princess’s naming ceremony will be in Southampton at the end of June 2020 before she heads to the Mediterranean

    Regal Princess will sail the British Isles from May to September, travelling to destinations including Liverpool, Belfast, Dublin and Edinburgh. This marks the first time the ship has spent a season based in the UK.

    Meanwhile the 3,660-guest Sky Princess, which launches next year, will spend its first spring and summer season sailing Scandinavia and Russia roundtrip from Copenhagen. From April to September, the ship will take in the likes of Stockholm, Oslo, Tallinn, Helsinki, Berlin (Warnemunde) and an overnight stay in St Petersburg.

    As such, three of Princess Cruises’ newest ships – Enchanted, Sky and Regal – will all be based in Europe in 2020.

    The Europe season forms part of Princess Cruises’ 2020 programme, which includes sailings across Europe as well as Asia, the Caribbean, Alaska and Canada & New England.
    All cruises are available for a reduced deposit of £50 per person.

    Further afield, highlights include:

  • 65 Japan voyages setting sail from either Tokyo or Kobe on the 2,670-guest Diamond Princess
  • 28 summer Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale with seven, 14 and 21-night options
  • 63 Australia sailings on four ships departing from Freemantle, Auckland, Brisbane or Sydney
  • More than 130 Alaska sailings across eight ships, with departures from Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, Whittier and Vancouver
  • 16 Canada & New England sailings on Sky Princess or Caribbean Princess, which depart from Fort Lauderdale, New York or Quebec
  • Princess Cruises: 0344 338 8663 or visit www.princess.com

    Posted on 13th November 2018 at 10:31 am in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Princess Cruises |

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