Princess Cruises News

Emerald Princess sets sail for new homeport in Australia

Emerald Princess sets sail for new homeport in Australia

30th Sep 2016 Cruise News

The biggest Princess Cruises’ ship to sail local waters this summer - the 3082-guest Emerald Princess - is now on her way down under after departing from Southampton. In a voyage reminiscent of the line voyages of last century, the 113,000-tonne superliner will spend the next 48 nights sailing across four continents from Italy to India via the Suez Canal and south through Asia en route to her new home in Australia.

Princess Cruises to base new ship in Shanghai, China, year-round

Princess Cruises to base new ship in Shanghai, China, year-round

12th May 2015 Cruise News

Carnival Corporation has announced that the new ship currently under construction for Princess Cruises will be based in China year-round when introduced in summer 2017. Based in Shanghai, the ship will be the first year-round international luxury vessel designed and built specifically for Chinese guests. The as-yet-unnamed ship is being built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, and will carry approximately 3,600 guests on a variety of itineraries, to be announced at a later date.

Princess Cruises announces line up for Seattle Seahawks fan cruise

Princess Cruises announces line up for Seattle Seahawks fan cruise

2nd May 2015 Cruise News

Princess Cruises, the Official Cruise Line of the Seattle Seahawks has announced the players and alumni joining the “Sail with the 12s – A Seahawks Fan Cruise,” offering fans the exclusive opportunity to hear players talk about off-season moves, the 2015 game schedule and their favorite memories as a Seahawk

Princess Cruises announces 2015-2016 Americas sailings

Princess Cruises announces 2015-2016 Americas sailings

1st May 2014 Press Release Cruise News

Today Princess Cruises announced its 2015-2016 Americas cruise itineraries including Caribbean, Canada and New England, Panama Canal, Mexico, Hawaiian Islands and West Coast cruises. The array of cruise vacations departing from U.S. ports range from three to 28 days and go on sale May 13.

Regal Princess completes successful sea trials

Regal Princess completes successful sea trials

30th Apr 2014 Cruise News

Regal Princess has accomplished another major milestone in preparation for her May 20th debut, with the completion of her sea trials. The new cruise ship set out to sea from her construction dock at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, and was put through her paces with a series of manoeuvres to test her propulsion, steering and navigational equipment.

Princess presents $600,000 in donations to veterans charity

Princess presents $600,000 in donations to veterans charity

20th Jan 2014 Press Release Cruise News

Princess Cruises raised $600,000 during the line’s “Cruising for a Cause” fundraising cruise for veterans this past November. The funds have been divided equally between Operation Homefront and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, with Alan Buckelew, former president and CEO of Princess Cruises and a Vietnam veteran, today presenting a $300,000 cheque to Jim Knotts, CEO of Operation Homefront

New president for Princess Cruises

New president for Princess Cruises

8th Nov 2013 Cruise News

Princess Cruises has announced that Jan Swartz has been promoted to president of the brand, effective December 1st, 2013. Reporting to Holland America Group chief executive Stein Kruse, Swartz will oversee the Princess line’s worldwide operations which includes 17 ships, 22,000 employees serving more than 1.4 million passengers annually.

Short getaway cruises from Princess Cruises begin sailing from Los Angeles

Short getaway cruises from Princess Cruises begin sailing from Los Angeles

30th Sep 2013 Press Release Cruise News

Today Golden Princess sets sail from Los Angeles on the first of a new series of Princess Cruises Getaway voyages. Known for offering longer itineraries, the company has debuted these new cruises along the West Coast offering a brand new way for passengers to enjoy a quick break in a sea-going environment of comfort and style.

Princess Cruises brand enters China market

Princess Cruises brand enters China market

24th Aug 2013 Press Release Cruise News

Today Carnival Corporation & plc announced it is introducing its Princess Cruises brand to China in 2014, naming Shanghai as home port for Sapphire Princess during a four-month season expected to carry 70,000 passengers.

Sun Princess begins drydock transformation

Sun Princess begins drydock transformation

16th Aug 2013 Cruise News

Sun Princess has begun an extensive $30 million transformation that will refurbish and enhance the Princess Cruises ship. During the two-week makeover, the vessel will receive a sparkling new atrium with Princess’ signature International Café, a new sushi and seafood venue, an updated Horizon Court buffet, and a refreshed Lotus Spa.