Princess Cruises has become the latest line to delay its return to operation. The Carnival-owned brand will now not be welcoming guests until at least May 14th this year.
The vessel, which launched in October 2019, will be the newest and largest ship the line has ever homeported in the UK when it arrives next summer.
Princess Cruises has announced that 2022 will see its longest UK season ever. During the season, Sky Princess, which joined the fleet in October last year, will join the offering.
Princess Cruises has confirmed it will extend its pause in operations for cruises departing from Australia and New Zealand through to May 31st next year.
Princess Cruises has completed the official transfer of Golden Princess and Star Princess to P&O Cruises Australia. Both ships played an instrumental role in the evolution of Princess.
Captain Nick Nash, a 31-year veteran of Princess Cruises, has been promoted to the rank of commodore of the global fleet, the seventh in the history of the line.
The 2021 summer programme will see three Royal-class ships based in Europe, including the newest addition to the fleet – Enchanted Princess.
Princess Cruises has announced the sale of two of its ships, Sun Princess and Sea Princess, as part of a wider shrinking of the fleet at owner Carnival Corporation.
There is still no sign of a significant return for the cruise industry, with Carnival Cruise Line the latest line to postpone a resumption of operations.
The decision was blamed on restrictions and limitations with border and port access determined by health authorities and the continued uncertainty of airline travel.
Having made global headlines as a hotbed of Covid-19 earlier this year, Diamond Princess is being repositioned to South America. A total of 14 passengers died onboard the vessel in February.
The cruises will sail roundtrip from Southampton on the 3,080-guest Crown Princess, which will be based in the UK from April to October next year.