Princess Cruises has revealed details of a series of short breaks and week-long cruises aboard Regal Princess and Sky Princess sailing from the UK this summer.
The Carnival-owned line has cancelled sailings from Southampton on Sky Princess, Regal Princess and Island Princess through to September 25th.
A number of cruise lines owned by Carnival Corporation, including Seabourn and Holland America Line, have revealed a new wave of cancellations in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The move is in response to the Canadian transport ministry’s interim order extending the closure of Canadian ports and waters to passenger ships.
The sale of the cruise ship is in line with parent company Carnival Corporation’s plan to accelerate the removal of less efficient ships from its fleet.
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.