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2021 Princess Cruises to be longest UK and Europe season ever

2021 Princess Cruises to be longest UK and Europe season ever

Princess Cruises has announced that 2021 will be its longest UK and Europe season ever with nearly 500 days cruising from Southampton across three ships: Grand Princess, Island Princess and Crown Princess. Princess Cruises’ two newest ships, Sky Princess and Enchanted Princess will additionally be based in northern and southern Europe respectively.

Sailings from Southampton on Grand Princess include six school holiday departures across the season. The ship will head to the Mediterranean, northern Europe as well as Canada and New England, with several new voyages including: a 24-day ‘Canada & New England’ voyage to Boston; Bar Harbour; Halifax; Sydney (Nova Scotia); Quebec (overnight); Saguenay; Charlottetown; and St Johns (Newfoundland). There will also be a six-day school half-term cruise in May to Guernsey; La Rochelle; and Bilbao. Also on the roster is an eight-day Scandinavia voyage to Kristiansand; Aarhus; Copenhagen; Gothenburg; and Oslo.

The 2,200-guest Island Princess will cruise from Southampton from June to October. The ship will similarly take in a range of new sailings such as a 10-day ‘Oktoberfest European Capitals’ cruise to Hamburg; Gothenburg; Copenhagen; Oslo; Rotterdam; and Zeebrugge (Brussels/Bruges). There will also be a 24-day ‘Grand European Explorer’ cruise to Leixos (Porto); Gibraltar; Palma; Messina (Sicily); Naples; Civitavecchia (Rome); Katakolon; Piraeus (Athens); Kusadasi, Ashdod (Jerusalem and Bethlehem); Haifa (Galilee and Nazareth: Limassol; Rhodes; Mykonos; and Valetta (Malta).

The line’s two newest ships, the 3,660-guest Sky Princess and similar capacity Enchanted Princess will both be based in Europe in 2021. Sky Princess will spend April to September sailing Scandinavia and Russia roundtrip from Copenhagen, visiting destinations including Tallinn; Oslo; Helsinki; and Warnemunde (Berlin) plus overnight stays in St Petersburg. Enchanted Princess - to be christened in Southampton at the end of June - will sail across the Mediterranean from April to October via Rome; Athens; and Barcelona, taking in the likes of Mykonos; Santorini; Kotor (Montenegro); Livorno (Florence and Pisa); as well as Istanbul.

The 3,080-guest Crown Princess will sail the British Isles from April to October on 14 sailings from Southampton. The ship will travel to destinations including Liverpool; Dublin; Kirkwall; and Edinburgh, with select itineraries offering overnight calls in port.

  • 17th September 2019

Gary Buchanan

Edinburgh-born Gary Buchanan has been a travel writer for over 30 years. He has been a specialist cruise writer for 25 years contributing to leading British publications including national newspapers and consumer magazines. He is the author of five books about cruising and spends over seven months every year at sea sailing the world’s oceans.