Posts Tagged ‘Princess Cruises’

Princess Cruises Announces Fourth Ship to Debut Medallion Class Ocean Vacations

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Princess Cruises announced today that Island Princess will be the fourth cruise ship to feature the Ocean Medallion™, debuting May 16, 2018 for the Alaska season. (more…)

Gastro outbreak repeat aboard Sun Princess cruise ship

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Not even crew members decked out in hazmat suits could prevent the dreaded norovirus from striking down passengers aboard a cruise ship currently docked in Brisbane. (

Emerald Princess Crew Member Killed in Gas Explosion

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

The Emerald PrincessAn Emerald Princess crew member has died following a gas explosion which took place while the ship was alongside at Port Chalmers, New Zealand, yesterday. (

Princess Cruises to Offer Favourite U.K. Foods on Southampton-Based Crown Princess

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Crown PrincessPrincess Cruises will offer U.K. food favourites such as Marmite, curries and fish ‘n’ chips on Crown Princess, one of its Southampton-based ships for this spring and summer. (

Gastro outbreak hits 90 passengers on Sun Princess cruise ship, Queensland Health says

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

The Sun PrincessA gastro outbreak on a cruise ship has affected about 90 holidaymakers, leaving others hoping to board in Brisbane with a prolonged and anxious wait as the ship is disinfected, Queensland Health says. (

Princess Cruises Brings “The Ultimate Sleep at Sea” Home with New Retail Offerings

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Princess Cruises today launched the retail availability of its Princess Luxury Bed – offering consumers the opportunity to bring the ultimate night of sleep at sea to their homes. (more…)

Princess Cruises Adds to its 2017 Shore Excursion Programme on U.K.-Based Crown Princess Sailings

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

The 5 Terre between Genoa and La SpeziaThe 3,080-passenger ship will offer 20 brand-new shore excursions — in addition to its existing programme — on seven- and 14-night Mediterranean, Norwegian Fjords and Baltic Sea itineraries. (

Princess Cruises Named “Best Ocean Cruise Line” in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

Friday, January 20th, 2017

The Regal PrincessPrincess Cruises received top honors in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards, being named “Best Ocean Cruise Line” after the cruise line was nominated by cruise industry experts and ultimately voted on by USA TODAY readers. (more…)

Carnival Corporation to Build Two New Cruise Ships with Fincantieri for Holland America and Princess

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Majestic Princess will be the first ship in the fleet to debut an elegant new livery design featuring the company's iconic logoCarnival Corporation & plc today announced that it has signed a memorandum of agreement with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri to build two new cruise ships with final contracts expected to be executed in early 2017. (more…)

Majestic Princess Completes Sea Trials

Friday, January 13th, 2017

The Majestic Princess recently completed a successful set of sea trials off the coast of Italy. The ship, the third Royal-class Princess newbuild, is being tailored for the Chinese market and will sail year-round in China. (

Princess Cruises to Debut Ocean Medallion Class

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Princess Cruises will be the first Carnival Corporation brand to feature the Ocean Medallion™, a wearable device powered by a first-of-its-kind interactive technology platform within the O·C·E·A·N, One Cruise Experience Access Network. (more…)

Princess Cruises Unveils New Look Child and Youth Centres

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Princess Cruises has announced plans to expand its Discovery at Sea partnership with reimagined youth centres, including new experiences and centre designs to help young Princess explorers learn, play and create fun memorable memories while on a cruise holiday. (more…)

“The Cruise” Returns to ITV with Second Series in January 2017

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Royal Princess in Southampton - Photo courtesy of Princess CruisesITV’s popular behind-the-scenes documentary, “The Cruise,” will return for a six-part second series, from January 12 at 8:30 p.m., starring Princess Cruises’ 3,560-passenger Royal Princess.

Princess Cruises Anniversary Sale Offers Up to $600 Onboard Spending Money on Cruise Vacations to All Summer 2017 through Spring 2018 Destinations

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

The Princess Cruises Anniversary Sale running now through Feb. 28, 2017, offers up to $600 onboard spending money per stateroom on select cruises and cruisetours sailing to all destinations departing Summer 2017 through Spring 2018. (more…)

Princess Cruises Offers Exceptional Cruise Deals During Great Getaways Sale

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Princess Cruises is offering fares from $349 on getaway cruises to the Caribbean, Mexico and the West Coast during the Great Getaways Sale, based on double occupancy. (more…)

Princess Cruises Introduces Best Price Guarantee on Shore Excursions

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Princess Cruises today its Shore Excursions Best Price Guarantee is available on thousands of the award-winning tours in ports the cruise line visits worldwide. (more…)

Australia/NZ: Agents invited to take a tour with Princess Cruises

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Princess Cruises is making it easier for agents to tour its local ships, introducing a new online booking system to streamline the registration process. Travel agents can now signal their interest to tour any one of Princess’ five local ships at any port in Australia or New Zealand via the One Source website. (

Princess Cruises Honored with Four Porthole Readers’ Choice Awards

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Princess Cruises has won four awards from the readers of Porthole Cruise Magazine, receiving Best Central America Itineraries, Best South Pacific Itineraries, Best Onboard Shopping and Best Signature Cocktail in the magazine’s 18th annual Readers’ Choice Awards. (more…)

Cruise passenger dies while snorkelling

Monday, December 5th, 2016

A day of exploring Antigua ended tragically for a cruise passenger yesterday. Sixty-four-year-old Martin Brutosky of New York, died while snorkelling by Bird Island. The police do not suspect foul play. (

Princess Cruise Ship Sustains Damage, Cuts Itinerary Short for Repairs

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

The Grand PrincessDamage to Grand Princess’ hull, caused by a faulty tender platform, has forced the ship to end its cruise early in order to undergo repairs. No injuries were reported onboard or ashore. (

Princess Cruises Responds to U.S. Justice Department

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

“We are extremely disappointed about the inexcusable actions of our employees who violated our policies and environmental law when they bypassed our bilge water treatment system and discharged untreated bilge water into the ocean,” said Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises, in a video presentation on the line’s website. (

Princess Cruises to pay record $40 million penalty in Caribbean Princess deliberate pollution case

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Caribbean Princess in Ft. Lauderdale Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. (Princess), part of Carnival Corporation & plc, has agreed to plead guilty to seven felony charges stemming from its deliberate pollution of the seas in the waters of the US and the UK and intentional acts to cover it up, the US Department of Justice said in a statement. (

Princess Cruises Announces Largest Ever Fall Deployment in Canada & New England

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

The 2018 Canada & New England cruise season offered by Princess Cruises showcases the fall foliage to iconic destinations along the east coast and offers the largest deployment ever with two of the cruise line’s newest ships – Regal Princess and Royal Princess.

Princess Cruises Resumes Summer Caribbean Cruises in 2018

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Caribbean Princess in Ft. Lauderdale For the first time in four years, Princess Cruises will offer Summer Caribbean cruises including Panama Canal transits in 2018. The 3,192-guest Caribbean Princess returns to sail on a full summer season of voyages ranging from seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean to a 20-day Caribbean and Panama Canal Explorer. (more…)

Princess Cruises Announces Largest Alaska Deployment Ever in 2018

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Princess Cruises Announces Largest Alaska Deployment Ever in 2018Recognized as the “Best Cruise Line in Alaska,” taking more guests to the Great Land than any other cruise company, Princess Cruises is bringing its largest deployment ever in 2018, on sale Dec. 1. With a 15 percent capacity increase, offering unique itineraries, cruisetours and authentic onboard experiences, more guests can enjoy the cruise vacation of a lifetime.

All Destinations on Sale During the Princess Cruises Cyber Sale

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Princess Cruises today (18 Nov) announced a Cyber Sale, giving guests a choice of sailing season with savings on more voyages than ever before. (more…)

Princess Cruises’ Royal Princess and Sapphire Princess to Homeport in Southampton in 2018

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Royal Princess in Southampton - Photo courtesy of Princess CruisesPrincess Cruises has revealed that Royal Princess — christened in Southampton by the Duchess of Cambridge in 2013 — will return to the U.K. in 2018 to mark the ship’s fifth anniversary. (

Princess Cruises Announces 2018 Europe Program

Friday, November 18th, 2016

The 5 Terre between Genoa and La SpeziaRecognized for offering the best itineraries in Europe, Princess Cruises continues to offer top-rated journeys in the Mediterranean and North Europe for the upcoming 2018 season. (more…)

Australia: Emerald Princess Makes Maiden Visit to Melbourne

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

The Emerald PrincessPrincess Cruises’ spectacular 3082-guest Emerald Princess has made her maiden visit to Melbourne as the State prepares for its biggest summer season of cruising.

Princess Cruises Wins 2016 Acquia Engage Award for Innovative Princess@Sea Web Feature

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Princess Cruises announced it has been awarded a 2016 Acquia Engage Award in the Digital Experience category for the cruise line’s Princess@Sea mobile technology service. (more…)

Princess Cruises Honors Military Veteran and Purple Heart Recipient

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

Princess Cruises, the Official Cruise Line of the Seattle Seahawks, honored military veterans Matthew and Brittney Linville prior to kick off on Monday, awarding the couple a free seven day cruise for their service in the United States Army, including deployment to Iraq. (more…)

Princess Cruises Announces Partnership with Chef Emmanuel Renaut

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Princess Cruises announced a partnership with three-Michelin star Chef Emmanuel Renaut to develop the cruise line’s next specialty restaurant concept. “La Mer – A French Bistro by Emmanuel Renaut” will debut aboard Majestic Princess in April 2017, the cruise line’s newest ship tailored for the China market. (more…)