Princess Cruises announces biggest European season with newest ship Enchanted Princess
Princess Cruises has announced 2020 will be its biggest European season ever, and is set to see its fifth Royal-class ship Enchanted Princess debut in June 2020 with a series of Mediterranean voyages.
As part of its maiden season, Enchanted Princess will sail from Barcelona, Athens and Rome, offering a variety of cruises from seven to 12-nights.
“Europe is our top long-haul fly-cruise destination for Australian guests – and, in 2020 we’re pleased to announce we have three of Princes Cruises’ newest ships Enchanted, Sky and Regal based in the region,” says Senior Vice President Princess Cruises Asia Pacific, Stuart Allison.
“Australians love discovering Europe by sea, with the continent offering a rich mix of history and culture that appeals to our guests.”
In addition, the 2,200-guest Island Princess will spend August to October sailing around Northern Europe while the 3,080 Crown Princess will cruise both Northern and Southern Europe.
Both ships including a series of new voyages:
- An eight-day Norwegian Fjords voyage on Crown Princess to Bergen, Aalesund, Olden/Nordfjord, Hellesylt Geiranger and Stavanger
- A 13-day summer holiday cruise in August on Crown Princess to Barcelona, Marseille, Florence/Pisa, Rome, Sardinia and Ceuta in Spanish Morocco
- A 17-day Mediterranean voyage on Crown Princess to Lisbon, Santorini (Greece), Mykonos (Greece), Kusadasi (Turkey), Katakolon (Turkey) and Cartagena (Spain)
- A 12-day Northern Capitals cruise on Island Princess to cities including Hamburg (for Berlin), Copenhagen, Oslo, Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris (via Le Havre)
- A 14-day Scandinavia & Russia Collection cruise on Island Princess to Bornholm (Denmark), Stockholm, Helsinki (Finland), St. Petersburg, Tallinn (Estonia), Riga (Latvia), Visby (Sweden), Helsingborg (Sweden) and Copenhagen. The calls to Stockholm and St Petersburg are both overnight visits
- Two 12-day Northern Lights cruises on Island Princess via the Norwegian destinations of Aalesund, Tromso, Alta (overnight) and Stavanger
Meanwhile the 3,660-guest Sky Princess, which launches in 2019, will spend its first European spring and summer season sailing Scandinavia and Russia roundtrip from Copenhagen. From April to September Sky Princess will take in the likes of Stockholm, Oslo, Tallinn, Helsinki, Berlin and an overnight stay in St Petersburg.
Closer to home, the cruise line announced 2020 will be its longest Japan season yet – with Diamond Princess set to offer 44 itineraries, travelling to 41 destinations across Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and Russia.
The sailings will explore Japan’s natural beauty and rich culture, featuring 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, seven local festivals and five spring flower voyages among the highlights.
“Our 2020 Japan journeys give Australian travellers more choice than ever before. And, with ten of our ports offering More Ashore, we’re confident our guests will have the opportunity to experience all that Japan has to offer – from the shining lights of Shinjuku to the charm of cherry blossom season,” says Allison.
The announcements form part of Princess Cruises’ 2020 programme, which includes sailings across Europe as well as Asia, the Caribbean, Alaska and Canada & New England.
Further afield, highlights include:
- 65 Japan voyages setting sail from either Tokyo or Kobe on the 2,670-guest Diamond Princess
- 28 summer Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale with seven, 14 and 21-night options
- Over 130 Alaska sailings across eight ships, with departures from Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, Whittier and Vancouver
- 16 Canada & New England sailings on Sky Princess or Caribbean Princess, which depart from Fort Lauderdale, New York or Quebec
Fares for 14-night cruise onboard Enchanted Princess’ Western Mediterranean & Aegean Medley cruise from Barcelona to Athens departing 25 July 2020 start from $4,219 per person twin share.*
*Subject to availability, conditions apply.
SOURCE: Princess Cruises