Princess Cruises has added to its European itineraries for 2009, when 11 new ports debut.
Included in the new offerings are Sochi, a Russian resort city on the eastern shores of the Black Sea, which will be home to the 2014 Olympics; Murmansk (Russia), the largest city north of the Arctic Circle; Luleå (Sweden), the gateway to Lapland, located in the Gulf of Bothnia; Mariehamn (Finland), a charming destination on Åland Island, between Sweden and Finland; Klaipeda (Lithuania), Lithuania's primary seaport; Barrow, for visits to England's picturesque Lake District; Seydisfjordur (Iceland), noted for its picturesque community of well-preserved wooden buildings; Grundarfjordur (Iceland), known for dramatic natural beauty, particularly the impressive Snæfellsjökull Glacier; Kristiansand, a historic Norwegian seaport; Ceuta, an autonomous Spanish city in Morocco; and St. Pierre et Miquelon off the coast of Newfoundland.
Sailing choices range from seven to 31 days, during a season that runs from April 10 to November 30. Cruises open for sale on March 14, 2008.
Additionally, the cruise line’s Ruby Princess makes her European debut sailings through the Mediterranean, while the new Tahitian Princess will be in Northern Europe and the Baltic Sea, with visits to Iceland, Greenland, Scandinavia, the British Isles, Russia, Latvia and Lithuania.