Princess Rolls Out '07 Europe

Princess Cruises plans to offers its most expansive portfolio of cruises in Europe during 2007, with five ships operating seven- to 24-day itineraries. The new 113,000-ton Emerald Princess will sail her maiden voyage—a 12-day Greek Island itinerary—from Civitavecchia (the port for Rome) on April 11, 2007. Ports of call will include Naples, Italy; Santorini, Rhodes, Kusadasi, Mykonos, Piraeus, Katakolon and Corfu, Greece; and Dubrovnik, Croatia. The maiden voyage will end in Venice. The new ship will then sail both Greek Isles and Grand Mediterranean itineraries before repositioning to Fort Lauderdale in October 2007. Agents can also expect the launch of Royal Princess, now sailing as Swan Hellenic's Minerva II, the ship will feature 12-day "Elite Mediterranean" itineraries in 2007, including Princess' first time calls at the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Ravenna, Italy; Split, Croatia; Kotor, Montenegro; and Canakkale, Turkey. Royal Princess will also operate Princess' first call at St. Barthelemy in the Caribbean during a transAtlantic sailing. Throughout the summer of 2007, Grand Princess, Star Princess and Sea Princess will operate in northern European waters. The line also plans to return to the Holy Land for the first time in several years. Visit [].