The name of the sixth Royal Class ship for Princess Cruises is: Discovery Princess. The cruise line has released the name of the new ship along with details on its inaugural itineraries in Europe, the Caribbean, South America, Mexico and the California Coast for the 2021 – 2022 cruise season. The Discovery Princess will be the first new ship for the cruise line to be based on the West Coast, sailing out of Los Angeles.
Designed from the ground up as a Princess MedallionClass ship, the 3,660-passenger Discovery Princess is currently under construction at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. Billed as an evolution of the design platform used for the cruise line’s previous Royal Class ships, the new vessel will debut November 3, 2021, on a seven-day Mediterranean & Aegean inaugural cruise from Rome (Civitavecchia) to Athens. Bookings open October 8, 2019.
Following its inaugural cruise, the ship will sail itineraries in Mediterranean, Caribbean and South America before arriving in Los Angeles for its West Coast debut, sailing to Mexico and the California Coast. Highlights include:
Mediterranean: The ship will sail eight itineraries in the Mediterranean, sailing to 19 destinations in eight countries and ranging in length from seven to 21 days. Guests can choose to sail from Rome, Athens or Barcelona, with More Ashore late-night calls available in Barcelona, Genoa (Milan) and Mykonos on select itineraries.
Caribbean: Here the ship will sail six holiday voyages, four, eight or 16 days in length, to eight destinations in seven countries. Tortola will be a new port of call for the line, and in the Southern Caribbean the ship will sail to all three ABC islands.
South America: In this region the ship will sail to 22 destinations in 11 countries on six departures, including a 50-day voyage from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles. More Ashore late-night calls will be available in Rio de Janeiro (overnight), Buenos Aires and Lima (overnight).
Mexico and the California Coast: The ship will make its West Coast debut in Los Angeles on March 1, 2022, after which guests can sail to Mexico on a five-day cruise with an overnight stay in Cabo San Lucas or on a seven-day Mexican Riviera cruise. A seven-day Classic California Coast itinerary will have More Ashore late-night calls in San Francisco and San Diego, as well as a sail under the Golden Gate Bridge.
Princess past guests are eligible for a reduced deposit of 10 percent when booking through February 29, 2020. Additionally, guests booking the 50-day South America Connoisseur voyage will receive onboard credit, complimentary gratuities and complimentary Wi-Fi.