Royal Princess Joining P&O Cruises

Princess Cruises will soon bid farewell to Royal Princess, the 710-passenger ship that joined the fleet in 2007. The ship will transfer to sister company, U.K.-based P&O Cruises, in May 2011 and be renamed Adonia.

Royal Princess’ five sailings in April and May will be cancelled; in place of these, a 26-day South Pacific and Andes Explorer cruise will be offered prior to the transfer.
The transfer of Royal Princess means there will be one less Princess ship in Alaska for the 2011 season, though full details are not yet available.  During summer 2010, the ship will sail on a 14-day roundtrip “Connoisseur” cruises from Seattle to Alaska.
The following 2011 sailings are being cancelled:
•         April 6, 2011      10-day Tahiti & Polynesia
•         April 16, 2011    10-day Tahiti & Polynesia
•         April 26, 2011    12-day Hawaii & Tahiti
•         May 8, 2011       10-day Hawaiian Islands
•         May 18, 2011     1-day coastal

The new 26-day cruise that replaces these sailings will depart April 6, 2011 and travel between Papeete, Tahiti and Fort Lauderdale. Ports of call will include Bora Bora, Moorea, Pitcairn Island (for scenic cruising), Easter Island, Pisco (San Martin), Lima (Callao for Machu Picchu overland excursion), Quito (Manta), Panama Canal Transit, San Blas, and Limón. Fares begin at $4,145 per person, double occupancy.
The ship will then go into a drydock in the Bahamas to change its livery prior to joining the P&O Cruises fleet.