Three More Princess Cruises Ships Return to Service

Princess Cruises has announced that three more of its ships are returning to service, including Crown Princess, Island Princess and Royal Princess. This return marks a total of 12 ships, and 80 percent of the fleet, to have resumed cruising since July 2021.

Celebrating the 55th anniversary of the cruise line sailing to the Panama Canal, Island Princess departed on a 14-day “Ocean-to-Ocean Panama Canal” itinerary from Ft. Lauderdale to Los Angeles on April 27. It will return on a subsequent cruise from Los Angeles to Ft. Lauderdale on May 11. Later, it will sail to Europe for the British Isles, Northern Europe (including Iceland and the Arctic Circle) and Mediterranean voyages.

Royal Princess departed Vancouver on May 2 for back-to-back northbound and southbound cruises to Whittier (Anchorage), offering the “Voyage of the Glaciers” itinerary. Every cruise includes two days of glacier viewing, including Glacier Bay National Park and Hubbard Glacier (southbound) or College Fjord (northbound). Ports of call include Juneau, Ketchikan and Skagway. These cruises can also be combined with one of the 20 “cruisetour” options with land tours to Denali National Park and Princess Wilderness Lodges.

Crown Princess is scheduled to depart from Seattle on May 7 for 19 seven-day “Inside Passage” cruises to Alaska through September 10. Later, it will move to Los Angeles for a season of California Coast and Hawaii sailings.

Additionally, Coral Princess, Diamond Princess and Sapphire Princess are expected to return to schedule on June 16, September 1 and September 24, 2022 respectively.

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