Grand Princess to homeport in Singapore for the first time

Grand Princess, pictured, will replace Sapphire Princess in Singapore

Princess Cruises will homeport the 2,600-passenger Grand Princess for the first time in Singapore during the 2020/21 season.

The ship will sail four- to 21-day cruises around Southeast Asia to destinations including Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia, from December 2020 to March 2021.

53-day Pacific crossing

Before its new homeport assignment, Grand Princess will sail on a 53-day ‘Pacific Crossing & Asia’ cruise that starts at Vancouver, BC, and visits 26 ports before arriving in Singapore on Dec. 10, 2020. It’s also possible to embark at Los Angeles and to disembark/embark in Shanghai.

Late-night calls

Several late-night port calls will be offered, in Honolulu, Osaka, Nagasaki, Seoul, Shanghai and Hong Kong, with an overnight in Tianjin (for Beijing).

Farriek Tawfik, director, Southeast Asia, for Princess, called the Grand Princess program an ‘opportunity to deliver new enriching experiences, creating excitement and sparking interest among guests while providing travel advisors with a brand new product to add to their portfolios.’

MedallionClass ship

Grand Princess makes its debut in Singapore as a MedallionClass ship and will replace Sapphire Princess to mark the cruise line’s seventh homeporting season in Singapore.

 

Posted 11 July 2019

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