Princess opens sales for five-ship Europe program in 2021

Stonehenge is accessible from the new Princess destination, Portland PHOTO: Princess Cruises

In its earliest-ever launch of a Europe program, Princess Cruises announced a five-ship season in 2021 covering destinations in the Mediterranean, British Isles, Scandinavia/Russia, Norway/Iceland and trans-Atlantic.

Every ship will feature Princess MedallionClass vacations, enabled by the wearable OceanMedallion to personalize service.

New ships

New ships Enchanted Princess and Sky Princess are joined by Crown Princess, Island Princess and Grand Princess, with a total of 180 departures on 63 unique itineraries to 108 destinations in 31 countries.

Among the highlights, Enchanted Princess will sail throughout the Mediterranean with combinable seven- , 11- , 14- or 21-day departures from Barcelona, Civitavecchia (Rome) and Piraeus (Athens), with Istanbul on select departures.

Northern Europe highlights include Sky Princess to the Baltic on 11-day Scandinavia/Russia sailings from Copenhagen.

New stop Portland

Crown Princess sails 12-day British Isles cruises from Southampton and Le Havre and features Dublin, Edinburgh and, on select sailings, Portland, new for Princess and giving access to Stonehenge.

Island Princess sails the length and breadth of Europe including two voyages to Israel and, new for 2021, a 16-day Iceland/Greenland itinerary with stops including Reykjavik and Akureyri, Iceland, and Nanortalik and Qaqortoq, Greenland.

Hamburg for Oktoberfest

Multiple ships call at marquee cities during popular festival times. Island Princess and Crown Princess both visit Scotland during the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and, new for 2021, Island Princess calls Hamburg during Oktoberfest.

Grand Princess sails round-trip Southampton to Norway, Scandinavia/Russia, the Mediterranean and on a special 24-day crossing to Canada/New England in the fall.

Midnight sun and summer solstice

Grand Princess and Island Princess each sail to the top of the world during the summer solstice on June 21, 2021, the longest day of the year, to where the sun never sets on 14- or 16-day ‘Land of the Midnight Sun & Summer Solstice’ cruises.

Cultural immersion abounds with select sailings giving access to UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Acropolis in Athens and Ephesus from Kusadasi. Discovery, Discovery Family, Animal Planet and Bon Appetit excursions enrich the experiences. And Princess offers ‘More Ashore’ late-night and overnight stays in 30 ports.

Cruise-tour combos

Several Mediterranean and Northern Europe cruises can be combined with a multi-night land tour. Examples are ‘Classic Italy’ (Florence and Rome) and ‘Imperial Treasures’ (Budapest, Vienna and Prague, plus Berlin before cruising to Scandinavia and Russia).

‘Highlights of Spain’ offers overnights in Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona, while ‘Ring of Kerry’ has overnights in Limerick, Killarney and Cork.

Early booking promotion

Captain’s Circle members (past passengers) can save up to $200 per person (not applicable to third/fourth berths), an offer that’s combinable with launch and group promotions. Additionally, a reduced deposit is available for Captain’s Circle members when they book by Dec. 31, 2019.

 

Posted 14 August 2019

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