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Enchanted Princess makes inaugural call at Southampton port

Article-Enchanted Princess makes inaugural call at Southampton port

Enchanted Princess' staff captain Raffaele Di Martino and ABP's port director Alastair Welch at the plaque and key exchange ceremony
Enchanted Princess arrived at Southampton port today for the first time in its history with the traditional plaque and key ceremony held onboard the Princess Cruises vessel.

Attending the festivities were Associated British Ports’ (ABP) port director Alastair Welch and Enchanted Princess’ staff captain Raffaele Di Martino. Remarked Welch, ‘It is a great pleasure to welcome Enchanted Princess to the Port of Southampton and meet the staff captain Di Martino and the Princess team.

‘It’s clear from taking a look around the ship today that a fantastic experience awaits passengers.

‘We’re looking forward to welcoming Enchanted Princess throughout the summer and we are really pleased to welcome four ships from the Princess fleet to Southampton this year.’

The 3,660-passenger ship joined the Princess fleet in November 2021. From today, it will offer 13 new voyages from Southampton ranging from four to 14 nights.

An impressive welcome

Thanking ABP for welcoming Enchanted Princess to Southampton, Di Martino said, ‘It is an honour for us to call for the first time to this special port. We were impressed by the welcome we had from the crew port side and we look forward to sailing from Southampton this summer for a season of Europe cruises on Enchanted Princess.’


Enchanted Princess’ itineraries from Southampton include short cruises and longer voyages to the Canary Islands, Mediterranean, Scandinavia, Norway and Iceland. Sky Princess, Emerald Princess and Island Princess will also homeport in Southampton this summer. 

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