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Princess Cruises expanding to a new homeport: Canaveral

Caribbean Princess will operate a winter season from Port Canaveral starting in late November 2024
For the first time ever, Princess Cruises will homeport in Central Florida with Caribbean Princess starting in late 2024.

The ship will operate eastern and western Caribbean cruises for the winter season.

These will range from a four-day Turks and Caicos getaway on Nov. 27 to six-day eastern Caribbean with Turks and Caicos cruises and eight-day eastern and western Caribbean itineraries with such destinations as Cozumel, Costa Maya, Roatán's Mahogany Bay, St. Thomas, St. Maarten and San Juan. Fourteen-day combinations are possible, too. 

Port Canaveral is part of the expansion of Princess Cruises' US presence to offer new options that travelers can conveniently access from major drive markets like Central Florida.

'An easy choice'

'The combination of a vibrant Central Florida community, exceptional flight options into Orlando International Airport and great pre-cruise and post-cruise experience options makes Port Canaveral an easy choice,' Princess Cruises President John Padgett said.


From left, Canaveral Port Authority Chairman Kevin Markey, Princess President John Padgett, Port Canaveral CEO Capt. John Murray and Princess SVP Terry Thornton

'Our collaboration with Princess Cruises marks an exciting milestone for us,' added Capt. John Murray, Port Canaveral CEO. 'The fleet of ships homeported at Port Canaveral continues to grow with next year’s arrival of Caribbean Princess. We’re looking forward to providing a high-quality experience for our new cruise partners and their cruise guests.'