Diamond Princess will sail from San Diego — it had been scheduled for Japan and Singapore — while Ruby Princess will sail from Galveston. Royal Princess will replace Ruby Princess in San Francisco. And Coral Princess will restart in Australia as the cruise ban lifts there.
As a result of these changes, published itineraries through April 2023 on Diamond Princess and Royal Princess to Japan, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, as well as two Ruby Princess Panama Canal sailings in February 2023 and select voyages on Majestic Princess in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific from February to May 2023 are canceled.
After six years, Princess returns to homeport cruising from Texas. Ruby Princess will sail from December to April on a series of five- to 11-day cruises from Galveston, mainly to the western Caribbean. The ship will also sail through the Panama Canal on two 16-day transits between Galveston and San Francisco.
From this September through February 2023, Diamond Princess will join the US West Coast fleet with new cruises from San Diego. These five- to 16-day cruises will visit the Mexican Riviera, California coast and Hawaii. In addition, Diamond Princess will sail a 20-day cruise to Central America, round-trip San Diego, in November.
New San Francisco hometown ship
Royal Princess moves to San Francisco for the West Coast 2022/23 season, with round-trip cruises to Hawaii, Mexico and the California coast. Arriving in September after completing its Alaska season, the ship will initially sail from San Francisco along with Ruby Princess. In December, when Ruby Princess relocates to Galveston, Royal Princess becomes San Francisco's official hometown ship for the remainder of the 2022/23 season.
Australia, at last
With Australia soon opening to international cruising, Coral Princess will return to service in June with round-trip Brisbane itineraries ranging from three to 12 days calling at destinations in Queensland and New South Wales. In August the ship will position to Sydney for a new 12-day voyage calling at Queensland and the Conflict Islands in Papua New Guinea, before resuming the previously announced Australia/New Zealand program for the 2022/23 season.
Additionally, Majestic Princess will sail round-trip Sydney on a new Queensland voyage in February 2023 at the end of its already published season. Full details will be announced on March 17.
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