Princess Cruises to increase deployment in Europe and Japan
Princess Cruises has announced that 2020 will be its biggest UK and European season, with three ships sailing a full season out of Southampton for the first time.
The line has also revealed that its newest ship, Enchanted Princess, will be named in Southampton in June 2020 – the first Princess vessel to be named in the UK since Royal Princess in 2013. It will then be deployed in the Mediterranean.
European capacity will increase in 2020 by 15 per cent on 2019. The 3,080-guest Crown Princess will sail for more than 150 days from Southampton, from May to November, sailing to the Mediterranean, Canary Islands and Northern Europe, while the 2,200-guest Island Princess will spend June to October sailing from Southampton to Northern Europe and the 3,560-guest Regal Princess will head round Britain from May to September.
Princess Cruises’ smallest ship, the 670-guest Pacific Princess, will join the six ships currently operating across Europe and the UK. She will sail from June to October on a series of Mediterranean voyages departing from the Italian cities of Rome and Venice.
Meanwhile, the cruise line will also be operating its longest-ever season in Japan, with sailings from May 2021 to April 2022. Throughout the year, Diamond Princess will offer 48 different itineraries from the Japanese ports of Tokyo and Kobe, covering 44 destinations in four countries.
Maritime Business World