SANTA CLARITA — Princess Cruises’ new 2015-2016 Americas lineup goes on sale May 13 with sailings in the Caribbean, Canada and New England, Panama Canal, Mexico, Hawaiian Islands and West Coast, and durations ranging from three to 28 days.
One dozen ships will sail on more than 230 departures on 48 itineraries to 86 destinations. Guests will have the opportunity to sail on Princess’ two newest cruise ships to the Caribbean – Royal Princess and Regal Princess – while for the first time ever, two of the line’s largest sister ships, Crown Princess and Ruby Princess, will be positioned together on the West Coast.
Princess will also offer a nostalgic 50th anniversary cruise to Mexico and a new five-day Mexico sampler cruise with an overnight stay in Cabo San Lucas.
Regal Princess will sail on seven-day voyages roundtrip from New York to the New England ports of Newport, Boston and Bar Harbor, and the Atlantic Canadian ports of Saint John and Halifax. Caribbean Princess will sail on the line’s popular 10-day itinerary between New York and Quebec, including an overnight in Quebec.
Five ships will sail to the Caribbean from Ft. Lauderdale and Houston, including Regal Princess and Royal Princess. Regal Princess will offer both seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean voyages that can be combined for a longer cruise vacation aboard our newest vessel in the Caribbean, while Royal Princess will sail on the line’s most popular Caribbean itineraries – the 10-day Southern Caribbean Medley and 10-day Eastern Caribbean Voyager. Other ships in the Caribbean include Emerald Princess, Ocean Princess and Caribbean Princess.
Meanwhile Coral Princess and Island Princess will once again bring guests through the iconic Panama Canal. Guests can choose from either a 10-day voyage sailing roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale including partial transit of the canals, or a longer 15-day voyage between Ft. Lauderdale and Los Angeles to experience the full-transit of this wonder of engineering. Pacific Princess and Ocean Princess will also join the Panama Canal lineup.
On the West Coast, four ships will be deployed from three homeports – L.A., San Francisco and Vancouver – to Hawaii, Mexico and along the California coast.
A nostalgic 50th Anniversary cruise to Mexico, where the line first sailed, will take place on Pacific Princess departing Dec. 3, 2015 – the same day Princess Patricia departed on its first-ever cruise in 1965. The itinerary will include a blend of some ports of call from the maiden itinerary such as an overnight call in Puerto Vallarta, as well as Mazatlán and Manzanillo, with some newer destinations including La Paz and Loreto.
Crown Princess and Ruby Princess will become the largest sister ships to sail from the West Coast this season offering a variety of destination options including Mexico, Hawaii, and California Coastal voyages sailing from L.A. Grand Princess will return to San Francisco for voyages to Mexico, Hawaii and cruises along the West Coast. Star Princess will also offer voyages to Hawaii roundtrip from Vancouver during the spring and fall, in addition to cruises sailing along the West Coast.
Crown Princess will offer a fall departure of the increasingly popular 28-day Hawaii, Tahiti and South Pacific itinerary, which allows west coast guests to visit the idyllic South Pacific islands of French Polynesia and Samoa without a flight.
Three- and four- day Getaway voyages will return on three different ships with departures on Crown Princess and Ruby Princess, in addition to fall departures on Star Princess. Passengers will also have the option of an all-new five-day Getaway itinerary, offered in November and December on Star Princess that includes an overnight in Cabo San Lucas. See princess.com.