Two Princess Ships Return to Service
Two Princess cruise ships are returning to service this week, both to begin a season of Alaska voyages.
Royal Princess set sail from Vancouver on Monday, beginning a schedule of one-way voyages this summer between Vancouver and Whittier. Crown Princess is set to depart this Saturday from Seattle, beginning a season of roundtrip seven-night Inside Passage voyages through September 10.
By the end of this week, Princess will have 12 of its 15 ships in passenger service. The entire fleet is set to be back by the end of September.
Cunard Announces 2023-24 Schedule
Cunard has announced its October 2023 to May 2024 schedule, which will include voyages ranging from two to 108 nights visiting 51 different countries.
The line’s newest ship, Queen Anne, will set sail from Southampton on her maiden seven-night voyage on January 4, 2024. On January 27, the vessel will operate a 35-night transatlantic and Caribbean voyage, also out of Southampton.
Another season highlight includes a 107-night world cruise departing January 11 from Southampton on Queen Victoria.
Bookings for Cunard’s 2023-2024 season will open later this month.
Wonder of the Seas Arrives in Barcelona
Royal Caribbean’s newest ship Wonder of the Seas has arrived in Barcelona ahead of her summer Mediterranean season. The world’s largest cruise ship will offer seven-night voyages from Barcelona and Rome, with destinations in Italy, France, and Spain.
Wonder will be one of eight Royal Caribbean ships sailing in Europe this coming season.
In November, the ship will head back to the U.S. to sail year-round from Port Canaveral, operating Caribbean and Bahamas voyages.