Easier Access to Princess Cruises in Florida with Improved Train Service

Princess Cruises and passenger rail company Brightline made it easier for guests to catch their sailings in Fort Lauderdale and Port Canaveral (Orlando).

Brightline and Princess
(Photo courtesy Princess Cruises)

The two companies are offering a “Rail and Sail” Program. It allows cruisers to book a Princess cruise and train tickets to their port of embarkation while enjoying discounts and a more seamless experience. 

Passengers of Princess Cruises get to travel in brand-new train cars designed with the Love Boat’s branding. Brightline’s 5 Florida terminals will also have the same look and feel. 

Brightline’s rail service is available at two price points: Smart and Premium. Savvy passengers can enjoy handstitched leather seats with multiple ports for USB and power connections. In addition to these features, the Premium service comes with Premium Lounge access and free food and beverages.

(Photo courtesy Princess Cruises)

Aside from shorter travel times than other modes of transport, one of the Rail and Sail’s most attractive offers is the luggage express service. Instead of passengers transferring their luggage from the train to the port, their bags will be securely moved to their cruise ship staterooms, ready for arrival. This additional service is available for $35 per bag.

Princess Cruises President John Padgett noted the added convenience for customers. “A Princess cruise is already the best value in travel and this new partnership with Brightline makes it even easier and more enjoyable to sail with us from the top-rated ports in South and Central Florida,” he said.

(Photo courtesy Princess Cruises)

Passengers of the cruise line can select from 16 daily roundtrip transfers between Fort Lauderdale and Florida:

  • Northbound trains from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando, with stops at West Palm Beach and Boca Raton
  • Southbound trains from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale, with stops at Boca Raton and West Palm Beach
  • Aventura and downtown Miami trains that stop at Orlando and Fort Lauderdale

Princess Cruises will provide complimentary motorcoach services to guests to move between its embarkation terminals and Brightline’s Fort Lauderdale and Orlando stations.

Love Boat cruises from Fort Lauderdale and Port Canaveral

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Caribbean Princess docked in Port Everglades (Photo via Port Everglades)

From Fort Lauderdale, cruisers can take weeklong sailings to the Caribbean and longer 10—to 20-day cruises that explore the Panama Canal. 

Meanwhile, the Caribbean Princess will be the first to host a Love Boat cruise from Port Canaveral starting November 27, 2024. Four- to 14-day itineraries allow guests to experience popular Caribbean destinations like Grand Turk, St. Thomas, San Juan, Belize, and Mahogany Bay.

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