Princess Cruises has announced the itinerary schedule for their 2018 season in the Mediterranean and northern Europe. The cruises also feature the line’s new “Local Connections” program, featuring enriching experiences both aboard and ashore that connect guests with local experts.
The Local Connections program connects Princess’ port partners with guests aboard their ships. Travelers will be able to take suggestions and advice from locals who love their destination, as well as listen to onboard speakers, take new tours, and utilize new port guides and walking maps.
New for 2018
Sapphire Princess will make her maiden call to the British Isles and the Mediterranean out of London, in addition to a 38-day maiden voyage between Singapore and London. The ship will also make the cruise line’s first port of call to Skagen, Denmark.
There will also be new 12-day British Isles cruises, round trip from Paris/Normandy aboard Royal Princess. As part of Princess’ More Ashore program offering more time in port, a 12-day European Capitals voyage aboard Pacific Princess features an overnight in Amsterdam and late departure from Antwerp.
Crown Princess will head out on 55 cruises featuring 13 unique itineraries, including 27 destinations throughout the Aegean and Mediterranean. All 7-day voyages from Rome to Athens will stop in Salerno, Kotor, Corfu, Crete, and Mykonos. The ships 11-day cruises from Barcelona to Rome visit Marseille, Florence/Pisa, Katakolon, Mykonos, Santorini, Kotor, and Naples.
Sapphire Princess will also offer 14-day cruises from London to the western Mediterranean, with later departures from Barcelona.
With 12 to 28-day voyages aboard Pacific Princess, guests will visit a wide variety of destinations, including Croatia, Greece, Malta, and Monte Carlo, with overnight stays in Venice on 12-day cruises.
New for 2018, Royal Princess will offer 12-day roundtrip British Isles cruises from Paris, in addition to roundtrips from London. Select sailings will feature overnight stays in Dublin, and all cruises will include a late departure from Belfast. Guests will have an opportunity to attend the Edinburgh Military Tattoo on select 8-day Pacific Princess and 12-day Royal Princess sailings, with overnights in Edinburgh aboard Pacific.
Sapphire Princess will make her maiden call to northern Europe, along with returning ships Regal and Pacific Princess for 11 to 14-day Scandinavia and Russia sailings from either Copenhagen or London. All will feature an overnight in St. Petersburg.
Pacific Princess will also offer roundtrips from London and visit a variety of remote northern Europe destinations in Iceland, Norway, and the Shetland Islands, in addition to a special Summer Solstice sailing visiting Spitsbergen.
Land & Sea Vacations
Guests sailing with Princess can enhance their travel in Europe with four Land & Sea options, which combine certain sailings with a fully-escorted land tour. Choices include Paris and the French Countryside; Ireland’s Ring of Kerry; Classic Italy visiting popular sites in Venice, Florence, and Rome; and Imperial Treasures of Budapest, Vienna, Prague, and Berlin.
These 2018 European sailings will be open for sale on December 1, 2016.