Princess Cruises has announced its 2016 Europe program with five ships sailing to over 130 destinations. Guests can choose from itineraries ranging from three to 48 days and on ships ranging from the Royal Princess and Regal Princess; to the Caribbean Princess and Emerald Princess; and its small ship, Pacific Princess.
The 2016 season includes the cruise line’s return to the Canary Islands and many maiden ports of call for Princess in Croatia, Ireland, Norway and Scotland.
All 2016 Europe cruises open for bookings on March 19, 2015.
“Princess has long been hailed as offering the best cruise itineraries and we’re not resting on our laurels,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. “We have many unique and first-time offerings for the 2016 Europe cruise season to appeal to both novice and avid cruisers. We’ve combined the best destinations with our signature onboard innovations like Movies Under the Stars, The Sanctuary and our new Discovery at Sea program to create the most rejuvenating retreats at sea possible for vacation-goers who want to explore this fascinating region.”
Highlights of the Princess Cruises 2016 Europe program include:
Royal Princess will sail on a variety of seven-, 14-, 21- and 28-day cruises from Barcelona, Rome and Athens.
Pacific Princess will offer a variety of 12-day voyages from Rome, Venice and Barcelona and feature a mix of marquee ports with off-the-beaten-path ports.
The Emerald Princess will be based in London (Southampton) to offer two-week Mediterranean Adventurer sailings. Emerald Princess will also sail to the Canary Islands on 11-day voyages, visiting four island destinations in the Canaries and Madeira and Vigo, Spain.
Scandinavia & Russia Cruises
Regal Princess returns to Northern Europe, for popular 11-day cruise vacations to Scandinavia & Russia featuring two full days in St. Petersburg, Russia. Joining her in the region, Emerald Princess will sail select 14-day cruises through the Baltic Sea.
British Isles Cruises
Caribbean Princess will visit destinations in the U.K., Ireland and Scotland.
Pacific Princess will offer an all-new way to explore the British Isles on 14-day Irish Counties and Scottish Highlands voyages from London (Dover). The itinerary includes maiden port calls in Ullapool, Scotland and Galway, along the western coast of Ireland.
Iceland & Norway Cruises
Both Emerald Princess and Pacific Princess will offer North Cape voyages to the Arctic Circle around the summer solstice.
Pacific Princess will also offer 14-day Iceland & Norway itineraries visiting off-the-beaten path ports in Iceland and the Shetland Islands. She will also cross to the land of fire and ice on a Transatlantic crossing featuring Iceland.