Princess reveals name of next Royal-Class ships

Announcement comes days ahead of delivery of Sky Princess in Italy

Reservations have opened for Princess Cruises‘ newest ship, Discovery Princess. Set to launch in November 2021, the 3,660-passenger ship will the newest addition to Princess Cruises’ Royal-Class fleet and will sail through Europe, South America, Mexico and the Californian coastline its its debut season in 2021/2022.

Discovery Princess will be the first-ever new Princess Cruise based on the US West Coast, offering departures from Los Angeles. Her inaugural cruise will sail on 3 November 2021 on a seven-day sailing from Rome to Athens.

“The ship will feature an evolution of the design platform used for the cruise line’s previous Royal-Class ships,” Princess Cruises said.

The inaugural season includes 30 departures on 21 unique itineraries to more than 50 destinations in 23 countries. Highlights include:

Mediterranean: Eight itinerary options in the Mediterranean, sailing to 19 destinations in eight countries, and ranging in length from seven to 21 days. Guests can choose to sail from Rome, Athens or Barcelona. More Ashore late-night calls are offered in Barcelona, Genoa (Milan), and Mykonos on select itineraries. Cruise departure dates: 3, 10, 17 and 24 November, 2021.

Caribbean: Six holiday voyages, ranging from four, eight or 16 days, cruising to eight destinations in seven countries visiting the Eastern Caribbean with a new port of call in Tortula and Southern Caribbean sailing to all three ABC islands. Cruise departure dates: 9, 13, 21, 29 December, 2021.

South America: Sailing to 22 destinations in 11 countries on six departures, including a 50-day voyage from Ft. Lauderdale to Los Angeles. More Ashore late night calls include Rio de Janeiro (overnight), Buenos Aires and Lima (overnight). Departure dates: 6 and 24 January and 7 February, 2022.

Mexico and the California Coast: Discovery Princess makes her West Coast debut in Los Angeles on 1 March, 2022. Guests can set sail to the sunny beaches of Mexico on a 5-day cruise with an overnight stay in Cabo San Lucas or on a 7-day Mexican Riveria cruise. Guest can then enjoy the beauty of the scenic California coastline on a 7-day Classic California Coast with More Ashore in San Francisco and San Diego including the unique experiences of sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge. Departure dates: 1, 6, 13 March; 3, 10 April and 1 May, 2022.

Three new Royal-class ships are currently on order with the next new ship under construction, Sky Princess, scheduled for delivery in October 2019, followed by Enchanted Princess in June 2020.


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