Princess Cruises returning to Australia
Princess Cruises has revealed latest deployment plans for cruises this year from the United States and beyond, including a planned return to service in Australia.
A return to cruising in Australia
In anticipation that Australian Federal and State Governments will soon welcome the return of cruising, Princess is announcing plans for Coral Princess return to service in June 2022, with roundtrip Brisbane itineraries.
They call at destinations in Queensland and New South Wales.
In August, Coral Princess will position to Sydney and depart on a new 12-night voyage calling at Queensland and the Conflict Islands in Papua New Guinea, before resuming the previously announced Australia & New Zealand program for the 2022/2023 season.
Additionally, Majestic Princess will sail roundtrip from Sydney on a new Queensland voyage in February 2023 at the end of the season.
As a result of these changes, previously published itineraries through April 2023 on Diamond Princess and Royal Princess will be cancelled.
Guests affected by these cancellations will be notified.
Princess returns to Galveston
After six years, Princess returns to homeport cruising from Texas.
Ruby Princess will sail from December 2022 to April 2023 on a series of cruises out of Galveston ranging from five to 11 nights, calling mainly to destinations in the Western Caribbean.
The ship will also sail through the Panama Canal on two 16-night, ocean-to-ocean transits between Galveston and San Francisco.
Cruises from San Diego
From September 2022 through February 2023, cruising in California expands with a return to San Diego.
Diamond Princess will be joining the fleet of west coast-based ships with a series of brand-new itineraries ranging from five to 16 nights and calling at ports along the Mexican Riviera, California Coast, and Hawaiian Islands.
In addition, the ship will sail a unique 20-night cruise to Central America, roundtrip from San Diego in November 2022.
New San Francisco hometown ship
Royal Princess moves to San Francisco for the West Coast 2022/2023 season, with roundtrip cruises to Hawaii, Mexico, and the California Coast.
Arriving in September 2022, after completing an Alaska season, Royal Princess will initially sail from San Francisco along with Ruby Princess.
In December 2022, Ruby Princess relocates to Galveston and Royal Princess becomes the official homeport ship of San Francisco for the remainder of the 2022/2023 season.
“Deploying these three ships in service over the next two months will mark the return of the entire Princess fleet, once our highly anticipated return to Australia is approved by local authorities,” said John Padgett, Princess Cruises president.
“Returning a ship to San Diego gives more options for our west coast guests and Galveston makes a Princess cruise easily accessible to millions of Texans.”