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Sky Princess Arrives in Southampton Ahead the UK Summer Seacation Season

Jul 23, 2021

Today Princess Cruises’ ship Sky Princess arrived In Southampton on a gorgeous summer morning ahead of her debute for the UK Summer Seacation season. At the helm of the ship is Captain Tuvo who, together with all the amazing Princess crew on board, will welcome guests back starting next month.

The Gladiator Captain at the helm of Princess Cruises newest ship Discovery Princess

Jul 22, 2021

Princess Cruises has announced the opening team of senior officers for the newest ship Discovery Princess set to debute in spring 2022. Once the ship is completed by the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, Captain Gennaro Arma will officially bring the ship into service from the shipyard in Monfalcone. 

Princess Cruises Announces Plans to Resume Cruising from U.S. With 8 Ships

Jun 18, 2021

Princess Cruises announced the restart of cruise operations out of several U.S. ports starting from September 2021. The cruise line plans to start voyages from the ports of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Ft. Lauderdale with eight ships. 

Princess Cruises global ambassador Gavin MacLeod 'Captain Stubing' dies

May 30, 2021

Gavin MacLeod the beloved Captain Merrill Stubing on the hit show “The Love Boat” and Princess Cruises' global ambassador has passed away early Saturday morning at his home In Palm Desert, age 90. 

Princess Cruises released a statement this afternoon honoring MacLeod's legacy.

Majestic Princess Crew Receive COVID-19 Vaccines

May 22, 2021

Over 200 crew members currently on board the cruise ship Majestic Princess received COVID-19 vaccinations at the Port of Los Angeles World Cruise Center. In partnership with The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Ports America, and Metro Cruise Services, Ambulnz administered 221 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Letter from Myanmar Crew to the Cruise Lines – Don't leave us in this storm

Apr 20, 2021

Like many nations struggling with the Covid-19 pandemic, Myanmar faces additional destabilizing risks from the military coup. Cruise ship crew members from this country shared their concerns about the current situation and worries that this might affect their next sign-on date. In hopes that the cruise lines will not forget them they sent an open letter voicing their concerns.

Crew members embark on the Diamond Princess in Manila

Mar 26, 2021

Today Diamond Princess collected crew members from the Philippines and senior officers from other nationalities which will be later transferred to other Carnival Corp. cruise ships in the region.

P&O and Princess Cruises To Start UK Cruises This Summer For Vaccinated Pax

Mar 20, 2021

P&O and Princess Cruises announced a series of short itineraries sailing from the United Kingdom this Summer with strict corona vaccination requirements. Only British citizens are allowed to board the ships, with proof that they've been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Princess Cruises Discovery Princess Floats Out

Mar 18, 2021

The float out ceremony of the cruise ship Discovery Princess, took place today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. The 145,000 gross tons Discovery Princess is the sixth ship of the Royal class, built on the basis of the successful project for Princess Cruises, further consolidating Fincantieri's long-time partnership with Carnival Corporation. The shipyard will now start Interior fittings, leading the vessel to delivery, scheduled for 2022.

Alaska 2021 Cruise Season on Ice - Cruise Lines Statements and Reaction from Alaska Congressional Delegation

Feb 05, 2021

The new Interim orders announced by the Canadian Minister of Transport, the Honorable Omar Alghabra, banning cruise ships in Canadian waters until February 28, 2022 has put Alaska cruise season on ice. The big reason why the latest Canadian ban on cruise ship impacts Alaska season is that there is no getting to Alaska without stops being made in Canada. The Jones Act requires foreign-flagged cruise ships to stop at a foreign port between U.S.

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