The voyage is 111 days and departs from either Fort Lauderdale on January 3, 2021 or Los Angeles on January 17, 2021. The sailing will take place on the 2,200-guest Island Princess and visit 50 destinations in 32 countries, across six continents including Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, South America and North America. The ship will sail a total of 40,000 miles.
Princess Cruises is also offering a 97-day world segment, departing Los Angeles on January 17, 2021 as well as shorter, multi-day segments along the course of the sailing.
With over 700 balconies, Island Princess will accommodate more guests on the voyage than any previous Princess world cruise and offer a range of the line’s signature features such as a luxury bed in each stateroom, a selection of casual and speciality dining venues and Princess’ original production shows.
UK guests who would like to experience shorter, closer-to-home cruises on Island Princess can do so next year, as the ship will make regular Southampton departures to northern Europe from June – October.
World cruise guests will hear from a variety of guest speakers including authors, artists and explorers as part of Princess’ ‘Encounters with Discovery’ speaker series.
Highlights of the 2021 world cruise include:
· Visits to 25 UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Great Barrier Reef in Australia; Petra in Jordan, one of the modern seven wonders of the world; the city of Ephesus in Turkey; and Rabat in Morocco
· Maiden ports of call including Gynthion, Greece; New Plymouth, New Zealand; and Mindelo, Cape Verde Islands
· An optional overland excursion to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in the Australian Outback, home of the iconic Ayers Rock
· Late-night stays in 14-ports including Honolulu, Singapore, Tahiti and Barcelona
· Overnight stays in Dubai and Venice
Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises’ president, said: “First-day bookings for our 2021 World Cruise were extraordinary and this record-setting day further demonstrates that our guests value travel experiences to explore new places and cultures.”
Prices for the 2021 world cruise on Island Princess start from £17,639 per person for the 111-day sailing and from £14,669 per person for the 97-day sailing.
Customers booking the 111-day or 97-day voyages before November 30, 2019 will receive early booking perks such as onboard credit* and complimentary gratuities, WiFi, wine and speciality dining.
Captain’s Circle loyalty club members are eligible for savings of up to £500 per person.
For more information or to book visitwww.princess.com, call 0344 338 8663 or contact your local travel agent.
About Princess Cruises
One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global premium cruise line and tour company operating a fleet of 17 modern cruise ships, carrying two million guests each year on 170 itineraries to more than 380 destinations around the globe, including the Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal, Mexican Riviera, Europe, South America, Australia/New Zealand, the South Pacific, Hawaii, Asia, Canada/New England and World Cruises. Itineraries range in length from three to 111 days.
In 2017 Princess Cruises, with parent company Carnival Corporation, introduced MedallionClass cruises enabled by the Ocean Medallion – the cruises industry’s most advanced wearable device, provided free to each guest sailing on a MedallionClass ship. The award-winning innovation offers the fastest way to a hassle-free, personalised cruise, giving guests more opportunity to enjoy their time onboard. Ocean Medallion will be activated on five ships by the end of 2019. An activation plan will continue across the global fleet in 2020 and beyond.
Princess Cruises continues its multi-year, “Come Back New Promise” – a £330 million-pound product innovation and cruise ship renovation campaign that will continue to enhance the line’s onboard guest experience. These product innovations include partnerships with award-winning Chef Curtis Stone; shows created in partnership with Broadway-legend Stephen Schwartz; immersive activities for the whole family from Discovery and Animal Planet from exclusive shore excursions to onboard activities; the ultimate sleep at sea with the award-winning Princess Luxury Bed and more.
Three new Royal-class ships are currently on order with the next new ship, Sky Princess, under construction scheduled for delivery in October 2019. Princess recently announced that two new (LNG) ships which will be the largest ships in the Princess fleet, accommodating approximately 4,300 guests with expected delivery in 2023 and 2025. Princess now has five ships arriving over the next six years between 2019 & 2025. The company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE:CUK).
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