Princess Cruises has announced its 2017 European voyages, including the inaugural sailings of Majestic Princess, the line’s newest ship.
The 3,560-guest vessel will launch in April 2017 and will sail from Barcelona, Athens and Rome in its maiden season. As of July 2017, the ship will be based in China year-round.
The 3,080-passenger Crown Princess will be based in Southampton from April-September and offer seven and 14-night round-trip cruises across Europe including to the Mediterranean and Scandinavia.
Royal Princess, which was launched in 2013, will feature new 11-day Grand Mediterranean and 10-day western Mediterranean cruises combinable for a 21-day Grand Mediterranean Collection voyage, while Regal Princess, which launched last year, returns to northern Europe for cruises to Scandinavia and Russia.
The line also announced its largest British Isles season ever with 12 departures on the 3,140-guest Caribbean Princess. The 680-passenger Pacific Princess will sail on round trips out of Dover from June to September on northern Europe itineraries.
Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises’ president, said: “Princess is known for offering the best cruise itineraries around the globe and our 2017 Europe season is sure to inspire our guests with our newest and largest ships in the Mediterranean and northern Europe.
“We’re especially excited to debut Majestic Princess in the Mediterranean before she officially sails to Asia for her maiden China cruise season.”