Princess’ 2026 Europe season will see five ships sailing, including the Sun Princess, Enchanted Princess, Sky Princess, Majestic Princess and Sapphire Princess.

Running March through November 2026, Princess’ 2026 European season features 59 unique itineraries, visiting 101 destinations across 29 countries, ranging from five to 42 nights.

Highlights of the Princess Europe 2026 season include an opportunity to experience the 2026 total solar eclipse; sail on the newest Princess ship – Sun Princess; the return of roundtrip cruises from Copenhagen and new itineraries from Rome.

The Princess 2026 Europe season goes on sale on May 23, 2024.

“There’s incredible demand for European vacations and we don’t see that slowing down anytime soon,” said Terry Thornton, chief commercial officer for Princess Cruises.

“Guests should book early as our best pricing will be when these cruises first go on sale. Our 2026 season delivers the best of Europe with incredible voyages visiting a mix of marquee ports, as well as smaller, off-the-beaten-path spots offering guests their very own personalized journey.” 

The announcement comes as Princess revealed it had pulled the Grand Princess from Australia and New Zealand’s 2025/26 program.

The local region will just have two ships sailing Down Under – the Crown Princess and the Discovery Princess.

Princess' 2026 Europe season

Princess2026 Europe season with new itineraries

Sun Princess, the newest ship from the line, will sail 7-, 14- and 21-night Mediterranean voyages departing from Civitavecchia (Rome), Piraeus (Athens), and Barcelona.

The 3,660-guest Sky Princess will return for its sixth year to home port in Southampton. Sky Princess takes guests on itineraries ranging from seven to 28 nights to destinations including Northern Europe, the Canary Islands, and the Mediterranean.

On August 12, 2026, Sky Princess will host a special 14-night Total Solar Eclipse Cruise which also visits France, Spain and Portugal. The cruise departs Southampton on August 8, 2026.

New for 2026 is a 28-night Northern Europe and Mediterranean itinerary sailing roundtrip Southampton. The cruise will visit areas in the Baltic and Scandinavia, before heading to water warmers.  

The ship will visit places like Skagen, Copenhagen, Stockholm (overnight), Helsinki, Tallinn and Zeebrugge (for Brussels/Bruges). It will then sail on to Cadiz (for Seville) and visit Malaga, Cartagena, Lisbon, Bilbao and much more. It departs September 12, 2026.

The 3,660-guest Enchanted Princess will sail Mediterranean itineraries roundtrip from Civitavecchia (Rome), ranging from five, seven, eight, and 14-nights.

For the first time ever, the 3,560-guest Majestic Princess is sailing roundtrip from Southampton, offering British Isles and Northern Europe itineraries ranging from 11, 12 and 14 nights. British Isles voyages take guests to historic ports across England, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland, while the Northern Europe itineraries include stops in Scandinavia, Iceland, the Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium.

Princess Cruises returns to Copenhagen after six years with the 2,670-guest Sapphire Princess, providing 12-night Northern Europe itineraries.

Before sailing from Copenhagen, Sapphire Princess sails in the Mediterranean for two months between March and April 2026, from Barcelona, plus itineraries sailing roundtrip from Civitavecchia (Rome).

What are the Cruisetours in the Princess’ 2026 Europe season?

The Princess’ 2026 Europe season also has options for guests to add extend their journey on land.

  • Madrid on the Highlights of Spain cruisetour
  • Florence and Rome on the Classic Italy cruisetour
  • Best of Greece cruisetour Ring of Kerry cruisetour 

Grand Adventures and Passages

All five ships sail ultimate transatlantic crossings, offering voyages ranging between 14- and 29-nights for Princess’ 2026 Europe. season.

More Ashore

The line will visit 19 ports and offer late-night stays on select itineraries. This includes overnight stays in stunning cities like Alta, Hamburg and Stockholm.

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