Six Princess ships head to Europe in 2015

Princess Cruises is increasing its European presence, with the deployment of six ships to the region in 2015.

The line’s two newest ships, Regal Princess and Royal Princess will sail Scandinavia, Russia and the British Isles itineraries, while Island Princess will cruise in the Mediterranean for the first time.

The three ships join Emerald Princess, Caribbean Princess and Ocean Princess, which are regularly used on Northern European, Mediterranean, Black Sea, Aegean and Baltic Sea voyages.

Princess Cruises president Jan Schwartz said the 2015 season will be a “great year” for cruisers to visit Europe with the line’s newest and largest ships in the region.

“We’re presenting passengers with a rich variety of itinerary options,” he said.

Princess Cruises’ 2015 Europe program features 45 itineraries.

Highlights include Regal Princess’ 11-day Scandinavia and Russia cruises departing from Copenhagen. They feature two days in St Petersburg and are priced from $2,219 per person twin share for 2 May 2015 departure.

There’s also Emerald Princess’ 21-night Mediterranean voyages from Barcelona. The cruise takes guests to Rome and Athens and is priced from $3,719 per person twin share for the 9 May 2015 departure.

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