Princess Cruises has announced their 2020 program, which includes their biggest European season, debut of Enchanted Princess and their longest Japanese season on the Diamond Princess.
They have new voyages that are two weeks on average to Norwegian destinations, Morocco, Scandinavia, Russia, the Mediterranean as well as the Northern Capitals like Berlin, Copenhagen, Oslo, Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris.
“Europe is our top long-haul fly-cruise destination for Australian guests – and, in 2020 we’re pleased to announce we have three of Princess Cruises’ newest ships Enchanted, Sky and Regal based in the region,” says Senior Vice President Princess Cruises Asia Pacific, Stuart Allison.
“Australians love discovering Europe by sea, with the continent offering a rich mix of history and culture that appeals to our guests.”
Sky Princess, which launches in 2019, will spend its first European spring and summer season sailing Scandinavia and Russia round-trip from Copenhagen.
From April to September Sky Princess will take in the likes of Stockholm, Oslo, Tallinn, Helsinki, Berlin and an overnight stay in St Petersburg.
Enchanted Princess, which is a sister ship to the Sky Princess, will also be making her debut in June 2020 with a series of Mediterranean voyages. The 3,660-guest ship will sail from Barcelona, Athens and Rome, offering a variety of cruises from seven to 12-nights.
Princess Cruises also has their longest Japan season lined up with Diamond Princess set to offer 44 itineraries, travelling to 41 destinations across Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and Russia.
The sailings will explore Japan’s natural beauty and rich culture, featuring 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, seven local festivals and five spring flower voyages.
“Our 2020 Japan journeys give Australian travellers more choice than ever before. And, with ten of our ports offering More Ashore, we’re confident our guests will have the opportunity to experience all that Japan has to offer – from the shining lights of Shinjuku to the charm of cherry blossom season,” says Mr Allison.
New voyages on the 3,080-guest Crown Princess include:
- An eight-day Norwegian Fjords voyage to Bergen, Aalesund, Olden/Nordfjord, Hellesylt Geiranger and Stavanger
- A 13-day summer holiday cruise in August to Barcelona, Marseille, Florence/Pisa, Rome, Sardinia and Ceuta in Spanish Morocco
- A 17-day Mediterranean voyage to Lisbon, Santorini (Greece), Mykonos (Greece), Kusadasi (Turkey), Katakolon (Turkey) and Cartagena (Spain)
New voyages on the 2,200-guest Island Princess include:
- A 12-day Northern Capitals cruise to cities including Hamburg (for Berlin), Copenhagen, Oslo, Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris (via Le Havre)
- A 14-day Scandinavia & Russia Collection cruise to Bornholm (Denmark), Stockholm, Helsinki (Finland), St. Petersburg, Tallinn (Estonia), Riga (Latvia), Visby (Sweden), Helsingborg (Sweden) and Copenhagen. The calls to Stockholm and St Petersburg are both overnight visits
- Two 12-day Northern Lights cruises via the Norwegian destinations of Aalesund, Tromso, Alta (overnight) and Stavanger
Vote in this year’s special Readers’ Choice Awards
No doubt 2020 will go down in cruise history as the year of the pandemic – a once in a generation event. And this year’s Cruise Passenger Readers’ Choice Awards will reflect it.