Pacific Princess, one of the most beloved ships in the Princess fleet has been sold.
The sale, to an undisclosed buyer is part of Carnival Corporation’s move to remove less efficient ships from the corporate fleet.
The Pacific Princess is one of the smallest in the fleet with the capacity of just 670 passengers. But despite her size, she was still mighty.
Pacific Princess still had a massive fan base for fans who loved her smaller size and intimate atmosphere. She was one of the original Renaissance cruise ships and has been with the Princess fleet since 2002.
Princess said in a statement that the Pacific Princess had sailed more than 1.6 million nautical miles and had hosted 11 world cruises.
She was also known for her connection with the TV series The Love Boat and the show’s star and Princess Cruises Ambassador, Gavin MacLeod, or Captain Stubing as he’s fondly know as, sailed on his inaugural sailing from San Francisco to Alaska in May 2003.
“Pacific Princess holds so many memories and cherished experiences to all who sailed upon her,” Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president, said in a statement.
“Pacific Princess offered a traditional style of cruising to unique destinations. While it’s difficult to say goodbye to our ‘Love Boat,’ our World Cruise and exotic itineraries continue onboard our Medallion Class-enabled Island Princess and Coral Princess, featuring the best Wi-Fi at sea, allowing guests to keep in touch with loved ones and share vacation memories along the way.”
In 2019, Princess revealed she was due to spend a season in Australia for the 2020/21 wave season sailing on an epic 90-day roundtrip voyage from Sydney to South America.