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Three Princess Cruises ships return to service - three more to go for restart of the entire fleet

May 06, 2022

Princess Cruises announced that Crown Princess, Island Princess, and Royal Princess are returning to guest operations. This turning point marks the add-up of 12 ships out of 15 in Princess Cruises fleet, or 80 percent of the cruise line's capacity.

Princess Cruises Captain Dino Sagani Joins MSC Cruises

May 04, 2022

After 27 years with Princess Cruises Captain Dino Sagani, has announced opening of a new chapter in his life and embarking on a new adventure. Last month Princess Cruises much loved and energetic captain posted a message on social media saying farewell to the Princess Cruises family and especially to the crew aboard the Majestic Princess, the ship he has captained since 2017.

Discovery Princess Officially Named at the Port of Los Angeles

May 03, 2022

TV stars and show hosts came together as godparents of Princess Cruises' newest ship, Discovery Princess at the Port of Los AngelesThe godparents included fashion designer Randy Fenoli, chef Alex Guarnaschelli, special effec

Princess Cruises Announces Godparents of Discovery Princess

Apr 26, 2022

Princess Cruises announced that the tradition of the maritime naming ceremony will be in the port of Los Angeles on April 29.  Television stars and show hosts will gather as godparents to officially name the newest Princess Cruises ship – Discovery Princess.

Princess Cruises Cancels Calls To St Petersburg

Mar 03, 2022

Princess Cruises today announced that it has suspended calls to Saint Petersburg, Russia. The cruise company said that the health and safety of passengers and crew is top priority, therefore cancelled all calls to St Petersburg from the end of April until September 2022. 

Princess Cruises Takes Delivery of New Ship Discovery Princess

Feb 01, 2022

The sixth and final Royal-Class ship in the Princess Cruises fleet – Discovery Princess – was delivered in an official handover ceremony at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. The 3,660-guest Discovery Princess handover was attended by John Padgett, President of Princess Cruises, Captain Gennaro Arma, and Luigi Matarazzo, General Manager Merchant Ships Division of Fincantieri.

Princess Cruises Names Master Chef Rudi Sodamin Head of Culinary Arts

Jan 25, 2022

Princess Cruises has promoted Chef Rudi Sodamin as a first head of culinary arts. Chef Sodamin is currently the master chef for Holland America Line, and his position at HAL will retain as he takes on his new role as head of culinary arts for Princess Cruises.

Discovery Princess Successfully Completes Sea Trials

Dec 23, 2021

Princess Cruises announced on Wednesday that their newest cruise ship under construction Discovery Princess has completed her successful sea trials this month. After accomplishing the 5-day test, the vessel has returned to the shipyard to get the final touch and prepare for her debut in March, 2022. 

Princess Cruises tightens health protocols onboard

Dec 22, 2021

The Omicron variant didn’t leave the cruise industry unconcerned. Another Cruise Line updates the protocols, following the immediate effect. Princess Cruises is the one notifying the guests this time about the changes. One of the changes is wearing masks during all cruises, no matter the length, instead of the previous mandatory wearing masks for 10-day or longer cruises only. The other one is banning smoking in the casino. 

Princess Cruises Officially Names its Newest Cruise Ship, the Enchanted Princess

Dec 14, 2021

Princess's fifth Royal-class ship was officially named in a special ceremony, which was a part of an original production called "Our World Enchanted" made in order to commemorate the ocasion.