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.

Island Princess departed Ft. Lauderdale on April 27, on a Panama Canal cruise; Royal Princess sailed from Vancouver on May 2, for the popular 'Voyage of the Glaciers' Alaska season; and Crown Princess is scheduled to depart Seattle on May 7, for a summer program of Inside Passage Alaska cruises.

‘'We're so excited to have three more Princess Medallion Class ships return to service and our shipboard teams are ready to help our guests create a lifetime of vacation memories,” said John Padgett, Princess Cruises president. “It's so gratifying to see tens of thousands of guests each week enjoying their vacations with us and the friendly and attentive service that is a Princess Cruises hallmark.”

Island Princess - Panama Canal - Departed Ft. Lauderdale on April 27

Celebrating the 55th anniversary of the cruise line sailing to the engineering marvel of the Panama Canal, Island Princess departed on a 14-day Ocean-to-Ocean Panama Canal voyage from Ft. Lauderdale to Los Angeles on April 27, and will return on a subsequent voyage from Los Angeles to Ft. Lauderdale on May 11. Princess first sailed to the Panama Canal in 1967 aboard Princess Italia. Island Princess will then depart Ft. Lauderdale for Europe, sailing the British Isles, Northern Europe (including Iceland and the Arctic Circle) and Mediterranean voyages.

Royal Princess - Alaska - Departed Vancouver on May 2

Sailing on the cruise line's top-rated 'Voyage of the Glaciers' itinerary, Royal Princess departs on back-to-back northbound and southbound cruises from Vancouver and Whittier (Anchorage). Every sailing includes two days of glacier viewing featuring Glacier Bay National Park, plus Hubbard Glacier (southbound) or College Fjord (northbound). Port visits include Juneau, Ketchikan and Skagway. These cruises can also be combined with one of the cruise line's 20 cruisetour options featuring an unforgettable land tour visiting the magnificent Denali National Park and Princess Wilderness Lodges.

Crown Princess - Alaska - Scheduled to Sail from Seattle on May 7

Departing on Saturdays from Seattle, Crown Princess is scheduled to depart on 19, seven-day Inside Passage voyages to Alaska through September 10, 2022. She will then move to Los Angeles for a season of California Coast and Hawaii sailings.

Return to Service Schedule - All 15 Princess Ships

The cruise line's fleet of 15 ships are currently sailing or are scheduled to return to service by September 2022, to worldwide destinations including Alaska, Australia, the California Coast, Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, Mexico and the Panama Canal.