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Tag: Princess Cruises

  • Monday, March 28th 2022 - 21:28 UTC

    COVID-19 forces cruise ship back to port

    The Ruby Princess is now on her way to Hawaii

    A Princess Cruise vessel that had left San Francisco on a 15-day voyage to the Panama Canal and back has been gripped by COVID-19. According to the shipping company, 100% of passengers and crew were vaccinated. The Port of San Francisco also requires that at least 95% of both passengers and crew members onboard are vaccinated.

  • Thursday, September 10th 2020 - 09:19 UTC

    More cruise companies cancelling sailings including circling South America

    The Island Princess and the Pacific Princess ships will not sail as planned until at least April 2021, the company said.

    Princess Cruises announced on Tuesday that it is cancelling sailings in early 2021 “due to limitations with border and port access.” The company also cited the “uncertainty of airline travel” as a reason for the cancellations, which will impact 29 sailings on two ships.

  • Saturday, May 11th 2019 - 08:50 UTC

    Princess Cruises announces largest ever Australia, New Zealand 2020/21 season

    Five Princess Cruises ships are slated to service the 2020-21 cruise season, offering a capacity of more than 220,000 guests, and 127 total departures on more than 70 itineraries

    Princess Cruises has announced its largest Australia and New Zealand cruise season ever offered sailing towards some of the world’s most dramatic destinations during the cruise line’s October 2020 to May 2021 season. New for this season, Regal Princess joins sister ship Majestic Princess in Australia, marking the cruise line’s youngest fleet to sail in this region.

  • Friday, March 29th 2019 - 09:04 UTC

    Princess Cruises contracts construction of two next generation 175.000-ton ships

    The vessels will each accommodate some 4,300 guests and will be the first Princess Cruises ships to be dual-fuel powered primarily by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

    Princess Cruises and Fincantieri announced on Thursday the signing of the final contracts for the construction of two next-generation 175,000-ton cruise ships, which will be the largest ships ever built so far in Italy, with deliveries scheduled in Monfalcone in late 2023 and in March 2025. This announcement follows the initial signing of a memorandum of agreement between the two parties in July 2018.

  • Monday, February 18th 2019 - 09:00 UTC

    Princess Cruises expands her fleet

    With two further ships on order for delivery in 2023 and 2025, Princess Cruises will increase its capacity by 32% over the next six years.

    In an industry-first, events took place at Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, to mark the construction progress for each of the 3,660-guest Sky Princess, Enchanted Princess and a sixth Royal-class ship yet to be named. For Sky Princess, which will launch in October this year, a Madrina ceremony was held.

  • Thursday, April 27th 2017 - 09:55 UTC

    Major cruise line fined US$ 40 million for deliberate vessel pollution

    The sentence imposed on Princess Cruise Lines by US District Judge Patricia Seitz is for illegally dumping oil-contaminated waste overboard and falsifying official logs

    A major cruise line with ships that call on the Caribbean will have to pay a US$40 million penalty, the largest-ever for crimes involving deliberate vessel pollution. The sentence has been imposed on Princess Cruise Lines Ltd by US District Judge Patricia Seitz in Miami, for illegally dumping oil-contaminated waste overboard and falsifying official logs to conceal the discharges.

  • Thursday, July 30th 2015 - 07:48 UTC

    Cruise lines agree to equal access for individuals with disabilities

    Settlement agreement addresses accessibility on 62 ships among Carnival brands including Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises

    The U.S. Justice Department and Carnival Corp. have reached a comprehensive, landmark settlement agreement under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to advance equal access for individuals with disabilities who travel on cruise ships, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.

  • Monday, August 4th 2014 - 05:43 UTC

    Princess Cruises to incorporate 143.000 ton vessel for 3.650 pax in 2017

    The 600 million Euro cruise vessel is to be delivered by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri

    Princess Cruises, a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & plc, announced that it has reached an agreement with the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri to build a new ship, which will enter service in 2017.

  • Wednesday, September 26th 2012 - 21:29 UTC

    Carnival cruise operator beats analysts and plans expansion in Asian markets

    The Costa Concordia still lies next to the rocky outcrops off Giglio Island (Photo Daily Mail)

    Cruise ship operator Carnival has reported profits that beat analysts' expectations, sending shares higher. Carnival had said in March that the sinking of its Costa Concordia cruises ship in January could wipe out profits this year as people shunned cruises.

  • Saturday, April 24th 2010 - 07:51 UTC

    Coming Antarctic Season 2010/11, the Last for Big Cruise Ships

    The Antarctica season beginning in November is likely to be the last one as it has been known. Proposed changes to the type of fuel ships are allowed to burn and carry in this fragile ecosystem have now become a reality, making the future of big cruise ships in Antarctica uncertain.