Princess Cruises opened the books on its 2014-15 Americas program, which includes Caribbean, Panama Canal, Canada/New England and West Coast cruises. The program includes the debut of the Regal Princess in the Caribbean as well as the Royal Princess’ first cruises to Canada and New England round-trip from New York.
On the West Coast, new round-trips from Vancouver add another departure port for Hawaii and California coastal cruises, and Crown Princess, the line’s newest ship on the West Coast, will offer its first full season sailing from Los Angeles.
In total, 11 ships will sail on 355 departures of 46 itineraries to more than 70 destinations. In the Caribbean, passengers can choose vacations from three to 28 days round-trip from Fort Lauderdale and Houston. West Coast cruises sail from Los Angeles, San Francisco and now Vancouver to Hawaii, Mexico, the South Pacific, and along the California coast.
Royal Princess will become the line’s largest ship sailing on fall foliage cruises in Canada/New England, joining Ruby Princess, also new to cruising the Eastern Seaboard.
Five ships will sail in the Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale in 2014-15. The new Regal Princess will operate seven-day Eastern Caribbean cruises. Sister ship Royal Princess will sail 10-day Eastern and Southern Caribbean itineraries that can be combined. Ruby Princess will offer seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean departures that can be combined. Emerald Princess will sail on seven-day Western Caribbean voyages from Houston. The Caribbean Princess will operate four- and five-day voyages on to the Eastern and Western Caribbean.
On the West Coast, four ships will cruise to Hawaii and Mexico from three homeports — Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver. Grand Princess will debut two new round-trip Vancouver itineraries in the fall and spring to Hawaii and the California coast. For the rest of the season, Grand Princess will operate 15-day Hawaii cruises from Los Angeles. Crown Princess will also sail from Los Angeles for a season of voyages along the California coast, to Mexico, and on the 28-day “Hawaii, Tahiti & Samoa” adventure. In addition, the ship will operate three- and four-day sailings. Golden Princess will also offer the shorter sailings from Los Angeles during the fall. Star Princess will be based in San Francisco, sailing to Hawaii, Mexico and the California coast. With four Canada/New England cruises from New York in September and October 2014, the Royal Princess will operate a seven-day itinerary to Boston, Bar Harbor, Newport, Halifax and Saint John. Ruby Princess offers the 10-day “Classic Canada & New England” that has an overnight in Quebec City. The ship will also offer a 12-day “Colonial America & Canada” itinerary between Quebec and Fort Lauderdale.
In the Panama Canal, Coral Princess and Island Princess will again operate full seasons of the 11-day round-trip from Fort Lauderdale or a longer journey between Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles or Vancouver for a full transit of the Panama Canal.
Source: Travel Pulse, http://www.travelpulse.com/princess-opens-reservations-for-201415-americ...
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