The growing demand for cruise holidays among European travellers has resulted in Princess Cruises
opting to send more ships to the region for the 2011 summer season.
Back in 2006, the cruise liner only sent four vessels to Europe, but improved demand saw this figure jump to six this year and another one of the fleets 17 boats will head to European shores in 2011.
Among the ships that can be travelled on by European passengers next year are the Ruby Princess
, Emerald Princess
and Crown Princess
, with 42 different itineraries planned to take in over 135 ports across the continent.
Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises executive vice president, said: "As a leader in Europe cruises we constantly aim to design an intriguing range of vacation choices.
"Whether they want the amenities of a large ship or the intimate experience of a smaller vessel; a short, seven-day getaway or an extended adventure over several weeks, there's a Princess cruise to match."
Meanwhile, the different itineraries on offer include visits to the Mediterranean, the Baltic region and the Norwegian Fjords.
The 17 elegant ships from Princess Cruises sail to all continents and are known for a cosmopolitan onboard ambiance alongside excellent service.
Written by Chris Smith