Top 10 News Articles in Princess Cruises List of cruise news articles updates on Princess Cruises thoughtout the day en-gb 2023-02-02 Stunning Makeover for Princess Cruises' Exclusive Island Princess Cruises have recently given their beautiful exclusive island, Princess Cays, an extensive refurb. Set in the warm Caribbean sun on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera, Princess Cays offers guests the perfect private getaway during their cruise.

The area covers 40 acres of stunning beaches scattered with swaying palm trees, and surrounded by clear, warm water. Recent enhancements to the resort include:

•  On shore access to WiFi
•  A new marina
•  Extensive landscape
•  Water sports rental centre – including swimming, diving, and snorkelling equipment
•  Newly refitted beach bungalows

These new and improved amenities serve to complement an already relaxing and comfortable environment, allowing guests to spend time exactly how they wish. Whether visitors prefer sunbathing with a book, staying in touch with friends online, or having fun in the sea, Princess Cays can offer it all. Those who prefer something more adventurous can also choose from several new excursion opportunities;

•  Exploring the island’s lagoon on a clear-bottomed kayak
•  Stingray encounter
•  Bike rides to local sites including a market and 19th century salt trade sites

Take a look at our range of Princess Cruises Caribbean cruises and discover this amazing private island for yourself.

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Fourth Royal Class Cruise Ship for Princess Cruises Princess Cruises has announced that its fourth Royal Class cruise ship launching in October 2019 will be named Sky Princess.

The name is said to be in honour of a previous Princess Cruises ship which sailed for the award winning cruise line more than 30 years ago.

Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises President said of the chosen ship name -” [The name] Sky Princess continues a Princess Cruises legacy and honours one of our previous ships. When Princess merged with Sitmar Cruises in 1988, Sky Princess joined our fleet and sailed with us for 12 years. Now more than 30 years later, a new Sky Princess will join the fleet featuring our modern design platform and contemporary innovations, offered to exceed our guests’ expectations.”

Sailing a series of Mediterranean cruises next year, Sky Princess will be sister ship to Royal Princess, Regal Princess and Majestic Princess, and will include signature royal class features onboard.

Guests booked to cruise the Mediterranean with Sky Princess can look forward to multiple dining and entertainment venues (including specialty dining), 80% balcony staterooms, Movies Under the Stars, a piazza-style atrium spanning three decks, adults only sanctuary and dedicated kids and teens clubs.

Sky Princess cruises, available to book later this month, will depart from Barcelona, Rome or Athens and include highlights of the Med and Adriatic. The final cruise of the season will see Sky Princess sail from Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale, USA in November 2019.

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New Celebrity Speaker Line-up Announced for Sapphire Princess This year Princess Cruises welcomed several celebrity speakers onboard as part of its Encounters with Discovery speaker series. Experts and professionals from all walks of life including sports, television and politics gave detailed talks and welcomed fans with meet and greet sessions.

Following the success of this year’s Encounters with Discovery series, Princess Cruises have released the next star studded line-up for 2018 onboard Southampton based Sapphire Princess.

“Our UK speaker programme was very well-received by guests last year so we’re pleased to announce its return. We’ll be welcoming back favourites from last time, including Harry Redknapp and John Virgo, as well as introducing some popular new faces” – Tony Roberts (Princess Cruises Vice President UK and Europe) said of the onboard entertainment programme.

The Sapphire Princess 2018 speaker series includes:

  • Linda Gray - Actress, Sue Ellen in Dallas. Onboard 14 nt Mediterranean Adventure cruise July 28th and 7 nt Norwegian Fjords cruise August 11th
  • Pete Best – Former drummer of the Beatles. Onboard 14 nt Land of Midnight Sun cruise August 18th
  • Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards – Former British Olympic skier. Onboard 7 nt Scandinavia cruise September 1st
  • John Virgo – Snooker star. Onboard 14 nt Baltic Heritage cruise September 8th
  • Harry Redknapp - Former footballer. Onboard 14 nt Mediterranean Adventure cruise May 12th
  • Beverley Callard – Actress, Liz McDonald in Coronation Street. Onboard 7 nt Scandinavia cruise May 26th
  • James Cosmo – Actor, Braveheart, Trainspotting and Game of Thrones. Onboard 7 nt Norwegian Fjords Summer Solstice cruise June 16th
  • Jimmy McKenna - Actor, A Touch of Frost, Hollyoaks. Onboard 14 nt Land of the Midnight Sun cruise June 23rd
  • Paul Burrell RVM - Former butler to Diana Princess of Wales. Onboard 7 nt Norwegian Fjords cruise July 21st
  • Nick Pickard – Actor, Hollyoaks. Onboard 14 nt Mediterranean Adventure cruise July 28th
  • Ashley Taylor – Actress and singer, Hollyoaks, Strictly Come Dancing. Onboard 7 nt Spain and France cruise May 5th

Princess Cruises' 2018 guest speakers will take part in book signings and photograph opportunities in addition to hosting a 45 minute talk with Q&A session. More speakers are expected to be announced for further 2018 sailings soon

Don’t miss the chance to meet these famous faces and star speakers, book your Sapphire Princess cruise now.

Please note: Princess Cruises speaker line-up is correct on the day of publishing but maybe subject to change.

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Two new ships announced for Carnival Corporation
A memorandum of agreement was signed today (Thursday 19th January 2017) between Carnival Corporation and the Italian shipyard, with contracts expected to follow soon.

Carnival Corporation owns some of the world’s most popular cruise lines including P&O Cruises, Cunard, Princess, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and more.

The first of the new ships will be for Holland America Line and will be the third ship to join the cruise line’s Pinnacle Class. Joining flagship ms Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam (expected 2018), she will be 99,500 tonnes and cater for up to 2,660 guests. Expected delivery is set for 2021.

The second new ship announced today is to be delivered in 2022 for Princess Cruises and will join Princess’ Royal Class alongside Royal Princess, Regal Princess and Majestic Princess. The new addition will feature Princess Cruises’ new high tech Ocean Medallion ClassTM, the line’s recently launched wearable technology that offers a more personal onboard experience.

Carnival Corporation CEO, Arnold Donald said of the new ships -
"Our goal is to exceed expectations of the 11.5 million guests who sail with us each year”.

With the two new ships, Carnival Corporation now has 19 new ships due in the next five years.

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Princess Cruises partner with Michelin Starred Chef Princess Cruises have announced an exciting new partnership with Michelin starred chef Emmanuel Renaut.

Chef Renaut’s impressive culinary CV includes Hotel de Crillon, Auberge de l’Eridan, Claridges and three Michelin Starred restaurant Flocons de Sel in the French village of Megeve. The new partnership with Princess Cruises will see Chef Renaut develop a new specialty restaurant, La Mer – A French Bistro by Emmanuel Renaut available on Majestic Princess from April 2017.

The new restaurant will bring a Parisian bistro experience to the atrium of Majestic Princess. Breakfast and lunch options are complimentary with specialty dinner available at a cover charge.

Princess Cruises President Jan Swartz said of the new partnership - “Adding Chef Renaut, another Michelin star chef, to Majestic Princess elevates the dining experience to an even higher level and reinforces our leading position as the best cruise line for foodies.”

The new ship will also feature Cantonese creations from Michelin Stared Chef Richard Chen in the Harmony restaurant.         

Majestic Princess will set sail in April 2017 and will be homeported in China after a short season cruising the Mediterranean.

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The Cruise returns to ITV for a second series
The second series will take place onboard Royal Princess, sister ship to Regal Princess - star of The Cruise series one. Filming will begin this summer with the show scheduled to air early 2017.

The six-part documentary will follow the Princess Cruises crew of Royal Princess as they sail the Mediterranean with up to 3,560 guests on board.

Following on from the theme of series one, viewers will be able to catch up with some main Princess Cruises characters whilst also meeting some new faces. Day to day operations of running a 141,000 tonne, 19 deck cruise ship show an incredible amount of team work and diversity of daily life at sea.

The Cruise series one attracted an average audience size of 3.5m per episode and hailed as a great success by Princess Cruises Vice President UK and Europe Tony Roberts -

"The first series of The Cruise was a great success for Princess and the cruise industry as a whole, so we are thrilled ITV has asked to come onboard again. We're eagerly anticipating following Royal Princess as she sails around the Mediterranean and watching the onboard stories unfold to an audience of millions."

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New cruise ship announced for Princess Cruises
The new ship is to be built at the Italian shipyard Fincantieri and will be the fourth to join Princess Cruises Royal Princess Class, sister ship to Royal Princess, Regal Princess and Majestic Princess.

Following in the footsteps of her sister ships, the new cruise ship will embody Princess Cruises signature style of comfortable luxury. Notable features will include a serene adult only top-deck area known as The Sanctuary, the sumptuous Lotus Spa and Princess Cruises new luxury beds. Choices for entertainment and dining will be vast with something to suit all of Princess Cruises guests tastes.

Name and deployment of the new ship will be confirmed at a later date.

Tony Roberts, VP of Princess Cruises UK said of the new ship - “We’re delighted that in just a few years’ time even more guests will get the chance to travel with us in style to over 360 destinations across the world.”

Read more about relaxation and wellbeing on a Royal Princess Class ship

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The Salty Dog Gastropub joins Princess Cruises Princess Cruises has announced a new Gastropub dining venue to feature in the Wheelhouse Bar onboard some of their ships. The Salty Dog Gastropub will introduce pub-food favourites in the form of small gourmet dishes perfectly paired with craft beers, cocktails wines and whiskies.

The Salty Dog debuted onboard Crown Princess in November and features a delicious menu devised by the talented Chef Ernesto Uchimura, who was recently awarded “Chef of the year: The Comfort Master” by Los Angeles Magazine.

Diners can choose from hearty classics with a gourmet twist, such as Pale Ale Pork Cheeks, Spicy Stout Short Ribs, Wild Mushroom Saute, Lobster Mac n Cheese, and piece de resistance - The Ernesto Burger. Chef Uchimura’s tantalising creation of a rib eye and short rib beef patty, grilled pork belly, caramelized kimchi, beer battered jalapeno, charred onion aioli and cave aged gruyere cheese. (Food charges apply).

Alongside The Salty Dog, the Wheelhouse Bar is also introducing a new international whisky bar menu. Inspired by and featuring some of the best Scotch whisky’s, American Bourbons and international whisky’s from Japan, Ireland and Australia.

The Salty Dog and new whisky bar menu are currently available onboard Crown Princess, Emerald Princess and Ruby Princess. The whisky bar menu will be available on all ships (except Pacific Princess) by the summer of 2016.

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Princess Cruises announce the name of their new ship Princess Cruises have announced that their new China based cruise ship will be named Majestic Princess.

Majestic Princess is currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy and will be the sister ship of Royal Princess and Regal Princess.

She will be the first ship in the Princess fleet to be built specifically to suit Chinese guests with a fusion of international and Chinese features onboard, and will homeport in Shanghai. Majestic Princess, whose name was chosen by Princess Cruises global employees, will also feature a Chinese name on her hull, (Shèng Shì Gong Zhu Haò) meaning Grand World or Grand Spirit.

Majestic Princess will sail her inaugural season from summer 2017 taking guests from Shanghai on a range of exciting itineraries to Japan and South Korea. Cuisine onboard will reflect Princess Cruises international presence, serving authentic Italian fare, traditional English Afternoon Tea and more.

Distincitve features of her sister ships will also be present, including the famous SeaWalk (glass floor walkway suspended over the sea), Chef’s Table Lumiere and spectacular multi-story central atrium.

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Princess Cruises Announce Partnership with Celebrity Chef Curtis Stone Princess Cruises have announced an exclusive new partnership with Australian celebrity chef and New York Times bestselling author, Curtis Stone.

This exciting new partnership will bring Chef Stone’s expert culinary offerings to Princess Cruises from autumn 2015 and will feature exclusive new menu items, a new speciality restaurant and special chef’s table experience.

New Crafted by Curtis menu items will be debuted on Golden Princess from autumn with an expected roll out fleet-wide by the end of the year. The delicious dishes will be representative of the destinations visited and feature authentic regional flavours. Guests can expect dishes like roasted pork belly with cognac apple sauce, chicken and leek pot pie and homemade pastas handcrafted with passion and care.

Chef Stone’s first restaurant at sea will debut onboard Emerald Princess, Ruby Princess, Coral Princess and Sun Princess from December 2015; and guests can enjoy the special Chef’s Table by Curtis Stone experience on all Princess Cruises ships from early 2016.

Chef Stone said “Since I travel often, I know that discovering delicious food and sharing a great meal can create some of the most memorable moments and I’ve designed my restaurants with this in mind. It’s important to me that guests have the experience that I would want and food that I’d be thrilled to eat myself, at sea or anywhere else in the world.”

Further details including menu items and speciality restaurant details will be revealed soon.

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