Princess Cruises has this week released full details of its 2017 European cruise routes, including scheduled itineraries for its new ship, Majestic Princess, which will complete a full European cruise itinerary before travelling to China to commence her maiden voyage in Asia.
As part of its newly published 2017 cruise strategy, Princess Cruises’ has included details of six ships sailing to 119 destinations throughout Europe — from the Mediterranean Sea to the Norwegian Fjords.
Due to launch ahead of the summer cruise season, Majestic Princess will make her debut sailing in April 2017, offering 5 to 28-day cruise holidays in Northern European and the Mediterranean from the ports of Barcelona, Athens and Rome.
Princess passengers can choose from a roster of 64 cruise itineraries across 153 separate departure dates. In total, the Princess fleet will visit 27 countries in Europe and beyond in 2017, with highlights including Scandinavia, Russia, Iceland and the British Isles.
Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises, said: “Princess is known for offering the best cruise itineraries around the globe and our 2017 Europe season is sure to inspire our guests with our newest and largest ships in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe. We’re especially excited to debut Majestic Princess in the Mediterranean before she officially sails to Asia for her maiden China cruise season.”
On top of its list of exciting cruise itineraries, Princess Cruises’ also intends to make improvements to its current More Ashore program ahead of the 2017 cruise season. Launched in 2015, the More Ashore program grants guests more time ashore during port calls — with departure times adjusted to allow passengers longer day trips and excursions.
All of Princess Cruises’ 2017 sailings are available to book from 3 December 2015. For more of the latest news and information from the cruise line, stay tuned to the Cruise1st news feed for new updates as they develop.
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