Cruise Line's Largest Deployment Ever, Featuring Emerald Princess Sailing Through New Locks
CLARITA, Calif. (May 17, 2018) – Sail with the #1 cruise line in the Panama
Canal as the upcoming Princess
Cruises fall 2019 through spring 2020 season is on sale today,
offering the cruise line's largest deployment ever to the Panama Canal,
featuring the maiden season of Emerald Princess sailing through the new locks.
In 1967, Princess Cruises was the first cruise line to sail through the Panama
Canal locks, and now the line carries more guests across this engineering
marvel than any other cruise ship. .
Emerald Princess will be the cruise line's
second Neo-Panamax ship, after Caribbean Princess, to be modified during a
scheduled spring 2019 drydock. The ship will traverse the new Agua Clara locks
on the Atlantic side of the canal as well as the new Cocoli Locks on the
Pacific Side, that opened in June 2016, as part of the 10-year, $5.4 billion
Princess Cruises offers three ways to
experience the Panama Canal – roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale, roundtrip from Los
Angeles, or a full transit that sails ocean between Ft. Lauderdale and Los
Angeles or San Francisco and Vancouver, B.C. The 2019-2020 line-up features
five ships, with 10- to 21-day options, also visiting culturally rich ports in
the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America.
the Panama Canal should be on every destination lovers' bucket list," said Jan
Swartz, Princess Cruises president. "I remember my first experience in the
Panama Canal ... I was in awe at the precise maneuvering our Captain had to
execute to sail through the locks and was amazed by the world's greatest
shortcut that forever changed international trade."
Each Princess Cruises
transit of the Panama Canal includes live narration from the bridge offering a
glimpse into the history and insight that went into this engineering feat, as
well as a day of scenic cruising through Gatun Lake. Beyond the Canal, guests
will enjoy the diverse cultures of Central and South America, the rainforests
and wildlife of Panama and Costa Rica, and some of the top-rated beaches of the
for the 2019-2020 Panama Canal season include:
Five ships offering six itineraries
and 36 departures onboard Caribean Princess, Coral Princess, Emerald Princess,
Island Princess and Pacific Princess.
Six unique itineraries from four
departure ports – Ft. Lauderdale, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver.
Visits to 24 destinations in 12
countries, including eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as Cartagena's
walled Old City.
Featuring 21 transits through the
historic locks on Coral, Island or Pacific Princess and 15 transits through the
new locks on Caribbean or Emerald Princess.
Robust shore excursion offerings
including the Animal Planet Exclusive tour of the Sloth Sanctuary of
Costa Rica, where guests may even meet sloth superstars featured on the Animal
Princess Cruises is a recognized destination
leader in the cruise industry, named "Best Cruise Line for Itineraries"
numerous times by Recommend magazine. More details about offerings to
the Panama Canal can be found at www.princess.com/panamacanal.
information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel
agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS or by visiting the company's website at www.princess.com.
About Princess Cruises:
One of the best-known names in cruising,
Princess Cruises is a global premium cruise line and tour company operating a
fleet of 17 modern cruise ships, carrying two million guests each year to more than 360 destinations
around the globe, including the Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal, Mexican
Riviera, Europe, South America, Australia/New Zealand, the South Pacific,
Hawaii, Asia, Canada/New England and World Cruises. A team of professional
destination experts has created more than 150 award-winning itineraries,
ranging in length from three to 111 days and Princess Cruises has been
continuously recognized as "Best Cruise Line for Itineraries."
Cruises continues its multi-year, "Come Back New Promise" – a $450
million-dollar product innovation and cruise ship renovation campaign that will
continue to enhance the line's onboard guest experience. These enhancements
result in more moments of awe, lifetime memories and meaningful stories for
guests to share from their cruise vacation. The product innovations include
partnerships with award-winning Chef Curtis Stone; engaging entertainment
inspired shows with Broadway-legend Stephen Schwartz; immersive activities for the whole family from Discovery and
Animal Planet that include exclusive shore excursion to onboard activities;
the ultimate sleep at sea with the award-winning
Princess Luxury Bed and much more.
new Royal-class ships are currently on order with the next new ship, Sky
Princess, under construction scheduled for delivery in October 2019. The company is part of
Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE:CUK).
information is available at princess.com/news.
For more information contact:
Brea Burkholz, 661-753-1542, firstname.lastname@example.org