Princess Cruises announces new fleet deployment plans through April 2023

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The cruise company added two base ports in San Diego and Galveston and new itineraries for highly demanded destinations.

Princess Cruises, the world’s leading international cruise line, announced new deployment plans for the United States with a return to homeporting cruise ships in Galveston, Texas beginning in December 2022, and San Diego beginning in September 2022. Princess plans to return to service

in Australia with Coral Princess from June 2022 following indications that authorities are more comfortable with a return to service in the region.

“The commissioning of these three ships over the next two months will mark the return of the entire Princess fleet, once local authorities approve our long-awaited return to Australia,” said John Padgett, president of Princess Cruises. “Returning a ship to San Diego offers more options for our West Coast guests, and Galveston makes a Princess cruise easily accessible to millions of Texans.”

Princess Returns to Galveston – Ruby Princess

After six years, Princess returns to homeport sailing from Texas. Ruby Princess will sail from December 2022 through April 2023, on a series of cruises from Galveston ranging from five to 11 days, with calls primarily at destinations in the Western Caribbean. The ship will also navigate the Panama Canal on two 16-day ocean-to-ocean transits between Galveston and San Francisco. Cruise ships will go on sale April 7, 2022.

San Diego Cruises – Diamond Princess

From September 2022 through February 2023, California cruises expand with a return to San Diego. Diamond Princess will join the West Coast-based fleet of ships with a series of all-new cruise itineraries ranging from five to 16 days, calling at ports along the Mexican Riviera, the California coast and the islands of Hawaii. Additionally, the ship will sail a one-time 20-day Central America cruise, roundtrip from San Diego in November 2022. The sale date for these cruises is March 24, 2022.

New San Francisco Hometown Ship: Royal Princess

Royal Princess moves to San Francisco for the 2022/2023 West Coast season, cruising to and from Hawaii, Mexico and the California coast. Arriving in September 2022, after completing the Alaskan season, Royal Princess will initially sail from San Francisco alongside Ruby Princess. In December 2022, the Ruby Princess moves to Galveston and the Royal Princess becomes the official ship of San Francisco for the remainder of the 2022/2023 season. These cruises go on sale April 7, 2022.