30 April 2021: Whether the definition of relaxation means island hopping from
one pristine beach to another or experiencing the world’s greatest shortcut
sailing through the Panama Canal, the newly announced 2022-2023 cruise season
from Princess Cruises offers the best of both sought-after destinations.
The Caribbean is the ideal cruise destination for relaxation. With six MedallionClass cruise ships, including Enchanted Princess, Sky Princess, Regal Princess, Caribbean Princess, Island Princess, and Emerald Princess, cruisers have a choice of 21 unique itineraries and 87 departures ranging from four to 21 days. Autumn 2022 through spring 2023 season, sailing roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale in Florida, takes guests to 24 Caribbean islands. Highlights include:
Caribbean – Cruises in the Eastern
Caribbean include a four-day getaway to Princess Cays with multiple seven- and
eight-day itineraries. There are visits to popular islands, including St.
Thomas, St. Maarten, San Juan, and St. Kitts.
Caribbean – if ancient ruins and
eco-adventures are top of mind, a five- day getaway to Costa Maya with a stop
in Cozumel offers visits to Mayan ruins and underwater caves. Multiple
seven-day itineraries also feature the friendly spirit of Jamaica and the coral
reefs in Belize and Roatan. Port highlights include Belize City, Cozumel, Costa
Maya, Jamaica, and Grand Cayman.
Caribbean – these eight to 16-day
itineraries offer a deeper dive into the Caribbean culture, colonial influence,
native charms, coral reefs, and diving havens. Key ports include Aruba,
Bonaire, Curacao, Antigua, Martinique, Barbados and more.
Cays private island resort is included as part of the Eastern, Western, and
Southern itineraries allowing guests to relax with an exclusive beach day.
Princess offers Discovery™ and Animal Planet™ tours that the whole family will
love, including shore excursions to UNESCO World Heritage sites like the Belize
Barrier Reef and Brimstone Hill Fortress in St. Kitts. With “More
Ashore” late-night stays in Curacao, St. Maarten and St. Thomas, cruisers
can enjoy beautiful sunsets, island life and evening tours.
cruise line’s immersive onboard program “Rhythm of the Caribbean”
brings local flavours and cultures to life with vibrant cuisine and tropical
drinks, steel drum Caribbean-themed parties, colourful parrots in the Piazza
and Discovery at SEA activities.
Panama Canal 2022-2023
It’s been called the “world’s greatest shortcut”, and one of humanity’s most celebrated engineering achievements and Princess Cruises is the #1 Panama Canal cruise line, bringing more guests to this historic region than any other cruise line since 1967. For the upcoming 2022-2023 season, four MedallionClass ships – Caribbean Princess, Emerald Princess, Island Princess, and Ruby Princess – sail on 26 departures with six unique itineraries, visiting 16 destinations in nine countries. Cruises range in length from 10 to 15 days, programme highlights include:
Canal with Costa Rica & Caribbean (10 days) – sailing roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale and
giving guests the unique experience of transiting the Panama Canal locks with a
partial transit while exploring Caribbean ports such as Costa Rica and Grand
Canal Ocean to Ocean (15 days)
– itineraries travel between Ft. Lauderdale to Los Angeles or San Francisco and
vice versa sailing the Panama Canal Locks between the Atlantic and Pacific.
These itineraries allow guests a full transit experience while visiting ports
in Mexico, South and Central America.
Canal guests experience unique landscapes and wildlife, like the lush
rainforests and Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica on Animal Planet™ recommended
shore excursions. In addition, tour options include travel by a dugout canoe to
an Embera village in the heart of Chagres National Park in Fuerte Amador or a
ride on the world’s first transcontinental railroad – the Panama Canal
Railroad. Plus, live narration from the navigation bridge provides fascinating
history and engineering feats of the canal as ships transit through the locks
ships offer the best Wi-Fi at sea, MedallionNet™, so guests can stay connected
to the things and people they love and share vacation memories with ease.
MedallionNet offers unprecedented connectivity that’s fast, unlimited,
reliable, and affordable with an access point in every stateroom, so guests can
stream favourite movies, shows, games and music; connect to favourite social
media sites; and video chat from anywhere on the ship.
(Source: Your Stories Princess Cruises)