SINGAPORE, 22 January 22, 2020: Princess Cruises has announced the sale of Pacific Princess to an undisclosed buyer. The sale of the cruise ship is in line with parent company Carnival Corporation’s plan to accelerate the removal of less efficient ships from its fleet.

Pacific
Princess first joined the cruise line’s fleet in 2002, and initially entered
service in 1999 as R3 for Renaissance Cruises. The boutique-style ship offered
an intimate cruising environment, with a total of just 670 passengers, but
incorporated many of the dining and entertainment options available on the
cruise line’s larger cruise vessels.

Beloved
by many loyal Princess guests, Pacific Princess sailed more than 1.6 million
nautical miles, 11 World Cruises and offered distinctive itineraries to
sought-after destinations all over the world. In fact, The Love Boat’s “Captain Stubing” and Princess Cruises Ambassador
Gavin MacLeod was on the ship’s navigation bridge as the ship sailed under the
Golden Gate Bridge for the first time to kick off the inaugural season sailing
to Alaska from San Francisco in May 2003.

“Pacific
Princess holds so many memories and cherished experiences to all who sailed
upon her,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. “Pacific Princess
offered a traditional style of cruising to unique destinations. While it’s
difficult to say goodbye to our ‘Love Boat,’ our World Cruise and exotic
itineraries continue onboard our Medallion Class-enabled Island Princess and
Coral Princess, featuring the best Wi-Fi at sea, allowing guests to keep in
touch with loved ones and share vacation memories along the way.”

Another
historic moment for Pacific Princess was sailing a throwback cruise, recreating
the cruise line’s the very first itinerary to the iconic Mexican Riviera in
celebration of the 50th anniversary of Princess Cruises on 3 December
2015. Attending this special cruise included the main cast of “The Love
Boat,” and together with the guests, they celebrated the role the show
played in Princess Cruises’ five-decade-long history introducing the cruise
line – and cruise vacations – to millions of people around the world.

Guests
with bookings will be notified, and along with their travel advisors, will
receive information on how to book another Princess Cruise when operations
resume. Guests who prefer a refund will be accommodated.