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December 09, 2009

Royal Princess to Leave Princess Cruises Fleet and Join British Sister Line P&O Cruises

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Small Ship Will Transfer in May 2011; Spring Deployment Changed

Santa Clarita, CA (December 9, 2009) - One of the small ships of Princess Cruises, the 710-passenger Royal Princess, will depart the line's fleet in spring 2011, transferring to sister company P&O Cruises in the U.K. The ship will be renamed Adonia.

As a result, five sailings in April and May will be cancelled, and in place of these a 26-day South Pacific and Andes Explorer cruise will be offered prior to the transfer.

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The ship's 2010 cruise program includes sailings to the Amazon, Caribbean, Panama Canal, Alaska, Hawaii and French Polynesia.

With the transfer of Royal Princess there will be one less Princess ship in Alaska for the 2011 season, though full details are not yet available. During summer 2010, the ship will sail on a 14-day roundtrip "Connoisseur" cruises from Seattle to Alaska.

The following 2011 sailings are being cancelled:

April 6, 2011 - 10-day Tahiti & Polynesia
April 16, 2011 - 10-day Tahiti & Polynesia
April 26, 2011 - 12-day Hawaii & Tahiti
May 8, 2011 - 10-day Hawaiian Islands
May 18, 2011 - 1-day coastal

The new 26-day cruise that replaces these sailings will depart April 6, 2011 and travel between Papeete, Tahiti and Fort Lauderdale. Ports of call will include Bora Bora, Moorea, Pitcairn Island (for scenic cruising), Easter Island, Pisco (San Martin), Lima (Callao for Machu Picchu overland excursion), Quito (Manta), Panama Canal Transit, San Blas, and Limón. Fares begin at $4,145 per person, double occupancy.

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The ship will then go into a drydock in the Bahamas to change its livery prior to joining the P&O Cruises fleet in May 2011.

Royal Princess joined the Princess fleet in 2007, having originally been built in 2001.

Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel agent. Call #1-800-738-8837 or visit one of the websites below.

Cruising2Alaska.com - Alaska Cruise & Cruisetour Specialists
Cruising2Europe.com - Europe Cruise & Cruisetour Specialists
Cruising2Mexico.com - Mexico Cruise Specialists
Cruising2Tahiti.com - Tahiti Cruise Specialists
Cruising2Paradise.com - View Cruises to Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Canada / New England, South America, the World and more!

Cruise Deals onboard Royal Princess in 2010 . . .

6 Day Eastern Caribbean Cruise April 24, 2010 From $399 US!

10 Day Hawaii Cruise September 14, 2010 From $1145 US!

14 Day Southern Caribbean Cruise March 27, 2010 From $1199 US!

10 Day Tahiti Cruise November 29, 2010 From $1245 US!

Posted by Denise at December 9, 2009 10:26 AM
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