Princess Cruises has announced its Canada & New England itineraries departing throughout summer and autumn 2021.
The 2021 programme will be open for booking from September 18th, 2019 and offers a choice of 17 cruises, visiting 18 destinations on seven itineraries.
Princess will have three ships in the region (Sky Princess, Caribbean Princess and Grand Princess), with voyages ranging in length from seven to 24 days.
The new 3,660-guest Sky Princess and recently refurbished 3,140-guest Caribbean Princess will sail from August to October on a series of departures from New York, Quebec and Fort Lauderdale.
The 2,600-guest Grand Princess meanwhile will sail roundtrip from Southampton in September on a 24-night voyage, calling at Boston, Bar Harbour, Halifax, Sydney (Nova Scotia), Quebec (overnight call), Saguenay, Charlottetown and St. Johns (Newfoundland).
“With its vibrantly-coloured Autumn foliage, and the chance to visit stunning maritime provinces and quaint seaside towns such as Newport and Bar Harbour, the region continues to be a hit with new and past guests alike,” says Tony Roberts, Vice President, UK & Europe, Princess Cruises.
“As well as a variety of fly-cruise options, for guests wishing to experience everything the east coast of North America has to offer and spend plenty of time relaxing and enjoying the wealth of activities onboard, we are delighted to once again offer them the opportunity to sail across the Atlantic with us, from Southampton,” he added.
The programme will see the line’s maiden call into Sept-Îles, Quebec, and will give guests more time to explore with a series of late-night departures in Boston and Charleston, as well as overnight calls in Quebec on select sailings.
There is also the opportunity to visit Greenland, the world’s largest island.
Princess Cruises is also offering a variety of cruisetours, which encompass the region’s must-see attractions such as Niagara Falls, the Rideau Canal UNESCO World Heritage site in Ottawa, Independence Hall in Philadelphia and Washington DC.
All three ships will feature the multi award-winning OceanMedallion, which has been designed to deliver an entirely new level of service and create a holiday that is more simple, effortless and personalised.
Princess Cruises ‘OceanMedallion’ includes:
Expedited arrival – Guests who arrive at the terminal with travel documents (i.e. passports) uploaded to their profile enjoy a streamlined and expedited check-in process that gets their holiday started even sooner
Touchless stateroom entry – No need to touch, swipe or insert cards or devices into the door handle to unlock the stateroom. As a guest approaches their stateroom the door automatically unlocks
On–demand services – Using smart devices, guests have the ability to order drinks, food and retail items such as suntan lotion and have them delivered directly anywhere onboard, including to their stateroom
Interactive game play – Available on portals throughout the ship, PlayOcean allows guests to take part in digital scavenger hunts, interactive games and create their own avatars, as well as turning their smart device into a game controller for interactive gaming on the Movies Under The Stars top-deck screen
Family and friends locator – Accessible on portals throughout the ships and via guests’ smart devices, OceanCompass leverages the OceanMedallion to easily locate and chat with friends and family onboard. OceanCompass guides guests throughout their journey, providing directional information so they can seamlessly navigate to their next point of interest
Interactive voyage timeline – Available on ship portals and via guests’ smart devices, JourneyView is an interactive timeline that lets guests scroll through all of the events available onboard during their voyage and bookmark activities they’re interested in for a personalised itinerary. Voyage itineraries are available as many as 60 days in advance, allowing guests to start planning before they leave home